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2019
Sep
8
 
 
This day in 1966 marked the debut of Star Trek — later known as Star Trek: The Original Series to differentiate the show from its many TV and film spinoffs — on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
8
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: The preseason games are over, and the 2019 NFL schedule begins with its first full Sunday complement of games. And while you can find your favorite regional games on your local broadcast stations or on cable and satellite and streaming NFL packages, NBC still reserves one Sunday game for prime time, and gets big ratings because of both the time of day and the games it and the NFL select. This season opener, for example, pits the Pittsburgh Steelers (or Pitts the Pittsburgh Steel
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
8
 
 
Tonight’s episode is entitled “Tern Haven,” and don’t expect any haven where this family is collected to be a safe one.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
8
 
 
Maura Tierney, for now, has emerged as the dramatic heart and emotional center of The Affair, trying to deal with all the betrayal and unanswered questions left in the wake of this series’ titular action. But there are new characters coming to the fore, and they’re just as emotionally tormented.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
8
 
 
Kirsten Dunst’s character became much bolder last week – seizing the day by seizing the microphone at a high-profile sales convention, and offering herself as the new publicity director and exercise guru at the local water park amusement center. And in Central Florida, she wants to find even higher mountains to climb – which in Florida, topographically speaking, is not easy.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
7
 
 
Before the new season starts, there's already encouraging news...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
7
 
 
This 2018 period drama is a result of powerful pairings both in front of the camera and in the writers’ room. John Guy, one of the writers here, is the author of Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart, so he knows an awful lot about the Scottish monarch’s attempt to overthrow her cousin, Elizabeth I, as the ruler of England. The screenplay is by Beau Willimon, who created the Netflix version of House of Cards, so he knows an awful lot about power grabs and p
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
7
 
 
Both Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield received Oscar nominations for their roles in this 1972 film about African-American sharecroppers in the Deep South during the Depression – the first time two people of color were nominated from the same movie. They play a proud couple trying to get by, and advance their prospects, in a highly prejudiced environment. And Kevin Hooks, who plays their young son, was at the start of a still-illustrious career. Before the Seventies were through, he had gone
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
7
 
 
On this day in 1967, ABC introduced The Flying Nun, starring Sally Field...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2019
Sep
6
 
 
On this day in 1969, NBC introduced the live-action children's television series, H.R. Pufnstuf...