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Buying into Showtime's new Wall Street drama, 'Billions'

— Between takes on the set of "Billions," Damian Lewis is standing amid a sea of Bloomberg computer terminals singing Hall & Oates to no one in particular. "Because your kiss, your kiss, is on my list," croons the actor, clad in jeans, Pumas and a gray buttondown. But don't let the breezy vibe...

Getting the 'Bordertown' cartoon right as border issues reemerge

When it was announced in 2013 that Seth MacFarlane, the man behind "Family Guy" and "Ted," would executive produce an animated project on Fox that would tackle cultural shifts in the U.S. through the prism of a town on the Mexican border, Latinos were more than a little anxious. MacFarlane, after...

'11.22.63' on Hulu revisits Kennedy assassination through Stephen King's prism

Chris Cooper remembers, as do most Americans who were alive that day. He was a long way back then from winning an Oscar, just a 12-year-old at school in Kansas City, Mo., who got shocking news after lunch that Friday afternoon in November. "We had a full hour because there were, at that time, kids...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration' on ABC

SERIES Doctor Who Alex Kingston reprises her role as River Song in the venerable British sci-fi drama's annual Christmas episode; Peter Capaldi stars. 9 p.m. BBC America SPECIALS Yule Log Images of a blazing hearth are acccompanied by seasonal music. 4 and 9 a.m. KTLA; 6 a.m. KCAL A Gospel Christmas...

Misfit TV shows are finally getting the respect they deserve

They are network and cable shows that were largely ignored in living rooms across America when they first aired but have since gone down as some of the best and most influential television programming in recent history. We're talking about productions such as "Twin Peaks," "The Wire" and "Freaks...

Thursday's TV highlights: 'A Christmas Story' and more

SERIES Santas in the Barn The holiday-themed reality competition names its winner in the season finale. 8 p.m. Tru TV SPECIALS 56th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration This three-hour live event, broadcast from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown L.A., features performances by the Colburn...

Wednesday's TV highlights: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' and more

SERIES Expedition Unknown A new episode finds host Josh Gates investigating the legend behind the religious relic known as the True Cross. 9 p.m. Travel Channel Time Scanners The team pays a visit to the holy city of Jerusalem on the finale of this series, which explores architecture, engineering,...

TV Picks: 'Star Wars Wars,' 'Star Wars Uncut'

Like Han Solo returning to knock Darth Vader's TIE fighter sideways just when nobody thought he was gone for good, "Star Wars" has at last come blasting back into our lives. (On the other hand, like the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi, it has never gone away.) Much will be said, good, bad and indifferent,...

'New Girl's' Zooey Deschanel, in war with ex-manager, says 'Hello Giggles' lawsuit is 'absurd'

Goodbye, giggles. There are frowny faces galore in the war between "New Girl" star Zooey Deschanel and her ex-managers. Deschanel was sued in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday by her former representatives, Seven Summits Pictures & Management. Seven Summits claimed that the singer/comedy...

TV Picks: 'Making a Murderer,' 'Luther,' 'Doctor Who,' 'Call the Midwife'

“Making a Murderer” -- Netflix’s new 10-part true-crime documentary  is as unnerving as it is addictive, in part because it is so addictive. Over the course of 10 hours, writers-directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demosin tell the story of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who served 18 years for a...

Netflix's 'Fuller House' gets both release date and creepy trailer

“Fuller House” finally has a release date. It also has a deeply unnerving new teaser trailer. Based on the classic family sitcom “Full House,” which debuted in 1987, “Fuller House” serves as a gender-flipped take of the original series. In “Full House” Danny Tanner (Bob Saget) had been widowed,...

Idris Elba reflects on playing a TV detective in 'Luther' and a commander of child soldiers in 'Beasts'

Even if Idris Elba is sick of talking about it — and, for the record, he is — it's easy to understand why the Internet has already cast the British actor as the next James Bond. With charm to spare, an undiluted masculinity and the kind of good looks that can reduce even the most sensible women...

BBC brings one extended episode of 'Luther' back as an early Christmas present

We must wait until the feast proper for the "Doctor Who" Christmas special and all the way to New Year's Day for the next installment of "Sherlock," but the BBC is handing out one sugarplum early this year: The return of Idris Elba as the deeply troubled and equally dedicated tracker of super-crazed...

Did Donald Trump just call for Republican unity on "Jimmy Kimmel Live?"

Before the Republican front-runner for president took the stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Wednesday night, the host was pulling no punches, characterizing billionaire Donald Trump as a bully and saying that at one point he had to decide “whether to buy the United States or just become our president.”...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls' on NBC

SERIES The Big Bang Theory After dating for more than five years, Amy and Sheldon (Mayim Bialik, Jim Parsons) spend the night together for the first time in this very special episode. 8 p.m. CBS Inside the Actors Studio Steve Carell ("The Big Short") sits down with host Jame Lipton to discuss his...

Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on ABC

SERIES Survivor The show's fans picked which past contestants would come back for this season, and the winner is announced in tonight's season finale. Jeff Probst hosts. 8 p.m. CBS. A special reunion episode follows at 10. Childhood's End In the finale of the science fiction miniseries, Earth's...

Twitter reacts to Bill Cosby 'defamation' countersuits

As news of Bill Cosby’s counterclaims against seven women accusing him of sexual misconduct spreads across social media spheres, Twitter users are registering their thoughts on the matter. Monday also saw Boston University revoke the 78-year-old comedian's honorary degree, which had been bestowed...

'Fargo' finale recap: The more things change

“Fargo” exists in a snow globe full of death and disappointment and stasis. Life can often feel the same. What the show posits is that we have the ability to hold our ground, to try to grow, and that even if the walls that keep us in place don’t break, maybe they’ll bend enough for us to gain purchase,...

'The Ridiculous 6,' with Adam Sandler, offers an abundance of adults acting dumb

The first of four Adam Sandler movies to be released under a deal with Netflix, the parody western "The Ridiculous 6" went live on Friday morning, taking its case straight to the streaming world, theaters be damned. Sandler plays the superheroic White Knife, born Tommy Stockburn, raised by Apaches...

Rose Siggins of 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' is dead at 43

Rose Siggins, an actor known for her role as Legless Suzi on FX's "American Horror Story: Freak Show," has died, according to a statement from the network. Siggins, 43, died Saturday at a hospital in Denver, said E! News, which added that the actor had suffered complications from kidney stone surgery....

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