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Documentary 'Mercury 13' is a tale of dreams denied

By Kevin McDonough They had "The Right Stuff," but it didn't matter. Netflix begins streaming the documentary "Mercury 13" (TV-PG) today, a tale of missions deferred and dreams denied. "Mercury 13" follows the stories of the women who passed … more

Playthings revolt as HBO's 'Westworld' returns

By Kevin McDonough Fans of thought-provoking, visually lavish entertainment are in luck. "Westworld" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) returns for a second season. In its first year, "Westworld" combined the widescreen beauty of a Western with the musings of … more

ABC bids farewell to political thriller 'Scandal'

By Kevin McDonough ABC's Shondaverse will shrink before it disappears. "Scandal" (10 p.m., TV-14) wraps up its seventh and last season with an episode written by creator Shonda Rhimes. Coverage of all things "Scandal" begins on ABC with "Good … more

A president under siege on 'Designated Survivor'

By Kevin McDonough The leak of illegal tapes, mysterious computer hackers and questions about the president's fitness for office provide the backdrop of tonight's "Designated Survivor" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). President Tom Kirkman (Kiefer … more

'Civilizations' offers a history of 20,000 years of art

By Kevin McDonough Traditional television has entered a "greatest hits" phase. The ratings success of "Roseanne" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG) will only encourage other networks to follow suit. The notion of a "new" "Murphy Brown" makes me sad. It … more

Hargitay offers 'Evidence' of nationwide scandal

By Kevin McDonough Mariska Hargitay knows she's not a cop. She just plays one on TV. But her role as Detective Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: SVU" has brought her in contact with thousands of … more

Detective series 'Rellik' is well worth watching

By Kevin McDonough Cinemax imports the British detective series "Rellik" (10 p.m., TV-MA). The six-part drama throws up quite a few hurdles for the casual viewer, but it's well worth watching for those who hang on. For starters, the drama … more

Can documentary bring Elvis the respect he deserves?

By Kevin McDonough HBO presents "Elvis Presley: The Searcher" (8 p.m., Saturday, TV-PG), an epic documentary reappraisal of the King. Dead more than 40 years now, Presley has fallen into rather well-calcified myths, many of them negative and … more

Bob Knight film launches new ESPN streaming service

By Kevin McDonough "Mom" (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14) has been renewed for a sixth season by CBS. It is one of three comedies, along with "The Big Bang Theory" and "Young Sheldon," from producer Chuck Lorre. All will be back next season. Lorre did not … more

'Staten Island Hustle' celebrates business with zest

By Kevin McDonough Does television understand the working person? Some praised the return of "Roseanne" for bringing back working-class characters to network television. With the exception of ABC's "The Middle" and NBC's "Superstore," few network … more

Music stars pay tribute to Elton John on CBS special

By Kevin McDonough Music legends never really go away. Frank Sinatra perfected the art of staging retirements followed by elaborately staged comebacks. Last December, Elton John announced he was retiring from live concerts by way of announcing a … more

'Independent Lens' documents a world of spit and polish

By Kevin McDonough When was the last time you stopped to get your shoes shined? As I never tire of repeating, the best documentaries (not to mention essays and newspaper columns) focus on a "small" … more

Seth Rogen hosts fundraiser for Alzheimer's disease

By Kevin McDonough Netflix may be taking over television itself, but is it changing it? Or serving up a cafeteria of the same old thing? Two of the streaming service's "new" programs debuting today have a ring of the familiar; others offer … more

'Howards End' should appeal to 'Downton Abbey' fans

By Kevin McDonough Has Al Pacino ever played a nice guy? Pacino stars in the title role of "Paterno" (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA), the latest in a string of portrayals of deeply flawed men, including Roy Cohn, Jack Kevorkian and Phil Spector. … more

Ready to be conned into a 2nd season of 'Imposters'?

By Kevin McDonough "Imposters" (10 p.m., Bravo, TV-14) returns for a second season. Though it's not entirely clear if the stylish high-concept series ran out of story sometime during the first. It offers a great showcase for Inbar Lavi … more

Specials recall King, his movement, assassination

By Kevin McDonough A number of television events commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. "I Am MLK Jr." (9 p.m., Paramount, BET, TV-PG) uses historical footage and contemporary … more

Stunning 'Legion' follows beautiful, baffling tradition

By Kevin McDonough While it hardly stacks up with the other tragic and historical events of 1968, June 1 of this year marks the 50th anniversary of the American broadcast of "The Prisoner." That British import was arguably the first television … more

New thriller 'The Crossing' hits many hot buttons

By Kevin McDonough There's a lot of weird television washing up on shore. Seems like just yesterday that Freeform debuted "Siren," about a small town beset with a mermaid mystery. Now its corporate … more

Weekend offers several Easter viewing options

By Kevin McDonough Nothing exceeds like excess, particularly when everything and everybody is for sale. That is the moral of the true-life documentary "Operation Odessa" (9 p.m. Saturday, Showtime, TV-MA). Only the fact that "Odessa" is based on … more

'Dangerous Book for Boys' now streaming on Amazon Prime

By Kevin McDonough Produced by Bryan Cranston, "The Dangerous Book for Boys" begins streaming today on Amazon Prime. A best seller when published in 2006, "Dangerous" offered boys "from 8 to 80" a how-to guide to adventure and manly know-how, … more
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