<p>Ray McKinnon on the set of his Sundance series &quot;Rectify.&quot;</p>

Ray McKinnon on the set of his Sundance series "Rectify."

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'Rectify' creator Ray McKinnon on his beautiful, contemplative Sundance series

A drama about a Death Row prisoner released into a world he no longer feels a part of
If you’ve been watching cable drama over the last decade, you probably know the face and rich as molasses voice of character actor Ray McKinnon. He was the joyful, doomed Reverend Smith on “Deadwood” and inscrutable federal prosecutor Linc Potter on “Sons of Anarchy,” among other roles.
But McKinnon has had a second career through these years as an independent filmmaker. He won an Oscar in 2002 for his short film “The Accountant,” which he shared with his friend and frequent collaborator Walton Goggins, and has written and directed several other films.
Starting Monday night at 9 on Sundance Channel, McKinnon gets to combine these two parts of his career with “Recitfy,” a new series that’s part of Sundance’s push to join the scripted drama big leagues with HBO, AMC, et al. The series tells the story of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), a rural Georgia man who spends 19 years on Death Row for the rape and murder of his high school girlfriend before being released through new DNA evidence. The six episodes of the first season (the first two air back-to-back on Monday) each depict consecutive days in Daniel’s new life after his release, as he struggles to adjust to freedom while his sister Amantha (Abigail Spencer) and others try to protect him from the many people in town who still believe he’s guilty.
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<p>On &quot;Happy Endings,&quot;&nbsp;Max (Adam Pally, right)&nbsp;tries to perfect his eye-roll.</p>

On "Happy Endings," Max (Adam Pally, right) tries to perfect his eye-roll.

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HitFix First Look: On 'Happy Endings,' Max enters a gay pageant

Can he get his eye-roll perfect?

On what's been a strange, harrowing day of news from Boston, it's nice to have an occasional distraction. So if you'd like to turn away from the city on lockdown for a laugh, we've got an exclusive clip from the first of tonight's two "Happy Endingsepisodes.

In "The Ballad of Lon Sarofsky," the gang pushes Max to get a job so he can stop sponging off of them. His response is to sign up for the Mr. Super Gay Chicago pageant. As you can see in this clip (embedded at the top of this post), it does not go smoothly.

That episode is supposed to air at 8, followed by another new one at 8:30, but there's a chance one or both may be pre-empted by, naturally, news coverage from Boston. So enjoy the laugh while you can.

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<p>Mads Mikkelsen as &quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

Mads Mikkelsen as "Hannibal."

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NBC to skip 'Hannibal' episode in wake of Boston tragedy

A sensitive decision, but prepare to be slightly confused on Thursday

NBC has decided not to air the fourth episode of "Hannibal" because it features the murders of children (by other children, no less) and would air not long after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon.

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<p>Jack Crawford (Laurence)&nbsp;and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen)&nbsp;in &quot;Hannibal.&quot;</p>

Jack Crawford (Laurence) and Hannibal Lecter (Mads Mikkelsen) in "Hannibal."

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Potage'

The team tries to figure out if Hobbs' daughter was his victim, or his accomplice

A quick review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I have a stack of gift cards...

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<p>Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Patton Oswalt, Aziz Ansari and Chris Pratt in "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Article Two/Jerry's Scrapbook'

Patton Oswalt competes with Leslie, and Jerry's retirement day is here

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double feature coming up just as soon as I define buffalo meat as acceptable currency...

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<p>Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Joel McHale in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Danny Pudi, Ken Jeong and Joel McHale in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'Intro to Knots'

At Christmastime, the study group tries to get Cornwallis to change their grade

A quick review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I copy and paste the lyrics to "War"...

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<p>&quot;Dexter&quot;&nbsp;will end with its eighth season, debuting this summer.</p>

"Dexter" will end with its eighth season, debuting this summer.

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Showtime confirms 'Dexter' to end with season 8

Serial killer drama's concluding chapter to begin June 30

It's been assumed for a long time that the eighth season of "Dexter" would be the last, but Showtime declined to officially confirm that until today. In an announcement first made on the show's Facebook page, Showtime announced that the eighth season, debuting June 30 at 9 p.m., will be the final one for America's favorite vigilante serial killer.

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<p>Michael Cudlitz and Gerald McRaney in the &quot;Southland&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Michael Cudlitz and Gerald McRaney in the "Southland" finale.

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Season finale review: 'Southland' - 'Reckoning'

If this was really the series finale, the cop drama went out the only way it should

A review of last night's "Southland" season finale coming up just as soon as you succumb to the charms of my pimp-mobile...

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<p>Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Keri Russell as Elizabeth Jennings in "The Americans."

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Review: 'The Americans' - 'Covert War'

Elizabeth seeks revenge and Stan is confronted by his wife

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I make insurance...

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<p>Jane Levy as Tessa in the &quot;Suburgatory&quot;&nbsp;finale.</p>

Jane Levy as Tessa in the "Suburgatory" finale.

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Season finale review: 'Suburgatory' - 'Apocalypse Meow/Stray Dog'

Tessa reacts poorly to news of Dallas and George's plan to move in together

A review of the two-part "Suburgatory" season finale coming up just as soon as my troubles melt away like so much provolone...

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