Fall TV

‘Last Tango in Halifax’: Love, Aged to Perfection

Posted on 09/6/2013 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentThe rekindling of long-lost love is at the center of Last Tango in Halifax, the sterling new drama premiering Sunday at 8 p.m. on PBS stations (check local listings). Already a hit in the U.K. — it won Best Drama Series at this year’s British Academy Television Awards — it arrives in the U.S. just a few weeks before the start of a new network-TV season. It’s easily the fall’s best new series, albeit a short one: just six episodes. …

NBC’s New Fall Shows: Back to the Future and More

Posted on 05/13/2013 by |Television and Entertainment | Comments

EntertainmentNBC, like all the big TV networks, is in New York this week unveiling new fall shows for advertisers. But regardless of what they think, there was plenty for grownup viewers to like in the lineup revealed Monday. Taking a page from the CBS playbook, NBC has hired a number of boomer favorite stars in new comedies and dramas.  Among those appealing to the 50-plus audience: The Michael J. Fox Show: Best remembered for his role as Alex P. Keaton …