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  • 'Space Force,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Greg Daniels, co-creator of the U.S. version of "The Office," collaborates with that program's lead, Steve Carell, to launch the new limited-series comedy "Space Force." Fans of the popular and award-winning earlier show, which ran on NBC 2005-13, will likely be hugely disappointed in this new offering.

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  • 'Quiz,' streaming, AMC Premiere

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Coughing and sneezing have taken on a new significance recently. But when is a cough more than just a cough? When it's used as a method of communication by criminals conspiring to steal a fortune.

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  • TV program notes -- week of June 14, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of June 14 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 June 14, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of June 14. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'Dead Still,' streaming, Acorn

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Halfway through its six episodes, the period drama "Dead Still" takes an unfortunately sordid turn from which it never fully recovers. The first three installments of the Acorn original are available to stream now.

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  • TV program notes -- week of June 7, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of June 7 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 June 7, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of June 7. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'Barkskins,' May 25, National Geographic

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Annie Proulx's 2016 novel provides the basis for the limited series "Barkskins." By turns brutally violent and excessively talky, the eight-hour historical drama premieres with back-to-back episodes on National Geographic Monday, May 25, 9-11 p.m. EDT. It will air in that slot on consecutive Mondays through June 15.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 31, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 31 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 May 31, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 31. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Eddy,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Acclaimed actor Andre Holland ("Selma"), a 1997 graduate of John Carroll Catholic High School in the Diocese of Birmingham, Alabama, stars in and executive produced "The Eddy." This overly tangential and slow moving eight-episode limited-series drama, a joint French-American production, streams now on Netflix.

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  • 'Snowpiercer,' May 17, TNT

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Baby boomers may remember "Supertrain," a short-lived 1979 television series. Nicknamed "The Love Boat on Wheels," this silly drama, set on a train chock-full of amenities, was canceled by NBC after just nine episodes.

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  • 'Upload,' streaming, Amazon Prime

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- "The best days of your life could be after it's over" is the sales pitch in "Upload," a new comedy-drama that offers a revisionist view of heaven. The 10-episode series is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 24, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 24 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 May 24, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 24. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'Walking the Good Red Road,' May 17, ABC

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- In the late 1800s, Black Elk, an Oglala Lakota medicine man participating in the Ghost Dance movement, had a vision of a figure with pierced hands who identified himself as the Son of God. He called on all the people of the world to unite.

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  • 'Hollywood,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- A revisionist history of Tinseltown in the late 1940s is served up in "Hollywood," a new soap opera that manages to be both stylish and trashy at the same time. The seven-episode miniseries is streaming now on Netflix.

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  • 'Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- In 2004, 16-year-old Tennessee sex-trafficking victim Cyntoia Brown was arrested for the murder-robbery of a man who had apparently agreed to pay her for sex, Johnny Allen. Tried as an adult, she was convicted and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

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  • 'Normal People,' streaming, Hulu

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The award for the most misleading TV series title goes to "Normal People," an adaptation of the 2018 best-selling novel by Sally Rooney (who also co-wrote the screenplay). Twelve 30-minute episodes are streaming now on Hulu.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 17, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 17 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 May 17, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 17. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'The Stranger,' streaming, Quibi

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Acclaimed showrunner Veena Sud ("Seven Seconds") wrote, directed and executive-produced "The Stranger." This mystifyingly bad -- indeed, ludicrous -- feature film airs in 13 eight-minute chapters on the new platform Quibi.

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  • 'Sergio,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Acclaimed diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was killed in a 2003 terrorist attack in Baghdad, at age 55, accomplished more in his relatively brief life than many do who are blessed with longevity. So viewers might turn to the two-hour profile "Sergio," streaming now on Netflix, with high expectations.

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  • TV program notes -- week of May 10, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- Here are some television program notes for the week of May 10 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 May 10, 2020

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- The following are capsule reviews of theatrical movies on network and cable television the week of May 10. Please note that televised versions may or may not be edited for language, nudity, violence, and sexual situations.

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  • 'George W. Bush,' May 4-5, PBS

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- A warts-and-all view of the 43rd president of the United States is showcased in "George W. Bush," a two-part documentary premiering on PBS Monday-Tuesday, May 4-5, 9-11 p.m. EDT each night. Viewers should check local listings, though, since broadcast times may vary.

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  • Parental controls growing stronger for video watching, apps

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- TV viewing has gone up this spring. For some reason. Even men who love to watch the sports that aren't being played or broadcast have found acceptable substitutes, according to the Nielsen rating service. The Detroit NBC affiliate reported viewership not seen since 2005, when "ER" and the first incarnation of "Will & Grace" were the last vestiges of NBC's once-formidable "Must-See TV" lineup.

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  • 'Lost Girls,' streaming, Netflix

    NEW YORK (CNS) -- In May 2010, when 24-year-old prostitute Shannan Gilbert disappeared in the gated Oak Beach community of New York's Suffolk County, the search for her led police to a set of gruesome discoveries. Four young women were found strangled to death by someone later identified as the Long Island Serial Killer.

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