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‘Twin Peaks’ Premiere Ratings: Showtime’s Revival Opens Low

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The linear ratings for “Twin Peaks” are in, and at first glance it’s not the phenomenon that Showtime was bracing for.

The return of the David Lynch drama netted 506,000 viewers in its initial premiere on Showtime, as reported by Deadline. That number is expected to jump once streaming and time-shifted data is included.

At this point, it’s not likely that the two-hour “Twin Peaks” premiere  will beat “Billions” for the best debut ever for a Showtime original series. That show averaged nearly 3 million viewers across platforms (including 1.4 million viewers watching live on the network). Before “Billions,” Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” was champ.

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Twin Peaks” was aided by the intense interest surrounding the cult series’ revival, and the fact that Lynch had kept a tight wrap over the show. With so little footage available to promote, »

- Michael Schneider

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The 20 Best TV Comedies of the 21st Century, Ranked

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A comedy on TV can mean a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Some see the genre in its basest form: a show that makes us laugh. Others have expanded the definition (along with the Emmy rules) to include the drama-comedy hybrids, as long as they clock in at around half-an-hour. Still others find comedy in black humor or extra campy nighttime soaps.

But over the last few decades, what makes for great TV comedy has changed just as much as the genre itself. We’ve seen it all, and yet, there’s always something new right around the corner. So before we get too far along, let’s remember the best of what we’ve see so far, across the ever-changing landscape of television.

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[Selection Criteria: We’ve stuck to shows that aired a majority of their episodes after the year 2000, and we’ve only included scripted programming. Also, in an effort to highlight more live-action series, we’ve eliminated animated comedies from contention. Finally, while definition of a “comedy” is somewhat elastic, if the show was predominantly funny or widely considered a comedy, we deemed it eligible for this list.]

20. “Extras



Everyone has »

- Ben Travers and Hanh Nguyen

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‘Bloodline’: It’s Kyle Chandler To the Rescue in an Exclusive First Look at the Season 3 Premiere — Watch

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When we last saw John Rayburn (Kyle Chandler), he was driving out into the pitch black Florida night. Whether he was blowing off the considerable amount of steam he’d built up over the course of a tense Season 2, or aiming to leave the Rayburn family and all its complications behind for good, we didn’t know.

But it looks like he’s coming back.

In an exclusive clip from the Season 3 premiere, John gets a phone call from his panicked brother, Kevin (Norbert Leo Butz). And Kevin has good reason to panic, since the last thing he did in Season 2 was murder John’s partner, Marco (Enrique Murciano). But now Kevin’s talking about having some guy “fix it”; essentially trusting a stranger to take care of a family secret not even John is privy to just yet.

Read More: ‘Bloodline’ to End After Season 3, and That’s Great News »

- Ben Travers

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‘Veronica Mars’: 10 Episodes That Prove Why Kristen Bell and Season 1 Were Perfect

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In 2004, Upn debuted “Veronica Mars” to what quickly became an adoring audience. Three years later, after a chaotic run that involved a network change, the constant threat of cancellation and a thwarted attempt at a Season 4 set at FBI headquarters, the series came to a close.

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This week marks the 10 year anniversary of that last episode, and while it wasn’t the last we saw of Veronica (Kristen Bell) and her friends thanks to the 2014 feature film, the show’s cancellation stung. Fortunately, “Veronica Mars” now has a new, subscription-free streaming home at go90.com, making this the perfect time to revisit it.

For fans who might want to revisit the first season’s highs and lows, we’ve come up with a list of the ten best episodes that demonstrate why “Veronica Mars” remains gone but not forgotten. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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James Corden Sends Emotional Message to Manchester After Ariana Grande Concert Attack — Watch

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On Monday’s episode of “The Late Late Show,” James Corden addressed the attack that took place during an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena, in England. The attack, for which the Isis has claimed responsibility, left 22 people dead, including children, and almost 60 injured.

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“It shocks me every time we hear this sort of news, that attacks like this can happen, but especially when there will be so many children at this concert tonight,” said a very emotional Corden. “Many of you won’t have ever been to Manchester. But you would have heard of it. It’s famous all over the world for so many wonderful things.”

The British host added, “But when I think of Manchester, the place that I know, I think of the spirit of the people there. And I’m telling you, »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Rough Times for Jimmy Are Bad News For Everyone Else

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[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 3, Episode 7, “Expenses.”]

Last Week’S Review: Watch Out, World, Because Saul Goodman is Coming

Case Summary

After celebrating what felt like a victory last week, it’s now time for Jimmy to accept the consequences for his year-long suspension, which are far tougher than he anticipated. Trying to balance his required community service hours with his fledgling business as a producer and director of local commercials isn’t working out all that well — he’s running himself ragged and going broke in the process. What matters most to him is making sure that Kim has no clue just how bad things are getting… though he’s not above a petty moment of revenge against Chuck, as much as he might say that he’s moving on.

Meanwhile, we get a blast from the more-recent-than-usual past: Nacho decides to pay “Saul” Season 2’s resident prescription drug scammer/baseball enthusiast Pryce (Daniel Wormald) a visit, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Saturday Night Live’: As Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata Exit, We Remember Their Best Sketches

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Saturday Night Live” went out on a high note this weekend with The Rock as host, but the season finale also marked the departure of three cast members. While Bobby Moynihan had already announced he was leaving (and thus we had time for a tribute), there was less notice to offer farewells for fellow exiting cast members Vanessa Bayer and Sasheer Zamata.

Bayer sneakily announced her news on Instagram just hours before the finale began. Thus it felt symbolic when Moynihan and Bayer took part in a graduation sketch – allowing fans to subtly say goodbye to them during the episode. Moynihan also got to wear the Drunk Uncle attire again on Weekend Update, and Bayer went out on a high note with the Rko movie set skit and the parody for Cartier’s fidget spinner.

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Sadly, Zamata’s exit had less fanfare, »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Queen Sugar’ Season 2 Trailer: Family Tension Is at Its Peak in Ava DuVernay’s Own Series

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The Bordelons are back. Own has released the trailer for season two of its original drama series “Queen Sugar,” created by acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and executive produced by Oprah Winfrey. The series stars Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner, and Kofi Siriboe as the estranged Bordelon siblings.

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Season two finds the siblings striving to honor the legacy of their father, who passed away unexpectedly. Ralph-Angel is trying to rebuild his life after jail, and secure a better future for his young son. Meanwhile, tension in the family starts to build when Charley relocates with her teenage son Micah to Saint Josephine, Louisiana, to help run the family business, the 800-acre sugarcane farm Queen Sugar Mill.

Once again, DuVernay enlisted an all-female directing team, including Kat Candler (“12 Monkeys »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Flaked’ Season 2 Trailer: Chip Still Can’t Get Out of His Own Way — Watch

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This June, return to the sunny sidewalks of Venice, California with your favorite man-child.

The Netflix comedy “Flaked” returns for its second season to pick up where it left off last season with Chip (Will Arnett) on the outs with everyone, except for his lady London (Ruth Kearney). What to do now that Jerry (Mark Boone Junior) has closed his store, his pal Dennis (David Sullivan) has parted ways with him “for good” and the hotel development is moving on? Could Chip possibly pull out more lies or will he face what he had wrought?

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Here’s Netflix’s description of Season 2:

In the new season of “Flaked,” Chip returns to Venice after a short exile and finds that he is no longer welcome.  People have not forgotten that he sold out the local community. »

- Hanh Nguyen

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‘I’m Dying Up Here’: Watch the First Episode of Jim Carrey’s New Comedy Series for Free on YouTube

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While the internet is still analyzing every detail from last night’s “Twin Peaks” premiere, Showtime just dropped another item into your queue.

“I’m Dying Up Here,” the latest comedy from the network that brought you “Shameless” and “Nurse Jackie,” follows a group of stand-up comics navigating the burgeoning ’70s L.A. comedy scene. Though executive producer Jim Carrey doesn’t star in the series, the show still boasts an impressive cast, including Melissa Leo (as the larger-than-life club booker/impresario), Ari Graynor, Michael Angarano, Clark Duke, Jake Lacy, Sebastian Stan and Al Madrigal (who just debuted his own stand-up special on Showtime if you want to see some clips). The pilot even features some guest drop-ins of its own from the incomparable Alfred Molina and Robert Forster.

(Plus, The Dramatics’ “What You See Is What You Get” pops up in the first five minutes, so if you’re »

- Steve Greene

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David Lynch’s Glass Box Murders in ‘Twin Peaks’ Are a Key to Understanding the Revival Series

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Just 35 minutes into the new “Twin Peaks,” the woman sitting next to me looked over and said, “Holy shit.”

We’d never met before, but I responded in kind. The two of us were far from alone: Everyone at the “Twin Peaks” world premiere had just let out a collective gasp after witnessing one of the most unsettling moments in David Lynch’s oeuvre. Considering the Winkie’s Scene in “Mulholland Drive,” the hallway phantom from “Inland Empire” and pretty much every moment of “Eraserhead,” that’s no small feat.

We were all at downtown Los Angeles’ Theatre at the Ace Hotel for the long-awaited return to “Twin Peaks,” which up until that moment I wasn’t fully onboard with. I found myself resisting the extended sequence, which takes place in New York and features characters (played by Ben Rosenfield and Madeline Zima) we’ve never met before. I kept »

- Michael Nordine

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Emmy Rossum On Her Historic ‘Shameless’ Salary Win: ‘I Just Wanted It To Feel Right’

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This weekend at the Vulture Festival in New York City, Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy spoke out about Rossum’s historic salary negotiations of her “Shameless” contract with Showtime. “I wanted to keep doing it, but I just wanted it to feel right,” said the actress.

Rossum plays Fiona Gallagher, daughter to Macy’s eccentric alcoholic deadbeat dad, Frank. Fiona anchors the entire Gallagher brood — was well as the series. But up until last year, she was getting paid much less than Macy, despite having more screen time. After seven seasons of receiving less money than her male co-star, Rossum demanded more than equal salary — she wanted to make more than Macy. (Think of it as reparations for all those years where she made less). After a standstill, Showtime and producers Warner Bros. Television relented, and season 8 began shooting this month.

Read More: ‘Shameless’ Star Emmy Rossum Requests More »

- Jude Dry

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The ‘Twin Peaks’ Log Lady Is the Series’ Wisest Character, and Could Save Them All

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[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from the first two parts of the “Twin Peaks” revival series.]

On Sunday’s premiere of “Twin Peaks,” fans reunited with beloved character Margaret Lanterman, better known as the Log Lady. The reunion was bittersweet, though, since actress Catherine Coulson had died from cancer shortly after shooting her scenes for the revival series in September 2015.

In the two scenes in which the Log Lady appears, the evidence of Coulson’s battle with the disease is evident: She’s weaker, speaks haltingly and breathes with the aid of a nasal cannula. Despite this obvious infirmity, though, it was heartening to see that the Log Lady is still on her game and possibly sharper than ever. In these first two episodes in which the women are treated viciously on screen, it was inspiring to see that one woman isn’t beaten down or cowed, and in fact provides guidance and offers sustenance.

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- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Friends From College’ Trailer: Keegan-Michael Key and Fred Savage Face Down Their 40s With Drugs

22 May 2017 9:47 AM, PDT

An Ivy League college education guarantees success, right? Maybe.

In Netflix’s new comedy series “Friends From College,” a group of friends who all attended Harvard together are now approaching their 40s and have enjoyed a wide range of success in both their work life and at home. Their various complex and interwoven relationships with each other will range from romantic entanglements and old friendships that may still be shifting. These adults are no longer who they once were after graduating, and nostalgia is hitting them hard. That means maybe catching up on some experiences that they’ve missed out on. Fred Savage’s character in particular decides to snort some Adderall in the trailer below with some mixed results.

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Friends From College” comes from director and writer Nick Stoller and »

- Hanh Nguyen

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Cannes and Other Film Festivals Don’t Know How to Celebrate TV — Here’s How to Fix That

22 May 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

After a long legacy of resistance, this year the Cannes Film Festival is embracing the revolution that is modern television with a few special presentations. This includes the full second season of “Top of the Lake,” directed by Jane Campion (“The Piano”) and Ariel Kleiman.

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On May 23, Cannes attendees will be able to screen all six episodes of the season subtitled “China Girl,” starting at 1 p.m. France time following an introduction by Campion. It’s set to end at around 8 p.m. that evening.

This, frankly, sounds like a bad way to spend a day of your life.

It’s not because “China Girl” will be bad — indeed, it will likely be as moving, intimate and intense as the first season, which ran in 2013 on the Sundance Channel (and also screened in its »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Tin Star’ Trailer: Tim Roth and Christina Hendricks Star in Bloody New Revenge Series

22 May 2017 8:43 AM, PDT

Sky has released a first look teaser for its upcoming western “Tin Star.” The 10-part revenge drama series stars Tim Roth (“The Hateful Eight”) and Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”).

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The bloody drama is set in a remote Canadian mountain town, where the opening of a new oil refinery fronted by the mysterious Mrs. Bradshaw (Hendricks) introduces the small town to a world of drug-dealers, prostitution and organized crime. Police chief Jim Worth (Roth) is thirsty for revenge after the murder of a member of his family. The series is written by Rowan Joffe, whose credits include 2010’s “The American” and 2014’s “Before I Go to Sleep.” Marc Jobst and Gilles Bannier directed two episodes, and Grant Harvey and Rowan Joffe helmed one episode each.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Premiere Review: David Lynch Remains a »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Season 3 Finally Used the Word ‘Rape’: Why It’s a Big Deal

22 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for Season 3 of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” follow.]

The most important, intriguing, and controversial moment of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” Season 3 happens so fast that you might have missed it: In Episode 3, “Kimmy Can’t Help You!,” Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) finally uses the word “rape” in reference to her 15 years spent stuck underground as the prisoner of Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Jon Hamm).

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Specifically, here’s what happens: Wendy (very special guest star Laura Dern) has come to Kimmy and Titus’s apartment with a set of divorce papers, as she and the Reverend are hoping to get married, but Kimmy and the Reverend are still legally man and wife.

Wendy doesn’t reveal right away that she’s hoping to marry the Reverend, but quickly we discover that this otherwise normal-seeming woman has, at the very least, a very »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Preacher’ Season 2 Photos: The Saint of Killers Goes Crazy in First Look

22 May 2017 8:00 AM, PDT

Jesse and Tulip also get physical in these revealing new pics. Watch the Season 2 premiere of “Preacher” on Sunday, June 25th at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt on AMC.

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- William Earl

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Makes Some Wedding Plans and 4 More Things to Watch on Monday, May 22

22 May 2017 3:00 AM, PDT

Welcome to PeekTV, your daily look at the best that television has to offer. In each installment, we make three picks for the best shows to watch and…toss in a little extra. 

Monday, May 22 What Happened Last Night?!

(What hath be-pickled our beloved Belchers? Check out this past weekend’s TV picks to find out.)

Jane the Virgin

“Chapter Sixty-Four,” CW – 9:00 p.m.

Synopsis: In the Season 3 finale, Rogelio and Xo are excited for their big day, but Rogelio gets some shocking news. Meanwhile, Jane learns about a mysterious letter Michael wrote; Rafael asks Luisa to leave; and Petra’s skeptical about Jane’s feelings for Rafael.

Why You Should Watch: “Jane the Virgin” has had a tumultuous third season, highlighted by a major twist that few people saw coming. If that’s what the show had cooked up for midseason, we can only guess what the finale has in store. »

- Steve Greene

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‘Twin Peaks’ Episodes 3 and 4 Review: More Than Ever, David Lynch Is Still Screwing With Us

21 May 2017 10:33 PM, PDT

It’s doubtful that you’ve missed the news that “Twin Peaks” has now officially made its big splashy return to television, over two decades after its initial cancelation, and Showtime’s unique release strategy meant that the truly committed fan would be able to watch Episodes 3 and 4 of the series just as soon as they finished the first two.

Here’s the thing: I am not going to tell you exactly what happened in “Twin Peaks” Season 3, Episodes 3 and 4. And here’s the reason why: If you’re reading this as a fan of David Lynch and Mark Frost’s surreal drama, then you probably don’t want me to.

Read More: ‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Premiere Review: David Lynch Remains a Master — But The Brutality Toward Women Feels Dated

After all, the hallmark of the series has always been more about what you discover for yourself, than what people »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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