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TV Guide Magazine November 26, 2018

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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TV Guide Magazine, LLC
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ask matt

@TVGMMattRoush America’s top TV critic Matt Roush answers your burning questions I’ve been watching Mom since the beginning, and the ensemble cast, from Anna Faris and Allison Janney to the rest of the AA group, is terrific. But I can’t for the life of me understand why they added Kristen Johnston (above, far right, with Faris and Janney). She’s loud, mugs and delivers most of her lines at a bellow, sucking the air out of the room. Her character seems to be there to annoy the rest of the cast. I know she annoys the hell out of me. So why is she here? —Michael MATT ROUSH: Tell us what you really think! I get that Johnston’s character of ex-con Tammy would be something of an acquired tastelessness, but now that she’s moved…

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plus your feedback

STANDING OVATION I do not agree with Mike Baxter’s politics, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying Last Man Standing. This show is about so much more than conservative values, and I’m glad Fox resurrected it. —Anita SEASONS OF LOVE Cheers to 9-1-1 for their November 5 episode that explored the meaning of love through slice-of-life rescues. The writing on this show is smart, and I hope it continues. —Sharon DOUBLE TAKE Did the October 23 episode of NCIS: New Orleans really cast Melinda McGraw as a character other than Diane, the ex-wife of both Agent Gibbs and Agent Fornell who was killed on NCIS? These shows are connected and do crossovers. Did they think longtime viewers wouldn’t notice? —Karen Email us: letters@tvgm.com FAN ART THE GOOD DOCTOR By Alex @notthebestpainter28 CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: SONJA FLEMMING/CBS;…

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take two

IT’S NOW COMMONPLACE for canceled series to come back to life via reboots and revivals, but several beloved dramas are going big for their returns: feature-length films. The cast of Downton Abbey just wrapped a big-screen version, a Breaking Bad film is starting production (still TBD: whether it will live on TV or in theaters), and shooting has commenced on an HBO movie of its Western drama Deadwood. And while AMC’s The Walking Dead continues without Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who last appeared on the November 4 episode, the character returns in a series of—you guessed it—movies. What’s sparking this trend? The wish to satisfy the hunger of diehard fans, says Scott M. Gimple, chief content officer of the Walking Dead universe. “There’s this desire of the audience to see more…

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for the record

PREMIERES The Great Christmas Light Fight Nov. 26, 8/7c, ABC House Hunters: Home for the Holidays Nov. 27, 9/8c, HGTV Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath Nov. 27, 9/8c, A&E Adam Ruins Everything Nov. 27, 10/9c, truTV Bargain Mansions Nov. 28, 9/8c, DIY Catfish: The TV Show Nov. 28, 9/8c, MTV Chrisley Knows Best Nov. 28, 9/8c, USA Man Fire Food Nov. 28, 9/8c, Cooking Channel Vikings Nov. 28, 9/8c, History Knight Fight Nov. 28, 10/9c, History Death by Magic Nov. 30, Netflix F Is for Family Nov. 30, Netflix The Great British Baking Show: Holidays Nov. 30, Netflix Berlin Station Dec. 2, 9/8c, Epix Nightflyers Dec. 2, 10/9c, Syfy Vanderpump Rules Dec. 3, 9/8c, Bravo Maine Cabin Masters Dec. 3, 10/9c, DIY Unanchored Dec. 3, 10/9c, Bravo Legends of the Lost With Megan Fox Dec. 4, 8/7c, Travel Channel The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Dec. 5, Amazon Prime Video The Great…

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in the news

TV GETS MORE INCLUSIVE Media-monitoring organization GLAAD has been taking stock of LGBTQ representation on the small screen for 23 years with its annual “Where We Are on TV” report. This year, the news is good! The 2018–19 season is on track to see a record number of gay, lesbian, transgender, bisexual and queer characters featured on broadcast, cable and major streaming services. 75 The number of LGBTQ series-regular characters on broadcast primetime scripted shows (out of 857), an all-time high. One example: Dr. Dylan Reinhart (Alan Cumming), the lead of CBS’s Instinct. 208 The number of LGBTQ series-regular and recurring characters on scripted primetime cable shows. FX is the most inclusive network, thanks to Pose (below) and American Horror Story. 112 The number of LGBTQ series-regular and recurring characters featured in Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu…

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stan lee

1922–2018 LIKE MANY OF the iconic characters he created, Stan Lee had a secret identity. The comic book impresario, who died November 12 at age 95, was born Stanley Lieber but used a pseudonym (that he later adopted as his legal name) to avoid the embarrassing “funny pages” stigma associated with the genre as he started his career. Ironically, Lee’s flamboyant personality and knack for humanizing superheroes helped make comic books cool and became the driving force behind what is now a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry. In the 1960s, Lee and his cohorts at Marvel revolutionized comics by introducing characters who struggled to balance personal woes with crime-fighting capers. The Fantastic Four and Spider-Man (cocreated with legendary artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, respectively) immediately drew a passionate fanbase and were joined by…

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