TV Heartbeat! UnReal returns! The X-Men TV show Legion! Robert Kirkman’s Outcast! And More!

TV Heartbeat! UNReal returns! The X-Men TV show!

The highly addictive UnREAL returns for a second season with a new bachelor! The scripted drama about the crazy life behind-the-scenes of a fake reality dating show will feature a black bachelor (B.J. Britt) this season.

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Robert Kirkman is apparently not busy enough with The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. He has a new show starting up on Cinemax, called Outcast. Also based on one of his comics, Outcast is about demons instead of walkers.

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TNT debuts a new series, Animal Kingdom, which is an adaption of a film. Not to confused with CBS’ Zoo with actual animals (sort of), Animal Kingdom is about a boy who moves into a mob family.

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Beauty and the Beast and Rizzoli & Isles start their final run of episodes. It’s been a long run for both series, but it’s time to say goodbye!

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Thursday: Beauty and the Beast final run of episodes (The CW), Strong debut (NBC)
Friday: Outcast debut (Cinemax)
Sunday: Feed the Beast debut (AMC)
Monday: UnREAL season premiere (Lifetime), Devious Maids season premiere (Lifefime), Rizzoli & Isles final season premiere (TNT), Angie Tribeca season premiere (TBS)
Tuesday: Animal Kingdom debut (TNT)
Wednesday: The Americans season finale (FX)

Health Check

History’s big gamble seems to be paying off with strong audiences for the ambitious Roots mini-series. The numbers aren’t up to the 1977 original mini-series, but that’s nearly impossible these days with the number of channels, delayed viewing, etc…

Crystal Ball

FX will debut a live-action X-Men TV show, Legion, in early 2017. After seeing X-Men: Apocalypse, you may wonder why they think anyone would want to see this as a weekly show, but, fortunately, FX is bringing Noah Hawley (Fargo) is an executive producer. I didn’t hate X-Men: Apocalypse, but I thought it was Bryan Singer’s weakest X-Men film. (He’s a producer on the series.) Do not expect to see Wolvie and company since Legion focuses on a different squad of mutants with an impressive cast including: Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Rachel Keller (Fargo), Jean Smart (Fargo), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Jeremie Harris (A Walk Among the Tombstones), Amber Midthunder (Hell or High Water), Katie Aselton (The League) and Bill Irwin (Interstellar). Let’s see if they preview this at San Diego Comic Con…

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Stay tuned!

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