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Saturday TV: ‘NYC: Homecoming Concert’

CNN will take a break from reporting on the pandemic’s surge for a five-hour concert meant to say goodbye to it. “We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert” (CNN, 5 p.m.) (and there’s a countdown clock for it) might look like a potential super spreader event, but Central Park’s will be open only to vaccinated people. […]

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Tuesday TV: ‘Superman & Lois’ Finale

“Superman & Lois” (CW, 9 p.m.) ends its season with the former putting on his famous suit. A new edition of the sports anthology “Untold” (Netflix, streaming) tells the story of championship boxer Christy Martin whose husband attempted to murder her a decade ago.  Sean Bean stars in the new prison drama “Time” (BritBox, streaming). […]

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Tuesday TV: Obama, the First 60 Years

Helping mark the 60th birthday of the 44th president is the comprehensive three-part, six-hour documentary “Obama: In Pursuit of a More Perfect Union” (HBO, 9 p.m.) that begins tonight with his childhood in Hawaii, college years in Colombia and Harvard, and the public service that turned to pure ambition in Chicago, ending with his decision […]

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Sunday TV: Riding the 100-Foot Wave

Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara came out of retirement to fulfill his dream of riding a wave taller than an 8-story wave in Nazaré, Portugal the documentary series “100 Foot Wave” (HBO, 10 p.m.). Philip Glass does the music.  It comes after the second episode of “The White Lotus” (HBO, 9 p.m.) where there is some […]

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Tuesday TV: Baseball’s All-Star Game

Midsummer is marked by the arrival of the MLB All-Star Game (Fox, 8 p.m.) taking place this year in Denver’s Coors Field. Christopher Jackson, who played Washington in “Hamilton” will sing the National Anthem.   Simon Rich’s series takes another form tonight with the premiere of “Miracle Workers: Oregon Trail” (TBS, 10:30 p.m.), a Westward […]

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Weirdness Checks Into ‘The White Lotus’

Mike White’s two-season, decade-old “Enlightened” remains one of the underrated HBO series; and as in that one, “The White Lotus” (HBO, 9 p.m.) is full of wry observations of imperfect people, striving or scheming or just being jerks. Those with jobs at the Hawaiian resort that gives this six-episode series its name have to please […]

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TV Eye Takes a Little Break

As you may have noticed, TV Eye has been interrupted by a near-suspension of wifi service in our National Parks. I thought I’d be able to work through my travels, but it is not to be. We will return as determined by whim or available wifi, but back for sure by July 4. Have a […]

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Monday TV: Wimbeldon Begins

The first Wimbledon (ESPN, 6 a.m.; ESPN, 11:30 a..m.) in two years tries to make up time with first round play in the prestigious tournament, which continues through July 11. A Vietnam activist in France sues American for using chemical poisons during the Vietnam War in the documentary “The People vs. Agent Orange,” making its […]

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Sunday TV: The BET Awards Return Live

Taraji P. Henson hosts the 2021 BET Awards (BET, MTV, TVLand, VH1, 8 p.m.). After last year’s virtual awards, this one is back live. Queen Latifah will receive a lifetime achievement award. Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby lead all nominees with seven each; Cardi B and Drake each have five. A countdown special kicks off […]

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Friday TV: Daytime Emmys at Nighttime

The 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.) returns to primetime network TV for the first time in years. Sheryl Underwood hosts and Kathy Lee Gifford, Ken Jeong, Martha Stewart and Robin Roberts will pay tribute to Regis Philbin, Larry King and Alex Trebek.  Who better than Sarah Shahi to star in a new […]

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