Category Archives: What’s On TV

Also on Saturday: Eurovision Song Final

If you’re not sung-out by the hours of weekly competition on “The Voice” or “American Idol” (ABC, 8 p.m.), here’s the longest running international song competition. The Eurovision Song Contest Final (Logo, 3 p.m.) has individual countries submitting original pop songs for competition. The launching pad for ABBA and Céline Dion in past years, it [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Friday TV: Kevin Smith, Clear

An hour before his heart attack in February, Kevin Smith taped his comedy special, “Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly” (Showtime, 9 p.m.). Luckily it didn’t kill. Mark and Jay Duplass are behind the new documentary “Evil Genius” (Netflix, streaming) about the group that put a bomb around the collar of a pizza delivery man in [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Thursday TV: Michael C. Hall Back in ‘Safe’

Michael C. Hall adopts an English accent as he returns to long form TV for the first time since “Dexter” to star in “Safe” (Netflix, streaming), portraying a dad investigating with the disappearance of his 16 year old daughter in a series written by bestselling author Harlan Coben. A month-long Thursday night showcase of Marlene [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Wednesday TV: Rick Moranis’ Slight Return

Following a self-imposed retirement to raise a family, comedy’s Rick Moranis hasn’t starred in a movie since the second  “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” sequel, which went straight to DVD in 1997. Though he’s been heard from only sporadically since (as voice of a mouse on “Brother Bear” and a couple of comedy albums) he [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Tuesday TV: Ethnic Cleansing in Myanmar

For uncomfortable viewing, there’s nothing close to tonight’s “Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings), and Evan Williams reporting on the Myanmar military’s violent attacks on its Rohingya Muslims that has the appearance of ethnic cleansing and genocide. The most chilling parts of the report, “Myanmar’s Killing Fields,” are based on footage taken by citizen [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Monday TV: ‘Lens’ Inside ‘No Man’s Land’

For the documentary “No Man’s Land,” filmmaker David Garrett Byers got access inside the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Preserve in Oregon — a 41-day standoff in 2016 in which the armed militia just got more paranoid. The leader was Ammon Bundy, part of the standoff at his father’s Nevada ranch two years [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Sunday TV: New Starz Series ‘Vida’

The new “Vida” (Starz, 8:30 p.m.) stars Mishel Prada and Melissa Barrera as estranged Mexican American sisters who return to East L.A. after their mother’s death. There they find out about things they didn’t know about their mother’s life and have to decide to do with the bar she ran with her wife. The vibrant [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

They Give Rock a Bad Name

Though the first induction ceremonies of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame more than 30 years ago boasted the biggest guns and most wide ranging jam sessions, they were private affairs only filmed for posterity and never aired in full. By the time the Hall got an idea to televise the event after the [...]

Also posted in Music, What's On TV | Comments closed

Also on Saturday: Kentucky Derby, Etc.

It’s probably a good day to stay inside, to avoid people hopped up on mint juleps or margaritas, as The Kentucky Derby (NBC, 2:30 p.m.) coincides with Cinco de Mayo for the first time in a while. Despite four hours of coverage, the actual race itself, with a post time of 6:46 p.m. EDT, runs [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed

Friday TV: Cold War Jazz Ambassadors

The coolest weapon in America’s Cold War may have been the efforts by the U.S. State Department to show off the country’s jazz greats in international tours that would counter the bad press the Soviet Union was spreading about U.S. racial discrimination. Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and Dave Brubeck and their [...]

Also posted in What's On TV | Comments closed