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Empire (UK) - - THE ULTIMATE AUTUMN PREVIEW - DAN JOLIN

THE GOOD PLACE _ 28 SEPT

For a show so ded­i­cated to slam­ming us with twist af­ter twist (both nar­ra­tively and philo­soph­i­cally), it’s fair to ask: where the fork is Michael Schur’s af­ter-life sit­com The Good Place go­ing to go next? When we last saw Eleanor Shell­strop (Kris­ten Bell) and her fel­low af­ter­lif­ers, they’d (spoiler alert!) been res­ur­rected for a proper go-over of their Earthly mis­takes. Or had they? Well, un­less he’s mess­ing with us, Schur has con­firmed it’s ex­actly as it seems: “The four of them are straight-up back on Earth, in a new time­line where they didn’t die.”

AR­RESTED DE­VEL­OP­MENT, SEA­SON 5.2 _ LATE 2018

Ear­lier this year, it was good to see the dys­func­tional Bluth clan prop­erly back to­gether af­ter be­ing carved up into sep­a­rate sto­ry­lines for 2013’s Sea­son 4 re­vival, but not so good to learn Sea­son 5 would be bru­tally cut in half. Its de­layed fi­nal batch of episodes will hope­fully con­tinue the show’s re­turn to form, with its snappy ensem­ble chem­istry largely reignited, and the con­tin­u­a­tion of its smart ‘who­dun­nit’ arc as the Bluths try to fig­ure out what hap­pened to Lu­cille 2 (Liza Min­nelli) af­ter her strange dis­ap­pear­ance.

NARCOS: MEX­ICO _ LATE 2018

The third sea­son of Narcos showed it could still work post-es­co­bar; this one should prove it can sur­vive out­side Colom­bia, and even with­out the sim­mer­ing pres­ence of Pe­dro Pas­cal as DEA man Javier Peña. This isn’t strictly a fourth sea­son — it’s a “re­set”, with the grip­ping doc-in­fused drama fol­low­ing the drug war to Mex­ico City and fo­cus­ing on the rise of the Guadala­jara car­tel in the 1980s. The cast­ing couldn’t be more en­tic­ing: Diego Luna takes the role of Guadala­jara boss Félix Gal­lardo, while Michael Peña plays Kiki Ca­marena, the DEA agent who takes on Gal­lardo’s grow­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion.

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