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Sunday TV: ‘Westworld’ Back for Season 4

The series based on the movie “Westworld” (HBO, 10 p.m.) went off the rails a couple of seasons ago, but oh, what sleek rails. The futuristic saga nominally is about a robot takeover, but it can’t beat star Evan Rachel Wood’s most chilling HBO appearance recently, as the star of her own documentary about abuse, […]

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Saturday TV: A Slimier Kind of Golf

Golf takes a gooey turn in the special “Slime Cup” (Nickelodeon, 8 p.m.). Participants include Terry Crews (in a turtle suit), as well as NFL stars Saquon Barkley and Justin Herbert, and pro golfers Collin Morikawa and Lexi Thompson.  “Planet Earth: Dynasties II” (BBC America, 8 p.m.) puts the spotlight on Moroccan macaques A two […]

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Friday TV: Maya Rudolph Takes the ‘Loot’

Maya Rudolph stars in “Loot” (Apple TV+, streaming), about a divorced billionairess who tries clumsily to help out the charitable foundation under her name. The cast includes Nat Faxon, Ron Funches and Joel Kim Booster.  A filmed version of the off-Broadway coming-of-age story “Trevor: The Musical” (Disney+, streaming) has its debut. Alyssa Emily Marvin and […]

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Thursday TV: Out of Chicago, ‘The Bear’

Jeremy Allen White of “Shameless” moves to another gritty Chicago story, playing a young high-end chef who returns to run his brother’s sandwich shop in Chicago in a new series “The Bear” (Hulu, streaming), which is listed as a comedy but plays like a high-stress drama. Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri and Abby Elliott also star.  […]

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Wednesday: ‘Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes’

A new trove of archival footage and suppressed interviews with victims of the world’s worst nuclear disaster make up the new documentary “Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes” (HBO, 10 p.m.), a film made more urgent due to current Russian lies to its citizens about its invasion of of Ukraine — where the doomed plant was located. […]

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Tuesday TV: Jon Stewart’s Twain Moment

A raft of stars pay homage to the man who elevated late night topical humor on “Jon Stewart: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize” (PBS, 9 p.m.). Bruce Springsteen performs alongside the night’s band leader Gary Clark Jr. and a number of past stars from “The Daily Show” show up, including Steve Carell, Samantha Bee, […]

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Monday TV: A Mysterious Nebraska Murder

What made a handful of people confess to the 1985 murder of a 68-year-old grandmother in Beatrice, Neb.? A new true crime documentary series “Mind Over Murder” (HBO, 10 p.m.) looks into the case, in which the confessors were later exonerated by DNA evidence 20 years later. A murder even further back, of an Asian-American […]

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Sunday TV: Celebrating Juneteenth in L.A.

“Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom” (CNN, 8 p.m.), live from the Hollywood Bowl, presents entertainment celebrating the day with Earth, Wind @ Fire, Bell Bit Defoe, The Roots, Chaka Khan, Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, Lucky Daye and Mickey Guyton. Don Lemon hosts; Michelle Obama is slated to give some remarks.  Elsewhere, Taye Diggs, Ne-Yo […]

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Saturday TV: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

The 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball is marked by the two-hour documentary “After Jackie” (History, 8 p.m.) featuring interviews with Bill White and Bob Gibson. There’s baseball, too, with Texas at Detroit (Fox Sports 1, 4 p.m.), St. Louis at Boston (Fox, 7 p.m.) and Angels at […]

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Friday TV: Emma Thompson’s Latest Movie

The anticipated sex comedy “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” (Hulu, streaming) stars Emma Thompson as a retired widow who hires a sex worker (Daryl McCormack) for company.   A recent college grad finds his niche as a party starter and motivational dance instructor at local bar mitzvahs in the new feature “Cha Cha Real […]

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