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By Kevin McDonough Can a show be compelling, intelligent, challenging, cinematic and a little pointless all at the same time? The 10-episode series "Gracepoint" (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14) explores the mystery of a boy's death in a tight-knit tourist … more
By Kevin McDonough "Stalker" (10 p.m., CBS, TV-14) may be a new show, but it sure feels familiar. Written by Kevin Williamson ("Dawson's Creek," "The Vampire Diaries," "Scream"), it stars Maggie Q ("Nikita") as Lt. Beth Davis, the head of L.A.'s … more
By Kevin McDonough Who says flawed and even thoroughly dislikable sitcoms can't be interesting? Karen Gillan ("Doctor Who") stars as Eliza Dooley in "Selfie" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14), an adaptation of "Pygmalion"/"My Fair Lady"/"Pretty Woman" for … more
By Kevin McDonough Hey, we were wrong. For years, the prevailing wisdom held that no network show — never mind a mere sitcom — would ever have the kind of audience that "Friends" and … more
By Kevin McDonough Is Chris Pratt funny? Does it matter? The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star hosts the 40th season opener of "Saturday Night Live" (11:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC, TV-14). Known best for his looks and physique, Pratt starred in one … more
By Kevin McDonough This season's "Amazing Race" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) begins with a move from Sunday to Friday. The action begins in Times Square and involves a globetrotting contest between 11 teams, hosted by Phil Keoghan. In short, very much … more
NEW YORK — In poking fun at the Miss America pageant on the most recent episode of HBO's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver reached for the comedic equivalent of low-hanging fruit. Then he veered … more
By Kevin McDonough ABC triples down on success. Is that smart? The network has taken the bold, if curious step of dedicating its entire Thursday-night lineup to three shows associated with writer/producer Shonda Rhimes: "Grey's Anatomy," … more
By Kevin McDonough Can a comedy tackle a serious subject and still be funny? Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Laurence Fishburne star in the new sitcom "black-ish" (9:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). As the title implies, the show is about race - … more
By Kevin McDonough Isn't it strange how murder mysteries have become our "comfort food"? We could blame Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI," "NCIS"), but the phenomenon dates back to Agatha Christie, if not Arthur Conan Doyle. People can't get enough of … more
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