<p>John Turturro in The Night Of</p>

John Turturro in The Night Of

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Night Of' asks how much we can really trust Naz

Freddy mentors Naz in jail, while Stone rejoins the case and looks for... Duane Reade?

A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as I take a cookie and the milk...

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'The People v. O.J. Simpson' wins big at 2016 TCA Awards
Credit: FX

'The People v. O.J. Simpson' wins big at 2016 TCA Awards

'The Americans,' 'black-ish,' 'Mr. Robot' & Samantha Bee lead diverse winners list

The verdict is in for the 2016 Television Critics Association Awards, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the biggest winner.

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<p>The Get Down</p>

The Get Down

Credit: Netflix
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Review: Netflix's 'The Get Down' a big swing at hip-hop's origins

Baz Luhrmann-directed '70s drama doesn't lack for style, or craziness

Midway through the initial run of Netflix's new '70s hip-hop drama The Get Down, one of the show's young heroes makes a new friend who wants to hear his group's emerging sound.

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<p>Portia Doubleday in Mr. Robot</p>

Portia Doubleday in Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

Review: On 'Mr. Robot,' Elliot gets back into action with a 'Logic Bomb'

A slightly shorter — and much tighter — episode than last week's

A review of tonight's Mr. Robot coming up just as soon as I go to China for some General Tso...

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<p>In Treatment</p>

In Treatment

Credit: HBO

Stream this in the summer: 'In Treatment'

HBO's great psychotherapy drama starring Gabriel Byrne
In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time.
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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Stream this in the summer (and before the final season begins): 'Rectify'

Take a chance on Sundance's beautiful — if slow — drama about life after Death Row

In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time.

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<p>W. Earl Brown in Preacher</p>

W. Earl Brown in Preacher

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Preacher' confronts God in the uneven end to an uneven first season

'Call and Response' at least promises a more interesting direction for next year

A review of the Preacher season finale coming up just as the prairie dog drops the charges...

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

Credit: HBO

Review: On 'The Night Of,' Naz gets two offers he can't refuse

Life in jail and in court proves not too different as the story reaches its midpoint

A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as there's an excellent chance I'll hit 75 homers this year...

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<p>Friends</p>

Friends

Credit: NBC

Ask Alan: What makes a TV flashback episode good?

Will we ever see Andy Sipowicz on TV again?

Happy Friday, everybody! Time for another Ask Alan, hitting up four topics: What makes a good flashback episode, whether Dennis Franz will ever un-retire, what TV musical scores I listen to when I'm not watching TV, and a return to the subject of TV loose ends that can frustrate.

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<p>Flight of the Conchords</p>

Flight of the Conchords

Credit: HBO

Stream this in the summer: 'Flight of the Conchords'

Deadpan musical comedy starring New Zealand's fourth most-popular folk duo

In my early days on the beat, NBC had an ad campaign encouraging people to watch summer reruns, promising, "If you haven't seen it, it's new to you!" In the age of Peak TV, that slogan seems less cynical than accurate. The rise of streaming services has put the bulk of TV history only a click or two away, which means that people are constantly discovering The Wire, or Arrested Development, or Terriers (sigh) for the very first time.

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