"Silicon Valley"

"Silicon Valley" 

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'Silicon Valley' recap: Richard tackles the art of negotiation

The latest obstacle pushes Richard out of his comfort zone

The many annoyances of starting a business, any business, are well-fertilized comic turf, and "Silicon Valley" has managed to take broad swipes at quite a few in a short window of time. This week, Richard discovers the name is the thing, and while the business name he wants -- Pied Piper -- inspires near universal revulsion (Jared makes the point that the fairy tale "is about a predatory flautist who murders children in a cave"), he's willing to fight for it. I'm not sure if this week is more about Richard showing he has the guts to go far or simply proof that he has that asshole quality Erlich so values, but it was pretty funny nonetheless. 

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"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

"The Real Housewives of Atlanta"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of Atlanta' recap: It's a slapfest for Kenya and Porsha

Let's just say this wasn't exactly a happy reunion

Day-umn. It's only the first part of "The Real Housewives of Altanta" reunion, and we already have a physical assault to handle. Yes, Porsha gives Kenya's hair a good, hard yank, and I think there may have been some slapping before they hit the ground. Unfortunately, that part happened just outside of the lit area of the set, so it's hard to know exactly what happened. Still, whatever went down, Kenya's hair looked pretty good when it was all over, which is a minor miracle.

Kenya wants Porsha fired for her actions, but I wouldn't bet on it. Everyone's been waiting to see which Housewife would smack Kenya first, and if poor Porsha hadn't yanked the scepter out of Kenya's hand, I suspect someone else would have. Actually Kenya's lucky no one decided to beat her to death with that or the megaphone. 

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"Orphan Black"

"Orphan Black"

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' recap: Season two starts off with a bang

Sarah is out for blood - but is Rachel her only foe?

It's been a long wait (or at least felt like one), but "Orphan Black" is back for season two and Sarah is right where we left her. That's not to imply stasis, however. She's desperately running through the streets, looking for Kira and Mrs S and answers as to why they may have been taken -- if they have, in fact, been taken. 

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"Salem"

"Salem"

Credit: WGN

'Salem' review: Everything old is newish again in premiere episode

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A mishmash of history and modern horror doesn't entirely work

There are many striking things about Salem (premieres Sun. April 20 at 10:00 p.m. on WGN). There is a surplus of gross and gory stuff, plenty of Puritans, and some of the most anachronistic dialogue I've ever heard in a period drama. Apparently the writers decided that the best way to capture the olde time speake of the 17th century is in cliches like "you can't keep a good man down," "he's a chip off the old block,"  "he fights like a girl" and my favorite, "I call bullshit!" Yes, someone really says "I call bullshit," I kid thee not.

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"My Five Wives"

"My Five Wives"

Credit: TLC

Exclusive clip: He shouldn't have put a ring on it on 'My Five Wives'

It turns out jewelry isn't always the answer

If "My Five Wives" (Sundays at 10:00 p.m. on TLC) has taught us anything, it's that juggling a lot of wives is not the fabulous harem of fun non-polygamists might believe it is. In an exclusive clip from this week's episode, Brady realizes he's in trouble when third wife Rosemary and second wife Robyn sit down to have a "safe talk" with him. In Brady's world, safe talks usually mean tears and accusations. Fun, fun, fun!

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"Naked and Afraid"

"Naked and Afraid"

Credit: Discovery

Exclusive clip: 'Naked and Afraid' meets Sabrina the witch, no joke

Just to be clear, she's not Melissa Joan Hart

Sadly, the season finale of "Naked and Afraid" is upon us (Sun. April 20 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Discovery), but before it goes we get to spend a little time with Sabrina the witch. I'm not even kidding. The woman's name is Sabrina, and she's a witch. And she's naked, but you knew that.

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"Scandal"

"Scandal"

Credit: ABC

'Scandal' recap: The big explosion in the season finale isn't in the church

You won't believe how much changes in just one episode

Wow. I realize there are only so many ways to bring Fitz and Olivia together and then break them apart, but what's happened in this season finale... well, let's just say no more without saying spoilers, spoilers, spoilers. There's just no way to talk about what happened without them. And maybe with a drink. Just a thought. 

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"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

Credit: The CW

'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Can Elena love both brothers at the same time?

Strange visions have Elena yearning for what she can never have

First off, kudos to Paul Wesley for his directing debut. This was an episode with a lot of feels for Elena and Stefan, so it couldn't have been easy bouncing back and forth behind the camera to check the shot. But let's move on. I'm still reeling a bit from all the dream sequences, visits to the afterlife and, of course, Markos. 

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Bam Margera

Bam Margera

Exclusive clip: It's exploding toilets and stink on 'Bam's Bad Ass Game Show'

An opera singer gets oiled up and blown up

You know if the host of a game show is "Jackass" alum Bam Margera, the challenges are going to be a little crazy. And filthy. And possibly dangerous. In this exclusive clip from "Bam's Bad Ass Game Show" (Mon. April 21 at 10:30 p.m. ET on TBS), contestants race to be blasted sky-high from an exploding toilet seat. Yup. 

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"Orphan Black"

"Orphan Black"

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' review: Sarah is on the run - but she's not out of moves

The series returns with more whipsaw plot twists and the same high stakes

I wasn't too worried that the second season of "Orphan Black" would stumble at the gate. The first season was too tightly constructed and simply too smart for everything to fall apart, burdened by silly plot twists or the kind of hijinks that have been known to sink big four network series. Yes, Clone Club can rest easy -- the first episode of season two is just as twisty and smart and deadly as we've come to expect. I'd say it's better than "Cats," but you won't appreciate that until you've watched it. 

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