Monday, May 4, 2015

Television

Joel Hodgson made his bones as the creator and star of the cult classic show Mystery Science Theater 3000. The beloved comedy (Jerry Seinfeld called Hodgson one of his "favorite cultural visionaries") featured Hodgson as a janitor trapped on a spaceship, forced to watch B movies, riffing along with robot buddies he constructs to keep him sane.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Phillippe admits taking his work on ABC's "Secrets and Lies" home with him during filming.
Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck. Brett Morgen, who profiled film super-producer Robert Evans in the fantastic documentary The Kid Stays in the Picture, looks at the life of Nirvana frontman Cobain, with the full participation of Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and former bandmate Krist Novoselic. The doc humanizes the rock god, showing the man behind the myth. 9 p.m. Monday on HBO.
Lifetime's announced a new docu-series that will follow two "elite" a capella groups from New Jersey, including Cherry Hill East High School's Stay Tuned, in weekly competitions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stepping away from the stage after outlining TLC's future plans one recent morning, Marjorie Kaplan used the phrase "freak show" before anyone else could. It's an image the network chief wants TLC to stay away from.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama is stopping by the "Late Show" one last time as David Letterman gets ready to retire.
NEW YORK (AP) - Hulu is giving its viewers nothing to watch, in a big way.
Weekend picks include gothic horror, a MASH special, and the finale of "Madam Secretary."
She shows serious acting chops in her new pic, The Age of Adaline, and she's devoted to her hub, Ryan Reynolds, and their 5-month-old daughter, James. Now Blake Lively has set her eyes on college.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With less than a month left in his decades-long career in latenight television, David Letterman did some soul-searching in a New York Times interview published Wednesday.
There’s not much good government left in prime time dramas these days.