Catholic Courier

Posted: July 10, 2009

Last Updated: January 19, 2017

TV & Stage

December 29, 2016
'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure
'Timeless' deemed a diverting escapist adventure

CNS photo by Joe Lederer, NBC

Much in the manner of "Lost" fans, who wondered what exactly was going on in that series, the audience for NBC's drama "Timeless" will increasingly want a definitive answer to the core enigma that drives its action and contributes to its suspense.

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December 29, 2016
NBC series 'This Is Us' proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family
NBC series 'This Is Us' proves to be refreshingly pro-life, pro-family

he pilot episode of NBC's drama "This Is Us" featured an eye-catching first scene. Pregnant with triplets, Rebecca Pearson (Mandy Moore) celebrated husband Jack's (Milo Ventimiglia) 36th birthday by dancing suggestively for him, while he lay on their bed, wearing only a towel.

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December 29, 2016
'Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly' to sign off after 20 years

Even in the 500-channel universe, PBS' "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" was really the only program of its kind: a weekly half-hour program that took a serious look at religion and religious issues across the spectrum of belief, and how faith intersected with politics, society and culture.

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December 2, 2016
Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with 'Light TV'

Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of "Ben-Hur" -- due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release called a "special Christian version" at "select Christian outlets" -- but that's not stopping them from again taking on the world of television, which has long been their bread and butter.

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November 15, 2016
'Designated Survivor' offers a new angle on the U.S. presidency

A real-life precautionary measure provides both the premise and the title for the engaging drama series "Designated Survivor." The show, which airs on ABC Wednesdays, 10-11 p.m. EST, premiered Sept. 21.

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November 4, 2016
Sitcom star's new entry light on laughs
Sitcom star's new entry light on laughs
Nearly a decade after his popular series "The King of Queens" ended, comic Kevin James is back on CBS.
 
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September 29, 2016
Two new CW series hardly qualify as must-see TV

The CW television network has earned a reputation for programming that ranges from the offbeat to the otherworldly. Think comic-book series such as "Arrow," "The Flash" and now "Supergirl" (who has flown over from CBS) -- as well as the aptly titled drama "Supernatural."

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September 14, 2016
New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil
New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil

As broadcast television launches its new season this month, viewers will encounter three new shows that tackle, directly or indirectly, matters of life, faith and the battle of good versus evil. Based on the first episodes available to preview, two of the programs show promise.

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August 22, 2016
Nike 'Unlimited Youth' TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86
Nike 'Unlimited Youth' TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86

With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or that sport -- and "oldest" usually means 31, 35 or perhaps early 40s.

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May 25, 2016
'All the Way' offers a compelling civics lesson about civil rights

Rarely has a civics lesson been as compelling -- and entertaining -- as that provided by "All the Way," a new HBO historical drama about the epic civil rights struggle of the 1960s. 

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