TV Preview: “Action”

I know a few people who bet on sports a lot. I also know a couple of guys who take a lot of bets on sports. I thought about all of them watching a preview of the new Showtime documentary series, “Action,” which debuts Sunday night.

If Only They Had Watched

The faux outrage over Netflix cancelling its “One Day At A Time” reboot reminds me of some very wise words my father-in-law once used to explain why a store went out of business.

Mad About This

My thoughts on the reboot of the Helen Hunt/Paul Reiser sitcom, “Mad About You,” coming soon to a channel you never heard of that you probably don’t get.

Pop Goes The King

I haven’t yet seen the four-hour documentary HBO will air tonight and tomorrow about 2 men who say Michael Jackson abused them when they were boys, but I’ll bet it burns up social media — and causes radio stations to consider dropping his music altogether.

Gaga Explains

My thoughts on Lady Gaga’s response to social media posts about her Oscar highlight, singing “Shallow” with Bradley Cooper, and why he deserves even more credit than he’s being given.

Those Damned Oscars

Some thoughts on the 2019 Academy Awards, which will air Sunday night on ABC without a host — and why that’s a good thing.

DVR Alert

The Sammy Davis Jr. documentary I raved about last year will finally air on PBS tonight. Read my review (and listen to my conversation with its director) here.

As I Tweeted

Upon hearing that Carson Daly’s NBC late-night show, “Last Call,” is ending after 17 years, my only reaction was, “That’s still on the air?”