David Simon’s ‘Show Me a Hero’ debuts on HBO
On Sunday, HBO debuts the first part of a three-part miniseries created by David Simon (“The Wire”) and directed by Paul Haggis (“Crash”). “Show Me a Hero” is based on the true story of Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko’s battle to locate 200 units of public housing in a white area of East Yonkers, N.Y., in the late 1980s. Wasicsko is played by Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”), who is backed up by a strong supporting cast: Catherine Keener, Jon Bernthal, Alfred Molina and many others. Reviews are great, so try to catch this one. The two-hour premiere starts at 8 p.m. and it’ll continue over the next two Sunday nights.
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- Starting Saturday night and running for the next six straight Saturday nights, right up to the Season 9 premiere on Sept. 19, BBC America presents a curated collection of the best “Doctor Who” episodes. “The Doctor’s Finest” collection starts with the Season 3 episode “Blink” at 8, followed by the two-hour 2009 movie “The Waters of Mars.” You’ll also catch some glimpses of previews from the upcoming season. There are more details at the BBC America website (bbcamerica.com).