CityBeat - Television http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-235-1-television.html <![CDATA[‘Vinyl’ Is an Ode to ’70s Rock Heyday - ]]> When Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger team up to transport viewers to the 1970s New York music scene in Vinyl (Series Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO), you know it’s gotta be good.]]> <![CDATA[Duplass-Approved Animated Series Takes Flight - ]]> What started as a silly office pastime evolved into a festival-circuit comedy project that makes its television debut this week.]]> <![CDATA[O.J. Simpson Trial Captivates Viewers 20 Years Later - ]]> Created and written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson recounts the murders of Simpson’s ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Lyle Goldman and the game-changing trial that followed.]]> <![CDATA[Zach Galifianakis Keeps Things Weird - ]]> The Between Two Ferns host created new comedy Baskets (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, FX) with Louis C.K. (Louie) and Jonathan Krisel (Tim & EricPortlandia) — basically a trifecta of absurd comedy gold. ]]> <![CDATA[Jillian Bell: From ‘Workaholics’ to House Arrest - ]]> Workaholics' Jillian Bell and writing partner Charlotte Newhouse co-created and -starred in a web series for Comedy Central in 2014, and this week it graduates to television. ]]> <![CDATA[The Rise of Anthologies - ]]> 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.]]> <![CDATA[Ringing in 2016 and Recovering Accordingly - ]]> Counting down the year from your couch? Here’s your guide to the growing number of televised New Year’s Eve celebrations.]]> <![CDATA[For Your Holiday Viewing Pleasure - ]]> Most series wrap up or go on hiatus over the next couple weeks, making plenty of room for seasonal specials.


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<![CDATA[Winter TV Preview - ]]> Look out for these new/returning seasons, series premieres and specials as the days get shorter and the temperature drops lower.]]> <![CDATA[Netflix and Bill - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Popping Bottles and Memorizing Flashcards - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Nathan Fielder Keeps on Trollin’ - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[‘Leftovers’ Promises No Miracles, Much Mysticism - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Aziz Ansari ‘Masters’ Personal, Dark Comedy - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Halloween Vibes - ]]>

With October 31 just around the corner, there’s plenty on TV to get you in the Halloween spirit.

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<![CDATA[Hey, Mr. Knickerbocker - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Checking in at the Hotel Cortez - ]]>

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).

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<![CDATA[The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive on The Splat - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Spoiler Alert: ‘The Last Man on Earth’ Is a Lie - ]]>

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.

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<![CDATA[Everything Old Is New Again: The Muppets - ]]>

Jim Henson’s Muppets — fun fact: it’s a combination of “marionette” and “puppet” — are bona fide pop culture icons and celebrities.

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