Your guide to Friday TV this fall

Your guide to Friday TV this fall

Let's be real here for a moment. Friday nights, they're not really stay at home and watch TV nights. And yet, they're still evening that channels are expected program, and, some are actually doing and okay job of trying to fill the gaping void that is the evening when when most people go out and actually leave their TV behind.

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Your guide to Thursday TV this fall

Your guide to Thursday TV this fall

Well, folks, it was a good run but the 2-hour block of NBC comedy is officially dead. Other than that, Thursday looks surprisingly similar to previous years, with a few new shows filling familiar roles in the network schedules (Shonda Rhimes has once again taken over ABC's full schedule, CBS has produced another sitcom to fill out its 2-hour comedy block, etc.). Chances are, if you're excited about a Thursday premiere, it's for something you've been watching for a few years now.

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Your guide to Sunday TV this fall

Your guide to Sunday TV this fall

Thanks to every possible water cooler chat-generating prestige cable drama getting packed into the weekend-ending evening, "Must See TV Thursdays" have now been supplanted with "My DVR Is Dying Sundays." And, thanks to football games, constantly futzing with the network schedules, fall is a particularly brutal time to try to take in the best shows, so buckle up because there's plenty to watch before you head back to work on Monday.

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Your guide to Wednesday TV this fall

Your guide to Wednesday TV this fall

Fox continues to be the first out of that gate as they launch their new series Red Band Society tomorrow evening. It's a great show, one of my favorite pilots of the season and it joins some great returning dramas and comedies on what looks to be a very packed Wednesday evening this fall.

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Your guide to Tuesday TV this fall

Your guide to Tuesday TV this fall

Fall is here, folks, and the new broadcast season officially kicks off Tuesday, September 16 with Fox premiering the new seasons of New Girl and The Mindy Project. So here's my breakdown of what's worth you and your DVR's time on Tuesday nights.

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Review: The Honorable Woman

Review: The Honorable Woman

It's hard to say whether the timing of The Honorable Woman is horribly unfortunate or conveniently on-point. Sundance's new mystery thriller miniseries, which premiered in the UK at the beginning of the month, is set amidst the tangled web of geopolitics that is the Israel/Palestine conflict. It's a taut and compelling drama that manages to confront its tricky subject matter by focusing on its expertly portrayed cast of characters.

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You should be watching this: Tonight's episode of 'Masters of Sex'

You should be watching this: Tonight's episode of 'Masters of Sex'

I've written before about my intense love of Showtime's Masters of Sex before, both when the show premiered last fall and again when it began its second season a couple of weeks ago. It's a unique series that approaches the typically salacious sexual content that premium cable series contain with a refreshingly intellectual and compassionate attitude. And so, given the tremendous amount of affection that I have for the show, it's not terribly shocking that it's produced one of the best hours of television I've seen this year (give me some more time to digest and watch it a few more times and the time frame may expand).

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Review: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Review: The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

If you're a podcast junkie like me, you've heard of Meltdown Comics before. Not only is it a comic shop whose clientele includes the likes of Robin Williams, it also houses a back-room comedy theater that hosts stand-up shows and podcast recordings like Harmontown, all while serving as a home for Nerdist offices where Chris Hardwick and his podcast co-hosts Matt Mira and (Meltdown co-host) Jonah Ray record episodes. To those of us hundreds of miles away from Sunset Boulevard, Meltdown seems like some kind of nerd mecca woven out of our fantasies and now, Comedy Central is offering us a peek inside by televising one of the theater's regular shows, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail.

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