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'The 100' returns with ambitious second season premiere

The CW

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

In its first season, The CW’s post–apocalyptic drama “The 100” overcame a lackluster start, filled with worn teen relationship drama, and developed into a entertaining and, at times, dark look at surviving in a primitive world.

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Steven Wright discusses 'The Tonight Show,' 'Louie' and upcoming Royal Oak show

Courtesy of Steven Wright

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

Wright recently sat down for a phone interview with The Michigan Daily to discuss his life in comedy and his upcoming performance at Royal Oak Music Theatre this Saturday.

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The confusing politics of 'Scandal' 's Olivia and Fitz

ABC

BY CHLOE GILKE

The most confusing thing about “Scandal” is how one little musical motif makes me accept (hell, even actively love) an abusive and dangerous relationship.

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'About a Boy' explores unprecedented sitcom territory

NBC

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

There is a general necessity in many comedies to use the status quo. It’s what characters live in and try to restore when mishaps occur, and usually when the episode ends the characters more or less return to this default and reset for the next
episode.

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'Jane the Virgin' is immaculately conceived

The CW

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

In the CW’s new show, newcomer actress Gina Rodriguez plays Jane Villanueva, a 23-year-old girl whose character stands in stark contrast to all of the Samanthas and Serenas on TV.

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'Marry Me' off to energetic, clichéd start

NBC

BY KAREN HUA

Going forward, “Marry Me” doesn’t need to try so hard to retain the audience’s interest, because the simple chemistry of Wilson and Marino can hold it up more than the clichés they embody.

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'The Knick' stuns in season finale

Cinemax

BY DREW MARON

“The Knick,” as of right now, is the best new show on television, and certainly the only new show that can join the ranks of “elite” cable programming such as fellow newcomer “True Detective.”

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