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The funniest new sitcom of 2015 is also the first to feature a primarily Asian cast in 20 years. But “Fresh Off the Boat” is an all-American story about a couple who emigrated from Taiwan and their three sons. Based …

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Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson) visits Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) to claim her share of the company in the premiere episode of Scott D. Pierce: Does Terrence Howard’s violent history matter?
    If Fox and the producers of “Empire” were held to the same standards as the NFL, the media would be saturated with stories about Terrence Howard and h...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer on “Arrow.”
Photo: Cate Cameron/The CW Ex-Superman Routh putting on another superhero suit
    Pasadena, Calif. • For the second time in his career, Brandon Routh is about to put on a superhero suit. The first time, it couldn’t have been any mor...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 09:43 pm   |     |   Share
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Jon Glaser as Councilman Jamm, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Megan Mullally as Tammy in Tuesday on TV: Another couple of episodes of soon-to-be-gone ‘Parks and Recreation’
    The seventh and final season of “Parks and Recreation” continues with two more new episodes (7 and 7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5). In the first, Leslie and Ben...
    Updated Jan 27 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane in ìJane the Virgin.î
Photo:Tyler Golden/The CW Monday on TV: ‘Jane the Virgin’ gets a couple of job offers
    On “Jane the Virgin” (8 p.m., CW/Ch. 30), the nuns offer Jane a permanent teaching position, and Rogelio offers her a writing position on his telenove...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 03:59 pm   |     |   Share

  • In this image produced on Nov. 19, 2014, provided by the Lucy Foundation, cinematographer Sam Nicholson records quarterback Jack the dog in a scene in a fanciful Cats vs. Dogs football game scheduled to appear on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. It won't be part of the game broadcast but will be an alternative show dubbed the Ad by special-effects master pits cats vs. dogs for a cause
    From brain-devouring zombies in “The Walking Dead” to crime-scene bloodshed on “CSI,” special-effects wizard Sam Nicholson has delivered gore galore t...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • This image released by HBO shows brothers Jay Duplass, left, and Mark Duplass on the set of Jay and Mark Duplass explore brotherly love
    Steps have been taken to avoid any mix-up distinguishing the voices — Mark’s from Jay’s — when the tape is transcribed. But the Duplass brothers assur...
    Updated Jan 24 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Billy Crystal  speaks on stage during the Scott D. Pierce: Billy Crystal wrongly called a homophobe
    Yes, I was the one who asked Billy Crystal the question about playing a gay character on “Soap” nearly four decades ago — the question that prompted a...
    Updated Jan 28 2015 11:33 am   |     |   Share
  • Mae Whitman as Amber Holt, Lauren Graham as Sarah Braverman in TV preview: ‘Parenthood’ says goodbye
    After six seasons and 103 episodes, “Parenthood” — one of TV’s all-time great family series — is signing off. In the finale, Sarah prepares for her bi...
    Updated Jan 23 2015 01:05 am   |     |   Share
  • Donald Trump, host of the television series Donald Trump serves up more whoppers
    Donald Trump is at it again. Not for the first time, the star of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” (Mondays, 7 p.m., Ch. 5) sat in front of a room full of...
    Updated Jan 22 2015 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    Page Kennedy, Beatrice Rosen, Dennis Haysbert, Thomas Dekker, Kristoffer Polaha, Genevieve Angelson and Rainn Wilson star in “Backstrom.”
Cr: Frank Ockenfels/FOX Thursday on TV: ‘Backstrom’ is pretty much annoying
    Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) stars as an incredibly annoying detective in the incredibly annoying new series “Backstrom” (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13). Well, th...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 08:29 am   |     |   Share
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    Wednesday on TV: The freaks rebel on ‘American Horror Story’ finale
    I’ll admit that I gave up on “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (11 p.m., FX) a few episodes into this season. So all I can tell you about tonight’s ...
    Updated Jan 21 2015 08:32 am   |     |   Share
  • Jack Black arrives at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jack Black goes the independent route to Sundance with ‘The D Train’
    Jack Black’s acting career is taking him in a couple of directions these days. He’s starring in his first TV series — “The Brink” on HBO — and he’s th...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Obama is holding an afternoon news conference Wednesday to share his take on the midterm election results after his party lost control of the Senate, and lost more turf in the GOP-controlled House while putting a series of Democratic-leaning states under control of new Republican governors. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) Tuesday on TV: The night belongs to President Obama
    President Obama addresses Congress and the nation with the annual State of the Union (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2; ABC/Ch. 4); NBC/Ch. 5; PBS/Ch. 7 and Ch. 11; ...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • In this image released by ABS, Anthony Anderson, left, and Tracee Ellis Ross appear in a scene from TV networks make unequal progress toward on-screen diversity
    Kenya Barris, creator of ABC’s “black-ish,” was motivated to write the comedy about an African-American family’s efforts to honor its heritage in part...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 11:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Gina Rodriguez arrives at the 16th annual InStyle and Warner Bros. Golden Globes afterparty at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) Scott D. Pierce: Golden Globes flawed, but let’s hope win helps ‘Jane’
    Gina Rodriguez is sweet and smart and nice and talented and she’s got a Golden Globe. The star of “Jane the Virgin” took home the best actress in a ...
    Updated Jan 20 2015 10:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Monday on TV: Larry Wilmore returns to Comedy Central in ‘The Nightly Show.’
    “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore premieres tonight (12:30 a.m., Comedy Central), and I can’t wait. I’m really looking forward to this show, which ...
    Updated Jan 19 2015 01:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Brigham Young University quarterback Jim McMahon raises his arms in celebration Dec. 19, 1981 as BYU defeated Washington State 38-36 in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.  McMahon was named Most Valuable Player in the game as he threw three touchdown passes for 342 yards. (AP Photo) Ex-BYU QB Jim McMahon tells HBO he considered suicide
    In a “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” report that airs Tuesday, former BYU and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon talks about his many lingering he...
    Updated Jan 17 2015 01:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    Green Bay Packers tight end Brandon Bostick (86) celebrates a touchdown with fans during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer) This weekend on TV: There are TWO big football games on Sunday
    It’s not Super Bowl weekend, but it’s the next-best thing. We’ll find out who will be playing in Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday. First up, it’s the NFC cha...
    Updated Jan 16 2015 01:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Melissa Rauch ( TV actors are all over Sundance films again this year
    In “The Big Bang Theory,” Melissa Rauch is, at best, the fifth banana. Maybe sixth banana, depending on where you’d rank her character, Bernadette, an...
    Updated Jan 26 2015 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
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Thursday on TV: Things are heating up on ‘Parenthood’
    As the number of episodes left in “Parenthood” (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5) is winding down, things are heating up for the Braverman family. In tonight’s episo...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Actress Angela Bassett, left, making her directorial debut on the Lifetime film TV preview: Lifetime brings Whitney Houston back
    Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett (below, left) directed “Whitney,” a TV movie biography of the late Whitney Houston. Bassett was a friend of Hou...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Larry Wilmore speaks on stage during Comedy Central's Scott D. Pierce: Larry Wilmore ready to succeed Colbert
    Comedy Central’s new late-night host is African-American, and his show is debuting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Which is just a coincidence, accordi...
    Updated Jan 15 2015 12:38 pm   |     |   Share
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Jay Baruchel stars in the FXX comedy Wednesday on TV: New comedy ‘Man Seeking Woman” is, well, weird
    The weirdly appealing Jay Baruchel (“She’s Out of My League”) stars in the weird new comedy “Man Seeking Woman” (11:30 p.m., FXX). He stars as a naïve...
    Updated Jan 14 2015 02:41 pm   |     |   Share
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Jon Glaser as Councilman Jamm, Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope, Megan Mullally as Tammy in Tuesday on TV: ‘Parks and Rec’ returns for one final season
    In the season premiere — the final season premiere — of “Parks and Recreation” (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5), Leslie battles a tech company for land she wants t...
    Updated Jan 13 2015 12:00 pm   |     |   Share