Category Archives: What’s On TV

Tuesday TV: ‘Secret City’ on Netflix

Anna Torv, once of “Fringe” stars in an Australian series “Secret City” (Netflix streaming) as a journalist looking into a death that has something to do with U.S./China political intrigue. Also online, there’s a new standup special, “W. Kamau Bell: Private School Negro” (Netflix, streaming). In the penultimate episode of “Civilizations” (PBS, 8 p.m., check [...]

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Monday TV: Imagine Dragons, Acceptance

Dan Reynolds, frontman of the group Imagine Dragons, acts like he deserves a big pat on the back for not adhering to the discriminatory policies of the Mormon Church in which he was raised. He does the only thing he thinks rock stars can do: throws a benefit concert. He refuses, though, to renounce the [...]

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Sunday TV: Jamie Foxx Hosts BET Awards

Anita Baker, currently on her farewell tour, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the BET Awards 2018 (BET, MTV, TV Land, VH1, 8 p.m.). Performers are to include Wale, YG, Ledisi, Marsha Ambrosias, Tye Tribbett, 2 Chainz, Miguel, Yolanda Adams, Daniel Caesar, Big Sean, SiR, Jay Rock, Meek Mill, Janelle Monáe, H.E.R., and Migos. Jamie Foxx [...]

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Saturday TV: Radio Disney Music Awards

Ah, you thought you were out of touch with the MTV Video Music Awards. At the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards (Disney, 8 and 9:30 p.m.) the nominees include Cheat Codes, Hey Violet, Lauv and Why Don’t We as best new artist nominees. There are also some familiar names for best artist including Bruno Mars, [...]

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At the ‘Luke Cage’ Premiere Party

The second season of “Luke Cage” (Netflix, streaming) begins tonight on the service, but had a premiere party the other night at the Kennedy Center celebrating Marvel’s bulletproof brother from Harlem. As interesting as the first season was — and of Cage’s Netflix origins in “Jessica Jones” — the first two episodes they showed seemed [...]

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Also On Friday: British Bakers Return

Although there’s been a shakeup in the cast in the UK, the version of “The Great British Baking Show” (PBS, 9 p.m., check local listings) making its fifth season premiere here is still the one with the beloved original cast of Sue Perkins, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Mel Giedroyc. The unusually cheery and uplifting [...]

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Thursday TV: Saluting George Clooney

Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, Miley Cyrus, Diane Keaton, Laura Dern, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Amal Clooney and Barack Obama (in a taped greeting) all take part in the “AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to George Clooney” (TNT, 10 p.m.), recorded earlier this month at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The event [...]

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Wednesday TV: Costner in ‘Yellowstone’

For his first work in series television, Kevin Costner returns to familiar surroundings — the American West — in a contemporary series about a man trying to keep control of his large ranch in “Yellowstone” (Paramount, 9 p.m.). Jim goes on an epic bender with a friend to end second season of “Brockmire” (IFC, 10 [...]

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Tuesday TV: Romantic Series ‘Love Is __’

The new romantic series “Love Is __” (OWN, 10 p.m.) from Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil, who worked together on “Being Mary Jane” and “Black Lightning,” is based on their own relationship as a couple working in Hollywood. Michele Weaver and Will Catlett, above, star in the series set in the 1990s. As a [...]

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Monday TV: MTV Movie & TV Awards

The 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (MTV, VH1, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, TV Land, 9 p.m.) will be enlivened by its host, Tiffany Haddish, who is also nominated for Best Comedic Performance. .and Scene Stealer.  “Black Panther” and “Stranger Things” lead nominations with seven each. Chris Pratt will win the Generation Award; Lena Waithe will [...]

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