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"Mad Men" Meets Its "Waterloo" With a Song in Its Heart

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 26, 2014 12:14 PM
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"Mad Men" ends its seventh season on a high note, but does that leave it anywhere to go but down?

In "The Americans'" Devastating "Echo," Secrets Run Deep

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 21, 2014 11:20 PM
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Not only was "The Americans'" second-season finale a great episode, but it made the rest of the season better in retrospect.

Watch: 90 Minutes of Deleted "Twin Peaks" Scenes Coming to Blu-ray in July

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 15, 2014 10:54 AM
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A new boxed set slated for July could give "Twin Peaks" its due as the birthplace of cinematic TV

"A Sad Penis Does Not Help the Comedy": John Oliver on Picking the Right Junk for the Job

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 14, 2014 12:39 PM
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How the host of "Last Week With Jon Oliver" picked the perfect genitals for an instantly infamous bit.

Louis C.K. Cedes the Spotlight But Keeps Control in "So Did the Fat Lady"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 13, 2014 12:05 PM
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Louis C.K. hands the mic to Sarah Baker's self-described "fat girl," but he's still calling the shots.

Dan Harmon on a Sixth "Community" Season: "Eh."

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 12, 2014 10:57 AM
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"Community's" creator speaks out about the possibility of finding a new home for the cult-but-canceled NBC sitcom, and his response may not be what fans were hoping for.

"'Community' Won": Mourning the Death of TV's Most Improbable Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 9, 2014 6:05 PM
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A lot of shows have come to an end in the last few days, but critics have been writing "Community's" obituary for years.

Why "Louie" Is the Most Innovative Show on TV

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 6, 2014 4:06 PM
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By stepping away from the industrial model that makes all TV shows feel the same, Louis CK is radically changing the face of the medium.
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Got Questions About "The Sopranos'" Ending? Fine. Just Don't Ask David Chase

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 1, 2014 5:31 PM
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David Chase's latest public appearance was once again sidelined by people asking if Tony got whacked. But one thing's for certain: If he wanted us to know, we'd know.

Can "24: Live Another Day" Turn Back the Clock?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 1, 2014 3:03 PM
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How does Jack Bauer fit into the world of drone bombers and Wikileaks -- and, more importantly, the era of Netflix and binge-watching?