Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV tonight


The Kennedy Center Honors  9 p.m., Channel 4

Not a bad little lineup this year. Buddy Guy, Dustin Hoffman (pictured above left, with the Obamas), David Letterman, Natalia Makarova, and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant are getting big fat “we are not worthys.” And the performers and presenters who bow to them include Jeff Beck, Alec Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Tina Fey, Morgan Freeman, and Naomi Watts. See review, Page 4.

Ben and Kate marathon  8-10 p.m., Channel 25


Wednesday night’s entry in Fox’s week of comedies marathons is one of the sweetest network sitcoms out there. It’s also one of the most endangered, due to some truly awful ratings. I like Nat Faxon and Dakota Johnson as the titular siblings, but the reason to watch is the supporting cast. Lucy Punch kills me as Kate’s best friend, BJ, Echo Kellum is due for a breakthrough as Ben’s best friend, Tommy, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones is just full-on totally cute as Kate’s daughter, Maggie. Pictured (from left): Johnson, Faxon, and Punch.

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Top 100 Video Games of All Time  8 p.m.-1 a.m., G4

Go Nim.

The Hour  9 p.m., BBC America

Bel: Star.


Cheer Perfection  10 p.m., TLC

Mean moms.

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