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Monday TV: More Singing in the Car

Before she winds up a Las Vegas residency at Caesars Palace of more than 15 years and 1,000 shows, Celine Dion jumps in a car in Las Vegas for “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special” (CBS, 10 p.m.). Corden will throw in some other of his favorite bits from the past year, including [...]

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Sunday TV: ‘Game of Thrones’ Finale

If tonight is the heralded finale of “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 9 p.m.), why were they striking the sets last week? Daenerys may have been going off the deep end last week in destroying King’s Landing, but who’d even want to rule a place that is pretty much ashes now? For all of the killing [...]

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Saturday TV: Prime Time Baseball Returns

Prime time Saturday night Baseball returns with regional games, such as Cubs at Washington (Fox, 7 p.m.). Other baseball today includes Tampa Bay at Yankees (MLB, 1 p.m.), Colorado at Philadelphia (MLB, 4 p.m.) and Kansas City at Angels (Fox Sports 1, 10 p.m.). Many of the stars of the Kentucky Derby won’t be part [...]

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Friday TV: The Catch to ‘Catch-22′

It’s such a literary milestone that it deserves more than one movie adaptation; its permutations would seem to be perfectly suited to serialized television. But a new six-pat adaptation of “Catch-22” (Hulu, streaming) takes a while to capture the perfect absurdity canonized in its title. It’s a noble effort, with George Clooney both as director, [...]

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‘Big Bang’ Bye Byes

The final episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) comes after 12 seasons and more than 275 episodes, making it the longest-running multi-camera (that is to say, studio audience) sit com in history. Not that it will ever really go away, with all those reruns to show. Tonight’s end will be an hour, [...]

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Wednesday TV: Would-Be Celebrities Cook

Because there’s apparently not enough “MasterChef” spin-offs, here’s a new installment “MasterChef Celebrity Family Showdown” (Fox, 8 p.m.), a cooking competition that considers as celebrities such people as Lisa Vanderpump, Snooki and JWoww to be celebrities. Also, Johnny Weir goes up against Tara Lipinski. A strange season of “Survivor” (CBS, 8 p.m.), clogged with denizens on [...]

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Tuesday TV: The Battles of Muhammad Ali

Antoine Fuqua’s three hour documentary of the champ, “What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali” (HBO, 8 p.m.) presenting his long career through recordings of his voice – much of it in rhyme. “The Flash” (CW, 8 p.m.) faces Reverse Flash on the season five finale. On the fifth season finale of “NCIS: New Orleans” (CBS, 10 [...]

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Monday TV: Women with Weapons

Gabrielle Union revives her character from the “Bad Boys” franchise into a new action cop series in which she’s paired with Jessica Alba. “L.A.’s Finest” (Spectrum Originals, streaming), available only for Spectrum cable or internet subscribers. Being “The Bachelorette” (ABC, 8 p.m.) means she doesn’t have to be called Hannah B. any more. But former [...]

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Sunday TV: Political Farce Ends on HBO

The election is over on “Veep” (HBO, 10:52 p.m.) and with it, the splendidly profane, fast-moving and incisive political satire ends as well after seven seasons, and we are left with our own farce. A big confrontation is brewing, meanwhile, on “Game of Thrones” (HBO, 9 p.m.), which is still producing 80 minute episodes. Major [...]

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Saturday TV: Making Fun of Dad’s Prose

When Jamie Morton discovered his father wrote some erotic novels earlier in his life, he picked up a copy and read it to his friends, who made snide comments as it went along. That became a podcast, which became a stage show, which was filmed at the Roundhouse in London to become the comedy special [...]

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