Monday, October 5, 2015

Posted September 30, 2015in Featured Story, On The Tube

Ice holes

“Benders” Thursday, Oct. 1 (IFC) Series Debut: Denis Leary has produced shows firefighters (“Rescue Me”), EMTs (“Sirens”) and music (“Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), so it was inevitable that he’d get around to another of his obsessions: hockey. “Benders”’ beer-soaked concept of an amateur hockey league that spends more time bro-bonding and trash-talking off

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Posted September 23, 2015in Featured Story, On The Tube

Vegas, Baby!

“The Player” Thursday, Sept. 24 (NBC) Series Debut: Phillip Winchester (“Strike Back”) plays Alex Cane, an ex-FBI operative now working as a Las Vegas security consultant who’s approached by the mysterious “Mr. Johnson” (Wesley Snipes — yes, that Wesley Snipes) to play a game: Try and stop these high-stakes crimes

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Posted September 16, 2015in On The Tube

Tattoo you

“Blindspot” Monday, Sept. 21 (NBC) Series Debut: A naked woman (Jaimie Alexander) turns up in a duffle bag in Times Square, covered in mysterious tattoos and devoid of memory. One of the largest tats is the jumping-off point: “Kurt Weller FBI.” Turns out the ink is a tapestry of clues

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Posted September 09, 2015in On The Tube

Cowboy up

“Longmire” Thursday, Sept. 10 (Netflix) Season Premiere: Cable net A&E canceled modern-day western “Longmire” after its third and strongest-yet season in 2014 because the viewership demo was too old. While A&E forged ahead with inspired new programming like “Neighbors With Benefits” (canceled after two weeks), Netflix picked up “Longmire” for

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Posted September 02, 2015in On The Tube

Love buzz

“The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” Tuesday, Sept. 8 (CBS) Series Debut: No one’s probably more excited about the long-awaited arrival of new “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert than James Corden, who’s been working “The Late, Late Show” for more than three months without a proper lead-in, just reruns of

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Posted August 26, 2015in On The Tube

Dregs of Summer

“Geeks Who Drink” Thursdays (Syfy) New Series: The version of “Geeks Who Drink” you play at the local bar can be fun, but would you watch it? What if it was hosted by the guy who used to be “Chuck” (Zachary Levi) and featured a smattering of semi-celebrities? Yeah, it’s

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Posted August 19, 2015in On The Tube

Dead live

“Documentary Now!” Thursday, Aug. 20 (IFC) Series Debut: Relax, it’s not a real documentary series — IFC doesn’t do that anymore. The former Independent Film Channel is now in the Irregularly Funny Comedy business, and “Documentary Now!” (the exclamation point should’ve been a giveaway) is a faux-doc series from “Portlandia”

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Posted August 12, 2015in On The Tube

Summer rewind

“Another Period” (Comedy Central) After a meh first episode, Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome’s “Downton Abbey”/“Kardashians” parody became bolder and funnier (and dirtier) every week. It’s “Wet Hot 1902 Summer.” “Halt and Catch Fire” (AMC) Just ended and most likely canceled, ’80s tech drama “Halt and Catch Fire” really did

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Posted August 05, 2015in On The Tube

Moment of zen

“The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” Thursday, Aug. 6 (Comedy Central) Series Finale: Jon Stewart’s leaving television much richer with comedic fake news reporting than when he took over “The Daily Show” from Craig Kilborn (‘member him?) in 1999. Now, we have Comedy Central’s own “Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,”

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Posted July 29, 2015in On The Tube

Hot, hot heat

“Wet Hot American Summer” Friday, July 31 (Netflix) Series Debut: You either loved 2001 cult flick “Wet Hot American Summer” or hated it — or liked the first half and meh-ed the second; opinions vary wildly. The new eight-episode Netflix “prequel,” subtitled “First Day of Camp,” reassembles the original cast

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