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In my Pulitzer-winning Fall TV Preview from September 2014 (look it up), I predicted that midseason replacement shows The Last Man on Earth and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt would never make it to air.
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It's been a looong while since Fox made a truly weird live-action comedy, and they're making up for lost time with The Last Man on Earth, starring ex-Saturday Night Live player Will Forte as Phil Miller, who appears to be the lone human left ...
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Like CBS' recently canceled The Millers, The Odd Couple (a remake of a '70s sitcom, kids) is a case of a killer comedic cast (Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon, Lindsay Sloane, Wendell Pearce and Yvette Nicole Brown) saddled with an annoyingly laugh-tracked ...
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If America learns nothing else from NBC's adaptation of Australian hit The Slap beyond the fact that a successful, pleasant backyard barbecue doesn't include children, I'll consider this "dialogue-starter" a success.
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While the early clickbait reviews touting Better Call Saul as "better than Breaking Bad" may have been premature (only two episodes were made available for preview, fergawdsakes), ...
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"The true story of a couple's obsession, jealousy and greed, which ends in one of the most notorious cold-blooded murders in recent history," says Lifetime of Beautiful & Twisted ...
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Series Debut: "I don't see the worst in everyone. I see the everyone in everyone." That's just one of dozens of hack lines delivered half-heartedly by Rainn Wilson (The Office) in the premiere episode of Backstrom ...
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Series Debut: The 1995 Terry Gilliam film is a sci-fi classic, and Syfy's 12 Monkeys wisely doesn't attempt to replicate it, instead creating a new(ish) story within the framework.
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Season Premiere: After last season's cocaine 'n' country detour, Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and crew are back in the spy game—but no longer as ISIS, since that name's been, uh, compromised.
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You're the Worst (FX) Like the equally surprising Broad City, You're the Worst shattered preconceptions of the "edgy" cable comedy with smarts, heart, bracing moments of relationship realism (and outright debauchery), ...
(Almost) everything you should revisit, or discover, from the past year
True Detective (HBO) Creator/writer Nic Pizzolatto probably screwed himself by launching this mesmerizing crime anthology with stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson at the top of their respective games.
Anger Management finally reaches 100 episodes. In other news, Anger Management is still on
In March 2011, Charlie Sheen was fired from CBS' Two & a Half Men for being, well, more Charlie Sheen than he had been during production of the sitcom's previous seven seasons.
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Syfy has made the case that it's serious about getting back into actual sci-fi this year, and the three-night event Ascension is a helluva convincing capper.
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Series Debut: Noah Wyle's TV-movie adventure trilogy never topped the first outing, 2004's The Librarian: Quest for the Spear; follow-ups Return to King Solomon's Mines (serviceable) and Curse of the Judas Chalice (turrible) ...
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Bojack Horseman (Netflix) Lame sitcom The Millers was a complete waste of Will Arnett—thankfully, CBS has canceled it so he can concentrate on a second season of Bojack Horseman.