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How many reboots, remakes can viewers consume?

By Kevin McDonough Will audiences warm to a version of "Dancing With the Stars" where you can't see the stars? Craig Robinson ("The Office," "Hot Tub Time Machine") hosts "The Masked Dancer" (8 p.m. Sunday, Fox, TV-PG), a spin-off of Fox's hit … more

Historical fairy tale 'Bridgerton' begins streaming

By Kevin McDonough Fans of historical fiction, fantasy and romance novels might enjoy "Bridgerton" a new series streaming on Netflix, based on a series of books by the prolific author Julia Quinn. Set in London during the Regency era, … more

Holiday traditions: Sugarplums or stale fruitcake?

By Kevin McDonough What makes a holiday tradition? Quality or mere repetition? As it has for decades now, NBC will air the 1946 fable "It's a Wonderful Life" (8 p.m., TV-G). Like many films directed by Frank Capra, "Life" has been considered … more

Christmas holiday programming dwindles down

By Kevin McDonough Hey, it's the eve of Christmas Eve, and your chances to indulge in sticky holiday movies are quickly running out. Hallmark and Lifetime will continue to grind on with their Yuletide onslaught, but the clock is pretty much … more

PBS offers Wiseman's 'City Hall' documentary

By Kevin McDonough If people still went to the office, this would be the time that they'd be taking a few days off, extending their Christmas vacation by a day or two. One gets the sense that CBS has already closed up shop. Why else broadcast … more

Dance revolution: 'On Pointe' streams on Disney+

By Kevin McDonough There'll be no "Nutcracker" in 2020. Among the many pleasures of life we've lost to this plague-ridden year are performances of Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," a showcase for young dancers that has been a boon to many … more

'Tis the weekend for holiday programming

By Kevin McDonough The last weekend before Christmas brings more treacle, as well as some demented holiday horror. Hired by a faraway kingdom to fix the royal merry-go-round, a fetching woman must collaborate with a handsome prince on the repair … more

Good vs. evil in a postapocalyptic world on 'The Stand'

By Kevin McDonough Will viewers watch a miniseries about an apocalyptic plague in the middle of a real pandemic? The premium streaming service CBS All Access debuts "The Stand," a nine-episode miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's 1978 novel … more

Finales, political murder and Rockettes' red glare

By Kevin McDonough Network television's long winter's nap is upon us. "The Voice" is over, and tonight, contestants on "The Amazing Race" (8 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) descend upon New Orleans in hopes of winning the $1 million prize. Similarly, "The … more

Musical specials take center stage on tonight's TV

By Kevin McDonough Ten days before Christmas, music takes center stage. - "The Voice" (8 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) glances back at the final performances. A winner emerges on the season finale (9 p.m., TV-PG). - Kevin Bacon ("Footloose") and Eve … more

Island of lost girls: 'The Wilds' on Amazon Prime

By Kevin McDonough Every generation gets the desert island fantasy it deserves. Amazon Prime begins streaming "The Wilds," a 10-episode mystery aimed at young adults. Comparisons to "Lost" are both obvious and a bit unfair. The use of the … more

A band of brothers: HBO offers Bee Gees documentary

By Kevin McDonough For most artists, having one No. 1 song is a miracle and a lifetime achievement. Imagine writing thousands of songs and having 20 reach that height. That ranks right up there with the best. And that's the message of "The Bee … more

'Mank' and the death of the movie-going experience

By Kevin McDonough COVID has claimed nearly 300,000 lives and put thousands of companies out of business. Last week, the pandemic may have taken down an entire industry. Movie theaters had been suffering for years, but the announcement last … more

Shiny holiday traditions and homicidal snake handlers

By Kevin McDonough NBC serves up a new variation on an old holiday favorite. "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical!" (8 p.m., NBC) stars Matthew Morrison ("Glee") in the title role. Look for Amelia Minto ("The Lost Girls") as Cindy-Lou Who. The cast … more

HBO documentary recalls the MOVE tragedy

By Kevin McDonough The 2020 documentary "40 Years a Prisoner" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) recalls one of the stranger chapters in American history. It relates the story and cause of Mike Africa Jr., a man born behind bars to a radical mother imprisoned … more

Homeschooling endeavors on 'Baby Chimp Rescue'

By Kevin McDonough The ancient notion of a "barrel full of monkeys" comes to mind as you watch "Baby Chimp Rescue" (8 p.m. Saturday, BBC America, TV-PG), a three-part look at a chimpanzee orphanage in Liberia. Sadly, it's not the only throwback … more

Friday offers debuts of 'Selena,' 'Hardy Boys' and 'Mank'

By Kevin McDonough The days of TGIF programming may be a thing of the past, but two new streaming remakes put the emphasis on family, even if both are steeped in tragedy and loss. Netflix debuts "Selena: The Series," an episodic family drama … more

'Unicorn' makes serious statement while being amusing

By Kevin McDonough Nervous chatter. What would sitcoms do without it? After all, it's hard to fill a half-hour comedy with meaningful dialogue. Or thoughtful silence. That's the gist of tonight's episode of "The Unicorn" (9:30 p.m., CBS, … more

From here to paternity: HBO's 'Baby God'

By Kevin McDonough On one level, the 2020 documentary "Baby God" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) is an expose. On another, it's a detective story decades in the making. The "God" in question is Dr. Quincy Fortier, an OB/GYN doctor in the Las Vegas area … more

Paulson is not to be missed in both 'Ratched,' 'Run'

By Kevin McDonough While the recent election tended to suck up most of the oxygen and attention this fall, the television season belonged to Sarah Paulson. If you have not seen her in "Ratched," the Netflix meditation on the character from … more
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