Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a review of a new FXX show and five episodes of ‘Parks And Recreation’ you should watch before its final season premiere.
Man Seeking Woman
Now that 'Sons of Anarchy' has come to a close, FX's year ahead looks brighter than ever, bringing with it premieres for the final season of 'Justified,' 'Archer''s sixth year, and 'The Americans'' return. That said, comedy may win the day, as a new FX trailer previews our first look at Zach Galifianakis and Louis C.K.'s 'Baskets,' along with Denis Leary's return in 'Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll.'
We’ve not yet crossed Thanksgiving into December, but the rapidly-approaching 2015 slate of FX and FXX’s returning series has us ready for the new year. The cable networks have officially scheduled the season 6 premiere of ‘Archer,’ as well as the sixth and final season premiere of ‘Justified’ for January 2015, along with a third year for ‘The Americans,’ 10th for ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,’ and more.
The recent TCA press tour presentations saw FX announcing some incredibly high-profile talent for future series, from the likes of additional projects with Louis C.K. to Zach Galifianakis and more, and now another name has been added to the list. 'This is the End' and upcoming 'Robocop' remake star Jay Baruchel will return to TV to headline FX's new comedy 'Man Seeking Woman,' an adaptation of 'The Last Girlfriend on Earth.'