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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “The Few Who Dare”

orphan black excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – Orphan Black hits the ground running in its fifth season premiere, “The Few Who Dare.” With Neolution closing in from all sides, the situation has never seemed more dire and difficult for the Clone Club.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “Steel Bars and Stone Walls”

Wynona-Earp-Excerpt Season 2, Episode 1 – Wynonna Earp returns with a new team determined to rescue Agent Dolls from a Black Badge detention facility. Agent Haught senses and tastes something off with Waverly. Waverly uses her new powers to fight monsters but keeps them secret from Wynonna and Doc. The Ghost River Triangle attracts a whole new wave of monsters.

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John Cena Joins Andy Samberg for Drug-Induced Farce “Tour de Pharmacy” (VIDEO)

tour de pharmacyThe “stakes are medium” Jeff Goldblum declares in the hilarious, official trailer for Tour De Pharmacy, the HBO sports mockumentary set to premiere July 8th. The project is the second from Andy Samberg and Murray Miller for the network, who previously did the tennis comedy 7 Days in Hell for the premium network.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Seven”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Albert continues to be the Worst while navigating his separation with Mileva, his scientific pursuits, and the rising war.

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FARGO Review: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”

fargo excerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – The strangest episode of Fargo yet by far. Solid but uneven, the highlight may be a familiar that pops up.

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HOUSE OF CARDS Review: Episodes 9-13

house of cards banner Season 5, Episodes 9-13 – As Frank’s Presidency continues to unravel, it becomes clear the snowballing scandals on House Of Cards are not something he’ll easily be able to weather for the rest of his term. Could the cloud hanging over Frank taint Claire’s chance at becoming President?

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE Review: “The Bridge”

the handmaid's tale excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the penultimate episode of the season The Handmaid’s Tale focuses back on the women, thankfully, but only revs up to season ending level excitement in the final few minutes of the episode.

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iZOMBIE Review: “Return of the Dead Guy”

izombie excerpt Season 3, Episode 10 – iZombie serves Liv another course of Roxanne when Peyton asks for blue-brain assistance with the Weckler case. Ravi stays with Don E. while the Johns brothers broadcast his torture and zombie transformation. Blaine faces a former enemy with a grudge and Major takes command of Fort Lust with his new friend.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline finds herself engaged to Benvolio, and appeals to Prince Escalus to end the betrothal. Meanwhile, Lord Montague schemes with Benvolio to reveal Lord Capulet’s financial ruin, and Lady Capulet suspects Rosaline of coercing Juliet into committing suicide, using Friar Lawrence as her confidant.

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HBO Bringing “Brown Girls” Web Series From Fatimah Asghar and Samantha Bailey to TV

brown-girls-excerptThe OpenTV web series Brown Girls premiered seven episodes earlier this year on Elle.com and immediately became a breakout hit — and HBO noticed. The cabler wasted no time in picking up the series from writer Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey to develop it for television.

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CASUAL Review: “Look at Me”

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – Casual focuses on each character’s relationship pursuits and growth and it’s definitely for the better. This week allows Valerie, Alex and Laura to pursue what they want most, and have it blow up in their face as they all end up finding themselves knee deep in something else.

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Tala Ashe Boards the Waverider Crew as “Legends of Tomorrow” Adds Muslim American Hero

tala ashe excerptThe CW continues to add diversity to its primetime lineup as it has cast Tala Ashe in the role of Zari Adrianna Tomaz for season three of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. The character is a Muslim American woman from the year 2030 who lives in a world of contradictions.

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GOTHAM Review: “Destiny Calling” / “Heavydirtysoul”

Gotham ExcerptSeason 3, Episodes 21-22 – Gotham throws everything into the Season 3, two-hour finale. Alfred fights for Bruce’s soul while Gordon fights the Tetch-virus against a city of rage. Fish consolidates power and snatches Professor Strange for her freak army. Butch challenges Barbara and Penguin and Riddler continue to war over hurt feelings.

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BETTER CALL SAUL Review: “Slip”

excerpt bcs Season 3, Episode 8 – Jimmy can’t seem to help himself on Better Call Saul, and ends up falling into old bad habits. Mike finds a body buried in the desert, and then has to decide what to do with the money he stole from Hector. The big question is whether Nacho will be able to pull off switching Hector’s drugs without being noticed, and what will happen if it works.

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It’s Time to Face the Truth — Peak TV Is Over

Underground ExcerptBetween WGN canceling Underground and turning away from scripted TV overall as well as Netflix canceling a plethora of shows, the bubble is in the process of bursting, as it had to do. After all, there’s no such thing as permanent growth. But this isn’t the end of quality TV, simply the end of the boom.

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Julia Roberts Circling “Homecoming” TV Series from “Mr. Robot” Creator Sam Esmail

julia roberts excerptOscar-winner Julia Roberts is in talks to headline Homecoming from Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail. The project hails from Universal Cable Productions and is based on the fictional podcast of the same name, which debuted last November.

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Al Pacino Tapped to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson HBO Movie

attends the UK Premiere of "Danny Collins" on May 18, 2015 in London, England.Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Eye of the Beholder” / “The New Frontier”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – It’s an action-packed if mostly predictable start to Fear the Walking Dead‘s third season, with plenty of gore. And we say goodbye to one major character.

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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Pilot”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – It’s a shaky start for I’m Dying Up Here as we are introduced to too many characters, very few of whom are likable enough to stick around for.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “A Murder of Gods”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Mr. Wednesday’s crusade of rounding up Gods for his war, lands him and Shadow in a disturbingly gun obsessed town that looks the embodiment of a Trump rally. Meanwhile, Laura becomes more desperate to see Shadow, and I just wish she would go rot somewhere. This has been my favorite episode yet.

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THE LEFTOVERS Review: “The Book Of Nora”

TitleCard Season 3, Episode 8 – Damon Lindeloff breaks his finale curse, and sticks the landing on the final episode of The Leftovers. The Leftovers is an epic series about starting over in the face of tragedy and having a fresh start, but it’s also a touching love story.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part Five”

twin peaks excerpt Season 3, Episode 5 – Like most of the season of Twin Peaks so far, episode five gives us some answers, while at the same time leaving us scratching our heads. Cooper continues to live as Dougie, walking in a daze, as little by little things come back to him. Evil Cooper appears to have a hand in every nefarious thing going on. Major Briggs’ fingerprints keep showing up at crime scenes, does this mean he isn’t really dead?

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Patent Troll”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 7 – Richard faces the first obstacle of Pied Piper’s new Gavin-less company when he attracts the ire of a seasoned patent troll. Meanwhile back at the house, the Dinesh and Gilfoyle deal with Jian Yang’s “smart refrigerator” while Jared looks for business help from an unlikely person.

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THE WHITE PRINCESS Review: “Old Curses”

the white princess excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – The White Princess wraps up this week with a shocking finale that manages to both honor the history we all knew had to happen, and put an entirely new spin on it at the same time.

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HOUSE OF CARDS Review: Episodes 5-8

house of cards banner Season 5, Episodes 5-8 – A constitutional crisis occurs on House Of Cards when Tennessee and Ohio refuse to certify their election results, throwing the vote for Vice President and President to Congress. Can Frank and Claire manipulate their way into keeping power, or is Conway inevitable as the next President?

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Lie of the Land”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 8 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Monks have taken over Earth, recruiting the Doctor to spread their propaganda and leaving Bill and Nardole to save the day. Bill is determined to save the Doctor and the human race from the Monks’ influence, but that will come at the cost of her own life.

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THE SON Review: “The Prophecy”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Young Eli having survived his fall, finds help from an unlikely person. Meanwhile, in the “present,” Eli finds that he’s put something into motion that he can’t undo, even if it means destroying his relationship with Phineas and Pete.

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BLOODLINE Review: Episodes 8-10

bloodline excerpt Season 3, Episodes 8 – 10 – Bloodline closes out the season, and the series, in a disappointing and ambiguous way. An accident happens which makes John question reality, Kevin’s relationship with Roy Gilbert backfires on him, and Sally attempts to sell the Inn and pass the money down to her grandchildren.

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Paul Dano Set For Ben Stiller TV Series “Escape at Dannemoro” With Benicio Del Toro

dano-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.

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Dream It, Risk It, Build It: The Rock Drops a New “Ballers” Trailer Featuring Steph Curry (Video)

Ballers ExcerptIt’s not all fun in the sun down in Miami, as last season saw Spencer dealing with a worrisome addiction to pain killers. It was nice to see the show has something on its mind besides the money, fame and women that come with playing football.

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