True TV: ‘Benders,’ ‘Dr. Ken’ and ‘Casual’ Debut; ‘American Horror Story’ Checks Into ‘Hotel’

Benders (Thursday, Oct. 1, IFC), series debut: Denis Leary has produced shows about firefighters (Rescue Me), EMTs (Sirens) and music (Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll), so it was inevitable he’d get around to another of his obsessions: hockey. Benders’ beer-soaked concept—an amateur hockey league that spends more time bro-bonding and trash-talking off the ice than playing on it—feels a […]