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TV Club: Arrow is great once more, with a little help from his friends

Whatever concerns I might have had about Arrow’s ability to stick the landing after “Kapiushon” is now gone in the wake of tonight’s episode. Last week’s review suggested a reason we had never really seen Oliver’s most monstrous aspects...Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Forrest MacNeil takes on the elements in a very special episode of Review

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, March 30. All times are Eastern. Top pick Review (Comedy Central, 10 p.m.): Comedy Central remains cagy on the subject of just how short Review’s shortened final season will be, so fans of life-experience critic Forrest MacNeil would be well-advised to tune in to tonight’s episode. Show More Summary

Newswire: No, The Daily Show didn’t just get hacked by Russia

In what appears to be a bit of viral marketing/poking fun at recent allegations about Russian hacking of America’s computers, online accounts, and most cherished governmental institutions, tonight’s Daily Show broadcast was briefly interrupted by a bizarre video pointing viewers toward “The President Show” and a web address, Show More Summary

TV Club: Kirkman makes one friend, loses another on Designated Survivor

“Commander-In-Chief” finds our hero getting a few more pieces of intel on the conspiracy that put him in the White House, but those pieces don’t really tell us anything new. Langdon, the other unexpected survivor of the capital bombing, turns himself in on the hopes that the information he provides will be enough to save him from a death sentence. Show More Summary

Newswire: Legion’s creator and star hope you watched the season finale up to the very end

[Note: This post is full of spoilers for the Legion season one finale. If you’re not ready to discuss the episode or read over some of Noah Hawley’s and Dan Stevens’ thoughts on the episode, maybe go watch the Fargo season three trailer...Show More Summary

TV Club: Legion’s surprising conclusion reminds us enemies are heroes of their own story

Lenny is no phantom limb. While watching the mutant demon frozen in place, David imagines what life will be like once the Shadow King is obliterated and excised from his mind. He envisions a tingling sensation where Amahl Farouk used to take up space, and a sense of part of himself missing. Show More Summary

Newswire: Jimmy Fallon’s head writer is quitting The Tonight Show

Variety reports that Tonight Show head writer A.D. Miles—known to cult comedy fans for his part as camp counselor Gary in Wet Hot American Summer—is stepping down from his role on NBC’s flagship late-night show. Miles, who frequently...Show More Summary

TV Club: Underground humanizes its would-be villain, giving us someone else to root for

Cato’s always been a curious matter/character on Underground. He’s been vilified by fans, though only after having given them ample reason. The former overseer blackmailed his way into the Macon 7’s escape, then underestimated (and started falling for) Rosalee during their subsequent flight. Show More Summary

TV Club: The Expanse reminds us that everything falls apart

Bobbie Draper wants to see the ocean. Being from Mars, she’s never seen the ocean, and now that she’s on Earth for the first (and possibly last) time, she wants a glimpse at what she’s been missing. Her search forms the spine of “Cascade,” and what’s striking about it is the pragmatism of her efforts. Show More Summary

TV Club: The Magicians panics over wedding prep and the small issue of a lost soul

Most of us have tormented ourselves with the notion of what might have been from time to time, but for Quentin in Season 2, this particular temptation has been a near constant. Every time he tries to get over losing Alice, there’s another...Show More Summary

TV Club: The latest The 100 sees the show being pulled in two directions

The 100 has always been a show going in two different directions. One the one hand it’s a grand, sweeping look at a dystopian universe, complete with warring clans, radioactive rain, mutated human beings, and of course we can’t forget giant water snakes and gorillas. Show More Summary

Newswire: Adam Pally arrested for marijuana and cocaine possession

According to People, Making History and Happy Endings star Adam Pally was arrested on Tuesday night in New York for possession of marijuana and cocaine. Police officers reportedly “observed him smoking marijuana in public from an e-cigarette,” and after placing him under arrest and searching him, they found “a small amount of cocaine” as well. Show More Summary

TV Club: Revenge takes center stage on a fun Survivor

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Show More Summary

Newswire: Cress Williams suits up in first Black Lightning promo pic

During the first two seasons of Arrow, before The Flash had premiered, The CW was a little hesitant to embrace the whole comic book aesthetic. Sure, Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen wore a costume when he was doling out vigilante justice, but it was more of a practical disguise than a proper superhero uniform. Show More Summary

Newswire: Fresh Prince’s first Aunt Viv is still super-pissed at everyone involved

Normally, when personality conflicts and behind-the-scenes battles force an actor off a popular project, everybody involved does what they can to minimize the public drama and save face. (It’s basically why the phrase “creative differences”...Show More Summary

TV Club: Harlots knows how to give you just what you came for

“I want your forgiveness.” “Eight shillings.” If you’ve seen ads for Harlots, Hulu’s new period piece (ticking off a box on their Prestige TV Bingo card ahead of The Handmaid’s Tale), they’ve probably reminded you of the greatest Downton Abbey promo of all time. Show More Summary

TV Club: Grace And Frankie gets real about friendship breakups

Friendship breakups are real. They can be as devastating, drawn-out, and meaningful as breakups between couples, which are more often seen on television. But shows that hinge on love interests and love triangles make the mistaken assumption that sexual relationships are more compelling to viewers than friendship. Show More Summary

Newswire: Time After Time is out of time at ABC

ABC has pulled Time After Time from its schedule, a move that basically signals the end for the freshman series. A dumb time travel drama that cast ruggedly handsome actors as Jack The Ripper, Ian Fleming, and H.G. Wells, Time After Time only averaged 2.2 million viewers a week, even in its plum Sunday night slot. Show More Summary

Newswire: Fox realizes it still loves American Idol, decides to try and win it back

There are a million mournful love songs about someone not realizing they loved someone else until that person is gone, and it looks like one of them has finally gotten through to Fox. After breaking things off with American Idol last...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Louis CK abstains from jokes and craft services in Netflix stand-up trailer

A lot of comedy movies get criticized for giving away their best gags in the trailer, but nobody could say that about this teaser for the first of Louis CK’s upcoming Netflix specials. It’s not that it doesn’t spoil the good gags, though, it simply doesn’t include any of them. Show More Summary

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