Blah & Order

Notorious is criminally dumb; Van Helsing puts a femme spin on the vampocalypse.

4:20 Sharp

High Maintenance is more than a stoner comedy; fall TV gets underway.

Killing Time

Quarry nails '70s crime-noir; Masters of Sex gets nailed in the '70s.

Coke and Dagger

Narcos continues the hunt for Escobar; Donald Glover's Atlanta just happens.
It's also a bit more personal, with Moura revealing the man behind the monster on occasion


The Strain continues the vampire invasion; You're the Worst remains the best.
New Yorkers are on their own to fight The Strain, but what's a little vampire takeover after beating back a Sharknado?

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.
The Get Down Friday, Aug. 12 (Netflix) Series Debut: It's the last Prestige TV Debut of the summer, and viewers and critics alike are probably going to go easier on Baz Luhrmann's The Get Down than they did on that other high-profile '70s NYC musical history tour, HBO's Vinyl. It's nearly as messy as that Martin Scorsese/Mick Jagger rock 'n' roll blowout, but The Get Down, which chronicles the origins of hip-hop in the Bronx, uses that chaos to better effect—it just takes a few episodes to, well, get down to it.

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.


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