Today in showbiz news: DVR might save FX's new spy drama but not Fox's The Following, Nicolas Cage listens to his agent, and yet another show about Danish murder has been adapted for the American market.
Today in show business news: Your favorite Boston boy bander is back, Justin Timberlake is heading to Rockefeller Center once again, and Bill O'Reilly is thinking about Killing Jesus.
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 comparisons between Showtime's hit and FX's new show were bound to happen. And while viewers should always give every non-spinoff show its own chance, after watching the first two episodes last night we couldn't help but find even more similarities:
Now that New Year's has come and gone, we can finally say goodbye to television's holiday hiatus and start watching some new stuff again. So we've put together this quick guide highlighting the best of what will be on.
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