Disney announces yet another Star Wars trilogy

A long time ago, in a completely different galaxy far, far away Disney announced Thursday that it plans to release a brand-new Star Wars trilogy once the current saga wraps...

USA Network charts new Wild West path with ‘Damnation’

Tuesday, 10 p.m., USA USA Network is trading in its trademark skylines, business suits and boardrooms for farmland, bullets and blood. The cable channel’s new drama, “Damnation,” is a story...

Today’s TV shows are making us feel like crap

Stranger Things, the popular Netflix series that dropped its second season last Friday, is known for its 80s sci-fi twists and turns. But the biggest shocker so far comes...

Bleak, funny ‘Three Billboards’ unearths a small town’s dark side

This rural drama is the best yet from playwright and filmmaker Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Seven Psychopaths”), and one of Frances McDormand’s greatest performances. As the tough-as-nails Mildred Hayes, whose...

How ‘Modern Family’ star’s mom botched Thanksgiving dinner

Wednesday, 9 p.m., ABC No one celebrates holidays — and dysfunction — like the Pritchetts of “Modern Family.” Ed O’Neill, who plays patriarch Jay Pritchett, said the family turmoil...

Hollywood starlet was a secret inventor who paved the way for Wi-Fi

Hollywood screen siren Hedy Lamarr acted throughout the 1940s and 50s in romantic scenes with the likes of Clark Gable and Jimmy Stewart but in her down time,...

‘No’ Laughs in ‘Activity’ Zone

Seldom has a TV series been more appropriately titled than “No Activity.” The first comedy outing from CBS All Access, which had a nice fall with the success of “Star...

New host dishes on the ‘crazy’ world of ‘MythBusters’

Brooklyn native Jonathan Lung nearly missed his chance to become a MythBuster. Lung had set aside an online application to compete on MythBusters: The Search, a contest to replace previous...

The funny way ‘Outlander’ aged Laoghaire by 20 years

Warning: Spoilers ahead from Sundays Outlander episode. Season 3 of Outlander has fast-forwarded 20 years into the future so Laoghaire Mackenzie (Nell Hudson) looked much different in her (middle-aged)...

Spike Lee retools ‘She’s Gotta Have It’ for the Tinder generation

Thirty years ago, Spike Lee made a movie about a young female artist from Brooklyn who lived life as if she were a man. Shes Gotta Have It was...