Day: October 31, 2019

Week’s top-10 for Nov. 4: Fox is back; so are musicals

1) “The Resident,” 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fox. When the World Series went a full seven games, we lost two Tuesdays and Wednesdays on Fox. Now they’re back, starting here with airline troubles – a pilot with a drinking problem; a tough flight for Dr. Bell. Some hospital scenes are cliché (the patient resisting treatment) or unlikely (mid-surgery sniping), but the non-medical scenes are excellent: Mina ponders fresh responsibility; The Raptor (Malcolm-Jamal Warner, shown here in a previous episode) hesitantly considers meeting his birth mother. Read more…

Best-bets for Nov. 2: Kristen Stewart, all day

1) “Twilight Saga” and/or “Saturday Night Live.” Clearly, this is Kristen Stewart’s day. The entire saga – in which she finds love and/or lust with a vampire and a werewolf – is on the Paramount Network at noon and 3, 6, 9 and 11:30 p.m. And if you skip that last one, you can see her second time as “SNL” host, at 11:29 p.m. on NBC; Coldplay is the music guest. Read more…

Life after “Thrones”? HBO has epic scale … and Lin-Manuel

(For HBO, this is the post-“Thrones” era. “Game of Thrones” — shown here — is gone; one of its prequels has been nixed. The next epic fantasy? There’s “Watchmen” at 9 p.m. Sunday and now “His Dark Materials,” debuting at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4. Here’s a look at Lin-Manuel Miranda — yes, the “Hamilton” guy — who is the show’s co-star and its superfan.)
By Mike Hughes
Lin-Manuel Miranda was talking to TV critics, which was familiar turf.
He had met the Television Critics Association back in 2013, when he was the co-star of … well, something or other
“The legendary ‘Do No Harm’ … The lowest-rated show in the history of NBC,” Miranda recalled.
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