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Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Uncorked captures the stress, skill and excitement that goes into preparing for a test only about 8 percent of folks pass. The new series follows six sommeliers preparing for the 2015 Master exam, which means lots of flashcards, small competitions and endless bottles of vino.  

Nathan Fielder Keeps on Trollin’

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
As a big fan of Nathan For You I was concerned that the show’s satirical shtick would wear off fast. But three seasons in, nothing seems to be stopping the show’s mastermind, Nathan Fielder.  

‘Leftovers’ Promises No Miracles, Much Mysticism

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The premiere season of The Leftovers (9 p.m. Sundays, HBO) focused on the fallout from the “Great Departure” of 140 million people who mysteriously vanished one day in 2011.  

Aziz Ansari ‘Masters’ Personal, Dark Comedy

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Since beloved comedy Parks and Recreation ended its seventh and final season earlier this year, fans have been jonesing for their Tom Haverford fix. With Master of None (Series Premiere Friday, Netflix) Ansari is back. But don’t expect any Haverford hijinks.  

Halloween Vibes

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 21, 2015
With October 31 just around the corner, there’s plenty on TV to get you in the Halloween spirit.  

Hey, Mr. Knickerbocker

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
When we last saw New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, it was in a state of shambles. The institution’s first chief of surgery killed himself after an unsuccessful operation, and his replacement, mad-genius Dr. Thackery, had turned to a deadly diet of cocaine and opium to meet the job’s demands.   

Checking in at the Hotel Cortez

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
We’ve moved into the Murder House, been institutionalized in the Asylum, entered the Coven and joined the Freak Show. This week, fans will check into American Horror Story: Hotel (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX).  

The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive on The Splat

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Remember the golden years of Nickelodeon? You know, Tommy Pickles, orange blimps, Ren & Stimpy, Stick Stickly, gak? Well, just like No Doubt, the tattoo choker and Good Burger — thanks, Jimmy Fallon — ’90s Nick shows are making a comeback, too.  

Spoiler Alert: ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Is a Lie

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
As The Last Man on Earth (Season Premiere, 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Fox) returns this week, we already know a few things: First off, the title is a blatant lie. Phil Miller (Will Forte) is not the last man on Earth. He’s not the last (hu)man on Earth. He’s not the last male on Earth. He’s not even the last Phil Miller on Earth.  

Everything Old Is New Again: The Muppets

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Jim Henson’s Muppets — fun fact: it’s a combination of “marionette” and “puppet” — are bona fide pop culture icons and celebrities.  

Dr. Lahiri and Friends Start Residency at Hulu

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Fans of The Mindy Project (Season Premiere Tuesday, Hulu) would be hard-pressed to explain the comedy’s lackluster reception on Fox.   

Fall TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Labor Day weekend means two things for television viewers — basically none of your shows are on this week, but Fall TV is right around the corner!

‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff Explores New Territory

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
With the undeniable success of AMC’s The Walking Dead, it makes sense that the network would produce a spinoff. Fear the Walking Dead (9 p.m. Sundays, AMC) promises zombie-apocalypse action in the fictional universe fans have come to love, with a different setting, cast and timeline.  

IFC Ushers in New Age of Parody

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Just last month, HBO aired the hilariously absurd 7 Days In Hell, a fake sports documentary following two fictional tennis rivals played by Kit Harington and Andy Samberg. IFC ups the ante by debuting an entire series of faux documentaries with the new comedy Documentary Now! (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday).  

Heroes and Tragedies

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
From True Detective to a true story, Sundays on HBO feature new programming for the remainder of the month with Show Me A Hero (Miniseries Premiere, 8 p.m. Sunday, HBO).