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THE MICK Review: “The Balloon”

the mick excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – The Mick still needs to work on some pacing issues, but it’s finally finding its funny footing.

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A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS Review: Season One, Part One

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A Series of Unfortunate Events features the tragic lives of the three Baudelaire children, in which they lose their parents in a fire and must evade the clutches of Count Olaf, a despicable villain after their family fortune. Along the way, they encounter strange guardian after strange guardian, each new tragedy observed and narrated by melancholy author Lemony Snicket.

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MACGYVER Review: “Large Blade”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – MacGyver ramps up the tension and stakes in “Large Blade.” With a storyline that isn’t afraid to pile on the complications for our protagonists, the episode proves to be the best yet in this season of the show.

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CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Review: “Will Scarsdale like Josh’s Shayna Punim?”

crazy ex girlfriend excerpt Crazy Ex-Girlfriend takes the shine off Josh in “Will Scarsdale like Josh’s Shayna Punim?” The cracks in Rebecca’s fantasy life start to show when Rebecca takes Josh to meet her family. Meanwhile, Darryl is left to deal with the mean new boss at the law office who keeps terrorizing the employees.

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Michael Jackson Film in the Works at Lifetime

Jackson excerptThe King of Pop’s story is returning to the small screen in a new TV movie following Michael Jackson’s final years through the eyes of one of his bodyguards, Lifetime revealed at TCA today.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Rebranding”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 12 – Cloud Nine corporate comes to the store to oversee a new product launch, causing Jonah to question whether or not he wants to return to business school and Mateo to struggle to hide the fact that he’s dating Jeff.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “What’s My Motivation?”

The Good Place ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – The plot thickens in this week’s The Good Place, but still leaves room for funny and charming character moments.

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PURE GENIUS Review: “Touch and Go”

pure genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – In this week’s episode of Pure Genius, Nina pushes Bell to defy the FDA by using an unapproved treatment to slow the progression of a patient’s terminal illness. Meanwhile, tension grows between Dr. Verlaine and Dr. Brockett as Bell and Dr. Brockett bond while working together to cure another patient’s rare skin disease.

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FX Announces “American Horror Story” Renewal, While “Atlanta” Star Donald Glover Gets Overall Deal

AHS ExcerptThis morning at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour, FX gave updates on several of their original programs. As a channel that is largely getting more and more attention, critically and on the awards circuit, all eyes were on their various panels.

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LETHAL WEAPON Review: “Lawmen”

Lethal Weapon ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – Riggs and Murtaugh trace the Lethal Weapon used to kill a Texas Ranger to their brothers at the Sheriff’s department and uncover a dangerous secret that could end Captain Avery’s career. Murtaugh stretches his integrity as far as he can to balance what’s right with what’s needed for true justice.

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INCORPORATED Review: “Executables”

incorporated excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – This week’s Incorporated finds Aaron’s mind reading machine up and running to both his advantage and disadavntage. Meanwhile, Laura may have gotten help in the Red Zone while Theo loeses himself further to Terrence.

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FREQUENCY Review: “Negative Copy”

Frequency Excerpt Season 1, Episode 11 – As Frequency continues to gear up toward the finally, things get way darker and slightly more interesting. There is just a lot of murder in the water over in the woods of Queens.

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THE GOLDBERGS Review: “Snow Day”

the goldbergs excerpt codeSeason 4, Episode 12 – The Goldbergs does its very Goldberg-y best in “Snow Day.” With simple but entertaining storylines, the episode is well done in its execution, but not overtly exciting.

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BLACK-ISH Review: “Lemons”

Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 12 – Black-ish addresses the election in a timely, resonant episode. Set eight weeks after the election, the Johnsons deal with the uncertainty, despair, and other feelings that have plagued many of us since Trump’s surprise win.

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STAR Review: “Next of Kin”

star excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – After a meeting with her angelic mother, Simone has to choose whether she wants to depart this world, or stay in it with her sister. As for Star, Alex and everyone else, they’re dealing with more worldly problems, hoping to get their music off the ground and dealing with their self-imposed “mother” Carlotta.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “H-e-r-Hero”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – J.J. is back in the spotlight this week on Speechless, becoming a hero to some high school kid, but Ray has trouble accepting that his own brother could be an inspiration. Maya and Jimmy have trouble securing a good wheelchair for their son, so they take it to the track – in more ways than one.

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Lee Daniels Confirms “Empire” Spinoff Series as Main Show Gets Season 4 Renewal

Empire ExcerptAt the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour today, Empire creator Lee Daniels confirmed to press that conversations were happening at Fox about a spinoff for his hit series set in the world of the music industry.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Snowstorm”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – American Housewife gives us a glimpse of what Viv can be like when she’s honest. Unfortunately, she is still annoying af.

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SHOOTER Review: “Ballistic Advantage”

shooter excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Bob Lee makes a deal with the villain Shooter for the safety of his family, Memphis is faced with dilemmas she never trained for and Meachum pays a price for his bad behavior. Julie proves to be a much more difficult hostage than Payne imagined and we lose one of the show favorites heading into the finale.

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THE MICK Review: “The Buffer”

the mick excerpt Season 1, Episode 3 – The Mick is finally finding its footing and its funny, as the characters come together to solve problems.

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TABOO Review: “Shovels and Keys”

taboo excerpt Season 1, Episode 1 – James Delaney appears in London like a ghost after having been presumed dead and missing for the last ten years on Taboo. Incredible rumors have followed him, tales of savagery and witchcraft, and he’s come to claim his birthright as his father’s heir, but it puts him on a collision course with the East India Company. How will one man compete with a company more powerful than nations?

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THIS IS US Review: “The Right Thing To Do”

This is Us ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – In the midseason premiere, the Pearsons try to tug at our heartstrings and are mostly successful.

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AGENTS OF SHIELD Review: “Broken Promises”

Agents of SHIELD ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 9 – Agents of SHIELD plays with killer robots, mad science, and corrupt politicians in its action-packed return from hiatus. It plays every sci-fi trope just straight enough to pull the rug out from under you in the precise style this show has slowly cultivated through the seasons.

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NO TOMORROW Review: “No Time Like the Present”

No Tomorrow ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – No Tomorrow reminds us all that this show is worth the time in “No Time Like the Present.” With solid humor and compelling plot reveals, the episode sets up what is sure to be a climatic and cute season (and hopefully not series!) finale.

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The Coen Brothers to Write and Direct the Limited Series “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Coen Brothers ExcerptFor the first time, Joel and Ethan Coen will be directing and writing a television series — more specifically, the limited series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for Annapurna Television.

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Freeform Gives Series Order to Magazine Drama “The Bold Type” from “Parenthood” Writer

The Bold Type ExcerptFreeform has given a 12-episode series order to the upcoming drama The Bold Type. Sarah Watson, a writer for Parenthood, created the show, which is inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Joanna Coles.

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Hasbro Launching Digital Series “Hanazuki: Full of Treasures”

hasbro excerptToy juggernaut Hasbro is preparing to release Hanazuki: Full of Treasures, a digital webseries with daily eleven-minute episodes, targeted at tween girls. Following its premiere, Hasbro will launch an app in April and roll out toys and clothes connected to the series’ character in June.

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ABC Gives Pilot Order to Reba McEntire Gothic Soap From “Desperate Housewives” Creator

reba-excerptABC has handed out its first drama pilot of the season to a yet-to-be-titled project starring Reba McEntire from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry. This will mark a reunion between Cherry and the Disney-owned network.

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BEYOND Review: “Ties That Bind”

beyond excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Freeform’s Beyond proves consistently entertaining and flawed in its third episode, building on the mythology behind Holden’s odd powers and providing some interesting twists that may just surprise you.

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The Good Fight – Official Trailer (Bernadette Peters, Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie)

Good FightThe Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife.

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