<p>James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon in &quot;The Following.&quot;</p>

James Purefoy and Kevin Bacon in "The Following."

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Review: FOX's 'The Following' an empty horror exercise

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Kevin Bacon chases a charismatic but cliched serial killer in new drama from Kevin Williamson

Kevin Williamson has forgotten more about horror than I'll ever learn. His scripts for both the big screen ("I Know What You Did Last Summer") and small ("Dawson's Creek") are overflowing with a love of popular culture and horror stories in particular. His movie debut, 1996's "Scream," breathed new life into a thoroughly played-out genre by making a slasher movie where all the characters were aware they were in a slasher movie, and of the rules that govern such a story.

His new FOX drama "The Following" (it debuts Monday night at 9) is informed by Williamson's devotion to another kind of horror story: tales of charismatic, omniscient serial killers, particularly as popularized by "Silence of the Lambs" and the other Hannibal Lecter films. But here, the tone is deadly serious throughout. It's a series riddled with clichés, but without anyone to point them out along the way.

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<p>Autumn Reeser in &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Autumn Reeser in "Last Resort."

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Review: 'Last Resort' - 'The Pointy End of the Spear'

Marcus and Sam plot against each other, while Kaylie prepares for a White House coup

A quick review of last night's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as I give you my lucky $2 bill...

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<p>Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer and Jane Krakowski in &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Tracy Morgan, Jack McBrayer and Jane Krakowski in "30 Rock."

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Review: '30 Rock' - 'Florida'

While Jack and Liz go to Colleen's house, Tracy and Jenna run 'TGS' into the ground

A review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I shake a jar of coins while praising Jimmy Carter...   

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<p>DJ&nbsp;Qualls, Dan Bakkedahl and Jim Jefferies in &quot;Legit.&quot;</p>

DJ Qualls, Dan Bakkedahl and Jim Jefferies in "Legit."

Credit: FX

'Legit' - 'Pilot': DJ Qualls takes another road trip

What did everybody think of the new FX comedy with Jim Jefferies?

I published my review of FX's "Legit" yesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody else think of the new comedy? If you were previously a Jim Jefferies fan, did this feel true to his stand-up persona? If he's new to you, what did you think of the guy? Did you like the visit to the whorehouse or find the whole thing uncomfortable? Did this show make better use of Mumford and Sons' "The Cave" then "Lone Star" did a couple of years ago? (UPDATE: Never mind on that; they dumped "The Cave" at last minute for a fun. song instead.) And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Archer and Lana in a scene from the season premiere.</p>

Archer and Lana in a scene from the season premiere.

Credit: FX

Season premiere review: 'Archer' - 'Fugue and Riffs'

Archer gets amnesia, and winds up in a place familiar to TV animation fans

A quick review of the "Archer" season premiere coming up just as soon as I ease you into a gimp suit...

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<p>Chris Pratt and the rest of the &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;men got to play on the Colts field.</p>

Chris Pratt and the rest of the "Parks and Recreation" men got to play on the Colts field.

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Two Parties'

Ben and Leslie have very different bachelor and bachelorette parties

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I'm nationally ranked in Settlers of Catan...

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<p>Will the gang from &quot;It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia&quot;&nbsp;be at the center of an FX&nbsp;spin-off channel?</p>

Will the gang from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" be at the center of an FX spin-off channel?

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FX x FX = Twice as good? Or half?

Reports say cable channel will split its comedy and drama series across two different channels

When it comes to original programming, FX is one of the most consistent, entertaining channels in all of television. But will two FX channels be better than one?

According to several published reports (like this one in Broadcasting & Cable), Fox Networks is on the verge of changing its Fox Soccer channel into an FX spin-off network, tentatively titled FXX, with a focus on both comedy and a slightly younger audience to differentiate itself from FX.

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<p>Dan Bakkedahl, DJ&nbsp;Qualls and Jim Jefferies in &quot;Legit.&quot;</p>

Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls and Jim Jefferies in "Legit."

Credit: FX

Review: Jim Jefferies tries to go 'Legit' in warm new FX comedy

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Australian comic helps out a disabled friend

"Change is good, you know?" comedian Jim Jefferies announces early in his new FX series "Legit," which debuts tomorrow night at 10:30. "Can't keep going on like this. I think I'd like to have kids."

Jim sounds sincere as he explains this to his friend Steve (Dan Bakkedahl), but quickly adds that he doesn't want to get married — that, in an ideal world, he would meet a woman, get her pregnant, and she would stick around long enough to get the baby through the sleepless nights/dirty diaper phase before conveniently dying.

"That would really be best for everyone," he explains to a horrified Steve, who tries to work around his friend's narcissism by suggesting, "My therapist says if you want to get out of your head, you do something nice for someone else."

"Legit" is the story of a selfish pig who decides to do something nice for someone else, but it's not a fairy tale. Jim does the right things, but inevitably for the wrong reasons, and always with a twisted logic that makes it hard to see any of his actions as entirely generous.

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<p>Dennis Farina and Zooey Deschanel in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Dennis Farina and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl."

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'A Father's Love'

Dennis Farina stops by as Nick's con man dad, and Schmidt and Robby team up

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I pick up calls on a banana...

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<p>Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman in "Parenthood."

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'One Step Forward, Two Steps Back'

Kristina fights for Max's vending machine, Mark and Hank fight over Sarah, and Julia makes a decision on Victor

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I calculate to kiss another man's fiancee...

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