Category Archives: What’s On TV

Friday TV: Who’s Who in Wu-Tang History

The new four-part documentary series “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) takes a look back at the history of the influential hip hop group, on the even of the anniversary of their debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 chambers).” Filmmaker Sacha Jenkins talks to the nine surviving members and their origins in [...]

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Thursday TV: Jordan Klepper Returns

His post-“Daily Show” show gig, posing as a far right provocateur in “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper” didn’t work out (some figures are beyond parody). So the sardonic host is back with a more sincere effort, “Klepper” (Comedy Central, 10:30 p.m.) in which he embeds himself with various groups to find out more about them, [...]

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Wednesday TV: ‘Lucifer’ Moves to Netflix

Satan has been around a long time. So maybe it wasn’t a surprise when “Lucifer” (Netflix, streaming) was picked up by a popular streaming service after it was canceled on Fox a year ago, after three seasons. Tom Ellis revives his role as the Devil turned club owner and police consultant. And there’s some business [...]

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Tuesday TV: Behind the China Trade Mess

Sometimes, the reports on “Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) are so prescient, they illuminate what’s happening in the headlines that moment. The one tonight on the trade war between the U.S. and China, years in the making, surfaces at a time when imposed tariffs are again causing economic waves days before a White [...]

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Monday: The Mother of Nuclear Disasters

Grim is the overlying feel of “Chernobyl” (HBO, 9 p.m.), a new miniseries that revisits the 1986 Russian nuclear disaster, which begins with the suicide two years later of a scientist that looked into the event and then goes back to the initial explosion, dismissed at the time by locals as a roof fire. Jared [...]

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Sunday TV: Yet Another Potential Queen

Charlotte Hope stars as Catherine Aragon in the time before she met Heny VIII in the latest historic drama series, “The Spanish Princess” (Stars, 8 p.m.). Harriet Walter and Laura Carmichael are also featured. Action begins in England where Catherine arrives to wed Prince Arthur. A winner is crowned on the season three finale of [...]

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Saturday TV: Kentucky Derby Time

Put on a big flowery hat and pour a mint julep. Today’s the day for the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby (NBC, 6 p.m.) from Churchill Downs in Louisville. One of the favorites, Omaha Beach, has been scratched. But some remaining names this year include Cutting Humor, Improbable, Maximum Security and both Game Winner [...]

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Friday TV: Gymnasts Speak Out on Abuse

Every Olympics, they fly through the air effortlessly, full of power and in complete control, earning gold medals representing the U.S.A. But in reality scores of the young gymnasts were also being ritually abused for decades. Dr. Larry Nassar may have been the perpetuator but Erin Lee Carr ’s calling documentary “At the Heart of [...]

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Thursday TV: A Pageant Plunges On

As recently as four years ago, it was a pageant run by your current president of the United States. Today’s Miss USA (Fox, 8 p.m.) is without him at the top, on the judging table or in their dressing rooms. Still, it’s all a bit outmoded by now, right? Nonetheless, here it is, live from the [...]

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Wednesday TV: Billboard Music Awards

The least surprising trophies in the music biz probably comes from the Billboard Music Awards (NBC, 8 p.m.) where the year’s chart toppers serve as winners. Kelly Clarkson hosts; Maria Carey receives the Icon Award. There are a lot of duets planned on stage, starting with Taylor Swift paired with  Brendon Ure, doing her new single [...]

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