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Grimm – How Do We Get To Happily Ever After?

GRIMM — “The End” Episode 613 — Pictured: (l-r) Claire Coffee as Adalind Schade, David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Bree Turner as Rosalee Calvert, Sasha Roiz as Sean Renard, Jacqueline Toboni as Trubel — (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

The series finale of Grimm (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C) – appropriately entitled The End – is, even for Grimm, a weird episode.

Zerstörer is coming for Diana and he’s left a trail of death and destruction in his wake – and more is in store.

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Imaginary Mary: Imaginary Friends Can Be Big Trouble!

IMAGINARY MARY – ABC’s “Imaginary Mary” stars Erica Tremblay as Bunny, Matreya Scarrwener as Dora, Stephen Schneider as Ben, Jenna Elfman as Alice and Nicholas Coombe as Andy. (ABC/Bob D’Amico)

ABC’s new comedy series Imaginary Mary (Wednesdays, 8:30/7:30C) marks the return of Jenna Elman to series television. This is a Good Thing because she’s a gifted comic actor with a knack for both physical humor and comic reactions.

The series premieres with an episode that sets up the reason for Alice’s childhood imaginary friend, Mary – to deal with a crisis when she was six – and her reappearance now that Alice has apparently found the right guy and it’s time to meet his kids.

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The Magicians – Lesser Evils Are Still Evils! Decisions, Decisions!

THE MAGICIANS — “Lesser Evils” Episode 209 — Pictured: (l-r) Sergio Osuna as Rafe, Hale Appleman as Eliot, Summer Bishil as Margo — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

The Magicians (Syfy, Wednesdays, 10/9C) has been a revelation in its second season. The writing, directing and performance have all reached a higher level (and the first season was pretty fine).

The characters are more nuanced; the world is deeper and even more intriguing.

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Shots Fired: FOX Tries To Match Premium Cable with Statement Series!

SHOTS FIRED: Pictured L-R: Stephan James and Sanaa Lathan in the “Pilot” premiere episode of SHOTS FIRED airing Wednesday, March 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Fred Norris/FOX

FOX’s Shots Fired (Wednesdays, 8/7C) is a statement series that wants nothing less to be a premium cable quality show that says stuff.

When a black cop shots a white college kid in a black neighborhood in Virginia, the governor asks the Department of Justice to conduct an outside investigation.

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Hap and Leonard – Framed!

James Purefoy as Hap Collins and Michael Kenneth Williams as Leonard Pine- Hap and Leonard Photo Credit: James Minchin/SundanceTV

The second episode of Hap and Leonard: Mucho Mojo (SundanceTV, Wednesdays, 10/9C) finds Leonard in jail and his lawyer, Florida and Hap trying to get him out.

Ticking Mojo maintains the slow burn build of the mystery behind the body found under the floorboards of Leonard’s (Michael Kenneth Williams) house; presents a possible killer and suggests the possibility that Leonard’s late Uncle Chester was involved with a series of missing children over the years.

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Into the Badlands – More World Building, More Action, More Surpises!

Daniel Wu as Sunny – Into the Badlands – Photo Credit: Antony Platt/AMC

The second season premiere of Into the Badlands (AMC, Sundays, 10/9C), Chapter VII – Tiger Pushes Mountain, opens six months later – as Sunny, in stocks and chains, is herded into a mining prison.

An attempt to help a fellow prisoner leads to a spectacular action sequence, but he is outnumbered and fighting a force that expects someone to try to escape.

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Feud: Bette and Joan – Ryan Murphy Does It Again!

The series premiere of Feud: Bette and Joan (FX, Sundays, 10/9C) is the story of one of Hollywood’s greatest feuds – that between Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) as they made Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (the only time they ever worked together).

It’s also the story of how these two fading stars fought misogyny, sexism and ageism in Hollywood while trying to extend their careers and retain their hard won fame.

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Legion: Journey to the Center of Your Mind(s)!

LEGION — “Chapter 4” – Season 1, Episode 4 (Airs Wednesday, March 1, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured: Dan Stevens as David Haller. CR: Michelle Faye/FX

When we left David Haller, he was unconscious while his girlfriend Syd Barrett and their fellow mutants – Melanie Bird and Ptonomy Wallace – had returned from their trip inside his mind with no apparent side effects.

In Chapter Four of FX’s Legion (Wednesdays, 11/10C), the search is to find David and bring him back to the ‘real’ world.

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Taboo: The Use He Had for You!

TABOO — “Episode 8” (Airs Tuesday, February 28, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured: Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. CR: FX

Taboo (FX, Tuesday, 10/9C) reaches its season finale in grand style as the chess game between the East India Company’s Sir Stuart Strange and James Keziah Delaney plays out to its exceedingly appropriate conclusion.

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Taboo – I Have a Use for You!

TABOO — “Episode 7” (Airs Tuesday, February 21, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured: Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. CR: FX

Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C) is steaming towards its first season finale and, if it’s anything like this penultimate episode, it should be a roaring good time.

This week’s episode finds James Keziah Delaney betrayed and charged with high treason – but, as always, there’s much more going on than appears on the surface.

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