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Orphan Black, Community

Plus: Salem, The Boondocks, True Tori

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Apr 17,2014 - Season Premiere: The Only TV Column That Matters™ inadvertently overlooked the 2013 debut season of Orphan Black, a British sci-fi series about a small-time criminal (Tatiana Maslany) who assumes the identity

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Mad Men, Fargo

Plus: Nurse Jackie, Californication, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Apr 10,2014 - Season Premiere: The seventh and final season of Mad Men, the series that made AMC legit years before the money-printing machine of The Walking Dead fired up, will split 14 episodes over this spring and next, because why not?

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Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, Veep

Plus: Granite Flats, Academy of Country Music Awards

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Apr 3,2014 - Season Premiere: “Two Swords” is as lighthearted and humorous as Game of Thrones gets, thanks mostly to series vets Peter Dinklage (Tyrion is the master of the stoic WTF? face) and Lena Headey (have another drink, Cersei)

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Surviving Jack, Mr. Selfridge

Plus: The Walking Dead, How I Met Your Mother

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Mar 27,2014 - Series Debut: Fox has so many great comedies right now they can cancel ‘em at will (Raising Hope is dead, soon to be followed by Enlisted). So why should you pay any attention to the new Surviving Jack?

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From Dusk Till Dawn, Review

Plus: Da Vinci's Demons, My Five Wives

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Mar 20,2014 - Prior to the premiere of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series last week, Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network (“Spanish TV for Gringos”—not the official tagline, but I’m willing to sell) mostly showed X-Files and Dark Angel reruns

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Crisis, Doll & Em

Plus: The Grim Sleeper, The 100

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Mar 13,2014 - Series Debut: The kids of Washington D.C.’s elite politicos, CEOs, diplomats and even the president have been kidnapped by a mysterious mastermind bent on causing chaos on ’Merican soil, and it’s up to a Secret Service newbie (Lance Gross, House of Payne) and an

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Sirens, Saint George, Resurrection

Plus: Believe, Chrisley Knows Best

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Mar 6,2014 - Series Debut: The network is touting Sirens—based on a British series of the same name—as an “edgy” and “unrestrained” comedy produced by Denis Leary, now moving from New York firefighters (Rescue Me)

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Portlandia, Bates Motel

Plus: Vikings, Hollywood Game Night, Hannibal

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Feb 27,2014 - Season Premiere: The biggest changes for Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s Portlandia in Season 4? It’s now on Thursdays (dunno why—comedy void?), and the guest-star lineup is ridicu-lectic (Olivia Wilde

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The Americans, Nashville Wives

Plus: Game of Arms, About a Boy, Mind Games

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Feb 20,2014 - Season Premiere: The cultural touchstone in 2013’s debut episode of The Americans was Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”; in the Season 2 opener, it’s the Meryl Streep tear-jerker The French Lieutenant’s Woman—we get it; it’s still 1981.

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House of Cards, Star-Crossed

Plus: The Good Mistress, Tubbin' With Tash

By Bill Frost
POSTED // Feb 13,2014 - Season Premiere: Falling between Arrested Development (“It’s back! But … huh?”) and Orange Is the New Black (“OMG! The greatest thing in the history of things!”) in the Critix Heart Netflix hype of 2013,
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