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Thursday TV: Dolly’s Movie About a Special

“Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” (NBC, 8 pm.) may sound like a nolliday variety special, but it’s actually a movie musical about the making of such a special. Along the way, its stars will sing “9 to 5” and “I Will Always Love You” and introduce songs from friends Willie Nelson, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmie Allen, […]

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Wednesday TV: The Bodybuilder Murder

When a female bodybuilder shot her (also bodybuilding) husband on Valentine’s Day 1995 in self defense, it created just the kind of lurid details to serve up a new documentary limited series, “Killer Sally” (Netflix, streaming).  The rise of and fall of Colombian soccer and its star Andres Escobar from 1987 to 1994 is the […]

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Friday: Dunham’s ‘Catherine Called Birdy’

Lena Dunham of “Girls” fame returns to write and direct a new film, adapting Karen Cushion’s historical children’s novel “Catherine Called Birdy” (Amazon Prime, streaming). Set in the 13th century it concerns  the 14 year old Lady Catherine (Bella Ramsey), who fends off suitors her father (Andrew Scott) insists she marry. Russell Brand and Billie […]

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Tuesday TV: Fat Joe Hosts Hip Hop Awards

Fat Joe hosts The BET Hip Hop Awards (BET 9 p.m.) from Atlanta, with Drake leading with 14 nominations, followed by Kanye West with 10 and Kendrick Lamar with nine. Trina will receive the I Am Hip Hop Award. Performers include French Montana, Joey Bada$$, N.O.R.E., Pusha T, Armani White, Bleu, EST Gee, Gorilla and […]

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Friday TV: New Garcia Comedy ‘Sprung’

Greg Garcia’s brand of sly comedy, that ran from “My Name is Earl” to “Raising Hope” to “The Guest Book” continues his nuttiness with his new one, “Sprung” (Amazon FreeVee, streaming) that features some of his recurring (and welcome) stars Garrett Dillahunt and Martha Plimpton (who is putting on a particularly Cloris Leachman effect here) […]

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Thursday TV: ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

Tatiana Maslany is used to playing multiple characters as she did on “Orphan Black.” But in her new role, she plays both a petite attorney and a seven-foot green monster in high heels. She’s “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” (Disney+, streaming), a series that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but is none too grown up either. […]

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Sunday TV: More Tales of Zombie Central

“Tales of the Walking Dead” (AMC, 9 p.m.) is the latest spinoff of the never-ending zombie saga, with new individual stories contained in each of its six episodes. Kenan returns to Queens to try and reclaim a place in the family business on the second season premiere of “Power Book III: Raising Kenan” (Starz, 9 […]

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Wednesday TV: ‘Reservation Dogs’ Return

One of the best current shows anywhere, “Reservation Dogs” (Hulu, streaming), unjustly ingored by the Emmys, returns for a second season with the gang in disarray; Elora is en route to California with Jackie; Willie Jack is trying to undo a curse and Bear is in a fog. Entirely created and starring Native Americans, there […]

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Monday TV: ‘America the Beautiful’ Salute

The holiday brings a brand new National Geographic nature series about the continent and its wildlife, big and small, from the makers of “Planet Earth.” The big difference for “America the Beautiful” (Disney+, streaming) is the use of jets mounted with cameras, giving a turbo-charged view across the landscape, hundreds of miles at a time. […]

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TV Eye Closes Briefly

We’re not one to take many days off here, but we do so now for a brief hiatus through May 17. I’m sorry I’ll miss the Yvette Mimieux retrospective Wednesday on Turner Classic Movies, but that’s how things sometimes go! See you mid-month!

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