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Cartoon Network's Apple & Onion isn't the freshest fruit, but it's still pretty tasty

The animated buddy comedy is a well-worn format at this point, with pairs ranging from Ren & Stimpy to Cow And Chicken to Billy & Mandy. The genre has endured, largely because it’s a sturdy foundation for all kinds of wacky adventures—as long as the audience can hang on to the two main characters, you can do pretty… Read more...

The women of Good Girls deserve better than a Breaking Bad knockoff

Good Girls, like Breaking Bad, explores how apparently good people somehow get thrust into a life of crime for what are well-intentioned reasons. Sisters Beth (Christina Hendricks) and Annie (Mae Whitman) and their friend Ruby (Retta) all hit financial and domestic hardship at the same time, their desperation leading… Read more...

A.P. Bio proves that brains are nothing without confidence

Glenn Howerton rose to fame playing one of the worst people on TV, a character that It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia has often (and not implausibly) suggested could be a serial killer. So it’s no stretch for the once (and future?) Dennis Reynolds to embody A.P. Bio’s Jack Griffin, a selfish, callow, callous figure… Read more...

The source of Overkill's rage drives an intense The Tick

As entertaining the premiere for the second block of episodes was, it did leave us hanging on one key issue from the first six episodes: what about the Very Large Man? Well, as with a few episodes in the last run, Clifford Richter shows up for a brief update on his whereabouts early in the episode, but is nowhere to… Read more...

The Tick combines suspense and humor as Arthur explores The Terror's lair

When The Tick left us half way into its first season, we were left with the cliffhanger of knowing that Arthur had been taken in by The Terror, but not knowing precisely what his plans were, or if it would effect the others when they found out. The drama unfolds quite quickly in the seventh episode, as Arthur begins… Read more...

Arthur faces a new threat on a suspenseful The Tick

When Arthur, Tick, and Overkill all agreed to live together, we could naturally assume things would be a bit awkward. What might be a tad surprising is that the awkwardness comes from Dangerboat, and his apparent attraction to Arthur. Two episodes earlier, he mentioned an attraction to men, but added that he didn’t… Read more...

Drag Race All Stars continues to meander with a disappointing pop art ball

I’m worried about the future of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Last week, VH1 announced that the 10th season of the series would debut the week after the All Stars finale. Each episode will be 90 minutes, followed by a half hour of Untucked. Normally I would be excited by so much more Drag Race content, but this lackluster… Read more...

Comedian Michelle Wolf to host White House Correspondents' Dinner 

Last year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner turned into a whole big thing, with stupid asshole Donald Trump throwing a preemptive fit at the idea of having to rub shoulders with people who aren’t his usual herd of sycophants and announcing his own counter-rally on the same day as the annual event. There’s really no… Read more...

SNL's Sasheer Zamata to star in NBC comedy pilot So Close

As reported by Deadline, Sasheer Zamata is set to star in So Close, an NBC comedy pilot from Life In Pieces writer Greg Malins. The pilot will also star Sean Kleier from Odd Mom Out, with him and Zamata playing two “hopeless romantics” who don’t know each other even though they’re destined to fall in love and “live… Read more...

Tavis Smiley is suing PBS for firing him over sexual misconduct allegations

In December, after PBS suspended Tavis Smiley for allegedly engaging in sexual activity with multiple employees, the longtime talk show host released a statement saying that the network had made a “huge mistake.” He said that had never “groped, coerced, or exposed [himself]” to any of his colleagues, and that anything… Read more...

First teaser for Netflix's Lost In Space reboot refuses to show off the robot

When Netflix first announced that it was developing a reboot of classic ‘60s sci-fi show Lost In Space way back in 2015, surely everyone’s first thought (after “why?”) was “I wonder what the robot will look like.” It’s not that the largely immobile hunk of campy machinery was the most important part of the original… Read more...

Upcoming SNL hosts include Charles Barkley, Sterling K. Brown, and Bill Hader

This morning, Saturday Night Live announced the next three hosts who will be stopping by the sketch comedy institution, with the ever-divisive Charles Barkley kicking things off after the winter break on March 3 with Migos as the musical guest. The following week, Sterling K. Brown will almost certainly appear in a … Read more...

New trailer for season 5 of Silicon Valley eliminates the "no dog" policy

This new trailer for season five of HBO’s Silicon Valley starts on a massive twist: The show has undergone a surprise time-jump, with Thomas Middleditch’s Richard Hendricks waking up from a four-year coma. It’s an unbelievably show-changing reveal that throws every ongoing storyline—not to mention the relationships… Read more...

Here's what's coming to (and leaving from) HBO in March

Some months, the new offerings on a particular streaming service are kind of—for lack of a better word—meh. In March, though, HBO is getting some pretty solid stuff, including Atomic Blonde and Girls Trip, the premiere of season 5 of Silicon Valley, and Die Hard. If you’re up for something slightly less good, you… Read more...

Aubrey Plaza psychoanalyzes you in the new teaser for season 2 of Legion 

“It was all a dream” is a common trope in fiction, with characters discovering that everything they thought they experienced was all an illusion, but it’s rare that the “it was all a dream” twist actually applies to you—i.e., the person reading the book or watching the movie. That’s what this new teaser for season two… Read more...

Actually, The Frankenstein Chronicles is about a detective…

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, February 20. All times are Eastern; “Frankenstein” is the scientist’s name. Read more...

Legends Of Tomorrow channels “Hedgehog Day” for an excellent time loop story

DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow knows that it’s kind of hacky to do a Groundhog Day-inspired time loop episode, but as Nate tells Zari, it all comes down to execution. And this episode is damn good. Writers Ray Utarnachitt and Morgan Faust turn Zari’s repetitive journey through the same catastrophic hour into a story that… Read more...

This is a great week to give Divorce a try

Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Sunday, February 18. All times are Eastern.  Read more...

Sharknado 6 will have Nazis and Noah's Ark, which seems weirdly predictable

At the end of Sharknado 5: Global Swarming, Dolph Lundgren showed up as the time-traveling son of Ian Ziering’s character, and the two of them flew into the past as part of an extended homage to Back To The Future. Sharknado 6 is coming this summer—because this series is unstoppable—and now … Read more...

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