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Posted March 09, 2016in On The Tube

Party down

“Party Over Here” Saturday, March 12 (Fox) Series Debut: Fox’s history with late-night comedy programming ranges from near-great (1995-2009’s “MadTV,” 2006-09’s “Talkshow With Spike Feresten”) to passable (the current “Animation [...]

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Posted March 02, 2016in On The Tube

Politics as usual

“The Family” Thursday, March 3 (ABC) Series Debut: ABC has only launched a single winner in the 2015-16 TV season: “Quantico” (aka “Federal Beautiful Investigators,” aka “How to Get Away [...]

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Posted February 24, 2016in On The Tube

Midseason report

You’re probably watching few, if any, Big Four (ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox and NBC) network shows via live broadcast anymore. Hell, you’re probably not even watching on an actual [...]

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Posted February 17, 2016in On The Tube

Bleat emotion

“Love” Friday, Feb. 19 (Netflix) Series Debut: Gillian Jacobs was always the most underrated player in “Community,” a reliable source of dark snark who functioned as a counterpoint to Joel [...]

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Posted February 10, 2016in On The Tube

Rock on

“Vinyl” Sunday, Feb. 14 (HBO) Series Debut: “What? You thought records got played because they’re good?” sniffs American Century Records president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), explaining away his radio-payola tactics [...]

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Posted February 03, 2016in On The Tube

Critter City

“Animals” Friday, Feb. 5 (HBO) Series Debut: The animated “Animals” comes from the Duplass brothers, the guys who brought you HBO’s “Togetherness” and many a far-less-watchable indie-flick, and this sharply-drawn [...]

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Posted January 27, 2016in On The Tube

End days

“You, Me and the Apocalypse” Thursday, Jan. 28 (NBC) Series Debut: A British/American production that may or may not be the prequel to “The Last Man on Earth,” “You, Me [...]

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Posted January 20, 2016in On The Tube

Super-sized

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” Thursday, Jan. 21 (The CW) Series Debut: The Atom, Captain Cold, Heat Wave and other superheroes previously seen on “Arrow” and “The Flash” team up in this sorta spin-off, along [...]

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Posted January 13, 2016in On The Tube

Re-alienated

“Colony” Thursday, Jan. 14 (USA) Series Debut: Set in a dystopian near-future, “Colony” stars Josh Holloway (“Lost”) as a hunky ex-FBI agent torn between aiding mysterious alien overlords’ Earth minions [...]

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Posted January 06, 2016in On The Tube

Blue year

“Shades of Blue” Thursday, Jan. 7 (NBC) Series Debut: A gritty cop drama pitting Jennifer Lopez against Ray Liotta? Sounds like a forgotten ’90s flick you’d run across on TNT [...]

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