<p>Seinfeld</p>

Seinfeld

Credit: NBC

Summer sitcom rewind: 'Seinfeld' - 'The Red Dot'

George gets a new job, a great gift for Elaine and some unexpected sex

Continuing our occasional summer look back at classic sitcom episodes, it's time to discuss "The Red Dot" from "Seinfeld" season 3, coming up just as soon as my favorite book is "Venetian Blinds" by Art Vandelay...

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<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

'Orange Is the New Black' season 2 in review

Vee and Red brace for a final battle, the prison weathers a storm, and Caputo both wins and loses

We've come to the end of this trip through "Orange Is the New Black" season 2. Thoughts on the final three episodes, and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as I buy a banjolele on Craigslist...

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<p>The Simpsons</p>

The Simpsons

Credit: FOX

Press tour: FXX unveils Simpsons World portal to drooling critics

Website and app will offer easy access to view and share your favorite 'Simpsons' episodes and clips

One of FXX's promos for the channel's upcoming premiere of every "The Simpsons" repeat ever — not to mention a new website/app called Simpsons World that will allow fans to watch any episode, or clip, at any time — features a post-apocalyptic America where the world has fallen apart because people are too busy watching old "Simpsons" scenes to do anything else.

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<p>Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman in Fargo</p>

Martin Freeman and Allison Tolman in Fargo

Credit: FX

FX orders 'Fargo' season 2, featuring new setting & new characters

Noah Hawley to return as showrunner and lead writer

As expected, FX has ordered a new season of "Fargo." And, as expected, it'll follow the "American Horror Story"/"True Detective" model of starting over from scratch.

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'B.J. and the A.C.'

Kevin gets a visit from Laurie, while Tommy stays on the run

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I stop copping you...

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<p>Annaleigh Ashford in Masters of Sex</p>

Annaleigh Ashford in Masters of Sex

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Kyrie Eleison'

Bill and Virginia have to work apart, while Betty begins her fertility 'treatments'

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as I look like I should be sitting on Edgar Bergen's knee...

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<p>Gracepoint</p>

Gracepoint

Credit: FOX

Press tour: How will 'Gracepoint' differ from 'Broadchurch'?

With David Tennant and many of the same plot and character beats, holdovers will need patience

From the moment FOX ordered "Gracepoint," a remake of the acclaimed British mystery series "Broadchurch" (which aired here last year on BBC America), featuring "Broadchurch" star David Tennant reprising his role with an American accent, the prevailing reaction I've heard has been one word:

Why?

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<p>Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in &quot;Gotham.&quot;</p>

Benjamin McKenzie and Donal Logue in "Gotham."

Credit: FOX

Press tour: ‘Gotham’ team tries to balance Batman-less world

Promising thoughts from producer Bruno Heller and the stars

FOX's "Gotham" is one of this fall's most intriguing pilots, but also one of its most confounding. On the one hand, it has the full weight of DC Comics behind it; an interesting cast that includes Benjamin McKenzie as a young Jim Gordon, Donal Logue as his cynical partner Harvey Bullock and Jada Pinkett Smith as local crime boss Fish Mooney; and a fascinating look created by director/producer Danny Cannon that evokes '70s cinema classics like "Dog Day Afternoon" and "The French Connection." On the other hand, it is a Batman show that is never going to actually feature Batman, since the story begins with the murder of Bruce Wayne's parents, with Bruce played by 13-year-old David Mazouz, while the show will feature origin stories for classic Batman villains like the Penguin (Robin Lord Taylor), the Riddler (Cory Michael Smith) and Catwoman (Camren Bicondova), making it a story heavily weighted towards the decay of Gotham, without any promise of true redemption so long as Bruce remains out of costume.

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<p>Miss Piggy and Terry Crews at the Television Critics Association Awards, or TCA</p>

Miss Piggy and Terry Crews at the Television Critics Association Awards, or TCA

Miss Piggy, Armando Iannucci and Bryan Cranston highlight the TCA Awards

Singing pigs, joking Scotsmen, sincere actors and more

Saturday was an excellent night and a strange night to be a member of the Television Critics Association. On the one hand, we held our annual TCA Awards ceremony, filled with terrific winners giving terrific speeches. On the other, the power in the hotel (and the surrounding neighborhood) randomly went out late in the post-show reception, and then news broke that the great James Garner — who had won our Career Achievement award four years earlier — had died.

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<p>James Garner in &quot;The Rockford Files&quot;</p>

James Garner in "The Rockford Files"

Credit: Universal

Appreciating the relaxed genius of the late James Garner

Perhaps the most laid-back TV star of them all, whether a card-playing cowboy or a dogged private eye

There have arguably been bigger stars in television history than the late James Garner, but none who ever made it look quite so easy.

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