TV viewers have been asking one question ever since this frightening pandemic took over: WWLDD? As in “What Would Larry David Do?” The 10th season of his partially-improvised comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is winding down already (the final new episode airs Sunday). I’m recommending it as my fifth Pandemic Programming Pick. If you haven’t
So far, in posting some timely, self-issolation programming tips, I’ve pointed the way to some binge-worthy shows from the past — Family Affair and Ken Burns’ Baseball. Now for something new that is premiering tonight, Monday March 16 on HBO: The Plot Against America. This six-episode HBO mini-series is based on the 2004 novel of
In the excellent new HBO documentary “Ali: vs. Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes,” civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton observes that Dick Cavett “was the whitest of white guys in America. But he gave blacks that had been considered outside of the mainstream – like Ali – a chance to be heard,
PASADENA, Calif. — Wednesday at TCA ended with a session on the next big streaming service: HBO Max. The venture is backed by the full power of Warner Bros. Studios and all its subsidiaries. It comes with everything from “Casablanca” to Cartoon Swim. The service launches in May – but not in Canada. Too many
One would almost need another full year to see enough of the TV shows released in 2019 in order to pick the best 10. The launch of AppleTV+, Disney+, the continuing content splurge from Netflix and other streamers and the latest from HBO kept us binging through eye strain for a full 12 months. Full
Today’s post is brought to you by the letter S — as in Sunday will make the 50th anniversary of the premiere of Sesame Street. The groundbreaking series is produced by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop) and funded by the U.S. Office of Education, the Ford Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation.
October still offers a few more broadcast network launches but it will be the cable and streaming premieres that will jump to the top of your binge list. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 Almost Family (Fox and CTV). A famous fertility doctor named Leon Bechley (played by Timothy Hutton) admits to being his clinic’s secret sperm provider
I don’t think any character has made me laugh harder on television than Artie on The Larry Sanders Show. Torn’s face was a caricaturist’s dream, flashing between wild anger, numbing indifference and forced sunshine. He was a one man Norman Rockwell gallery of exaggerated American expression. Arte was the perfect marriage of actor and part.