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News and commentary on TV

Watch this (week of July 28)

SUNDAY After a lengthy absence, “Unforgettable” (9 p.m., CBS) returns for its second season, with Carrie joining a high-profile crimes unit and investigating  a kidnapping. On “Crossing Lines” (10 p.m., NBC) , the team also investigates an abduction, although in this case, it’s not a child but Hickman who’s taken. MONDAY Do you enjoy watching  stuntmen, fitness instructors and Regular Joes (and Janes) with rock-hard abs (or not) swing, jump and cling to obstacles along a course, with many of… Read More »

What’s on this summer?

What I’m most looking forward to as the summer season kicks in to high gear:  “Breaking Bad” and “Burn Notice” start their final seasons, “True Blood” returns, and the Stephen King miniseries “Under the Dome” premieres. Also, on USA, fans get to see what happens after The Kiss on both “Covert Affairs” and “Suits.” There is also the chance to watch the final episodes of several canceled shows as the networks burn off episodes before starting fresh in fall. That… Read More »

Watch this (week of Nov. 18)

This week, it’s all about the Peanuts gang, music awards and the premature onslaught of Christmas programming. Here’s what’s on: SUNDAY “The Walking Dead” (7 p.m., AMC) continues its stellar season, but I’m still reeling from a few weeks back. For those who haven’t caught up, I won’t ruin it. But… wow. Also tonight, “The 40th Anniversary American Music Awards” (8 p.m., ABC) will feature performances by Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Nicki Minaj and Christina… Read More »

Watch this (week of Aug. 26)

Summer’s not officially over, but with most kids back in school and Labor Day a week away, it’s starting to feel like it. So it’s a perfect time to sit back and watch a little TV to unwind. But you’re still busy, right? So here’s a look at some of the highlights of this week, so you don’t have to sift through all those TV listings yourself. SUNDAY Like mosquitoes and camping, two other things that go together: Summer and… Read More »

Shows to savor

TV and food…two things I love. So naturally, I sometimes think in ways that combine the two. Here’s a sampling of what’s on my TV menu these days. Appetizers: These shows aren’t the main course, but rather something you can watch when you don’t want something too heavy. Maybe you want to pass the time before the kids go to sleep, or while the pasta for dinner is boiling, or between errands while pairing up the socks in the laundry… Read More »

Weekly wrapup: ‘Top Chef,’ ‘Survivor’ and more

Here’s a look back at the best and worst of TV in the past week (Sept. 11-17), and a look ahead at what’s coming up.… Read More »