Category Archives: What’s On TV

Wednesday TV: Another ‘Survivor’ Finale

It’s been an interesting season of “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.) if not a great one. Using “Ghost Island,” they’ve been bringing back artifacts from the previous 35 seasons, some of them memorable, many of them not. I’m surprised Dominick is still part of the mix at this point, he put a target on himself in [...]

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Tuesday TV: Remembering What Books Are

A new summer series has an uphill challenge: Trying to convince people to turn off their TV to read. But as a way to get people get excited about what they’re calling “The Great American Read” (PBS, 8 p.m., check local listings) is by having a big countdown, where the public will be voting on [...]

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Monday TV: The Past Before It Was Undone

There’s no evidence anybody was dispatching spies to the Republican campaign, but there was a lot to be done in the final year of the Obama administration as captured in Greg Barker’s film “The Final Year” (HBO, 8 p.m.) which follows the foreign policy team setting up many policies regarding Cuba to Iran to Syria [...]

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Sunday TV: Billboard Music Awards

Janet Jackson performs and gets the Icon Award at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.) live from Las Vegas, where other performers include Ariana Grande, Macklemore & Kesha, Shawn Mendes,  Dua Lipa, Salt-N-Pepa with En Vogue, Jennifer Lopez, Camila Cabello with Pharrell, Christina Aguilera with Demi Lovato, John Legend, Maren Morris, and Kelly [...]

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Saturday TV: Cord, Tish and Royals

If you’re going to wade into the royal wedding at all, my preference hands down is “The Royal Wedding Live with Cord and Tish” (HBO, 7:30 a.m. and 9:45 p.m.) in which Cord Hosenbeck and Tish Rattigan join forces once again to put their stamp on a big event. The the two characters created by [...]

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Friday: Hedy Lamarr’s Secret Science Life

Hedy Lamarr fled Austria and her arms dealing husband to become a big Hollywood star. She tired of being the most beautiful woman on the screen and turned to invention, working with Howard Hughes to make faster planes, and later developing a radio signals from jamming torpedoes, a type of technology that led to Bluetooth. [...]

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Thursday: Finales for ‘Gotham,’ Six Others

Another seven shows have season finales — happy ones though, since they’re all coming back next season. After tonight, there’s just one more season of “Gotham” (Fox, 8 p.m.), so they’ll likely accelerate the transition of Bruce Wayne to the Caped Crusader. It’s the sixth season ending on “Arrow” (The CW, 9 p.m.), with an [...]

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Wednesday TV: Finales and Royal Fuss

It’s all about season finales and the ramp-up to the royal wedding tonight. For its last episode, “Designated Survivor” (ABC, 10 p.m.) could have devised a neat ending to its series, answering all questions after two seasons. But the network pulled the plug on the series starring Keifer Sutherland too late to do so. As [...]

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Tuesday TV: Say Goodbye to ‘New Girl’

“New Girl” (Fox, 9 p.m.) ends its super short seventh and final season with a one hour series finale in which Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson’s characters Jess and Nick finally resolve their long-simmering relationship and the gang from the loft look back as well as decide about the future. A greater irony is found on [...]

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Monday TV: Last Glimpse of ‘Lucifer’

It’s that time of year when networks make decisions of what shows stay and which ones go. And all of a sudden, what would have been merely the third season finale of “Lucifer” (Fox, 8 p.m.) tonight is actually its last episode ever. Same thing for the comedy “Superior Donuts” (CBS, 9 p.m.), which ends [...]

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