Category Archives: What’s On TV

Tuesday TV: ‘Council of Dads’ Debuts

A fragile and emotional time is probably the perfect atmosphere to introduce the new drama “Council of Dads” (NBC, 10 p.m.) in which a group of friends take over parenting for a father of five after he learns he has cancer. The cast includes Tom Everett Scott, Clive Standen, Sarah Wayne Callies and Michael O’Neill. [...]

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Monday TV: A Boy’s Move to Fisherman

The documentary “The Rescue List,” making its premiere tonight on “POV” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) follows a team working to rehabilitate two boys in Ghana who were trafficked into slavery into fishermen on Lake Volta. Alyssa Fedele and Zachary Fink direct. Robert Finster plays a young “Freud” (Netflix, streaming) who is trying to [...]

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Sunday TV: Damian Lewis Spills on Spies

He’s kind of a king of Sunday night TV, on shows like “Homeland” and “Billions” and even before that on the “Masterpiece” series “The Forsythe Saga” and HBO’s “Band of Brothers.” Now he’s just himself, hosting the new series recounting famous intelligence operations from the FBI, CIA, KGB and MI6, “Spy Wars with Damian Lewis” [...]

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Saturday TV: Not Much, Frankly

For a Saturday night when perhaps a record number of Americans will be home, there isn’t quite a lot of new or recommendable programs on. More bad planning! After marrying off representative brides from each state last week, a new season starts for “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta” (TLC. 8 p.m.), a city [...]

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Friday TV: Streaming to The Rescue

It would seem that streaming services are stepping to keep up with the demand of a nation being asked to stay home. But then again, it’s just Friday, when they regularly release a load of new titles. Octavia Spencer stars as a entrepreneur who built an African American haircare company that made her the first [...]

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Thursday TV: Conspiracies to ‘News’

The insidious networks of misinformation who snake their conspiracy theories into mainstream news media are deftly explored in the chilling new documentary “After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News” (HBO 9 p.m.), which begins with that weird belief that the military were training a secret operation in Texas during the Obama administration and [...]

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Little Familiar Fires Everywhere

There seems to be a whole new genre of television growing out of the success of “Big Little Lies” — big, glossy and soapy stories of angst among beautiful affluent mothers, with some kind of crime in the center. The first spin-off was the second season of HBO’s series, and now there’s “Little Fires Everywhere” [...]

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Also on Wednesday: ‘Brockmire’s Dystopia

For the fourth and final season of “Brockmire” (IFC, 10 p.m.), its makers devised what seemed at the time a darkly amusing move a decade in the future, where there is dystopian chaos, cities on fire, and things so bad for baseball that they have hired Jim Brockmire, Hank Azaria’s amusingly foul-mouthed, plaid-coat wearing sportscaster, [...]

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Tuesday TV: Wear Your Green at Home

Any sane St. Patrick’s Day takes place at home this year, on a day when even Ireland has closed the pubs. Turner Classic Movies has planned for that with a full day of Irish minded programming with “The Fighting 69th” (6:45 a.m.), “Peg O’ My Heart” (8:30 a.m.), “Flight of the Doves” (10 a.m.), “Girl [...]

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Monday TV: ‘The Plot Against America’

It’s not easy to adapt Philip Roth; there are very few successful examples. The new mini-series “The Plot Against America” (HBO, 9 p.m.) may come the closest. It’s a careful reading of the alternate history of what might have happened if a bigot rose to the President on the slogan of “America First,” in this case [...]

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