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
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
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).
Jon Stewart might not be the only host of The Daily Show —
Craig Kilborn hosted the original program from 1996-98 — but the
comedian-commentator will always be associated with his work on the
show, spanning from 1999 through this week’s final episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (11 p.m. Thursday, Comedy Central).
When word spread that brothers Nick and
Drew Lachey — Cincinnati natives of 98 Degrees fame — were not only
opening a bar in their hometown but also documenting the experience on
A&E, the legitimacy of both ventures was questionable at best.
The 2015 Emmy Awards nominees were
announced last Thursday, stacking some of the best television shows,
specials and movies against one another. Andy Samberg will host the big
show on Sept. 20, but here’s what we know so far.
As we approach the finals of Wimbledon,
the oldest tennis tournament in the world (which continues in London
through Sunday), HBO presents a look at the intensity of the sport
through the eyes of two world-class athletes and the spectators that
watched their hard work and dedication come to fruition. Just kidding.