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       JR Bourne and Paula Patton in “Somewhere Between.” Eike Schroter  |  ABC TV preview: ABC didn’t screen ‘Somewhere Between’ for critics, which is not a good sign
    ABC is premiering the 10-part drama “Somewhere Between” tonight at 10 (Ch. 4), and I can tell you that it’s based on a Korean format. I can’t tell you...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 10:48 am   |     |   Share
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       Yul Vasquez, Ariel Kebbel, Dylan Bruce, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Peter Mensah, Francois Arnaud, Jason Lewis and Sarah Ramos star in “Midnight, Texas.” Courtesy NBC Universal TV review: NBC’s ‘Midnight, Texas’ premiering Monday is a supernatural mess
    NBC programmers keep telling us that the summer is very important to them — that they are interested in a year-round schedule with good shows througho...
    Updated Jul 24 2017 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    TV review: ‘Ozark’ is a weak attempt to mimic ‘Breaking Bad’
    If you were a huge fan of “Breaking Bad” and you miss that show so desperately that you’re willing to watch a shameless ripoff, then Netflix’s “Ozark”...
    Updated Jul 20 2017 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    David Benioff, left, and D.B Weiss accept the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for “Game of Thrones” at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Next up for ‘Game of Thrones’ producers — ‘Confederate,’ a series about the impending Third American Civil War
    HBO is developing a slew of “Game of Thrones” prequels, but the executive producers of “GOT” — David Benioff and D.B. Weiss — will not be involved wit...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    Park City TV sold to company with close ties to Sinclair
    Park City Television has been sold to Deerfield Media. Terms of the sale were not announced. Stanton Jones, the longtime owner of the low-power PCTV, ...
    Updated Jul 19 2017 02:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Nick Helm, Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson and Jonny Sweet star in ’Loaded.’ Courtesy AMC TV review: You should get ‘Loaded’ on AMC
    AMC’s new series “Loaded,” which premieres Monday night, is sort of the flip side of the long-running AMC series “Mad Men.” Like that 2007-14 series, ...
    Updated Jul 17 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    TV review: Netflix’s ‘Friends from College’ is an annoying stink bomb
    I was looking forward to the new Netflix comedy “Friends from College” — which may help explain why I dislike it so much. Maybe my expectations were t...
    Updated Jul 14 2017 11:48 am   |     |   Share
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    Casey Crafford  |  Sky Productions  Michael Landes stars as Hooten and Ophelia Lovibond stars as Lady Alex Spencer-Parker. TV review: ‘Hooten & the Lady’ isn’t great art, but it is summer fun
    It’s summertime, and there’s nothing wrong with a TV show that’s easy. “Hooten & the Lady” (Thursday, 8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30) is probably not going to win ...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Ben Mark Holzberg  |  CBS   Charlie Rowe and Santiago Cabrera star in “Salvation.” TV review: An asteroid threatens Earth in ‘Salvation,’ and it’s not terrible
    Ack! The world is about to end! Can an MIT student, a tech billionaire and a government spokeswoman save Earth from a giant asteroid that’s going to s...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy truTV  Andrea Savage created, stars in and produces the new comedy ’I’m Sorry.’ TV review: ‘I’m Sorry’ is really filthy and pretty darn funny
    “I’m Sorry” is filthy and funny. It’s funny because it’s filthy. Well, partly because it’s filthy. That’s not true of all shows, but it works surprisi...
    Updated Jul 12 2017 01:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: TNT’s ‘Will’ (as in Shakespeare) is a hot mess
    What if William Shakespeare led an exciting life when he was in his 20s? What if you turned that into an hourlong TV series? Well, you’d end up with “...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 10:04 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, actor Alec Baldwin attends a special screening of his film ’Still Alice’ in New York. Baldwin, who has scored in guest shots on ’Saturday Night Live’ with his mocking impersonation of Donald Trump since the campaign’s final weeks, presided Saturday night, Feb. 11, 2017, as guest host of the NBC comedy show, serving up yet another Trump masquerade. In his spoof, President Trump made good on a tweeted vow to ’see you in court’ directed at the three Ninth Circuit federal judges who last week refused to lift a stay preventing his immigration ban from being enforced. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) This weekend on TV: Alec Baldwin gets roasted ... and so does Trump
    “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” (Sunday, 7 and 9 p.m., Spike) is pretty much a roast of the ever-talented, sometimes controversial actor. Filmed in Jun...
    Updated Jul 07 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    Thursday on TV: What’s the least important competition — ‘Battle of the Network Stars’? ‘Gong Show’? NBA summer league?
    There are multiple competitions on TV tonight, and none of them mean much of anything. We’ve got: • “Battle of the Network Stars” • “Big Brother” • “B...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 10:35 am   |     |   Share
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    Mark Davis  |  FX   Malcolm Mays as Kevin, Damson Idris as Franklin, and Isaiah John as Leon in ìSnowfall.î Wednesday on TV: ‘Snowfall’ might be good, but after watching 5 episodes I’m still not sure
    “Snowfall” (11 p.m., FX) is an extremely complicated show with a very simple premise — that the crack epidemic turned South Central Los Angeles into a...
    Updated Jul 05 2017 10:28 am   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: Everyone from Bush to Clinton to Trump to Obama reads ‘The Words That Built America’ on HBO
    Filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi’s “The Words That Built America” (8 p.m., HBO) is both very simple and very complicated. It’s just people reading the Decla...
    Updated Jul 04 2017 11:15 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: There’s NBA-ish basketball this week in the summer league
    If you’re feeling basketball withdrawal, there’s some sort-of NBA action this week — the NBA summer league, which begins tonight when the Utah Jazz te...
    Updated Jul 03 2017 09:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake City, UT--6/24/06--8:23:51 PM- Real’s  Jason Kreis during the game.  ********* New England Revolution versus Real Salt Lake.  Chris Detrick File #_1CD8419  This weekend on TV: Can Real Salt Lake beat their ex-coach again?
    It’s not easy to suggest that a Real Salt Lake game is of particular interest these days, what with the team settling toward the bottom of the Major L...
    Updated Jun 30 2017 11:59 am   |     |   Share
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    |  CBS   Season 3 of “Zoo” picks up a decade after the end of Season 2 — and more crazy stuff is happening. Thursday on TV: Dumb and dumber — ‘Zoo’ and ‘Battle of the Network Stars’ are back
    Season 3 of “Zoo” (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) picks up a decade after the end of Season 2. The animals have been cured, but there’s a new threat from “ hybrid...
    Updated Jun 29 2017 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
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    |  Courtesy NBCUniversal   Steve Harvey hosts “Little Big Shots: Forever Young.’ Wednesday on TV: Senior citizens are wildly entertaining in ‘Little Big Shots: Forever Young’
    If you can make a show featuring cute young performers, why not make a show featuring cute older performers? That’s the thinking behind “Little Big Sh...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:33 am   |     |   Share
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    Justin Coit  |  Freeform   “The Bold Type” stars Aisha Dee as Kat Edison, Katie Stevens as Jane Sloan, and Meghann Fahy as Sutton Brady. Tuesday on TV: Even the title of ‘The Bold Type’ is annoying
    Joanna Coles has helped subject TV viewers to not one but two bad TV series this year. First was E!’s alleged “reality” show “So Cosmo,” which followe...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 09:24 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: You better watch the ‘Better Call Saul’ season finale
    In the Season 3 finale of “Better Call Saul” (11 p.m., AMC) Kim takes some time off after her accident; Jimmy tries to make amends for some of the thi...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:45 am   |     |   Share
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    TCA Awards nominations announced — now I have to decide how to vote
    The Television Critics Association has announced the nominees for this year’s TCA Awards, which will be presented on Aug. 5. And here they are: INDI...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:24 am   |     |   Share
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    NBC should air Megyn Kelly’s interview with Alex Jones — but only if it’s real, hard-hitting journalism
    Alex Jones is a documented liar whose conspiracy theories have long since crossed the line from ridiculous to dangerous. But not only does he have mil...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 27, 2012 file photo, from left,  Mel Giedroyc, Sue Perkins, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, presenters and judges of The Great British Bake Off pose for a photograph, in London. The fate of a sweet-toothed TV baking contest with millions of fans has left a sour taste with many Britons. The BBC says it has lost the rights to ’The Great British Bake Off,’ which it has broadcast since 2010. Rival Channel 4 offered more money to program maker Love Productions, it was reported on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. (Ian West/PA via AP, File) This weekend on TV: Watch the ‘British Baking Show’ while it’s still ‘Great’
    “The Great British Baking Show” returns to PBS (Friday, 8 and 9 p.m., Ch. 7) in its original form. This is the most recent season, which aired last fa...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Actress Diane Keaton waves to the audience after receiving the 45th AFI Life Achievement Award during a gala tribute to her at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP) Thursday on TV: AFI honors Diane Keaton, which is great. Woody Allen is there, which is not.
    The American Film Institute honors Diane Keaton with its lifetime achievement award (8 p.m., TNT). The event, taped last week, features a lot of big s...
    Updated Jun 15 2017 11:26 am   |     |   Share
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    Elisabeth Moss stars in  ’The Handmaid’s Tale.’ George Kraychyk  |  Courtesy of Hulu Wednesday on TV: Big things are happening as ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ ends Season 1
    If you’ve been keeping up with “Handmaid’s Tale,” the 10th and final episode of Season 1 is now streaming on Hulu. If you haven’t been keeping up with...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 12:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Tuesday on TV: The CW makes like Fox News Channel — ‘iZombie’ is all about conspiracy theories
    The CW invades the Fox News Channel’s turf tonight with an episode of “iZombie” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30). Zombies Liv (Rose McIver) and Blaine (David Ander...
    Updated Jun 13 2017 12:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston (34) lands on Cleveland Cavaliers guard Deron Williams (31) during the second half of Game 4 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) Monday on TV: Golden State can send Lebron James and the Cavaliers packing in Game 6 of the NBA Finals
    It’s sort of the second match point for Golden State tonight in Game 5 of the NBA Finals (7 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4). The Warriors had a chance to complete a ...
    Updated Jun 12 2017 12:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, actor Kevin Spacey participates in the BUILD Speaker Series at AOL Studios in New York. Spacey stars in the Netflix original series ’House of Cards,’ and will host this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday, June 11. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, FIle) This weekend on TV: The Tonys will be a really big Broadway show!
    For those of us who enjoy live theater but can’t make the trek to New York City every year, the Tony Awards (Sunday, 7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2) offer us a gli...
    Updated Jun 09 2017 11:18 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the House Oversight Committee to explain his agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton. Comey, who prides himself on moral rectitude and a squeaky-clean reputation is being criticized from all sides for lobbing a stink bomb into the center of the presidential race. Former Justice Department officials and former prosecutors from both parties have called the revelation an improper, astonishing and perplexing intrusion into politics in the critical endgame of the 2016 campaign.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File) Thursday on TV: Comey hearing is all over broadcast and cable TV
    For those of us old enough to remember when the Watergate hearings were all over TV, there’s a bit of an echo of that on Thursday morning. Former FBI ...
    Updated Jun 07 2017 10:05 pm   |     |   Share