Now that “Downton Abbey” is done for another season, you can get your Brit fix with this beloved drama (based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth). As the series enters its fourth season, the midwives and nuns of London’s Nonnatus House are coping with the new decade of the 1960s. Season premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 29, on KCTS.
Archive for March, 2015
Mindy Kaling’s very funny comedy closes out its third season with story lines involving pregnancy, fertility clinics and impending marriage, all handled with a brilliantly mad touch by the writers and the cast (standouts include Kaling, Chris Messina and Ike Barinholtz). Season finale, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, on Fox
Posted in tv, tagged cbs, craig ferguson, james corden, john mayer, late-night talk-show, mila kunis, the late late show, the late late show with james corden, tom hanks, tv on March 23, 2015| Leave a Comment »
It’s been an odd couple of months over at “The Late Late Show.” Since Craig Ferguson’s departure last December, the network has kept the show going with guest hosts (who knew John Mayer would do so well?). Now, with the arrival of British comedian James Corden (“Into the Woods,” “Begin Again”) as the new permanent host, the last few pieces of the late-night talk-show puzzle are falling into place. Scheduled guests for the premiere episode are Tom Hanks and Mila Kunis. 12:37 a.m. late Monday/early Tuesday, March 23-24, on CBS.
Posted in tv, tagged don't stop believing, fox, glee, glee-haters, gleeks, high school musical, mckinley high school, new directions, ryan murphy, series finale, tv on March 20, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Gleeks and Glee-haters take note — for better or for worse — because tonight is the series finale of Ryan Murphy’s take on the high-school musical, this will be your last chance to see (and hear) McKinley High’s New Directions sing. There will also be flashbacks to the club’s beginning and — more than likely — another rendition of “Don’t Stop Believing.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, on Fox.
Posted in tv, tagged a&e, american remake, india ennenga, jeremy sisto, kevin alejandro, les revenants, mark pellegrino, series premiere, sundance channel, the returned, tv on March 9, 2015| Leave a Comment »
Not long after discovering the original French series “Les Revenants” on Sundance, I learned that there would be an American remake. Is there any way that a new version of this eerie tale of long-dead loved ones coming back to a small mountain town could work?After seeing the premiere episode, the answer is … almost. There is plenty of creepy atmosphere, and fine acting (Jeremy Sisto, Mark Pellegrino, Kevin Alejandro), but if you’ve seen the original, don’t expect anything new. Series premiere, 10 p.m. Monday, March 9, on A&E.
Let’s not mince words here. One of the best British television dramas in recent memory returns for a second season (and let’s not even discuss the unfortunate American remake, “Gracepoint”). If you haven’t seen Season 1, do yourself a favor. Find it. Watch it. The second season finds Detective Sergeant Ellie Miller (the astounding Olivia Colman) and the citizens of Broadchurch dealing with the discoveries from the end of Season 1.10 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, on BBC America.
Posted in tv, tagged carson kressley, kathy griffin, let that sink in, logo, naked runway, ross mathews, rupaul, rupaul's drag race, season premiere, seveth season, tv on March 2, 2015| Leave a Comment »
For the seventh season premiere of this drag competition, 14 new contestants participate in something called “a naked runway.” Let that sink in. And with comedian Kathy Griffin as guest judge, and new permanent fixtures Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews on the judging panel, to say that things will be unpredictable is an understatement. Season premiere, 9 p.m. Monday, March 2, on Logo.