The anthology series format — in which a show presents a
different story and characters in each season (or even episode) — is
all the rage on TV right now, as seen in American Horror Story, Black
Mirror, Fargo, True Detective and now, American Crime.
Bona fide cool guy Bill Murray has been
spending some time in Cincinnati lately as his son serves as assistant
coach to the undefeated Xavier men’s basketball team. With Murray always crashing the party, it’s only fitting that we kick off the holiday season by crashing one of his.
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.
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.
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.
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 intoAmerican Horror Story: Hotel(Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX).
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.
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