Entertainment

Tune in Tonight: Eddie Murphy returns as Axel F

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Now streaming on Netflix, “Beverly Hills Cop: Axel F” revives a franchise that debuted some 40 years ago. Eddie Murphy returns to one of his signature roles, this time older and wiser and concerned about threats to his daughter (Taylour Paige). This necessitates teamwork with faces both old (Judge Reinhold from the first film) and new (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

Tune in Tonight: John Cena hosts Shark Week 2024

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Nothing says summer quite like Shark Week. And nothing quite says cable, either. Does the annual ritual still make sense in the streaming television age?

Tune in Tonight: “Fourth” celebrates America’s cultural mosaic

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“A Capitol Fourth” (8 p.m., PBS, TV-G, check local listings) returns for its 44th annual concert. A traditional celebration of America just two years shy of the republic’s 250th birthday, “Fourth” sets out to show just how many ways patriotism and the ideals of America can be expressed and celebrated.

Go! Guide – July 3

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Kids and teens

Tune in Tonight: TCM recalls Roger Corman

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TCM salutes the work of the late Roger Corman, producer and director and celebrator of low-budget exploitation films. Featured movies include the 1963 shocker “X: The Man With the X-Ray Eyes” (8 p.m., TCM) and “A Bucket of Blood” (9:30 p.m.), produced in a few days for a pittance in 1959. The sets for “Bucket” were recycled for use on “The Little Shop of Horrors” (12:15 a.m.) made just days later. “Shop” would inspire an off-Broadway musical that helped launch the career of future Disney composer Howard Ashman (“The Little Mermaid”), which was adapted into a major motion picture in 1989. The original “Little Shop” featured a performance by Jack Nicholson, who would become a part of Corman’s acting ensemble.

The Toons, led by Columbus native Kevin Silva, set to rock the playhouse

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Nearly half a century after Kevin Silva played his first paid musical set, the native Columbus singer, electric guitarist and keyboardist speaks with the exuberance of something of a rocking rookie.

Tune in Tonight: 2024’s revolution in sports programming

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In a world of nonstop prognostication, anticipation and second-guessing, some revolutions arrive unannounced. Among the more notable viewing trends of 2024 is the explosive growth in TV viewership for women’s basketball, both professional and collegiate.

Tune in Tonight: What’s new and returning in July

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Happy July. Time was, the days approaching July 4 were conspicuously “slow” — not unlike the week after Christmas. Summer was a time for repeats and ads for the new fall shows. Cable introduced fare such as Shark Week to fill up the schedule with event programming.

Tune in Tonight: The war over college admissions

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The 2024 documentary “Admissions Granted” (9 p.m., Sunday, MSNBC) concerns the issue of affirmative action and arrives one year after the Supreme Court’s SFFA v. Harvard case outlawed the use of race considerations in admission, stating in a 6-3 decision that such criteria violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

Tune in Tonight: ‘A Family Affair’ and ‘WondLa’ arrive

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Netflix streams the 2024 comedy “A Family Affair” starring Joey King, Zac Efron and Nicole Kidman.