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WATCH: Zach Galifianakis on SNL Plays Game of the Thrones with GoT Cast Member Cameo

In this clip from his hosting gig at SNL this weekend, Zach Galifianakis plays a serious "Game of Thrones" fan-boy. He's dressed in a child's dragon costume and ready to answer trivia with unrivaled enthusiasm. In his usual over-exuberance-verging-on-nuts fashion, Galifianakis loses his mind when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister, shows up.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 6, 2013 12:46 PM
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Sundance Channel Renews 'Rectify' for a Second Season (TRAILER)

Though only on its fourth episode, which airs this Sunday, the life-after-death-row drama "Rectify" has been renewed by the Sundance Channel for a second season.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:21 PM
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'Game of Thrones' 3.5 - 'Kissed By Fire' Recap and Review

Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarion
Our heads are spinning this week, as we found ourselves empathizing with the Kingslayer, of all people, and, in a pummeling trial-by-combat sequence, rooting against Arya Stark.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 29, 2013 1:04 PM
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The Woman Who Would be Queen: 'Game of Thrones' 3.4 Recap and Review

Mother of Dragons: Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke is still on fire in Season Three of HBO's "Games of Thrones." We're feeling a little prescient this week after noting, last week, how commanding Clarke has been in the sequences set in the Slaver's Bay city of Astapor, where her character, Daenerys Targaryen, is negotiating with the vile and condescending slave breeder Kraznys mo Nakloz (Dan Hildebrand) for an army of The Unsullied, identical-looking eunuch warriors.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 22, 2013 1:14 AM
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Now and Then: 'Veep' and Why We Need Satire Right Now

Satire and solemnity are tense bedfellows, and in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings -- after the flags of nations stiffened in the white smoke of the blast, after the dead began to be named, the wounded tallied, the innumerable stories of bravery recounted -- you might say the latter is the order of the day, and you would be right.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • April 17, 2013 2:35 PM
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In the Works: AMC Develops Futuristic Crime Series 'Ballistic City' from 'Pacific Rim' Screenwriter and 'Oblivion' Director

AMC is developing a futuristic sci-fi series, "Ballistic City," to be penned by "Pacific Rim" screenwriter Travis Beacham, with "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski attached to act as executive producer, and to direct the first episode should the series move to the pilot stage. Per the Hollywood Reporter, the project will be a potential companion to "The Walking Dead."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 17, 2013 1:51 PM
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'Top of the Lake' Finale Recap: State of Emergency

Certain episodes of television stand out not only within the course of a series, but within the course of a year. In 2012, it was the eleventh episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Other Women” (incidentally also featuring a stunning performance from Elisabeth Moss). This year, the finale of “Top of the Lake” achieves that same skin-tingling, harshly heartbreaking, core-shaking status.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2013 2:27 PM
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Video Highlights of the MTV Movie Awards: Aubrey Plaza Stage Crashes, Bradley Cooper's Smooching Skills, Trailblazer Emma Watson and More

You can count on the MTV Movie Awards to be noisy, lively, silly and awkward, and Sunday night was no exception. Check out the full list of winners and highlights below, including Aubrey Plaza stage-crashing Will Ferrell, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron going pantless to present the Best Shirtless Performance, Emma Watson being adorably flustered by her win as MTV Trailblazer, and more.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 15, 2013 1:32 PM
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'Game of Thrones' 3.3: 'Walk of Punishment,' Recap and Review

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Spoilers rule as "Game of Thrones" series co-creator David Benioff directs, picking up the pace in short, tight scenes that bounce us around all over Westeros. He clearly relishes delivering personally the first of the third season's classic Holy Shit moments.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 14, 2013 10:14 PM
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HBO Picks Start Date for Season Two of Sorkin's 'Newsroom'

HBO is giving us some meaty counterprogramming during the summer, when multiplexes are jammed with mindless popcorn fare. The
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 12, 2013 3:18 PM
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