Under the familiar heading of "shows gone too soon," ABC's robust, though at times berserk, military thriller Last Resort is the only failed freshman series from this season's underwhelming fall crop that I would argue deserved more of a chance — or at least a tryout in a more appropriate time period — to catch on as it figured out its sprawling narrative. With the great Andre Braugher and the appealing Scott Speedman leading a strong and (on the island at least) exotic cast, this action drama about a rogue nuclear sub standing up against a homeland gone haywire is unlike anything else on network TV. Which made it a risk, though one well worth taking, and at least ABC let the producers complete the initial 13-episode order, which now comes to a too-early, but let's hope satisfying, end (Thursday, 8/7c).
Patrick J. Adams
Winning the battle was only half the story — or, in this case, the season. USA Network's Suits returns Thursday (10/9c) to finish out a second year, its momentum from the crackling first half of the season somewhat stalled by the four-month break. Nothing in the first two new episodes quite matches the tension of the summer run, which was dominated by a suspenseful in-house battle for control of the Pearson Hardman (now minus Hardman) law firm.
FX series Justified, Anger Management, Archer and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell will return mid-January 2013, FX announced Wednesday. The network also announced the premiere time for its new comedy series Legit.
When Season 4 of FX's animated spy comedy Archer premieres next year, lifelong bachelorette Malory will be tying the knot, TV Guide Magazine has learned exclusively. "I just [recorded it]," reveals Jessica Walter, who voices the character. "Malory is getting married." Details on the groom are being kept under wraps, but Walter has a close relationship with the actor playing the role: "My husband, Ron Leibman, is playing my husband!"
Elijah Wood and Jason Gann
Sorry, It's Always Sunny fans: FX is only bringing Wilfred, Archer and Sons of Anarchy to Comic-Con this year.
Wilfred will kick off the network's Con coverage with a panel on...
FX has ordered a new comedy series from Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies, the network announced Wednesday.
Legit stars Jefferies as...
Move over, Patti Stanger! There's a new matchmaker hitting the small screen.
Royal Pains has tapped Judy Greer to play a matchmaker on an...
David Mazouz, Kiefer Sutherland
Anyone who thinks TV isn't trying hard enough to raise the bar this midseason should check out tonight's most distinctive shows. With the official series launch of Fox's fantastical Touch (9/8c) and another fascinating episode of NBC's mystifying Awake (10/9c), I imagine some will maintain that they may be trying a little too hard.
It's probably fair to wonder if Fox is touched in the head for going forward with a show as out-there as Touch. This hasn't been an easy time for truly offbeat shows to gain traction, as risk-takers including Smash, The River and Awake have struggled in the ratings, with critics eager to point out their obvious flaws while often undervaluing the ambition it took to put ...
It's just like the gypsy woman said!
Last night, Archer fulfilled the prophecy many of us have made — that it would always be the best kind of wrong — by introducing our libidinous spy-hunk to the world of cyborg-sex.
All systems are a go for a 13-episode fourth season of Archer, FX announced Thursday.
Created and executive-produced by Adam Reed, Archer is an animated comedy about a spy agency and its employees. The voice cast includes Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell and Emmy nominated H. Jon Benjamin as the voice of the title character. Burt Reynolds lent his voice to an...