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'The Strain' Might Be Suffering From Crappy Kid Syndrome

7/26/2015 10:55pm EDT
The Strain
What is it with crappy kids in the middle of an undead apocalypse? The Walking Dead has Carl. No one likes Carl. When people are legitimately hoping the little kid gets torn in half by ravenous zombies, you may have a serious problem.

It looks like The Strain is creeping towards that same problem. Three episodes in, and I would not mind at all if Zach got eaten by vampires. Or plowed into by a bus. Is that horrible to admit? Probably, but it's not a problem The Strain had last season. All we've seen of Zach so far is running off by himself, throwing tantrums and smashing his dad's lab equi...
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FX Pays Tribute To Coe Of 'Archer'

7/24/2015 4:10pm EDT
Watch 'Archer's' Awesome George Coe Memorial Montage
Archer fans are saddened over the passing of George Coe, who voiced Archer's loyal and oft mistreated valet Woodhouse on the hit FX comedy for the show's first four seasons and made him one of the great supporting characters in animated TV.

Now FX is paying tribute to Coe with a montage of some of Woodhouse's greatest moments, which the network released on Friday and that you can watch below. It contains some wonderful bits, including scenes from the Woodhouse-centric episode "The Double Deuce."

Coe died on July 18 after battling a long illness, but not before giving us four seasons ful...
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'The Comedians' Cancelled After Just One Season

7/24/2015 3:23am EDT
The Comedians
The Comedians is over- after just one season, FX is canceling the fledgling series. Deadline reports that the network has passed on a potential second season of the series, starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, and that The Comedians is officially done.

The official announcement came on Wednesday night, when executive producer/showrunner Ben Wexler revealed the bad news on Twitter. "#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did," Wexler said in mourning.

#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did.

— Ben Wexler ...
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'The Strain' Recap: Less Science, More Bloodsucking, Please!

7/19/2015 10:55pm EDT
The Strain
Hey, remember that awesome (also, gross) worm barf from last week's The Strain premiere? Well, there's none of that in our second episode, "By Any Means." Not a single barfed worm. It's kind of a shame.

I'm being serious (kinda)- because "BK, NY" introduced a heap of new neat concepts, and because "By Any Means" slams on the brakes and plays it very close to the vest with its newly-introduced vampire powers (worm barf, blind vampire schoolchildren), it can feel a little stale.

Setrakian (Old Setrakian, that is) does almost nothing the whole hour but flip through old books and yell surly o...
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The Cast Of 'Archer' On Season 7

7/16/2015 4:06pm EDT
'Archer' Cast & Producers Tease Season 7 At San Diego Comic-Con
We had to do a little intelligence gathering at last week's San Diego Comic-Con, seeing what we could find out about the upcoming seventh season of FX's Archer. The cast and producers were only through the first two episodes of the new cycle, but here are a couple of the hints and teases we got out of them. Obviously, SPOILER ALERT!

"We're doing something a little different this coming season," revealed creator Adam Reed. "[We've] got some new locations going on, some fresh new looks. Not necessarily a new era. Just people are going to be wearing some different clothes.

"It's still high-s...
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Ryan Murphy Teases 'AHS Hotel' Return

6/19/2015 11:20am EDT
Ryan Murphy On 'American Horror Story' Star Jessica Lange: 'Neve
It ain't over 'till its over for the partnership between Jessica Lange and "American Horror Story" creator Ryan Murphy.

In an interview with Deadline, Murphy spoke about his future plans for the acting legend within the context of his new FX series, "American Horror Story: Hotel," and the writer/producer revealed that you should "never say never when it comes to Jessica!"

"She and I are doing something else right now. I’m producing a production of 'A Long Day’s Journey Into Night,' that is one of her dream roles," he revealed.

"She’s done it before and she wanted to do it again and I got...
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'The Americans' Game Changing Season 3 Finale Recap

4/23/2015 10:10am EDT
'The Americans' Epic Season 3 Finale Recap: Get Off The Phone Pa
Previously - Phillip and Elizabeth thought it would do their traumatized daughter good to fly to the U.S.S.R. and meet her dying grandmother (um...). Stan is on to Martha being the pen bugger. "Clark" took his wig off for Martha.

With nary a punch, gunshot or tire fire, the last 10 minutes of The Americans' season three finale ( "March 8, 1983") were completely epic and game-changed the show AGAIN. That would be three game-changers (Paige knows, Martha sees the wig come off, Paige tells) in one season!

Paige Jennings is the born-again Christian who is going to be the ruin of her family si...
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'The Americans' Season 3 Continues To Crush It!

4/16/2015 11:22am EDT
'The Americans' Season 3 Episode 12 Recap: The Wig Comes Off!
Previously - Stan figured out Martha is the traitor. Paige continued to be a brat, but at least she has good reason. Elizabeth seduced that hotel manager to get info to intercept the bloodthirsty guy from Afghanistan.

Was the ending of last night's episode the best ending of a TV episode since...wait, did King Joffrey bite the big one at the end of the episode or somewhere in the middle? Anyway, when he took that wig-piece off and finally showed Martha just why the devil she keeps finding bobby pins all around the apartment...it was television history!

This has been the best season of a s...
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Breaking Down The 'Justified' Series Finale: Who Lived And Who Died?

4/15/2015 8:22am EDT
'Justified' Series Finale Recap And Review: 'The Promise' - Who
After six seasons, one of television's best series came to an end on Tuesday. Justified wrapped up its near-perfect run with "The Promise," which delivered the bloody showdowns we've come to expect from this series while also taking near its entire fourth act to spend some final time with these unique, beloved characters and remind us that they're the reason we kept coming back to Harlan for years on end. It was everything that it should've been and then some.

Picking up exactly where last week's episode left off, Raylan is in the process of being detained thanks to the BOLO that AUSA Vasq...
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'Justified,' TV's Equivalent Of A Great American Novel

4/14/2015 12:05pm EDT
Saying Goodbye To 'Justified': Is This TV's Great American Novel
If you're a reader, you've probably heard the expression "Great American Novel." It refers to a fictional work that displays the culture of the United States at a specific time, and figuratively, is the term for the greatest American book ever written.

As the last episode of FX's Justified is on the horizon, it becomes apparent that the Timothy Olyphant led series could be TV's equivalent of the Great American Novel, both literally and figuratively.

One needs only to look to its ultimate source: Elmore Leonard, one of the great authors in American history. His writing could never be compa...
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