TV tonight: Lincoln, 'Mike & Molly'

April 13, 2015 10:04 AM

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TV tonight: Lincoln, 'Mike & Molly'

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Smithsonian and HBO offer these two very different takes on this history-shifting event. Last Day takes us through that fateful final day, using objects from the Smithsonian's collection to connect us to the events. Living with Lincoln, on the other hand, tells the story of filmmaker Peter Kunhardt's family, who through five generations have gathered and protected a collection of Lincoln photos, books and artifacts — including the images used for the penny and Mount Rushmore.

Mike & Molly already has some of TV's best comic actors in its regular ensemble, starting with Melissa McCarthy and Swoosie Kurtz and including Billy Gardell and a sometimes undervalued Katy Mixon. Tonight, however, you get the added bonus of Emmy-winner Margo Martindale, who kicks off a guest stint...

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