Day: December 6, 2020

“Equalizer,” others, get football boost

Struggling to launch a handful of new shows, the networks turn to the one thing they can count on – football.
CBS has given its best spot – after the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 – to “The Equalizer” (shown here) The show – a reboot starring Queen Latifah – will remain on Sundays, starting 8 p.m. Feb. 14.
Earlier, Fox decided to launch both of its new shows after NFL doubleheaders.
“The Masked Dancer” will debut Dec. 27, then settle into a temporary spot at 8 p.m. Wednesdays. “Call Me Kat,” a Mayim Bialik comedy, debuts Jan. 3, then moves to 9 p.m. Wednesdays. Read more…

Best-bets for Dec. 8: Strong ending(s) for “Transplant”

1) “Transplant” season-finale, 9 and 10 p.m., NBC. This series started with Bashir Hamed (shown here)  – once a battlefront doctor for Syrian rebels – working at a Toronto restaurant. Tragedy struck and he saved a customer (Dr. Bishop) by drilling into his skull; Bishop soon hired him. Now come belated aftershocks. This is a taut and emotional two-parter with about five endings – four powerful and one confusing. Read more…