<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

Netflix renews 'Orange Is the New Black' for THREE more seasons

Orange Is the New Black's sentence just got extended for at least three more years, after Netflix ordered an additional three seasons of the award-winning prison dramedy.

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<p>Horace and Pete</p>

Horace and Pete

Credit: Louis C.K.

Louis C.K. explains 'Horace and Pete' secrecy, plus that $5/episode price

Future episodes are coming, and will cost less

On Saturday morning, with absolutely no advance fanfare, or even explanation, Louis C.K. released Horace and Pete, a 67-minute filmed play with a cast that included himself, Steve Buscemi, Alan Alda, Edie Falco, and Jessica Lange. It was an achievement as impressive for the surprise of it, and the lack of detail, as for the quality of the performances by Alda and everyone else. C.K. didn't even offer a clue  about when, or if, there might be more installments.

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<p>The Grinder</p>

The Grinder

Credit: FOX

Morning TV Round-Up: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' & 'The Grinder' reviews

Peralta's mother and father get back together, while Dean goes against Timothy Olyphant in court

It's morning round-up time, with quick thoughts on last night's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Grinder coming up just as soon as I wonder what Jane Seymour's up to...

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<p>David Schwimmer and John Travolta in The People v. O.J. Simpson</p>

David Schwimmer and John Travolta in The People v. O.J. Simpson

Credit: FX

Let's talk about 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' premiere

What did everybody think of the start of FX's dramatization of the Trial of the Century?

Yesterday, I posted my review of The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Now that the first episode's aired, it's time to talk about how the filmmakers are approaching this big story, coming up just as soon as I explain who O.J. is by talking about his Hertz commercials...

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Miss Piggy
Credit: ABC

Review: Did 'The Muppets' add 'a little more joy' with revamped show?

New showrunner Kristin Newman's first episode in charge was a promising shift

Last month, I spoke with new Muppets showrunner Kristin Newman about her plans to bring the characters back to their roots. Those ideas all sounded promising, but how well were they executed? Well, tonight's episode was the first she was involved with from beginning to end (though she did some rewriting on the last episode to air back in December), and I have some thoughts on whether it lived up to expectations coming up just as soon as I sell oven mitts on Etsy...

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<p>The X-Files</p>

The X-Files

Credit: FOX

Review: Why tonight's 'X-Files' made the whole revival worthwhile

Darin Morgan writes and directs a very special 'comedy' episode

A review of tonight's The X-Files coming up just as soon as the internet isn't good for me...

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<p>Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown</p>

Sarah Paulson and Sterling K. Brown

Credit: FX

Review: FX's compelling 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, and Sterling K. Brown shine in all-star cast

"Fame is fleeting," Robert Kardashian tells his kids in an early episode of FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (it debuts tomorrow night at 10). "It's hollow. It means nothing at all without a virtuous heart."

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<p>Horace and Pete</p>

Horace and Pete

Credit: Louis C.K.
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Review: Louis C.K. goes back to TV's first golden age with 'Horace and Pete'

A surprise online release of a filmed play co-starring Steve Buscemi, Edie Falco, and Alan Alda

On one of the final episodes of the podcast, a listener asked if there would ever be a surprise TV show release, in the spirit of Wilco or Beyoncé dropping albums without any advance warning. Fienberg and I mused on how difficult this would be to pull off, given the number of collaborators involved in making a TV show, and speculated that even if such a thing could be produced in secret, all involved would want to make sure the world knew of its existence long before it was released.

Well, leave it to Louis C.K. — who yesterday morning released the first episode of a new series called Horace and Pete on his website — to make fools of us both.

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Ask Alan: Which Peak TV shows will age the worst?

Ask Alan: Which Peak TV shows will age the worst?

Which showrunners have the best writing family tree? Is TV more serialized now?

Happy Friday, everybody! In this week's Ask Alan, I take questions on whether certain Peak TV shows won't age particularly well, which showrunners have the most impressive "writers tree" of all(*), and whether TV's increased serialization makes it harder to air episodes out of order these days.

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<p>Legends of Tomorrow</p>

Legends of Tomorrow

Credit: CW

Let's talk about what just happened on 'Legends of Tomorrow'

How's everybody feeling about the 'Flash'/'Arrow' spin-off after two hours? Who should stay or go?

Some spoiler-y thoughts on the conclusion of the two-part "Legends of Tomorrow" premiere coming up just as soon as I pick fights with the PLO...

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