<p>Prison Break</p>

Prison Break

Credit: FOX

Why 'Prison Break,' 'X-Files' & every other canceled TV show will rise from death

Brand names and popularity on Netflix make for a safer bet, even if the people in charge ruined them in the first place

In the future, every canceled TV show will be revived for 15 minutes.

Coming your way this fall will be NBC's "Heroes Reborn," and over the next year, we'll be getting sequels to everything from "Coach" to "Twin Peaks" to "Full House." As I wrote a few months ago, this trend can be exciting if you're a fan of the original, maddening if you hated the original, and frustrating all around for what it says about the difficulty of launching wholly new series in the current TV ecosystem.

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<p>Bones and Sleepy Hollow</p>

Bones and Sleepy Hollow

Credit: FOX

After crazy 'Sleep Hollow'/'Bones crossover, what other shows need to meet?

The upcoming "Sleepy Hollow"/"Bones" crossover (not to be confused with the hollow bones syndrome that afflicted Emily Mortimer's character on "30 Rock") is a throwback to an earlier age in TV, when crossover episodes were common, and not just between two shows with a common producer (which NBC still does with its Chicago fire/cop/hospital series), nor even between two shows that seemed particularly compatible. 

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

Portia Doubleday in Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

Review: 'Mr. Robot' focuses on the ensemble this week, but Elliot still shines

But good character work for Angela, Darlene and maybe even the title character

Some thoughts on tonight's "Mr. Robot" coming up just as soon as I reject a revolution in favor of aroma profiles..

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<p>Kid Flash</p>

Kid Flash

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'The Flash' casts its Kid Flash

The CW's various superhero shows continue casting actors to play familiar comic book characters, with "The Flash" hiring Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale ("Insurgent") to play Iris's nephew Wally West, who in the comics eventually becomes Flash's sidekick Kid Flash — and, for a long stretch starting in the mid-'80s succeeded Barry Allen as the Flash himself. Lonsdale will become a series regular sometime in the winter.

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

'The Leftovers' moves to Texas in season 2 trailer

HBO's "The Leftovers" was my favorite TV show of 2014, and I'm eagerly awaiting the second season premiere on October 4. Haven't seen any new episodes yet, but embedded above is the season 2 trailer, which shows how many of the main characters will be lifting up stakes from Mapleton and moving to a town in Texas that somehow didn't lose a single person during the Great Departure.

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<p>The Sopranos</p>

The Sopranos

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'The Sopranos' rewind looks at the intersection of gangsters & gangster rap

Christopher befriends a hip-hop mogul, Adriana becomes a producer, and Tony plays golf

Welcome to the tenth 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 tenth episode, “A Hit Is a Hit," coming up just as soon I've recorded in Denmark...

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<p>Grey&#39;s Anatomy</p>

Grey's Anatomy

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Shonda Rhimes: Here's why I killed McDreamy

ABC's most powerful producer, Shonda Rhimes, is as cagey and talented as any showrunner in the business when it comes to not answering questions she doesn't want to. Press tour sessions with her — like this afternoon's panel featuring Rhimes and the leads of "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and "How to Get Away with Murder" — often involve her smiling cryptically and refusing to acknowledge the premises of questions, much less answer them.

But when asked why she chose to kill off Patrick Dempsey's Derek Shepherd on "Grey's," Rhimes began speaking quickly and elaborately.

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<p>Mr. Robinson</p>

Mr. Robinson

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Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 294: 'Mr. Robinson,' 'UnREAL' & 'Halt & Catch Fire'

Dan and Alan also look back on the 'Everybody Loves Raymond' series finale


Happy Tuesday! It's an in-person Firewall & Iceberg Podcast!

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<p>Jeff Garlin</p>

Jeff Garlin

Credit: ABC

Jeff Garlin puts odds of more 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' at '51 percent'

Jeff Garlin was in rare form at a Television Critics Association press tour panel to preview season 3 of "The Goldbergs." He complained about having to film scenes where Murray Goldberg takes off his pants when he comes home from work (they have to do take after take, "and I don't like to bend"), and about ABC censors' paranoia of what might be seen when he appears in tighty-whities, with the censors claiming to see shadows and movement from his nether regions when "the only way to see shadows or movement is to put a flashlight behind my balls."

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<p>True Detective</p>

True Detective

Credit: HBO

Things get bad for the 'True Detective' heroes right as the season gets good?

The mystery begins to tie together as our heroes find themselves in desperate circumstances

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I manage an Applebee's...

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