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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Digestivo': Pig pen

Alana and Margot try to rescue Will and Hannibal from Mason's sick plans

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I erect some foster homes and torment some children...

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Ask Alan, Episode 12: 'X-Files' fears, and which characters went from worst to best?

Ask Alan, Episode 12: 'X-Files' fears, and which characters went from worst to best?

And what genres are due for a revival?

Due to a few technical issues, we're a day late with the latest installment of Ask Alan, where I take your questions about this thing we call TV.

In today's video, I talk about my hopes and fears for "The X-Files" miniseries, identify characters (like Britta on "Community") who went from the worst part of a show to the best, and pick a few mostly-dormant TV genres I'd like to see revived.

As always, you can send questions — the more concisely-worded, the better — to askalan@hitfix.com.

For full Comic-Con coverage, click here.

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LeBron James, dirty jokes, & Amy Schumer's genius: The 'Trainwreck' spoiler review

A terrific collaboration between the Comedy Central star and director Judd Apatow

We have plenty of movie coverage here at HitFix — including Drew's rave review of this film from SXSW — but as happens when I see a film relatively early in its run, and particularly one like "Trainwreck" with a fair amount of crossover with what I cover in TV, I like to offer up a few of my thoughts, as well as a place for people who have seen the film to start discussing it.

Again, this review is designed for people who've already seen "Trainwreck," and thus will have plenty of spoilers, coming up just as soon as we split the check...

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<p>Jonathan Banks in &quot;Better Call Saul&quot;</p>

Jonathan Banks in "Better Call Saul"

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'I BROKE MY BOY!’: 'Better Call Saul' writer on his Emmy-nominated script

Gordon Smith used to be Vince Gilligan's asssitant; now he's an Emmy nominee

In show business, it's often better to be lucky than good. "Better Call Saul" writer Gordon Smith has been both.

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

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2015 Emmys Nominations: You take the good, you take the bad

It's hard to get things right in the new Golden Age of TV, but hooray for Tatiana Maslany!

In this new Golden Age of TV, where great shows are available in abundance, only no one has time to watch them all — least of all the people who actually work in television, and thus vote for the Emmys — the only way to look at each year's Emmy nominations is to treat them like the theme song from "The Facts of Life." You take the good, you take the bad, you take 'em both, and there you have this year's Emmy nominees list.

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<p>BoJack Horseman</p>

BoJack Horseman

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How the sad but silly 'BoJack Horseman' became one of TV's very best shows

The strange, absurd, melancholy Netflix animated comedy returns on Friday

It's difficult to describe Netflix's "BoJack Horseman" — and, more importantly, the show's genius — without sounding high at best, insane at worst. It's a surreal cartoon series set in a universe where humans mingle with (and frequently date and marry) anthropomorphized animals like the title character, voiced by Will Arnett, who's still living off the fame and fortune from his stint as a '90s family sitcom star. It's an absurd Hollywood satire, but also a deep character study of a profoundly depressed (horse)man, and it may be one of the saddest shows in all of television.

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<p>Denis Leary</p>

Denis Leary

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Questions&answers about Denis Leary's creepy comedy 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll'

The 'Rescue Me' star is back at FX, now playing a washed-up never-was rocker

Questions I have after watching two episodes of "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll," the new FX comedy created by and starring Denis Leary, which debuts tomorrow night at 10:

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<p>The Sopranos</p>

The Sopranos

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'The Sopranos' Rewind: Season 1, Episode 7: 'Down Neck'

AJ's troubles in the present inspire Tony to flash back on traumas in his past

Welcome to the seventh 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 seventh episode, “Down Neck," coming up just as soon as the clown gets arrested, too...

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 291: 'BoJack Horseman,' 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll' & more

Dan and Alan also review 'The Jim Gaffigan Show,' 'Impastor' & 'Married,' and revisit the ends of 'Alf' & 'Dinosaurs


Happy Tuesday, boys and girls! The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast lives!

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NBC buries 'Hannibal' alive

NBC has relocated struggling Thursday dramas "Aquarius" and "Hannibal" to Saturdays, a night that's been home to many a dead show walking like "Hannibal."

The problem is that "Aquarius" not only hasn't already been canceled like "Hannibal," but has already been renewed for a second season.

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