Television REview

‘American Crime’: Prepare to be awed

Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton in the drama “American Crime.”

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Created by “12 Years a Slave” Oscar winner John Ridley, “American Crime” is all about getting the respect audiences usually reserve for cable programming such as “True Detective.”

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‘Broadchurch’: The pain of the aftermath

What a relief to find that the first four episodes of season two, are a promising continuation of season one.

Peter MacNicol and Patricia Arquette are FBI cyber analysts in the new “CSI” iteration premiering this week.

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Latest ‘CSI’ spinoff sends crew into cyberspace

If viewers are gripped with a desire to change all their online passwords, then the show will have succeeded.


// Simpsons Quote Finder is handy guide after 25 years

After 500-plus episodes, even the most diehard fans might find themselves struggling to keep them all straight.

Melanie Lynskey and Mark Duplass in “Togetherness,’’ a show that confronts a relationship’s complexities.


‘Togetherness’ and marriage on TV

It’s exciting when you find a show like “Togetherness” fully taking on the difficult challenge of representing marriage in a more warts-and-all manner.

Oscar winner Timothy Hutton stars in the new ABC drama “American Crime.”


For Timothy Hutton, ‘Crime’ pays off

The veteran actor talks about his role on the new ABC drama “American Crime,” which premieres Thursday, and his vast film and television career.

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A look what’s on TV this week, including “Secrets and Lies” on ABC and “The Following” on Fox.

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

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// The familiar game of alibis and accusations

Ryan Phillippe’s “Secrets and Lies” is a boilerplate network TV murder mystery.

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// In ‘Last Man,’ nothing to do, no one to do it with

One reason to like the new Fox sitcom “The Last Man on Earth,” which premieres with two episodes on Sunday at 9 p.m.: It’s all about the apocalaughs.

Critic’s Notebook

// Bill O’Reilly controversy spotlights partisan media’s growth

With wall-to-wall opinion shows, it sometimes seems that everything but the weather is processed through an ideological filter.

// Forte let his imagination wander in ‘Last Man’

Actor Will Forte says almost everyone has thought about what they would do if they were the last person on Earth. As for him? “I think I would just go around and break stuff.”

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// ‘Battle Creek’ straddles comedy and drama

“Battle Creek” is an entertaining-enough diversion that has sufficient fresh — or freshly recycled — elements to differentiate it from its ubiquitous procedural brethren.

Winter Arts Preview

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// Winter arts preview

Boston Ballet presents “Lady of the Camellias,” “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” premieres, and critics pick the best of the winter.

The Year in Arts

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// 2014: The Year in Arts

2014 was all about the music sneak attack, twentysomethings energizing stages, fresh late-night personalities, and more.

What's on TV

// Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Thursday

Matthew Gilbert’s television guide, including “Dig.”