TV: League of Their Own (Amazon) + Children of the Underground


The new Amazon Prime Video series “A League Apart” stars Lil Frex, Roberta Colindrez, Kate Berlant, Abbi Jacobson, Rae Gray, D’Arcy Carden, Melanie Field and Molly Ephraim.

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Here’s what to watch tonight.

Subway Kids (8 p.m., FX)

This new FX documentary series tells the tangled true story of the highly complicated vigilante faye yager, who built an underground network that hid hundreds of mothers and children, saving them from alleged abuse by husbands and fathers when a broken justice system would not. From FX: “Step into the spotlight of daytime TV talk shows to raise awareness of the cause, Yager placed herself in the crosshairs of the FBI, sparking a high-profile lawsuit that raised the specter of a dark side of the When she helped the ex-wife and children of the wealthy banker who pioneered the ATM disappear, Yager finally met her match and strong public judgment was at hand. she really the saint that so many claimed she was?

Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite (“Blackfish”), the series is from production house Story Syndicate, which produced “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” “Britney Vs. Spears” and “Nuclear Family.”

How to watch: There are five episodes and all five air tonight on FX, back-to-back from 8 p.m. to 1:35 a.m. You can also stream starting tomorrow on Hulu.

The Great American Recipe (9 p.m., PBS NC) –

Unfortunately, the cook from North Carolina Bambi Daniels was eliminated from this series of public television contests in episode 3, but other leaders continued. And tonight, the three finalists – Robin Daumit, Foo Nguyen and Silvia Martinez – are vying for first place. Tonight’s challenge is to cook a full dinner with dessert, but unexpected help is on the way when family members surprise them on the show.

A League of Their Own (Amazon Prime)

The classic Penny Marshall film is given new life in this Amazon Prime series co-created by and starring “Broad City” star Abbi Jacobson.

The series is considered both a reboot and an expansion of Marshall’s 1992 film about the Rockford Peaches, an All-American Girls Professional Baseball League team, which formed in the 1940s to keep baseball alive. life while the country’s men fought overseas in World War II. .

D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”), Chante Adams and Roberta Colindrez co-star with Jacobson as the players, and Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) plays the coach (a role played in the film by Tom Hanks). Rosie O’Donnell, who starred in the original film, appears in one episode, playing the owner of a gay bar.

Maybelle Blair, an original league player from the 1940s, was a consultant on the series. Penny Marshall was also consulted on the series before her death in 2018, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In several interviews, Jacobson explained how the series will explore certain themes not fully explored in the 1992 film, such as the fact that black women were not allowed to play in the All-American Girls Baseball League and the number of women queer playing in the League.

There are eight episodes in the series and all will drop today.

Some programming descriptions are provided by the networks.

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Brooke Cain is from North Carolina and has worked at The News & Observer for over 25 years. She is the editor of service journalism and writes about television and local media for The N&O’s Happiness is a Warm TV blog.