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    Is Adult Swim Stuck in a Rut of Nostalgia Bait?

    Describing the current slate of programming on Adult Swim, which takes over Cartoon Network every evening from 9pm to 6am, is like trying to explain why crude sex and drug jokes get old after a while. There’s nothing wrong with “Venture Brothers,” Odd Future’s “Loiter S...

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    Does 'Game of Thrones' Need a Hero?

    "What kind of king do you want to be?" "I don't know -- the good kind?"      -- Talisa (Oona Chaplin) and Robb Stark (Richard Madden), "The Prince of Winterfell"

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    The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest On-Screen Sherlock

    Who is the greatest on-screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes? It's a complicated question -- acting can be difficult enough to quantify even without the challenge of taking on the most frequently portrayed fictional character in the history of film and television. Each Holmes has had to compete ...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Paul Simon Sings, 'Awake' Ends

    Sure, with "Sherlock," "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "Girls," "Nurse Jackie" and more, Sunday's overcrowded with great TV, but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other s...

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    The Depressing Commentary on Stardom in 'Smash'

    From the beginning, NBC's "Smash" has set itself up as a show about dichotomy, not just with its two actresses vying for the same lead role, newcomer Karen (Katharine McPhee) and experienced chorus girl Ivy (Megan Hilty), but with its very theme and format. It wants to focus on process, to showcase ...

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    Highlights From Aaron Sorkin's Syracuse Commencement Speech

    Aaron Sorkin, whose new series "The Newsroom" starts on June 24th on HBO, delivered a commencement address Sunday at his alma mater Syracuse, from which he graduated with a degree in Musical Theater in 1983. Sorkin more than most writers should known his way around a rousing speech -- he s...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: HBO Watches Our Weight and 'Community' Closes Out the Semester

    Sure, with "Sherlock," "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "Girls," "Nurse Jackie" and more, Sunday's overcrowded with great TV, but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other s...

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    S&A "Scandal" Talk-Back Session #3 (Some Answers + Shonda Rhimes Seems Certain About A Season 2)

    Session 3 of the weekly S&A Scandal Talkback, now that the penultimate episode has aired (last night), and I'm sure most of you have seen it.

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    Victory: PBS' POV and Independent Lens Move to Mondays

    Long-running PBS documentary series Independent Lens and POV are moving to Monday nights at 10pm, the network announced today, a timeslot that will start October 29 with the fall return of Independent Lens.

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