From the time Curb Your Enthusiasm gave a murder suspect an alibi to how Basil Fawlty was based on a real innkeeper, here are 16 facts about television shows that you probably didn’t know. Mental Floss shares a few interesting tidbits from The Curious Viewer, their new book packed with obscure TV trivia.
Nicole Kidman stars as Lucille Ball and Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz in Aaron Sorkin’s drama about the often tumultuous life of the Hollywood power couple. It plays out during one week of the production of their hit series I Love Lucy. In theaters 12.10.21 and on Prime Video 12.21.21.
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Roku overhauls its lineup of streaming media players. The Streaming Stick is still there, but its less portable siblings now come in five variants, from the $30 1080p-capable Roku Express to the $130 Roku Ultra, which supports 4K and HDR and has voice search.