After the big success National Geographic Channel had with Killing Lincoln (based on Bill O’Reilly’s book) they are fully on board the scripted programming bandwagon and all in with O’Reilly. Killing Kennedy, their latest collaboration tells the story of the JFK assassination from the point of view of Lee Harvey Oswald.
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USA Network’s new series, Common Law [Fridays, 10/9C], puts a truly odd new spin of the cop-buddy show – it’s lead characters, Travis Marks and Wes Mitchell, used to be the precinct’s top homicide team – until they got sick of each other. Now, they bicker and brawl over the slightest differences of opinion – leading their new agey boss, Captain Sutton to order them into couples’ therapy!
Turner Classic Movies and the American Film Institute produce a series of specials on some of the greatest collaborations in film. The latest edition of TCM Presents AFI’s Master Class – The Art of Collaboration [Tuesday, 10/9C] features director David O. Russell and actor/producer Mark Wahlberg in conversation about their work together.
The only light in the badlands known as Saturday night television is the SyFy Channel’s mostly terrible, but campy Saturday Night Movies. Tonight (Saturday, May 5th) they debut their latest, a four hour retailing of the Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic, Treasure Island.
The year is 2036 and the Observers have taken over – but there is a resistance. That’s the basic setup for Fringe’s [Fox, Fridays, 10/9C] annual ‘out there’ episode [remember the previous animated, or musical 19th episodes], Letters of Transit [check out the cast teasing the episode above, and follow the jump to my review].
After the sex, violence and political intrigue of Ancient Rome in Starz’ Spartacus series, it seems odd, yet somehow appropriate to find the same ingredients put to more nuanced use in the network’s Magic City [Fridays, 10/9C] – a series about hotelier Ike Evans and his family and their efforts to bring the magic with a legendarily luxurious hotel, the Miramar Plaza [modeled after the famous/infamous Fontainebleau Hotel].
The Finder returns tonight [Fox, 8/7C] with Life After Death, an episode about stolen lost tracks by a promising rapper who was murdered before that promise could be fulfilled.