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How will cord cutters watch the Winter Olympics?

By Kevin McDonough Coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics (8 p.m., NBC, NBCSN) begins in earnest. Look for men's figure skating and freestyle skiing events taking place the night before Friday's opening ceremonies. Over on NBCSN, there's curling, … more

Omarosa goes from the White House to 'Big Brother: Celebrity Edition' house

By Kevin McDonough It had to happen. When reality star sidekicks become White House "advisers," one of them is going to end up on "Big Brother: Celebrity Edition" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-14). Omarose Onee Manigault-Newman, dubbed "Omarosa" for … more

'The Gilded Age' will strike many as familiar

By Kevin McDonough Imagine an America where a tiny sliver of ultra-rich people controls more wealth than everybody else. Where rapid economic technological change leaves millions wondering what happened to the America of their youth. Where … more

NBC offers Olympics preview

By Kevin McDonough Tara Lipinski And Johnny Weir host "The Best of the U.S.: The 2018 Winter Olympics" (10 p.m., NBC). This hourlong special focuses on past champions and new faces who will … more

Netflix launches futuristic thriller 'Altered Carbon'

By Kevin McDonough Fans of a gloomy dystopian future have much to celebrate! Netflix debuts "Altered Carbon" (TV-MA), a head-scratcher with more than a few nods to "Blade Runner." Based on a 2002 novel by Richard K. Morgan, "Carbon" takes … more

'Simone Biles Story' is reminiscent of an after-school special

By Kevin McDonough Lifetime offers inspirational sports drama "The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar" (8 p.m. Saturday). It's a good reminder that people don't watch Lifetime for the uplift. Based on the Olympian's memoir, "Soar" emphasizes … more

NBC's 'A.P. Bio' fails miserably at being a comedy

By Kevin McDonough Proof that sometimes dreadful failures are more interesting than good shows, "A.P. Bio" (9:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14) debuts. Produced by "Saturday Night Live" talent including Seth Meyers, Mike O'Brien and Lorne Michaels, "Bio" … more

'Animals With Cameras' is highly entertaining

By Kevin McDonough Wednesday nights belong to complicated antiheroes. Or American psychos. "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA) really should be called "The Andrew Cunanan Story." Offering flashbacks … more

'Fixer Upper' and the Tim Tebow halo effect

By Kevin McDonough Is Tim Tebow the Doug Flutie of the 21st century? Both men had colorful, even legendary, moments as college football quarterbacks. But the world is full of promising college players who never quite made it in professional … more

Two special ops dramas fade away

By Kevin McDonough Two series, "The Brave" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14) and "Valor" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14), wrap up their low-rated first seasons tonight. The ratings website tvbythenumbers.com considers … 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

'Britannia' launches on Amazon Prime

By Kevin McDonough To the Dark Ages we descend. The streaming service Amazon Prime launches "Britannia" (TV-14), an epic nine-part historical drama set in Britain in the year 43 A.D. David Morrissey ("The Walking Dead") plays Roman leader … 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

Compelling 'Waco' explores characters behind tragedy

By Kevin McDonough The Paramount Network continues its reboot (or rebrand), shifting away from its former Spike identity with the six-part series "Waco" (10 p.m., TV-14). A multiple-character study within a tragedy, "Waco" airs 25 years after the … more

Have a box of tissue on hand for 'We'll Meet Again'

By Kevin McDonough I'm mystified that anybody watches morning television. Particularly those hyperactive series disguised as "news." Filled with chipper chatter, repetitive reports read by pretty people wearing way too much makeup, fake … more

'Grace and Frankie' returns with Kudrow added to cast

By Kevin McDonough Good news: Lisa Kudrow returns to episodic comedy. Bad news: She's returning in the fourth season of the Netflix series "Grace and Frankie" (TV-MA). Kudrow plays Sheree, Grace's (Jane Fonda) manicurist-turned-tenant. Her … more

Planet Earth explores the world's oceans

What killed Aaron Hernandez? Or, more to the point, what drove Aaron Hernandez to murder before he took his own life in 2017?"48 Hours" (10 p.m. Saturday, CBS) and best-selling author James Patterson examine the story of Hernandez, a convicted … more
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