Axe Cop, Orphan Black

More reviews: Major Lazer, Bitten, Lost Girl

The Comedians, Game of Thrones

More reviews: Louie, Silicon Valley, Veep

Outlander, Mad Men

More reviews: Bacon House Nation, State Fair Terror!, Bar Rescue

Weird Loners, The Walking Dead

More reviews: Going Clear, Mr. Selfridge, Killing Jesus
Thanks to recent left-field hits Empire and The Last Man on Earth, the bar for "weird" has been raised considerably at Fox, and these Weird Loners can't quite reach it.

Bloodline, Childrens Hospital

More reviews: Glee, The Following, Hot GRITS
American television treasure Kyle Chandler (you know him from Friday Night Lights; to me, he'll always be Gary Hobson of Early Edition—Wiki it) returns to the screen of your choosing in Netflix's Bloodline ...

iZombie, Community

More reviews: The Royals, Undateable, One Big Happy
The last Vertigo/DC Comics TV adaptation (Hellblazer to NBC's Constantine) didn't work out, but The CW is an easier fit for comic-book lore these days—even for something as out-there as iZombie.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Returned

More reviews: Dig, CSI: Cyber
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.

The Last Man on Earth, Battle Creek

More reviews: House of Cards, Secrets & Lies, Sex Box
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 ...

The Odd Couple, Vikings

More reviews: The Jack & Triumph Show, Parks & Recreation finale
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 ...

The Slap, Sexy Beasts

More reviews: Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary, Mulaney
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.

Better Call Saul, Allegiance

More reviews: Helix, The Grammys, The Walking Dead
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), ...

Beautiful & Twisted, The Blacklist

More reviews: Duff Till Dawn, Key & Peele, Red Band Society, Fresh Off the Boat
"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 ...

Backstrom, The Americans

More reviews: Black Sails, Sirens, Love Lust or Run
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 ...

12 Monkeys, Justified

More reviews: Portlandia, Togetherness, The Nightly Show
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.

Archer, Banshee, Shameless

Plus: Parks & Recreation, Its Always Sunny, Man Seeking Woman
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.

The Best of TV 2014 Pt. 2

The rest of everything you should revisit, or discover, from last year
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), ...

The Best TV of 2014 Pt. 1

(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

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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