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Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Life' on Starz


Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Following a reunion, Dirk, Todd and Farah (Samuel Barnett, Elijah Wood, Jade Eshete) begin investigating their case — or at least, what Dirk believes is the case — when some bizarre clues lead to the discovery that a body in the car that fell out of the tree has a connection to one of Sheriff Hobbs’ (Tyler Labine) cold cases. 9 p.m.

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Hulu's 'Too Funny to Fail' looks at the legacy of the doomed 'Dana Carvey Show'

Imagine you’re starting a sketch comedy show, one that will debut on network TV in prime time. Of course, such a bold, probably misguided, idea requires a big star, maybe one who became the centerpiece of “Saturday Night Live” and starred in a summer blockbuster. Fine, done.

But such a series needs performers and writers too, so let’s hire a staff.

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Showtime's flimsy 'George Michael: Freedom' isn't worthy of its subject

Anyone with eyes could see that George Michael was something to look at: a perfectly stubbled face, a wonderful dresser (and undresser), a body that could move both sensually and with total, unembarrassed abandon.

And anyone with ears could hear that Michael was something to listen to: a breathy balladeer, a master of the ad lib, a pair of lungs up to the task of duetting with Aretha Franklin.

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TV This Week, Oct. 22-28: 'Stranger Things,' the World Series and more


“The Simpsons” get their trick-or-treat on with an all-new edition of their annual Halloween special “Treehouse of Horror.” 8 p.m. Fox

The bewitching Cassie Nightingale (Catherine Bell) is back in the new TV movie “Good Witch: Spellbound.” 8 p.m. Hallmark Channel

The horror drama “The Walking Dead” hits the 100-episode mark with its eighth-season premiere.

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Robin Thede joins the late-night fray to speak to viewers historically excluded from the demographic

The opening monologue of “The Rundown With Robin Thede” would have been unthinkable in the Jay Leno and David Lettermen era — if not for its politics then surely for its perspective.

Thede is a she, and she’s black, and her new BET show speaks to viewers historically excluded from the late-night demographic.

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Friday's TV highlights: 'Great Performances: She Loves Me' on PBS


Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) tries to help get revenge against Josh (Vincent Rodriguez III), while Rebecca (Rachel Bloom) also seeks Nathaniel’s (Scott Michael Foster) help. Pete Gardner, David Hull, Vella Lovell and Gabrielle Ruiz also star. 8 p.m.

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