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The week also offers a documentary about Muhammad Ali’s legal fight and a series reimagining witches in Salem. ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:19:13 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List for April 7-13: ‘Deadbeat,’ ‘Mad Men’ ]]> Lead story image

The week’s other small-screen highlights include a pair of Food Network debuts and a star-powered series about climate change. ]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:21:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s list for March 31: ‘HIMYM,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:11:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Now’s the best time to binge on TV’s addictive ‘Orphan Black’ ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:26:00 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: ‘Surviving Jack,’ Hannibal Buress, ‘Mr. Selfridge’ ]]> Lead story image

“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.” Christopher Meloni (“Law & Order: SVU”) plays a better-looking, better-educated Al Bundy whose no-frills view of the world and unorthodox advice generate some genuine laughs. Connor Buckley (“Deception”) is the ideal foil as his soft-hearted teenage son. The period soundtrack, as EMF would say, is “Unbelievable.” Rating: ★★★ “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE” (10:30 p.m. Saturday, WMAQ-Channel … ]]> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 19:17:56 -0500 <![CDATA[ Chicago poses as D.C. in NBC’s intriguing ‘Crisis’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The series stars Gillian Anderson and Dermot Mulroney, who promises some “old-fashioned cliffhangers.” ]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:16:24 -0500 <![CDATA[ Bros talk dirty and save lives on USA’s ‘Sirens’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Filmed in Chicago, the new first-responder sitcom may be the show that avoids people conversing on bridges. ]]> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:17:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List for March 3-9 ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Notable shows this week include CNN’s “Chicagoland” and Fox’s “Cosmos.” ]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 06:11:02 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List for Feb. 24-March 2 ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Highlights this week include the debut of Chicago-based ‘Mind Games’ and the return of ‘The Americans.’ ]]> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 06:07:48 -0500 <![CDATA[ A CIA alum plants Chicago clues on ‘The Americans’ ]]> Lead story image

Long before he created the Cold War spy drama, Joe Weisberg trained to be a spy for the intelligence agency. ]]> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:39:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ LORI RACKL: What to watch on television this week ]]> Lead story image

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.” ]]> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 19:08:01 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jimmy Fallon on ‘The Tonight Show,’ Seth Meyers and being ‘scared’ of’ Rahm Emanuel ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: The new host tells the Sun-Times he and his team “just want to make TV moments.” ]]> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 22:22:43 -0500 <![CDATA[ Netflix, others crank out new TV for ‘the on-demand generation’ ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: This weeks’ return of “House of Cards” is part of a surge in new streaming content from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. ]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 06:24:47 -0500 <![CDATA[ Jimmy Fallon to take the plunge in Chicago Sunday ]]> Lead story image

Jimmy Fallon has accepted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s throw down. ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:37:37 -0500 <![CDATA[ TV’s ‘The Capones’ a real racket ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Reelz Channel’s new suburban Chicago-set “reality show” is a contrived hot mess of stereotypes, staged scenarios and bad acting. ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:38:40 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: This week’s talkers on the TV schedule ]]> Lead story image

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. ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:10:57 -0500 <![CDATA[ Lori’s List: New Yorkers cut up, Lizzie Borden cuts deep ]]> Lead story image

“Broad City,” “Rake,” “Lizzie Borden Took an Ax” and “Black Sails” make up this week’s TV highlights. ]]> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 06:04:07 -0500 <![CDATA[ ‘Sherlock Holmes’ returns to satiate sleuth’s obsessive fans ]]> Lead story image

LORI RACKL: Here’s a spoiler-free look at what’s in store for the long-awaited return of “Sherlock,” premiering Sunday on PBS’s “Masterpiece Mystery!” ]]> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:39:32 -0500