Margaret Atwood published “The Handmaid’s Tale,” her novel about a near-future, totalitarian patriarchal theocracy, in 1985. It was right in the middle of the Reagan years, and as a Canadian she was looking south across the border at a resurgent American Puritanism, exemplified by the so-called…

View original here:
‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ is told anew on Hulu and it feels disquietingly contemporary

Share/Save/Bookmark

Geoffrey Rush is a man prone to tangents. As he speaks, each of his thoughts leads him to an adjoining thought. This means that, in the course of 30 minutes, the 65-year-old actor muses on everything from the vintage Apple billboards featuring John Lennon to the origins of emojis.

He’s in London…

Go here to see the original:
A ‘Genius’ Geoffrey Rush talks art, science and emojis

Share/Save/Bookmark

In “Great News,” premiering Tuesday on NBC, Briga Heelan plays Katie Wendelson, a producer at a New Jersey-based cable news show called “The Breakdown.” She has been there for a few years, not making the impression she would have hoped for, when one day her hovering, smothering mother Carol (Andrea…

Continued here:
Amusing but conventional ‘Great News’ follows in the footsteps of ’30 Rock’

Share/Save/Bookmark

Physics geeks rejoice. Albert Einstein has his own drama series.

Everyone else? Pay attention, because you may learn something.

Einstein gets the biopic treatment in “Genius,” National Geographic’s first scripted drama. In 10 hour-long episodes, the beautifully shot and written series goes beyond…

Go here to see the original:
Illuminating new series ‘Genius’ examines Albert Einstein’s beautiful mind and extracurricular love life

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

More:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Read the original:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Credit:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Here is the original post:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

View post:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

The rest is here:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Excerpt from:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Read more:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

Read more:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

CNN Town Hall: Governor John Kasich Anderson Cooper moderates a town hall with former presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio). 7 and 11 p.m. CNN

The Voice Shania Twain advises the singers in this new episode. 8 p.m. NBC

Supergirl Kara (Melissa Benoist) attends an event for a big…

More here:
Monday’s TV highlights: ‘Bates Motel’ on A&E

Share/Save/Bookmark

Imagine your boss is Tina Fey.

Now imagine what would happen when you tell her that your mom has the password to your email account.

“She looked at me like I was crazy,” Tracey Wigfield says. “Literally, she looked at me like I was diseased.”

When Wigfield made that confession, she was a writer’s…

Originally posted here:
NBC’s ‘Great News’ is the mother of all workplace comedies featuring a mother

Share/Save/Bookmark

When Camila Jimenez Villa and Silvana Aguirre, the women behind Univision’s scripted series about Mexico’s infamous drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, told their respective friends and families about the project, the response came swiftly.

“They were like, ‘Can you do a romantic comedy instead?’”…

See original here:
Univision brings the ‘El Chapo’ story to TV. Will viewers root for him?

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

Dr. Jeff: Extra Dose and Dr. Jeff: Rocky Mountain Vet Both series offer their season finales. 8 and 9 p.m. Animal Planet

Training Day After a gang shooting leaves a beloved community organizer dead, Frank (the late Bill Paxton) and Kyle (Justin Cornwell) are determined to ensure the victim…

Credit:
Saturday’s TV highlights and weekend talk: The CW’s ‘iZombie’ on KTLA

Share/Save/Bookmark

SUNDAY

A prison employee (Penelope Ann Miller) helps two bad guys bust out in the new fact-based TV movie “New York Prison Break: The Seduction of Joyce Mitchell.” 8 p.m. Lifetime; also Mon.

The intrepid Jeremy Wade wades into the ninth and final season of his docu-series “River Monsters.” 9…

Here is the original:
TV This Week, April 23-29: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Genius’ and more

Share/Save/Bookmark

“Mary Kills People,” which premieres Sunday on Lifetime, feels cut to order for the network’s evolving, more substantial brand, as spearheaded splendidly by the 2015 reality-behind-the-fakery reality-show drama “UnREAL.”

A medical drama hung on the bones of a thriller — or a thriller with elements…

Read the original post:
Complications come quick in Lifetime’s assisted-suicide drama ‘’Mary Kills People’

Share/Save/Bookmark

It’s unclear what Bill O’Reilly’s next move will be after departing Fox News, but here are just a few suggestions.

Read more:
What’s next for Bill O’Reilly? We have some ideas

Share/Save/Bookmark

UNDERRATED

Summer’s lack of escape: So how are all those “worst year ever” tweets from 2016 aging? With a new national crisis approaching almost every day, popcorn movie season couldn’t arrive fast enough — but in keeping with the rest of this year, there’s no real way to keep the issues of 2017…

Credit:
Underrated/Overrated: Welcoming an escape from summer movie escapism, and someone please help Tom Cruise

Share/Save/Bookmark

Screenwriter Kay Cannon’s road to helming a Netflix comedy series all started because a host of Oscar-nominated films in 2015 left her ungratified.

“I think ‘Joy’ and ‘Wild’ were like the two movies that had anything to do with women,” says Cannon. “About 98% of the rest were all flawed men. I…

View post:
The women behind ‘Girlboss’ talk pushing back and taking control

Share/Save/Bookmark

SERIES

The Toy Box This new episode offers a couple twists on building blocks. A Utah couple pitches a life-size construction kit that lets children assemble playhouses for themselves, while an Arkansas inventor presents blocks designed for use in swimming pools. Also featured during the hour…

See original here:
Friday’s TV highlights: ‘Rosewood’ on Fox

Share/Save/Bookmark

A timeline of Bill O’Reilly’s career and history of sexual harassment claims that led to his departure from Fox News.

Continued here:
Timeline: The rise and fall of Bill O’Reilly

Share/Save/Bookmark

In a farewell segment to recently fired host Bill O’Reilly, “The Late Show’s” Stephen Colbert thanked the former Fox News star. He had, after all, inspired the “conservative gasbag” character that Colbert rode to fame on “The Colbert Report.”

“I owe a lot to Bill O’Reilly,” Colbert said Wednesday….

Here is the original:
Ousted by Fox, Bill O’Reilly leaves a legacy of infuriating and influencing America and the news media

Share/Save/Bookmark