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Shorter trailers might mean fewer punchless punchlines

Rather than addressing cellphone users, 3-D that’s almost never worth the upcharge or the dozens of other reasons that people shun multiplexes, in January, the National Association of Theater Owners proposed a two-minute limit on movie trailers, meaning studios would have to trim them by 30 seconds.

What to make of the trailer for Fox’s ‘Gotham’?

The hotly anticipated drama focusing on the rise of Bruce Wayne’s ally Det. James Gordon could be a gritty tale set in a beloved criminal underworld. Or it could end up feeling a lot more like the “Batman” version of “Muppet Babies.”

Welcome back, ‘Louie’!

Louis C.K.’s landmark comedy, which quite literally should win every Emmy out there, returns to FX at 10 p.m. Monday after a 19-month absence.

Don’t waste your brain cells on ABC’s ‘Black Box’

In the wake of sexual abuse allegations against him, executive producer Bryan Singer’s name has been removed from the advertising for the new drama, debuting at 10 p.m. Thursday on KTNV-TV, Channel 13. That has to rank among the best news Singer has received in the past week.