<p>Steve Zahn in &quot;Mind Games.&quot;</p>

Steve Zahn in "Mind Games."

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Review: ABC's 'Mind Games'

In which 'Lone Star' and 'Awake' creator Kyle Killen tries to do something more commercial

"Mind Games," the new ABC drama that debuts tomorrow night at 10, opens with a scene where brilliant psychologist Clark (Steve Zahn) tells his brother Ross (Christian Slater) that when they pitch their new business idea to an investor, they should lead with their weaknesses.

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<p>Father-son bonding in &quot;Growing Up Fisher&quot;&nbsp;with J.K. Simmons and Eli Baker.</p>

Father-son bonding in "Growing Up Fisher" with J.K. Simmons and Eli Baker.

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Series premiere talkback: 'Growing Up Fisher'

What did everybody think of the new NBC comedy?

I never had a chance to write a review of "Growing Up Fisher," the other comedy NBC decided to preview after the Olympics this weekend, but I also didn't have a lot to say about it. (I had plenty to say about "About A Boy," however.) J.K. Simmons is among our more likable actors (and incredibly funny if given good material), and there's probably a version of the show oriented around him as a blind lawyer that could be amusing. This faux-"Wonder Years" approach (or, since it's set in the present, with Jason Bateman narrating from the future, faux-"HIMYM" approach) doesn't really work, though, in that the kids are forgettable and Jenna Elfman's character is actively grating. (And I say that as someone who's often liked Elfman in the past.) 

For those of you who tuned in tonight after the closing ceremonies from Sochi, what did you think? Did you laugh? Did you find the blind jokes (many of them based on creator D.J. Nash's father) clever or offensive? Did you like the family? The dog? And will you watch again? 

Have at it.

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<p>On &quot;Girls,&quot;&nbsp;Patti Lupone gives some advice to Hannah (Lena Dunham).</p>

On "Girls," Patti Lupone gives some advice to Hannah (Lena Dunham).

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Review: 'Girls' - 'Incidentals'

Patti LuPone advises Hannah about Adam's first Broadway gig

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as Kristin Chenoweth passes out because I forgot to feed her...

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<p>Danai Gurira as Michonne on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Danai Gurira as Michonne on "The Walking Dead."

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Claimed'

Rick has some unwelcome guests, while Glenn gets to know Abraham and Eugene

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I have something to say about your extremely comfortable and attractive shirt...

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<p>On &quot;True Detective,&quot;&nbsp;the 2012 cops (Michael Potts and Tory Kittles)&nbsp;seek answers from Maggie (Michelle Monaghan).</p>

On "True Detective," the 2012 cops (Michael Potts and Tory Kittles) seek answers from Maggie (Michelle Monaghan).

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Review: 'True Detective' - 'Haunted Houses'

Rust and Marty come to blows, and the cops bring in a new witness

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I need you to tie my shoes for me...

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<p>Benjamin Stockham and David Walton in &quot;About A&nbsp;Boy.&quot;</p>

Benjamin Stockham and David Walton in "About A Boy."

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Series premiere talkback: 'About A Boy'

What did everybody think of the TV version of the Nick Hornby book and Hugh Grant movie?

I published my review of NBC's "About A Boy" on Thursday. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight for the special post-Olympics preview, what did you think? If you're a fan of the book or movie, did you like seeing most of the events compressed into a half-hour episode? If you're new to these characters and this story, how did it play to you? Do you like David Walton? Minnie Driver? Young Benjamin Stockham? Given how much ground the pilot covered, do you feel like there's more story to tell in later episodes? And will you watch again when the show settles in on Tuesdays at 9?

Have at it.

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Will either of the Petrelli brothers return for "Heroes Reborn"?
Will either of the Petrelli brothers return for "Heroes Reborn"?
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That 'Heroes' reboot you never wanted is coming to NBC in 2015

'Heroes Reborn' will bring back original creator Tim Kring, for reasons unknown

There is nostalgia, there is thinking outside the box, and then there is NBC's hilariously ill-conceived plan to bring "Heroes" back from the dead for a new miniseries to air sometime next year.

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<p>&quot;True Detective&quot;&nbsp;season 2 likely won't be an unauthorized &quot;Alfie &amp;&nbsp;Abner&quot;&nbsp;sequel, but should it be?&nbsp;</p>

"True Detective" season 2 likely won't be an unauthorized "Alfie & Abner" sequel, but should it be? 

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The best of #TrueDetectiveSeason2

When social media goes crazy for an HBO sequel

HBO's "True Detective" still has three episodes to go in its first season, which will end the story of Matthew McConaughey's Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson's Marty Hart. Though the show is drawing glowing reviews and big ratings (recent episodes have drawn a cumulative rating of 11 million viewers per week), it has yet to be renewed for a second season, mainly because of the unusual nature of the series. It's an anthology show, like FX's "American Horror Story," and a second season would feature an entirely new group of characters, and likely an entirely new group of actors — though I can imagine HBO is doing whatever it can to get McConaughey and Harrelson to return, even in a reduced capacity. There will surely be another season; the announcement will just wait until HBO has found a satisfactory cast (preferably with a lead as famous and talented as McConaughey).

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<p>Kristen Bell takes some surveillance photos on the &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;movie set.</p>

Kristen Bell takes some surveillance photos on the "Veronica Mars" movie set.

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On the set of the 'Veronica Mars' movie

Hanging out with the improbable revival of the early '00s detective show
LOS ANGELES -- Veronica Mars is back at work, against all odds, doing the job she gave up years ago, in a project that has no business existing under any of the rules by which we understand Hollywood.
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<p>Logan (Jason Dorhing)&nbsp;and Veronica (Kristen Bell)&nbsp;together again in the &quot;Veronica Mars&quot;&nbsp;movie.</p>

Logan (Jason Dorhing) and Veronica (Kristen Bell) together again in the "Veronica Mars" movie.

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'Veronica Mars' creator Rob Thomas talks from the movie set

Plenty of 'pinch me' moments in the Kickstarter-funded revival
Day 3 of the “Veronica Mars” movie shoot found Rob Thomas battling mixed emotions. On the one hand, he was directing this improbable project, which had been funded by a groundbreaking Kickstarter campaign that brought his detective character back to life six years after the CW canceled the TV series, and on this day in June was going to be filming Kristen Bell in a variety of iconic Veronica shots as she took surveillance photos of the apartment of Gia Goodman (Krysten Ritter, one of many alums of the series to return for the movie). On the other hand, he was still reeling from the previous night’s NBA Finals Game 6, where his beloved San Antonio Spurs blew a championship-winning game in the closing moments(*).
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