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2019
Dec
20
 
 
The colorized I Love Lucy episodes have become a CBS holiday tradition – along with the similarly multihued episodes of The Dick Van Dyke Show, which this year, sadly, are not part of the mix. But this year, we get, as usual, two Lucy episodes: the now annually repeated “The Christmas Episode” from 1956, as well as a newly colorized treat. It’s another I Love Lucy from 1956, this one called “Paris at Last,” which has Luc
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
20
 
 
ABC, owned by Disney, has many reasons to celebrate Marvel Comics guru Stan Lee, whose movie and TV offshoots are, similarly, now owned by Disney. But here’s a prime-time special looking at the cultural impact of the man and his comics empire – and if you’re old enough to remember when his monthly Marvel Comics columns bestowed occasional No-Prizes, consider yourself a 21st-century recipient.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
20
 
 
Tonight’s guests include a typically, deliriously different gaggle of celebrities: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Hudson, Hugh Grant, and Dame Judi Dench.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
19
 
 
Literature's most awakened central character finds himself amid a darkly "woke" re-imagining of his misdeeds in TV's latest adaptation of A Christmas Carol...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
19
 
 
FX's new production of A Christmas Carol mines all the darkness with which author Charles Dickens infused the original and then adds more of its own...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
19
 
 
The day after the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump, some of the Democratic hopefuls in the 2020 presidential race take the stage for the latest televised debate. But not all of them, because the rules for inclusion, mandated by the Democratic National Committee, have changed for this latest event, televised live by both PBS and CNN. Only seven candidates have qualified to appear on tonight’s debate, which is less than half of the remaining field.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
19
 
 
MOVIE PREMIERE: There are plenty of noteworthy TV adaptations of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, from the straightforward telemovie version starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge to the animated musical Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol. (And there’s also what may be the most imaginative take of all: Blackadder’s Christmas Carol, in which Scrooge starts out generous and friendly, but is so annoyed by his ghostly visitations that he wakes
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
19
 
 
On this day in 1987, NBC recognized Johnny Carson's Tonight Show predecessor with the one-hour special, Jack Paar is Alive and Well!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
18
 
 
On this day in 1966, CBS introduced the animated version of Dr. Seuss' children's story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Dec
18
 
 
This arrives early, but it’s worth it: TCM presents this 1968 rock documentary chronicling the birth and explosive presentation of rock music’s big bang. Not the moment of its creation, but the weekend in 1967, two years before Woodstock, in which many of the best minds and musicians of the Summer of Love got together and made beautiful music together. Jimi Hendrix was there, and Janis Joplin, and the Mamas and the Papas, and The Who, and Otis Redding, and Simon & Garfunkel, and