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TV Review: ‘The Tick’ on Amazon

It’s easy to see why “The Tick” has been revived again and again. Born as an unlikely comic-book hero in the ‘80s, the title character’s relentless …

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‘Episodes’ Season 5 Review: Matt LeBlanc Wraps the Best Work of His Career With a Sharp Final Year

The Showtime comedy digs into its main characters' emotions — or what's left of them — in a final season worth savoring.<p>“Episodes” began as a …

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It’s The Beginning Of The End For The Great ‘Halt And Catch Fire’

“You need to put this behind you, start fresh, and move on,” Joe MacMillan tells ex-lover Cameron Howe early in the fourth and final season of <i>Halt and Catch Fire</i>, right after she’s just suffered a major career setback.<p>“It’s not that easy for me,” Cameron laments.<p>For Joe, starting over from scratch …

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The Grand Feminist Legacy of Orphan Black

A young brunette, part sharp-tongued street urchin and part morally questionable con woman, scans the train platform when her kohl-rimmed weary eyes …

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Planning Séries – Diffusions US

<b>Toutes les dates de diffusion des séries américaines sur les chaînes US : networks, câble et streaming.</b><p><b>Page mise à jour le 11/08/17</b><p><b>Dernières dates</b> …

Has Netflix’s Ted Sarandos Rescued (or Ruined) Hollywood?

For a soft-spoken man, Ted Sarandos makes a lot of thunderous news. Just consider the headlines he’s generated over the last week alone with a …

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What Shonda Rhimes’ Big Move Could Mean for Netflix, Broadcast TV and Her Shows

As one of the “Grey’s Anatomy” doctors might put it: “<i>Seriously</i>?!”<p>Netflix has lured Shonda Rhimes away from ABC. It’s a coup for the streaming giant, …

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TV Review: The Defenders showdown falls just short of being super

In the long-awaited superhero gathering of <i>The Defenders</i>, Marvel’s playing catchup in more ways than one. First, the comic giant’s studio arm has to make the necessary (re)introductions to <i>Daredevil</i><i>,</i> <i>Jessica Jones</i><i>,</i> <i>Luke Cage</i><i>,</i> and<i>Iron Fist</i>, whose team-up was scheduled before Charlie Cox first stepped …

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TV Review: ‘Marlon’ on NBC

Marlon Wayans stars in a family sitcom about navigating co-parenting through an amicable divorce<p>In “Marlon,” comedian Marlon Wayans plays Marlon …

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Power Rankings!: Comedies You Need to Watch Before Anything Else

THR's chief TV critic ranks the comedies you should prioritize above all other viewing right now.<p>Oh, this is a tremendous feeling, being so free, …

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Don’t ruin streaming by turning it into cable

Technology was going to free us from cable. It’s right there in the phrase “cord cutting” — a liberation from the bonds of traditional television. This is supposed to be the era of on-demand entertainment, when we don’t have to subscribe to some bloated cable package in order to get the content we …

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‘The Defenders’ (Eventually) Assemble In Netflix’s Latest Marvel Drama

You’ve got three basic types of superhero team:<p>First, you have your all-star collection of popular, pre-existing characters: your Avengers, your Justice Leagues, all the way back to the Justice Society of America in 1940.<p>Second, you have teams made up of characters — often ones created specifically …

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'Atypical': TV Review

Netflix's newest series stars Jennifer Jason Leigh and Michael Rapaport as the parents of an autistic teen.<p>If enjoy watching good shows with the …

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TV Review: ‘Get Shorty’ on Epix

Fine performances and dry humor can’t stop the viewer from comparing the drama to the original brilliant film<p>The problem with adapting any beloved …

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In season 3, Rick and Morty is still one of TV’s most inventive shows

This season is off to a devastating, furious start.<p><i>Every Sunday, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can</i> <i>read the archives here</i><i>. The episode of the week for July 29 through August 5 is “Rickmancing the Stone,” the second episode of</i> …

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Power Rankings!: Dramas You Need to Watch Before Anything Else

THR's chief TV critic ranks the dramas you should prioritize above all other viewing right now.<p>Hey, the Power Rankings! are back! (Sound of gleeful …

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TV Review: Amazon’s ‘Comrade Detective,’ From Channing Tatum

A “lost” piece of “Soviet propaganda” makes for a destabilizing parody that has just one gimmick and three careful hours to explore it<p>Even after …

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Will TV Finales Stop Mattering?

Ever since NBC announced plans for a <i>Will & Grace</i> revival, fans have wondered exactly how the new episodes would deal with the events of the original series finale, which covered the next two decades in the lives of the characters, as Will and Grace each had kids and went through a period of …

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The Sinner Is a Superbly Executed Murder Mystery

In a TV era increasingly defined by trauma and violence, <i>The Sinner</i> still stands out. There’s only one savage act in the pilot of this USA Network …

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The ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ Gang Reunites Again, ‘Ten Years Later’

“This whole reunion was a mistake,” Gerald “Coop” Cooperberg (Michael Showalter) insists late in <i>Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later</i>.<p>It’s hard to blame Coop for this sentiment. Not only does he suffer various humiliations during a reunion of his fellow counselors from Camp Tigerclaw, but …

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'The Guest Book': TV Review

TBS' anthology comedy series occasionally charms despite the dearth of guffaws.<p>The story goes that writer Greg Garcia (<i>My Name Is Earl</i>) came up with …

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James Van Der Beek is the best part of Viceland's What Would Diplo Do?: EW Review

We gave it a <b>B-</b><p>Executive produced by Diplo himself, Viceland’s first scripted comedy is a spoof of the EDM scene centering on a fictionalized version of the titular DJ (portrayed by James Van Der Beek, because why not?) as he makes music while also contending with imaginary ninjas who ruin his …

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'Mr. Mercedes': TV Review

Brendan Gleeson and Harry Treadaway deliver intensity in Audience Network's promisingly adapted Stephen King thriller.<p><i>Mr. Mercedes</i> is a fine example …

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If Discovery’s Unabomber Series Is a Hit, It Could Launch a New Network Franchise – Adweek

From Shark Week to Deadliest Catch to Motor Mondays, Discovery Channel has climbed the Nielsens thanks to a number of tent-pole franchises. Now, the …

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TV Review: ‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Starring James Van Der Beek

In a surprisingly brilliant performance, Van Der Beek plays the famous and clueless international DJ — in a show produced by Diplo himself<p>Imagine …

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TV Review: The spirit of Wet Hot American Summer is alive and well Ten Years Later

Michael Showalter and David Wain have an ear for dialogue. It’s one of the things that makes them such sharp film parodists, the type who don’t settle for re-staging a famous scene or putting a popular film’s words in a new context. They pick up on the bigger picture—how that scene looks, or how …

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'Manhunt: Unabomber': TV Review

Paul Bettany is terrific and Sam Worthington tries hard in Discovery's eight-hour look at FBI attempts to capture the Unabomber.<p>With <i>Avatar</i> star Sam …

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The Sinner Review: Jessica Biel Goes Dark in USA's Haunting 'Whydunit'

<i>The Sinner</i> is an interesting experiment in form: Can you still have a whodunit when you already know who done it? USA Network’s new eight-episode …

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The Strain was supposed to be FX’s Walking Dead. What happened?

The show has worm vampires and breeding camps and blood. But it forgot one important thing.<p><i>Every Sunday, we pick a new episode of the week. It could be good. It could be bad. It will always be interesting. You can</i> <i>read the archives here</i><i>. The episode of the week for July 23 through 29 is</i> <i>“The Blood</i> …

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