What’s On Tonight: Fox welcomes viewers to Wayward Pines

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Thursday, May 14. All times are Eastern.

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Wayward Pines (Fox, 9 p.m.): M. Night Shyamalan makes the leap to the small screen as the executive producer and sometimes-director of this spooky new “event series.” Matt Dillon is a Secret Service agent who winds up in a strange Idaho town called Wayward Pines. There the likes of Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard, Juliette Lewis, Hope Davis, and Toby Jones are happy to welcome him in increasingly creepy ways, although they aren’t so keen on the idea of him ever leaving again. In his pre-air review Joshua Alston found the show “brisk and rollicking, capable of defying gravity despite its narrative excess.” In a shocking twist, Alex McCown will be covering the show each week as it riffs on everything from Lost to The Twilight Zone to Twin …

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