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Premiere of ‘Krypton’ among top TV viewing choices (videos)

March 18, 2018 GMT

Premiere of ‘Krypton’ among top TV viewing choices (videos)

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Syfy trip to Superman’s home planet is among the top viewing choices for the week:

“Arthur Miller: Writer” (8 p.m. Monday, March 19, HBO): Filmmaker Rebecca Miller used in-depth interviews, candid photographs, private letters, journal entries and home movies to put together this documentary portrait of her father, Arthur Miller, the playwright whose works include “All My Sons,” “Death of a Salesman,” “The Crucible,” “A View From the Bridge” and “The Price.” Her film delves into his childhood, his roots as an artist and the ways major events of the 20th century shaped his life on a personal and political level. The documentary features in-depth interviews with Miller and those who knew the writer best, including his children, his third wife (Inge Morath), playwright Tony Kushner and director Mike Nichols.

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“Krypton” (10 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, Syfy): The Superman prequel series from David S. Goyer and Ian Goldberg is set decades before the destruction of Superman’s home planet. The main character is the Man of Steel’s grandfather, Seg-El, played by British newcomer Cameron Cuffe. And Seg is facing quite a dilemma: save his home planet or let it be destroyed in order to restore the fate of his future grandson. With Krypton’s leadership in disarray and the House of El ostracized, Seg is determine to redeem his family’s honor and protect his loved ones. Complicating matters are a fellow named Brainiac (Blake Ritson) and an earthly time-traveler named Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos). And, yes, the name Seg-el is a tribute to Cleveland native Jerry Siegel, who created Superman with Joe Shuster.

“Station 19” (9 p.m. Thursday, March 22, WEWS Channel 5): Ellen Pompeo and Chandra Wilson show up in the two-hour premiere of this “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff about the crew of a Seattle fire station. The drama begins with the team responding to an apartment fire. When Captain Pruitt Herrera (Miguel Sandoval) takes a hit, the future of the station’s leadership is in jeopardy, and firefighter Andy Herrera (Jaina Lee Ortiz) is forced to step up. Meanwhile, new recruit Ben Warren (Jason George) is trading in his scalpel for a fresh start as a firefighter.

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