<p>You&#39;re the Worst</p>

You're the Worst

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Review: 'You're the Worst' - 'Side Bitch': Mustache rides again!

Jimmy stalks Gretchen, Edgar asks out Dorothy, and Lindsay struggles to function

A review of tonight's "You're the Worst" coming up just as soon as I'm like Reese Witherspoon in that commercial for backpacks...

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<p>Animal from The Muppets</p>

Animal from The Muppets

Credit: ABC

Morning TV Round-Up: 'The Muppets,' 'The Grinder' & 'The Flash' reviews

Miss Piggy befriends the crew, Dean can't admit being wrong, and Flash meets the Flash of Earth-2

As I explained last month, I've cut back on shows that I cover weekly to create more time to write about (and, frankly, watch) more of the many interesting shows on TV right now. Sometimes, I'll do a standalone post about a show I haven't written about in a while, like my review of last night's "Fresh Off the Boat."  Other times, I'll go back to the kind of round-up posts that were the bread-and-butter in the early days of my old blog (which celebrated its 10th anniversary last week), and that I've used here from time to time.

So brief thoughts for, in order, last night's episodes of "The Muppets," "The Grinder," and "The Flash" coming up just as soon as the me on another Earth is an electrician...

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<p>Fresh Off the Boat</p>

Fresh Off the Boat

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Review: 'Fresh Off the Boat' has been killing it so far this fall

'Pretty in Pink,' Jeremy Lin, and Randall Park at his best

A few thoughts on last night's "Fresh Off the Boat" coming up just as soon as I gyrate you into my orbit...

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<p>Jonathan Tucker</p>

Jonathan Tucker

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'Kingdom' star Jonathan Tucker on weight loss, 'Justified' & defending Bob Little

A strong year for the young character actor

Actors tend to be in good shape to begin with. Actors who play athletes tend to keep themselves in better shape. If you play an MMA fighter on "Kingdom," at times you may have to be in absurd shape, as you can see in this photo of Jonathan Tucker, right after he dropped 30 pounds in only a few weeks as part of a storyline where his character, family black sheep Jay Kulina, has to do the same:

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<p>John Benjamin Hickey</p>

John Benjamin Hickey

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Review: 'Manhattan' sharper than ever as atomic bomb drama begins season 2

William Petersen joins the cast as the Manhattan Project's new military supervisor

Geniuses aren't like you and me. It's not just that they know more, but that they see the world differently from us, or even from each other. You don't come up with the idea of splitting the atom, let alone the means to do it, if your thoughts bounce around your skull in the same pattern that someone else might use to build a house or calculate their taxes. TV has understood this, but has tended, particularly of late, to present all geniuses in a one autism spectrum disorder fits all package, when in fact there's far more variety and volatility even among the most wicked smart.

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Credit: FX

Season premiere review: 'Fargo' - 'Waiting for Dutch': Sounds of the Seventies

We travel back to 1979 to meet the Gerhardts, the Solversons, and the Kansas City syndicate

"Fargo" is back for a new season. I sang the praises of the early episodes last week, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I'm the comic in a piece of bubble gum...

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<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

Credit: CW

Review: Did 'Jane the Virgin' premiere do right by its kidnapping cliffhanger?

Jane panics over Mateo's abduction, while Rogelio has a social media mishap

A few thoughts on tonight's "Jane the Virgin" season 2 premiere coming up just as soon as I retweet an amber alert...

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'Fargo,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Knick' & more: Sophomore sensations return
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'Fargo,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Knick' & more: Sophomore sensations return

A better week for premieres than the official premiere week last month

Once upon a time, there were obvious weeks to get excited about TV premieres. The last full week in September was when the broadcast networks premiered most of their fall shows, cable networks would start rolling out their big guns in the first or second week of January (also when the networks started debuting their midseason replacements), and there would often be a third wave of network and cable stuff in mid-March.

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

How last night's 'Leftovers' accidentally became a 'Mr. Robot' tribute

When two shows pay homage to the same source

Time once again for a bonus passage from my long "The Leftovers" interview with Damon Lindelof, this time with spoilers for both last night's episode (here's my review) and the first season of USA's "Mr. Robot," as we get into episode 2's use of a familiar piece of music, coming up just as soon as I tell you what's in the back of my truck...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Was 'The Walking Dead' premiere trying to top 'Game of Thrones' and 'Hardhome'?

Rick and the Alexandrians take on the show's biggest zombie horde yet

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" season premiere coming up just as soon as I fully respect the hair game...

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