Category Archives: What’s On TV

Thursday TV: A New ‘Project Runway’

Harvey Weinstein is gone; the show has moved back to its original network from an 11-year stint on Lifetime. But the biggest change for the 17th season of “Project Runway” (Bravo, 8  p.m.) may be the absence of Tim Gunn and Heidi Klum, who have fled to Netflix for a future project. The revamped competition [...]

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Wednesday TV: Big Screen-Style ‘Frontier’

The troubled thriller “Triple Frontier” (Netflix, streaming)  from J.C. Chandor (“A Most Violent Year”), which was picked up by the streaming service after Paramount pulled the plug on a production with Channing Tatum and Tom Hardy, finally sees the light of day. Now starring Ben Affleck, the the big screen-style, cartel-robbing caper that is set [...]

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Tuesday TV: Saget Shows More Videos

The first eight years of the family-friendly “America’s Funniest Home Videos” were hosted by Bob Saget of “Full House.” Once off the show, he became a raunchier comedian. But now the videos and maybe the network have caught up to him, since he’s now hosting a raunchier video clip show, “Videos After Dark” (ABC, 10 [...]

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Monday TV: Making of ‘Imagine’ and Punk

Two strong music documentaries are on tonight. The British-made “John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky” (A&E, 9 p.m.) is about the making of the “Imagine” album, whose title track was pretty much based on a Yoko Ono idea and was originally intended as a B-side to “Give Me Some Truth.” Lots of backstage footage [...]

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A Stirring Salute to the Queen of Soul

Any time is a good time for a salute to Aretha Franklin music. But the Queen of Soul did it so well herself, it’s hard to pay tribute and come close. The music special “Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul” (CBS, 9 p.m.) tries its best, but in the end succeeds largely [...]

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Also on Sunday: Going Beyond ‘Serial’

One would think the death of a high school girl in Baltimore would have been adequately covered in the first season of the “Serial” podcast. But there is much more to the story and quite a bit to update in Amy Berg’s “The Case Against Adnan Syed” (HBO, 9 p.m.), a four-part documentary series that [...]

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Saturday TV: Drag Wedding Advice

Bridezillas and stars on “Say Yes to the Dress” (TLC, 8 p.m.) should have thought to it a long time ago: Prospective brides getting styling advice from a group of drag queens. In this case, the four fairy godmothers — Alexis Michelle, Bebe Zahara Benet, Thorny Thor and Jujubee — come to the rescue of [...]

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Friday TV: Gervais’ New ‘After Life’

In his latest series, “After Life” (Netflix, streaming), Ricky Gervais stars as a grumpy misanthrope contemplating suicide after his wife dies. Alternately acerbically funny and heartbreaking, it provides a good outlet for his scathing and dark wit.  Some of his co-stars from past series join him, including Kerry Godliman, David Earl, Ashley Jensen and Diane [...]

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Thursday TV: Forcing ‘Big Bang’ Laughs

I had the opportunity to witness a run-through of tonight’s episode of “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS, 8 p.m.) when I was out in Los Angeles last month. It was oddly fascinating as the cast walked through the story of Penny and Bernadette at a sales convention, and Wolowitz staying home to babysit. What was [...]

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Wednesday TV: Two Hours of Ramsay’s 24

Two restaurants in Los Angeles are renovated and given new menus in the two-hour second season finale of “Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell & Back” (Fox, 8 p.m.). The 11th season premiere of “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Bravo, 9 p.m.) has a lot to deal with, from Bethenny’s mourning of her [...]

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