Today in show business news: HBO has shockingly decided to renew Game of Thrones, NBC gets some good news and some bad news, MTV really needs to pull the plug on Buckwild, plus teasers and trailers and more.
As is usually the case with a Justified finale, most of the season's plot threads were tied up, with a main villain vanquished, but one major note of uncertainty hung in the air.
The popular but slightly faded FX comedies The League and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will move over to FXX (the double X, as I'm sure we'll all soon be calling it) to help get things started and attract advertisers, and then a new spate of programming will begin. So what's the reasoning behind this? Let's speculate.
While on paper The Americans, premiering tonight on FX, sounds like a thrilling concept — Homeland meets The Riches meets Alias — in practice it's an inert and tonally imbalanced effort, too thrilled with its own concept at the expense of execution.
The third season of comedian Louis C.K.'s strange and brilliant series Louie premieres on FX tonight at 10:30 p.m., which is cause for celebration. C.K. is doing perhaps the most interesting thing on television today.
FX's American Horror Story ended terrifically last night, and today its co-creator Ryan Murphy announced a bold new plan.
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