At Home with Amy Sedaris
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‘At Home With Amy Sedaris’: The Funnywoman Gets Comically Crafty on truTV

Amy Sedaris, a former member of Chicago’s legendary Second City comedy troupe, is best known from hilarious turns in cutting-edge laughers like Strangers With Candy and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and memorable guest turns on a roster of other comedies. But the North Carolina native is also proudly devoted to all things domestic, an obsession she’s chronicled in signature Sedaris fashion in a pair of comic tomes, I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence and Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People. Her new truTV series At Home With Amy Sedaris is a combo of both books’ kooky-meets-useful(ish) content and an homage to […]

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Lifetime’s ‘Flint’: Famous Faces Tackle the Michigan City’s Ongoing Water Woes

How often do you think about your tap water? As you hold a glass, a kettle, an apple under the faucet, is your mind on the menu, the bills … or maybe nothing at all? For some residents of Flint, Mich. — a downtrodden city an hour north of Detroit that once boasted General Motors’ largest plant — what filled their tubs and tumblers became a matter of economics. And then life and death. In 2014, state officials gave the go-ahead to use the notoriously polluted Flint River as a temporary water source, a cost-saving measure intended as a two-year […]

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Michael Jackson’s Halloween: New CBS Special Is A Thriller For Jackson Fans

Move over, Great Pumpkin. The late King of Pop has given rise to a brand-new, animated Halloween special called Michael Jackson’s Halloween, voiced by past and present CBS stars and featuring a roster of the icon’s greatest hits. Created by Optimum Productions, owned by the Michael Jackson estate, the hourlong animated feature follows Vincent (Lucas Till, MacGyver) and Victoria (Kiersey Clemons, Extant), who meet cute on Halloween night and, along with their furry friend Ichabod, wind up at This Place Hotel (named after Jackson’s rechristened 1980 tune), located at 777 Jackson St. — an homage to the Gary, Ind., road on […]

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Documentary

‘The Story Of Us With Morgan Freeman’: Nat Geo Expands Freeman’s “Story” Franchise From God to Man

Several years ago, Morgan Freeman and his producing partners Lori McCreary and James Younger traveled the globe to explore the uniting power of faith for National Geographic’s smart and intensely moving The Story of God With Morgan Freeman, which bowed in 2016. Critically acclaimed and Emmy-nominated, the series debuted a shorter second season last January, even as the group was already at work on another approach to spotlighting global unity in a time where we can’t even get along with our neighbors. “Story of God felt so eye-opening to all of us,” Younger explains. “Then we realized that religion is […]

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Documentary

Swim Team: Lara Stolman’s Insightful PBS Film Spotlights Autism, Athleticism and the Power Of Hope

Michael “Mikey” McQuay Jr., Robert Justino and Kelvin Truong each have the lanky bodies and lean muscles that are hallmarks of champion swimmers. Star members of the Jersey Hammerheads swim team, the boys idolize Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and are laser focused on the starting block and lightning fast in the water — earning medal upon medal in local, regional and statewide competitions near their New Jersey homes. All three are also on the autism spectrum — a challenge that could make achieving their full athletic potential improbable. But these guys and their dozen-plus teammates have a pair of […]

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When are my Favorite Halloween Shows Coming on this October?

Park your broomsticks and lay down your hatchets — Fright Guide is back! This free special publication from Channel Guide Magazine highlights the best Halloween programming airing in October. It’s a month’s worth of thrillers, horror and scare-you-out-of-your-seat TV. Download the Fright Guide today. And if you’re really into Halloween, why not spend some time with some spooky-themed back issues of our sister publication, ReMIND Magazine? We’ve got issues devoted to Ghoulish Greats, Spooktaculars and our latest issue full of straight-up Halloween fun!

Comedy

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Is Back. Are You Happy Now?

If you bug him long enough, you can get Larry David to do anything — even a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I don’t really miss things, people that much. But I was missing it, and I was missing these idiots,” David says, referring to his costars. “So I thought, ‘Yeah, what the hell?’ And I got tired of people asking me, ‘Is the show coming back?’ I couldn’t face that question anymore, and I wasn’t ready to say, ‘No, never.’ And I kept saying, ‘Oh, you know, maybe. Who knows?’ So I thought, ‘Yeah, I won’t have to […]

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Catching Crooks? There’s an App for That in CBS’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

We’ve grown accustomed to crowdsourcing information like restaurant recommendations, movie reviews and real-time traffic tips, but could we someday use crowdsourcing to catch criminals? That’s the general premise of the new CBS techno-drama series Wisdom of the Crowd (Sundays beginning Oct. 1 at 8:30pm ET/PT). Jeremy Piven (Entourage) plays Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner, who creates an app, Sophe, that mines publicly shared information that he believes will help find his daughter’s murderer. Tanner’s app revolutionizes detective work, but the new technology opens a Pandora’s box of problems. We may have to deal with those problems in the real world […]