<p>Silicon Valley</p>

Silicon Valley

Credit: HBO

Review: On 'Silicon Valley,' will Richard outmaneuver Jack or screw up again?

Was last week's mistake part of a larger plan?

A few thoughts on tonight's Silicon Valley coming up just as soon as we drench the garage in hawk urine...

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<p>The Good Place</p>

The Good Place

Credit: NBC

NBC fall schedule puts 'Timeless' after 'The Voice' and comedy on Thursday

Upfront week has begun — essentially, it began last week, as the broadcast networks began cancelling lots of shows and ordering new series — with NBC's announcement of its fall schedule, which has echoes of many past NBC schedules:  high-concept new dramas airing Mondays after The Voice, a Wednesday lineup of crime shows, yet another Dick Wolf-produced Chicago series, and a new attempt to revive the network's old Thursday comedy brand — albeit without NBC's best comedy, The Carmichael Show, which is still in limbo. (On a conference call with reporters, NBC boss Bob Greenblatt said he's still negotiating with the studio over the number of episodes for a third season.) UPDATE: NBC has since closed a deal to renew the series for a 13-episode third season. 

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<p>Hoon Lee as Job on Banshee</p>

Hoon Lee as Job on Banshee

Credit: Cinemax

Tonight's 'Banshee' had more serial killing — and one of its best scenes ever

Even in the midst of the devil-worshipping nonsense, we got one of the series' best scenes

A review of the penultimate Banshee — and thoughts on recent episodes of the series — coming up just as soon as my boss catches me saying something inappropriate in the workplace...

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Even in the age of Peak TV, lots of TV shows get canceled. Like today.

Even in the age of Peak TV, lots of TV shows get canceled. Like today.

Cancellations ran rampant across ABC, FOX, and even CBS

The reports of the death of cancellation may have been greatly exaggerated.

At least on the broadcast networks.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: On 'The Americans,' will 'The Day After' make Elizabeth do something awful?

The landmark TV-movie is on everyone's thoughts in another powerful episode

A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I promise you it'll be better if you blink...

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Credit: WGN

Review: 'Underground' just had a great first season. Now about that second...

How did the season finale do at setting things up for next year?

I was extremely impressed by the early episodes of Underground, WGN America's drama about a mass slave escape from a Georgia plantation. Over the course of its first season, my estimation for the storytelling and performances only grew, and I was very glad when WGN recently ordered another season. If you have the means to catch up (WGN's not available on all cable systems, the episodes are available for purchase but not to stream on any subscription service), I strongly recommend it.

Tonight was the season finale, and I want to talk about a few specific things that happened in the episode just as soon as I tell you about the one rule you can't break...

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<p>Kevin Smith directing The Flash</p>

Kevin Smith directing The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: Kevin Smith just directed the best 'Flash' episode of the season

A trip into the Speed Force solved a lot of problems for both Barry and the show

A review of last night's The Flash coming up just as soon as I have a morgue-morgue...

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<p>Person of Interest</p>

Person of Interest

Credit: CBS

Review: Reese's 'Person of Interest' past catches up to him in 'Truth Be Told'

A throwback Number of the Week-style episode

A quick review of tonight's Person of Interest coming up just as soon as I send you an Emily Dickinson poem...

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<p>The Grinder</p>

The Grinder

Credit: FOX

Tonight's 'Grinder' may have been the end of the show. But what if it wasn't?

A familiar face returns as Dean and Stewart's case goes 'Full Circle'

A review of tonight's season (and I hope not series) finale of The Grinder coming up just as soon as you want me to read cue cards...

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<p>New Girl</p>

New Girl

Credit: FOX

Review: 'New Girl' ends a funny season on Schmidt and Cece's wedding day

Coach, Reagan, and others return in a pair of episodes that don't feel overcrowded

A review of tonight's New Girl season finale coming up just as soon as John-John redecorates the White House...

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