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    Recap: Freshly Minted Seven-Time Emmy Nominee 'Louie' Courts Parker Posey In Hilarious, Romantic Episode

    More than ever, Louis C.K is the man of the moment. He's had a hell of a year already, pioneering new ways of selling tickets and his stand-up special direct to the fans, and yesterday saw him make history by winning seven Emmy nominations -- for acting, writing and directing in his FX show "Louie,"...

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    The Playlist Predicts The 2012 Emmy Nominations

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, "The Dark Knight Rises", blah blah blah. Friday might be the day that many movie-watchers have been waiting for for four years, but tomorrow sees one of the biggest points of the year for watchers of the small screen; namely, the announcement of the Emmy nominations.

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    Recap: 'Louie' Has A Brief Encounter In Miami In A Gentle, Slight Episode

    "Louie" does something that really no other comedy show on TV would, or could do -- it's not afraid to not be funny. While loosely fitting into the half-hour sitcom format, Louis C.K.'s long since thrown off those shackles, both formally and in terms of the need to actually make you laugh. After all...

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    Recap: Academy Award-Winner Melissa Leo Steals The Show In An Outstanding Episode Of 'Louie'

    Plenty of movie stars, from Alec Baldwin to Dustin Hoffman, have been making their way onto regular TV gigs without the thought of harming their sheen of late, but even bigger names can also crop up for guest spots on shows, which allow them to upend their image, gain a little street credit, pay bac...

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    Recap: Third Season Opener Of 'Louie' Sees Louis C.K. Right Back On Form

    Since "Louie" was last on the air, its star and creator, Louis C.K. has been having a moment. He won the AFI Award for best TV series, got two Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy, and has breaking ground in terms of cutting out the middle man, selling tour tickets and his ...

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    The Playlist's Picks: Best TV Shows Of The 2011/2012 Season

    While the summer is an excuse for the movie studios to roll out their biggest offerings, television executives are much more afraid of warm weather, leaving the television dial mostly as a wasteland of repeats and reality shows. As such, the TV season essentially gets underway in September, and runs...

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    Watch: A Preview of Louis C.K.'s Commentary From the 'Louie' Season Two DVD

    While Louis C.K.'s brilliant (you know it's true) half-hour sorta-comedy "Louie" doesn't return for its third season on FX until June 28th, season two of the series comes out on DVD next week on June 19th. Below is a preview of the comedian's commentary track running over a...

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    Watch: New Teaser For Season 3 Of 'Louie' Pays Tribute To Woody Allen's 'Manhattan'

    If cable has proven to be a boon to dramatic storytelling, that is no less true for comedies as well. Shows like "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" or the unjustly cancelled "Bored To Death" deliver the kind of irreverance and wit you're just not going to see on network broadcasting. HBO's newly un...

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    New 'Louie' Ad Salutes 'Manhattan'

    Is Louis C.K.'s FX comedy "Louie" in the tradition of Woody Allen? So suggests the ad below, which offers a nod to the opening of "Manhattan" before planting a newspaper in the comedian's face. But I don't know that even at its softest, anyone would suggest "Loui...

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    5 Shows in Which Actors Play Worse Versions of Themselves

    Plenty of television shows have their stars, often comedians, playing fictionalized versions of themselves -- it's the simplest way to translate a stand-up act or other public persona to a scripted situation, from "The Jack Benny Show" to "The Cosby Show" to "Everybody L...

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