Category Archives: What’s On TV

Friday TV: Eight Immigrant Stories

Eight immigrant stories comprise the new anthology series from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon, “Little America” (Apple TV+, streaming), based on stories in Epic Magazine. A second season was already ordered. There are two new projects on competing streaming services about ambitious preteen girls. “Diary of a Future President” (Disney+, streaming) stars Tess Romero as [...]

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Thursday TV: Helping Raise The Half-Sibs

Australia’s Josh Thomas, whose previous series was the autobiographical “Please Like Me,” is back with a new show “Everything’s Gonna Be Okay” (Freeform, 8:30 and 9:30 p.m.) in which he plays a a legal guardian of his two teenage half-sisters in Los Angeles after their father dies of cancer, and one of the sisters has [...]

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Wednesday TV: ‘M*A*S*H’ in Afghanistan

From Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes the new “68 Whiskey” (Paramount, 10 p.m.) about a group of Army medics in Afghanistan. Based on an Israeli TV premise, it attempts a “M*A*S*H” vibe along with the drama. Its cast includes Sam Keeley, Jeremy Tardy and Gage Golightly. Weird to have a straight up adventure travel [...]

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Tuesday TV: Leslie Jones Takes the Stage

The former “Saturday Night Live Star” has a standup special that looks back, “Leslie Jones: Time Machine” (Netflix, streaming). The unabashed fan of “Game of Thrones” has the special directed by its TV creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss And then there were six: Just a half dozen candidates qualified for tonight’s Democratic Presidential Debate [...]

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Monday TV: Ringing in ‘The New Pope’

Just as I never got into “Succession” until its second season, the latest incarnation of “The Young Pope” comes on strong with “The New Pope” (HBO, 9 p.m.). in it, Jude Law’s titular character in the former series has been in a coma; a search and vote begins for a new leader of the Catholic [...]

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Sunday TV: HBO’s Dark ‘The Outsider’

Through the years, novelist Richard Price has helped set the deadly serious tone to some of the strongest HBO dramas, from David Simon’s “The Deuce” and “The Wire” to his own “The Night Of” three years ago. That same dark tone, and the excellent acting that accompanies it, shapes his latest “The Outsider” (HBO, 9 [...]

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Saturday TV: The Raconteurs Rock Austin

Jack White and The Raconteurs play a new “Austin City Limits” (PBS, 11 p.m., check local listings, playing from their most recent album “Help Us Stranger.” The show also features the local Austin band — and best new artist Grammy nominees, Black Pumas. NHL divisional playoffs help narrow the path to the Super Bowl, with [...]

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Friday TV: A New ‘Bone Collector’ Series

“Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector” (NBC, 8 p.m.) is the cumbersome title of a new crime drama based on Jeffrey Deaver’s novel “The Bone Collector.” Russell Hornsby plays the titular forensic criminologist who is also a paraplegic. Doing the heavy lifting is Arielle Kebbel as a rookie detective who is his ally; Michael [...]

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Thursday TV: Digging Up Old Mines

In the new series “Reclaimed” (Discovery, 9 p.m.), Alex Charvat and Kevin Gilman are a couple of freelance miners with their own shovels and picks who help homeowners suspecting there might be  something down in some old abandoned mines in their properties. Also digging, in its way, a prime time special focusing on the women [...]

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Wednesday TV: A New ‘Party of Five’

It’s corny to bring back old shows simply for nostalgia’s sake, but the name “Party of Five” (Freeform, 9 p.m.) is energized by a bold concept that reframes the five siblings from the 1994 saga as survivors in a contemporary milieu. After ICE had deported their parents back to Mexico, the kids try to stay [...]

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