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"Julie Berkman's Older Sister"

Jess' dad visits with his new girlfriend, who turns out to be Jess and Cece's high school rival.



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"Auld Lang Party"

Jenna's New Year's Eve plans go awry.

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"Poor Little Lambs"

A past effort to help one ally leads to trouble with another.

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Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed—or at least be able to fake it—with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.


Elle Fanning and Sir Ben Kingsley dish on the new animated film.

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"Crimes & Misdemeanors & Ex-BFs"

Tax troubles inspire Mindy tries to rekindle a phony relationship with Cliff.

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Believe it or not, Reign is more than just a showcase for pretty dresses. Here are five more reasons to watch — and each is fit for a queen.

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Need to clear up some room on your DVR for all the new fall shows? Use our chart to decide which shows are worthy of staying on your tracker and which ones it's time to break up with!

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Alex's Pick

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Call me crazy, but this stupidly-named new show actually looks kinda cute.


Asia Monet Ray is ready to be the next Beyonce!

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Dana, who grew up dreaming of New York, and Peter, who is from the city, go on their first date.

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Remember when the only sketch comedy on TV was SNL? Those days are long gone. Unlike their network counterparts, sketch comedy shows on cable are consistently surprising, shocking, and, most importantly, gut-bustingly funny. Skip the underwhelming SNL reruns and tune into these immediately.


The Naked Truth

Be honest, the explosion of nudity-themed reality shows intrigues (and titillates) you. It's OK. You're not alone. Everyone is fascinated by these. And don't worry, you won't even need to clear your browser history after watching them.


Apocalypse Eventually

Let's assume you survive the apocalypse; have you watched enough TV shows to succeed in a changed society? If you check out all of the series on this list, we think you should be in good shape, though we make no guarantees. Learn how to kill zombies, aliens, and, well, existential despair in five easy shows!


The Past Isn't Dead

It lives forever on TV. Period dramas are in high demand! Maybe it's the pretty dresses. Maybe it's the desire to live in simpler times. Maybe it's the high production values. But ultimately, who cares what the reasons are? If there's an era you want to explore, there's a series about it.