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Overrated/Underrated: Psychic Temple takes on Eno's 'Music for Airports,' and 'The Enfield Haunting' offers TV chills

UNDERRATED ‘The Enfield Haunting’ on Hulu: It's not clear why ghost stories are always enhanced by the leftover wardrobe for “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” but it’s been proved again in this three-episode miniseries. Based on an alleged 1977 haunting that also inspired recent box office champ “The...

'Better Call Saul's' Rhea Seehorn sees a matching comb-over future for Kim and Jimmy

Actress Rhea Seehorn didn’t know that the second season of “Better Call Saul” would begin with her kissing Bob Odenkirk or that the relationship between their lawyer characters would turn into a romance so quickly. (Or perhaps, as Seehorn believes, it’s time to revisit previous behavior between...

Michael McKean knows the pain inside his spiteful 'Saul' character

“Better Call Saul’s” second season pivoted on the sibling rivalry between morally compromised but lovable Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) and his respected, resentful older brother Chuck (Michael McKean). The show’s audience is, naturally, squarely on Jimmy’s side. As Odenkirk puts it: “As much as...

Late-night hosts respond to Orlando shooting with grief, outrage and calls to action

As has become routine in moments of national tragedy, the mass shooting in Orlando dominated the late-night conversation on Sunday and Monday nights. The attack left 50 people dead, including the perpetrator, and stands as the worst mass shooting in American history. Late night comedians including...

New TNT drama 'Animal Kingdom' is subtler than premise suggests

"Animal Kingdom," a new drama premiering Tuesday on TNT, begins quietly, with paramedics entering a house where a woman is unconscious on a couch; next to her, a teenage boy watches television. "What's she taken?" "Heroin," says the boy (Finn Cole), whose name is Josh but is called “J.” Later,...

'TURN: Washington's Spies' recap: Still some life in battered Culper Ring

By all rights, the Culper Spy Ring should be kaput. Setauket farmer Abraham Woodhull (Jamie Bell), a.k.a. Culper Sr., is guarded by Queen’s Rangers and has ceased contact with Gen. George Washington (Ian Kahn). And Manhattan coffeehouse proprietor Robert Townsend (Nick Westrate), a.k.a. Culper...

TV reboot of 'Uncle Buck' is predictably underwhelming

It’s not always fun to be proved right. Last year, when ABC announced it had greenlit a serial reboot of the John Candy cult-bomb “Uncle Buck,” the general reaction was a groan of irritated bewilderment. With all the things that need doing in this crazy world, ABC is choosing to remake “Uncle Buck”...

Silliness played straight makes new TBS comedy 'Wrecked' a pleasure

One of those networks you might not think about much, if you think about networks at all, TBS more than doubled its original comedy programming this winter and spring with the addition of "Angie Tribeca," "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee," and "The Detour," co-created by Bee and her husband and...

Tuesday's TV highlights: 'To Tell the Truth' on ABC

SERIES To Tell the Truth One of several classic game shows being revived by ABC this summer begins its run, with Anthony Anderson as host. Betty White, a regular on TV game shows back in the day, will be a panelist along with NeNe Leakes, the Jalen Rose and various guests. 8 and 10 p.m. ABC SoCal...

Shipley brothers crash land into prime time with survivor comedy 'Wrecked'

Justin Shipley and his younger brother Jordan  had little more than ambition going for them when they decided three years ago to dive into the TV sitcom arena — no credits, no experience and few connections. But the the twentysomething siblings from Kansas shared an off-kilter sensibility that...

'The Good Wife's' creators are back with the imperfect but fun 'Braindead' mixing D.C politics ... and bugs from space

Michelle King and Robert King, who created and ran "The Good Wife" until its self-scheduled departure from the airwaves last month, are already back with a new series, "BrainDead." Premiering Monday, it's a sci-fi horror comedy-drama in which bugs from space infest the brains of Washington, D.C.,...

The sincere and real Tony Awards rebuke the Orlando shooting with laughs, music and love

“What is it that makes this year's Tony Awards different from other years'?" is the opening line I'd prepared for this review. The answers were going to be "Hamilton" and host James Corden, because he is new. Those answers are still correct, and we will get to that. But what also, unfortunately,...

A bridge back to sanity: Hours after the Orlando shootings, the Tony Awards gave comfort and joy

“History has its eyes on you,”  Christopher Jackson’s George Washington sang in one of the most anticipated moments of the highly anticipated Tony Awards on Sunday night.   The general was facing Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Alexander Hamilton, but he could have been addressing the nation he and Hamilton...

Exploring a big, beautiful, zombie-free country on 'Ride With Norman Reedus'

The AMC reality series “Ride With Norman Reedus” appears to be an entirely new sub-genre of television: fan-driven, multiple-niche, demographic crossover. Reedus, of course, plays fan favorite Daryl Dixon on “The Walking Dead,” a character who, as Reedus points out during the “Ride With” pilot,...

Sterling K. Brown almost broke character in O.J. Simpson glove scene: 'You know they fit'

Sterling K. Brown, who plays Christopher Darden, talks about converging with his character in the glove scene of "The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”

President Obama slow-jams the news with Jimmy Fallon, takes shots at Trump

Aww, yeah. In an appearance on “The Tonight Show” on Thursday, President Obama slow-jammed the news with Jimmy Fallon.   The bit, which preceded a lengthy interview with the host, was a look back at Obama’s time in office, set to a sultry R&B rhythm. The president noted the accomplishments under...

Canceled by ABC, 'Nashville' finds a new home at CMT

Good news, y’all. “Nashville” is back from the dead. The country music soap starring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere will live on at CMT. All future episodes will be available to stream on Hulu the day after initial broadcast. As announced in March, the “thirtysomething” team of Ed Zwick and...

'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke stands ready to rule the world - or at least Westeros

Emilia Clarke is back for her sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" as the woman who would be queen... and she would be perfectly happy to rule the world. But for now, just surviving the final seasons of the anybody-can-die-at-any-time series is a worthy goal. Her Daenerys Targaryen has risen...

'The Americans' recap: Are travel plans in the future for Philip and Elizabeth?

The Cold War is heating up, the FBI is closing in and KGB officer Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) is getting sick of his job. Does this mean it’s time for Philip and his spy wife, Elizabeth (Keri Russell), to collect their kids Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati) and go home? Not to...

Julianna Margulies refuses to 'apologize for taking up space in this world' as a woman

Actors Jean Smart (“Fargo”) and Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) talk about how women characters are less likable now on TV.

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