Day: May 23, 2023

Best-bets for May 25: food, fantasy and “Fubar”

1) “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” (2021), 8-11 p.m., ABC. Not long ago, Asians were scarce onscreen. Now? On Wednesday, Disney+ debuted “American Born Chinese,” which is both a teen comedy and an action drama; today adds “Shang-Chi” (shown here0, a Marvel adventure about a trained assassin trying to simply be Shaun. Both were directed by Destin Cretton; both have Chinese mythology and Oscar-winner Michelle Yeoh. Read more…

CBS delays summer shows until August

CBS has finally acknowledged (sort of) that the writers strike will disrupt its fall schedule.
The network is starting some of its summer reality shows later than usual. That will nudge them into what would would usually be the start of the new season. The dates are:
— “Big Brother” (shown here with host Julie Chen) starts its 25th season on Aug. 2. Last year, it started four weeks sooner.
— “Superfan” sdebuts a week later, on Aug. 9. It had originally been set for June 9.
— “Secret Celebrity Renovation” starts July 28, but “The Challenge: USA” will wait until Aug. 10. Read more…