The Muppets make it to late night and return to primetime

If you are thinking, “I could really use a mockumentary-style show detailing the romantic entanglements and careers of the Muppets,” then ABC’s “The Muppets” is the show for you. If you are like the rest of America, however, you may be a bit apprehensive about this half-hour scripted comedy about puppets. Luckily for everyone, I watched it, and I have thoughts.

| TV Editor

Review: ‘Cristela’ is revolutionary yet relatable

The pilot for “Cristela,” ABC’s new female-focused comedy, opens with aspiring lawyer Cristela (Cristela Alonzo) telling her mother (Terri Hoyos) that she will be interviewing for an internship at a law firm.

June Jennings | Contributing Writer

‘Selfie’ sure of its message, unsure of itself

ABC’s sitcom “Selfie,” a millennial-friendly riff on “My Fair Lady,” premiered Tuesday night, and the jury is still out on how successful the show will be.

June Jennings | Contributing Writer

ABC’s ‘Resurrection’ is very much alive

Everyone wishes for that second chance with lost loved ones, but no one considers what such a thing would actually mean. ABC’s newest supernatural mystery, “Resurrection,” tackles this question. As the long-dead begin to appear in Arcadia, Mo., the town is overtaken with confusion as hidden truths, mysterious deaths and family tensions similarly rise.

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TV review: ‘Mixology’

Where is the line between spoof and the genuine exploration of a genre? “Mixology,” an upcoming ABC comedy, attempts to find out as it follows 11 singles as they attempt to make the most out of a typical night out at a trendy Manhattan bar.

| Staff Writer

TV Review: ‘The Great Christmas Light Fight’

There’s no shortage of holiday programming on TV right now—from ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas” to the requisite Christmas episodes of all your favorite shows, there are myriad ways to get in the holiday spirit just by vegging on the couch. One genre that has mostly stayed out of the Christmas programming fray, though, is reality TV.

| TV Editor

‘Splash’ Review

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There’s no denying that reality TV keeps getting more and more ridiculous. It’s as if networks are constantly grasping at straws, trying to create the next big cult favorite.

| TV Editor

TV renewals: Will they or won’t they? Should they or should they not?

Network TV schedules usually seem really crowded at the end of the school year, with the full-season shows finishing up their runs while the mid-season replacements struggle to conclude their seasons by the end of May sweeps. As such, it’s time for a little clearing of the schedule to get rid of shows that shouldn’t exist anymore and make room for next season’s biggest hits. Here’s my take on 14 shows that premiered in the 2011-2012 season, excluding already-renewed shows like “New Girl,” “Smash” and “2 Broke Girls” and already-canceled shows like “Terra Nova.”

‘GCB’

After what seems like an eternity of thankless guest spots on “Glee,” Kristin Chenoweth makes her long awaited return to ABC, where she once starred in “Pushing Daisies.” This time, she plays starring character Carlene Cockburn in the new dramedy “GCB.

| Movie/TV Editor

‘The River’

If you’ve watched any TV in the past month, there is a pretty good chance that you’ve seen commercials for “The River.” With its debut on Tuesday, it will join FOX’s “Alcatraz” as the two shows currently on air trying really hard to become the new “Lost.

| Cadenza Reporter