<p>Bill Murray on SNL</p>

Bill Murray on SNL

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special' is 'SNL' in microcosm

Lots of highs, a few lows, and longer than it probably needed to be

Some thoughts on last night's "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" coming up just as soon as I assume Jon Lovitz is dead...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Them': Why can't we be friends?

Grief, thirst and depression consume the group

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I fix your music box...

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<p>Girls</p>

Girls

Credit: HBO

Review: 'Girls' - 'Sit-In': Here's looking at you, kid

Hannah's friends try to help her deal with the news about Adam

A review of tonight's "Girls" coming up just as soon as this is not one of my more convincing fake showers...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Credit: FOX

Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'The Wednesday Incident': Chit or get off the pot

Jake tries to figure out why Captain Holt is in a bad mood

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I cook my oatmeal with a road flare...

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<p>Titus Welliver in Bosch</p>

Titus Welliver in Bosch

Credit: Amazon

'Bosch' star Titus Welliver: 'Maybe I'm just a cop without a badge'

The 'Deadwood' alum plays Michael Connelly's hero in new Amazon series

Titus Welliver isn't the first actor I might have thought of to play LAPD homicide cop Hieronymus "Harry" Bosch, hero of 17 best-selling mystery novels and counting by Michael Connelly (plus multiple appearances in Connelly's "Lincoln Lawyer" series). But that's more because the book series started so long ago, and has allowed Harry to age in real time, so my mental image of him is much older than the "Deadwood" alum.

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<p>The Slap</p>

The Slap

Credit: NBC

Series premiere talkback: 'The Slap' - 'Hector'

What did everybody think of NBC's angry family miniseries?

I published my review of NBC's "The Slap" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Was it an interesting take on modern parenting, or a loud and angry blur? Do you side with Zachary Quinto's character, Melissa George's, or would you prefer to nuke the lot of them? How did you feel about Victor Garber's narration? The jazz score? Was there any character you found yourself actually liking? If you're familiar with the Australian miniseries (or the novel that inspired it), how did this compare? And will you watch again?

Have at it, folks. Then enjoy this:

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<p>Banshee</p>

Banshee

Credit: Cinemax

Cinemax renews 'Banshee' for season 4

Pulpy action drama will relocate production to Pittsburgh, produce 8 episodes instead of 10

Let the mayhem continue: Cinemax has ordered a fourth season of "Banshee."

The current third season has been perhaps the best yet for the pulpy action drama, which somehow had its craziest fight scene yet, as well as last week's wall-to-wall suspense episode, with the Banshee precinct under siege by Chayton's gang of Native American thugs. There are five more episodes in this season, with the next one due tomorrow night at 10.

Two notable changes were announced with this renewal: 1)The new season will have 8 episodes instead of 10, and 2)Production will relocate from North Carolina to Pittsburgh. Both these shifts should make the show cheaper to produce (Pittsburgh has various production tax incentives), and every bit helps when it comes to a niche show like this. And while the show has never really had filler episodes, I also don't know that it's seasonal arcs require 10 episodes to tell.

Either way, I'm very happy the show will be coming back. What does everybody else think?
 

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<p>Arrow</p>

Arrow

Credit: CW

Review: 'Arrow' - 'Canaries': Secrets and lies

Merlyn pressures Oliver to tell Thea the truth, and Laurel has visions of Sara

A quick review of last night's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I offer you some red wine...

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<p>Saturday Night Live</p>

Saturday Night Live

Credit: NBC

The 'Saturday Night Live' story told through its sketches

As the 40th anniversary approaches, here are important pivot points

On the eve of its 40th anniversary special (though the anniversary itself isn't until October), what is left to say about "Saturday Night Live"? There have been multiple books written about the show, several documentaries, countless essays — riding the never-ending roller-coaster between "Saturday Night Dead" and "Saturday Night Lives Again!" — best-ofs, worst-ofs, and every other kind of list you can think of.

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<p>Frank Langella in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Frank Langella in "The Americans."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Open House': The tooth hurts

Elizabeth gets some emergency dental work in a terrific episode

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I ask what you think of stonewash jeans...

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