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WAYWARD PINES:  L-R:  Juliette Lewis, Melisa Leo, Matt Dillon, Tim Griffin, Toby Jones, Terrence Howard, Shannyn Sossamon, Charlie Tahan, Reed Diamond and Carla Gugino.  ©2014 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Frank Ockenfels/FOX

Fox’s ‘Wayward Pines’ Balances the Confusion of an M. Night Shyamalan Story With Dark Summer Fun

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I recommend Wayward Pines with some hesitation, and not just because I spent the majority of the first five episodes trying to figure out what the hell was happening on Wayward Pines. Fox’s limited, ten-episode event series is a bizarre one, which isn’t surprising for an M. Night Shyamalan project, and it only gets weirder as it digs itself deeper, ultimately evolving into a somewhat different show by the fifth episode. Premiering Thursday, it’s a series that requires patience and demands that viewers stick around for the whole season — even if you may want to check out early.
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THE GRINDER: THE GRINDER premieres this Fall on FOX.  Pictured L-R:  Rob Lowe and Fred Savage.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Fox’s Fall 2015 Lineup: Betting Big on Big Names, From ‘Minority Report’ to Frankenstein

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Fox catapulted to the top of the network heap — in popular perception, at least — during the 2014-15 season with the massive, unprecedented, and wholly deserved success of Empire. The hip-hop-centric soap opera never slowed down and had viewers obsessing over it from beginning to end, with Cookie’s outfits and an endless parade of guest stars taking over our daily conversations. Hoping to keep up the momentum, Fox has just introduced a handful of new series featuring big names who, the network hopes, will have viewers talking all next year. And it isn’t just betting on well-known actors — it’s also investing in well-known characters and franchises.
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