Television REview

‘Gracepoint’ goes through the motions

Anna Gunn and David Tennant (right, with Nick Nolte) investigate the death of a boy in Northern California.

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The new 10-part Fox series is a bland cover version of the extraordinary British murder mystery “Broadchurch.”

Television REview

// ‘A to Z’: Where romcoms and ‘Sesame Street’ meet

NBC’s charming new romantic comedy stars Ben Feldman and Cristin Milioti as potential soulmates.

Television REview

// Even Walsh’s talents can’t save ‘Bad Judge’

The new comedy is the second NBC show this fall to waste a great actress in a starring role.

Television review

// ‘Stalker’: Creepy for all the wrong reasons

The CBS show speaks directly to the large TV audience who like to be scared out of their wits.

Television review

// In ‘Selfie,’ she’s grown accustomed to her face

The new ABC comedy series somewhat successfully transports the “Pygmalion” concept to the 21st century.

Television review

‘Manhattan Love Story’ a generic sitcom with clever gimmick

The two lead characters talk, and then, often, in a voiceover, we hear what they’re really thinking.


‘Boardwalk Empire’ offers new twist on flashback

Creator Terence Winter is making canny use of one of TV’s most familiar devices — the flashback.

Game On

‘Cannon Brawl’ is such a blast

What appears at first glance to be a relatively simple game in the rock-paper-scissors sense ends up being extremely complex.

The ticket: Television

A look at upcoming TV programming for the week including “Stalker” on CBS.


// Focus on TV returns to race once again

The ABC comedy “Black-ish,” with its nuanced view of race, is easy to root for, especially when we’re reminded once more that stereotypes are so hard to shed.

What's on TV tonight

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

Viola Davis is the only thing worth paying attention to in ABC’s “How to Get Away With Murder.”

Fall Arts Preview

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// Fall arts offerings

Play revisits a polarizing New England figure, Cambridge dance centers go for a spin, plus critics’ picks.