Day: July 26, 2019

Starz prepares for its “Power” outage

LOS ANGELES — With two heavyweight shows leaving, Starz is preparing for its next life.
That will include a “Power” spin-off with Mary J. Blige’s music, plus a “Dangerous Liaisons” prequel and more. That comes just as Starz loses its giants:
— “Power” (shown here) starting Aug. 25. It will have 10 episodes, take a break, then start the last five in January. “Everyone is going to have a big opinion after those last five episodes,” said co-creator Courtney Kemp. “A BIG opinion.” There will also be a talk show, “Power Confidential,” after each hour.
— “Outlander,” starting its last, 12-episode season in January. Read more…

Want to cook? Go catch something

LOS ANGELES — The nice thing about being an upscale chef is that the food is already there.
It’s in the pantry and the freezer; you just mix it and cook it and such.
But Gordon Ramsay’s new show is a little like his Scottish boyhood, in which he had to catch the food first. Or steal it.
“My father couldn’t afford fishing rights,” Ramsay recalled.”So we were poaching; we were stealing salmon.” Read more…

Best-bets for July 28: Music, sharks and more

1) “Masterpiece: Grantchester,” 9 p.m., PBS. This season has had mini-glimpses of the new vicar. Its first two mysteries were tackled by the original guy, the third by his assistant. Now, at last, Will Davenport (Tom Brittney, shown here) takes over. Riding a motorcycle and listening to rock, he gives this late-’50s, English village a jolt. He has no plans to help solve crimes … until a boy, silent and blood-stained, arrives. With one exception (the boy’s over-the-top father), the result is skillfully written and played. Read more…