<p>Chris Rock</p>

Chris Rock

Credit: ABC

Review: Chris Rock dives into #OscarsSoWhite controversy as Academy Awards host

The right host at the right time

Closing the Academy Awards telecast in the year of #OscarsSoWhite with Public Enemy's vintage hip-hop anthem "Fight the Power" was...

1)... hilariously tone-deaf?
2)... welcome self-deprecation about the controversy?
3)... an appropriate end to a ceremony that had made the controversy into its private subject matter?

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' heads to the Hilltop in 'Knots Untie'

Will a neighboring community solve Rick's problems, or just create new ones?

A review of tonight's The Walking Dead coming up just as soon as I pour the Bisquick...

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<p>Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan</p>

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Credit: Paramount

KHAAAAAAAAN! New 'Star Trek' show just hired the best 'Star Trek' movie writer

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan has been, and likely always shall be, every Trekkers' favorite movie in the franchise. And now the man behind it — as well as a key contributor to two other popular films featuring the original Trek crew — has signed on to be part of Bryan Fuller's new Star Trek series for CBS All-Access.

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<p>Tony Burton and Carl Weathers in Rocky</p>

Tony Burton and Carl Weathers in Rocky

Credit: MGM

RIP, Tony Burton, who gave great speech as Duke in the 'Rocky' films

Tony Burton was never the star of any of the Rocky films. He didn't get nominated for awards, didn't appear on the posters, and his character, Apollo Creed corner man Tony "Duke" Evers, wasn't even the most famous trainer of the series. (That would be either Burgess Meredith's Mickey, or, if we're counting Creed, Rocky himself.)

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Credit: ABC

Ask Alan: Should 'Lost' ever get a reboot or spin-off?

How has 'Shameless' been lately? Was Marnie on 'Girls' always meant to be awful?

It's Ask Alan day, and unsurprisingly, talk of revivals is in the air. The X-Files sequel aired its finale on Monday night, and this morning Netflix debuted the first season of Fuller House, a show about which I have to say exactly this and no more:

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Credit: ABC

'black-ish' takes on Black Lives Matter in a very excellent special episode

A serious take on current events, but also sincere and at times very funny

Some thoughts on tonight's excellent black-ish coming up just as soon as I explain Peabo Bryson to you...

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

So 'The Flash' unmasked Zoom. Yay?

Did the revelation of the big bad's identity thrill or bore you?

Last night's The Flash wasn't a particularly memorable installment — among other things, it brought over Diggle from Arrow and then didn't really let him enjoy himself, which is the whole point of these crossovers — but it did finally unmask Zoom, and I have a few thoughts on that coming up just as soon as I get to be Quint...

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<p>The People V. O.J. Simpson</p>

The People V. O.J. Simpson

Credit: FX

On 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' it's Cochran vs. Shapiro for Dream Team leader

Marcia Clark learns about juries, Johnnie gives O.J. a pep talk, and Fred Goldman visits the D.A.'s office

A few thoughts on tonight's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story coming up just as soon as I do this pro bono to reintroduce myself to the public...

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<p>New Girl</p>

New Girl

Credit: FOX

Evening TV Round-Up: 'New Girl' & 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' reviews

Reagan makes a sex bet with Nick and Winston; Jason Mantzoukas stops by the 99

It's evening round-up time, with quick thoughts on tonight's New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I've been re-Vined by Rob Kardashian...

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<p>Agent Carter</p>

Agent Carter

Credit: ABC

How 'Agent Carter' became the best comic book show nobody's watching

The period Marvel drama changed coasts with ease in season 2

Agent Carter is nearing the end of its second — and, I fear, final — season. After tonight's double feature, there's only one episode to go, and last year's already modest ratings have only gone down in season 2. (And may, along with the renewals of the similarly low-rated Galavant and American Crime, have played a role in last week's ouster of ABC boss Paul Lee.)

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