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'Bob's Burgers' works hard in beefy premiere

FOX

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

Despite my preconceptions, “Work Hard” turned out and laid down a solid foundation for a season full of Belcher mischief and unconventional yet endearing antics.

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'Vampire Diaries' all bark, no bite

The CW

BY JORDYN KAY

it seems that the writers are sticking to old tactics and viewers shouldn’t expect to fall back in love with the series that once had the vampire television genre cornered.

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Hannibal Buress talks progress, Facebook messaging ahead of Royal Oak show

Courtesy of Hannibal Buress

BY AKSHAY SETH

Hannibal Buress is bringing a slew of newly written material along for the Comedy Camisado Tour, which stops by at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday.

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A 'Horror Story' so good, you'll freak

FX

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

“American Horror Story: Freakshow” is a riveting first episode. Even after three seasons, “AHS” still retains a talent for lassoing scare, social critique and camp into one dazzling show.

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Episode Review: Showtime sets up steamy 'Affair'

Showtime

BY ALEC STERN

Even in its trailer, “The Affair” sets up what could be one of the most atmospheric series on television.

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Elevated 'Transparent' a study in identity and discovery

Amazon

BY CATHERINE SULPIZO

At its center is Mort/Maura, a retired professor who reveals her identity as a trans woman in the stages of single, senior life. The first episodes of “Transparent” are tasked with Maura’s attempts to breach the gap between her identity and the world.

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Alec Stern: From 'Scandal' to 'New Girl,' the highs and lows of network premiere week

BY ALEC STERN

Since May, the networks have touted their newest series ad nauseum — at the Upfront presentations, on social media, in magazines and on billboards. Now, they are all finally here.

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