Category Archives: What’s On TV

Friday TV: The Moon’s Pull Over Millennia

People have looked upon it dreamily for millennia, but only a handful have traveled there, the first of them a half century ago come Saturday. “Wonders of the Moon” (BBC America, 10 p.m.), one of the many specials to mark the occasion this weekend, looks to the long fascination of the moon to Earthlings. I [...]

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Thursday TV: Brenda Song Gets Amnesia

Former Disney Channel star Brenda Song stars in the new thriller “Secret Obsession” (Netflix, streaming) in which a young woman awakes with amnesia after a vicious attack, helped by a doting husband. Or is he? Mike Vogel and Dennis Haysbert also star in the film by Peter Sullivan. Let’s reiterate that chances of being killed [...]

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Wednesday TV: Dispersing the ‘Suits’

“Suits” (USA, 9 p.m.), which starts its ninth and final season tonight, was mostly about dudes,one of whom has already left the show, Patrick J. Adams’ Mike Ross. Of the standout women on the series,  one married Prince Harry and the other gets her own spinoff, “Pearson” (USA, 10 p.m), in which Gina Torres’ character [...]

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Tuesday TV: Mishandled Murder Case

In the second big two-part crime documentary in as many weeks, “Behind Closed Doors” (HBO, 8 p.m.) covers the 2008 murders in India of a 13-year-old girl and a 45-year-old domestic worker found the same night, as the teen’s parents slept. Were the middle class parents, a doctor and his wife, to blame? Was it [...]

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Monday TV: Deportation and Death

Speaking of deportation, Robert Greene’s haunting “Bisbee ’17” looks at the 1917 Bisbee Deportation when 1,200 immigrant miners in Arizona were taken from their homes by a deputized force, shipped to the desert on cattle cars and left to die, while the community kept the deadly secret for a century. Partly based on a 100th [...]

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Sunday TV: Three Shows Returning

“Sweetbitter” (Starz, 9 p.m.), the series about a young woman finding her way in the New York restaurant world, based on the book of the same name, returns for a second season with a pair of episodes. Ella Purnell stars. Back for its fourth season, with James Norton making his final appearance as Sidney Chambers,  [...]

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Saturday TV: Serena at the Finals

This morning has the women’s singles final (ESPN, 9 a.m.) between Simona Halep and Serena Williams, who will be playing in her 10th Wimbledon final. Eddie Redmayne and Johnny Depp star in last year’s “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” (HBO, 8 p.m.), making  its premium cable debut. It’s the second film in the series, meant as [...]

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Friday TV: Inside Rick Rubin’s ‘Shangri-La’

Get into the head of prolific record producer Rick Rubin (Run-DMC, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, Adele) in the innovative new four-part series “Shangri-La” (Showtime, 9 p.m.). It comes from Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville (“20 Feet from Stardom,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”), who mixes old clips from old Hollywood  films while introducing artists [...]

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Thursday TV: The Games Networks Play

Jane Lynch hosts a sixth season for “Hollywood Game Night” (NBC, 9 p.m.). The names of the players tonight may not be recognizable, but the faces certainly will be, culled from shows like “American Ninja Warrior,” “The Good Place” and “Superstore.” The return comes on a night already full of games like “The Wall” (NBC, [...]

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Wednesday TV: New Comedy ‘Florida Girls’

Pop, the U.S. home of Canada’s “Schitt’s Creek,” brings another comedy about poverty level living. “Florida Girls” (Pop, 10 and 10:30p.m.) celebrates the life of 20-something girls struggling to survive in the gritty beach settings based on Clearwater. Laura Chinn, a former writer on “The Mick” recalls her own growing up in a place where [...]

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