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    The Top Ten 'Mad Men' Episodes (So Far)

    "Mad Men" is a series with relatively little interest in picking up exactly where we left off last week. Indeed, AMC's flagship drama, which begins its seventh and final season on Sunday, delights in the episode as an art form unto itself. Here, with the requisite caveat that rankings are silly and ...

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    'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Fifth and Sixth Seasons UPDATED

    UPDATE: "Game of Thrones" is a major ratings coup for HBO (see Season Four premiere numbers below). So it's a no-brainer that the premium cabler would renew the series for a fifth and sixth season, which it announced today.

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    Watch: First Full Episode Of HBO’s 'Silicon Valley' Plus Review Of Mike Judge's Tech World Comedy

    Over the course of his career, Mike Judge has always been a keen observer of the absurd, mundane minutiae of the work world. Of course, "Office Space" is his crowing achievement, pitch perfectly capturing the soul crushing ennui of working 9 to 5. Judge returned to the well with "Extract," something...

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    Recap: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Returns With Strong Season 4 Opener, ‘Two Swords’

    Welcome back, Gameheads, Throne Bones, Red Wedding Guests, et al. I am back to bring you the most ridiculous (but most entertaining! Hopefully!) recaps of “Game of Thrones,” and I’m sure you’ve all been waiting with bated breath! This is THE destination for Throne Games discussion, tell all your fri...

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    VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Hosts a Sweet SNL

    Anna Kendrick, with her shy yet spunky charm, did not shine as brightly as expected hosting Saturday Night Life this week.

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    Review: Season 1 Of 'Doll & Em' A Low Key, Charming Look At Friendship And Celebrity

    The word "famous" probably isn't one that you would use to describe Emily Mortimer. Respected and talented, her impressive range of work includes movies with folks like Martin Scorsese, David Mamet, Woody Allen, Kenneth Branagh, Nicole Holofcener and more, and though you would probably recognize her...

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    'Veep' Season 3 Review: Selena Meyer Is Back and More Politically Incorrect Than Ever

    America needs Vice President Selena Meyer. As played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, she's the flustered, flitting quipper-snapper of the West Wing, and the acridly hilarious center of HBO's "Veep," back on HBO April 6. And while she sincerely believes that the political universe revolves around her and onl...

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    Things I Learned at the 'Mad Men' Season Seven Premiere, Review Roundup: "The beginning of the end" (TRAILER)

    My favorite moment at the "Mad Men" Season Seven premiere: when AMC president Charles Collier asked the sprawling ensemble to rise from their seats at Hollywood's Arclight Theatre, Jon Hamm (Don Draper) and Kevin Rahm (Ted Chaough) caught sight of each other standing in the same row and waved. The E...

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    What Critics Are Saying About the Season Four Premiere of 'Game Of Thrones' (TRAILER)

    First reviews for the season four premiere of HBO's sword-and-sandals epic "Game of Thrones" are in. The episode, fitfully titled "Two Swords," debuts on HBO April 6.

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    Can 'Cosmos' Save Science Television?

    With his nondescript blazers and mild manner, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is an unlikely radical. But make no mistake: in an age of evolution skeptics and climate change deniers, the defense of science he levies as the host of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" is nothing short of revolutionary.

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