Category Archives: What’s On TV

Thursday TV: New Case for ‘Trial & Error’

One of the best network shows of last summer, just because it was so willingly nutty, “Trial & Error” (NBC, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season with a new case, and partly a new case, with the ever-game Kristen Chenoweth charged with the murder of her husband found in a suitcase in her trunk. [...]

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Wednesday TV: A New Line of ‘Suits’

With Meghan Markel having left for a better position (in the royal family), and Patrick J. Adams, who played her new husband on the show, gone too, “Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.) gets a major overhaul for its eighth season that starts tonight. New season regulars include such familiar faces as Katherine Heigl, Dulé Hill and [...]

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Tuesday TV: The All-Star Game from D.C.

It’s not what it used to be, but it is what it is: Baseball’s 89th All-Star Game (Fox, 8 p.m.) gets the attention tonight from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., where it returns since the first time in 1969. The American League has won the last five straight, but is dead even with the National [...]

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Monday TV: Portrait of Robin Williams

Despite the title, the sweet and sad documentary “Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind” (HBO, 8 p.m.) only offers a glimpse at what made the mile-a-minute connections made by the manic comic possible. Director Marina Zenovich suggests a rich interior life from being an only child, the influence of a nutty mom and, later, drugs, [...]

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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who is America?’

Heavy prothetic makeup is the vehicle for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest devilish comedy. Lest anyone imagine he is Ali G or Borat, he’s padded with all kinds of altering makeup  to lure the famous and not so famous before his cameras under false pretenses in the elaborate prank undertaking “Who is America?” (Showtime, 10 p.m.). [...]

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Also on Sunday: The World Cup Finale

The day’s biggest sporting event begins this morning: Croatia vs. France (Fox, 11 a.m.) in the World Cup final. Just behind it is the men’s championship at Wimbledon (ESPN, 9 a.m.) with Kevin Anderson vs. Novak Djokovic. As if he’s not enough with us already, the slightly exaggerated “Our Cartoon President” (Showtime, 10:30 p.m.) is [...]

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Saturday TV: Big Tennis Showdowns

On the day of the women’s final and men’s semifinal at Wimbledon (ESPN, 8 a.m.), here’s the premium cable premiere of “Battle of the Sexes” (HBO, 8 p.m.), the recreation of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell. Carell can later be seen tonight in [...]

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Friday TV: Undercover Employee

Summer is a time for reruns and reality shows, of course. But there is also time for the kind of documentary series that don’t always make it to prime time network TV. The new “Whistleblower” (CBS, 8 p.m.) looks at the darker side of companies (which are usually seen in a favorable light in the time slot, [...]

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Thursday TV: Hot Wheels Turn 50

Not every benchmark of 1968 was a grim one. Let’s talk about cool toy cars that debuted a half century ago, in the “Hot Wheels: 50th Anniversary Special” (History, 8 p.m.). A classic toy zipped around on loop-de-loop tracks ended up influencing car design. What began with a die-cast custom Camaro  is lately toying with [...]

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Wednesday TV: Another Obstacle Course

If Kevin Hart is such a comedy and box office force, you have to wonder why he’s hosting a dim new reality show “TKO: Total Knock Out” (CBS, 9 p.m.) in which competitors on yet another TV obstacle course are targets of their competitors, throwing stuff their way. It’s “Wipeout” without the blue sky and [...]

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