<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: On 'The Americans,' Paige has had just about enough of this spy s--t

Two trips abroad go awry, Paige makes a friend, and Elizabeth fears losing one

A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I assign you to eat a Twinkie...

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<p>Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo</p>

Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo

Credit: CBS

CBS' ideal companion series to the new 'Star Trek' is... a 'Good Wife' spin-off?

Star Trek won't be the only familiar brand name available only on the CBS All-Access streaming app, as a Good Wife spin-off built around Christina Baranski and Cush Jumbo has been officially ordered.

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<p>Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait</p>

Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait

Credit: CBS

CBS doubles up on comedies in new fall schedule

Comedy is coming back to CBS.

A year after the network downsized to just two total hours of sitcoms in the fall — and went without comedies on Mondays for the first time since the earliest days of television — the network is doubling up its sitcom presence, with four-comedy blocs on both Mondays and Thursdays (once the network's NFL commitment is done) in the fall. The new Monday bloc will be filled with recognizable faces, including Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc (reuniting on the night with Matthew Perry, whose Odd Couple was renewed), while Joel McHale's The Great Indoors is the one new Thursday comedy.

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<p>Designated Survivor</p>

Designated Survivor

Credit: ABC

'Scandal' delay leaves ABC's fall schedule without all-Shonda Thursday

Say goodbye to ABC's all-Shonda Thursday lineup — at least until midseason.

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<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

Credit: CW

Review: Did 'Jane the Virgin' end season 2 on better cliffhangers than season 1?

Jane and Michael head to the altar, Petra has a very bad day, and Susanna rolls tide

A few thoughts on Jane the Virgin season 2, including last night's finale, coming up just as soon as I lock you into the patriarchy...

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<p>Preacher</p>

Preacher

Credit: AMC
B+

Review: Why Seth Rogen's 'Preacher' was smart to move away from the comics

Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun star in an adaptation of the beloved '90s comic

We live in an age of miracles when it comes to allegedly unadaptable books actually being adapted. For years, fantasy fans assumed no one could do right by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, but then Game of Thrones became a phenomenon for readers and non-readers alike. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books seemed too larded with historical detail (and the occasional extremely graphic rape scene) to seem plausible as a TV show, but the Starz version has won over most of her audience.

Now comes AMC's Preacher, based on an acclaimed '90s comic book series, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, whose apparent barriers to adaptation are so numerous and daunting that they make A Song of Ice and Fire look like Bridget Jones' Diary.

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<p>Person of Interest</p>

Person of Interest

Credit: CBS

Review: Shaw and Root reunite on a powerful 'Person of Interest'

Sarah Shahi shines in '6,741'

A review of tonight's Person of Interest coming up just as soon as I perform brain surgery on a moving subway car...

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<p>Natalie Morales in The Grinder</p>

Natalie Morales in The Grinder

Credit: FOX

This actress had the BEST response to dealing with her show's cancellation

Actress Natalie Morales has been down the one-season wonder path before, as the star of ABC Family's delightful (and woefully mismatched with its own network) The Middleman, then as a supporting player on ABC's Trophy Wife. So when FOX canceled The Grinder last week, Morales didn't wallow in losing another job; she made comic art out of it.

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<p>Last Man on Earth</p>

Last Man on Earth

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Last Man on Earth' ends season 2 on a high, and sad, note

Phil goes looking for his dying brother, while the group gets a visitor

A review of the Last Man on Earth finale, and thoughts on the series as a whole at this point, coming up just as soon as I'm an analyst in NASA's Fartology and Toots division...

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<p>Lethal Weapon</p>

Lethal Weapon

Credit: FOX

FOX schedules 'Lethal Weapon' for fall, saves '24' & 'Prison Break' sequels for midseason

Upfront week continues with FOX's schedule announcement for next season. Technically, you need three for a trend, but based on FOX's plans and what NBC announced yesterday, it does seem as if we may be heading for a season where the broadcast nets save most of their new material for winter and spring, and lean heavily on returning series in the fall, when the attrition rate tends to be higher.

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