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Period drama 'Death and Nightingales' debuts

By Kevin McDonough Matthew Rhys, best known as a British actor who could affect an American accent as a Russian spy on "The Americans," stars in an adaptation of Eugene McCabe's novel "Death and Nightingales" (10 p.m. Sunday, Starz, TV-MA). Set … more

'Underground Railroad' mixes historical fact, fantasy

By Kevin McDonough Blending gruesome historical fact with magical realism, the ambitious 10-part series "The Underground Railroad" begins streaming on Amazon Prime. Directed by Barry Jenkins … more

Jean Smart stars in new HBO Max comedy 'Hacks'

By Kevin McDonough There are actors you'll watch in everything they do. And Jean Smart is one of them. But I may take a raincheck on "Hacks," streaming today on HBO Max. Smart has been so good in so many things for so long, you almost forget … more

In TV, there's no such thing as an old idea

By Kevin McDonough Fans enjoying the nostalgia comedy "Girls5eva" streaming on Peacock might appreciate the appearance of the 1990 comedy "House Party" (8:30 p.m., TV-14) on the VH1 schedule. Few acts seemed more predestined for the … more

Our longer life spans were centuries in the making

By Kevin McDonough Sometimes a glance at gruesome history can make you grateful. "Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer" (8 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings) looks at the breakthroughs in medicine and public health that have allowed … more

The kids aren't alright: 'Jupiter's Legacy' on Netflix

By Kevin McDonough We seem to be living in the Golden Age of superhero soap opera. I'm not sure that's a good thing. On the CW, "Superman and Lois" has the couple returning to Smallville for the sake of the kids. The dark and violent Amazon … more

Can tech tycoon Elon Musk buy our laughs?

By Kevin McDonough Is Elon Musk funny? Will that matter? The tech tycoon and Tesla CEO worth roughly $170 billion hosts "Saturday Night Live" (11:30 p.m. Saturday, NBC, TV-14). Not everybody is happy about that. Many - including some "SNL" … more

Peacock's 'Girls5eva' is smart, daring and silly

By Kevin McDonough Here's something you don't see every day - a network comedy that's actually funny. Only it's not on any network. Peacock streams "Girls5eva," a silly sendup of pop music, fame and women of a certain age. Back in the late … more

PBS launches 'Human: The World Within'

By Kevin McDonough We're all alike under the skin. And the factors that unite us are among the most complicated systems ever evolved. Airing over six parts between now and June 2, "Human: The World Within" (9 p.m. and 10 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check … more

One family's saga: 'Far East Deep South'

By Kevin McDonough The best thing about studying history is challenging assumptions and preconceived notions. The documentary "Far East Deep South" follows a Chinese-American family as they search their ancestral roots, a trip that takes them to … more

'Pose' begins final season Sunday, May 2

"Pose" (10 p.m. Sunday, FX, TV-MA) enters its third and final season. This series has been a triumph. It has spun gold from the least likely sources. Inspiring emotional performances from nonactors, it has presented stories of resilience, glamour … more

'Mosquito Coast' on Apple TV+, 'Without Remorse' on Amazon on Friday night

Being a teenager is hard enough without having to go on the lam with your mom and dad. Apple TV+ debuts the seven-part adaptation of "The Mosquito Coast," based on the 1980 novel by Paul Theroux that was also the inspiration for a 1986 movie … more

Are you ready for 3 hours of the NFL Draft?

A night after devoting two hours of prime time to a presidential address, ABC will devote three hours tonight to the "2021 NFL Draft" (8 p.m.). Fans of "Grey's Anatomy" must be thrilled.I'm sure there are people out there who really, really care who … more

New season of 'Handmaid's Tale' begins streaming

By Kevin McDonough "The Handmaid's Tale" returns for a fourth season on Hulu. As with many series, its production was delayed by COVID. So it seems like a lifetime has transpired since the conclusion of Season 3, which saw June (Elisabeth Moss) … more

Don't miss disturbing, compelling 'Cruel Summer'

By Kevin McDonough Told in a series of flashbacks, the smart teen melodrama "Cruel Summer" (10 p.m., Freeform, TV-14) recalls Jeanette's (Chiara Aurelia) metamorphosis from 1993 to 1995, growing from an awkward nerd to a popular "it" girl. Her … more

Is 'Shadow and Bone' the next 'Game of Thrones'?

By Kevin McDonough An impressive production, "Shadow and Bone" begins streaming on Netflix. Like a lot of epic fantasy series, "Shadow" is extremely familiar to its obsessive readership and probably obscure to everyone else. Set in a fictional … more

Are 'The Oscars' too neurotic to enjoy?

By Kevin McDonough After a year like no other, we're told to expect an edition of "The Oscars" (8 p.m. Sunday, ABC, TV-14) like none we've ever seen. Details are sketchy. There will be no host, but expect a batch of A-list presenters. Due to … more

'Rutherford Falls' debuts; Earth Day programming

By Kevin McDonough Streaming today on Peacock, the free service owned by NBCUniversal, "Rutherford Falls" stars Ed Helms as Nathan Rutherford, the proud descendant of the founder of a sleepy upstate New York burg. He runs the local historical … more

'Critical Care' ponders America's health care system

By Kevin McDonough Over the past few months, millions of us have received a COVID shot or shots. It was a rare instance when nobody asked us for payment or insurance forms. The documentary "Critical Care: America vs. the World" (10 p.m., PBS, … more

Freeform offers psychological thriller 'Cruel Summer'

By Kevin McDonough Whatever happened to one thing after another? When did we give up on time? No, I'm not talking about our COVID-related miasma or making some vague 4/20 joke. I'm discussing the all-too-prevalent habit of scripts that ask … more
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