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Spellbinding 'Versace' about so much more than murder

By Kevin McDonough The television year begins in earnest with "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA). The story opens with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace (Edgar Ramirez) outside his … more

'Last Post' offers politics, military action, melodrama

By Kevin McDonough Does Coke help sell Pepsi? Netflix and Amazon Prime may be the biggest competitors for the streaming market, but sometimes their programming can overlap and complement each other. Viewers of Netflix's gorgeously produced "The … more

'Jane' recalls Goodall's years amid chimpanzees

By Kevin McDonough A glorious television experience, the acclaimed 2017 documentary "Jane" (9 p.m., National Geographic) makes its broadcast debut. Directed by Brett Morgen ("Kurt Cobain: Montage of … more

NFL players demonstrate talents off the field on variety show

By Kevin McDonough The skills of NFL stars are not limited to appearances on "Dancing With the Stars." With one meaningful game left in the season, CBS presents "MVP: Most Valuable Performer" (8 p.m., CBS). "NCIS: Los Angeles" star LL Cool J … more

Engaging 'Black Mirror' begins streaming 4th season

By Kevin McDonough Anthology series are back. This year saw several new shows that offered episodes as standalone stories. HBO's "Room 104" and TBS's "The Guest Book" are both set in motels. Amazon's "Lore" adapted a podcast into a television … more

A comedy with some drama in the mix, 'Atlanta' returns

By Kevin McDonough A hip-hop tragedy wrapped in a sly comedy, "Atlanta" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA) returns for its second helping. The new episodes are thematically linked as "Robbin' Season," involving petty and sometimes violent bouts of burglary, … more

'Amazing Race' wraps up 30th season with uncertain future

By Kevin McDonough A winner emerges on the 30th season finale of "The Amazing Race" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG). Will there be a 31st? Good question. It's a little sad to see CBS schedule the finale of this hardy series up against the Winter … more

The importance of paying attention to history

By Kevin McDonough Just because some people don't care about history doesn't mean it doesn't matter. Or that blithe ignorance won't prove costly. That was a harsh lesson recently learned by NBC Sports analyst Joshua Cooper Ramo after the … more

'Legends' returns as 'Supergirl' vacations

By Kevin McDonough The CW shuffles its comic book collection, replacing "Supergirl" on the schedule with "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" (8 p.m., TV-14) for the next nine weeks. Look for "Supergirl" to … more

A glance back at notable departures from 2017

By Kevin McDonough The last weekend of the year is the right time to glance back at the notable television personalities, producers and creators we lost in 2017. The year saw the deaths of stars of iconic series, including Mary Tyler Moore … more

'The Four: Battle for Stardom' debuts on FOX

By Kevin McDonough Has America clamored for a new singing competition? Fox sure hopes so. Some 10 years back, "American Idol" was so dominant that it was called a ratings "Death Star," eclipsing any other network show that aired on the same … more

ABC certainly isn't afraid to try something weird

By Kevin McDonough Tonight marks the season finale of "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). I wouldn't be surprised if this far-fetched fantasy was headed toward cancellation. For those who haven't been paying attention, … more

Amazon streams Cord and Tish live from Pasadena!

By Kevin McDonoughThe new year begins with a new variation on a venerable TV tradition. Nothing says New Year's morning like the 129th Rose Parade, held in Pasadena, California. This year, Amazon … more

Does 'Life Sentence' leave itself anywhere to go?

By Kevin McDonough So what are you doing for the rest of your life? A dark comic variation on the dying teen genre, "Life Sentence" (9 p.m., CW, TV-PG) stars Lucy Hale ("Pretty Little Liars") as Stella Abbott. The show's first five minutes play … more

Hallmark airs yet another original Christmas movie

By Kevin McDonough No excess is too much when it comes to Christmas. But Hallmark may have outdone itself. It has not only been airing Christmas movies since before Halloween, it has also been essentially broadcasting the very same Christmas … more

ABC offers 'Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story'

By Kevin McDonough If you want to bring up serious issues, talk about sports. Athletics used to be a "safe" subject, something you discussed when you wanted to avoid heated matters like politics, religion, gender, race and class. Now sports pages … more

CW's 'Black Lightning' is entertaining, irresistible

By Kevin McDonough"Black Lightning" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) is insane. And I mean that in all the best and most entertaining ways.Like too much television programming, "Lightning" is based on a comic … more

Disney creates cute, safe comedy from horror genre

By Kevin McDonough Netflix launches another coming of age dramedy aimed at the 30-ish somethings advertisers crave. Even though Netflix doesn't need advertisers. Set in the nowhere town of Boring, Oregon, "Everything Sucks!" (TV-14) revolves … more

New shows, returning shows highlight tonight's schedule

By Kevin McDonoughHeavily promoted during the Olympics, the hourlong comedy "Good Girls" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14) tries to be too many things at once. Christina Hendricks ("Mad Men") is Beth, a … more

Toni Braxton portrays a hero in 'Faith Under Fire'

By Kevin McDonough Is seven-time Grammy winner Toni Braxton Emmy-bound? She stars in the riveting 2018 true-life drama "Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story" (8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lifetime, TV-14). In 2013, Tuff - a school … more
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