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LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019 at 20:03.

She’s Supergirl, and she’s here to save the world

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, October 26. All times are Eastern.

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Supergirl (CBS, 8:30 p.m.): CBS don’t give a damn about your scheduling conventions, which is why it’s debuting a much-anticipated, hour-long series at the “special time” of 8:30 (or 8:31, depending on your sources) p.m. Yes, it’s Supergirl time, and she is ready to charm her way into your hearts just...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019 at 16:39.

Mmm whatcha say, mmm that you’re Dancing With The Stars

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, March 21. All times are Eastern.

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Dancing With The Stars (ABC, 8 p.m.): Mischa Barton is finally on Dancing With The Stars, so we’re celebrating with some of our favorite Marissa Cooper moments from The O.C.

Yes, that was totally worth it to make this the top pick. And come on—we do have a favorite Marissa Cooper moment. We’re not...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 16:26.

Gotham’s larger plan for this season finally starts to take shape

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There are a lot of reasons why Gotham has failed to deliver anything compelling in its last few episodes, but one of the biggest issues is the...

Danette Chavez Danette Chavez Jul 15, 2019 at 15:51.

Better Call Saul just keeps pushing Jimmy

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/better-call-saul-just-keeps-pushing-jimmy-1798262638" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Better Call Saul </i>just keeps pushing Jimmy</a>

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, June 5. All times are Eastern.

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Better Call Saul (AMC, 10 p.m.): We’re nearing the end of another stellar season of this Vince Gilligan drama, which has see a battle of brothers and attorneys. In tonight’s episode, “Slip,” Jimmy’s getting desperate, Mike is mulling a new partnership, and Kim’s getting ready to take on Hamlin. Donna Bowman...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 13:19.

Gotham’s fall finale suffers from a lack of tension

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When Gotham returned with its second season, coming off a debut season defined by fits and starts, it came back with a real sense of purpose. The...

William Hughes William Hughes Jul 15, 2019 at 12:09.

Fox renews Gotham and Last Man On Earth

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Apparently unwilling to be left out of today’s massive free-for-all of TV renewals and pick-ups, Fox has hopped into the fray at the tail end, revealing that it’s renewed Gotham and Last Man On Earth for their respective fourth seasons. Variety reports that both now-veteran shows—one a tortured superhero prequel series that finally seems to be embracing its own inner ridiculousness, and the...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 15, 2019 at 10:50.

Supergirl says, “Hey, it’s The Flash, you wanna give me a crossover?”

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/supergirl-says-hey-it-s-the-flash-you-wanna-give-me-1798245598" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');"><i>Supergirl</i> says, “Hey, it’s <i>The Flash</i>, you wanna give me a crossover?”</a>

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, March 28. All times are Eastern.

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Supergirl (CBS, 8 p.m.): It’s here! It’s finally here! Listen up, nerds: Barry Allen is finally coming to National City. Thank goodness for alternate realities, right? By the way, it’s not just Supergirl and The Flash who are teaming up: We’ve got Silver Banshee and Livewire getting their tag-team...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 15, 2019 at 10:20.

The latest Gotham turns its focus to Theo Galavan and Penguin

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With Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome dispatched last week by a quick stab to the neck, Gotham finds itself switching gears and shifting the focus of its story. Where the first few...

Reid McCarter Reid McCarter Jul 14, 2019 at 21:03.

Gotham introduces its take on Bane and he's, uh, really something

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In Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy turned the character of Bane, who could’ve easily been a forgettable follow-up to the previous movie’s Joker, into one of the most memorable on-screen Batman villains to date. This was no small feat: the hulking monster-man was last seen on film in 1997's Batman & Robin where he was little more than a mindless, varicose vein-covered...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 14, 2019 at 19:55.

What time is it? Journey Time? Escapade Time? Oh, Adventure Time!

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/what-time-is-it-journey-time-escapade-time-oh-adven-1798286136" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">What time is it? <i>Journey Time</i>? <i>Escapade Time</i>? Oh, <i>Adventure Time</i>!</a>

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 2. All times are Eastern.

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Adventure Time (Cartoon Network, 8 p.m.): Season seven, baybay! Woo! And it’s not just the seventh season premiere: It’s the 200th episode of Adventure Time!!! We’re just going through the milestones tonight. Oliver Sava called the season six finale “a lot to take in,” especially for all the kids...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 19:06.

When the Maniax hit the GCPD, Gotham hits its stride

<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/when-the-maniax-hit-the-gcpd-gotham-hits-its-stride-1798185006" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">When the Maniax hit the GCPD, <i>Gotham</i> hits its stride</a>
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Gotham is only two episodes into its second season, but it’s interesting to note that there’s already a parallel being set up between the show’s storylines and the status of the show itself. In so many ways Gotham the fictional city is...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 18:16.

In its final season, Gotham attempts to burn it all down and start over again 

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From the very beginning, Gotham didn’t have any sense of what it was. That first season was a complete mess, with the show just throwing villains and storylines at the wall and hoping that along the way, something would stick. There was no narrative in sight, no sense that storytelling was important. Rather, the show banked on the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 15:03.

Gotham’s Firefly origin story is a lot of smoke and mirrors

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There was promise to the early episodes of season two of Gotham because it looked like the show was about to start crafting its own stories outside of DC canon. Following...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 11:58.

A tense cat-and-mouse game livens up this week’s Gotham

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I’m not even sure I recognize the Gotham of the last two weeks. If you had told me about halfway through last season that Barbara and Nygma would be the...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 10:09.

There’s no such thing as a fresh story on Gotham

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When Gotham aired its fall finale back in November, one of the biggest issues with the episode was that the crux of its dramatic tension was derived from the threat posed to...

Kyle Fowle Kyle Fowle Jul 14, 2019 at 06:52.

By focusing on the villains, Gotham finds new life in its season two premiere

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<a href="https://tv.avclub.com/by-focusing-on-the-villains-gotham-finds-new-life-in-i-1798184923" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">By focusing on the villains, <i>Gotham</i> finds new life in its season two premiere</a>
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The biggest problem with the first season of Gotham was that it lacked any sort of identity or direction. It was a season that coasted on the built-in leeway provided by the brand that is Batman and the current propensity...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 14, 2019 at 05:01.

Mothers and fathers and jugglers and judges...

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, May 16. All times are Eastern.

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Bates Motel (A&E, 9 p.m.): In “Norman,” Bates Motel’s fourth season finale, “the relationship between Norman and Norma faces its toughest test.” Does it? Does it, really? We’re guessing it’s not a multiple choice test, and we’re pretty sure it’s something dirty. So we’ll allow Alex McCown to clean up that...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 14, 2019 at 04:56.

Celebrate an extra Father’s Day with American Dad, The Odd Couple, and Snoop Dogg

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, November 7. All times are Eastern.

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American Dad (TBS, 8:30 p.m.): Monday night television is always kind of a mash-up, so your friendly neighborhood What’s On Tonight contributor has decided to show just how much of a mash-up it can be with tonight’s top picks. So first up is American Dad, an obscure TBS sitcom (“Very funny”). It begins...

LaToya Ferguson LaToya Ferguson Jul 14, 2019 at 04:53.

It’s a bird… It’s a plane… No, it’s very clearly Jane The Virgin

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Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Monday, October 17. All times are Eastern.

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Jane The Virgin (The CW, 9 p.m.): Last week, Supergirl returned to save the day on The CW, and now it’s time for its Monday night partner to do the same thing. Only, with less tights and a lot more telenovela-like behavior. So in the Jane The Virgin third season premiere, “Chapter Forty-Five,” “Jane...

Alex McLevy Alex McLevy Jul 14, 2019 at 02:09.

Morena Baccarin will now be a series regular on Gotham, so take that, Barbara

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<a href="https://news.avclub.com/morena-baccarin-will-now-be-a-series-regular-on-gotham-1798279497" data-id="" onClick="window.ga('send', 'event', 'Permalink page click', 'Permalink page click - post header', 'standard');">Morena Baccarin will now be a series regular on <i>Gotham, </i>so take <i>that</i>, Barbara</a>

When Morena Baccarin’s Dr. Leslie “Lee” Thompkins first appeared as an Arkham Asylum employee in season one of Gotham, she immediately began taking the role of “plot device to interact with James Gordon” away from Erin Richards’ Barbara Kean. Given that Barbara Kean eventually becomes Barbara Gordon, it was assumed Baccarin’s recurring role wouldn’t last long, as people who come between...

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