Wednesday, December 4, 2013

TV Tonight: Mob City

Posted By on December 4, 2013, 4:00 AM

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What’s new on the box(es) tonight:

Mob City (TNT) Miniseries Debut: Frank Darabont isn’t just The Guy AMC Fired From The Walking Dead. ---Long before he was dumped by the Asshole Money Channel, he directed some great (The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile) and not-so-great (The Majestic) films. His new Mob City—adapted from the nonfiction book L.A. Noir—is essentially a six-hour ’40s gangster period piece movie spanning three weeks, with an expansive, impressive cast: Ed Burns, Neal McDonough, Jeremy Luke, Gregory Itzin, Robert Knepper, Simon Pegg and even The Walking Dead’s very-dead Shane, Jon Bernthal. Mob City is faster-paced and snappier than Boardwalk Empire, far less stoopid than Gangster Squad and, at the very least, more recent than obvious comparison flick L.A. Confidential. It’s also story-rich enough become a full-fledged series—provided Darabont and TNT continue to play nice.

Also new tonight:

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)

Arrow, The Tomorrow People (The CW)

Survivor, Criminal Minds, CSI (CBS)

Christmas at Rockefeller Center, SNL Christmas (NBC)

The Middle, Back In the Game, Modern Family, Super Fun Night (ABC)

The X Factor (Fox)

South Park, Key & Peele (Comedy Central)

The Soup, Burning Love 2 (E!)

Top Chef (Bravo)

WWE Main Event (Ion)

Kirstie (TV Land)

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