Television

Wednesday’s best TV: Joanna Lumley’s India; The Windsors

On a charm offensive … Joanna Lumley’s India, ITV. Photograph: ITV Joanna Lumley’s India  9pm, ITV A three-part charm offensive from Joanna Lumley. As ever, it’s the lightly worn personal history (“When I was a model … where my grandfather was a political officer …”) and unforced people skills (“Hello, sweetheart”) that you tune in for as much as the ... Read More »

Phillies television broadcast team receiving high marks

Changes to the Phillies television broadcast are leading to continued success It’s been an incredibly bumpy ride for the Phillies broadcast team since the untimely passing of Harry Kalas in 2009. Comcast Spectacor and the team was clearly not (though understandably) prepared to replace Kalas. Tom McCarthy was getting his reps as the voice in the stands and the occasional play-by-play, ... Read More »

Monte Carlo TV Festival: Helen Mirren on Feminism, Rise of Television

“There is a pressure mounting behind a dam, and I hope that that dam is finally bursting in terms of women directors and women-led dramas,” she says. Oscar winner Helen Mirren built her career on British television before Prime Suspect made her into a household name — and earned her the first four of 10 Emmy nominations. On Tuesday night, she ... Read More »

Veteran critic Alan Sepinwall on how peak TV has changed television criticism

Sepinwall’s Breaking Bad 101, which compiles his recaps and writing on the series, comes out later this year.AMC Over the course of a 20-plus-year career covering television — a career that began with NYPD Blue write-ups in his University of Pennsylvania dorm room and is still going strong — one of the most crucial things Alan Sepinwall has learned is ... Read More »

What is this cuddly pet dog doing in a news television studio?

Russian television anchor Ilona Linarte was caught off guard during a live broadcast on channel Mir24 recently, when her show was interrupted by an unexpected guest. A friendly black dog had gatecrashed the newscast, startling Linarte as she heard him barking in the middle of a grim news report. When she looked around for the source of the disturbance and ... Read More »

American Gods on television couldn’t be more timely

Yetide Badaki as love goddess Bilquis in the TV version of American Gods. Photograph: Jan Thijs/2017 Starz Entertainment, LLC It’s a good bet that writers are scrambling to produce the first great novel of the Age of Trump: trying to make sense of this monstrous unexpectedness, this terrifying combination of clowntime and apocalypse. But maybe the great novel of Trump’s America ... Read More »

Harry Styles showcases his new solo direction on US television

Harry Styles showcased his new music on the US TV show Saturday Night Live 16 April 2017 10:15AM Harry Styles poked fun at his new solo career as he impersonated Mick Jagger on Saturday Night Live. The One Direction star mimicked the Rolling Stone frontman for a sketch on the US comedy show, where he also showcased some of his ... Read More »

Chuck Barris Didn’t Invent Schlock Television, He Weaponized It

Chuck Barris, television producer who created several game shows, including The Gong Show, died Tuesday at 87. Listen Listeni Chuck Barris, the game show producer, emcee, author and songwriter who died Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.J., at age 87, was in his time called “The King of Shlock,” “The Baron of Bad Taste” and “The Ayatollah of Trasherola.” ... Read More »

recreation Of Thrones 6: How Twitter treated the large screen

tv series recreation of Thrones again for its season six and premiered on Sunday, performing to reply one of the most hotly debated questions in modern television records: “Is Jon Snow useless?” as well as revealing the fate of the brooding Lord Commander of the night time’s Watch — which AFP will now not spoil for fanatics who’ve not yet ... Read More »

Shubhangi Atre, the brand new Bhabiji, ‘Hopes to Recreate the equal Magic’

  Actress Shubhangi Atre, who replaced Shilpa Shinde as Angoori bhabi on the popular television show Bhabi Ji Ghar Par Hai!, said that she is extraordinarily excited and equally apprehensive to play the broadly popular man or woman. “i am extremely excited and similarly worried on being selected to play one of these stunning character on tv. The display has ... Read More »