Category Archives: What’s On TV

Saturday TV: T.J. Miller Does Standup

Just before his Erlich Bachman character bids farewell on “Silcon Valley,” the network gives a suitable launch to the comedian with his own stand up comedy special, “T.J. Miller: Meticulously Ridiculous” (HBO, 10 p.m.), taped in Denver. From its repeated use of water stunts in the promos, a little on the Gallagher side. Here’s an [...]

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Friday TV: Canada’s ‘Cardinal’ Makes Bow

With the first season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” complete, Hulu tries to keep the momentum going with an imported Canadian drama. “Cardinal” (Hulu, streaming). Based on the John Cardinal novels by Giles Blunt, it stars Billy Campbell as a police detective in Ontario trying to solve the death of a First Nations girl, with the [...]

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Thursday TV: Diane Keaton Gets AFI Award

Even Woody Allen showed up last week for the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Diane Keaton (TNT, 10 p.m.), an event that also brought tributes from Al Pacino, Jane Fonda, Warren Beatty, Morgan Freeman, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Silverman, Emma Stone, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Meryl Streep, wearing some “Annie Hall” duds. [...]

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Wednesday: Syfy Holds Gory ‘Blood Drive’

The Syfy channel goes all out splatter with its new series “Blood Drive” (Syfy, 10 p.m.) which has at its touchstone the trashy “grind house” B-films like “Death Race 2000” in particular. In fact this one is set in “Los Angeles in the future: 1999.” It’s a time when the best thing you could have [...]

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Tuesday TV: ‘Oh Hello,’ Opens on Netflix

You may not have thought much of the recurring characters Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland when they kept popping up on “The Kroll Show.” But when John Mullaney and Nick Kroll later developed the characters first for a comedy tour then for a bona fide Broadway stint, people paid attention to the old coots [...]

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Monday TV: Oliver Stone Meets Putin

The last time Oliver Stone took to cable to present his worldview, it was “The Untold History of the United States.” Now the director takes his passion for finding another side into his latest four-hour project, “The Putin Interviews” (Showtime, 9 p.m.). Though he was scooped in getting the access by the Megan Kelley last [...]

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Sunday TV: Frank Underwood Hosts Tonys

Kevin Spacey takes time from “House of Cards” (Netflix, streaming) to host The 71st Annual Tony Awards (CBS, 8 p.m.). A theater buff himself, who will play Clarence Darrow in a tennis stadium this week, Spacey will preside over the first post-“Hamilton” Tonys, with a wider array of performances from “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Come From [...]

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TV: Beginning of End for ‘Orphan Black’

Tatiana Maslany returns as a number of clones in the fifth season start of “Orphan Black” (BBC America, 10 p.m.), whose task this year is to tie up the ends for its ultimate finale. Tonight, Sarah tries to rescue Cosima while trying to survive, as Cosima reunites with Delphine. “Idiotsitter” (Comedy Central, 8 p.m.) returns [...]

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Friday TV: The Turbulence of Cary Grant

He was one of Hollywood’s smoothest stars. Yet that was all a facade, Cary Grant maintains, hiding a turmoil inside that he treated with therapy and eventually repeated doses LSD. Mark Sidel’s film “Becoming Cary Grant” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) forms a more complete picture of the popular actor by using some of the actor’s personal [...]

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Thursday: Comey and Tragedy

One thing TV has over most other modern communication is its ability to share history as it occurs. It happened in the Watergate Hearings 44 years ago, and it may happen again today with James Comey’s Testimony Before Congress (ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, CSPAN, Fox News, 10 a.m.). Already the opening statement by the [...]

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