Judy Parfitt

Celebrity

News

The Game and Other Wednesday TV

The Game

As we're reminded most recently by Gracepoint, Fox's so-so remake of the brilliant mystery series Broadchurch (shown here on BBC America), the British seem to have a knack for executing certain genres with more sophisticated aplomb. That includes the adult spy thriller, of which BBC America's six-part The Game (Wednesday, 10/9c) is an especially taut specimen.

read more

Weekend TV: Homeland, Dexter, PBS' Midwife, Fringe, More

Claire Danes

Let's hope you didn't have much else planned for this weekend, because there's so much excellent TV on tap it's hard to know where to begin.

Let's start with the winners' circle. You couldn't ask for better timing, or a more satisfying result, than Homeland's sweep of the top drama Emmy prizes last Sunday — exactly one week before Showtime's launch of what's shaping up to be a remarkably taut second season (Sunday, 10/9c). Expectations couldn't be higher. (If you missed any or all of the first season, with the deservedly Emmy-winning lead performances by Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, Showtime is replaying all 12 episodes in a Saturday marathon starting at noon/11c.) read more

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular