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TV Club: The great game begins with a bang on Game Of Thrones (newbies)

Welcome to another season of Game Of Thrones reviews for those who have not read the books the series is based on. Since critics won’t be receiving screeners this season, each week I’ll publish the episode page once the broadcast ends and add my review to the page when I finish. Show More Summary

TV Club: As news spreads, Westeros reckons with the cumulative absurdity of Game of Thrones

Welcome to the “Experts” reviews of Game of Thrones here at The A.V. Club, which are written from the perspective of someone who has read George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire. Originally, these reviews were a necessity, creating...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Everything continues to be super weird in the first teaser for season 2 of Dirk Gently

Comic-Con is basically over, but before movie studios can begin taking down their elaborate booths, the toy companies can dump unsold crap on the internet, and the actual comic book people can run down the aisles in peace for a minute or two, BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has a new teaser for its upcoming second season. Show More Summary

Newswire: Syfy picks up Wynonna Earp for a third season

In the past year or so, Syfy has quietly embraced its old ethos with some sci-fi programming that wasn’t embarrassed to be sci-fi, and along with that came a renewed focus on inclusivity and more progressive characters. Now, the network...Show More Summary

Newswire: Patton Oswalt to play an imaginary pegasus on Syfy’s Happy!

According to Deadline, Patton Oswalt has been cast as the voice of the eponymous blue pegasus in Syfy’s recently picked-up series Happy!, which stars Chris Meloni as an alcoholic ex-cop who is “adrift in a world of casual murder, soulless sex, and betrayal. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Teaser for Peter Capaldi’s final Doctor Who special includes a few old friends

Something has gone very wrong with time. The Doctors and Bill return this Christmas in ‘Twice Upon A Time’. #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/KqY1EL52rq — Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) July 23, 2017 During Doctor Who‘s Comic-Con panel,Show More Summary

Newswire: Tom Welling goes from Smallville to Lucifer

Years after he spent a decade trying to bring superheroes to The CW, Tom Welling has a new comic book show. According to Variety, the former Clark Kent from Smallville has joined the cast of Fox’s Lucifer, but instead of Superman, he’ll...Show More Summary

Newswire: Lost’s Michael Emerson is coming to Arrow for more island drama

We still don’t know everybody who survived the island drama at the end of last season on The CW’s Arrow, but the show will be getting some help from a guy who knows a lot about island drama on its next season. As announced during Arrow‘s...Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Insecure returns for your post-Game Of Thrones viewing

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, July 23. All times are Eastern. Top pick Insecure (HBO, 10:30 p.m.): Issa Rae’s acclaimed autobiographical series returns for a second season of exploring female friendship and quarter-life crises with a Rae-penned season premiere. Show More Summary

TV Club: Orphan Black keeps its eye on the prize

One of the finest aspects of Orphan Black has always been its ability to be about four shows in one. While in virtually any other TV series this would be evidence of a complete inability to manage tone, on this one it’s just the show’s way of showing the infinite variations in these women’s lives. Show More Summary

Newswire: Danny Trejo and The 100’s Neil Sandilands run over to The Flash

The Flash dropped a number of hints last season that the big villain in its upcoming fourth season would be Clifford Devoe, better known as an evil genius called The Thinker. Now, Entertainment Weekly is reporting that The 100‘s Neil...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Westworld comes in guns a-blazin’ in its season 2 teaser

At the conclusion of an other wise pretty uneventful panel at Comic-Con, HBO unveiled a new teaser for the second season of its hit series Westworld. As you might expect from the show that launched a thousand fan theories, “tease” is...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Fixing all of time doesn’t seem too hard in this trailer for Legends Of Tomorrow season 3

Legends never die. DC’s #LegendsofTomorrow premieres October 10 at 9/8c on The CW! pic.twitter.com/9rtDBOsvu5 — Legends of Tomorrow (@TheCW_Legends) July 22, 2017 At the end of last season on The CW’s Legends Of Tomorrow, the team was...Show More Summary

Newswire: Heroes’ Adrian Pasdar will menace Supergirl next season

Heroes and Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. survivor Adrian Pasdar is adding another notch to his comic book-show belt, with The CW announcing that Pasdar will appear on the third season of Supergirl as the series’ latest villain. As newcomerShow More Summary

Coming Distractions: The angel of death comes to Riverdale in this sneak peek

The CW’s Riverdale was among the many comic-book adaptations showing off the goods at San Diego Comic-Con this weekend. A sneak peek at season two was tagged on to this blooper reel, which will make you fall for Bughead all over again before stressing about Archie’s (K.J. Show More Summary

Newswire: Star Trek: Discovery reveals its deep ties to the original series

Star Trek: Discovery docked at San Diego Comic-Con today, where the cast and executive producers revealed both the CBS All Access show’s ties to the original series, as well as how it will break new boundaries. The biggest news to come...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: It’s thriller night in the trailer for Stranger Things season 2

At the beginning of a Comic-Con panel moderated by Patton Oswalt (not Oswald, no matter what his name tag said) and attended by creators The Duffer Brothers, director Shawn Levy, and the cast of the show—including David Harbour, whoShow More Summary

Coming Distractions: Challenge your preconceptions with a new Star Trek: Discovery trailer

As we hoped, today’s Star Trek: Discovery panel yielded a new trailer. It puts Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) and First Officer Michael Burnham front and center, as we learn a little more about the tensions they’ll have. “You started a war, don’t you want to help me end it?” he asks of a conflicted Burnham. Show More Summary

Newswire: The Simpsons is coming back on DVD

As the gaping holes in our media shelves attest, The Simpsons hasn’t released a new season on DVD since 2014, when it stopped home video production with season 17. And while that’s obviously well past the point most people mark the show’s...Show More Summary

TV Club Classic: A distasteful double Gilmore Girls helping of Digger and Dean

“The Hobbit, The Sofa, and Digger Styles” (season four, episode three, originally aired 10/7/2003) Let’s get the Digger in the room out of the way first: Digger Styles is a controversial character. It is nothing against the delightful...Show More Summary

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