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    'Scandal' Provides TV's Response to the 'Zero Dark Thirty' Torture Debate

    The other week, as the debate about the depiction of torture in "Zero Dark Thirty" raged on, I chatted with Alex Gibney about his upcoming HBO doc "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" and the piece he wrote in Salon about his issues with Kathryn Bigelow's film, whi...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Mel Brooks Talks Comedy, Dawson Dances and 'Portlandia' Celebrates the Season

    Sure, Sunday is incredibly overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Homeland," "The Good Wife," "Dexter" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Shonda Rhimes' 'Scandal' Gets a Full-Season Order From ABC

    "Scandal," Shonda Rhimes' cynical and soapily entertaining political drama about crisis management firm owner Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), her team, her involvement in D.C. dealings and, of course, her thwarted relationship wtih her secret ex-boyfriend the President of the United St...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: 'Louie' Ends While Many, Many New Series Begin

    Sure, Sunday always seems to be overcrowded with high-end TV, with "Boardwalk Empire," "Hell on Wheels," "Copper" and "Treme," not to mention "Homeland" and "Dexter," both returning on Sept. 30, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every...

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    Don't Call Her Shirley. Or Hillary. Sigourney Weaver in 'Political Animals'

    Politics can be sleazy, but might just be out-sleazed by 'Political Animals,' the melodrama a clef that unimaginatively, nastily leeches off the Clintons. Even the great Sigourney Weaver, in the don’t-call-her-Hillary role, can’t save this tacky, leaden miniseries, whose clu...

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    In 'Scandal,' Doing the Right Thing Means You Have to Do the Wrong Thing First

    Forget "Veep," is there are show on TV right now with a darker view on politics than "Scandal"? The Shonda Rhimes-created political thriller came to a season one end last night in a crescendo of overheated developments that included a murder, a cover-up, a confession of love and, yes, the scandal pr...

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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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    Where Even The Spoons Are Political: "Veep" and "Scandal" Do D.C. For TV

    “We live in a culture now where it’s almost like we are used to being lied to,” Julia Louis-Dreyfuss said in a recent New York Times Magazine piece about her HBO series Veep – to which any thinking person can only respond, “ALMOST?”  (Or hope that she de...

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