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TV: Can one scene get Jeffrey Dean Morgan an Emmy for ‘The Walking Dead’?

Fans of “The Walking Dead” are probably still wrestling with worry over one of the most talked about cliffhangers in recent TV history. Season six’s vexing finale saw the obfuscated onset of someone’s death. Whose fate was sealed by Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) an unhinged sadist and his spike garnished bat Lucille? We won’t know […]

"Arrangement in Grey and Black" - A prominent Boston family reels in the wake of the chilling discovery that someone in their midst is linked to an infamous string of murders, on the series premiere of  "American Gothic," Wednesday, June 22 (10:00-11:00PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network.  Juliet Rylance, Antony Starr, Virginia Madsen, Justin Chatwin, Megan Ketch, Elliot Knight, Stephanie Leonidas and Gabriel Bateman star.  Pictured: Megan Ketch (Tessa Ross),  Justin Chatwin (Cam Hawthorne)  Photo: Claire Folger/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

TV Review: ‘American Gothic’ Misses the Mark

An American family is caught in the middle of a national scandal as its members grapple with secrets and cover-ups. If this sounds familiar it’s because ABC treaded in these treacherously familiar waters earlier this year with the Joan Allen starrer “The Family.” The show also shouldn’t be confused as a revival of the short-lived […]

ARCHER -- "The Figgis Agency" -- Episode 701 (Airs Thursday, March 31, 10:00pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Cyril Figgis (voice of Chris Parnell), Malory Archer (voice of Jessica Walter), Pam Poovey (voice of Amber Nash), Agent Sterling Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin), Agent Lana Kane (voice of Aisha Tyler), Cheryl (voice of Judy Greer), Agent Ray Gillette (voice of Adam Reed). CR: FX

FX’s ‘Archer’ Renewed for Three More Seasons

Read the Press Release: LOS ANGELES, June 21, 2016 – The hit animated comedy series Archer has been renewed for three more seasons, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Archer will return for an eight-episode season 8 in early 2017, followed by […]

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TV Review: “O.J.: Made in America” is a compelling docu-series on the man and L.A.

Back in February, I was caught up in the O.J. Simpson craze sweeping the nation. The Ryan Murphy produced “People vs. O.J. Simpson” had just debuted on FX and received nearly universal praise. The series followed trial of Simpson for the murder of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and waiter/model Ron Goldman. Part of what […]

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Emmys 2016: Are ‘House of Cards’ and Netflix Ready for the Drama Series spotlight?

Political scandal, a contentious race for presidency, a First Lady fighting for candidacy, domestic terrorism – these sound more like news headlines from just this last year, but “House of Cards” bridges the gap between fiction and reality, showcasing there’s often truth to fantasy and hyperbole to facts. The latest season of the acclaimed Netflix […]

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TV: ‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ and Ellie Kemper’s Time with the Emmys Has Come

The first season of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” made strides for its depiction of post-trauma life, allowing its protagonist to be the symbol of hope, positivity and, yes, even laughter. The second season of the Netflix show reunites viewers with the contagiously affable Kimmy (Ellie Kemper), a young woman who restarts her life in New York […]

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TV: 10 Shows We Hope Aren’t Ignored by the Emmys

Like any award season, there are many shows that will wake up on Emmy morning without any nominations. Viewer’s time is split between so many shows, it’s hard to get to everything in the TV landscape. With that in mind, I’m running down 10 shows that I hope the Emmys won’t miss out on. Before we get started, I’m […]

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Emmys 2016: Could ‘Master of None’ Do Big Things for Netflix and Aziz Ansari?

Late last year, comedian Aziz Ansari impressed everyone with his approachably funny and, at times, poignantly serious debut series “Master of None,” in which he created, stars, executive-produces and, occasionally, wrote and directed. The show, which premiered on Netflix in November, made headlines for Ansari’s – who co-created the show with his “Parks and Recreation” […]

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TV Recap: TNT’s ‘Animal Kingdom’ Puts Ellen Barkin Back on the Map

In 2010, writer and director David Michôd premiered his indie Australian drama “Animal Kingdom,” which starred Guy Pearce and Jacki Weaver (in a role that earned her a best supporting actress Oscar nomination the following year), about a teenager who moves in with his estranged grandmother and uncles and quickly finds himself in a world […]

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TV Recap: CBS’ ‘BrainDead’ Premieres and lives up to its name

It’s not difficult to balance sci-fi and comedy, as countless Hollywood examples have demonstrated, e.g., “Men in Black,” “Spaceballs” and “Mars Attacks,” even the political milieu has been utilized several times, which is why CBS’ new Horror/Comedy/Drama series “BrainDead” feels like it’s coming up short. It’s not funny enough to be a comedy, not scary […]

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TV: Why I’m not celebrating Superman’s introduction to ‘Supergirl’

Recently, “Supergirl” executives announced that they were looking to cast an actor to fill the iconic Superman shoes and play Clark Kent/Kal-El for the first two episodes next season. This announcement came after the once-CBS series made its new home at its sister network The CW – a more fitting marriage, considering the network’s already […]

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TV: Can ABC Get an Emmy for ‘American Crime’ in Limited Series?

The first season of ABC’s “American Crime” was a stellar debut from “12 Years a Slave” scribe John Ridley, dissecting themes like racism, class and the correctional system in modern-day America. The second season, somehow, managed to exceed all expectations as it dealt with the sensitive subject of sexual assault between two male high school […]