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The star power of 'Justice League Action' may outshine the heroes

Cartoon Network’s series “Justice League Action,” about a group of DC Comics superheroes that includes Superman and Batman, has episodes that last only 11 minutes, but the series has attracted an impressive number of stars to voice heroic and villainous roles. Starting with the return to TV of...

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  • Oscars TV Lineup

    Oscars TV Lineup

      TV LINEUP 10:30 a.m. Countdown to the Red Carpet: The 2017 Academy Awards A preview of Oscars night includes extensive entertainment insight to prepare pop culture fans for the 2017 Academy Awards.  (E!) 11 a.m. Barbara Walters’ Top Oscar Interviews of All Time (KABC) Noon The Academy Awards...

  • Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'

    Thursday's TV highlights: The CBS comedy 'The Great Indoors'

    SERIES Superstore Amy (America Ferrera) sees Mateo and Jeff (Nico Santos, guest star Michael Bunin) on a secret date in this new episode of the workplace comedy. 8 p.m. NBC Supernatural Sam and Dean (Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles) seek Rowena’s (guest star Ruth Connell) help in their investigation...

  • 'Critical Role' and 'HarmonQuest' prove watching role-playing games can be fun. But 4 hours?

    'Critical Role' and 'HarmonQuest' prove watching role-playing games can be fun. But 4 hours?

    Watching shows on Youtube is old hat, but not as old hat as tabletop role-playing games. Combining the two — watching people onscreen (online or TV) who are playing role-playing games — would seem to go a step too far in terms of our need to be entertained. At least two programs, though, are making...

  • Goro Miyazaki helps guide 'Ronja, the Robber's Daughter' to Amazon

    Goro Miyazaki helps guide 'Ronja, the Robber's Daughter' to Amazon

    “Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter” centers on the relationship between a father and his child, and his desire to keep her away from his successful, albeit illegal, business. The film’s director, Goro Miyazaki, knows a bit about having a father who is successful and choosing to follow in his line of...

  • CMT’s ‘Sun Records’ takes the history of rock ’n’ roll on an entertaining ride

    CMT’s ‘Sun Records’ takes the history of rock ’n’ roll on an entertaining ride

    "Sun Records," an entertaining, eight-part miniseries premiering Thursday on CMT, is liberally based on the jukebox musical "Million Dollar Quartet,” about the day in 1956 when Elvis Presley dropped by Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service in the middle of a Carl Perkins recording session (with...

  • CMT's 'Sun Records' aims to show a time when rock 'n' roll was 'cons and hustles'

    CMT's 'Sun Records' aims to show a time when rock 'n' roll was 'cons and hustles'

    For a series immersed in events that happened upward of 70 years ago, CMT’s new drama “Sun Records” felt timely to star Chad Michael Murray. While on location in Memphis, Tenn., the musical fertile crescent where rock ’n’ roll began at Sam Phillips’ studio on the corner of Marshall and Union avenues,...

  • Louis C.K. headed to Netflix for two stand-up comedy specials

    Louis C.K. headed to Netflix for two stand-up comedy specials

    Netflix continues its steadfast expansion of stand-up comedy programming with the addition of two new specials from Louis C.K. The specials will be available exclusively on the streaming service. The first, which was shot in Washington, D.C., and is titled “2017,” will premiere April. 4. “Louis...

  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Britney Ever After' on Lifetime

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'Britney Ever After' on Lifetime

    SERIES Planet Earth II Noted naturalist David Attenborough returns as narrator for this all-new follow-up to the visually stunning 2006 BBC nature series. First up, visits to the Galapagos and other biologically diverse islands habitats. 9 p.m. BBC America; also AMC, SundanceTV The Zoo This new...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Bates Motel' on A&E

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Bates Motel' on A&E

    SERIES American Ninja Warrior The obstacle-course challenges return with another all-stars edition; with hosts Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Kristine Leahy. 8 p.m. NBC Supergirl Another classic DC Comics character surfaces in this new episode, when Mr. Mxyzptlk (guest star Peter Gadiot)...

  • Trump's news conference: Was it more like 'SNL' or 'Dr. Strangelove'?

    Trump's news conference: Was it more like 'SNL' or 'Dr. Strangelove'?

    The recent news cycle has felt like something out of a John le Carré thriller: CIA surveillance. Russian operatives colluding with presidential campaign aides. Espionage. A spy ship off the coast of Connecticut. But when Donald Trump took the podium Thursday in his first solo press conference as...

  • 'Planet Earth II' is packed with wonders, stories and, finally, warnings

    'Planet Earth II' is packed with wonders, stories and, finally, warnings

    "Looking down from two miles above the surface of the Earth, it's impossible not to be impressed by the sheer grandeur and splendor and power of the natural world," says David Attenborough at the beginning of "Planet Earth II," the sequel to his landmark 2006 "Planet Earth." That globally popular...

  • New to Hulu, 'Golden Girls' is as timeless as ever

    New to Hulu, 'Golden Girls' is as timeless as ever

    What if the most radical television show of 2017 turns out to be a series created in 1985? It’s hard to shake that feeling since “Golden Girls,” which twice won the Emmy for comedy series, began streaming on Hulu on Feb. 13. The series would stand out among today’s crop of comedies for plenty of...

  • TV This Week, Feb. 19-25: NBC’s 90th anniversary and more

    TV This Week, Feb. 19-25: NBC’s 90th anniversary and more

      SUNDAY The best of basketball’s best, including Steph Curry and LeBron James, will be in the Big Easy for the “2017 NBA All-Star Game.” 5:20 p.m. TBS, TNT “The Good Wife’s” Christine Baranski spins off into the new legal drama “The Good Fight,” which bows on broadcast and streaming, with subsequent...

  • Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes get real about comedy in HBO series 'Crashing'

    Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes get real about comedy in HBO series 'Crashing'

    It’s a few weeks from the premiere of his new HBO series, and Pete Holmes has almost reached his limit for answering questions. “Not that I’m sick of it,” he clarified, leaning back into a sofa as he settled in for a chat inside Judd Apatow’s production offices in an aggressively nondescript stretch...

  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Emerald City' on NBC

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Emerald City' on NBC

    SERIES MacGyver Mac and Jack (Lucas Till, George Eads) try to capture a fugitive (guest star Anthony DiRocco) but are challenged by the bounty-hunting Colton family (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lance Gross, Javicia Leslie and Jermaine Rivers), characters from the original version of the show. 8 p.m. CBS...

  • 'Big Little Lies' is an engrossing but glib tale of murder, marriage and motherhood

    'Big Little Lies' is an engrossing but glib tale of murder, marriage and motherhood

    They’re mostly rich. They're mostly white. They day drink, go to yoga and eye each other suspiciously each morning at school drop-off.  And, maybe, they kill people.  They're the women at the center of "Big Little Lies," an engrossing but glib murder mystery-cum-social satire set among the moneyed...

  • Sunday Conversation: Laura Dern on fame, feminism and subversive roles

    Sunday Conversation: Laura Dern on fame, feminism and subversive roles

    The theme of luck and the sound of laughter recur with frequency when talking with Laura Dern. The Oscar-nominated actress, who has toggled between film and television throughout her nearly 40-year career, is in Pasadena to chat about HBO’s adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s 2014 bestseller “Big Little...

  • John Oliver creates ads to help Trump distinguish fact from fiction

    John Oliver creates ads to help Trump distinguish fact from fiction

    John Oliver is back with a few lessons for President Trump.  After a three-month hiatus that felt even longer, HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” returned Sunday with its first episode since Donald Trump’s inauguration, and host Oliver had a big lesson for the already embattled president.  The main story...

  • New 'Good Wife' spinoff engages in 'The Good Fight' — on the Donald Trump front

    New 'Good Wife' spinoff engages in 'The Good Fight' — on the Donald Trump front

    Four years ago, Netflix changed the definition of television and shook up the medium by creating quality original content. Now CBS is hoping to return the favor. With the debut Sunday of “The Good Fight,” the network is betting that traditional content providers can compete in the streaming business...

  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Young Pope' on HBO

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'The Young Pope' on HBO

    SERIES All in America, Bernie Sanders in Trump Country Chris Hayes joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Welch, W.Va. 5 and 9 p.m. MSNBC Supergirl Lena Luthor (guest star Katie McGrath) is blamed for the escape of Metallo (guest star Frederick Schmidt) — who took Lillian Luthor (guest star Brenda...

  • No Rosie O'Donnell as Steve Bannon, but 'Saturday Night Live' still targets Trump bigly

    No Rosie O'Donnell as Steve Bannon, but 'Saturday Night Live' still targets Trump bigly

    “Saturday Night Live” was bound to make headlines. Alec Baldwin, after building on his Donald Trump impression for five-plus months, was hosting for a 17th time. And after Melissa McCarthy’s devastating turn as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last week, much of the Internet had been hoping...

  • 'Hidden Figures' and 'Fences' win big at 48th NAACP Image Awards

    'Hidden Figures' and 'Fences' win big at 48th NAACP Image Awards

    “Hidden Figures” was the big winner at the 48th NAACP Image Awards. The historical drama about the black female NASA mathematicians who helped propel the first American into space scored two awards including outstanding motion picture and outstanding actress in a motion picture for Taraji P. Henson...

  • 'People v O.J. Simpson,' 'Moonlight,' 'black-ish' and Beyoncé are big winners in 48th NAACP Image Awards

    'People v O.J. Simpson,' 'Moonlight,' 'black-ish' and Beyoncé are big winners in 48th NAACP Image Awards

    “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” “Moonlight” and Beyoncé were major winners Friday during the non-televised portion of the 48th NAACP Image Awards, which honors excellence by artists of color. Other major awards are scheduled to be handed out Saturday in a live broadcast on TV...

  • The biggest fan at the Grammy Awards? The show's host, James Corden

    The biggest fan at the Grammy Awards? The show's host, James Corden

    If you criticize a musician in front of James Corden, be prepared for him to push back. On a recent morning in his office at CBS Television City, the host of “The Late Late Show” was describing his favorite Grammy Awards performances when he recalled a 2015 duet between Annie Lennox and Hozier...

  • Saturday's TV Highlights: 'A Dash of Love' on Hallmark

    Saturday's TV Highlights: 'A Dash of Love' on Hallmark

    SERIES Ransom The race to find an abducted baby surrogate is desperate since the victim has a medical condition that needs immediate attention. Luke Roberts, Sarah Green, Brandon Jay McLaren and Nazneen Contractor star in this new episode. 8 p.m. CBS Saturday Night Live Alec Baldwin takes a turn...

  • 'The Missing,' 'QB1: Beyond the Lights'

    'The Missing,' 'QB1: Beyond the Lights'

    "The Missing" (Starz, starts Sunday). An excellent sequel to the excellent 2014 limited series of the same name, linked by a theme — the obsessive search for a missing person — and the character of French detective Julien Baptiste (Tchéky Karyo). Like its predecessor, it runs on multiple chronological...

  • ‘I am me because of you’: Adam Levine on his Walk of Fame star

    ‘I am me because of you’: Adam Levine on his Walk of Fame star

    Despite the cloudy weather, hundreds gathered Friday outside the Musicians Institute on Hollywood Boulevard to celebrate the unveiling of Adam Levine’s star on the Walk of Fame. The Maroon 5 lead singer, songwriter and judge on NBC’s “The Voice” received the 2,601st star on the legendary walk. The...

  • 'Battlestar Galactica' actor Richard Hatch dies at 71

    Actor Richard Hatch, perhaps best known for playing Captain Apollo in the original "Battlestar Galactica" TV series, has died. He was 71. A representative for the actor says Hatch died Tuesday afternoon after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Manager Michael Kaliski said Hatch's son, Paul, was by...

  • From Streep to McCarthy, why women are the ones getting under Trump's skin

    Memo to frustrated Democrats trying to rankle President Trump: Try doing it in drag.  While many are still laughing about Melissa McCarthy's instantly classic portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer this past weekend on "Saturday Night Live," his boss apparently isn't. Politico reported...

  • Richard Hatch didn't throw popcorn at the reimagined 'Battlestar Galactica'

    Richard Hatch, known to many as Apollo from the original “Battlestar Galactica” (1978-1979) television series, has died. Times writer Jevon Phillips talked to him — as Hatch laid on a beach in Hawaii — before the end of the reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” series in 2009. Read the obituary. We're...

  • ‘Veep’ breakout Sam Richardson takes his sweetly off-kilter comedy to ‘Detroiters’

    You may know actor Sam Richardson as the cheerful yet clueless Richard Splett of HBO’s “Veep,” a low-level assistant in the administration of President Selina Meyer who can’t help but say something stingingly awkward every time he opens his mouth. Now Richardson, 32, lends that unique blend of...

  • Tuesday's TV highlights: 'This is Us' on NBC

    SERIES NCIS While investigating a murder in a small town outside Washington, D.C., Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and the team work with the Sherlocks (Richard Riehle, Jessica Walter and Todd Louiso), a privately funded investigative group that has just brought Anthony DiNozzo Sr. (guest star Robert Wagner)...

  • Set at a black college,'The Quad' is a campus drama that borrows heavily from Shonda Rhimes

    Set at a historically black university and premiering Wednesday on BET, “The Quad” is the latest entry in a pop culture tradition that includes “A Different World,” “School Daze” and “Drumline.” But the series, with its flawed female protagonist and blend of soapiness and substance, may ultimately...

  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Expanse' on Syfy

    SERIES Hunted The Hunters set up a fake online dating profile in an attempt to lure two out of hiding. 8 p.m. CBS Showtime at the Apollo Steve Harvey hosts a new reboot of the classic talent showcase featuring Chaka Khan, T.I. with Meek Mill, Quavo and RaRa, Mike Epps and comic Gabriel Iglesias. 8...

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