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Peacock offers 'Saved by the Bell' revival

By Kevin McDonough Is anybody ready for a "new" version of "Saved by the Bell"? A revival starring many of the series' original cast members begins streaming on Peacock today. Come 2020, Zack Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) has become governor of … more

Critics unleash American carnage on 'Hillbilly Elegy'

By Kevin McDonough Thanksgiving week brings many traditions. In show business, this season is when movies are released for Oscar consideration. Over the past two years, it has been the time that Netflix has streamed Oscar-hopeful epics after a … more

Steve McQueen film anthology begins with 'Mangrove'

By Kevin McDonough An ambitious effort, "Small Axe," on Amazon Prime, presents an anthology of five original movies from director Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave"). Together, they show a picture of London's West Indian community between the … more

Dolly's latest Christmas treat is a real doozy

By Kevin McDonough It's only the weekend before Thanksgiving, but we may already have arrived at the Christmas special of 2020. I'm not saying "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" is good, but you won't soon forget it. Streaming Sunday on … more

CW's 'Supernatural' ends its 15-season run

By Kevin McDonough After 15 seasons traveling to hell and back, "Supernatural" (9 p.m., CW, TV-14) comes to a demon-hunting conclusion. But not before "Supernatural: The Long Road Home" (8 p.m., CW, TV-14) glances back at the series with … more

'Crazy, Not Insane' puts matter over mind

By Kevin McDonough "Crazy, Not Insane" (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA) is as chilling as any thriller. The film profiles psychiatrist Dr. Dorothy Otnow Lewis, a gentle woman with a ready sense of humor who has dedicated her life to the study of violence and … more

ABC debuts new mystery series 'Big Sky'

By Kevin McDonough You can't say there aren't big expectations for "Big Sky" (10 p.m., ABC, TV-14). Created by David E. Kelley ("Big, Little Lies") and based on a series of novels by C.J. Box, it's the network's only new drama in a season stymied … more

Weekend TV reevaluates 3 icons of the 1980s

By Kevin McDonough How do you take the luster off of a saint? How about three? This is shaping up to be an interesting period for reevaluating 1980s hagiography. On Sunday, "The Crown" enters its long-anticipated fourth season on Netflix. … more

'Fireball' blends scientific rigor, spiritual wonder

By Kevin McDonough We could all use an escape. Viewers in search of a transcendent experience should seek out the documentary "Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds," streaming on Apple TV+. Filmmaker Werner Herzog ("Grizzly Man") joins director … more

Thursday night TV schedule begins to take shape

By Kevin McDonough As a fall network television season slowly emerges, some networks and series jump right into November "sweeps" gimmick territory. Look for "crossover" episodes of returning dramas "Station 19" (8 p.m., ABC, TV-14) and "Grey's … more

Hulu's 'Eater's Guide'; addressing 'Copaganda'

By Kevin McDonough Hulu's new food and travel series "The Eater's Guide to the World" begins streaming, just in time to remind us that most of us can't travel or go out to eat. It's also another attempt to fill the programming (and some might say … more

FX on Hulu's miniseries 'A Teacher' is a bore

By Kevin McDonough "A Teacher" debuts on FX on Hulu. Kate Mara ("House of Cards") stars in the title role. She's Claire, a new English teacher at Westerbrook, a Texas high school seemingly dominated by its jock culture. Trying to get this crowd … more

'One Man, Two Guvnors' on 'Great Performances'

By Kevin McDonough "Great Performances" (9 p.m., PBS, TV-14, check local listings) offers viewers a taste of Broadway and a touch of theater history. James Corden, best known to many viewers as the karaoke-singing host of CBS's "The Late Late … more

'Moonbase 8' is shot through with male-cringe humor

By Kevin McDonough Want more proof that COVID ruins everything? "The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Inductions" (8 p.m. Saturday, HBO, TV-MA) arrives without ceremony or live performances, a red carpet or a gathering. Hosted, or at least … more

'B Positive' attempts to make organ failure humorous

By Kevin McDonough "B Positive" (8:30 p.m., CBS, TV-PG) debuts, and its message is embedded in its title. The premise of the series is rather outlandish. Like many sitcoms of this sort, it's based on the true story of its co-creator, Marco … more

'Secrets of the Dead' offers 'Abandoning the Titanic'

By Kevin McDonough What if? Now in its 18th season, "Secrets of the Dead" (10 p.m., PBS, TV-PG, check local listings) ponders just what might have happened had another ship arrived to rescue passengers from the doomed ocean liner Titanic after it … more

'Undoing' and 'On the Rocks': Woody Allen redux?

By Kevin McDonough Sometimes artists in exile are more influential than ever. Woody Allen may be banished from our midst, but his ghost lingers. Two recent efforts owe a lot to his approach and to the #MeToo movement that drove him out of the … more

Amateur scientists loose in labs on 'Citizen Bio'

By Kevin McDonough As if we need more proof that truth is stranger than fiction. The documentary "Citizen Bio" (9 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA) begins as an investigation into a mysterious death of a shadowy figure and proceeds to open viewers' eyes to … more

Nothing says Halloween quite like Christmas movies

By Kevin McDonough Happy Halloween! Christmas is here! The mingling of the two highly anticipated and commercialized holidays makes particular sense this year. COVID has crashed the party, so many people don't know if they should go … more

'Superstore' gang becomes 'essential heroes'

By Kevin McDonough Nothing is further away than only yesterday. Networks and streaming platforms revel in the 1980s and '90, but just last March can seem like a century ago. The peculiarities of COVID quarantine have only added to the distortion … more
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