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    The Top Ten 'Mad Men' Episodes (So Far)

    "Mad Men" is a series with relatively little interest in picking up exactly where we left off last week. Indeed, AMC's flagship drama, which begins its seventh and final season on Sunday, delights in the episode as an art form unto itself. Here, with the requisite caveat that rankings are silly and ...

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    'Broad City' Breakout Ilana Glazer Can Do Drama, But She'll Never Be the Next Claire Danes

    As anyone who's helped turn Comedy Central's new series "Broad City" into a hit for the network can tell you, Ilana Glazer is one of the funniest women on television. And like all great comedians, she can do drama too.

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus Is Nude and Proud on the Cover of Rolling Stone

    Wowza. Four-time Emmy winner and 53-year-old "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus sure looks good on the cover of the latest Rolling Stone issue -- and she's naked!

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    Here Are 4 Fun Facts from Greg and Amy Poehler about NBC's 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Greg and Amy Poehler discussed the truth behind their new NBC comedy, "Welcome to Sweden," who got the best jokes, and how they nabbed those celebrity cameos.

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    Amazon Greenlights Two New Pilots, Including Whit Stillman's 'The Cosmopolitans' Starring Chloe Sevigny

    Amazon Studios has two exciting new pilots in the works that will appeal to both cinephiles and TV fans alike. Just like the last go-round, which yielded four series orders, viewers will provide feedback and decide the fate of the series when the pilots hit Amazon Instant Video later this year.

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    Amazon Greenlights Whit Stillman's Pilot 'The Cosmopolitans' and 'Hand of God' From Marc Forster

    Making their debut later this year, the pilots star Adam Brody, Chloe Sevigny, Ron Perlman and more.

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    Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files, Sets 1 – 6 (22 Discs)

    Guest column by Alice Maltin — Always late to the ball, I’ve just completed watching "Foyle’s War" (sets 1–6). Given the state of the economy, this is a great way to travel to the U.K. ...

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    Ten Years Later, Why Hasn't There Been Another Show Like 'Lost'?

    Some of the show's biggest fans put its legacy in context -- and explain its rare nature.

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    App Revives Classic "Popeye" Animation

    Classic Hollywood style hand drawn animation turns me on - so this 30-second commercial, voiced by Will Arnett, made in the style of the 1930s-era Popeye is a winner. For a Bank of America Mobile Banking App, UK's Passion Pictures hired Stockholm-based directors "againstallodds" - aka Niklas Rissler...

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    NBC Creates National Grassroots 'Comedy Playground' to Find New Shows from Fresh Talent

    An advisory board of NBC talent will select two shows to air on national television while one runner-up will stream online.

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