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Watch The Walking Dead online
On the search for a missing Alexandrian, Rick and his group encounter a mysterious collective, whose inhabitants are unlike any they have come across.

Audrey Benedetto's Rating: That smile when Rick saw the new group - can't wait to see how it plays out.

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s7e10 New Best Friends: On the search for a missing Alexandrian, Rick and his group encounter a mysterious collective, whose inhabitants are unlike any they have come across.

sidereelAlex is watching...

Watch Big Little Lies online

Big Little Lies

9:00 PM ET on HBO
Series Premiere
In the affluent beachfront community of Monterey, Cal., a suspicious death at a coastal elementary school fundraiser draws attention to the frictions among some of the mothers. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman), longtime friends and confidantes, welcome newcomer Jane (Shailene Woodley) and her son, Ziggy (Iain Armitage), into their inner circle, much to the chagrin of another mother, Renata (Laura Dern). An incident with the children at school causes battle lines to be drawn.
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sidereelAlex's Rating: I really shouldn't start another new show before catching up on others first, but I'm a sucker for rich white people drama.

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s1e1 Somebody’s Dead: In the affluent beachfront community of Monterey, Cal., a suspicious death at a coastal elementary school fundraiser draws attention to the frictions among some of the mothers. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) and Celeste (Nicole Kidman), longtime friends and confidantes, welcome newcomer Jane (Shailene Woodley) and her son, Ziggy (Iain Armitage), into their inner circle, much to the chagrin of another mother, Renata (Laura Dern). An incident with the children at school causes battle lines to be drawn.

jazeron is watching...

Watch Billions online

Billions

10:00 PM ET on Showtime
Season Premiere
In the aftermath of their Season 1 confrontation, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod are digging out of the wreckage. Chuck faces scrutiny from within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager. Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children’s school.
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jazeron's Rating: Cue Pink Floyd's "Money." Excited this series is back; it makes me want to buy a plane. Goals.

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s2e1 Risk Management: In the aftermath of their Season 1 confrontation, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod are digging out of the wreckage. Chuck faces scrutiny from within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager. Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children’s school.

T.J. DeGroat is watching...

Watch Crashing online

Crashing

10:30 PM ET on HBO
Series Premiere
Aspiring comedian Pete (Pete Holmes) finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica (Lauren Lapkus), in a compromising position. As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.
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T.J. DeGroat's Rating: Is Pete Holmes going to become a thing? Will people pick apart his show the way they did Lena Dunham's?

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s1e1 Artie Lang: Aspiring comedian Pete (Pete Holmes) finds himself without a home after he catches his wife, Jessica (Lauren Lapkus), in a compromising position. As Pete attempts to find solace at a New York comedy club, he befriends cynical comedy legend Artie Lange, who reluctantly offers him some pizza, some advice and a couch.

RachelL is watching...

Watch Bates Motel online

Bates Motel

10:00 PM ET on A&E
Season Premiere
Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery; Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.
Season Premiere

RachelL's Rating: But when does Rihanna show up?

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s5e1 Dark Paradise: Norman tries to keep up appearances despite a troubling discovery; Dylan and Emma receive a surprise guest.

T.J. DeGroat is watching...

Watch This Is Us online

This Is Us

9:00 PM ET on NBC
When Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, Randall learns about his biological father's past.

T.J. DeGroat's Rating: A little fun amidst all the tragedy? Yes, please.

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s1e16 Memphis: When Randall and William take a road trip to Memphis, Randall learns about his biological father's past.

TelevisionFanboy is watching...

Watch The Magicians online

The Magicians

9:00 PM ET on Syfy
Quentin adjusts to his new life; Penny seeks help from an unexpected source; Eliot and Margo contend with the dangers of ruling; Julia and Kady discover another consequence of Reynard's attack.

TelevisionFanboy's Rating: Every episode of this second season has been better than the last! If you aren't watching this magical series you're missing out.

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s2e5 Cheat Day: Quentin adjusts to his new life; Penny seeks help from an unexpected source; Eliot and Margo contend with the dangers of ruling; Julia and Kady discover another consequence of Reynard's attack.

RachelL is watching...

Watch Project Runway: Junior online

Project Runway: Junior

9:00 PM ET on Lifetime
Season Finale
The teen designers put the final touches on their collections before showing in front of a live audience at FIDM Los Angeles; the winner is chosen.
Season Finale

RachelL's Rating: Everyone's a winner and whatever, but Chelsea FTW!

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s2e10 Finale, Part 2: The teen designers put the final touches on their collections before showing in front of a live audience at FIDM Los Angeles; the winner is chosen.

sidereelAlex is watching...

Watch Top Chef online

Top Chef

10:00 PM ET on Bravo
The Yucatan Peninsula is the setting for a challenge to cook a dish showcasing the local habanero. Later, the chefs learn about traditional Maya cooking, then they create a dish using only ancient Maya ingredients and tools. Appearing: Jeremiah Tower; Roberto Munoz Zurita; Roberto Solis; and Guillermo Beristain.

sidereelAlex's Rating: I love that the show's idea of being "innovative" is forcing the chefs to cook with ancient Mayan tools. Oh, the cruel irony.

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s14e13 Trial By Fire: The Yucatan Peninsula is the setting for a challenge to cook a dish showcasing the local habanero. Later, the chefs learn about traditional Maya cooking, then they create a dish using only ancient Maya ingredients and tools. Appearing: Jeremiah Tower; Roberto Munoz Zurita; Roberto Solis; and Guillermo Beristain.

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Watch The Blacklist: Redemption online

The Blacklist: Redemption

10:00 PM ET on NBC
Series Premiere
A routine trip to New York turns dangerous when ex-operative Tom Keen is recruited by Scottie Hargrave, the head of an international security firm, to help rescue a kidnapped CIA agent. During the mission, Tom discovers evidence of a conspiracy within his own family.
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zazerh's Rating: I finally quit The Blacklist HARD but Tom is pretty hot so I'll check it out.

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s1e1 Leland Bray: A routine trip to New York turns dangerous when ex-operative Tom Keen is recruited by Scottie Hargrave, the head of an international security firm, to help rescue a kidnapped CIA agent. During the mission, Tom discovers evidence of a conspiracy within his own family.

Morgaine is watching...

Watch Steven Universe online

Steven Universe

7:00 PM ET on Cartoon Network
Ronaldo sets out to find all the rock people living in Beach City.

Morgaine's Rating: This show is the best.

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s4e17 Rocknaldo: Ronaldo sets out to find all the rock people living in Beach City.