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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: The Mikkelsen Brothers and the New Global Face(s) of Television

    American TV has imported so many storylines and so many performers in recent years that the trend has become almost a running gag among observers of the medium -- and for observers of movies, too, now that both Superman and Batman are both Brits. An explanation occasionally offered is that manly men...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'Freaks and Geeks' and the Moment Lindsay Weir Realized She'd Outgrown the Mathletes

    In the late '90s there was no shortage of television teenagers grappling with identity. On the multi-year mentorships of "Boy Meets World" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," that meant learning how to be a responsible grown-up, how to prioritize and sacrifice and do the right thing.

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    TV Mavens, Check Out 'The Writers' Room,' Hosted by Jim Rash (VIDEO PREVIEW)

    This is my idea of a good time: a smart TV series about my fave TV shows and the writers who write them. So far I've seen three half-hour episodes (presented by The Sundance Channel and Entertainment Weekly). Each show features Oscar-winning screenwriter Jim Rash ("The Descendants")-- who also acts ...

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    On 'Breaking Bad' Regrets, When Walt Turned Bad and a Surprising Guest Role: 10 Highlights From Vince Gilligan's MoMI Talks With Charlie Rose

    Last week, the Museum of the Moving Image unveiled a new exhibit entitled "From Mr. Chips to Scarface: Walter White's Transformation in ‘Breaking Bad'," featuring props and costumes from the award-winning, hit show. To celebrate the opening, the museum hosted a talk last night with show creator Vinc...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'The O.C.' and How Ryan Atwood Learned to Let Himself Be Taken Care Of

    "Welcome to the O.C., bitch!" The five-word declaration is one that shall forever live in pop culture infamy since it hit the airwaves a decade ago in the pilot episode of "The O.C.," the first series by showrunner wunderkind Josh Schwartz (who'd go on to co-create "Chuck" and "Gossip Girl").

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Nina Davenport Documents Her Single Motherhood, Jim Rash Delves Into the Writing Process

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" 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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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: True Crime, Chinese Journalists and a Stand-up Special Directed by Rob Zombie

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Copper," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" 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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    Yes, Scully and Mulder are Still in Love: The 10 Best Moments from 'The X-Files' Panel at Comic-Con

    On the 20th anniversary of "X-Files," David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sat on a Comic-Con panel together, along with the show's creator Chris Carter and writers Vince Gilligan and Howard Gordon.

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    10 Highlights From 'Hannibal' Creator Bryan Fuller and Star Hugh Dancy's Comic-Con Panel

    "Growing up with a very vivid imagination, you could imagine all sort of crazy scenarios, so you do feel a little bit 'other' and you feel a little bit on the outside," explained "Hannibal" creator Bryan Fuller to an adoring crowd yesterday.

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    Here's Where to Stream 30 of This Year's Emmy Nominated Shows for Free, for a Fee or with a Subscription

    If you want to catch up on the Emmy nominated shows, you're in luck, because 30 of the nominated seasons are now streaming for free, for a fee, or with a subscription.

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