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Are We Getting Too Many New Television Shows For Our Own Good?

Call it the summer of television’s discontent. There’s been an unusually high amount of studio meddling in upcoming TV series this summer. Shows have been retooled, showrunners have been fired, blood has been spilled. And the reason may be that television studios are just producing too much content now. »9/02/15 5:30pmYesterday 5:30pm

Which TV Show Went Downhill...But Then Ended on a High Note?

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching a once-decent TV show slide downhill into mediocrity or worse. But sometimes, there’s one last flash of brilliance. Sometimes, a show pulls off a series finale that actually puts an exclamation point at the end of its sentence. Which show pulled out of a slump for its… »9/02/15 2:16pmYesterday 2:16pm

The Co-Creator of Arrow Is Making A "Hot Gothic" Show About The Brides of Dracula

Are you ready for another sexy vampire soap opera? Just a couple years after its Dracula show crashed and burned, NBC is ready to try again. Greg Berlanti, producer of The Flash, Arrow and Supergirl will make a pilot called Brides, which follows three female vampires as they live in modern New York City. »9/01/15 3:30pmTuesday 3:30pm

This First Clip From the Gotham Season Premiere Is Already Completely Bonkers

As io9’s reviewer of Gotham, I’ve been looking forward to the second season much like I look forward to a dentist appoint—painful, but necessary. But this two-minute clip from the show’s first new episode has dropped, and it’s so terrible, so insane, and yet so promising you all have to give it a watch. »9/01/15 7:15amTuesday 7:15am

The Flash TV Series Just Cast Zoom, So Now I'm Completely Confused 

Actor Tony Todd has been cast as the Flash’s archenemy Zoom in the second season of the CW’s hit TV series. Now, if you’re thinking to yourself, “Hey, I thought the Reverse-Flash was the Flash’s archenemy,” well, you’re right. Because Zoom is the Reverse-Flash. Who was played in season one by Tom Cavanaugh. Who is… »8/31/15 2:31pmMonday 2:31pm

The Strain Introduces the Show’s Biggest Badass and Then Instantly Takes Him Away 

First of all, let me apologize for the lack of last week’s recap. I had to travel very early on Monday morning to NYC for io9/Gawker shenanigans, and was unable to watch last week’s episode, which is a shame, because it was definitely the highlight of the season. Rather than ignore it, I figure I’d give recaps of both… »8/31/15 1:40pmMonday 1:40pm

The Most Ill-Advised Continuations of Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows

The X-Files, Heroes and Twin Peaks are all coming back to our screens soon, with at least some of the original castmembers returning. Sounds great—except that this sort of thing doesn’t always work out. Here are the most ignominious examples of classic TV shows that were reanimated...but they came back wrong. »8/31/15 1:22pmMonday 1:22pm

Hannibal Bids a Gorgeously Gory Farewell That Offers Few Surprises, But Plenty of Satisfaction

The dreaded moment has arrived: Hannibal as we know it is no more. At its heart, the show’s always been about the complex (to put it mildly) relationship between Will and Hannibal; necessarily, the finale digs deep into TV’s most fraught twosome ... along with serving up buckets of stomach-roiling gore. »8/31/15 1:20pmMonday 1:20pm

Last Night’s Falling Skies Finale Actually Depressed The Hell Out of Me

The human race is doomed. That’s what I take away from the final episode of Falling Skies, in which the human race is saved in such a slapdash and unconvincing manner, you sense that everyone concerned felt as though humanity actually deserves to perish. God, this show. What the hell happened? »8/31/15 10:05amMonday 10:05am