<p>Girls</p>

Girls

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'Tad & Loreen & Avi & Shanaz': Best frenulums forever

Hannah's father surprises her mother, Shosh has a date and Desi buys two gifts

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as I know where to find battery acid...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Captain Peralta': Boyle is my co-pilot

Bradley Whitford flies in as Jake's estranged father

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I stop eating the islanders...

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

'Hannibal' gets summer premiere date, quasi-'X-Files' team-up with 'Aquarius'

'America's Got Talent,' 'American Ninja Warrior' and 'Aquarius' debuting in late May

"Hannibal" will be a little late for dinner, as NBC announced that the third season will premiere in early June.

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<p>The Returned</p>

The Returned

Credit: A&E

Review: A&E’s ‘The Returned’ is a lifeless resurrection retread

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Carlton Cuse changes little in adapting France's 'Les Revenants'

When FOX's "Gracepoint" premiered this fall, I was at a loss for what to say about a show that was a beat-for-beat, and often shot-for-shot, remake of a series I knew and liked very much in "Broadchurch." The argument FOX and the "Gracepoint" producers made was that their show wasn't made for the hundred thousand-odd viewers who watched "Broadchurch" on BBC America, but for the potentially much larger audience that might be engaged by the story and the fine cast assembled to act it out, and I could see the merit to that(*), even as it was impossible for me to divorce myself from knowledge of the original.

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<p>American Crime</p>

American Crime

Credit: ABC

Series premiere talkback: 'American Crime'

What did everybody think of ABC's new limited series?

Yesterday, I published my review of ABC's "American Crime." Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Did it live up to ABC's hype as an important drama of our time, or did it feel like a pale imitation of what's happening on cable? Were you intrigued with all the discussion of race and class, or did it play out like another TV adaptation of "Crash"? How did you feel about the performances? The look of the piece? Did this feel like a worthy follow-up to "12 Years a Slave" for John Ridley? And will you watch again?

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<p>Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt</p>

Ellie Kemper in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Credit: Netflix

Review: Ellie Kemper finds the joy in Tina Fey's dark, funny 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

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Made for NBC, debuting on Netflix, it makes 'The Office' alum a star

Early in the first episode of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the title character, played by Ellie Kemper, smiles as she explores New York City for the first time. It is among the biggest, widest, happiest smiles I have ever witnessed, on screen or in real life, Kemper opening her mouth so widely that you can practically count all her teeth.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Born Again': Seduction of the innocent

Paige gets baptised, while Philip and Stan get bad news from their pasts

A review of tonight's "The Americans" you give me your earrings...

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<p>Parks and Recreation Leslie and Ron</p>

Parks and Recreation Leslie and Ron

Credit: NBC

One last 'Parks and Recreation' Q&A with Mike Schur

On Hillary Clinton, the Swanson brothers, Harris Wittels, and more

It’s been a week since “Parks and Recreation” ended. In my review of the series finale, I said that I put off my usual post-season interview with Mike Schur at the time because he was otherwise occupied. (He did, though, offer an answer of sorts as to the question of who is POTUS in the year 2048.) Over the last few days, though, we emailed some questions and answers back and forth on leftover bits of business from the finale and the final season, including the show finally identifying Leslie’s party affiliation, which guest stars Schur didn’t manage to squeeze into the final season, Ron and Leslie’s brief estrangement, the religious background(s) of the all-important Lerpiss family, and more. So if you haven’t tired of Schur after the two-part  interview we did before the finale, here’s us talking “Parks” one last time (sigh)…

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<p>American Crime</p>

American Crime

Credit: ABC

Review: John Ridley aims high with ABC's 'American Crime'

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Oscar winner's reach sometimes exceeds his grasp in ambitious limited series

Even before he won an Academy Award for "12 Years a Slave," John Ridley had an interesting, eclectic career. He's written for sitcoms ("The John Larroquette Show") and dramas ("Third Watch") and even produced Wanda Sykes' talk show. A decade before "Empire," he created a hip-hop industry drama for UPN called "Platinum." As a novelist, he's written science-fiction ("Those Who Walk in Darkness"), pulp ("Everybody Smokes in Hell") and historical fiction ("A Conversation with the Mann"), among other genres. Whether by design, opportunity, or simply a sense of restlessness — one of the most vivid characters in any of his books is Brain Nigger Charlie from "The Drift," a hobo who can no longer relate to the anchored middle-class existence from which he descended — Ridley has avoided being pigeonholed in a business that tries to do that with everyone, and particularly with artists of color.

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'The Hunt': And Raylan makes three?

Winona returns, and Boyd takes Ava to his daddy's cabin

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as I'm an alcoholic porn addict with a full tank of gas...

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