Day: April 7, 2020

Filling the void: CBS tries Sunday movies

As the coronavirus shutdown lingers, TV networks have empty spots at the end of their season.
Now CBS has a temporary solution: It will wipe aside its Sunday line-up – “God Friended Me,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “NCIS: New Orleans” – and replace it with movies.
During May, all five Sundays will be movie nights – two Indiana Jones films (shown here), plus “Titanic,” “Forrest Gump” and “Mission: Impossible.” Read more…

Best-bets for April 9: Top comedies collide

1) “Will & Grace,” 9 p.m., NBC. Two generations of broad comedy have a cheery mash-up. “Will & Grace” – with a skilled cast and a great director (Jim Burrows) – meets “I Love Lucy.” With Will (Eric McCormack) as Ricky, the others do Lucille Ball’s classic scenes. Megan Mullally’s grape-stomping bit is so-so, but Sean Hayes’ candy-assembly-line one is terrific (with Lucie Arnaz, Ball’s daughter, as the supervisor) … and Debra Messing is a delight when tackling the Vitameatavegamin commercial. Shown here, from left: McCormack, Mullally, Messing, Hayes. Read more…