CityBeat - Television http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-235-1-television.html <![CDATA[Summer TV Preview - ]]>

Check out these new seasons and series debuting this summer.

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<![CDATA[Hypothetical Endings for the 'Mad Men' Series Finale - ]]> Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story itself.]]> <![CDATA[The Struggle Is Real - ]]> Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing growing pains.]]> <![CDATA[Survival of the Averagest - ]]>

In most apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller is none of these things.

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<![CDATA[Stranger Than Fiction, Funnier Than Reality - ]]> Comedians playing fictional versions of themselves on scripted television is nothing new — just ask Lucille Ball or Jerry Seinfeld — but it’s certainly a hot trend right now.]]> <![CDATA[The Clone Zone - ]]> The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black is one of the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title.]]> <![CDATA['Game of Thrones' Progresses into Uncharted Territory - ]]> As many know, Game of Thrones (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. But what happens when the show’s progression surpasses that of the source material?]]> <![CDATA[End of an Era - ]]> Like a film femme fatale from that era, Mad Men lured audiences in with the idealistic beauty of men and women who dressed up every day to go out into a picturesque world that seemed so different from ours — something perfectly embodied by the impossibly handsome and charming Don Draper and the advertising industry in general.]]> <![CDATA[HBO Doc Shines New Light on Scientology - ]]> Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO), based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, looks to dispel rumors and drop some serious information about Scientology on the masses.]]> <![CDATA[Local Swingers Bring A&E Back to Cincinnati - ]]>

TV network A&E must really like Cincinnati: There’s a show about Nick and Drew Lachey’s sports bar venture in the works; numerous local police have been featured on The First 48; and who could forget Rowhouse Showdown?

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<![CDATA[Spring TV Preview - ]]>

With the start of Daylight Saving and the season’s final snowpocalypse behind us (fingers crossed), it’s finally starting to feel like spring. Here’s what to watch in the coming warmer weeks.

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<![CDATA[The One Talent Competition Show Worth Watching - ]]>

Before “supermodel of the world” RuPaul debuted her reality drag competition show in 2009, she said, “To be a winner on this show the contestants need to be a fashion designer, an American Idol and a top model all rolled up into one.

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<![CDATA[Hail to the Chief - ]]>

After fans were teased by its brief availability online two weeks ago — a “bug,” they say — the next chapter of House of Cards (Season Premiere, Friday, Netflix) is finally here.

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<![CDATA[Bye Bye, Li’l Parks Show - ]]>

After seven seasons celebrating local government, breakfast foods and Mouse Rat, it’s time to bid farewell to Leslie Knope and all the residents of Pawnee as Parks and Recreation (8 p.m. Tuesday, NBC) comes to a close this week with a one-hour series finale. 

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<![CDATA[‘Serial’ Fans: Take Note of ‘The Jinx’ - ]]> For fans of the This American Life spin-off podcast Serial, now is the waiting period. The popular podcast, which examined the 1999 murder of 18-year-old Hae Min Lee and her ex-boyfriend Adnan Sye]]> <![CDATA[Who You Gonna Call? Saul Goodman! - ]]>

Better Call Saul (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC) looks at the titular character before he was Mr. Goodman.

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<![CDATA[Football-centric Fare for Super Bowl Week - ]]>

Football: Most people enjoy the game, some consider the sport their religion and others pretend to not even know what it is, filing it under the athletic umbrella of “sportzball.”

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<![CDATA[Celebrating the Average in ‘Togetherness’ - ]]>

HBO’s newest addition to the Sunday dramedy lineup is the TV debut from filmmaker brothers Jay and Mark Duplass.

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<![CDATA[New and Returning Comedies Hijack Wednesday Nights - ]]>

If you’re in need of a hump day pick-me-up, Comedy Central and FXX have you covered, starting this week.

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<![CDATA[Not Those Kinds of ‘Girls’ - ]]>

With Lena Dunham’s omnipresence in the media between the build-up for and release of her book Not That Kind of Girl and her controversial Tweet/hair color/relationship du jour, it’s easy to forget we’re due for a new season of Girls (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO).

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