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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

Freeform launches quirky sitcom 'Alone Together'

By Kevin McDonough How can you be the voice of your generation when you've got nothing to say? The new single camera comedy "Alone Together" (8:30 p.m., Freeform, TV-14) stars Esther Povitsky ("Crazy Ex-Girlfriend") and Benji Aflalo as … more

Trouble sleeping? Watching 'Into the Amazon' might work just as well as medication

By Kevin McDonough Welcome to the jungle. "American Experience" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-14, check local listings) embarks on its 30th anniversary season with "Into the Amazon." The two-hour film documents the remarkable 1914 expedition led by former … more

New documentary follows Bowie's final years

By Kevin McDonoughThe year 2016 brought many shocks. For some, the first of many upsetting moments was the seemingly sudden death of David Bowie on Jan. 10. Few expected the passing of a man of such … more

Human characters behind grim statistics on 'The Chi'

By Kevin McDonough How hard is it to be just a kid in a city known for random, senseless murder? Set in Chicago's South Side, the new drama "The Chi" (10 p.m. Sunday, Showtime, TV-MA) offers a slice-of-life view of residents of … more

Fraud, deceit in the world's honey trade on 'Rotten'

By Kevin McDonough The rise of nonfiction documentary series has brought an abundance of shows about true crime and food. Netflix combines the two subjects with the new series "Rotten" (TV-MA), produced by the folks who brought you Anthony … 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

'LA to Vegas' fails to live up to its potential

By Kevin McDonough You've heard of saving the best for last. Sometimes I think networks save the worst for first. I can't tell you how many new comedies I've reviewed over the years that arrived in the first days of the new year only to vanish … 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

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 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

Summing up, reflecting on TV trends of 2017

By Kevin McDonough A night that ABC dedicates to three repeat game shows is as good as any to glance back at the TV trends of 2017. Covering a medium that churns out more than 400 new scripted series a year leaves little time to sum up the … more

CBS airs 'The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors'

By Kevin McDonough "The 40th Annual Kennedy Center Honors" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) continues a long post-Christmas CBS tradition. This year's induction includes an acclaimed dancer, two pop stars, a hip-hop pioneer-turned TV star and a 95-year-old … more

Is the world ready for a female 'Doctor Who'?

By Kevin McDonough BBC America has been airing repeat episodes of "Doctor Who" all week. As fans of the long-running series surely know, the new Christmas special, "Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time" … more
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