<p>Jean Smart in Fargo</p>

Jean Smart in Fargo

Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'Fear and Trembling': Dead men walking

Which characters' fates are already sealed?

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as you gimme a chocolate glaze...

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Credit: CBS

Review: 'Supergirl' learns she's 'Stronger Together' in solid second episode

On the job superhero training at home, chasing aliens for the DEO

A review of tonight's "Supergirl" coming up just as soon as I have breakfast with Ruth Bader Ginsburg...

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<p>Star Trek</p>

Star Trek

Credit: CBS

Why you won't be able to watch CBS' new 'Star Trek' series on CBS itself

The first new 'Trek' show in a decade will debut on TV, then move to CBS All Access

"Star Trek" is coming back to television — and then boldly going to CBS All Access, as a come-on to get people to subscribe to CBS' digital subscription service.

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<p>The Leisure Class</p>

The Leisure Class

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Project Greenlight' goes 0-for-4 with the limp 'The Leisure Class'

An addictive TV show that continues to churn out forgettable movies

When "Project Greenlight" rose from the TV dead earlier this fall, the HBO reality series made headlines for an argument between one of its two celebrity producers in Matt Damon, and indie film veteran Effie Brown, who had been hired to line produce the latest "Greenlight" film. As the series' decision-makers put their heads together to pick this season's winning director, Brown — the only person of color in the room, and one of only two women — argued that they shouldn't be so quick to dismiss a filmmaking team featuring a white woman and a Vietnamese man, since their outsider perspectives could be very useful in rewriting the planned script, "Not Another Pretty Woman," where one of the main characters is a black female prostitute. Damon talked over Brown, insisted that you find diversity "in the casting of the movie, not the casting of the show," and in a later talking head, scoffed at the idea of changing the focus of "what the competition is supposed to be about, which is giving someone the job based entirely on merit, and leaving all other factors out of it."

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Why tonight's very good 'The Walking Dead' suffered from very bad timing

A week after lots of violence and mayhem, we get... a 90-minute Morgan flashback?

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" — and still more thoughts on last week's controversy — coming up just as soon as I give you a rabbit's foot...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'No Room at the Inn': Show me the way to go home

Matt and Mary get trapped outside Jarden in another Christopher Eccleston tour de force

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I get back my copay...

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Credit: Yahoo

Ask Alan: Why aren't the networks cancelling shows this fall?

What does Yahoo's big money loss on 'Community' mean?

Happy Friday, everybody! As previously discussed, Ask Alan is now a weekly show. Thanks for filling up the mailbox with lots of great questions, and please keep 'em coming to askalan@hitfix.com (as always, the more tightly-phrased, the better).

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<p>Ash vs. Evil Dead</p>

Ash vs. Evil Dead

Credit: Starz

Review: Bruce Campbell is groovy again in his best role in 'Ash vs. Evil Dead'

Ash makes a fine transition to both middle age and television

In the opening moments of Starz's "Ash vs. Evil Dead," director Sam Raimi presents the kind of rapidly-edited montages that became a signature part of the "Evil Dead" films, as demon-fighting hero Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) straps some kind of complicated device to his body. Is it another chainsaw to fit over the hand he chopped off in 1987's "Evil Dead II"? The mechanical metal hand he had forged in 1993's "Army of Darkness"?

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<p>You&#39;re the Worst</p>

You're the Worst

Credit: FXX

Review: 'You're the Worst' - 'Spooky Sunday Funday': The fix is in?

The gang goes to a Halloween horror house as part of Jimmy's plan to cheer up Gretchen

A review of tonight's "You're the Worst" coming up just as soon as I recognize this building from the opening credits of "Better Off Ted"...

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<p>Jemma Simmons on Agents of SHIELD</p>

Jemma Simmons on Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Agents of SHIELD' has fun with its spin on 'The Martian'

One story, essentially one character, make for a vastly improved experience for the overly-busy Marvel show

Thoughts on tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I eat in the shower and fall asleep while doing it...

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