Day: March 31, 2020

At-home music — casual Billie, zesty Dua

TV’s music-from-home spurt has finished its pop-music phase. Country is next.
Elton John hosted Sunday’s concert on Fox; James Corden did Monday’s on CBS. Both had plenty of pop stars giving at-home performances. In fact, both had Billie Eilish (shown here in a previous photo).
Now country takes over, on CBS. It will be Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood at 9 p.m. Wednesday, then much of Nashville from 8-10 p.m. Sunday.
Corden tried brief interviews Monday, with so-so success. We did learn that Eilish has been binging Fleabag (wise choice) and Chrissy Teigen has been making yummy food to eat with her husband John Legend. The stationary camera, alas, only gave us Teigen from the neck down. Read more…

Best-bets for April 2: Broken people bring laughs

1) “Broke” debut, 9:30 p.m., CBS. Even before the economic slowdown, TV planned shows about penniless relatives moving in. In NBC’s “Indebted,” it’s the parents; here, it’s an older sister and her husband. Oddly, both shows air at the same time. “Indebted” is loud and lame, but a sampling indicates “Broke” (shown here) could be quite good. Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”) plays a single mom and bar-owner whose sister (Natasha Leggero) arrives with her husband (Jaime Camil of “Jane the Virgin”) and his manservant. Read more…