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'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

Enduring appeal of the Beatles lives on in 'Yesterday'

By Kevin McDonough They certainly passed the audition. Fifty years after the Beatles broke up, the durable popularity of the Lennon-McCartney songbook is put to the test with the high-concept 2019 musical comedy "Yesterday" (8 p.m., … more

ABC celebrates 'Modern Family' with marathon of fan favorites

By Kevin McDonough A fixture of prime time since 2009, "Modern Family" will air its final episode on April 8. To celebrate the series and its long run, ABC asked fans to choose their six favorite episodes, airing in marathon fashion tonight, … more

Maron's material fails when he leaves familiar ground

By Kevin McDonough Attributed to Mark Twain, the adage "Write what you know," certainly applies to stand-up artists. Few comedians' work comes off as thoughtful and "written" as the cerebral Marc Maron, star of "GLOW" and featured in his own … more

Apple TV Plus offers new version of 'Amazing Stories' from Spielberg

By Kevin McDonough Five-0 has been 86ed. CBS recently announced that its retread "Hawaii Five-0" (9 p.m., TV-14) would end this spring. A two-hour season finale airs on April 3. "Hawaii" more than proved a TV truism: If you're going to air a … more

As subscribers flee, basic cable fails to evolve

By Kevin McDonough Two new series arrive Sunday, underscoring the inability of basic cable series to evolve. Both arrive gift-wrapped in tired templates and tied up in conceptual cliches at least a decade out of date. "Rob Riggle: Global … more

'Devs' features murder, mystery in high-tech world

By Kevin McDonough Do we worship technology? A murder mystery miniseries thriller set in the high-tech wonderland of Northern California, "Devs" begins streaming on Hulu today. It's actually from FX. More on that later. Created, written and … more

Amusing 'Dave' puts a nervous Nellie inside a gangsta world

By Kevin McDonough Woody Allen may be in his 80s and all but banished from popular culture, but his influence endures. Borrowing heavily from the Allen approach, particularly from his early, funny movies, "Dave" (10 p.m., FXX, TV-MA) stars series … more

'Super Tuesday' coverage dominates network dial

By Kevin McDonough Was Super Tuesday always so super? Three major networks scramble their programming tonight to present results of multiple primaries. In addition to cable coverage like "America's Choice 2020: Super Tuesday" (7 p.m., CNN), ABC … more
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