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On TV, Jan. 16: ‘Black Lightning’ strikes, ‘Flash’ is back

Katt Williams is in the stand-up spotlight with his Netflix special “Great America,” available for streaming today. Cress Williams stars in the new comic book show “Black [Read entire story]

On TV, Jan. 16: ‘Black Lightning’ strikes, ‘Flash’ is back

Katt Williams is in the stand-up spotlight with his Netflix special “Great America,” available for streaming today. Cress Williams stars in the new comic book show “Black [Read entire story]

Obama targets divisiveness on Letterman’s new show

The interviewer and his guest haven’t been seen around these parts in recent times, but, still, they need no introduction. In fact, just minutes into the new Netflix series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With [Read entire story]

On TV, Dec. 11: Freeform shills ‘Fairytale Weddings,’ Shatner et al go Deutsch

Season eight of “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” premieres on the Cooking Channel at 8 p.m. Freeform airs the special “Disney’s Fairytale Weddings: Holiday Magic” at 8 p.m., which [Read entire story]

C’mon get ‘Happy!’ in SyFy’s giddy mix of cute and violent

It’s fascinating how Christopher Meloni can be intensely serious in shows like “Oz” and “Law & Order: SVU” and intensely hilarious as a washed-up cop who’s become a drunken, disheveled, unshaven hit man in [Read entire story]

Former teen idol David Cassidy dies at 67

David Cassidy, a child of show business who rose to the heights of pop stardom, only to spend much of the rest his life struggling against his teen idol past, died Tuesday, Nov. 21. He was 67. Mr. [Read entire story]

The ‘Future’ is raunchy, funny and silly on Hulu

Hulu’s new time-traveling sci-fi comedy “Future Man” is, well, a marvel, as it seamlessly spoofs the “Back to the Future” movies while creating its own endearingly silly identity. In the process, it reaffirms [Read entire story]

Of the same ‘Mind’ in gripping Netflix thriller

Director/producer David Fincher has often displayed more interest in “whydunnit” than “whodunnit” in films from “Zodiac” to “Gone Girl,” and that search for motivation extends far beyond psychological [Read entire story]

Yet more Marvels in an endless TV lineup of them

Here are two shows no one needed to make and no one needs to see: “Wisdom of the Crowd,” a CBS show with a terrible title and Jeremy Piven, and Fox’s “The Gifted,” useful in the mounting evidence attesting to [Read entire story]

‘Young Sheldon’ tops parade of new CBS comedies

CBS is lucky to have “The Big Bang Theory,” because it is such a ratings stalwart, the network can move it almost anywhere and viewers will follow. The show has been shifted around so much, it should be on roller [Read entire story]

‘Vietnam War’: Powerful, flawed and necessary

For what? Nearly 60,000 Americans and more than a million Vietnamese died. All told, the U.S. spent more than a trillion dollars on what every president since Dwight Eisenhower said privately was a [Read entire story]

HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ is aces

There is a lot of sex in “The Deuce,” the highly anticipated HBO series from David Simon and novelist George Pelecanos. But in almost no time, the parade of male and female nudity and the gritty urban kama sutra [Read entire story]

TV doc makes case for Scott Peterson’s innocence

A massive search, bolstered by members of the tight-knit Modesto community, was organized while police investigated. The case had already become that perverse modern-day form of “entertainment” we call a media [Read entire story]

Day at the beach turns dark in USA’s’ ‘Sinner’

Cora Tannetti is a young wife and mother living what seems like an ordinary life, working for husband Mason’s (Christopher Abbott) company. And then her life explodes when she commits a seemingly random act of violence [Read entire story]

Gripping drama tells little known part of ‘Unabomber’ story

Jim “Fitz” Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) was a low-level FBI profiler who had spent many years as a beat cop before he signed on for training at Quantico. Fitz doesn’t get a lot of respect from colleagues like team [Read entire story]

Amazon’s ‘Tycoon’ tries to be ’30’s ‘Mad Men’

Just distilling plot is an automatic disservice and missed opportunity. For the purists, the Amazon series takes considerable liberties with the novel, which was assembled from notes first in 1941 by Edmund Wilson and [Read entire story]

HBO film reveals the unknown ‘Diana’

The film, premiering Monday, July 24, on HBO is likely to be the most important hour of the anticipated saturation TV coverage of the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. The film, produced and [Read entire story]

Check into ‘Room 104’ and find your world upended

Premiering on HBO on Friday, July 28, “Room 104” comprises a series of stand-alone vignettes, all set in the same motel room but with different characters. HBO made six episodes available to critics, but in no [Read entire story]

Nastiness has never been more fun to watch than in ‘Ozark’

Shows such as “The Sopranos,” “The Wire” and the sainted “Breaking Bad” have raised a cynical view of humanity to new heights in recent years. [...] for all their bleakness, those three series have nothing [Read entire story]

Happy ending for anxious ‘Descendants’ fans

The original TV film “The Descendants” was a huge hit for the Disney Channel, pulling in more than 12 million viewers when it premiered in 2015. In the past year especially, Disney strategically built audience [Read entire story]