<p>The Sopranos</p>

The Sopranos

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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 2: '46 Long'

Livia goes for a drive, Big Pussy plays detective, and Christopher turns hijacker

Welcome to the second installment of our summer trip through "The Sopranos" season 1. When I revisited early seasons of "The Wire," as well as the whole run of "Deadwood," I did separate versions of each review for newcomers and veterans, but over time realized that the newcomers weren't commenting much, if at all, and that it therefore made sense to simply do one review. Any significant spoilers for episodes beyond the one being reviewed will be contained in a separate section at the end of the review; so long as you avoid that, and the comments, you should be fine.

Thoughts on the second episode, "46 Long," coming up just as soon as I finish unscrewing my belly button...

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<p>iZombie</p>

iZombie

Credit: CW

Season finale review: 'iZombie' - 'Blaine's World': Major victory?

Plus, lots of thoughts from showrunners Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright

"iZombie" wrapped up a really entertaining first season tonight, and I have a few thoughts on the finale, followed by a lot of thoughts from executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, coming up just as soon as I am to serotonin what Milton Hershey was to chocolate...

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<p>Twin Peaks, Heroes, Full House, Prison Break, Coach, X-Files</p>

Twin Peaks, Heroes, Full House, Prison Break, Coach, X-Files

Credit: ABC/NBC/FOX

Sometimes, dead is better: Has TV's reboot fever run amok?

New versions of 'Twin Peaks,' 'X-Files,' 'Full House' & more are on the way; where does it end?

I am the happiest TV fan in the world. Over the next year or so, we'll be getting a new season of "Twin Peaks," with David Lynch allegedly directing every single episode. And we'll be getting an "X-Files" sequel miniseries, which may well feature both an episode written by the reclusive-but-brilliant Darin Morgan, and a rumored sequel to one of the sickest hours of network television ever, "Home."

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Lauren Graham can't choose between her TV daughters; can you?
Credit: Mae Whitman

Lauren Graham can't choose between her TV daughters; can you?

I didn't attend this year's ATX Television Festival in Austin, despite having a great time the year before, mainly because I have too much travel scheduled for this year (and maybe also because I ate enough brisket for two years at the previous one). There were a lot of events and panels I wish I could have been there for, including a TV critic team-up with Fienberg, Tim Goodman, Todd VanDerWerff, and Tara Ariano. But the one I most wanted to be there for was the "Gilmore Girls" reunion, which featured Amy Sherman-Palladino and virtually every surviving castmember saved Melissa McCarthy, who's a bit busy promoting "Spy" at the moment. Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel were of course there, and Graham brought along her other TV daughter, Mae Whitman from "Parenthood," which led to this priceless photo:

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<p>Veep</p>

Veep

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Review: 'Veep' - 'Testimony': Deposition day

Selina and her staff are called to account for their many screw-ups in a delightful format-breaker

A quick review of last night's "Veep" coming up just as soon as I put on a very uncharacteristic dress so you won't think I'm shrill...

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

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Did 'Game of Thrones' go too far with its fire this week, or not far enough?

Stannis makes an unthinkable decision, Arya follows an old enemy, and Dany reunites with old friends

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I put my money on the smaller man...

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<p>Chicago Med and Heartbreaker</p>

Chicago Med and Heartbreaker

Credit: NBC

NBC delays 'Heartbreaker' to midseason, moves up 'Chicago Med' premiere

Of all the new series previewed at the broadcast network upfronts last month, none inspired quite as much mocking as the trailer for "Heartbreaker," an NBC medical drama starring Melissa George as a surgeon who — stop me if you've heard this before — can heal other people's hearts but can't mend her own.

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Ask Alan, Episode 9: Uncanceled series, Wynn Duffy vs. Peggy Olson & more

Ask Alan, Episode 9: Uncanceled series, Wynn Duffy vs. Peggy Olson & more

Was Don Draper meant to be hugging Matt Weiner in the 'Mad Men' finale?

Happy Friday, everyone! Time for another installment of Ask Alan, where I take your questions about TV, and try not to ramble too much in response.

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

Season premiere review: 'Hannibal' - 'Antipasto': European vacation

Hannibal and Dr. Du Maurier settle down in Italy as season 3 begins

"Hannibal" is back for its third season, and as usual, I plan to review every episode of this disgusting, beautiful, great show. I published some overall thoughts on the series at this point yesterday, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as I try not to eat anything with a central nervous system...

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<p>Empire</p>

Empire

Credit: FOX

'Empire' & 'Transparent' lead 2015 Television Critics Association Awards nominees

Will 'Mad Men' go out on top? How should 'The Jinx' have been categorized?

"Empire" and "Transparent" were the big winners when the 2015 Television Criticis Association Awards nominees were announced, but will either newbie be able to knock off more well-established shows like "Mad Men" and "Big Bang Theory"?

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