Category Archives: Summer Press Tour 2017

‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Puts On the Hoodie

Paul Bettany portrays Ted Kaczynski tonight in “Manhunt: Unabomber” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), the first of an eight-hour miniseries on the cable network. He’s part of a cast that includes Sam Worthington and Chris Noth as investigators, Jane Lynch as Janet Reno and Mark Duplass as the brother who turned him in. Bettany credited hair and [...]

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Knock First at HBO’s ‘Room 104′

A warning to those, like I did, put on the Duplass Brothers’ new “Room 104” (HBO, 11:30 p.m.), expecting something light and witty along the lines of their last series, “Togetherness.” And maybe there are a couple of episodes that are funny. But the ones I’ve seen so far bend closer to “Twilight Zone” horror. [...]

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Ryan Lochte Said He’d Race a ‘Real’ Shark

Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte says he’d race against a shark. But, he added at an opening day TV Critics Association event Tuesday that “I would race a real shark.” He was referring to fellow medalist Michael Phelps’ much-ballyhooed race against a shark that kicked off this year’s Shark Week Sunday on Discovery. Viewers [...]

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Summer Press Tour Begins in California

If it’s the Golden Age of Television, as people often say, then it should be a gilded time, too, for the annual TV Critics Association summer press tour. As the event first organized for print journalists across North America to display the new season’s shows opened Tuesday in Beverly Hills, it was clear things were [...]

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