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  • Significant wins seen in the battle against pornography

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- If it's happened to one vacationer or business traveler, it's happened to millions: You turn on the TV in your hotel room. On comes the hotel channel. There's a menu of options you can click. One of those options will be something along the lines of "Adult Desires."

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  • TV program notes -- week of Dec. 23, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 23 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Dec. 23, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 23. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Sacred,' Dec. 10, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Moving, provocative, if often vexingly ephemeral, the documentary "Sacred" debuts on PBS Monday, Dec. 10, 10 p.m.-11:30 p.m. EST. (Broadcast times may vary in some markets.) The Peabody Award-winning director and producer Thomas Lennon ("The Battle Over Citizen Kane," 1996) culled through 40 filmmakers' footage to explore the religious practices and rituals that shape people globally.

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  • 'The Christmas Chronicles,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Given that much of its content is geared toward mature audiences, it comes as a pleasant surprise when Netflix produces programming aimed at younger viewers as well as grown-ups. Likable, spirited, if somewhat prosaic, "The Christmas Chronicles" is a case in point. The holiday-themed movie is streaming now.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Dec. 9, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 9 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Dec. 9, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 9. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Kominsky Method,' streaming on Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Chuck Lorre, the creator of some of this century's more popular sitcoms ("The Big Bang Theory," "Two and a Half Men") has come to Netflix with a new comedy "The Kominsky Method." Surprisingly affecting yet excessively raunchy -- reflecting the absence of network restraints on content -- the limited series is currently streaming in eight half-hour episodes.

    Michael Douglas, also one of the show's executive producers, is Sandy Kominsky. A legendary acting coach, the former Tony Award-winning actor's own career in Hollywood didn't go far because he burned too many bridges.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Dec. 2, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Dec. 2 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Dec. 2, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Dec. 2. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Little Drummer Girl,' Nov. 19, AMC

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- A 1993 novel by John le Carre, famed for his tales of espionage, served as the basis for AMC's 2016 miniseries "The Night Manager." Now The Ink Factory, the production company behind that Emmy award-winning program, takes on another of le Carre's works with "The Little Drummer Girl."

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 25, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 25 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 25, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 25. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Mars,' Nov. 12, National Geographic Channel

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Two years after its November 2016 debut, the limited-series docudrama "Mars" returns to cable's National Geographic Channel for its sophomore campaign. Like the "Genius" series, this blend of fact and fiction is the product of the network's collaboration with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer's seemingly ubiquitous production company, Imagine Entertainment.

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  • TV program notes -- week of Nov. 18, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of Nov. 18 with their TV Parental Guidelines ratings if available. They have not been reviewed and therefore are not necessarily recommended by Catholic News Service.

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  • TV film fare -- week of Nov. 18, 2018

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of Nov. 18. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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