Critter City

HBO gets animated with Animals; Samantha Bee and Nikki Glaser shake up late night.

End Days

You, Me and the Apocalypse is nigh (for now); American Crime Story retries O.J.

Super Sized

Legends of Tomorrow arrives undercooked; Baskets gets weird; Lucifer does L.A.

Re-Alienated

Colony fights the future, Angie Tribeca mines the past and Billions is rich.
A hunky ex-FBI agent torn between aiding mysterious alien overlords' Earth minions in keeping a lid—literally—on Los Angeles

Blue Year

J. Lo gets gritty in Shades of Blue; the Gallaghers are back and still Shameless.
Shades of Blue Thursday, Jan. 7 (NBC) Series Debut: When The Player was quietly-but-unofficially canceled last year, Shades of Blue materialized out of nowhere as its NBC Thursday replacement.

Bye, Felicia!

Recapping 2015: The good, the dead and the sucky.
What you should have been watching in 2015

Mexifornia Dreamin'

Bi-cultural 'toon Bordertown finally debuts; Finding Bigfoot still can't locate Sasquatch.
Bordertown Sunday, Jan. 3 (Fox) Series Debut: "It's about time we did something about immigration—the Southwest belongs to retired art teachers and meth-lab entrepreneurs!"

Tooned In

Bill Burr drops F Is for Family, The Soup says buh-bye, and Christmas 'mehs' on.
Comedian Bill Burr was slinging (smarter) anti-PC rants long before a certain GOP presidential frontrunner hijacked the practice, and his new animated series is the most hilariously profane breakthrough since Netflix's own BoJack Horseman.

Family Ties

Transparent returns for Season 2; The Expanse puts the sci-fi back in Syfy.
Judith Light, Gaby Hoffmann, Amy Landecker and Jay Duplass are all equal players in the chaos

Happy Holidaze

A Very Murray Christmas spreads the weird cheer; Telenovela does Spanish soaps one better.
A docu-series all about ... Rich Wilkerson Jr., the Miami pastor who married Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.

Gone to Hell

Binge on South of Hell, remember Unforgettable, and (re)meet Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
Either WeTV (it's a real channel, promise) is embracing the binge-watching model by dropping all seven episodes of South of Hell tonight, or they'd just rather get it over with and hope no one notices.

Alias, Jessica

Marvel's Jessica Jones brings the grit; Northpole: Open for Christmas arrives too soon.
Small-time crook Graham Connor (Christian Cooke, Witches of East End) slips into the high-end art world of the super-rich—but if the dark side of the auction house doesn't sting him first, his shady secret past will.

It's (Mr.) Showtime!

Reunited W/ Bob & David, kicking ass with Into the Badlands and soaping it up with The Royals.
Untitled Document W/ Bob & David Friday, Nov. 13 (Netflix) Series Debut: I'm going to assume/hope my audience is too young to remember HBO's Mr. Show With Bob & David—if not, then I'm talking to a bunch of geezers who won't be around much longer to continue to support my lavish lifestyle.

Flesh & Bone, Agent X

More reviews: Master of None, Getting On, Donny!
Showrunner Moira Walley-Beckett (a former Breaking Bad writer) says the first two episodes of ballet drama Flesh & Bone are "the lightest," and that it gets bleaker from there.

Ash vs. Evil Dead, The Returned

More reviews: The Librarians, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Apres Ski
Attention S-Mart shoppers: Ash (Bruce Campbell), and his Boomstick and chainsaw, are back! The original Evil Dead trilogy may have wrapped up 20 years ago, but gore-splattering technology has never stopped evolving ...

Supergirl, Hemlock Grove

More reviews: Follow the Rules, Wicked City, Kingdom
If you're still asking "Why isn't this on The CW?" remember that CBS is a co-owner (The "C" stands for CBS, the "W" for Warner Bros.—clever, huh?) and Supergirl could easily end up there anyway if she doesn't hit Limitless ratings numbers.

Truth Be Told, The Knick

More reviews: Satisfaction, They Found Hell, Amy Schumer: Live From the Apollo
Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Franklin & Bash and, of course, Saved by the Bell) has proven he can do funny, as has Tone Bell (the best part of last season's Bad Judge).

Fargo, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

More reviews: SuperMansion, Red Oaks, The Last Kingdom
The 2014 debut season of Fargo recaptured and redirected the dark humor of the 1996 Coen Brothers film; Season 2 refines and expands upon it.

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