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TV Q&A: 'Mindhunter,' 'Letterkenny' and 'The Village'

Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:00 AM Written by


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Pretty much the second coming of “Broad City,” “Nora from Queens” (10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Comedy Central) features “Crazy Rich Asians” breakout Awkwafina as a pot-smoking, under-employed mess. (She says she can’t consider a job at a nursing home because, “I freak out old people – I remind them of ‘Nam.”)

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PRESS TOUR: Party patrol at winter TCA 2020

Saturday, 18 January 2020 12:00 PM Written by

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PASADENA, Calif. – The 2020 winter TV critics press tour ends this weekend without any parties (more on that in a moment) and that means it's time to rate the parties and networks' assorted press tour performances in hopes of encouraging improvement for the summer 2020 TCA, and to offer a little behind-the-scenes glimpse. (Of course, these are just one guy's opinions and agreement will vary wildly depending on the critic. Also, I skipped a few parties to write.)

While going to parties for work sounds fun, these are working parties where TV critics are often rushing from one celeb to another to get short interviews.

Overall it seemed like there were fewer parties this year. Hallmark, which always hosts a big bash, canceled theirs, likely because they didn't want critics asking questions about their self-inflicted wounds from December when they caved to a homophobic group.

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Jane Austen’s unfinished novel “Sanditon,” adapted for the big screen in 2014, gets made into a PBS period drama "Masterpiece" series by writer Andrew Davies (9 p.m. Sunday, WQED-TV), who previously adapted Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice” (1995) and “Emma” (1996).

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'Schitt's Creek' begins its final season

Monday, 06 January 2020 12:00 AM Written by


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The little Canadian import that could – and did become an American pop culture phenomenon thanks to a second run of episodes on Netflix after their Pop TV premieres – “Schitt’s Creek” (9 p.m. Tuesday, Pop TV) begins its final season this week. And it’s time.

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