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2017
Oct
22
 
 
On this day in 1939, NBC presented the first televised professional football game, a match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Brooklyn Dodgers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
22
 
 
The horror, the horror . . . The Simpsons’ 28th Treehouse of Horror...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: This is a documentary about a TV sketch comedy series that came and went quickly 21 years ago, and is most remembered today for an infamous opening sketch so polarizing, literally millions of viewers changed channels before it was over. The program was ABC’s The Dana Carvey Show, and it’s worth remembering, in this very funny documentary, because of its all-star lineup of writers and performers. Saturday Night Live and Wayne’s World star Carvey had such th
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
The Houston Astros fought back in last night’s Game 6 in the American League Championship Series, tying the AL pennant series at 3-3 and forcing tonight’s do-or-die Game 7, for both the Astros and the improbably resilient New York Yankees.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
Last week, Dirk Gently began its second season. What happened? It’s still way too early to tell, because that’s the kind of series this is. Tonight there’s a discovery of a body – or, at least, a connection between the body and another of Dirk’s cases. Maybe.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE: This new documentary explores the life, music and messages of George Michael, one of the power players in the glory Eighties days of MTV.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
Graham Norton rarely makes room for politicians on his guest couch, but tonight’s show is a high-profile exception. One of his guests tonight is Hillary Clinton –and while she’s no stranger to late-night talk show appearances, The Graham Norton Show is a very different kind of animal – freewheeling, uninhibited, and usually requiring lengthy interaction with the week’s other guests, who, in this case, include actor Jeff Goldblum. But I wouldn’t be surprised if
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
Too Funny to Fail, the new documentary about the rise and flop of The Dana Carvey Show in 1996 is now available at Hulu. (David reviews it, here.) Aside from the story of Carvey’s high-wire alt-comedy act on prime-time TV for ABC, Too Funny to Fail also recounts the recruitment of a now-astonishing all-star team of players...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
21
 
 
On this day in 1954, the CBS anthology series Climax! Mystery Theater presented the first screen adaptation of an Ian Fleming James Bond novel...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Oct
20
 
 
On this day in 1973, All in the Family's "lovable bigot" Archie Bunker finally met his next-door neighbor, George Jefferson...