Benders, American Horror Story: Hotel

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Blindspot, Minority Report

More reviews: Scream Queens, The Muppets, Limitless

Longmire, The Bastard Executioner

More reviews: Z Nation, Continuum, The Mindy Project
Cable net A&E canceled modern-day Western Longmire after its third and strongest-yet season in 2014, because the viewership demo was too old.

You're the Worst, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

More reviews: The League, Drunk History, The Awesomes
Season Premiere: The most buzzed-about new comedy of 2014 began as a decadent raunch-com about a pair of narcissistic Los Angelenos (Chris Geere and Aya Cash) who fell in love in spite of themselves, and ended on the sweet/sour note of them (ack!) moving in together.

Geeks Who Drink, Fashion Police

More reviews: Reactor, Stewarts & Hamiltons, WAGS
The version of Geeks Who Drink you play at the local bar can be fun, but would you watch it? What if it were hosted by the guy who used to be Chuck (Zachary Levi) and featured a smattering of semi-celebrities? Yeah, it's still not a show—but Syfy disagrees.

Fear the Walking Dead, Documentary Now!

More reviews: Blunt Talk, From Dusk Till Dawn
It's not like Fear the Walking Dead will have any trouble snagging The Walking Dead's audience—all 16 million of them.

Summer Rewind

24 shows you should (re)sample on-demand before fall
Another Period (Comedy Central) After a meh first episode, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome's Downton Abbey/Kardashians parody became bolder and funnier (and dirtier) every week. It's Wet Hot 1902 Summer.

The Daily Show, True Detective

More reviews: America's Next Weatherman, Kevin From Work
Jon Stewart is leaving television much richer with comedic fake-news reporting than when he took over The Daily Show from Craig Kilborn ('member him?) in 1999.

Wet Hot American Summer, Strike Back

More reviews: Bachelor in Paradise, Significant Mother, Playing House
You either loved 2001 cult flick Wet Hot American Summer or hated it—or liked the first half and meh-ed the second; opinions vary wildly.

Rick & Morty, I Am Cait

More reviews: Wayward Pines, The Bachelorette, Last Comic Standing
When it premiered in 2014, Rick & Morty seemed almost too smart for its own good: Boozehound sociopath scientist Rick (voiced by Justin Roiland) drags his slow-witted nephew Morty (also Roiland) along on increasingly dangerous interdimensional trips to alternate universes ...

Sex&Drugs &Rock&Roll, BoJack Horseman

More reviews: Married, Welcome to Sweden, Sharknado 3
Singer Johnny Rock (Denis Leary) and guitarist Flash (John Corbett) scored 15 seconds of fame when their critically hailed—and accurately named—rock band The Heathens released their debut album and broke up on the same day in the early '90s.

Rectify, The Strain

More reviews: 7 Days In Hell, Ray Donovan, Jim Gaffigan Show, Impastor
Critics spent the first two seasons of Rectify trying explain a series that defies description; the dirt-simple outline being "Daniel (Aden Young) returns to his Georgia hometown after 19 years on death row for murdering his childhood sweetheart due to inconclusive evidence ...

The Spoils Before Dying, Why? With Hannibal Buress

More reviews: The Greg Gutfeld Show, Hollywood Cycle
It may have seemed like a bizarre fever dream, but 2014's The Spoils of Babylon actually did happen.

Under the Dome, Humans

More reviews: Teen Beach 2, Zoo, Scream, Extant
On a new night, opposite a better mystery series that's actually providing answers and staying true to its one-season-and-done mission, Wayward Pines—dick move, Under the Dome.

True Detective, The Brink

More reviews: Ballers, UnReal, Another Period, Mr. Robot
How do you top Matthew McConaughy and Woody Harrelson from True Detective's killer debut season? Double-down on the star power: Besides Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, Season 2 also features Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch as co-leads, and the supporting-cast bench isn't lacking, either.

Orange Is the New Black, Dark Matter

More reviews: Clipped, Proof, Tyrant
Aside from the return of a beaten-down and bruised-up Alex (Laura Prepon), things are almost too bright and happy at Litchfield Penitentiary in Orange Is the New Black's Season 3 opener.

Summer TV 2015

Stay inside: Here's 20 new and returning shows for the hot months
Hannibal (Mads Mikkelsen) and Bedelia (Gillian Anderson) are hiding out in Europe—but can the doctor keep his "tastes" under the radar? What a bore that show would be.



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