What’s On Tonight: NBC tries out Trial & Error
Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Tuesday, March 14. All times are Eastern.
Trial & Error (NBC, 10 p.m.): A show-length parody of a Making A Murderer-type docuseries is ambitious for NBC, but given the creative success of The Good Place, we’re not ruling out high-concept comedies from the network these days. This one stars John Lithgow as a poetry professor suspected of killing his wife, and, yes, it‘s supposed to be funny. Erik Adams argues that it “never comes across as cold-blooded, because it sets the action within a cartoonish community on the level of Springfield or Pawnee.” Will Harris will have weekly reviews.