Day: November 19, 2021

Best-bets for Nov. 21: music, movies and morose vicar

1) “American Music Awards,” 8-11 p.m., ABC. Cardi B (shown here) hosts a show stuffed with stars. One song links BTS and Megan Thee Stallion; another has Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean. There’s even a boy-band mash-up, with New Edition and New Kids on the Block. Other performers include Kane Brown, Bad Bunny and Olivia Rodrigo … who leads with seven nominations. She’s up for artist of the year, alongside The Weeknd (with six nominations), BTS, Drake, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande. Read more…

Mid-season: more laughs, more female crooks

For five TV networks – the big, broadcast ones – fix-it time is near.
That’s the mid-season, when new shows are tried, old ones return and schedules are adjusted.
Returning will be a couple of much-honored shows (“Black-ish,” shown here, and “This Is Us”), a revival of an old show (“Law & Order”) and others. For the new shows, three focus on female criminals. Read more…