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Denis Leary gets the band back together for FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Denis Leary

Remember when a rock band’s fame was measured in record sales and radio plays instead of Twitter followers and trending hashtags? Someone might as well stick us in a museum with a pole up our butts because we, like Johnny Rock, are fossils. Comedian and former Rescue Me star Denis Leary returns to FX in the new comedy Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as Johnny Rock, the drugged-out, aging frontman of early ’90s flash-in-the-pan punk band The Heathens. For nearly 25 years, he’s been living all of the rock star lifestyle with none of the fame or fortune. John Corbett costars as Flash, The … Continue reading

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FX’s Tyrant returns to power: Season 2 preview

FX Tyrant Season 2

High-stakes political thriller Tyrant debuts Season 2 on FX Tuesday, June 16, at 10pm ET/PT. Season 1 saw Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) facing treason charges after the failed attempt to overthrow his brother Jamal’s (Ashrof Barhom) brutal rule over Abbudin. In the Season 2 premiere, “Mark of Cain,” Barry awaits punishment for leading the failed coup, while Jamal agonizes over whether or not to execute him. ALSO SEE: FX’s intense drama “Tyrant” goes to cool, dark places: Middle-East turmoil ensnares an American family in FX’s captivating new series Watch Tyrant Season 1 episodes now on Hulu Tyrant Season 2 … Continue reading

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Why Should I Binge-Watch Nip/Tuck?

Why Should I Binge-Watch Nip/Tuck?

WHAT IS NIP/TUCK ABOUT? Who is in it? Where is Nip/Tuck now? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees Most shocking episodes That line was so great Nip/Tuck is a dark drama series revolving around two plastic surgeons who are best friends, partners – and polar opposites. One is a randy playboy; the other is a dedicated family man. But their life paths criss-cross in a number of different ways, a lot of them not so nice. Original TV Home: FX Number Of Seasons: 6 (2003 – 2010) Total Episodes / Time Table: 100 Episodes (40 to 68 minutes each) = approx. … Continue reading

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FX The Americans Season 3 finale: “March 8, 1983″

FX The Americans

Preview: The Americans Season 3 finale: “March 8, 1983″ Season 3 of the FX hit spy thriller The Americans comes to a close Wednesday, April 22, at 10pm ET/PT in this episode titled “March 8, 1983.” While it doesn’t give much hint at what awaits KGB operatives Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell), the titular date was when President Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an “evil empire” in a speech in Orlando, Fla. In the season finale, Elizabeth and Paige (Holly Taylor) take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory. And after an emotionally charged mission, Philip turns … Continue reading

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End of the road for Raylan and Boyd in FX’s Justified series finale: “The Promise”

FX Justifies series finale

Remember the summer of 2009 and FX’s announcement of a 13-episode order for Lawman, based on the work of the late, great crime fiction author Elmore Leonard? After six seasons, the tale of Harland, Ky., lawman Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and career criminal Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) comes to a close on FX on Tuesday, April 14, at 10pm ET/PT in the Justified series finale, “The Promise.” “I will say that it is nice knowing that, you know, the show — to have an opportunity to know the end is coming,” Olyphant says. “Usually, when things end, I’m not the first person … Continue reading

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Louis C.K. returns for a “playful and goofy” Season 5 of his FX hit “Louie”

FX Louie Season 5

Louis C.K. returns for Season 5 of his hit FX comedy series Louie on Thursday, April 9, at 10:30pm ET/PT. The season premiere episode, “Potluck,” immediately follows the series premiere of The Comedians. C.K. says his standup material inspires the direction of the writing on the TV series. “I always have an intention at the beginning of the season, but I can never really quite get to the intention,” he says. “Like I start with an intention, and then I just kind of move around, and then I look at what I wrote, and I go, ‘All right. Let’s shoot it. It’s what … Continue reading

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Billy Crystal and Josh Gad buddy up for FX’s “deliciously uncomfortable” series “The Comedians”

FX The Comedians

FX’s new comedy The Comedians (premiering April 9 at 10pm ET/PT) is a show about a show starring the guys behind the guys. Comedy legend Billy Crystal partners with (relative) newcomer Josh Gad (Frozen, The Wedding Ringer) in this mockumentary-style, behind-the-scenes look at their new comedy/variety show. Reluctantly paired up for The Billy & Josh Show, Crystal and Gad power through network execs’ demands, underperforming assistants, a skittish producer and their own conflicting comedic philosophies. “It’s a complicated show,” Crystal says of The Comedians. “We have a live show within the show, you have the sketches that fold into the … Continue reading

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FX “The Americans” Season 3: The next move in Philip and Elizabeth’s spy game

FX The Americans

ALSO SEE: NBC’s Allegiance is not FX’s The Americans … maybe Keri Russell talks about The Americans Season 2 5 Questions With Noah Emmerich of FX’s The Americans Prized KGB assets Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) will have the heat turned up on them as FX’s Cold War spy drama The Americans returns for Season 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 10pm ET/PT. Philip and Elizabeth will be more focused on parenting this season, and they’ll have conflicts over the decision to groom their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) for KGB service by orders of the Center. Putting … Continue reading

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“Justified” begins its final season tonight

"Justified" begins its final season tonight

The sixth and final season of FX’s acclaimed drama Justified begins tonight. It looks to be a thrilling farewell, as over the course of the last season, the long-brewing conflict between Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) and Boyd Crowder (Walton Goggins) finally comes to a head. In the season premiere episode, “Fate’s Right Hand,” Raylan guides Ava (Joelle Carter) through the process of informing on Boyd and tries to turn Boyd’s old ally Dewey Crowe against him as well, all while Boyd works to pull off a daring heist right under Raylan’s nose. On Jan. 27, “Cash Game” finds Raylan’s investigation bringing him … Continue reading

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TCA: FX orders Pamela Adlon comedy “Better Things”

FX TCA

At the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions, announced that the network has ordered the comedy pilot Better Things, created by and starring Pamela Adlon (Louie, Californiation, Bob’s Burgers) and directed by Louis C.K. In Better Things, Adlon plays an actor trying to earn a living while navigating her daughters’ lives, having fun with friends, and occasionally finding time for sex. Several other announcements, reactions, renewals, comments and more as eloquently tweeted by my fine colleagues while I was in an interview with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad (more on that later). … Continue reading

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