<p>Dominic Cooper and John Slattery as Howard Stark</p>

Dominic Cooper and John Slattery as Howard Stark

Credit: Marvel

What happens when young Howard Stark finds out what happened to old Howard Stark?

Dominic Cooper asks to be spoiled on the events of 'Captain America: Civil War'

I spent a few hours this afternoon interviewing people associated with Preacher, AMC's adaptation of the beloved — and seemingly unadaptable — '90s comic book series. (My review of it is here.) One of those was with the show's leading man, Dominic Cooper, who already has experience in the comic book adaptations world through his role as the young version of Howard Stark in various Marvel movies and TV shows.

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<p>Maria Bamford in Lady Dynamite</p>

Maria Bamford in Lady Dynamite

Credit: Netflix

Review: Maria Bamford gets weird, self-aware, and very funny in 'Lady Dynamite'

Netflix comedy is meta and sad, and an ideal vehicle for the alt-comedian

There's a running gag in the first episode of alt-comedian Maria Bamford's new Netflix comedy series Lady Dynamite where guest star Patton Oswalt, ostensibly playing a cop in Bamford's LA neighborhood, keeps breaking character to warn her against doing stand-up on her show, listing all the famous comics who have already done it: "You've got Louie, Seinfeld, Chappelle, Amy Schumer, my two pilots..." Eventually, other comedians — some of whom also did failed shows that featured them performing material from their stage act — turn up to express their own dismay.

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<p>Supergirl</p>

Supergirl

Credit: CW

'Supergirl' teams up with 'Jane the Virgin' in comic book-heavy CW fall schedule

Supergirl, meet Jane the Virgin. You're about to be spending a lot of time together in a new CW lineup that's more comic book-dependent than ever before.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: On 'The Americans,' Paige has had just about enough of this spy s--t

Two trips abroad go awry, Paige makes a friend, and Elizabeth fears losing one

A review of tonight's The Americans coming up just as soon as I assign you to eat a Twinkie...

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<p>Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo</p>

Christine Baranski and Cush Jumbo

Credit: CBS

CBS' ideal companion series to the new 'Star Trek' is... a 'Good Wife' spin-off?

Star Trek won't be the only familiar brand name available only on the CBS All-Access streaming app, as a Good Wife spin-off built around Christina Baranski and Cush Jumbo has been officially ordered.

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<p>Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait</p>

Kevin James in Kevin Can Wait

Credit: CBS

CBS doubles up on comedies in new fall schedule

Comedy is coming back to CBS.

A year after the network downsized to just two total hours of sitcoms in the fall — and went without comedies on Mondays for the first time since the earliest days of television — the network is doubling up its sitcom presence, with four-comedy blocs on both Mondays and Thursdays (once the network's NFL commitment is done) in the fall. The new Monday bloc will be filled with recognizable faces, including Kevin James and Matt LeBlanc (reuniting on the night with Matthew Perry, whose Odd Couple was renewed), while Joel McHale's The Great Indoors is the one new Thursday comedy.

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<p>Designated Survivor</p>

Designated Survivor

Credit: ABC

'Scandal' delay leaves ABC's fall schedule without all-Shonda Thursday

Say goodbye to ABC's all-Shonda Thursday lineup — at least until midseason.

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<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

Credit: CW

Review: Did 'Jane the Virgin' end season 2 on better cliffhangers than season 1?

Jane and Michael head to the altar, Petra has a very bad day, and Susanna rolls tide

A few thoughts on Jane the Virgin season 2, including last night's finale, coming up just as soon as I lock you into the patriarchy...

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<p>Preacher</p>

Preacher

Credit: AMC
B+

Review: Why Seth Rogen's 'Preacher' was smart to move away from the comics

Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun star in an adaptation of the beloved '90s comic

We live in an age of miracles when it comes to allegedly unadaptable books actually being adapted. For years, fantasy fans assumed no one could do right by George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books, but then Game of Thrones became a phenomenon for readers and non-readers alike. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander books seemed too larded with historical detail (and the occasional extremely graphic rape scene) to seem plausible as a TV show, but the Starz version has won over most of her audience.

Now comes AMC's Preacher, based on an acclaimed '90s comic book series, by writer Garth Ennis and artist Steve Dillon, whose apparent barriers to adaptation are so numerous and daunting that they make A Song of Ice and Fire look like Bridget Jones' Diary.

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<p>Person of Interest</p>

Person of Interest

Credit: CBS

Review: Shaw and Root reunite on a powerful 'Person of Interest'

Sarah Shahi shines in '6,741'

A review of tonight's Person of Interest coming up just as soon as I perform brain surgery on a moving subway car...

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