Category Archives: What’s On TV

Saturday TV: Christmas Movie Avalanche

Of the many, many Christmas movies on tonight, Ashanti plays a woman who befriends a homeless jazz singer (Stan Shaw) and helps him find his daughter (Sanhani Nichole) in time for the holiday in  “A Christmas Winter Song” (Lifetime, 8 p.m.). Also, Ashanti sings. Hallmark tries a Christmas movie that involves Jewish traditions in “Holiday Date” (Hallmark, [...]

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Friday TV: Ryan Reynolds Action Series

Ryan Reynolds stars in Michael Bay’s new action series “6 Underground” (Netflix, streaming) about the new kind of hero: ones who have faked their own deaths and have nothing to lose. Ben Hardy, Adria Arjona and Melanie Laurent also star. The multitalented comedian, director, writer and composer is interviewed over the years on “Mel Brooks [...]

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Thursday: ‘Great American Baking Show’

“The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition” (ABC, 9 p.m.) begins its short run with Baby Spice Emma Bunton hosting the U.S. version alongside Paul Hollywood, Anthony “Spice” Adams” and pastry chef Sherry Yard. It plays on the same night as “Kids Baking Championship” (Food, 8 p.m.) and “Santa’s Baking Blizzard” (Food, 10 p.m.) A [...]

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Wednesday: Boy Connects to Beethoven

Director Irene Taylor Brodsky chronicled her deaf parents’ journey in the 2007 “Hear and Now,” returns with another personal project, tracking her own son who began going deaf at a young age. A pianist, he wanted to learn “Moonlight Sonata,” which Beethoven wrote as he was going deaf. She chronicles the process in the documentary [...]

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Tuesday TV: Michelle Wolf Roars Back

After a short-lived streaming talk show and a headline-making appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, the high voiced comic is back with a new standup special “Michelle Wolf Joke Show” (Netflix, streaming), in which she addresses feminism, among other topics. Bill Bellichick and Nick Saban give up some gridiron secrets in the special “Bellchick [...]

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Monday TV: Consideration of Impeachment

If you can bear a little history with your holiday fare, the House Judiciary Committee convenes a Hearing considering Presidential Impeachment (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Fox News, 9 a.m.) for the third time in the nation’s history. Expect rancor. Lyra finds the truth behind the Gobbler’s activities in the north on “His Dark [...]

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Sunday TV: New Revival of ‘The L Word’

Another iteration of the groundbreaking series “The L Word: Generation Q” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) (there was a reality version in the middle, remember?) brings back the original characters Jennifer Beals and Leisha Hailey and Katherine Moenning, who are doing big things like running for mayor, starring in a talk show. The cast has been increased [...]

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Saturday TV: SpongeBob Musical on Nick

Following a successful run on Broadway “The SpongeBob Musical: Live on Stage!” (Nickelodeon, 7 p.m.) makes its debut on the network that originated the material. Its music is from the Flaming Lips, John Legend, Cyndi Lauper and Sara Bareilles; the set design won a Tony. Ethan Slater is SpongeBob, Gavin Lee is Squidward, Danny Skinner [...]

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Friday TV: ‘Marriage Story’ Now Streaming

For the second week in a row, one of the most acclaimed films of the year and likely Oscar material makes its debut on a streaming service weeks after a limited theatrical run. Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver star as a couple breaking up but trying to keep the family together in “Marriage Story” (Netflix, streaming). [...]

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Thursday: Three More Christmas Movies

In yet another sequel to its stab as a holiday romance, “The Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby” (Netflix, streaming) follows the impending birth in Aldovia, a fictional country undergoing a crisis when a 600-year-old treaty disappears and war looms. Rose McIver and Ben Lamb reprise their roles as the royal couple. With three other cable [...]

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