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Melissa Maerz

Orange Is the New Black season 4: EW review

The best thing about Orange is the New Black—the enormous number of phenomenal performers—might ultimately be what makes it unsustainable as one of TV’s best dramas. After 16 Emmy nominations, some of the show’s biggest talents have been tapped for other high-profile projects: Danielle Brooks earned a Tony nod for The Color Purple, Laverne Cox has upcoming roles on CBS’ Doubt and in Fox’s Rocky Horror remake, Natasha Lyonne has racked up seven film and TV credits in 2016 alone.

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UnREAL Season 2: EW review

Do Quinn (Constance Zimmer) and Rachel (Shiri Appleby) have any qualms about acting like soulless she-douches? Well, season 2 opens with the Everlasting bosses celebrating Quinn’s seven-figure deal and Rachel’s promotion to showrunner with matching tattoos that say “Money. D—. Power.” So, probably not. Judging by the two new episodes available for review, UnREAL features less moral hand-wringing over the way Quinn, Rachel, and the others manipulate the contestants.

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The Path finale recap: 'The Miracle'

That’s it, my fellow guardians of the light. We’ve reached the final rung of this ladder that we call “season 1.” And maybe I’ve drunk one too many “medicinal” green-juice cocktails, but the closer I get to the end, the more paranoid I get about what’s really going on. Why does every plotline on this show suddenly feel like a widespread conspiracy?

Conspiracy theory #1: Alison isn’t really returning to Meyerism

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The CW's fall 2016 schedule: A snap judgment

The CW — it’s not just superheroes anymore. Now, it also features regular humans with superhuman abilities! The main character in Frequency can talk to her father, even though he’s dead. And the guy in No Tomorrow can not only predict the exact moment when the world will end, he also has the magical capacity to resemble Michael Fassbender. Fortunately, both shows look kind of good! Now, stop ironing your Supergirl cape and find out why below.

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NO TOMORROW Tuesdays, 9 p.m.

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CBS' fall 2016 schedule: A snap judgment

CBS doesn’t have to work too hard to redefine its brand. They’re the No. 1 network right now. They’ve got the No. 1 comedy with Big Bang Theory. Who can blame them if they have not one, not two, but three new comedies about dudes who are trying to be dudes at a time when it’s just so hard to be a dude? As the network expands from one two-hour comedy block to two blocks this fall, it’s sticking with a broad sensibility at a time when Netflix, Amazon, and cable channels are making darker, more niche fare.

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Megyn Kelly Presents react: How did Kelly hold up against Trump?

“Be so good, they can’t ignore you.” Megyn Kelly claims that’s her motto, cribbed from Steve Martin. But on Tuesday night, as the Fox News anchor and host of The Kelly File took her first shot at a prime-time special, Megyn Kelly Presents, complete with a much-talked-about sit-down with Donald Trump, among others, the rest of us learned something about Kelly: Sometimes when people can’t ignore you, it’s because you’re bad.

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The Path recap: 'A Room of One's Own'

How does a fringe movement get passed down from one generation to the next? This is something that showrunner Jessica Goldberg often thought about while creating The Path. “Most cults are first generation,” she recently told Vanity Fair. “They revolve around a very charismatic leader and when that leader dies, the cult’s over.” This is why children are so crucial to a movement’s endurance: Long after the leader has died, the youngest followers to keep it alive.

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