Category Archives: What’s On TV

Thursday TV: Anne Gets Locked Down

Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor play a couple who are about to break up but are forced to stay together during the pandemic in the new film “Locked Down” (HBO Max, streaming), which also involves a planned heist.  The new “Mr. Mayor” (NBC, 8 p.m.) is the best broadcast sitcom in a while. Kat wins […]

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Wednesday: Sedgwick in ‘Call Your Mother’

Kara Sedgwick always included a little humor in her long running role as “The Closer.” Tonight, she immerses in comedy starring as a mother who decides to move in with her adult kids on the new sitcom “Call Your Mother” (ABC, 9:30 p.m.). The new four-part “Night Stalker: The Hunt for a Serial Killer” (Netflix, […]

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Tuesday: From Canada Comes ‘Trickster’

The latest Canadian import “Trickster” (CW, 9 p.m.) stars Joel Oulette as an Indigenous teen trying to support his family while being faced with strange mystic apparitions. It’s described as a coming of age supernatural thriller.  “Prodigal Son” (Fox, 9 p.m.) returns for a second season, with Malcolm protecting his sister and mother from a […]

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Monday TV: A Day in the Life of America

Actor and rock star Jared Leto is also a documentarian. He’s the director of a simultaneous check in of the nation that occurred in what seems eons ago — July 4, 2017. “A Day in the Life of America,” which involved 90 different film crews in every state, makes its debut on “Independent Lens” (PBS, […]

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Sunday TV: Different Kind of Tiger King

After a year when Michael Jordan’s life warranted an acclaimed 10 part documentary, here’s one about the greatest in another field. “Tiger” (HBO,  9 p.m.) follows the astonishing golf career of Tiger Woods, the greatest of his field. This one takes two nights to tell, and it begins tonight with his start as a toddler […]

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Friday TV: Further Excuse to Avoid Writing

Though she’s always been identified as a writer for decades, New Yorker Fran Leibowitz hasn’t turned anything out in 27 years — and that was a children’s book. Instead, she’s become a cranky personality and now turns her attention to a documentary series about her observations, “Pretend It’s a City” (Netflix, streaming), directed by no […]

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Thursday: Danson Returns as ‘Mr. Mayor’

If not completely wary of American politics, Ted Danson returns to TV in a new sitcom, “Mr. Mayor” (NBC, 8 and 8:30 p.m.) whose greatest assets may be producers Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Holly Hunter and Bobby Moynihan are also in the cast. It begins with two episodes.  Vanessa Kirby and Shia LaBeouf star […]

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Wednesday TV: Name That President Elect

Jane Krakowski hosts a revival of the old “Name That Tune” (Fox, 9 p.m.) game show, except this time Randy Jackson has been enlisted to plunk the notes out on a piano.  More than the usual attention will be given to a Joint Session of Congress (CNN, CSPAN, 1 p.m.) to certify the already state-verified […]

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Tuesday TV: Nicolas Cage on Cussing

Do we need Nic Cage to tell us about cussing? Apparently so, with the new six episode series “History of Swear Words” (Netflix, streaming) in which there is etymology from experts and wisecracks from comics that include Nikki Glaser, Sarah Silverman, Nick Offerman and Isiah Whitlock Jr., whose chosen word I can easily guess. Swearing […]

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Monday TV: Discovery’s New Streamer

Need some nonstop “BattleBots” “Gold Rush,” “Monster Garage” and “House Hunters”? A whole new streaming service starts today to offer all of those regular cable offerings. But the new Discovery+ also offers some titles not available on the original cable network, including “Judi Dench’s Wild Borneo Adventure,” to name one. Also, there is a new […]

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