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Paramount Network

Aug 28, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

For all its sweeping, expansive shots of the Montana wilderness, the narrative bulk of Paramount Network's Yellowstone is ostensibly contained within the trials and tribulations (and closet skeletons) of the Dutton family; a family dominated by patriarch John, played by Kevin Costner, who owns and operates the largest contiguous ranch in the United States.  More

Sharp Objects

HBO, Sundays at 9:00 p.m. (Premiering July 8)

Jul 06, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

The announcement hit all the right notes. Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson starring in a miniseries based on a Gillian Flynn's novel for HBO sounds like an automatic hit. While Sharp Objects, the miniseries, is indeed everything Flynn's fans could have hoped for, the end result will likely leave some viewers vexed. More

Apr 02, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

The abduction of a young black girl twists into an amalgamation of accusations, schemes and guilt between her white foster family, her biological family, and her social worker in Jack Thorne's (National Treasure) latest miniseries, Kiri. More


FX, Sundays at 10 p.m.

Mar 23, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

Trust is the latest marquee show from FX, the home to many of the best marquee shows. Executive produced by Danny Boyle (TrainspottingSlumdog Millionaire), the show tells the saga of the extremely rich and extremely odd Getty family. More


(HBO, Sundays at 10:30 p.m.)

Mar 21, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

Barry Berkman, or should that be Barry Block, is a fish out of water not once, but twice. Bill Hader's title character in Barry, a show he also co-created and co-directs, is a Midwest army vet stuck in the daily grind of low rent hitmanning.  More


NBC, Tuesdays 10/9 Central

Mar 13, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

If Rise feels like Friday Night Lights meets Glee, that is because it has the former's executive producer Jason Katims and Hamilton's producer Jeffrey Seller as its pedigree. Rise shares part of its premise with Friday Night Lights in that it takes place in a small town where high school football rules supreme. More

Love (Season 3)


Mar 09, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

At this time of high stakes and heightened bars within the vastly expanded and more competitive landscape of episodic television, the challenges for showrunners and writers to carve out an inviting realm where viewers are inclined to return must be daunting. More

Atlanta (Season 2)

FX, Thursdays 10/9 Central

Mar 01, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

Atlanta isn't like any other show on television. In fact, it's not really like any other show in TV history. That seems like hyperbole, but the way it breaks rules and paves its own path are wholly unique. It takes beats from previous media (David Lynch efforts, The Big Lebowski, and the funnier parts of The Wire all come to mind) but in ways that are unexpected nearly every time. More


AMC, Mondays 10/9 Central

Feb 23, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

Despite the name, McMafia comes with a distinct shortage of Scottish mobsters, and no interest in the competitive world of McDonalds franchising. Hossein Amini and James Watkins' glossy crime thriller is all about location, location, location, and nice suits. More