The Strain continues the vampire invasion; You're the Worst remains the best.

OK Computer

Halt and Catch Fire reboots for Season 3; The View turns 20 ... somehow.

Hip-Hop Hooray

The Get Down dramatizes the rise of rap; Elvis Lives! digs up The King.

Stream Dream

Twenty gone-but-great (some good-ish) TV series to stream right now.
Don't Trust the B in Apt.

Viva Shark Vegas

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens hits Sin City; Squidbillies are 'Merica.
Who's joining Ian Ziering and Tara Reid (apparently, the #AprilLives campaign from Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! worked) this time? David Hasselhoff

Dark Horse

BoJack Horseman returns, tragicomic as ever; Looking says buh-bye.
Prior to the premiere of Season 3, Netflix released promo art that placed cartoon character BoJack Horseman (voiced by Will Arnett) in the same league as troubled dramatic TV anti-heroes Tony Soprano, Don Draper and Frank Underwood. It's no joke.

School's In

Vice Principals takes Eastbound & Down to class; BrainDead isn't dead yet.
The pair play high school vice principals vying to replace the retiring principal

Law & Disorder

The Night Of takes on the (in)justice system; Mr. Robot is back for the re-hack.
Much tense and ssslllooowww drama unfolds from there, with none-too-subtle callouts to an overtaxed justice system

Rock On

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll is still dumb fun; Killjoys and Dark Matter return.
As Season 2 opens, Johnny Rock (Leary) and his Assassins bandmates react to the death of a fellow musician

Killer Queen

Queen of the South heats up USA; Roadies is out of tune.
Now let's see if USA's audience is ready for a Scarface/Blow/Narcos mashup fronted by a Latina.

Manson Family Values

Aquarius is back on Charles Manson's trail; American Gothic is more dim than dark.
Hodiak becomes caught up in another missing-girls case while still making time to snark at hippies

Summer TV 2016

[Most] Everything Debuting and Returning in June, July and August
Ride With Norman Reedus (AMC; Sunday, June 12) Series Debut: The Walking Dead star gets his own motorcycle road-trip series because AMC sure as hell wasn't going to tell him no.


Outcast brings the satanic scares; Feed the Beast arrives undercooked.
While the fanboys are nerd-raging against each other over the authenticity of AMC's Preacher, here comes another way-adult, based-on-a-comic-book property:

Fall Fails

What to "look forward to" this fall from the broadcast networks.
The majority of their proposed 2016-17 season new shows—a relative term, as there's nary a "new" idea among them—look to be complete garbage.

South of Heaven

Preacher makes a hell of a debut; Wayward Pines and Powers return.
Is the story of a touched-by-God boozehound Texas minister, his berserker ex-girlfriend, his sarcastic vampire pal.

Catch Up!

Watch the shows you were told to watch before, already.
All readily available in various on-demand forms?

Belly Laughs

Ali Wong delivers a Baby Cobra; Grace & Frankie and Chelsea are back.
The only column that matters.

Dark Shadows

Penny Dreadful is back and creepy; Person of Interest, and maybe Maron, begin the end.
Penny Dreadful Sunday, May 1 (Showtime) Season Premiere: Showtime's supernatural steampunk soap ... whew ... returns for Season 3 with Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) scattered about the globe, leaving a broken Vanessa (Eva Green) back in dreary old London with no one to confide in but an unorthodox therapist (Patti LuPone) and a sexy zoologist (Christian Camargo). For a dark fantasy series filled with vampires, witches and monsters, Penny Dreadful spools out plenty of deep character development and rich drama for players—particularly Vanessa; Green should be up for all of the awards—who could easily fall flat and camp-ridiculous.


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