Show-o-Matic

Breaking down each episode of our favorite formulaic shows by how closely it hews to said formula.

Teen Mom 2's Kailyn Realizes That Life Has Never Been A Beach

Kail's in the ocean, but Leah's hometown is underwater. 2017.01.16S07.E16

An Emotional Support Skull Is Hard To Part With On Hoarders

The team of experts contends with one of the most daunting, tragic hoards ever. 2017.01.16S09.E05

Homeland Shows Us Who's Boss

Who's back from the dead and who's committing career suicide in the Season 6 premiere? 2017.01.15S06.E01

Sleepy Hollow Gets Bewitched, Bothered, And Bewildered

A sororal guardian coven brings Crane closer to revealing his true nature, and a certain cranially challenged character makes his presence felt. 2017.01.14S04.E02

The Blacklist Cleans Up Real Nice

While Red auditions new cleaners, Liz solves crimes with help from a disabled girl's dioramas. 2017.01.12S04.E10

Theo Has At Least Two Mommies On Law & Order: SVU

So it's no surprise that when he gets kidnapped, the squad's mommies are Taking! It! Personally! Related: Liv is the worst at boyfriend. 2017.01.12S18.E08

Teen Mom 2's Chelsea Has A Cow About Having Another Kid

And the show celebrates its 100th episode with a lot of FaceTime conversations. 2017.01.11S07.E15

This Week's Hoarders Is A Real Barn-Burner

The only thing that's going to help some of these people is a good cleansing fire, but even that might not be enough. 2017.01.09S09.E04

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Gets A New Villain

...and an old boyfriend. Is it one step forward and two steps back? 2017.01.06S02.E09

Sleepy Hollow Heads Into A New Era

Will a semi-reboot in the capital give the show new life? 2017.01.06S04.E01

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Finds A New Way To Give Good Parent

Rebecca loses someone else's child, but gains so much more, on a very special (not really) Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. 2017.01.06S02.E08

The Blacklist Orders Some Fish And Chips

Someone is smuggling stolen computer chips inside fresh fish, and it's never really clear why. 2017.01.05S04.E09

Shaking Up Carisi On Law & Order: SVU

An old stalking case isn't as simple as it seems...and neither is the prospect of retirement. 2017.01.04S18.E07

Jasmine's Going Through A Rough (Fentanyl) Patch On Intervention

Will her grandfather's illness motivate her to get better? 2017.01.04S16.E05

Teen Mom 2 Returns And Gives Jenelle Her Days In Court

All the Teen Mom 2 you missed, now with new and improved fourth wall breakage. 2017.01.03S07.E13

On Hoarders, Leza And Linda Don't Have The Heart To Part With Their Junk

A fortune-teller is unable to read auras through all her stuff, but if she could, she'd foresee a few deeply uncomfortable confrontations. 2017.01.02S09.E03

Doctor Who Attempts Some Comics Relief

Marvel as the Doctor learns a thing or two about superhero mythology. 2016.12.26S10.E00

Who Does Ron Livingston Predict Is 'Ready To Snap' On Dinner For Five?

Rod Steiger uses his last TV appearance to drag Marlon Brando. Here for it. 2016.12.21S01.E04

Now All Sturgill's Thinking About Is More On Intervention

This former star athlete is now lettering in just about every addictive substance. Can he wrestle his demons into submission? 2016.12.21S16.E04

In 'Stanks And Anne,' Hoarders Invites You To Eat Dinner While Sitting In A Garbage Pile

Or if that doesn't float your boat, how about celebrating Christmas year-round because you can't reach your decorations to take them down? 2016.12.19S09.E02

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