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My Take On…NBC’s smart, funny TRIAL & ERROR

Absurdly hilarious and hilariously absurd, that’s the simplest description of NBC’s latest comedy, the true-crime-parody series TRIAL & ERROR that starts tonight with a back to back post-THIS-IS-US (10/9c) preview. Starring John Lithgow as Larry Henderson, a roller-skating, er, roller-cizing poetry professor who maybe murdered his wife, represented in court by Nicholas D’Agosto’s Josh Legal, a “NorthEastern” lawyer from New York trying his first murder in the fictional East Peck, SC, the show provides an inside look at the case in

First Look: New Josie & The Pussycats on RIVERDALE this week!

I was talking TV (as I do) with someone on the phone last night and the first show I brought up this week was RIVERDALE because I’m loving it so much.  Was excited to get  a sneak peek at their GREAT new Donna Summer cover (“I Feel Love”) – check it out (and did you notice that special guest Pussycat this week?): WB tells us: Josie McCoy is on the rise, and with the help of her Pussycats, Riverdale’s determined

Fiona Dourif talks ABC’s WHEN WE RISE

ABC’s inspirational miniseries WHEN WE RISE, written and created by Academy Award winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, “chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the US Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th centruy to the once unfathomable successes of today.”  Fiona Dourif plays one of those pioneers, Diane Jones, founder of The Women’s Building, an

Quick Take: THE DETOUR S2 on TBS is still amazing

TBS’ THE DETOUR was the biggest surprise for me last season among a 5-comedy surprise that was their whole line-up of new shows. The Jason Jones / Natalie Zea comedy followed the misadventures of The Parker family after a vacation is derailed by Nate’s (Jones) secret unemployment and plan for revenge. As they made their way from upstate New York to Florida, by van, each week chronicled a new misstep while Nate faced scrutiny in a windowless-room. The big surprise

My Take on…IN BED WITH SIMON on FYI

On IN BED WITH SIMON, airing Tuesday nights on FYI, Simon Marcel Badinter (the French romance expert who co-hosts “The Rendezvous” on iHeartRadio) pulls couples off the street and into his bed to chat about relationship and romance issues faced by singles and couples in today’s dating world. “Was it love at first sight?” he asks people. “Who is your hall pass?” is another question he’s tackled. After a career in radio that started with Simon picking up the phone

Kalama Epstein talks Noah, Jude, and THE FOSTERS

One of the highlights of THE FOSTERS over the seasons has been watching Jude grow up – and all the struggles that come with it.  We watched his first love with Connor fall apart when Connor left town. While it was hard for Jude, he seems to be recovering from that loss pretty well as his relationship with Noah (Kalama Epstein) grows deeper. The teenage boys are finding themselves, experimenting with recreational drugs, causing headaches for Jude’s moms Lena and

My Take On…THE GOOD FIGHT on CBS All Access

When THE GOOD WIFE came to an end at the end of the 2016-2017 TV schedule, I was ready to see it go – not because the Kings had run out of ideas or I was ready to say good bye to this cast, but because it had functioned on high cylinders for 7 seasons and I never wanted it to overstay its welcome. When I heard that the Kings (Michelle and Robert, two incredibly smart humans that I trust

Quick Take: DOUBT on CBS

Katherine Heigl returns to TV in CBS’s DOUBT (2/15 10/9c), a show about a tough as nails lawyer who kind of screws things up a bit by falling in love with the guy she’s defending, who may or may not be guilty.  Coming from Tony Phelan and Joan Rater, most recently of Shondaland, the series also stars Elliout Gould, Dule Hill, Dreama Walker, Kobi Libii, Stephen Pasquale, and Laverne Cox. Heigl is lovely and believable as Sadie Ellis, the lawyer

First Look: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT S3 Teaser

To announce the release date of the third season of UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (May 19), and to celebrate Bey’s Grammys performance last night, Netflix released a teaser video featuring Titus Andromedon putting on his best Beyonce-in-LEMONADE. I am so excited for this show to come back – Season 1 was a surprise favorite, Season 2 was hilarious, and I’m sure Season 3 will be amazing!

Marvel Is Kung Fu Fighting with IRON FIST

Marvel’s crop of streaming exclusives for Netflix have been a big hit that have expanded the reach of the Marvel Cinematic Universe well beyond the big screen. With the ability to have the creative freedom often only afforded by premium cable channels, the company can tell new tales of less well-known heroes without the same stakes of a big-budget motion picture. As a result, the publisher has managed to make typically second-tier characters like Luke Cage and Jessica Jones into

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