<p>Jack Coleman in &quot;Heroes Reborn.&quot;</p>

Jack Coleman in "Heroes Reborn."

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Review: 'Heroes' stumbles back to life with 'Heroes Reborn' miniseries

HRG is back, along with the same mistakes that sank the original series

"Heroes Reborn" begins — as it all but certainly had to — with a philosophical monologue. Noah Bennett (Jack Coleman), aka HRG, aka the most popular "Heroes" character returning for a major role in this sequel miniseries, is considering all that's happened to the world since the original series ended, and the strained relationship he has with daughter Claire.

"When you look back at the things you've done, the decisions that you've made" Noah ponders, "the last thing you want to feel is regret. Am I right?"

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Bradley Cooper stopped by the 'Limitless' premiere, but was it fun to watch?

What did everybody else think of the new CBS drama?

Of the three "super powered geniuses solve crimes" dramas I reviewed last week, CBS' "Limitless" was simultaneously the most competent and least exciting. I don't expect much from the other two, but they're at least aspiring to more, whereas this is a mediocre rehash of "Intelligence," which was already a humorless rip off of "Chuck."

Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? If you're a fan of the movie, how did you feel about this take on the wonder-drug and what someone like Brian might do with it? Was Bradley Cooper's cameo fun or needlessly expository? Did you prefer Jake McDorman's inner monologue here or on "Manhattan Love Story"? Could you tell that Jennifer Carpenter was extremely pregnant at the time they filmed this? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

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<p>Scream Queens</p>

Scream Queens

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Let's talk about the 'Scream Queens' premiere

What did everybody think of Ryan Murphy's latest foray into the world of horror?

FOX made both hours of tonight's "Scream Queens" premiere available for critics to review. I made it through the first before deciding it was aggressively not for me. Slasher films (which this whole season is a riff on) are generally not my favorite, and on the whole leaned more towards the end of the Ryan Murphy spectrum that I have little patience for. (In particular, the sheer amount of hateful invective hurled by the Emma Roberts character — which co-creator Ian Brennan described at press tour as "my great joy of life" to write — was exhausting to sit through.) Though I enjoyed Jamie Lee Curtis and laughed at the gag involving Ariana Grande and texting, I knew I wasn't going to want to see more, and moved on.

But that's me. Based on the continued ratings for "American Horror Story," Murphy and company continue to have their fans, and I assume some of you are among them. So for those who watched tonight, what did you think? Was the sorority satire aspect of it funny or grating? Were you scared when the show wanted you to be? How did it feel to have Curtis be part of a comic riff on the genre that made her a star? And will you watch again?

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<p>Kermit the Frog</p>

Kermit the Frog

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Did ABC's 'The Muppets' thrill you or ruin your childhood?

What did everybody think of the 'real' versions of Kermit and friends?

I published my review of ABC's "The Muppets" last week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched it tonight, what did you think? Did the mocukmentary format feel like a good way to use Kermit and friends? Did you feel what Bill Prady has described as the "real" versions of these characters were appreciably different from (and/or true to) what we know from the previous movies and shows? Are you pro or anti the Kermit/Piggy break-up? Were the human guest stars well-used? Did it feel too raunchy, or were those jokes properly concealed from younger viewers? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I'm going to watch for a while in hopes that Prady and Bob Kushell figure out the right balance (particularly with Kermit and Piggy).

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<p>Taraji P Henson as Cookie in Empire</p>

Taraji P Henson as Cookie in Empire

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Review: Cookie and friends still delicious as 'Empire' begins season 2

FOX's smash hit hasn't fallen victim to the disease of more just yet

Instant success in television can be a wonderful thing. It creates stars, generates conversation, inspires imitators, and is just fun to see — particularly in an age like this one where almost nothing is a big hit right out of the gate, particularly on the broadcast networks. But instant success in any era can have unfortunate repercussions. Actors can fall prey to what former Lakers coach Pat Riley liked to call "the disease of more," and are suddenly insisting on more money, more screen time, even better coverage at a cast photo shoot. But even if the stars remain level-headed about where they are and how they got there, breakout hit shows can suffer from the disease of more in a different way, as they try to double down on everything the audience loved at the start — More plot twists! More guest stars! — even as it throws the whole enterprise out of balance and transforms it from phenomenon to forgettable. (Take, for instance, "Glee.")

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What did everybody think of NBC's naked tattooed amnesia lady show 'Blindspot'?

Time to talk about one of the new season's goofier premises

Last week, I published my review of "Blindspot." Now it's your turn. For those who watched tonight, what did you think? Does the mystery of how and why Jane Doe got her tattoos and lost her memory intrigue you, or does it seem like much more trouble than it's worth for both the people who did it and the people making the show? If you're a "Strike Back" fan, does this seem like a good use of Sullivan Stapleton? Did the Terror Threat of the Week interest you? Did any of the characters interest you at all? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I imagine I'm much more likely to watch a second episode of the other NBC show with a "Strike Back" alum, since "The Player" is also dumb, but in a fashion that calls attention to its dumbness a bit less often. But we can talk about that later in the week.

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<p>Minority Report</p>

Minority Report

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Let's talk about the 'Minority Report' premiere

What did everybody think of the sequel to the Spielberg/Cruise movie?

I published my review of "Minority Report" last week. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched FOX's latest attempt at a sci-fi police procedural, what did you think? Did it feel like a worthy sequel to the Spielberg/Cruise movie, or a cynical undermining of it? Did Meagan Good and/or Stark Sands interest you as leads? Or did the whole thing make you wonder why FOX bothered canceling "Almost Human," given how similar the two shows are?

Have at it.

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<p>Life in Pieces</p>

Life in Pieces

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Let's talk about the 'Life in Pieces' premiere

What did everybody think of CBS' very 'Modern Family'-esque new comedy?

I didn't have time to write a review of CBS' "Life in Pieces," though Dan and I discussed it — and the many ways it resembles "Modern Family" — on last week's podcast. For anyone who watched tonight, what did you think? It's a great cast, but do you think they were given funny things to do? Do you think the structure of telling one short story at a time differentiates it enough from "Modern Family," even with Jason Winer directing, or was it too slavish a rip-off? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I wasn't particularly amused by this pilot (the funniest part was Jordan Peele's cameo, and I don't expect him around every week), but I like these actors enough that I may revisit the show later in the season — assuming the "Big Bang Theory" audience doesn't just reject it outright.

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Review: 'Gotham' finally picks a direction for season 2, but is it a good one?

'Batman' prequel has gotten darker and more sadistic, but is it better?

When "Gotham" debuted a year ago, it was busy trying to be five different shows at once, including a police procedural, a mob war epic, a very very very premature Batman origin story, and a slightly less premature series of origins for Batman's future villains. It was doing too many things at once, and doing few of them well enough to make them stand out in a cluttered, tonally confusing show. Eventually — right after the show introduced Cameron Monaghan as its latest potential Joker — I decided that the parts of the show I didn't enjoy were continuing to far outweigh the parts I did, and I stepped away.

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<p>Peter Dinklage</p>

Peter Dinklage

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Emmys 2015: HBO sweeps, Hamm finally wins, and new rules make new winners

An unpredictable night, if at times a puzzling one

So let's tally up some of the highs and lows of tonight's Emmy awards (here are all your winners):

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