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'Celebrity Boss' is contrived, sometimes dreadful

By Kevin McDonough Are "celebrity editions" the kiss of death for reality franchises? Tonight's "Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition" (8 p.m., CBS), starring gymnast Gabby Douglas, tries so hard to be touching that it's frequently ridiculous. When … more

Documentary explores history, influence of Barbie

By Kevin McDonough Who's short, beloved, loathed, coveted, discarded and controversial? Not to mention nearly 60 years old! The documentary "Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie" begins streaming on Hulu today. "Tiny" explores the history and … more

Stunning 'Legion' follows beautiful, baffling tradition

By Kevin McDonough While it hardly stacks up with the other tragic and historical events of 1968, June 1 of this year marks the 50th anniversary of the American broadcast of "The Prisoner." That British import was arguably the first television … more

'Love Is ...' offers a multilayered tale of romance

By Kevin McDonough "Love Is ..." (10 p.m., OWN, TV-14) has nothing to do with that corny little single-panel comic strip. It's a multilayered tale of romance set in the 1990s, but narrated from the point of view of the present day. It's about two … more

Costner stars in 21st-century western series

By Kevin McDonough Big star. Big skies. Big show? It's a pretty safe bet that fans of TV westerns and Kevin Costner will tune in for "Yellowstone" (9 p.m., Paramount, TV-MA), a multigenerational saga set in Montana's ranching country. Costner … more

Does something sinister lurk below the sea on 'Siren?'

By Kevin McDonough It's hard to make a splash. Derivative yet different, alluring and preposterous, implausible, weird and ominous: Can "Siren" (8 p.m., Freeform, TV-14) break through the cable clutter to become appointment TV? "Siren" opens … more

Andie MacDowell is right at home in 'The Beach House'

By Kevin McDonough For its network and its star, "The Beach House" (9 p.m. Saturday, Hallmark, TV-PG) presents a comforting return to form. This Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation based on a novel by Mary Alice Monroe adds a few emotional … more

Cameron hosts A-list sci-fi series

By Kevin McDonoughWhen you're king of the world, everybody wants to appear on your show. "James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction" (10:05 p.m., AMC, TV-14) takes a six-episode tour of the genre. It … more

Specials recall King, his movement, assassination

By Kevin McDonough A number of television events commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. "I Am MLK Jr." (9 p.m., Paramount, BET, TV-PG) uses historical footage and contemporary … more

A&E's 'Grace vs. Abrams' ends 1st season tonight

By Kevin McDonough Want proof that there are simply too many new series, channels and streaming services to follow? The series "Grace vs. Abrams" (10 p.m., A&E, TV-14), featuring Dan Abrams and Nancy Grace arguing about old cases and cable news … more

Detective series 'Rellik' is well worth watching

By Kevin McDonough Cinemax imports the British detective series "Rellik" (10 p.m., TV-MA). The six-part drama throws up quite a few hurdles for the casual viewer, but it's well worth watching for those who hang on. For starters, the drama … more

Angry, funny 'Dietland' debuts on AMC

By Kevin McDonough Can a show be subversive and funny too? "Dietland" (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14) is an adaptation of Sarai Walker's 2015 novel, a strange, darkly comedic odyssey from self-loathing to … more

'The Americans' proceeds with grim determination

By Kevin McDonough We critics are never satisfied. Give us what we want, and we complain. Some days ago, I complained that the second season premiere of "I'm Dying Up Here" was too frantic and filled with rapid-fire scenes that piled on sensation … more

'Great American Read' hopes to promote literacy

By Kevin McDonough Can television promote literacy and literature? Can the same impulses that connect viewers to shows like "American Idol" and "The Voice" drive them to watch and participate in the eight-part series "The Great American Read" (8 … more

Arctic chiller 'The Terror' debuts on AMC

By Kevin McDonough An epic adventure blending history and horror, the 10-episode series "The Terror" (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14) debuts with a two-hour helping. Set in the 1840s, this cinematic adventure … more

How much does Broadway matter to TV viewers?

By Kevin McDonough Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban host the 72nd Annual Tony Awards (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS), celebrating the best of Broadway over the past year. Both have been nominated for recent Tonys, Bareilles for the score to "Waitress" and … more

Netflix revives, updates riveting 'The Staircase'

By Kevin McDonough Your summer binge has arrived. With a revised and updated version of "The Staircase" (TV-MA), Netflix taps into two TV trends. We live in an era when everything that has aired must be rebooted. We've also seen an abundance … more

A winner is named on 'Survivor' season 36 finale

By Kevin McDonough The television season comes to an official end tonight on a pretty old-fashioned note. A winner of the 36th season of "Survivor" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) is crowned as the contrived shenanigans on Ghost Island come to an end. A … more

'Staten Island Hustle' celebrates business with zest

By Kevin McDonough Does television understand the working person? Some praised the return of "Roseanne" for bringing back working-class characters to network television. With the exception of ABC's "The Middle" and NBC's "Superstore," few network … more

Cancellation of ABC's 'Quantico' fits a pattern

By Kevin McDonough Don't go looking for "Quantico" anymore. Only a few weeks into its third season, the spy thriller was abruptly yanked by ABC. Look for the summer season "news" distraction "What Would You Do?" (10 p.m.) to air in its … more
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