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TV Guide Magazine March 29, 2021

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TV Guide Magazine tells you what’s worth watching. With its unparalleled access and authority, it's the only publication devoted exclusively to television. It includes celebrity interviews, in-depth previews, sneak peeks and authoritative reviews from critic Matt Roush.

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Language:
English
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TV Guide Magazine, LLC
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1 min.
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HEART EYES We are a mature couple (I am 73 and my husband is 86) who just love CBS’s Bob ♥ Abishola. It is funny, cute, loving and has brought us through the pandemic with smiles on our faces every week. —MaryLou & Jay CASUALTY COUNT The March 11 Grey’s Anatomy was the worst, almost as bad as when the show’s writers killed off Meredith’s [Ellen Pompeo] husband Derek [Patrick Dempsey]. Why did they write off DeLuca [Giacomo Gianniotti]? Are they just going to kill off the regulars until there are none left? —Elaine GOOD WORK! New Amsterdam’s season premiere opening scenes [March 2], set to “What a Wonderful World” by Jon Batiste, were raw, haunting, frighteningly true, poignant and made me cry for all that our healthcare workers have been through.…

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ask matt

@TVGMMattRoush I thoroughly enjoyed Marvel’s Wanda-Vision on Disney+, from its throwbacks to old sitcoms to its heartbreaking ending. I thought the acting was top-notch, especially by stars Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn. I know superhero shows are typically shunned from any major awards, but do you think there is a chance that either of these talented women could be nominated for an Emmy? —Tony MATT ROUSH: A good chance, I’m hoping. Given how well another fantasy, the streamer’s The Mandalorian, did last year—seven Emmy wins in technical categories, a drama series and guest actor nomination (for Giancarlo Esposito)—I’d like to think WandaVision could do at least as well. This clever, moving and wonderfully executed series transcended genre and wasn’t an ordinary “superhero” show by any measure. Olsen was faultless, whether channeling Elizabeth…

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25 top shows

Smart Watch If you have a half hour, watch this comedy It’s always worth checking out a new Chuck Lorre show: hH’s brought us hits like The Big Bang Theory and The Kominsky Method. See page 9 for Matt’s review of the United States of Al. April 1, 8:30/7:30c, CBS If you have an hour, watch this adventure Disney+ delivered the goods with the fun and surprisingly emotional WandaVision. Now it’s time to crank up the action with this second Marvel spinoff, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Fridays, Disney+ If you have a free evening, watch this movie Want to catch up on the Oscar-nominated movies? Start with Riz Ahmed’s moving performance in Sound of Metal as a rock drummer forced to reevaluate his life when he goes deaf. Prime Video If you have a free…

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watch broadcast tv for free

Streaming services aren’t the only television costing us money. Most of us pay between $50 and $75 a month for cable or satellite. Cutting the cord is an option, but if we want to watch broadcast TV, that could be a costly add-on to some basic streaming packages. And we still watch more broadcast and network TV than streaming! According to Nielsen, only 25 percent of our time in front of a screen is spent on streaming. So it’s worth figuring out how we can still watch our favorite shows without paying an arm and a leg. Watch Online Every network—CBS, ABC, NBC, Fox, The CW and PBS—has a website where you can watch their latest episodes for no charge. The real price, though, is that you have to sit through commercials…

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the roush review

@TVGMMattRoush Hemingway DOCUMENTARY PREMIERE Monday–Wednesday, April 5–7, 8/7c, PBS (check local listings at pbs.org) ERNEST HEMINGWAY LIVED and loved as passionately as he wrote, becoming as famous and fabled as his Nobel Prize–winning creations. In six enlightening, often harrowing hours over three nights, Hemingway marks only the second time the prolific Ken Burns has profiled an American author (Mark Twain was the first). He and frequent directing-producing partner Lynn Novick present this towering talent with all of his flaws exposed. Fellow writers revere and fear Hemingway’s undeniable influence. “He’s so damn popular that you can’t begin to write until you try to kill his ghost in you or embrace it,” says Abraham Verghese (Cutting for Stone). Another admirer, the eloquent Irish author Edna O’Brien, laments his self-aggrandizing public persona: “He lost the best part of…

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stabler's law

LIV AND ELLIOT are back! Nearly 10 years after Christopher Meloni’s last appearance as Det. Elliot Stabler on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (the actor quit over a contract dispute), the fan favorite cop is teaming up to catch bad guys with his former partner turned SVU captain, Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay). The much-anticipated reunion happens on a two-hour April 1 crossover, which opens with an SVU episode that leads into the premiere of producer Dick Wolf’s Stabler-centric spinoff, Law & Order: Organized Crime. “Neither Mariska nor I had bet on this reunion,” says Meloni, whose post-SVU projects include True Blood, Pose and The Handmaid’s Tale, “but the stars aligned, and I’m very happy.” Though many details about the show are strictly top-secret, Meloni shares what he can about…