Credit: Showtime

Cameron Crowe's 'Roadies' gets a premiere date, Eddie Vedder trailer

Roadies, the first TV show created by Cameron Crowe, finally has a premiere date, along with a trailer scored to "Hard Sun" by Crowe's longtime friend Eddie Vedder.

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<p>James Franco in 11.22.63</p>

James Franco in 11.22.63

Credit: Hulu

Review: James Franco shines in Hulu's uneven time travel miniseries '11.22.63'

An eight-part adaptation that leaves some of the best parts of Stephen King's book on the page

Stephen King's always been open about his improvisational writing style, and the way he lets his stories tell him where they need to go. Even if he never said a word about his process, though, longtime King readers could probably tell, not just because his endings tend to feel rougher than his beginnings, but because sometimes his stories will take unusual detours as King becomes fascinated by a plot device he obviously didn't expect to find so interesting when he started.

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<p>Star Trek</p>

Star Trek

Credit: Paramount

Ask Alan: What can Bryan Fuller do with 'Star Trek'?

An all-'Trek' edition inspired by this week's news about the 'Hannibal' showrunner

It's a special single-topic edition of Ask Alan, inspired by this week's news that former Hannibal showrunner Bryan Fuller will be in charge of CBS' new Star Trek series. We still know nothing about what it'll be about, but fun to speculate.

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Credit: Hulu

'Triumph's Election Special' is the best campaign coverage you'll find

We have somehow arrived in the era of the surprise release. Two weeks ago, with no advance warning, Louis C.K. dropped the first episode of a series of filmed plays featuring an all-star cast. The day before the Super Bowl, Beyoncé (who has some prior experience with surprise releases) put out a new single that she was going to perform during the halftime show. Yesterday, Funny or Die premiered a 50-minute Donald Trump parody biopic starring Johnny Depp, that no one knew was in the works. And Hulu this week, with virtually no promotion, gave us the 85-minute comedy gift that is Triumph's Election Special 2016, in which Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (and his handler, Robert Smigel) travels to Iowa and New Hampshire to harass the presidential candidates and their constituents.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Better Call Saul' shouldn't be in a rush to get to 'Breaking Bad'

Season 2 abruptly but wisely slams on the brakes along the road to Saul Goodman

It's funny: before Better Call Saul debuted, all anyone seemed interested in was when and how the Breaking Bad prequel would work in cameos from Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, and the rest of the gang from Heisenberg's glory days. There was some enthusiasm about getting backstory on Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut, but even the most devout BB worshippers seemed to view a Saul Goodman spin-off primarily as an excuse to spend more time in this fictional universe, rather than an essential showcase for Bob Odenkirk in the title role. Even in Saul's early days, a lot of viewers seemed to be viewing this period of the character's career — when he was still going by his real name of Jimmy McGill, and trying to be taken seriously as an honest lawyer, rather than the cheerful shyster who worked as Walter White's consiglieri — as something to be raced through as quickly as possible so we could get to the tacky bus bench ads, the obnoxious behavior, and, of course, Huell.

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: Everything's topsy turvy as 'The Flash' heads to Earth-2

Killer Frost! Deathstorm! Reverb! A different Detective West!

Some thoughts on last night's The Flash coming up just as soon as I'm Cloud City Vadering you...

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Credit: HBO

Review: HBO's 'Vinyl' a classic rock drama that wishes it was punk

Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter make a very familar, but at times exciting, series

HBO's new drama Vinyl is set at a crossroads for the music industry in which its hero, drug-addicted record label president Richie Finestra (Bobby Cannavale), works. It's 1973, when some of the iconic rock acts of the '60s were still vital — including The Rolling Stones, whose Mick Jagger co-created Vinyl alongside Boardwalk Empire's Terence Winter, director Martin Scorsese, and author Rich Cohen — but were having to make room for new artists and new styles of music. In Sunday's pilot episode, Richie tries to cut a deal with Led Zeppelin, but is also entranced by a live performance of The New York Dolls' punk anthem "Personality Crisis," and intrigued when he drives through the Bronx and overhears hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc spinning two records at once.

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<p>David Schwimmer</p>

David Schwimmer

Credit: FX

Robert Kardashian is fool & hero both as 'People v. O.J.' does the Bronco chase

A lively hour capturing the moment when the O.J. case went viral

A few thoughts on tonight's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story episode coming up just as soon as I spell my last name for you...

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<p>Damon Wayans Jr. and Andy Samberg</p>

Damon Wayans Jr. and Andy Samberg

Credit: FOX

Too many cops: Damon Wayans & 'The 9-8' crash 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

What happens when two precincts have to operate under one roof?

A quick review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I use a ruler to measure another ruler...

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<p>Megan Fox and Hannah Simone on New Girl</p>

Megan Fox and Hannah Simone on New Girl

Credit: FOX

Review: Megan Fox makes a promising 'New Girl' debut

'Reagan' shakes up the dynamics in the loft

Tonight was Megan Fox's first episode of New Girl, and I have a few thoughts on her debut coming up just as soon as my favorite show is Sax in the City, about four old ladies in a jazz band...

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