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Goodbye to "Bad Things" and Bon Temps

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With two buzzed-about awards shows coming up this week — Sunday’s VMAs and the Emmys on Monday — this space would typically be dedicated to one of those. In a selfish but necessary decision, I must instead turn to True Blood, which ends its seventh and final season this week.  

The Many Faces of Chris Lilley

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Chris Lilley is a master of disguise. The Aussie multi-hyphenate creates, writes, directs and stars in mockumentary-style comedies in which he plays a collection of diverse characters — sometimes all at once.   

The First 'Knick' Is the Deepest

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
While The Knick is a drama, written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, its basis is in true medical history with the earliest surgeons at the start of the 20th century. Director Steven Soderbergh paints a beautifully grotesque picture of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, with imagery that leaves viewers covering their eyes … only to peek through their fingers.   

Jonah and Kumail Bring L.A. Live Show to Comedy Central

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 22, 2014
For the past four years, comedians Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani have hosted a weekly show from NerdMelt, a small space in the back of Los Angeles comic book shop Meltdown. Launched by Chris Hardwick (creator of blog/podcast-turned-digital entertainment network The Nerdist; Talking Dead host) — NerdMelt may not be your typical L.A. comedy club.  

Don't Drink the Water

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Last week’s fourth season premiere of The Walking Dead was the first offering from new showrunner Scott Gimple. He and others involved in the series have expressed a desire to incorporate more character development, leaving some fans worried that dull human storylines could get in the way of epic zombie scenes (who could forget the painfully slow second season?). Judging by the first episode, however, this is not the case.  

Enter the Coven

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 9, 2013
American Horror Story: Coven (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Wednesday, FX), as the subtitle suggests, is all about witches. Of course, this is no Hocus Pocus — the series will jump across time and the country to feature modern-day witchcraft, 19th-century Voodoo and the Salem witch trials. In present day, witches are rare and in danger.  

Neil Patrick Harris Secures Status as Go-To Host with The Emmys

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Primetime Emmy Awards (8 p.m. Sunday, CBS) celebrate the stars of the small screen and while the spotlight is on the television shows, it’s always telling to see who’s been chosen to host these grand ceremonies. Neil Patrick Harris will “suit up” (as his TV character Barney Stinson would say) this year to host Sunday’s program, a task he’s certainly prepared for.  

To Thine Own Self Be True

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The motorcycle gang thriller that’s subtly influenced by the story of Hamlet — Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) — returned Sept. 10 for its sixth and penultimate season. President of biker club SAMCRO Jax Teller must remain true to himself as he balances smart moves for the club against what is safe for his family’s future.  

'Boardwalk' Barrels Beyond Atlantic City for Season Four

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 4, 2013
As HBO’s gripping period piece Boardwalk Empire (Season Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday) returns for a fourth season, months have passed since last year’s explosive finale. It’s February 1924. Nucky Thompson has been lying low, eventually making peace with mob boss Joe Masseria.  

The New FXX Features Young Adult Fare

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Starting Monday, FX spawns a new young adult network, dubbed FXX. FX’s hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League will make the jump to the new network along with the nightly talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.  

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