NEW YORK - Bernadette Peters and Malcolm McDowell are so ready for their romcom moment. And in the third, 10-episode season of Mozart in the Jungle, premiering Dec. 9 on the Amazon Prime streaming service, they'll be getting it.
Delaware's Ryan Phillippe has played soldiers before, but no one quite like Bob Lee Swagger, the ex-Marine sniper who becomes the target of a deadly conspiracy in USA's new thriller, Shooter, which premieres at 10 p.m. Tuesday.
A nail-biter that left many a talking head stunned, Election Night 2016 proved too big for TV's prime time. And a puzzle not just for the pundits, but for comedians Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah, whose live election-night specials began at 11 p.m. with far less certainty about the next president than they appeared to have expected.
BEVERLY HILLS - The first thing to know about Norman Lear is that he's always producing. As I sat down to interview the All in the Family creator about Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You, the American Masters film that makes its TV debut Tuesday on PBS, he was trying to interest me in a story back home in Pennsylvania, about one of the companies in Lititz, the small Lancaster County town where some of the biggest names in music go for everything from sound to sets.
BEVERLY HILLS - Moorestown's Dana Calvo has wanted for a long time to bring a newsroom story to television. The story the reporter-turned-TV-writer (Narcos, Made in Jersey) tells in her new Amazon series, Good Girls Revolt, has waited longer.
Couldn't score (or afford) tickets to Broadway's Hamilton before the original cast started leaving? Join the club. PBS ushers us past the ticket booths on Friday, when it kicks off its eight-week Fall Arts Festival - hosted by Hamilton composer, writer, and star Lin-Manuel Miranda - with Great Performances: Hamilton's America.
Chris Wallace won big in Vegas on Wednesday night. The Fox News anchor and commentator presided over the least circuslike of the three presidential debates, eliciting answers to questions about the Supreme Court, immigration, the economy, and other issues that could conceivably show still-undecided voters where Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump stand on matters many of us claim to care about.
Is Donald Trump, as CNN's Dana Bash and others have declared, a "master of the media"? I'd say the Republican nominee is more like the Uber or Airbnb of presidential candidates, someone who, win or lose, has permanently disrupted the way national campaigns are conducted - and covered.
NO NEED to ask Norristown's Maria Bello what she really thinks: She tells you. Starting Friday, the actress and activist can be seen as a woman more likely to weigh her words in Amazon's Goliath, an edgy new legal drama from David E. Kelley (The Practice, Boston Legal) and Jonathan Shapiro.
Sarah Jessica Parker is returning to HBO after a 12-year absence, but Carrie Bradshaw isn't coming with her. If you're one of those people who has never gotten over Carrie's cheating on Aidan (John Corbett) in Sex and the City, Parker's new show, Divorce, could be a tough half-hour. But maybe it's time to let all that go. The actress has.
Ellen Gray is the television critic for the Daily News and the Inquirer, and has written about TV since 1994. Her mind will go blank if you ask her to name her favorite show, because she has so many, but she would love to hear about yours.
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