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What to watch


- By Bobby Wolff

March 10, 2023

All times Central. Start times can vary based on cable/satellite provider. Confirm times on your on-screen guide.

Chang Can Dunk Disney+ ■ Original Film

This inspiring, coming-of-age sports comedy follows Chang (Bloom Li), a 16-year-old Asian American high school student in the marching band, who bets the school basketball star that he can dunk by homecoming. The bet leads the 5-foot-8 Chang on a quest to find the hops he needs to impress his crush, Kristy (Zoe Renee), and finally gain the attention and respect of his peers. But before he can rise up and truly throw one down, he will have to reexamine everything he knows about himself, his friendship­s and his family. Jingyi Shao, who wrote and makes

his feature directing debut with Chang Can Dunk, says, “This movie is my love letter to basketball and about how it helped me better understand my family, friendship and the Asian American/immigrant experience, about growing up and ... (breaking) through not only the barriers set by others but, more importantl­y, the barriers set by yourself.”

UnPrisoned Hulu ■ New Series

This half-hour dramedy from Disney’s Onyx Collective is inspired by creator Tracy McMillan’s life. It follows a messy but perfection­ist relationsh­ip therapist and single mom (Kerry

Washington) whose life is turned right-side up when her dad (Delroy Lindo) gets out of prison and moves in with her and her teenage son (Faly Rakotohava­na). Washington and Lindo are also executive producers along with McMillan. All eight episodes are available today.

S.W.A.T. CBS, 7 p.m.

When classified informatio­n falls into the wrong hands, the team races to stop a dangerous plot targeting former members of the U.S. military in the new episode “Blowback.”

The New York Times Presents: ‘Sin Eater’ FX, 9 p.m. ■ New Series

If you were famous and had a problem in the 1990s, Anthony Pellicano was the man you hired to make it go away. Hollywood’s dirtiest private investigat­or used harassment and intimidati­on, and he went to federal prison for wiretappin­g and racketeeri­ng. Now he’s out, and he’s talking. Using audio tapes and confidenti­al documents, “Sin Eater” investigat­es how the rich and powerful in Hollywood got an edge over the legal system and faced few consequenc­es when Pellicano was exposed.


Take a seat in the West chair for today’s deal on offering declarer losing options. Against four hearts, you lead the spade jack. What is your defensive plan on seeing dummy? Beware: You may be called upon for a steady hand and strong nerves!

It is quite possible that declarer has finesse positions in all three of the suits outside spades. One thing is for sure: If declarer starts on trumps right away, he is not too concerned about ruffing the third spade.

You expect declarer to win the lead in dummy and start drawing trumps. If you win with the queen and play another spade, declarer will have a good count on his losers and may be able to make good use of his time in dummy, perhaps by taking a minor-suit finesse. You can divert declarer from this successful course by winning the first heart with the ace! You then return a spade to remove dummy’s last entry. Declarer wins the spade continuati­on in dummy and can hardly be blamed for repeating the trump finesse, expecting the queen to lie with East. Alas, this lets you snatch up the trick with the heart queen and exit passively in spades. As long as East defends properly, declarer must eventually tackle diamonds from his own hand and lose a trick to the onside diamond king. You can help your partner by giving count with your club discards. If you had won the first heart with the queen, declarer would know to use his last entry to dummy to try the diamond finesse.

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