Day: January 18, 2020

It’s a miracle: Dark Ages are funny

PASADENA, Cal. – So you go to the Ivy League, where your parents spend approximately a zillion dollars.
Then … well, you write comedy. Will you ever use that education?
Sort of. Just ask Simon Rich, whose “Miracle Workers: Dark Ages” (shown here, with Daniel Radcliffe) is a new cable comedy.
“I did study Medieval history at Harvard,” he said. “And I live in fear that (my professors are) going to somehow get access to a television and watch this.” Read more…

Best-bets for Jan. 20: Brains, Bob, bachelor, more

1) “9-1-1: Lone Star,” 8 p.m., Fox. After getting a big-platform start Sunday (after a football title game), this slides into its regular slot. In the opener, Owen (Rob Lowe, shown here) was asked to do in Austin, Texas, what he’d done in Manhattan – rebuild an entire firehouse staff after a tragedy. He hired his son and a collection of lone-wolf types; he also learned to co-exist with the EMT’s, led by Michelle (Liv Tyler). Tonight has a wave-pool tragedy, plus mercury poisoning that leaves zombie-like victims. Read more…