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'Murphy Brown' returns to take on modern politics

By Kevin McDonough Broadcast between 1988 and 1998, the original "Murphy Brown" (9:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) was most relevant during the first Bush presidency, offering an alternate narrative for those who feared that the Reagan era would never end. … more

It isn't easy to have a personal life on 'Single Parents'

By Kevin McDonough A natural companion to "Modern Family," "Single Parents" (9:30 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) stars Taran Killam ("Saturday Night Live"). He's Will, an enthusiastic PTA-type who appears a tad too devoted to indulging his child and … more

NBC launches medical drama 'New Amsterdam'

By Kevin McDonough Is there anything new in "New Amsterdam" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14)? Based on the book "Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital" by Eric Manheimer, the NBC drama follows Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold, "The Blacklist") as … more

Supernatural melodrama 'Manifest' brims with too many ideas

By Kevin McDonough If shows were judged by their influences, the new supernatural family melodrama "Manifest" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) would be very good indeed. In a clear nod to "Lost," arguably the … more

Farm Aid 2018 airs live on AXS TV on Saturday

By Kevin McDonough Willie Nelson will host Farm Aid 2018 (7 p.m. Saturday, AXS TV), live from Hartford, Connecticut, featuring performances by Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Dave Matthews, Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Kacey Musgraves … more

Netflix offers entertaining dramedy 'The Good Cop'

By Kevin McDonough Sometimes people prefer meat loaf. Among the themes at Monday's Emmy ceremonies was the battle for statues between HBO and Netflix. But you really can't compare the two. If the premium cable outlet HBO were a restaurant, it … more

'30 for 30' documentary 'Seau' offers detailed profile of NFL Hall of Famer

By Kevin McDonough Like essays (and even TV reviews), documentaries are interesting for what they say, and what they don't. And where they appear. And where they won't. The latest in the acclaimed "30 for 30" documentary series, "Seau" will … more

NBC's 'I Feel Bad' just piles one bad comedy choice on top of another

By Kevin McDonough A winner emerges on the season finale of "America's Got Talent" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG), still the most popular summer distraction. NBC hopes viewers will stick around for the preview of its new comedy "I Feel Bad" (10 p.m. and … more

Tom Arnold goes in search of rumored Trump tapes

By Kevin McDonough Can a D-list second banana contribute to our civil discourse? "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes With Tom Arnold" (10:30 p.m., Viceland) follows the former "Roseanne" star as he hunts for audio and videotaped evidence of the … more

Although an epic effort, 'The First' is incredibly boring

By Kevin McDonough For a series about a trip to Mars, "The First" sure takes its sweet time. Streaming today on Hulu, this British-American co-production sure looks like a million, make that a billion, bucks. Unfortunately, the pilot episode … more

Will a 'Saturday Night Live' makeover boost Emmys?

Editor's Note: TV Highlights will return Tuesday. By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Excited about Monday's 70th Emmy Awards? Probably not. That's an educated guess based on shrinking interest in entertainment's … more

Film reveals inside story of Oslo Accords negotiations

By Kevin McDonough War is easy. Diplomacy is hard. History has shown how popular and profitable it can be to engage in endless warfare. Making peace takes years, involves compromise and can even cost the lives of those associated with peace … more

New season of 'American Horror Story' arrives as 'Castle Rock' concludes

By Kevin McDonough It's the end of the world as we've never seen it. Or something. "American Horror Story: Apocalypse" (10 p.m., FX, TV-MA) debuts. While many series arrive heavily promoted, "Apocalypse" remains a fairly guarded secret. As of … more

New network season resembles game of musical chairs

By Kevin McDonough Nobody kicks off a new season touting modest expectations. Not in so many words, at least. But a network preview titled "Brooklyn Nine-Nine Presents NBC 2018" (10 p.m., TV-PG) projects an air of understatement. But how do … more

'Swiped' surveys dating technology; CBS's secondhand store

By Kevin McDonough In many ways, adult society is divided into those who are dating or looking for dates and those who are settled down and safely beyond the burden of dating and desire. In the … more

Networks join forces for annual 'Stand Up to Cancer' fundraiser

By Kevin McDonough A broadcast event since 2008, "Stand Up to Cancer" (8 p.m., ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and numerous cable outlets) returns. The live one-hour event will raise funds for new research into cancer treatments. In a show of broadcast … more

Showtime's 'Kidding' fails to live up to its potential

By Kevin McDonough Jim Carrey returns to episodic television as a sad clown. He stars in "Kidding" (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime, TV-14) as Jeff Piccirillo, the very "Mr. Rogers"-like host of "Mr. Pickles' Puppet Time," a public television staple … more

A celebration of regional chefs with 'Bite Club'

By Kevin McDonough A cooking competition and a glance at regional cuisines, "Bite Club" (9 p.m., Food, TV-G) unfolds over six episodes, each set in a different city. In every hour, five local chefs meet on neutral ground. A quick competition … more

'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' enters 13th season

By Kevin McDonough Except for reality shows and soap operas, 13 years is an eternity on television. So it's pretty remarkable that "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" (10 p.m., FXX, TV-MA) is entering its 13th season. It's even been renewed for a … more

Are you a fan of hyper-violent, gory TV shows?

By Kevin McDonough Two new series arrive, notable for their hyper-violence and gore. A sequel of sorts to "Sons of Anarchy," the FX series "Mayans M.C." (10 p.m., TV-MA) follows the fortunes of a Mexican-American motorcycle club. While there … more
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