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Fam – Freddy Returns – Review: Baby Got Back

When Nick’s mother catches on to the fractured relationship between Clem and her father, she proposes they invite him to a family dinner for her to work on mending fences in time for the wedding.

Clem is less than enthused by this prospect, and who could blame her? Freddy has been absentee her entire life and even when he does wind up coming to this family gathering he cons Walt out of money for a faux-charity to feed his gambling addiction and brings bloodstained crime scene wine. Picture of class he is not.

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Fam – Pilot – Review

Fam is one of the latest out of CBS’s new crop of sitcoms, I’m guessing they’re seeking for the next one to fill the void left behind by The Big Bang Theory when that comes to an end in a few months. Or even something to complement Mom or fill the space that 2 Broke Girls once filled.

Thus far, Fam isn’t as dark or sardonic in tone as either of the aforementioned sitcoms but it is pretty funny at times and the cast has enough chemistry that I’m interested to see what the show could grow into if it gets the chance.

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3 Female-fronted pilots we’re most excited for in 2019

The 2019 television season is already shaping up to be an exciting one but I wanted to put a spotlight on some of the upcoming female-fronted TV pilots on the horizon with the hopes that one, or all, will be ordered to series.

We’re only a few days into January but I’m already thinking ahead to the many TV pilots currently in production. Highly anticipated shows like WatchmenLovecraft CountyGood TroubleRoswellThe PassageI Am the Night, and Catch-22 are all set to debut this year but what’s even more exciting is thinking about the pilots we don’t know much about yet. Which of these will take us by surprise?

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Tell Me a Story finale recap: Who got a happily ever after?

In the Season 1 finale of Tell Me a Story, three epic showdowns close out the fairy tale drama, but did everyone get a happy ending?

It’s the final chapter for the three storylines we’ve been following for the duration of Tell Me a Story’s first season. In the season finale, we find out the conclusion of Kayla’s (Little Red Riding Hood), Hannah and Gabe’s (Hansel & Gretel), and Jordan’s (the last of the Three Little Pigs) stories.

Up until the last act, there wasn’t much crossover between the storylines. Tim is the only character with connections to all three since he was semi-dating Katrina and Jordan’s friend. But the finale aims to change that, at least to a degree.

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3 acts of deception in Tell Me a Story Season 1, Episode 9

In the penultimate episode of Tell Me a Story’s debut season, the stakes are higher than ever and no one is who they seem.

Next week is the season one finale of Tell Me a Story on CBS, and therefore, the latest episode, titled “Deception,” sets up several major confrontations that we’ll see play out on January 3. Among those final battles are Kayla & Nick, Hannah & Katrina, and Jordan & Sam. Nick isn’t planning to go quietly into the night. He’ll do anything to get Kayla back, for better or for worse.

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3 Truths and a lie from Tell Me a Story Season 1, Episode 8

Honesty is the best policy on this week’s episode of Tell Me a Story but that doesn’t make the truth any less of a bitter pill to swallow, especially for characters whose very lives may be threatened by leaving the safety net of their lies.

With two little pigs dead and only one remaining, Jordan is faced with his most difficult opponent on this week’s episode of Tell Me a Story yet. For once, he may realize he has truly gotten himself in over his head. But might it be too late for him to come clean to the detectives who have been trying to investigate his wife’s death?

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Tell Me a Story recap: 5 shocking twists from Season 1, Episode 6

Guilt, an episode revolving around the regrets and remorse each character struggles with, brings some of the biggest shocks on Tell Me A Story yet.

When speaking of guilt, it’s impossible not to think of Tell Me A Story’s resident bartender, and the youngest of the “three little pigs”, Eddie. He has struggled to come to terms with what happened during the bank heist since the pilot episode. He’s a bit like the scrappy runt of a puppy litter. Now, more than ever, Eddie is trying to find peace after being an accomplice to Beth Miller’s death. Which is hard to do when her grief-stricken fiancé goes off the deep end and begins stalking him.

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Happy Together – Like Father, Like Son – Review

WARNING: THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS.

When Claire’s away the boys will play I guess. This week Jake’s father, Mike, is in town, played by Damon Wayans Jr’s real dad, Damon Wayans. Claire is out of town redesigning a sports bar and she’s sad to miss out. Actually, after she remembers how weirdly in sync Jake and his dad are, she’s not that cut up about it. But she is sad to miss out on her and Jake’s Saturday night ritual… aka a little sex and a lot of Ben & Jerry’s.

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Review: Happy Together – Pilot

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The 2018 Fall TV season is officially underway and two more new CBS sitcoms hit the airwaves tonight. Happy Together being the latter of the two.

A new sitcom is almost a rarity on a network stuffed with reboots and revivals, and while maybe not wholly original in the sense that we’ve certainly seen this premise before, I found it a lively debut and a breath of fresh air as far as CBS sitcoms go.

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Advance Preview: Happy Together

It’s that time of year again folks! Fall TV. All the networks are flexing their latest new series, and we’re in that great, sometimes awkward, period of trying on pilots to see which ones fit.

CBS has a bundle of new sitcoms launching this fall. I’ve sampled all of them and Happy Together is one of the stronger contenders in the bunch. It’s not a wholly original premise, we’ve seen this type of found family, set-up before (and I’ll admit that is one of my favorite television tropes so maybe I’m biased), but I find that it induces a nostalgic factor that makes this show something akin to comfort food. I felt warm and fuzzy watching and I genuinely enjoyed myself. It doesn’t hurt that I’ve nursed a soft spot for Amber Stevens West since her Greek days either.

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