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Backfield in motion: Roseanne and the NFL

By Kevin McDonough What a difference a week makes. Tonight's ABC schedule reflects the first Tuesday of the network's post-"Roseanne" reality. So much has been written about her firing that I, like many, have no desire to read, never mind write, … 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

J.K. Rowling detective series arrives on Cinemax

By Kevin McDonough Cinemax imports the British detective miniseries "C.B. Strike" (10 p.m., TV-MA), based on a series of crime novels by Robert Galbraith. Who is he? In a move right out of "Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition," best-selling … more

'Pose' is the worst new show you can't stop watching

By Kevin McDonough It's hard to stand out in a world with 800 new series debuting every year. How do you get noticed? Is it better to make the best show of the year? Or the worst? Or in the case of "Pose" (9 p.m. Sunday, FX, TV-MA), a little bit … more

Viewing options consist of more than just basketball

By Kevin McDonough A special edition of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (8 p.m. ABC, TV-14) precedes "NBA Countdown" (8:30 p.m.) and Game 1 of the NBA Finals (9 p.m.). Networks have countered the big game with repeats of the season premieres of summer … more

PBS film looks at dark chapter in American history

Who gets to be an American? A hot-button issue in 2018, that question has been part of the national debate since the early days of the republic. Directed by Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, the two-hour documentary "The Chinese … more

Memorial Day salute to McCain

By Kevin McDonoughProfile, tribute and premature obituary, "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls" (8 p.m., HBO, TV-14) documents the six-term Arizona senator's life and career as well as his more … more

Weekend offerings explore memories, memorials

By Kevin McDonough Are we shaped by our actions? Or our memories? Are identities forged by what we choose to remember? Or forget? A meditation on the nature of recollection and storytelling, "The Tale" (10 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA) stars Laura … more

'Phenoms' brings world soccer stars to network TV

By Kevin McDonough Are American TV viewers ready to embrace soccer? Or football, as it is called around the world? Fox certainly hopes so. It dedicates five hours over the next three Friday evenings to "Phenoms" (8 p.m. and 9 p.m.), profiling the … more

Celebrity horror spoofs, morbid nostalgia and 'Red Nose Day'

By Kevin McDonough Nothing says summer silly season like the candid camera reality show. "Terrence Howard's Fright Club" (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14) offers up both genres with a horror twist. A gaggle of Howard's self-proclaimed "biggest fans" are … 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

'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

Viewers are offered the old song and dance routine

By Kevin McDonough Networks wrap up their seasons in full singing and dancing mode — and, not to mention, beauty pageants. A winner emerges from a season of "Dancing With the Stars" (8 p.m., … more

Do themes of 'Fahrenheit 451' echo in digital world?

By Kevin McDonough Does "Fahrenheit 451" (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-14) still matter in a post-print world? Does the title even make sense? While the original Ray Bradbury novel was named after the temperature at which paper ignites, the … more

The brilliant mind behind Lamarr's beautiful face

By Kevin McDonough Is beauty a burden? Celebrity a distraction? "American Masters" presents "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-14, check local listings), a profile of one of the most beautiful movie stars from Hollywood's Golden … 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

Galecki hosts science-themed prank series 'SciJinks'

By Kevin McDonough Stars of long-running hit series can do pretty much anything they want. Johnny Galecki moves from a sitcom about scientists on "The Big Bang Theory" to a cable series that uses real science to comic effect. On "SciJinks" (10:07 … more

Recycling of 1990s shows, celebrities continues

By Kevin McDonough Will we ever get out of the 1990s? It's understandable why programmers recycle shows and celebrities from a quarter-century back. They appeal to the youngish viewers who were just kids when the Ford Taurus was still a design … more

Meredith Vieira hosts 'Royal Wedding Watch'

By Kevin McDonough This week, television shifts to royal wedding overdrive. Or is that overkill? PBS hopes it can lure viewers with five hours of "Royal Wedding Watch" (10 p.m., TV-PG, check local … more

'Patrick Melrose' is best left as a book series

By Kevin McDonough Fans of Benedict Cumberbatch should not miss "Patrick Melrose" (9 p.m. Saturday, Showtime, TV-MA). Perhaps only die-hard Cumberbatch aficionados will enjoy it. The limited series adaptation of Edward St. Aubyn's five novels … more
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