Day: March 17, 2020

A great show (“Fargo”) bumped by the virus

For the first time, perhaps, a major TV series has been set aside because of the coronavirus:
The next “Fargo” mini-series (shown here) won’t be this spring, after all. It was originally set to begin April 19; now the FX network will only say that it hopes the show will air some time in 2020.
Until now, the TV impact has mainly been confined to live or almost-live events: Basketball games were canceled … the Academy of Country Music awards moved to September … Jimmy Kimmel went to two weeks of reruns, with some other latenight shows skipping a studio audience. Read more…

Best-bets for March 19: With no basketball, more laughs

1) “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” 8:30 p.m., NBC. This was supposed to be when NBC’s overlooked comedies finally got noticed. CBS was turning to basketball, benching its own comedies for two weeks; NBC could shine … except, alas, basketball was canceled and the CBS comedies (via rerun) are back. Still, try NBC – “Superstore” at 8 p.m., the sometimes-hilarious “Will & Grace” at 9 and this dandy one (shown here). Jake meets his criminal friend (Craig Robinson), in a wild plot that zooms to Miami amid schemes. Read more…