<p>IronE Singleton as T-Dog on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

IronE Singleton as T-Dog on "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Sick'

Rick makes a shaky alliance with the prisoners, while Hershel's daughters have to wait

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I'm pardoned by the state of Georgia...

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<p>Melissa George in &quot;Hunted.&quot;</p>

Melissa George in "Hunted."

Credit: Cinemax

'Hunted' - 'Mort'

What did everybody think of the new Cinemax drama?

Okay, I've already posted my review of Cinemax's "Hunted," as well as an interview with creator Frank Spotnitz. Now it's your turn. For those of you watched tonight — or who saw the premiere a couple of weeks ago on the BBC — what did you think? Did you like Melissa George in full Sydney Bristow mode? Were you happy to see Mr. Eko, Stannis Baratheon, Balon Greyjoy and various other notable British actors together in the same show? Were the interlocking flashbacks too much for you in this episode? Are you interested in the mission Sam goes on? Were you also troubled by Sam leaving the window shade up in front of her secret conspiracy compartment, even if Spotnitz insists (as he did to me in a deleted part of that interview) that no one can see the conspiracy wall from the street?  And will you watch again? 

I won't be doing weekly write-ups, but will come back after the finale airs with some thoughts. For now, have at it. And if you've seen multiple episodes in the UK, please confine your specific comments to the premiere episode.

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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;stars Donald Glover and Danny Pudi in a very special edition of &quot;Troy &amp;&nbsp;Abed in the Morning.&quot;</p>

"Community" stars Donald Glover and Danny Pudi in a very special edition of "Troy & Abed in the Morning."

'Community' cast wishes you all a Happy October 19

Season 4 will premiere 'someday,' according to a new video for the fans

October 19 is my birthday, and though I know NBC didn't originally schedule the start of "Community" season 4 for this night because of me, it felt nice to know I could celebrate the day with Troy, Abed and the rest of the study group. But as you know by now, NBC changed their minds and delayed the premiere, to a date and time unknown. (My guess is it either replaces "30 Rock" in early 2013 or replaces "Up All Night" if that show's ratings drop any lower.) 

Because the "Community" cast and crew are aware of the crazy love their fans have for the show, they decided to provide them with some original content for the 19th, regardless, and came up with this very special edition of "Troy & Abed in the Morning," addressing the delayed premiere and the idea that October 19 (also Gillian Jacobs' birthday) isn't so much a date as a state of mind. I like this, not only because it's a funny video, but because it gives me an excuse to declare virtually any day to be my birthday. Thanks, "Community"!

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<p>Melissa George in &quot;Hunted.&quot;</p>

Melissa George in "Hunted."

Credit: Cinemax

'Hunted' creator Frank Spotnitz on his new Cinemax drama & 'The X-Files' legacy

And did his experience writing for 'Strike Back' come into play with the new show?

Frank Spotnitz has been the man up front for the first two Cinemax original drama series. He wrote the first four episodes of the Cinemax incarnation of "Strike Back," and is the creator and executive producer of "Hunted," a new thriller starring Melissa George as British private spy Sam Hunter, who is betrayed, left for dead, and returns to work a year later looking for revenge on whoever it was that set her up.  (You can watch an exclusive clip from the premiere at the top of this post.)

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<p>Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) with one of his &quot;The Great Escape&quot;&nbsp;women on &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Jack Donaghy (Alec Baldwin) with one of his "The Great Escape" women on "30 Rock."

Credit: NBC

The Morning Round-Up: '30 Rock,' 'The Office' & 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Liz tries to prove women are funny, Dwight rents a work bus, and the gang relives some familiar plots

It's Morning Round-Up time, with quick reviews of last night's episodes of "30 Rock," "The Office" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," coming up just as soon as I'm thinking and doing kegels at the same time...

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<p>Leslie (Amy Poehler)&nbsp;and Ann (Rashida Jones)&nbsp;are at odds in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Leslie (Amy Poehler) and Ann (Rashida Jones) are at odds in "Parks and Recreation."

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Sex Education'

Leslie goes to war with Marcia Langman, and Tom loses all his screen time

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I ask Alta Vista to take me to Yahoo...

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<p>Jessy Schram in &quot;Last Resort.&quot;</p>

Jessy Schram in "Last Resort."

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Last Resort' - 'Voluntold'

Marcus offers the crew a chance to stay or go, and Sam's wife takes a stand

A quick review of tonight's "Last Resort" coming up just as soon as I have front row seats to the end of the world...

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<p>Melissa George's spy has to improvise in &quot;Hunted.&quot;</p>

Melissa George's spy has to improvise in "Hunted."

Credit: Cinemax

Review: Cinemax gets more complicated with spy drama 'Hunted'

Melissa George plays a private spy looking for revenge
When Cinemax decided to follow big brother HBO into the scripted drama business, it kept things safe and simple with "Strike Back." It was a continuation of a pre-existing show from the U.K. (albeit one where most of the cast and producers were replaced for the Cinemax version), a mix of sex and violence that fit perfectly with what people subscribe to the channel for, and its ambitions are small and easily attainable.
"Strike Back" has turned out to be a real pleasure, and now Cinemax has aimed higher with its second drama, "Hunted" (it premieres Friday night at 10).It's a wholly original series, and while there's still action and nudity, the storytelling is far more complex. The training wheels are off now, and the result is a show that wobbles far more frequently than its predecessor, but one that can get into a groove that demonstrates the value of risk-taking.
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<p>Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in &quot;Suburgatory.&quot;</p>

Jane Levy and Jeremy Sisto in "Suburgatory."

Credit: ABC

Season premiere review: 'Suburgatory' - 'Homecoming'

Tessa's back from New York, and Chatswin is still very much the same

"Suburgatory" is back for a second season, and I have a quick review coming up just as soon as I delete all your "Californication"s off the DVR...

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<p>Jessica Lange as a nun on &quot;American Horror Story:&nbsp;Asylum.&quot;</p>

Jessica Lange as a nun on "American Horror Story: Asylum."

Credit: FX

Review: FX's 'American Horror Story' is very different and the same

New 'Asylum' set-up brings back Jessica Lange and friends in new roles
"American Horror Story" was not a show I enjoyed at all in its first season, but I couldn't help admiring the decision its creators, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, made at the end of it. Having spent 13 episodes telling a story with a beginning, middle and end about a family who moves into a haunted house, dies, and becomes closer in death than they were in life, Murphy and Falchuk elected not to continue that story in the FX drama's new season. Instead, "American Horror Story" (it returns tonight at 10) will be that rarest of 21st century TV creatures: an anthology drama. Each season will tell a complete story, then start over from scratch, perhaps bringing along some actors (Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Zachary Quinto, Lily Rabe and Sarah Paulson all return from last year, among others) but in entirely new roles.
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