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2015
Apr
2
 
 
SEASON FINALE: Part 2 of 2. Even in miniaturized form, Archer and company can get into some big trouble. Exhibit B: This concluding portion of the season finale.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
2
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Jimmy Fallon’s “Lip Sync Battle” started on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the brainchild of guest John Krasinski, his wife Emily Blunt, and their friend, Office co-creator Stephen Merchant. When Fallon inherited The Tonight Show, he brought the “Lip Sync Battle” concept with him, and it’s been a huge hit on YouTube, as exemplified by this sample, presented last month on TVWW’s Video Worth Watching. And now, those segments have turned int
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
1
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: With Empire on hiatus, Fox has found a clever way to both maintain the momentum of that hit family drama and squeeze additional revenue from its financial investment in major league baseball rights. This new limited spring series is a fast-paced, juicy prime-time soap opera about a veteran major league umpire, and his three grown sons, who are trying to work their way into the family business of calling strikes and balls. And watching them all carefully from her seat above the d
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
1
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: Rainn Wilson hasn’t exactly set the world afire with Backstrom, his current (but not for much longer) Fox detective drama, so this new prequel series, aimed at his fan base who loved him in NBC’s version of The Office, is a much better bet. Better Write Dwight shows Wilson, in his character of Dwight Schrute, toiling at the job he had immediately before joining Steve Carell’s Michael Scott and company at that Scranton paper-goods company. His previous job was i
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
1
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: FX has done so well with The Americans, it’s doubling down, presenting this new companion series, set in the present day, about American sleeper agents living in the former Soviet Union. There’s intrigue at the highest levels of government, including attempts to bug and influence the government’s inner circle as they invade the Ukraine, tolerate international sanctions, and act increasingly aggressive on the world stage. Based on the pilot, this is another qual
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
1
 
 
Last week, Comedy Central slipped in the premiere of a new series, Big Time in Hollywood, FL, almost unnoticed. It’s a shame, because that series, which continues tonight at 10:30 ET, is a very amusing, clever and ambitious new comedy series about wannabe filmmakers living in that patch of Florida real estate between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. It should be seen, and can, with its second episode presented tonight. But at the same time, on the Food Network, a counter-programming coup present
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
1
 
 
SERIES PREMIERE: You’d think E! already has milked every possible moment of profitable TV programming opportunities from the Kardashian family, but we all know, in our heart of hearts, that’s far from the truth. I hate to think, in the next few years, what manner of reality-TV spinoffs this family, and this network, will collaborate to Jenner-ate. Meanwhile, by changing one letter in the title of one of the existing E! franchises, Keeping up with the Kardashians, this latest spinoff