Remote Possibilities: Showtime's Richard Pryor doc, some Will Smith blasts from the past

Comedian Richard Pryor's the focus of a new documentary on Showtime

“It was just amazing to see him live. It’s like saying you saw Coltrane play,” says Robin Williams in “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic” (9 p.m., Showtime).

Williams is just one of the comedians who pays tribute to the man whom Dave Chappelle calls “undisputed champion of the closed, period, exclamation point” in this freebasing-and-all documentary that’s probably the hottest thing happening inside tonight.

FX, meanwhile, is trying to get viewers in a Will Smith frame of mind on the opening day of his latest movie, After Earth,” with “Enemy of the State” at 5 p.m., followed by back-to-back showings of “Hancock” beginning at 8.




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