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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Exclusive: In 'Rectify' season 3 trailer, the law has more in mind for Daniel

A more plot-heavy preview than the great Sundance drama tends to be

"Rectify" is one of TV's best shows, but it's also one of the hardest to describe to those who haven't seen it. What it's about plot-wise isn't at all what it's about thematically, or as an experience.

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<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Fake It Till You Fake It Some More/Ching Chong Chang'

Flaca and Chang take the spotlights, as we explore how hard it is to be noticed at Litchfield

Continuing our weekly look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 3, two episodes at a time, I have a review of episodes 5 & 6 coming up just as soon as I tell you how I really feel about red velvet...

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Aperitive': Cripples, bastards and broken things

Jack and Dr. Lecter's other surviving victims return to bare their scars

Hey, there was a new "Hannibal" on tonight! Last night, I spoke with Bryan Fuller about the show's potential future, or lack thereof, somewhere other than NBC, and now I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I politely refuse your offer of chocolate...

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<p>Sense8</p>

Sense8

Credit: Netflix

Review: Netflix's ambitious, uneven, and occasionally brilliant 'Sense8'

HitFix
B+
Readers
B+
In the end, the globe-spanning thriller wasn't always coherent, but at times it was great

I was wrong on a few fronts when I reviewed Netflix's "Sense8" after only three episodes. I suggested it would be a series that people would want to watch all at once, or not at all, when in fact I strung my viewing out over three weeks, only feeling a need to immediately jump to the next episode when I was nearing the season's end. And I thought the show's mythology would have to feel much less like gibberish for the full season to feel satisfying, when I ultimately enjoyed it even though I still couldn't tell you — nor did I really care — how these connections work.

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<p>Empire</p>

Empire

Credit: FOX

FOX announces fall premiere dates for 'Empire,' 'Gotham,' 'Scream Queens' & more

FOX is keeping things simple with its premiere plans for the fall season. It's the network's turn in the Emmy rotation, and the majority of FOX's new and returning fall shows will debut in the week following Andy Samberg's stint as Emmy host.

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<p>Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers</p>

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers

Credit: NBC

Thank God 'Really!?! with Seth and Amy' moved from 'SNL' to 'Late Night'

On the one hand, having Lorne Michaels in charge of all three of NBC's big late night franchises makes for a homogenized feel for the product, with "SNL" alums Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers fronting "Tonight" and "Late Night," respectively. On the other hand, having one man in charge of the whole empire makes it much simpler for one show to borrow a gimmick from another, like Amy Poehler popping up on "Late Night" for a reprisal of "Really!?! with Seth and Amy" to take down a Sports Illustrated writer who complained about the appeal of women's sports.

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<p>Humans</p>

Humans

Credit: AMC

Review: AMC's 'Humans' explores the laws of robotics yet again

HitFix
B
Readers
n/a
A solid but not extraordinary version of an oft-told tale

AMC's new drama "Humans" is a pretty good show with timing that isn't great.

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

'Hannibal' producer: 'Maybe a 50/50 chance' of surviving cancellation

It's a complicated process to find a new home for Hannibal Lecter after NBC passed on season 4

"Hannibal" showrunner Bryan Fuller has been making the media rounds this evening to discuss the show's potential future in the wake of NBC's decision to not order a fourth season. Fuller's had beloved shows canceled out from under him before ("Wonderfalls," "Pushing Daisies"), but in this case, he has a distributor in Gaumont International with a desire to keep the show going, both here and abroad, and that has in the past shown a willingness to make creative deals to keep "Hannibal" in fine cuisine. (Earlier this week, EW reported that Gaumont had slashed this season's license fee to a piddling $185,000 per episode, or roughly the wig budget for "Peter Pan Live!" That's why the remaining 10 episodes will air: NBC has no more cost-effective alternative.)

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<p>The Sopranos</p>

The Sopranos

Credit: HBO

'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 4: 'Meadowlands'

Tony and Junior are at the brink of war, while Melfi meets Vin Makazian

Welcome to the fourth installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine.

Thoughts on the fourth episode, "Meadowlands," coming up just as soon as I take a five minute cool down period...

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<p>Rami Malek in Mr. Robot</p>

Rami Malek in Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

Review: USA's 'Mr. Robot' finds a compelling hero in Rami Malek

HitFix
B+
Readers
B+
Computer hacking thriller overcomes a lot of tired storytelling choices

USA's new drama "Mr. Robot" is bursting with storytelling devices that, individually, have been overused in recent years to the point of irritation.

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