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2020
Jan
28
 
 
On this day in 1973, CBS introduced the mid-season replacement, Barnaby Jones...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
27
 
 
On this day in 1976, ABC introduces the Happy Days spinoff, Laverne & Shirley...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
27
 
 
James Cameron’s blockbuster of an icebreaker movie, Titanic, was released in 1997, making it 23 years old. Coincidentally, that’s how old Leonardo DiCaprio was when he starred in it: he was 23. And his co-star, Kate Winslet, was 22. And now, all these years later, DiCaprio, in particular, is on top of the world… though both Winslet and Cameron have done just fine, thanks.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
My So-Called Life, the critically acclaimed but viewer-deficient drama about teenage angst, had its season finale on this day in 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
Taylor Swift was rumored to be a surprise act at tonight’s Grammys, but now those rumors have been quashed. Still, there’s no lack of talent scheduled to perform live on stage tonight: Lizzo and Bilie Eilish (both pictured), Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith, Run-DMC, and BTS. There’s also a tribute to Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich, who absolutely deserves it, having steered the best moments of this awards show for 40 years now. Alicia Keys hosts.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: Too bad this Showtime political documentary series had to return on such a slow news week for Beltway intrigue… midway through a presidential impeachment Senate hearing.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
SEASON PREMIERE: This cartoon satire is back for Season 3 – and, like its real-life inspiration, is embroiled in an impeachment trial.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
My, my, my, this series is getting really, really good – and the rise of Cynthia Erivo as Holly Gibney, an investigator with OCD severe enough to think of her as a female Monk, is a strong part of it. And tonight’s episode is called “Que Viene El Coco,” the name of a Goya painting about a fabled shapeshifter that haunts and hunts naughty children… Hmmm. Sound pertinent?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
SEASON FINALE: This is the Season 10 finale for this series… which may have gone on a season or two too long, but still contains some impressive and entertaining ensemble acting.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2020
Jan
26
 
 
I was a bit let down by the script for last week’s series premiere, but not by the central comic performances by Hugh Laurie and Josh Gad. And Armando Iannucci, creator of Veep, certainly deserves his chance to let this new universe of characters build and meld. So stick around, and stay aboard, and see what you think.