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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

Has 'The Good Doctor' met its match in 'Good Girls'?

By Kevin McDonough  Television ratings are often about showing us the goods. Last Monday shaped up to be a battle between the "Goods," pitting ABC's "The Good Doctor," the breakout freshman show … more

'Frontline' begins Oscars weekend on a sour note with 'Weinstein'

By Kevin McDonough "Frontline" (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) opens Oscars weekend on a sour note. "Weinstein" offers a definitive look at Hollywood mogul and power broker Harvey Weinstein, who was alleged to have used his considerable … more

This year's Oscar goes to ... find out Sunday

By Kevin McDonough TCM concludes its month-long countdown to the Academy Awards with a day of Best Picture nominees and winners, including the 1982 epic "Gandhi" (8 p.m. Saturday), directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley as the … 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

Daniels shines as complicated hero in 'Looming Tower'

By Kevin McDonough Fact is greater than fiction. And recent history has provided the stuff of some of the best scripted drama of recent years. Today, Hulu will begin streaming "The Looming Tower." Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning book by … more

'Unsolved' takes on Biggie, Tupac murders

By Kevin McDonough "Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G." (10 p.m., USA, TV-MA) offers an extended scripted take on the unsolved murders of two influential rappers some 20 years ago. Directed by Anthony Hemingway, who worked … 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

'Notes From the Field' gives viewers much to ponder

By Kevin McDonough Art and activism mix in "Notes From the Field" (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA), the latest politically charged one-woman show from Anna Deavere Smith. Viewers may recognize her from "The West Wing," "Nurse Jackie" and … more

Netflix offers gritty drama 'Seven Seconds'

By Kevin McDonough Fans of complex, gritty realism have some binging ahead of them. "Seven Seconds" (TV-MA) premieres on Netflix, created by Veena Sud (who also is behind AMC's adaptation of "The Killing"). As in that series, the sun rarely … more

Did Netflix buy TV's future or overpay for its past?

By Kevin McDonough A Valentine's Day proposal backfires in all of the worst ways on "9-1-1" (9 p.m., Fox, r, TV-14). This emergency procedural sports one of the most impressive casts on network TV, with Angela Bassett ("What's Love Got to Do With … 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

Warren Jeffs: Multiple wives and two cable shows

By Kevin McDonough A&E turns its focus to fringe religious sects in February. "Warren Jeffs: Prophet of Evil" (9 p.m., TV-14) revisits the leader of a breakaway polygamous branch of Mormonism … 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

Seafood scandals explored on 'Oceans of Crime'

By Kevin McDonough Is there something fishy about the low price of seafood? "Oceans of Crime" (8 p.m. Saturday, CNBC) explores the frighteningly unregulated world of the international fishing industry, reporting that 90 percent of the seafood … more

'20/20' special looks back, forward to 'Roseanne'

By Kevin McDonough It's never easy competing against the Olympic Winter Games. ABC makes the most of the situation with a "20/20" special (10 p.m.) that glances back and looks forward to a show named "Roseanne." Roseanne Barr's eponymous … more

'He Lied About Everything' gives away the story

By Kevin McDonough The ultimate anti-Valentine's Day treat, the documentary "He Lied About Everything" (8 p.m., ID, TV-14) can be enjoyed on so many strange levels. This tale of a suave con man and a woman betrayed is an example of television … more

Looking back at 'The Bombing of Wall Street' on PBS

By Kevin McDonough Winter may seem pretty while watching the Olympics, but for those of us still shoveling snow, it's getting decidedly old. So, it's smart of HGTV to schedule a "Fixer-Upper" (9 p.m., TV-G) in mid-February dedicated to … 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
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