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WATCH: Josh Hutcherson Catches Fire on SNL, Five Highlights

'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson's easy appeal played well as an SNL host.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 24, 2013 12:47 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Doctor Who' 50th Specials Celebrate Britain's National Treasure

The BBC's "Doctor Who" is the longest-running television program in the history of the known universe. The 50th anniversary festivities are already well underway in the UK, with a pair of celebratory broadcasts coming up this week on BBC America.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 20, 2013 12:20 PM
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Lady Gaga on SNL Scores Highest Ratings of the Season (Plus, Watch the Episode's 5 Best Sketches) UPDATED

UPDATED: Lady Gaga's gig as host and musical guest on the November 16 SNL has catapulted the episode to the highest ratings of the season.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 18, 2013 12:54 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Episode 7 Brings 'Masters of Sex' Into Focus

The watershed seventh episode of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" brings the show into focus as a screwball romantic comedy for the post-privacy era. It has a "marriage plot" that happens to be a true story.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 12, 2013 8:28 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: French Creep Show 'The Returned' Is Profoundly Unsettling

Perhaps only the gloomy, philosophical French could have a created a spook show as profoundly unsettling as "The Returned," in which the dead come back to life in a small city in the French Alps, not as ghosts or zombies but simply as themselves.
  • By David Chute
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  • November 6, 2013 6:00 AM
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WATCH: Kerry Washington Shines in An Otherwise Dull SNL

Though the quality of the writing wavered and often plummeted, Kerry Washington sailed, charming her way through several goofy characters on last night's SNL.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • November 3, 2013 5:44 PM
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Best of the Week: Ted Sarandos Attacks Industry Status Quo, Lou Reed Tributes, Paul Dano Nuts Up and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • November 2, 2013 4:05 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Williams, Wright and Bingham Revitalize 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Four

A lethal triangle formed by Michael Kenneth Williams, Jeffrey Wright and femme fatale Margot Bingham has made "Boardwalk Empire" fun to watch again.
  • By David Chute
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  • October 30, 2013 6:20 AM
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WATCH: Edward Norton Leads a Fantastic Wes Anderson Parody and Other SNL Highlights (VIDEO)

Unexpectedly, Edward Norton hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, a welcome guest. Norton showed off his self-deprecating side as well as his gift for impressions, including Ian McKellen and two Woodys-- Allen and Harrelson.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • October 27, 2013 12:10 PM
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TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Homeland' Takes Off, Leaving Clueless Critics in the Dust

Some of the people who are watching "Homeland" (Showtime) seem to have little experience watching or reading twisty thrillers, and very little appreciation of the genre's spicy pleasures. The twist revealed at the end of episode four of "Homeland" was a high point for the series, exactly the sort of coup genre fans relish. Commentators who had a problem with it have proved only that they should be watching, and writing about, something else. Maybe a nice sit com. "Trophy "Wife" is supposed to be good.
  • By David Chute
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  • October 22, 2013 3:40 PM
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