Marshall, Taylor Swift, Maleficent: This week in television


A giant of the TV is held the Tuesday: the late Garry Marshall, creator of series of comedy like “Happy Days”, “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy”, which will have its own special on ABC. Another artist who died recently, David Bowie, will be heard Friday in a new album recorded live. And there is also a concert Taylor Swift in the TV.

Garry Marshall began as a writer for comedians such as Joey Bishop and Phil Foster. Wrote Tonight Show with Jack Paar.

In 1961, Garry Marshall moved to Hollywood, where he teamed with Jerry Belson as a writer for television. Both worked on The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Danny Thomas Show, and The Lucy Show. In addition to adapted to the work of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple for television. Of his work, Marshall created Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley, and Mork from the planet Ork.

In 1984, Garry Marshall had success as a writer of the movie the Flamingo Kid. Then, he wrote Nothing in Common, Overboard, Beaches, Pretty Woman, Frankie and Johnny, and Exit to Eden.

Garry Marshall he was also an actor, having appeared in series such as Murphy Brown and in such movies as Goldfinger (non-credit), Grand Theft Auto, Lost in America, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Runaway Bride, and Orange County.

Garry Marshall it has a star on the Walk of Fame of Hollywood.

Below is a collection curated by journalists of entertainment of The Associated Press of what is coming this week to the TV, streaming services and the platforms musical.


“The General” and “The Great Buster” (“big Buster”): the Saturday evening, please make an appointment with TCM to see the latest “Essential” from Brad Bird: “The General” of Buster Keaton, an amazing silent film from 1926 that takes place around the Civil War. It was not very well received when it premiered, but in the last century has been re-evaluated as a dark comedy ahead of its time and for its amazing sets. And if you stay after the function, TCM will also broadcast the magnificent documentary by Peter Bogdanovich “The Great Buster”, in which Quentin Tarantino account for what “The General” is also a wonderful tape of action.

“Teen Spirit” (“Reaching your dream”): While we wait for the new series with Elle Fanning about Catherine the Great, why not catch up with the lovely “Teen Spirit”, available at Kanopy on Tuesday. Is the stylish debut as a director, actor of “The Handmaids Tale” Max Minghella (son of the late Anthony Minghella) about a teenager from a small town that has the opportunity to become a pop star in a singing competition local. Everything you need in an id card from a public library or card of identification university to access, free of charge movies on Kanopy.

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” (“Maleficent: mistress of evil”): Or maybe you prefer to see Fanning in a role more suitable for all the family. If it is so, “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” comes to Disney Plus the Friday. This sequel is far from wonderful, but has some elements that are worth it. And the reporter of the film of AP’s Jake Coyle wrote that it is the action of Fanning (“a pinch welcome naturalism”) is what saves the film from a worse fate.


“Taylor Swift City of Lover-Concert: Taylor Swift acts on Sunday, and his opening is “American Idol.” Immediately after the end of the season of “Idol,” ABC will broadcast the one-hour special “Taylor Swift City of Lover Concert” at 10 p. m. New York. The concert was filmed last September at the theatre L ‘ Olympia in Paris and shows Swift performing songs from her latest album, “Lover”. Also includes special moments between the scenes.

David Bowie: The idol David Bowie died in 2016, but his voice is still alive. The live album of the 12 songs “LIVEANDWELL.COM” which comes out Friday, is the first of a series of three live productions of Bowie from the ‘ 90s that will come to streaming services in the coming months. Four of the songs are from a concert in 1997 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York city. Others were recorded in Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro and the festival ” Phoenix in the Uk.

Sara Evans: The singer’s country Sara Evans interprets the 13 versions of songs that span six decades on his new album, available on Friday. “Copy That” includes songs from Hank Williams, John Mayer, Carole King, the Bee Gees, The Pretenders, Chicago, and others. Old Crow Medicine Show, and Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town appear as guests on the album, but they are not the only ones. The daughters of Evans, Olivia and Audrey, they also lend their voices to the songs.


Daniel Dae Kim (“Lost,” “Hawaii Five-0”) and Tamlyn Tomita (“Star Trek: Picard”) narrate “Asian Americans”, a documentary series of five parts of the PBS that gives a look extensive the influence of ethnic group in the event of the nation while their members are faced with prejudices. Among the interviewees are the writer, winner of the Pulitzer Viet Thanh Nguyen, senator Tammy Duckworth, and the actor Randall Park. The series comes in the midst of reports of physical and verbal abuse against asian-americans after the spread of the coronavirus from China. “Asian Americans” airs on Monday and Tuesday (check local lists for times and channels).

Garry Marshall and his legacy the series and movies-complacent is remembered in a special on ABC that airs on Tuesday night. “The Happy Days of Garry Marshall brings together friends, family and stars to celebrate the writer, producer and actor, who died in 2016 at the age of 81. Among the participants are Richard Gere, Julia Roberts and Hector Elizondo in “Pretty Woman”; Julie Andrews, Anne Hathaway and Chris Pine in “The Princess Diaries”, as well as members of the casts of “Happy Days”, “Laverne & Shirley” and “Mork & Mindy”.

The henchman of “Sherlock” Martin Freeman is now the protagonist in “A Confession”, which opens Tuesday at the streaming service BritBox. Freeman, who played Dr. Watson alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes, performed in this series of six episodes a detective of british police officer who investigates the disappearance of a 22 year-old woman. By believing that the victim might be alive and in captivity, the detective performs an urgent quest that takes you to the limits of the protocol police, and perhaps beyond. They also act Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter”) and Siobhan Finneran (“Downton Abbey”).