Credit: Comedy Central

Everything you need to know about Comedy Central's hilarious 'Idiotsitter'

Creators and stars Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse break it all down

Comedy Central has gotten a lot of deserved press and acclaim (including from me) for Broad City, a stoner female buddy comedy spun off from a web series. But the channel has another stoner female buddy comedy spun off from a web series that's turned out to be a whole lot of fun in its own right: Jillian Bell and Charlotte Newhouse's Idiotsitter, which is in the home stretch of season 2.

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' gets to killing in its best episode in a long time

Rick, Carol, Glenn, and everyone else contemplate a terrible mission in 'Not Tomorrow Yet'

A review of tonight's The Walking Dead coming up just as soon as I enjoy some beet and acorn cookies...

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<p>Homer Simpson</p>

Homer Simpson

Credit: FOX

Ask Alan: Who's the most quotable character in TV history?

What shows benefited from losing their creators? Is there an Emmy solution for Peak TV?

Happy Friday, everyone! Time for a new installment of Ask Alan.

On this week's episode (embedded at the top and bottom of this post), I attempt to figure out if there's any way for the Emmys to properly acknowledge the many great shows of Peak TV in America, talk about some shows that actually improved when their original creator left(*), and don't take very long identifying the most quotable TV character of all time. (Trigger warning: I may in fact sing my answer.)

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<p>Man Seeking Woman</p>

Man Seeking Woman

Credit: FXX

Review: Why 'Man Seeking Woman' went seeking more consistency in season 2

FXX's surreal romantic comedy has gotten more serialized, and more satisfying

FXX's Man Seeking Woman has always been a comedy with a very elastic sense of reality. When Jay Baruchel's Josh fears that his girlfriend's platonic guy friend is a threat to their relationship, the guy turns out to be a Japanese penis monster. When he needs advice on what kind of text to send someone he met on the train, he convenes a collection of scientists and military leaders. And when his sister Liz (Britt Lower) had an affair with a married man earlier this season, it was with Santa Claus himself.

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<p>The People v. O.J. Simpson</p>

The People v. O.J. Simpson

Credit: FX

Review: 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' plays 'The Race Card' between Cochran & Darden

A great showcase for Courtney B. Vance and Sterling K. Brown

A review of tonight's The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story coming up just as soon as I show you my autographed photo of Arsenio Hall...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' teams up to find Captain Holt's 'Cheddar'

House-sitting goes badly, and will Diaz and Pimento hook up already?

A quick review of tonight's Brooklyn Nine-Nine coming up just as soon as I turn all the turtlenecks into regular-necks...

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<p>New Girl</p>

New Girl

Credit: FOX

'New Girl' has been great with Megan Fox. What happens when Zooey Deschanel returns?

Will Jess go back to being the responsible one in the loft? Or will the recent craziness continue with her?

A few thoughts on tonight's New Girl, and where the show stands before Zooey Deschanel returns next week, coming up just as soon as the chair is moist...

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<p>Christina Hendricks in Hap and Leonard</p>

Christina Hendricks in Hap and Leonard

Credit: Sundance

Christina Hendricks: What Joan from start of 'Mad Men' would tell Joan at the end

And how did she wind up in a new show that's obsessed with the '60s?

Tomorrow night at 10 marks the debut of Sundance's Hap and Leonard, a period buddy drama based on a series of Joe R. Lansdale novels, and starring James Purefoy and Michael Kenneth Williams as the two title characters: respectively, an ex-con and his gay Vietnam vet best friend. In the late '80s, they live on the bottom rung of life in East Texas, and keep getting caught up in trouble, starting in the TV show with the arrival of Hap's ex-wife Trudy.

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<p>Better Call Saul</p>

Better Call Saul

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Better Call Saul' takes a trip to 'Amarillo' on the road to ruin?

Jimmy and Mike both make bad choices thanks to family members

A review of tonight's Better Call Saul coming up just as soon as I'm jealous of your big bowl of balls...

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<p>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</p>

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Credit: CW

How 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' smartly steered into that off-putting name and premise

The show's become a lot more nuanced than this critic might have expected

Back in the fall, I said that while I admired individual components of the CW's Crazy Ex-Girlfriend — particularly the musical parody numbers — the show needed to pull a Cougar Town and start distancing itself from its premise and title before it could truly get good.

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