Category Archives: What’s On TV

Friday TV: ‘Girlboss,’ Bill Nye and ‘Bosch’

Britt Robertson takes the role of a fictionalized Sophia Amoruso, who rose from the streets to become “Girlboss” (Netflix, streaming) in a new series produced by Charlize Theron, building the online Nasty Girl fashion empire. Initially, at least, it shows how hard it is to come up with something as good as “Girls.” Also new [...]

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Thursday TV: The Rock Spins Records

The comedy series was pretty good, even though it had to interrupt a newsy era of political tragicomedy. Now comes its music history documentary, “Soundtracks: Songs That Define History” (CNN, 10 p.m.). The premise is that music provided the memory of most historic events of the last half century. Executive producer for the series is [...]

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Season Three of ‘Fargo’ Finally Here

It may have seemed an impossible task to get the feel of the singular Cohen Brothers classic after which it is named, but Noah Hawley not only achieved that with “Fargo” (FX, 10 p.m.) in its first season, he has been able to replicate it ever since. The third season that starts tonight may have [...]

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Also Tonight: ‘Holocaust Escape Tunnel’

When a long-rumored Holocaust escape tunnel was discovered near a mass grave in Lithuania last summer, cameras from “Nova” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) were there. The episode “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” also shows the success of a team led by Dr. Richard Freund in uncovering the great synagogue there and the grim findings of [...]

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Tuesday TV: Familiar ‘Famous in Love’

Bella Thorne, from “Shake It Up!” and “Big Love” stars as a college student and occasional actress who shoots to fame after she is discovered by the biggest star of the day, played by Carter Jenkins in the new series “Famous in Love” (Freeform, 9 p.m.). Except for the lack of a Scientology-like religion, it [...]

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Monday TV: The Monopolization of Seeds

In the last 100 years, 94 percent of seed varieties have been lost, and many are still facing extinction, according to the documentary “Seed: The Untold Story,” debuting tonight on “Independent Lens” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings). The third in a trilogy of agricultural focused films from Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz, the makers [...]

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Sunday TV: What’s Changed, ‘Veep’ or Us?

“Veep”(HBO, 10:30 p.m.) in its sixth season seems rattled by happenings in the real political world as crass and outlandish as any it could devise. But considering the early episodes of this season that starts tonight were shot before the election, it may be that we’ve been the ones rattled, and the world of Selena [...]

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Saturday TV: NBA Playoffs Tip Off

The NBA Playoffs begin, but oddly none of the first games of the opening rounds are on prime time broadcast TV, though there’s one this afternoon: Indiana at Cleveland (ABC, 3 p.m.). Tonight’s games are on cable — Milwaukee at Toronto (ESPN, 5:30 p.m.), Memphis at San Antonio (ESPN, 8 p.m.) and Utah at Clippers [...]

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Friday TV: ‘Mystery Science Theater’ Back

Fridays are big days for new shows online. Today’s include a couple that have been rescued from other formats. Jonah Ray is the new host of “Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return” (Netflix, streaming), which extends the conceit of a lonely space traveler accompanied by the same two robots, endlessly commenting on bad B-movies. The [...]

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Thursday TV: Where Did All the Cod Go?

Competitive fishing shows in the wake of its own “Deadliest Catch” is not given as a reason, but cod has so diminished in the waters off New England, there’s a question to whether a healthy population can be sustained. Overfishing, government policy and climate change are among the reasons given for the collapse. And as [...]

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