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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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    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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    Lena Dunham Addresses "Girls" Diversity Criticism & Why I Just Don't Care...

    "I wrote the first season primarily by myself, and I co-wrote a few episodes. But I am a half-Jew, half-WASP, and I wrote two Jews and two WASPs. Something I wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting. If I had one of the four girls, if, for example, she was African-American, I feel like &mda...

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    The 5 Things to Watch on TV This Week: London Swings in a New BBC Drama, Election Night on 'Parks and Rec'

    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 ot...

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    'Sherlock' and 8 Other Television Reinventions of Sherlock Holmes

    One of the reasons that "Sherlock," the BBC's delicious contemporary adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories, is such a pleasure is that it's a reinvention that's also logical and deeply faithful in spirit. Holmes, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, may be modern, but he's still...

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    S&A "Scandal" Talk-Back Session #2 (2 More Episodes Until Season Ends & Still Lots Of Questions)

    Alright, as promised, session 2 of the weekly S&A Scandal Talkback, now that episode 5 has aired (last night), and I'm sure most of you have seen it. I watched it this morning.

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