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November 13, 2019

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 14 – 'The Flintstones,' Jeff Garlin, 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum'

Modern stone-age family Anyone digging for milestones in animation may want to check out the 1963 episode of “The Flintstones” in which Barney and Betty…
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November 12, 2019
Carrie Underwood, center, hosts “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with special guest hosts Dolly Parton, left, and Reba McEntire, right.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 13 – 'The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,' 'Lady and the Tramp,' 'The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park'

Lots of duets on tap at CMA Awards.
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November 11, 2019
Gina Carano in “The Mandalorian,” from the new streaming service Disney+.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 12: 'The Mandalorian,' 'Very Ralph,' 'Kings of Pain'

The Force is with themThe new streaming service Disney+ is launching with nearly a dozen series or specials, including "The Mandalorian," the first live-action series…
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November 8, 2019
Shannen Doherty, Lisanne Falk, Kim Walker and Winona Ryder in “Heathers.”

New on home video: "Heathers 30th Anniversary Steel Book"

The 1988 film “Heathers” (⋆⋆⋆½) was not completely loved until it was made available to watch at home. Now released as “Heathers 30th Anniversary…
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November 8, 2019
Guy-Am-I (Michael Douglas), left, and Sam-I-Am (Adam DeVine) in “Green Eggs and Ham.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 10-14 – 'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'Very Ralph,' 'Lady and the Tramp'

Hamming it up “Green Eggs and Ham” is pretty thin material to build a whole series around, but this new effort pulls it off with…
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November 8, 2019
Crown Media “Write Before Christmas” with Torrey DeVitto and Chad Michael Murray.

Five new holiday movies on TV worth bingeing this season

“Radio Christmas”: After her radio station closes for repairs during the holidays, a Philadelphia D.J. (Keshia Knight Pulliam) must broadcast from festive Bethlehem, Pa., where…
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November 8, 2019
The Netflix reboot of “Green Eggs and Ham” features the voices of Adam Devine as Sam-I-Am, right, and Michael Douglas as Guy-Am-I.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 11: 'Xavier Riddle,' 'Green Eggs and Ham,' 'The Interpreters'

History in the making Junior versions of Amelia Earhart and George Washington Carver inspire the animated heroes of “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” to…
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November 8, 2019
Rick of Adult Swim’s “Rick and Morty.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 9-10 – 'Sesame Street's 50th Anniversary Celebration,' 'Unexplained and Unexplored,' 'Rick and Morty'

People in your neighborhood Lots of famous grown-ups will be stopping by for “Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Celebration,” including Elvis Costello, Meghan Trainor, Sterling K.…
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November 7, 2019
Olivia Rodrigo in “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 8-10: 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,' 'The King and I,' 'Back to Life,' 'The Big Picture'

Start of something new If the new Disney+ streaming service really wanted to attract subscribers before its Tuesday launch, it would have offered a free…
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November 7, 2019

Nielsen ratings for Oct. 28-Nov. 3: World Series Game 7 is No. 1

Here are the top 20 broadcast TV shows for the week of Oct. 28-Nov. 3 (Monday to Sunday), based on the number of viewers, according…
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November 6, 2019
Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt in “Will & Grace.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 7 – 'Seth Meyers,' 'A Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas,' 'Will & Grace'

Getting personal “Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby” opens with the late-night comic poking fun at the Twin Cities, which is appropriate since the stand-up special was taped…
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November 5, 2019
Aretha Franklin performed at the Apollo Theater in New York on June 3, 1971.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 6 – 'The Apollo,' 'Image Makers,' 'Back in the Game'

Ready for their close-ups Camera operators rarely get much fanfare. “Image Makers: The Adventures of America’s Pioneer Cinematographers” attempts to give these artists their…
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November 4, 2019
Auli’i Cravalho stars in “The Little Mermaid Live!”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 5: 'Welcome to Plathville,' 'The Candidates,' 'The Little Mermaid Live'

Campaign trail The New York City teenagers in “The Candidates” have more than algebra problems for homework when they engage in an as-it-happened simulation of…
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November 3, 2019
David Morse as Big Foster in “Outsiders.”

'Outsiders' left out in the cold

Q: Will "Outsiders" ever come back? It was a great show.A: No. The WGN America drama about a mountain clan in Kentucky ended in 2017…
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November 3, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby in “His Dark Materials.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 4: 'Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan,' 'Snoopy in Space,' 'His Dark Materials'

Pretrial proceduresCourt TV will be the only network providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the upcoming Harvey Weinstein trial. As a preview, reporter Seema Iyer has landed…
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November 2, 2019
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New on home video: 'Ophelia' a clever tale

A clever tale Director Claire McCarthy (“The Waiting City”) and writer Semi Chellas (“Mad Men”) took a major gamble with “Ophelia” (⋆⋆⋆). The intriguing tale…
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November 2, 2019
Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in “The Morning Show.”

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 3-7: 'The Little Mermaid Live!,' 'The Morning Show,' 'Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby'

Under the sea “Moana” star Auli’i Cravalho returns to the sea for “The Little Mermaid Live!” the latest Broadway adaptation that network executives are banking…
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November 1, 2019
Al Pacino at the London Film Festival.

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 2-3: Al Pacino, 'Queer Eye: We're in Japan,' 'Dickinson'

Made in Japan “Queer Eye: We’re in Japan” offers the cast a chance to soak in the sights of Tokyo. But the Fab Five are too…
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October 31, 2019

Neal Justin's TV picks for Nov. 1-3: 'The Morning Show,' 'Nashville Squares,' '42nd Street,' 'American Son'

Broadcast newsApple TV starts serving a bushel of original programming this weekend, but the streaming service is spending most of its marketing budget on "The…
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October 30, 2019
Elsa Lancaster and Boris Karloff in the 1935 movie “Bride of Frankenstein.”

Neal Justin's TV picks: Halloween movie treats

Jeepers creepers For those inclined to spend part of their Halloween in front of the screen, there are plenty of treats to choose from. •…

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