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'Shaq Life' follows NBA star as he trains for MMA

By Kevin McDonough Does sport celebrity translate to different venues? "Shaq Life" (9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., TNT) debuts, following the four-time NBA champion as he tries to expand his presence and "brand" to new ventures. "Life" will document his … more

The end of an era as 'Modern Family' finale airs

By Kevin McDonough ABC commemorates the end of one era and revives another as "Modern Family" (9 p.m., TV-PG) airs its finale after an hour-long retrospective (8 p.m.) looking behind the scenes of the popular sitcom. "Modern Family" is clearly … more

An extended goodbye for popular Pop TV series

By Kevin McDonough "Schitt's Creek" (8 p.m., Pop, TV-14) bows out, followed by an hour-long special, "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards: A Schitt's Creek Farewell" (8:30 p.m., TV-14), offering behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the hit Canadian … more

PBS airs epic World War II miniseries 'World on Fire'

By Kevin McDonough "Masterpiece" returns to fine form with the seven-part miniseries "World on Fire" (9 p.m. Sunday, PBS, TV-14, chek local listings). Set against the backdrop of the first year of World War II, the epic undertaking sports an … more

Disney Plus launches 2 new nature documentaries

By Kevin McDonough Apple TV Plus debuts "Home Before Dark." Actress Brooklynn Prince stars as Hilde Lisko, a precocious girl who doesn't let the fact that she's in fourth grade stop her from writing and distributing her own newspaper. She's … more

Pauley Perrette returns to TV with 'Broke'

By Kevin McDonough Timing is everything. Particularly when it's bad. When CBS gave the green light to the cookie-cutter sitcom "Broke" (9:30 p.m., TV-PG), it was probably counting that fans of Pauley Perrette would be interested in seeing her … more

ABC, David Blaine pair up to give viewers a little comfort food

By Kevin McDonough In search of old-fashioned comfort food? ABC reaches way back for "David Blaine: The Magic Way" (10 p.m., TV-14). The illusionist and the network go way back. His first network special, "Street Magic," aired in 1997. He's been … more

'Scheme' recalls scandal that rocked college hoops

By Kevin McDonough Some of today's more interesting programming is about the sports we are not watching. With "March Madness" canceled and Major League Baseball postponed, sports fans will have to look elsewhere. "The Scheme" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) … more

'Vice' returns to prime time with a new home

By Kevin McDonough Based on a graphic novel, the 2019 thriller "The Kitchen" (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA) stars Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and Elisabeth Moss as the wives of mobsters who take up the business of violent crime after their … more

A journey south for hungry armchair travelers

By Kevin McDonough Culture, history and cuisine take center stage on "Somewhere South" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings). Host and chef Vivian Howard explores the people, the struggles and the stories behind Southern cooking. The … more

Powerful 'Unorthodox,' based on a true story, now streaming on Netflix

By Kevin McDonough Now streaming on Netflix, the powerful miniseries "Unorthodox" relates one woman's remarkable story of escaping a powerful and controlling religious cult. Israeli actress Shira Haas brings a singular intensity to Esther … more

How a camp for disabled youth set off a revolution

By Kevin McDonough How do you stand up for your rights when you cannot walk? Now streaming on Netflix, the 2020 documentary "Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution" recalls Camp Jened, located in New York's Catskills bungalow region, which offered … more

NBC's 'Council of Dads' is a multi-hanky melodrama

By Kevin McDonough The week after a nationwide hoarding run on paper products may not be the best time to launch a three-hanky melodrama like "Council of Dads" (10 p.m., NBC, TV-14). Shot like a Hallmark movie, "Dads" takes place in some … more

'Blow the Man Down' accentuates New England quirk

By Kevin McDonough Among the casualties of the current pandemic, the much-anticipated fourth season of "Fargo" has been postponed indefinitely. It was scheduled to debut in late April. Viewers looking for a thriller with the dark comedic feel of … more

Octavia Spencer stars in uplifting 'Self Made'

By Kevin McDonough Hair is powerful. Changes in hairstyles have presaged revolutions and rebellions. And efforts to repress hair "statements" have always been the hallmark of authority. Just recently, a high school student was forced to cut his … more

Lisa Kudrow returns in British comedy 'Feel Good' on Netflix

By Kevin McDonough Beware of sitcoms "based on" somebody's life. A British comedy created by and starring a Canadian woman with a supporting part played by a "Friends" co-star, "Feel Good" begins streaming on Netflix today. Mae Martin plays … more

'Motherland' imagines a military force of witches

By Kevin McDonough Talk about militant feminists! An alternate history with an intriguing twist, "Motherland: Fort Salem" (9 p.m., Freeform, TV-14) asks viewers to contemplate a 300-year-old compact with the witches of Salem, a deal that ensures … more

'Networld' explores 500 years of social networks

By Kevin McDonough PBS examines the ties that bind, and bend. Social media may make us feel that we're connected like never before, but the host of tonight's three-part series "Niall Ferguson's Networld" (8 p.m., 9 p.m. and 10 p.m., TV-PG, check … more

HBO's addictive 'Westworld' begins new season

By Kevin McDonough If market gyrations and virus outbreaks weren't enough to scare you, there's always the chance that the devices we've built for convenience, toil and gratification might turn on us. That's the theme of "Westworld" (9 p.m. … more

'Pale Horse' packs a lot of horror, occult elements

By Kevin McDonough Amazon Prime adds "The Pale Horse" to its series of Agatha Christie adaptations. This stylish effort deviates from the mystery author's 1961 novel. Set in early 1960s in swinging London, Rufus Sewell stars as Mark Easterbrook, … more
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