Day: November 17, 2020

“For Life”: A real-life jailhouse-lawyer story

TV dramas keep returning to the basics – crime, cops, lawyers and doctors.
Still, one variation has been elusive. “People have been trying to make the jailhouse-lawyer show forever and couldn’t crack it,” said writer-producer Hank Steinberg.
His solution was to starf with a real-life example. Now “For Life” (shown here) starts its second season (10 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 18), making a quick pivot Read more…

Cable in 2021? TBS, TNT, TruTV try

After facing a brutal 2020, some cable channels are ready for better things in 2020.
TBS will lasunch the “Go-Big Show” – a competition that may grab cable’s wrestling fans – on Jan. 7. Then TNT will launch the second season of “Snowpiercer” (shown here), its ambitious fantasy drama, Jan. 25. The next day, TBS starts a new season of its “Misery Index” game show.
Eight days later, Tru TV will start the season for its “Impractical Jokers,” followed by the new “Fast Foodies” and “Impractical Jokers: After Party.” Read more…

Best-bets for Nov. 19: A 15-year demon hunt ends

1) “Supernatural” series finale, 9 p.m., CW, with preview at 8. For 15 seasons, two brothers(played by  Jared Padalecki, shown here, and Jensen Ackles) have battled demons and intermittently saved the world. In the preview, Eric Kripke says he created the show with “the love of urban legends I’ve had my whole life.” Then he added more. The show, Misha Collins (who plays Castiel) says, has “the most epic mythology humanity can contrive.” We see that in the preview, ranging from angels to Lucifer, from a teen musical to a Scooby-Doo cartoon. Read more…