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Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Nashville' on ABC

SERIES Heartbeat On the anniversary of Alex's (Melissa George) sister's death, a patient fears that the surgeon will be struggling with grief during a heart operation, in the new episode. Sara Paxton and Christopher Gorham also star. 8 p.m. NBC Rosewood Rosewood and Villa (Morris Chestnut, Jaina...

'The Voice' recap: The Top 12 take the stage

“The Voice” brought us a few standout Top 12 performances Monday night – as well as some merely solid ones and few (if any) stumbles. From this point on, we were reminded at the outset, there will be neither coach saves nor coach steals. The contestants’ fates will be in our hands alone. Feel the...

'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' show runner Aline Brosh McKenna on the real love story of the series

"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" ended its first season Monday night with a facial expression to end all facial expressions. The CW musical dramedy, about a young woman who ditches a coveted job at a law firm in Manhattan and moves to West Covina for love, delivered a fairy tale ending for Rebecca (Rachel...

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Nyle DiMarco lands season's first 10 on 'Switch-Up Night'

Let's not pull any punches here, fellow "Dancing With the Stars" fans, and just agree to call "Switch-Up Night" what it really is: kind of brilliant and sort of sadistic. On Monday night's show, as has happened about half a dozen times on the series before, the competing couples got shaken, stirred...

Doris Roberts dies at 90; Italian mamma from 'Everybody Loves Raymond'

Doris Roberts, a five-time Emmy winner best known for her work as Mamma Barone on "Everybody Loves Raymond," died Sunday in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman confirmed to The Times on Monday. The actress "died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes," the family said. She was 90. "Doris Roberts...

John Oliver calls attention to lead poisoning with help from 'Sesame Street'

Sometimes corporate synergy can be a force for good.  On Sunday's "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver teamed up with "Sesame Street" stars and HBO stablemates Elmo, Rosita and Oscar to raise awareness about lead poisoning. The issue has been in the news of late, largely due to the water crisis in...

'Once Upon a Time' recap: Dorothy Gale, meet Little Red Riding Hood

There's always a great mix of fairy tale characters in "Once Upon a Time," but this "Ruby Slippers" episode felt like there were even more stories represented than usual. When you throw in Dorothy Gale of Kansas, maybe it blows things a bit out of whack. Picking right up from last episode, the...

'Fear the Walking Dead' recap: Island offers no refuge from danger

There’s no escaping the zombie apocalypse — even for an island-dwelling family with top-notch survival skills — on “We All Fall Down,” Episode 202 of AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead.” Well-armed pirates are possibly chasing the “Abigail” luxury yacht, so skipper Victor Strand (Colman Domingo) ducks...

'Madam Secretary' puts women in the spotlight -- and at a podium in the U.N.

People across the world are accustomed to seeing figures such as President Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin addressing the the United Nations. But on a recent afternoon, the woman in a pale gray suit standing at the podium in the iconic General Assembly...

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet' on Animal Planet

SERIES Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet The series featuring Denver-based veterinarian Dr. Jeff Young returns for a new season. 9 p.m. Animal Planet Outlander Jamie (Sam Heughan) continues to struggle as he and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) explore a new life in Paris, as this time-traveling drama returns...

What Anita Hill and, yes, Clarence Thomas taught 'Confirmation's' Kerry Washington and Wendell Pierce

"Who do you believe?"  In October 1991, as law professor Anita Hill came forward to accuse her former boss and Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, it was the question everyone in America was asking. The dramatic confirmation hearings, broadcast live on television, sparked...

'The Americans' recap: Martha's in a panic as FBI grows suspicious

Wine and Valium help her cope. But the pressure of being a KGB asset inside an FBI counterintelligence unit becomes nearly unbearable for secretary Martha Hanson (Alison Wright) in “Clark’s Place,” Episode 405 of “The Americans” on FX. Martha panicked when she couldn’t contact her secret husband...

'The Voice' recap: Some try too hard on second night of live playoffs

Night 2 of “The Voice” live playoffs on Tuesday brought us a dozen more performances. This time Adam Levine’s and Pharrell Williams’ teams took the stage. Some singers did better than others — and it wasn’t always the ones you’d expect. In many cases, the surprising stumbles came down to misguided...

'CBS This Morning' producer Chris Licht is the new showrunner for 'Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

"CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht is moving to late night, where he will oversee Stephen Colbert's program. Licht will have the same title and become showrunner for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," a major shakeup for the franchise only eight months after the Comedy Central...

Wednesday's TV highlights: ABC's 'The Middle' and more

SERIES The Middle Frankie's (Patricia Heaton) lunch with Sue and her new boyfriend (Eden Sher, Will Green) takes an awkward turn in this new episode. 8 p.m. ABC SoCal Connected The newsmagazine explores JPL's preparations for a mission to map one of Jupiter's moons, profiles a couple who lost their...

Fox renews 'New Girl' for Season 6 with Megan Fox returning

Maybe they should rename it "Not So New Girl"? Fox announced Tuesday it has renewed "New Girl" for a sixth season. The sitcom was created by Liz Meriwether and stars Zooey Deschanel as a young woman who moves into a loft with three male roommates after a bad breakup. Megan Fox, who joined the show...

'Walking Dead': Brutal cliffhanger season finale took the cast to 'this deep, dark place'

If you were upset by the brutal season finale cliffhanger of AMC's "The Walking Dead," in which a key character was bludgeoned to death by the sadistic villain Negan with a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire, you're not alone. The cast was also upset during the filming of the scene, which took...

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Marla Maples no longer part of that world after Disney Night

The perennial hit "Dancing With the Stars" is a kid-to-Grandma all-family show, hence the fourth go-round of "Disney Night" this week, with appearances by a passel of characters from the House of Mouse. But make no mistake, "Dancing With the Stars" is also an undisputed ratings champ with adults,...

The CW is reviving 'MADtv' as a prime-time series

"MADtv" is returning to television as a prime-time series.  The CW announced Monday that it has ordered eight one-hour episodes of the sketch comedy series that will "star up-and-coming new comedy voices" as well as appearances by returning cast members.  The network did not announce a premiere...

First-look photos from the new 'Gilmore Girls' revival

"Gilmore Girls" is coming back, and Netflix is giving fans a peek at what they can expect with first-look photos from the Netflix reboot of the aughts drama. The new "GG" incarnation will happen in four 90-minute movies, the streaming service says, with Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Kelly Bishop,...

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