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Will 'Celebrity Watch Party' anger or entertain viewers?

By Kevin McDonough How do you broadcast when you've run out of shows? Fox has opted for something called "Celebrity Watch Party" (8 p.m., Fox). Basically, it shows bold-faced names quarantined in their houses, wearing sweatpants and watching … more

'Riverdale,' 'Normal People' offer different takes on teenage angst

By Kevin McDonough Most American TV series reduce teenagers to types. None is more obvious than "Riverdale" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14), the lurid, pop-besotted adaptation of the "Archie" comic omniverse. In the fourth season finale, the brooding … more

Documentary recalls Natalie Wood as actress, mother

By Kevin McDonough So many documentaries engage in exposing truths and challenging authority that it's almost strange to encounter a film that claims to be the "official" story. Don't go watching the HBO feature "Natalie Wood: What Remains … more

Amazon Prime's 'Upload' is completely addictive

By Kevin McDonough Will the Brave New World of the future be grim? Or funny? The new Amazon Prime series "Upload" is a bit of both. And as poignant as an absurd comedy can be. Set decades into a still-recognizable future, it features a world … more

'My Darling Vivian' is a powerful, heartbreaking tale

By Kevin McDonough As noted in an earlier column, Austin's South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) has been scuttled by social distancing. But films scheduled for a SXSW showcase can be streamed on Amazon Prime. Country music and movie fans might … more

'Parks and Rec' cast reconvene remotely for charity special

By Kevin McDonough Just say Knope! The cast of "Parks and Recreation" (8:30 p.m., NBC, TV-PG) return for a one-time charity special to raise funds for Feeding America's COVID-19 Response Fund. Set in the present day during our current … more

Animatronic animals as spies on 'Nature'

By Kevin McDonough Few people watch nature documentaries for the comedy. But I find something strangely amusing about the "Spy in the Wild" returning to "Nature" (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). Most startling nature photography … more

'Secrets of the Dead' explores secrets of Notre Dame

By Kevin McDonough There's nothing like the whiff of a plague to connect you to history. Unless it's a fire that consumes a 12th-century masterpiece. Just last year, the eyes of the world were riveted on the tragic sight of Paris' elegant Notre … more

Legal thriller 'Defending Jacob' debuts on Apple TV+

By Kevin McDonough Fans of the old-fashioned legal thriller could do worse than the miniseries "Defending Jacob," streaming its first three episodes on Apple TV+. That's not to say they could do much better. Based on a novel by the same name … more

'Bad Education' features engaging story, great cast

By Kevin McDonough We used to count on HBO for television movies as good as "Bad Education" (8 p.m. Saturday, TV-MA). A finely observed drama set in small-town bureaucracy, it proves once again that you don't need superheroes, celebrities or … more

Dreaming of games to come with the NFL Draft

By Kevin McDonough What will fans watch instead of their favorite sports? Football fans can at least dream of games to come as they take in the 2020 NFL Draft (8 p.m., ABC, ESPN, NFL Network). Originally scheduled to take place at a Las Vegas … more

FX's excellent series 'Mrs. America' streams new episode today on Hulu

By Kevin McDonough The excellent FX on Hulu series "Mrs. America" streams a new episode today, its fourth. For the uninitiated, it offers a deep dive into the cultural politics of the early 1970s, when feminism seemed politically ascendant and … more

'Frontline' tackles start of America's COVID crisis

By Kevin McDonough Is it too early to consider January 2020 "history"? For some of us, it can seem like a million years ago. The "Frontline" (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) episode "Coronavirus Pandemic" looks back three months to when cities … more

Fallon, Kimmel and Colbert host 'Together' apart

By Kevin McDonough Scheduling a major event on a Saturday night is pretty unprecedented. It's generally the night when "nobody" is home. But now that everybody is home all the time, Saturday is just right for the musical celebration "One World: … more

Netflix, Apple TV+ offer new streaming series

By Kevin McDonough The mad scientists at Netflix have collected an international cast of sex-obsessed, vain bubbleheads and tricked them into appearing on a show called "Too Hot to Handle." They thought they were going to spend weeks … more

Crisis sends TV schedules back to the future

By Kevin McDonough Disney scrambles its schedule to present "The Disney Family Singalong" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). Famous performers will perform numbers from Disney films and cartoons from the quarantined comfort of their own homes. Ryan … more

Hulu offers astounding period piece 'Mrs. America'

By Kevin McDonough A million years ago, in the 1980s, I loaned a friend a VHS copy of "Valley of the Dolls" that I had taped off the late night movies. Later, when I asked her what she thought of it, she told me she couldn't really say because … more

Does 'Deadliest Catch' speak to our times?

By Kevin McDonough Russian competition sends shockwaves through the crab-fishing industry on the season 16 premiere of "Deadliest Catch" (8 p.m., Discovery, TV-14). "Catch" is probably the hardiest survivor of cable's enduring genre of … more

Netflix launches hideous sitcom 'Brews Brother'

By Kevin McDonough Now streaming on Netflix, "Brews Brothers" is atrocious. Exceptionally so. In these times of crisis, perhaps there's some solace to be found in the fact that the entertainment industry is still churning out terrible … more

Secrets, scandals in 19th century London on 'Belgravia'

By Kevin McDonough Fans of "Downton Abbey" should not miss "Belgravia" (9 p.m. Sunday, EPIX), a four-part adaptation of Julian Fellowes' novel of the same name. Fellowes, who wrote and created "Downton Abbey," is also the writer here. Like … more
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