Tuned In Journal

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Live TV is all the rage – “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” live, “Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda,” “Evel Live 2” -- so it’s not surprising "Chasing the Cure" (8-10 p.m. Thursday, TBS and TNT) began under the title “M.D. Live.”

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Sometimes networks like to debate show titles endlessly. A series may get announced with one title but then has a new name before it actually airs. But with the “Suits” spin-off “Pearson” (10 p.m. Wednesday, USA), it’s difficult to imagine the title as anything else because Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres) is the sun and everything in the show – and everyone – revolves around her.

And why not? Ms. Torres exudes power and style – her wardrobe is most impressive – but the writing for this drama is somewhat lacking. Situations repeat, Jessica knows everything better than her new co-workers in the office of Chicago’s Mayor Bobby Golec (Morgan Spector), who has hired her as his fixer after she lost her law license. Bobby repeatedly gets mad at Jessica (and others) and then has to apologize.

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TV Q&A: 'Kate + Date,' CNN, WTAE and KDKA

Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:00 AM Written by


florida girls

The 10-episode comedy series "Florida Girls" (10 p.m. Wednesday, Pop TV) is sort of the distaff version of “Trailer Park Boys.” Set in backwater Florida trailer parks, “Florida Girls” tells the story of a quartet of girlfriends forced to consider growing up and moving on from their stagnant lives when a fifth friend moves away and cuts them out of her life. Laura Chinn (“The Mick”) stars and executive produces the series, which was inspired by her own life growing up on Florida’s west coast.

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'A Capitol Fourth' returns on PBS

Monday, 01 July 2019 12:00 AM Written by



The longest-running July 4 national broadcast, "A Capitol Fourth" (8 p.m., PBS), returns, airing from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol with John Stamos (“Fuller House”) as host.

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TV Q&A: 'Conan,' 'The Code,' 'Line of Duty' and BUZZR

Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:00 AM Written by
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