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Summer TV 2014

Hank Stuever’s reviews of every new show for summer and a calendar for all returning shows

Is your favorite TV show canceled?

Is your favorite TV show canceled?

It’s that time of year — find out which broadcast series have been renewed for 2014-2015, canceled or are still in limbo.

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WGN’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build but easy to bomb

WGN’s ‘Manhattan’: Hard to build but easy to bomb

TV REVIEW | A new fictional drama is set against the real-life race to build America’s first nuclear weapon.

TV listings: Friday, July 25, 2014

TV listings: Friday, July 25, 2014

Brides clash on “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta”; Nenna’s escape plan jeopardizes others on “Crossbones.”

Halle Berry joins list of Oscar winners thriving on TV, but what happens when the small screen doesn’t work out?

Halle Berry joins list of Oscar winners thriving on TV, but what happens when the small screen doesn’t work out?

Some still think television is “easier” or “a step down” -- but it’s never a guaranteed success.

TV listings: Thursday, July 24, 2014

TV listings: Thursday, July 24, 2014

“Hell’s Kitchen” crowns a winner and Smithsonian reflects on the civil rights movement.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on Today Show

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ on Today Show

The trailer for the wildly anticipated movie was released Thursday morning.

TV listings: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TV listings: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“SoundClash” premieres on VH1 and Molly considers telling John about her pregnancy on “Extant.”

Batten down the hatches before ‘Simpsons World’ launches

Batten down the hatches before ‘Simpsons World’ launches

FXX this fall will unveil a searchable digital library of every ‘Simpsons’ episode, postable to social media.

Paula Deen is gearing up for a serious comeback

Paula Deen is gearing up for a serious comeback

After a stunning downfall, all the pieces (including an influx of cash) are in place for Deen to get back on the radar.

‘The Bachelorette: Men Tell All’ takes strange turn with live ultrasound, accusations of racism

‘The Bachelorette: Men Tell All’ takes strange turn with live ultrasound, accusations of racism

This annual episode usually hashes out all the drama, but this year was especially tense.

TV listings: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

TV listings: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Adam Richman’s series ‘Food Fighters’ premieres on NBC; ‘Drunk History’ heads to Baltimore.

‘The Leftovers’ recap, Episode 4: Who had the most miserable Christmas?

‘The Leftovers’ recap, Episode 4: Who had the most miserable Christmas?

It might be a tie, but we give the prize to the Garvey family member who left one cult to join another.