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'Brimstone & Glory' offers cinematic meditation on fireworks

By Kevin McDonough The fireworks start early this week. "POV" presents the 2017 documentary "Brimstone & Glory" (10 p.m., PBS, check local listings), directed by Viktor Jakovleski. The film … more

A&E shares David Cassidy's final days

By Kevin McDonough Come on, get (un)happy! Proving once again that celebrity and morbidity mix in all the worst ways, "Biography" presents "David Cassidy: The Last Session" (9 p.m., A&E, TV-14) … more

'Vida' presents the familiar with a new accent

By Kevin McDonough Blending pathos and comedy, social commentary and explicit and sometimes embarrassing sexual situations, "Vida" (8:30 p.m. Sunday, Starz, TV-MA) is both a radical departure and remarkably familiar. It's television, after … more

'Jazz Ambassadors' is a story of music, diplomacy, race

By Kevin McDonough Like the best history documentaries, "The Jazz Ambassadors" (10 p.m., PBS, check local listings) challenges our notions about the past. It explores several bygone eras, a time when the world was divided by the Cold War, a time … more

'Man in an Orange Shirt' is thoughtful film with heart

By Kevin McDonough A romance laced with tragedy, the "Masterpiece" presentation "Man in an Orange Shirt" (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS, TV-14, check local listings) follows two relationships separated by 60 years. The film was released last year in the … more

Syfy's '12 Monkeys' begins its fourth, final season

By Kevin McDonough For a Friday night in June, there is an abundance of new, returning and revived series to consider. - Based on a 1995 movie of the same name that was in turn based on "La Jetee," a 28-minute 1962 French language film, "12 … more

Psychological thriller 'Sharp Objects' debuts on HBO

By Kevin McDonough A good bet to be the most talked-about show of the summer, "Sharp Objects" (9 p.m. Sunday, HBO, TV-MA) is a triumph for Amy Adams and continues the migration of stellar talent from the big screen to television. A missing … more

Family friendly 'Anne with an E' returns to Netflix

By Kevin McDonough "Anne with an E" returns for a second season, streaming on Netflix. A remarkable, family-friendly Canadian series known as "Anne" north of the border, it stars young Amybeth McNulty as the character made famous by the "Anne of … more

Celebrity horror spoofs, morbid nostalgia and 'Red Nose Day'

By Kevin McDonough Nothing says summer silly season like the candid camera reality show. "Terrence Howard's Fright Club" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) offers up both genres with a horror twist. A gaggle of Howard's self-proclaimed "biggest fans" are … more

MLB All-Star Game returns to D.C. after nearly 50 years

By Kevin McDonough You can't say we're not fixed for big sporting events. Between last weekend's World Cup final, Wimbledon tennis and the ongoing 2018 Tour de France (8 p.m., NBCSN), it's been quite a menu. Tonight brings the 89th Annual … more

Racing celebrity Danica Patrick hosts 2018 ESPYs

By Kevin McDonough The 2018 ESPYs (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) honors the past year's major sports achievements, moments and performances. Danica Patrick becomes the first woman to host the awards, which have been around since 1993. Patrick, who … more

'Marlon' wraps up its 2nd, possibly final, season

By Kevin McDonough "Marlon" (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14), a summer comedy, loosely based on the life of its star, Marlon Wayans, concludes its second season tonight. Normally, a show with a 10-episode run that attracted fewer than three … more

Creative team behind 'Castle' launches 'Take Two'

By Kevin McDonough Remember "Castle"? That series' creative team, Andrew W. Marlowe and Terri Edda Miller, return for "Take Two" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-PG), a second experiment with a familiar formula. Rachel Bilson stars as Sam, the former star of … more

Recycling of 1990s shows, celebrities continues

By Kevin McDonough Will we ever get out of the 1990s? It's understandable why programmers recycle shows and celebrities from a quarter-century back. They appeal to the youngish viewers who were just kids when the Ford Taurus was still a design … more

Galecki hosts science-themed prank series 'SciJinks'

By Kevin McDonough Stars of long-running hit series can do pretty much anything they want. Johnny Galecki moves from a sitcom about scientists on "The Big Bang Theory" to a cable series that uses real science to comic effect. On "SciJinks" (10:07 … more

Weekend offerings explore memories, memorials

By Kevin McDonough Are we shaped by our actions? Or our memories? Are identities forged by what we choose to remember? Or forget? A meditation on the nature of recollection and storytelling, "The Tale" (10 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA) stars Laura … more

'Being Serena' offers intimate look at tennis great

By Kevin McDonough Are sports stars interesting outside of the arena? The five-part documentary series "Being Serena" (10 p.m., HBO, TV-PG) follows one of the most dominant athletes of her generation. It begins tonight with her sudden discovery … more

Viewing options consist of more than just basketball

By Kevin McDonough A special edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (8 p.m. ABC, TV-14) precedes "NBA Countdown" (8:30 p.m.) and Game 1 of the NBA Finals (9 p.m.). Networks have countered the big game with repeats of the season premieres of summer … more

'The Middle' gets a little closer to its finale

By Kevin McDonough Hey, it's May! Time was, May was a pretty big deal in the TV universe, the month when shows wrapped up their seasons, and networks offered big movies, miniseries and events in the programming razzle-dazzle known as sweeps. … more

Are some TV comedies becoming too serious?

By Kevin McDonough "The Big Bang Theory" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) wraps up its 11th season in a traditional fashion: a wedding episode. Look for guest stars Kathy Bates, Mark Hamill and the magician Teller to arrive on Sheldon and Amy's big … more
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