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Posted May 25, 2016in On The Tube

Fall fails

  What to “look forward to” this fall from the broadcast networks. It’s been a rough couple of seasons for broadcast network television. Programming competition from cable and streaming services [...]

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Posted May 18, 2016in On The Tube

South of Heaven

    “Preacher” makes a hell of a debut; “Wayward Pines” and “Powers” return.   “Preacher” Sunday, May 22 (AMC) Series Debut: The uninitiated have no idea what the hell [...]

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Posted May 04, 2016in On The Tube

Belly laughs

  Ali Wong delivers a “Baby Cobra”; “Grace & Frankie” return for Round 2. “Ali Wong: Baby Cobra” Friday, May 6 (Netflix) Stand-Up Special: Ali Wong is one of the [...]

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Posted April 27, 2016in On The Tube

Dark shadows

  “Penny Dreadful” is back and creepy; “Person of Interest” begins the end.   “Penny Dreadful” Sunday, May 1 (Showtime) Season Premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap returns for Season 3 [...]

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Posted April 13, 2016in On The Tube

“Orphan Black” returns with multiplied tension; “The Night Manager” bests Bond.

“Orphan Black” Thursday, April 14 (BBC America) Season Premiere: Tense sci-fi soap “Orphan Black” has so much going within its clone-crowded narrative that the news of out-there musician Peaches appearing [...]

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Posted April 06, 2016in On The Tube

Are you experienced?

“The Girlfriend Experience” takes sex seriously; “Dice” rolls snake eyes. “The Girlfriend Experience” Sunday, April 10 (Starz) Series Debut: No Starz series has ever arrived with as much critic-melting pageantry [...]

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Posted April 01, 2016in On The Tube

Hard times

    “Banshee” returns for one last brutal run; good riddance, “American Idol.”   “Banshee” Friday, April 1 (Cinemax) Season Premiere: Anyone flinching at the hand-to-hand-combat brutality of “Daredevil” has [...]

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Posted March 23, 2016in On The Tube

Love and money

“The Catch” Thursday, March 24 (ABC) Series debut: A Shonda Rhimes production batting cleanup on ABC’s hottest night, which she essentially owns (“Scandal,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Grey’s [...]

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Posted March 16, 2016in On The Tube

Devil’s night

“Daredevil” Friday, March 18 (Netflix) Season Premiere: Compared to Ben Affleck’s “Daredevil,” the 2004 Thomas Jane-led “Punisher” flick wasn’t that bad — but Jon Bernthal (“The Walking Dead”) is the [...]

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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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