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BLACK-ISH Review: “What Lies Beneath”

Black-ish ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 20 – Dre shows signs of maturity on an otherwise forgettable episode of Black-ish. It’s not the return to form fans might have hoped for after last week’s disaster, but it’s solid.

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DESIGNATED SURVIVOR Review: “One Hundred Days”

Designated Survivor ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 15 – While President Kirkman makes an ambitious speech, in order to bring his administration back on track, the First Lady makes a controversial statement, which creates an unexpected setback. Meanwhile, Agent Wells makes some vital headway in tracking down the mysterious woman involved with the bombing.

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THE MAGICIANS Review: “The Rattening”

the magicians excerptSeason 2, Episode 11 – Something strange is happening in Fillory. Fen is missing, a number of people have been turned into rats, and it may all be Margo’s fault. Quentin and Julia head down to the underworld to rescue Julia’s Shade, but find something else that catches their eye on The Magicians.

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UNDERGROUND Review: “Whiteface”

underground excerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – On this week’s Underground, Cato continues his ostentatious life in the north, but it’s not too long before old enemies threaten it. Meanwhile, Rosalee and Noah reunite and Ernestine mentors another slave.

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THE EXPANSE Review: “Here There Be Dragons”

the expanseexcerptSeason 2, Episode 11 – The Expanse finally shows off some of its monsters in “Here There Be Dragons,” paying off one of its big mysteries in a satisfying way that leaves plenty of room for future plot development. Every character has a chance to test their integrity and to choose their own battles.

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EMPIRE Review: “Strange Bedfellows”

Empire-ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 12 – Empire has it’s first miss of the season, deciding to focus on Hakeem’s birthday and Jamal’s lovelife over the growing legal problems and Anika’s disappearance. The one breakout of the episode has been Nia Long as Giusa, a character who seems to be of an old Mafioso era giving Andre Lyon a real run for his money.

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SPEECHLESS Review: “C-h-Cheater!”

Speechless ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 19 – It started like yet another bad episode of Speechless – obvious setups, poorly drawn characters, and of all things, Ray involved in a pyramid scheme – but a change in tone regarding J.J.’s future brings a needed dose of reality to the series.

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THE PATH Review: “Spiritus Mundi”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 2, Episode 12 – The penultimate episode of The Path has some shocking twists, setting up an explosive (literally) finale. However, despite the drama, Sarah and Hawk’s characterization continues to frustrate.

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You Want to Maximize Your TV Impact? Make a Miniseries

Feud 16 ExcerptIn recent years, we’ve seen more and more miniseries and anthologies on TV and many of them have been incredibly successful. Neil Turitz takes a look at the efficacy of these eight or six-hour stories and all their exploits that give them a leg up on the traditional 22 episode, season-to-season model.

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Freeform Orders Marvel’s “New Warriors” — Featuring the Popular Squirrel Girl — to Series

Squirrel Girl ExcerptFreeform has handed their second straight-to-series order to a Marvel show, this time for the half-hour live-action comedy New Warriors, continuing the network’s trend of focusing on stories about “becomers.”

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Aziz Ansari Eats His Way Through Italy in a Very Euro Trailer for “Master of None” Season 2 (VIDEO)

MoN-excerptThe last season of Master of None left us on a cliffhanger as Dev (Aziz Ansari) broke up with Rachel (Noel Wells) and made a last-minute decision to travel to Italy for what could be his Eat, Pray, Love tour. I don’t know about the “pray” and “love” part, but in the new trailer for the second season, there is plenty of eating — and there is nothing wrong with that.

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13 REASONS WHY Review: Episodes 5-8

13 reasons why excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-8 – The core episodes of 13 Reasons Why continue to tackle themes like sexuality, death, bullying, rape, and more with aplomb, proving why this show is necessary viewing.

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IMPOSTERS Review: “Ladies and Gentleman, the Doctor Is In”

imposters excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – The penultimate episode of Imposters starts to bring things to a close, though not without a few last-minute twists and turns to keep us on our seats. But really, how many times can they pull the “Ezra was in on it the whole time” scheme?

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PRISON BREAK Review: “Ogygia”

prison break excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – Prison Break returns in a nine-episode limited event series featuring the return of the original cast. While the pace moves swiftly, nostalgia overruns the premiere episode as we catch up with the team.

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THE AMERICANS Review: “Lotus 1-2-3”

the americans excerptSeason 5, Episode 5 – Noah Emmerich directs The Americans with a lot of love and Elizabeth makes a few big revelations on her deep cover mission in Kansas. Oleg faces a lovely ambush set by his father and decides to meet with the CIA. Mischa places a call to Philip but it’s Gabriel who shows up for the meet and greet.

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IZOMBIE Review: “Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother”

izombie excerpt Season 3, Episode 1 – iZombie returns with a whole new mission for the third season opener. Liv brings the team together to share their secrets. Clive struggles with his role in the new zombie-human dynamic and loses someone close. Vivian Stoll unveils her plans for the zombie future while Don E thaws the bane of Blaine’s past.

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IMAGINARY MARY Review: “The Mom Seal”

imaginary mary excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – When Ben can’t find a sitter Alice is tasked with picking up Bunny from dance class. Meanwhile, Andy is avoiding driving at all costs.

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BULL Review: “Dressed to Kill”

Bull ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – A fun episode of Bull finds the show leaving behind the dramatics of last week to focus on a murder at Fashion Week. Chunk’s former mentor, a prominent fashion designer, is killed by a poisoned dress during her own show.

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AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE Review: “The Otto Motto”

american housewive excerptSeason 1, Episode 18 – American Housewife teaches us that it is not cool to give up. If that’s the case, then I need to re-evaluate everything I’ve quit in life – jobs, relationships, projects, and “Luke Cage”. This week’s lesson is well-meaning but a little full of poo. IJS.

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AGENTS OF SHIELD Review: “What If…”

Agents of SHIELD ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 16 – Agents of SHIELD rewrites the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe in “What If…” mixing together painstaking attention to MCU detail with a little real-world politics. The differences between SHIELD regular world and the alternate reality provide tension while nothing is changed so much that you divest from the story entirely.

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LEGENDS OF TOMORROW Review: “Aruba”

legends of tomorrow excerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – Season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow wraps up this week with an action packed finale that will have you seeing double. The long awaited season finale has finally come, and it did not (in my opinion) disappoint.

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THE MICK Review: “The Heater”

the mick excerpt Season 1, Episode 14 – The Mick shows the difficulties of motherhood, with Mickey taking a break from her role as head of the family and heading to the casino causes more chaos for the kids than usual.

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FRESH OFF THE BOAT Review: “Time to Get Ill”

fresh off the boat excerptSeason 3, Episode 18 – After a hiatus, Fresh Off the Boat is back with wrestling fever. As an epic wrestling match sweeps Orlando, Jessica gets sick for the first time leaving the Huang men to their own devices as they scheme up a way to order the big Pay-Per-View event.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “The Case Gets Bigger” / “A Change In Defense”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episode 7-8 – Trial & Error brings two back to back laugh out loud funny episodes, with huge pay offs and interesting plot twists.

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Anonymous Content Acquires Upcoming Stephen & Owen King Novel “Sleeping Beauties”

Sleeping Beauties ExcerptAnonymous Content is the latest to get in on the action of adapting a Stephen King property with the acquisition of an upcoming novel King co-wrote with his son, Owen King.

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Freeform Sets Iliza Shlesinger Late-Night Series Premiere

iliza shlesinger excerptDisney-owned Freeform is entering the late-night landscape with Truth & Iliza hosted by Iliza Shlesinger. The series is getting a six-week run start May 2 at 10 p.m. on the network and its digital platforms.

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Disney Orders “That’s So Raven” Spinoff Series

raven excerptDisney Channel continues to mine its hits of yesterday for new series as it has just ordered That’s So Raven spinoff Raven’s Home. The series will star Raven-Symone, Annelise Van Der Pol, Issac Brown, Navia Robinson, Jason Maybaum, and Sky Katz.

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“Daily Show” Correspondent Jordan Klepper to Headline Companion Series

jordan klepper excerptCurrent Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper is the latest comedian to land the post-Daily Show slot, following previous hosts Larry Wilmore with The Nightly Show and Stephen Colbert with The Colbert Report. The 11:30 position has most recently been held by @midnight.

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“The Defenders” Sets Premiere Date with Voyeuristic Teaser (VIDEO)

defendersThe teaser may not be as eventful as the infamous Solange-Jay Z elevator footage, but the 16 seconds will probably garner tons of analysis from super fanboys and fangirls. But when it comes down to it, all the teaser does is announce the premiere date.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Inseparable”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 7 – Bates Motel is crazy af right now. Norman is fully aware of his insanity, but he continues to give in to it. Dylan, his brother, tries to help him, but he realizes he can’t when he witnesses Norman go into full scene mode with “Mother”.

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