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Why America is making an appointment with ‘The Good Doctor’

Why America is making an appointment with ‘The Good Doctor’

November 30, 2017

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Freddie Highmore has seen the light. After four years of playing a murderer-in-training on A&E’s “Bates Motel,” the actor has slipped into the scrubs of Shaun Murphy, the most beloved TV character to carry a stethoscope sin...

Diaz, Preston pushed by roles in ‘The Dating Game Killer’

Diaz, Preston pushed by roles in ‘The Dating Game Killer’

November 28, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The fun part of “The Dating Game” was the person trying to blindly select a potential date — from three people who could be heard and not seen — never knew who was going to come around the corner. They could be great-looking, a dud or somewhere in the middle. On an episode of t...

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO

A powerful story of order and disorder pulls you directly into the heart of ‘Baltimore Rising’ on HBO

November 21, 2017

By Robert Lloyd Los Angeles Times (TNS) Actress Sonja Sohn, who played Det. Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” has made a beautiful documentary film, “Baltimore Rising,” about the city that show was set in. It premiered Monday on HBO, also the network of “The Wire.” Set mainly among official...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on TV

November 16, 2017

By Rick Bentley Tribune News Service (TNS) There are numerous big decisions to be made during the holidays, from gift selections to menu creations. You are on your own with those issues, but we can offer some help when it comes to selecting television programming. This year’s lineup of shows incl...

Why ‘The Good Doctor’ is fall TV’s only breakout show

Why ‘The Good Doctor’ is fall TV’s only breakout show

November 14, 2017

“The Good Doctor” (Mondays at 10 p.m. on ABC/7) is a good show. Of equal note, it’s a hit show, and the only breakout of the fall season. About a surgical resident named Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) who’s on the autism spectrum, “The Good Doctor” has been averaging more than 17 million vi...

Transgender people on TV

Transgender people on TV

November 7, 2017

By Neal Justin Star Tribune (Minneapolis) (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Joe Biden once credited “Will & Grace” for shifting public perception on gay rights issues. But one cast member believes the show didn’t go far enough in representing transgender people. “When we started,” said Debra Mess...

Horror music maven ‘grew up in a haunted house’

Horror music maven ‘grew up in a haunted house’

October 31, 2017

Aliens, witches, demons and ghouls: Tyler Bates has written music for the best (and worst) of them. If you shuddered during “Dawn of the Dead” or “Halloween II,” felt a chill watching the TV series “Salem” or listened to anything from the last two Marilyn Manson records, Bates is partly to bl...

Jason Alexander’s new series hits new comedy not

Jason Alexander’s new series hits new comedy not

October 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — “Hit the Road,” the new AT&T Audience Network series from Jason Alexander, is a blend of the offbeat craziness of “Seinfield” with the musical beat of “The Partridge Family.” The Swallows — the greatest band you’ve never heard of – are a chaotically dysfunctional f...

Aiming for a horror boom: The producers of the blockbuster film ‘It’ ponder the genre’s future in Hollywood

Aiming for a horror boom: The producers of the blockbuster film ‘It’ ponder the genre’s future in Hollywood

October 17, 2017

LOS ANGELES — The Beverly Hills offices of KatzSmith Productions are filled with the kind of treasures one would expect from the company that helped create “It,” currently the highest-grossing horror film of all time at the global box office. Haunting the conference room is an immense cineple...

‘The Gifted’ offers different look at Marvel Univers

‘The Gifted’ offers different look at Marvel Univers

October 10, 2017

LOS ANGELES — Raising teenagers can be a difficult task in the best of situations. Now, imagine what that would be like if those teenagers possessed mutant powers so incredible they have become the target of a government that wants to imprison them – or worse. You now have the plot for the new F...

End of the line for ‘The Middle’

End of the line for ‘The Middle’

October 3, 2017

LOS ANGELES — “The Middle” has reached the end. The ninth season of the ABC comedy about a middle class family living in the Middle America city of Orson, Ind. will be the last. Coming to such a decision was not easy for the cast and executive producers but they all finally agreed the time was ...

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

ABC’s ‘Inhumans’ is uncertain of itself, but Fox’s ‘The Gifted’ is more convincing

September 28, 2017

Mutants have come up in the world. Once, they were monsters fumbling at the door, former humans warped and usually diminished by scientific overreach or accident _ cousins to zombies, something to avoid. Marvel's "X-Men," a comic book since 1963 and a movie franchise since 2000, made them superheroes...

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