W.C. Fields warned against working with kids and animals. Thankfully, "Masterpiece" ignored at least half of that advice. As part of its 50th year on the air, the PBS staple is offering a new adaptation of "All Creatures Great and Small," the misadventures of an adorkable veterinarian.
DON’T MISS: “Batwoman”: Season 2 of the superhero saga takes on a very different look, as Javicia Leslie steps into the lead role vacated by Ruby Rose. She plays Ryan Wilder, a woman from the rougher side of Gotham who stumbles upon Kate Kane’s Batsuit and uses it as armor while going rogue in the streets of the city.
Joanne Rogers, an accomplished concert pianist who celebrated and protected the legacy of her husband, the beloved children’s TV host Fred Rogers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," has died in Pittsburgh. She was 92. Rogers died Thursday, according to the Fred Rogers Center. No cause of death was given. The center called her “a joyful and tender-hearted spirit.”
In 1964, four legends met up on the night that Cassius Clay became heavyweight champion of the world. “One Night in Miami” (2020, R) imagines what transpired that night between Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.), Jim Brown (Aldis Hodge) and Clay (Eli Goree) before he became Muhammad Ali.
If you’ve ever read or watched an adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” and thought, “This would really be improved by (what felt like) an hour of sex scenes,” or “I wish every conversation between Elizabeth and Jane Bennet had been more sarcastic,” look no further than Netflix's "Bridgerton."
Don't Miss: “WandaVision” – We don’t really know what to expect from this trippy new series, but we’re definitely intrigued. “WandaVision” takes characters from Marvel’s superhero comics and movies and plops them in retro locales reminiscent of those in TV classics such as “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” “Bewitched” and “The Brady Bunch.”
After 37 years and more than 8,000 episodes as host of “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s final show aired Friday night, marking two months since he died from pancreatic cancer. At the end of the episode, “Jeopardy!” played a video showing clips of Trebek and the set changing over nearly 40 years.
Film and TV productions are shut down due to California mandates. It remains to be seen how that will impact TV and film releases. However, the show will go on. A number of notable TV and film projects will hit screens. A couple of Los Angelenos with Spokane roots aren't letting the coronavirus get in the way of productivity.
A hard-working mother (Clare Dunne, who also co-wrote the original script) flees her abusive husband and builds a home – literally, on land given to her by her sympathetic employer (Harriet Walter) – for her two young daughters in “Herself” (2020, R).
The departure of "The Office" from Netflix this week, and NBC's efforts to highlight that it will stream exclusively on its Peacock platform starting Friday, have put the show back in headlines. But "Office" viewership – already among the highest of any streaming show – began spiking this spring as pandemic lockdowns took hold.
"Call Me Kat" – After being a key part of "The Big Bang Theory" ensemble, Mayim Bialik gets another chance to headline her own sitcom. She plays a cafe owner in Louisville, Kentucky, who is determined to prove to society – and her mother – that she can live a happy and fulfilling life despite still being single at 39.
The fourth and final series of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" (TV-14) opens with the teenage witch (Kiernan Shipka) living two lives (literally) as both a high school girl and the ruler of hell thanks to a little time-travel magic. (Netflix) The final episodes of "Vikings" (TV-MA), the historical adventure drama set in 8th century Europe, debut directly to Amazon Prime.
This year has taken a great many things from us, but at least we still have our favorite shows. Here are 10 TV series and films (with published premiere dates) giving me something to look forward to in the new year. There’s nothing quite like "The Bachelor" for giving your tired mind a break. In this year’s season, Matt James, 29, will make history as "The Bachelor’s" first Black lead.
Few bestselling books are as big as Stephen King's magnum opus, "The Stand": 823 pages abridged, 1,152 unabridged. However, the latest "Stand" miniseries, which airs on CBS All Access, isn't a blockbuster on the level of what is being streamed on Netflix, Amazon or HBO Max.
Ken Jennings, tapped by some as the man most likely to take over for the late “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, is doing some end-of-year apologizing. “Hey, I just wanted to own up to the fact that over the years on Twitter, I’ve definitely tweeted some unartful and insensitive things. Sometimes they worked as jokes in my head,” Jennings tweeted Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom “Gilligan's Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19, her publicist said. She was 82. Wells died peacefully at a living facility in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said.
Eva Roberts opened her bakery Just American Desserts in Spokane Valley in 1986, and it’s safe to say in her 34 years as a small-business owner, 2020 has been one of the most memorable. Despite the pandemic, business has been strong for the diversified Just American Desserts, for which Roberts is very thankful (“We’ve been very lucky during the pandemic,” she said).
Gal Gadot returns as the screen's greatest Amazon warrior in "Wonder Woman 1984" (2020, PG-13), living quietly among humans in Washington, D.C., until she's roused to action by a magical ancient artifact and a supervillain named Cheetah. Chris Pine returns as Steve Trevor, and Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal co-star.
What a strange, tragic and pivotal year 2020 has been. It’s somewhat fitting that in a period when truth was stranger than fiction, some of the best TV and film efforts were based on real-life events. The list below includes a range of works – from biographical films and documentaries to TV shows based on real people.
Don't Miss: “Garth & Trisha Live! A Holiday Concert Event” – Early on in the pandemic, married country music superstars Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood delighted millions of viewers with an intimate, freewheeling special during which they took song requests from their fans while sheltering in place.
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