Monthly Archives: July 2022

Sunday: ‘City on a Hill’ Back for Season 3

Kevin Bacon returns for one of his more interesting roles as the third season of “City on a Hill” (Showtime, 10 p.m.) begins, opposite Aldis Hodge.  Yet another variation on the ill-clad survivalist show is “Naked and Afraid XL: Frozen” (discovery, 8 p.m.) in which contestants are dropped into the wintery mountains of Montana. Archeologists […]

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Saturday TV: Some Threadbare Schedules

Turner Classic Movies’ two-month long Saturday night “Follow the Thread” fashion series concludes with a good one: Paul Thomas Anderson’s 2017 “Phantom Thread” (8 p.m.) with Daniel Day Lewis, paired with “Falbalas” (10:15 p.m.).  Shark Week concludes with “Monsters of the Cape” (Discovery, 8 p.m.), “Sharks in Paradise” (Discovery, 9 p.m.).  A marine mammalology student […]

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Friday TV: Neil Patrick Harris ‘Uncoupled’

Neil Patrick Harris gets to play a character closest to his personality in “Uncoupled” (Netflix, streaming) a new comedy from Darren Star of “Sex and the City” and “Emily in Paris” and Jeffrey Richmond of “Modern Family” about a gay New Yorker who suddenly finds himself single in his 40s.  Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars as a […]

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Thursday TV: Cristin Milioti in ‘The Resort’

Cristin Melioti, William Jackson Harper and Nick Offerman star in the new series “The Resort” (Peacock, streaming) about a vacationing couple in Yucatan who stumble into an unsolved mystery. It’s from the makers of Milioti’s other streaming hit, “Palm Springs,” but one of the producers is Sam Esmail of “Mr. Robot” fame.  An imported UK […]

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Wednesday TV: First Documentary in VR

The pandemic may be still with us, but lockdowns will be remembered as an odd time. They led gamers who already spent a lot of time online to live their entire lives there, often as avatars. The new documentary “We Met in Virtual Reality” (HBO, 9 p.m.) explores some of those relationships and bills itself […]

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Tuesday TV: Evictions During Lockdown

Retro Report and “Frontline” (PBS, 10 p.m., check local listings) look at the housing crisis and how it was affected by the pandemic on the new report “Facing Eviction,” interviewing tenants, landlords, lawyers, judges and the officers charged with carrying out evictions.  Increasingly, competing on shows like “Survivor,” “Big Brother” and “Naked and Afraid” seems […]

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Capital Radio, 7-25-22: Running, Monkeys

That weird dash by Josh Hawley, not long after he encouraged rioters outside, brought something unusual to the otherwise solemn House Committee Investigating Jan. 6: laughter. It also inspired a million memes and more than two hours of today’s show, with songs about run, run, running. With five songs titled “Run” and three titled “Run […]

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Monday: Another Gordon Ramsey Series

The overexposed British chef begins something like his 10th U.S. series with the three-part spinoff “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted: Showdown” (National Geographic, 8 p.m.), in which he visits different areas and faces off with local chefs on culinary skills. First stop is England’s Jurassic coast.  Another star on the network has a spinoff as well. “Running […]

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Sunday TV: Primetime Track & Field Finale

Concluding events at the World Track & Field Championships (CNBC, 8 p.m.; NBC, 9 p.m.) go primetime, including men’s and women’s 4 x 400 relays, pole vault and women’s hurdles.  It’s also the concluding day of the Tour de France (USA, 10 a.m.) after 20 days, four countries and nearly 2,000 miles as riders race […]

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Saturday TV: ‘Breathless’ Stays in Style

The fashion series on Turner Classic Movies has a couple of cool ones: Marlon Brando in “the 1955 “Rebel Without a Cause” (8 p.m.) and Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo (above) in Jean-Luc Goddard’s 1960 “Breathless” (10 p.m.).  First it was in theaters this summer, then it was streaming, now “The Bob’s Burgers Movie” (HBO, […]

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