Lori Rackl

Lori Rackl is the TV critic for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Lori’s list: Compelling ‘Fargo,’ thrilling ‘Orphan Black’

The week also offers a documentary about Muhammad Ali’s legal fight and a series reimagining witches in Salem.

Lori’s List for April 7-13: ‘Deadbeat,’ ‘Mad Men’

The week’s other small-screen highlights include a pair of Food Network debuts and a star-powered series about climate change.

Lori’s list for March 31: ‘HIMYM,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

The long goodbye of “How I Met Your Mother” is finally here, plus the return of “Game of Thrones” and a documentary featuring Loyola Ramblers in one of the most important basketball games in collegiate sports history.

Now’s the best time to binge on TV’s addictive ‘Orphan Black’

LORI RACKL: Networks and streaming services are making it easier to catch up between seasons of great shows like BBC America’s sci-fi thriller.

Lori’s List: ‘Surviving Jack,’ Hannibal Buress, ‘Mr. Selfridge’

“SURVIVING JACK” (7:30 p.m. Thursday, WFLD-Channel 32): Television needs another nostalgic family comedy with a “Wonder Years”-style voiceover like it needs another singing competition. But there’s an acerbic charm to Fox’s 1991-set sitcom that elevates it above similar newcomers “Growing Up Fisher” and “The Goldbergs.” …

Chicago poses as D.C. in NBC’s intriguing ‘Crisis’

LORI RACKL: The series stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, who promises some “old-fashioned cliffhangers.”

Bros talk dirty and save lives on USA’s ‘Sirens’

LORI RACKL: Filmed in Chicago, the new first-responder sitcom may be the show that avoids people conversing on bridges.

Lori’s List for March 3-9

LORI RACKL: Notable shows this week include CNN’s “Chicagoland” and Fox’s “Cosmos.”

Lori’s List for Feb. 24-March 2

LORI RACKL: Highlights this week include the debut of Chicago-based ‘Mind Games’ and the return of ‘The Americans.’

A CIA alum plants Chicago clues on ‘The Americans’

Long before he created the Cold War spy drama, Joe Weisberg trained to be a spy for the intelligence agency.

LORI RACKL: What to watch on television this week

This week’s Lori’s List includes a couple of new NBC comedies being launched during the Olympics, as well as “Downton Abbey’s” yawn of a finale and an all-star edition of “Amazing Race.”

Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Seth Meyers and being ‘scared’ of’ Rahm Emanuel

LORI RACKL: The new host tells the Sun-Times he and his team “just want to make TV moments.”

Netflix, others crank out new TV for ‘the on-demand generation’

LORI RACKL: This weeks’ return of “House of Cards” is part of a surge in new streaming content from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Jimmy Fallon to take the plunge in Chicago Sunday

Jimmy Fallon has accepted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s throw down.

TV’s ‘The Capones’ a real racket

LORI RACKL: Reelz Channel’s new suburban Chicago-set “reality show” is a contrived hot mess of stereotypes, staged scenarios and bad acting.

Lori’s List: This week’s talkers on the TV schedule

LORI RACKL: “Top Chef,” the Super Bowl and a drama about the real playboy spy who spawned James Bond make up this week’s list of TV highlights.

Lori’s List: New Yorkers cut up, Lizzie Borden cuts deep

“Broad City,” “Rake,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” and “Black Sails” make up this week’s TV highlights.