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5 Shows After Dark: More Pretty People Pretending to be Teenagers. Mysterious Teenagers.

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | October 22, 2013 | Comments ()


Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD on ABC at 8:00pm ET.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine on Fox at 8:30pm ET. Sometimes I list shows that people love to pop up and mention in the comments just to see if I can catch someone who’s not actually reading the list and just dropping in to mention the show they ASSUME I missed. This is one of those times.

Ravenswood on ABC Family at 9:00pm ET. Series premiere. This is a new spin off from Pretty Little Liars, according to the internet. And here’s the thing: I realize we all like to make a lot of noise about original shows and recycling and argle bargle, but spin-offs seem to have been a thing basically since television started. The Jeffersons was a spin off of All in the Family, Frasier was a spin-off of Cheers, and all those other ones that weren’t as wildly successful that I’m too lazy to look up. Besides, a lot of original concept shows blow. So, you know, I’d rather focus on what’s good television then how, exactly, it came to be.

The Mindy Project on Fox at 9:30pm ET.

Sons of Anarchy on FX at 10:00pm ET.

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  • Kevin McHargue

    Spinoffs go back even farther than television - arguably to Shakespeare. After Queen Elizabeth saw Henry IV, she reportedly asked for a play featuring "Falstaff in love," which led to The Merry Wives of Windsor. Falstaff was the Rhoda Morganstern of his time.

  • Even Stevens

    Is that Barry Watson in his 7th Heaven heyday up there? Because it sure looks like it

  • Chad Bradbury

    You forgot Brooklyn Nine-Nine again.

    O ... wait ... darn it.

  • e jerry powell

    Tonight I get my Africa on with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. on the PBS.

  • Guest

    Awkward. on MTV @ 10:30 / 9:30c.

  • Hazelwazelkitty

    My friend just named his newborn son Jax...short for Jaxon. He always said he'd name his son after Son of Anarchy, I just never thought it would actually happen.

  • Ian Fay

    Is his full name Xmas Jaxon Flaxon Waxon?

  • F'mal DeHyde

    That warning about how being a "douche" can get you banned kind of confuses me. Is that the same thing as being an asshole? Asshole I understand.

  • pajiba


  • firedmyass

    Well, crap. Considering that I've trademarked the phrase "Accidental Asshole," I am soundly boned.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    Okay, I'll try to behave.

  • Repo

    Sons has come back STRONG this season, something I didn't think possible. I've gone from grudge watching it out of loyalty off the dvr to actually being excited it's on tonight.

  • I'd still like them to go back to regular episode length but it is otherwise shockingly good.

  • Even Stevens

    DAMMIT, this seems to happen every time I drop a show. I just couldn't deal with it for the first couple of episodes so I deleted it and now all I hear is how good it has gotten. Dammit dammit dammit.

  • pajiba

    Same here!

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