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'The Voice' recap: Season 10 kicks off. Did Christina Aguilera just win?

I don’t know about you, but before a new season of “The Voice” starts, I always think, “What, already?” The season premieres just seem to come along in such rapid succession -- twice a year! -- so I guess it shouldn’t be so surprising that we find ourselves plunking down in front of the TV for...

'Better Call Saul' recap: Shady actions could torpedo Jimmy's career

Reckless behavior could cost Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) his law license and derail the career of his attorney girlfriend, Kimberly Wexler (Rhea Seehorn), on “Amarillo,” Episode 203 of AMC’s “Better Call Saul.” Jimmy’s new job involves client outreach for a multi-million-dollar class action lawsuit...

Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Muppets' on ABC

SERIES NCIS Personal plans are interrupted when errors are found in what everyone had thought to be a straight-forward, closed case. 8 p.m. CBS The Voice Blind auditions continue. 8 p.m. NBC The Muppets The show concludes its season with two new episodes featuring guest stars Willie Nelson and...

Why Chris Rock's Stacey Dash bit fell flat at the Oscars

For as much was written speculating about what this year’s Chris Rock-hosted Oscars might look like, it’s doubtful many prognosticators predicted an appearance of Black History Month’s sworn enemy Stacey Dash. Dash, best known for her work in 1995’s “Clueless”, now spends her days as a cultural...

Chris Rock's walk-on song, Stacey Dash's awkward wave: Here are the night's more memorable moments

“Is Hollywood racist?” asked Chris Rock in his opening monologue at the 88th Academy Awards. He quickly answered his own question. “You damn right Hollywood’s racist.” Sunday night's Academy Awards had an activist undertone, capping one of the most controversial Oscar seasons in history. Rock used...

Thursday's TV Highlights: "Prey" on BBC America

SERIES The Big Bang Theory For the first time in nine years, the gang celebrates Sheldon's (Jim Parsons) birthday and surprises him with a guest in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS You, Me and the Apocalypse Jamie (Mathew Baynton) is stunned by revelations of his wife's (Karla Crome) past in this new...

Craig Ferguson bonus talk: on TV, reading, Trump, America and more

In the Feb. 11 issue of Calendar, I spoke with Craig Ferguson, erstwhile host of CBS' "The Late Late Show," who since last week has been running his own series, "Join or Die with Craig Ferguson." Thursdays at 11 p.m. on History Channel. (He also hosts a syndicated game show, "Celebrity Name Game,"...

'Better Call Saul' recap: Boring corporate law? Jimmy prefers wild side

Small-time attorney Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) just landed the most prestigious job of his life at a successful yet somewhat tame corporate law office in Santa Fe, N.M. But Jimmy would rather walk on the wild side – and risk disbarment – by protecting an oddball drug dealer on “Cobbler,” Episode...

'Downton Abbey' recap: And the award for world's worst sister goes to ... Lady Mary!

As "Downton Abbey" nears the end of the road, let us pause to remember one thing: No matter how bad things might be in our own lives, at least Lady Mary is not our sister.  The series' penultimate episode is packed with enough drama for an entire season, making up for what has otherwise been a...

In 'Better Call Saul,' 'Breaking Bad's' creators have another success on their hands

This time last year, "Breaking Bad" creators Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould were nervous. Would their new series, "Better Call Saul," about Walter White's wisecracking, somewhat shady attorney Saul Goodman, be able to compete with the revered show that birthed it? "Breaking Bad," after all,...

Here's how Trump and Clinton are ripping up Hollywood's presidential script

Like "Batman v. Superman," this presidential campaign has two key players that should make it a Hollywood dream come true. The non-politician in the White House and the first female president are both staples of political film and television, enduring symbols of a deep-held desire to see a figure...

Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Pregnant at 17' on Lifetime

SERIES MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage play with explosive technology in this new episode. 8 p.m. Discovery Black Sails Facing almost certain death, Silver (Luke Arnold) pushes Flint (Toby Stephens) to take action, while a new threat looms for Eleanor and Rogers (Hannah New, Luke Roberts)...

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart will host 2016 MTV Movie Awards

It was only a matter of time before Kevin Hart was paired up with the Rock again, wasn't it? "Central Intelligence" costars Dwayne Johnson and Hart will host this year's MTV Movie Awards just in time to cross-promote their June comedy. The 25th anniversary of the oft-talked about awards show will...

TV This Week Feb. 21 - 27: 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' on Netflix

SUNDAY Celebrate six decades of the amusement park Walt built, at far less expense than actually going there, with the star-studded new special "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." With Elton John, Harrison Ford, Tori Kelly, Jessie J and many others. 8 p.m. ABC "Must See TV: An All-Star...

HBO renews '70s rock series 'Vinyl' for a second season

"Vinyl" will be getting an encore. HBO has announced it's ordered a second season of the drama set in the debauched music scene in '70s New York City. The series, which boasts Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger as executive producers, stars Bobby Cannavale as Richie Finestra, president of a floundering...

Warning: The fascinating 'Love' on Netflix could cause bingeing

In one of the truly ironic moments of this century's explosion of small-screen art, a young woman is lectured about the dangers of bingeing. It's a righteous if slightly malicious speech — Mickey, played by the truly luminous Gillian Jacobs, is an alcoholic and all that entails amid the Echo Park...

Friday's TV Highlights: 'Last Man Standing' on ABC

SERIES The Amazing Race The racers travel to Colombia, where they go mud-diving for emeralds in a volcano in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS The Vampire Diaries Enzo (Michael Malarkey) blackmails Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to help him find a ruthless vampire hunter (guest star Leslie-Anne Huff) in this...

Netflix's 'Fuller House' revives TV family sitcom 'Full House,' with a few twists and updates

Before Peak TV and binge-viewing, before live tweeting and streaming sites, there was a long-running series that found one of its highest-rated episodes in the story of a 4-year-old girl who set the class bird free, then suffered bruised emotions after her pipsqueak preschool classmates got upset...

Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Vikings' on History

SERIES The Big Bang Theory Bernadette's (Melissa Rauch) news gets out, and everyone is happy about her pregnancy, except dad-to-be Wolowitz (Simon Helberg) in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS You, Me and the Apocalypse Jamie and Dave (Mathew Baynton, Joel Fry) go inside a psychiatric hospital, where...

'iZombie' recap: Telling fish tales in 'The Whopper'

This is absolutely huge. It’s critically important. It’s vast and pivotal and earth-shattering and series changing. Or is it? This episode of “iZombie,” dubbed “The Whopper,” was supposed to be the season 2 finale, but a while back, the CW network ordered six additional episodes. Hooray, on the...

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