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    Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

    As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downt...

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    Bonds, Deceptions & Dreams: An Overview of Starz's 8-Episode Freshman Series 'Power'

    Power deals with numerous themes over the course of its eight-episode season. I felt that it would be important to highlight some of these themes as significant threads that were a constant.

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    LatinoBuzz: Actress Gina Rodriguez On Her New Show 'Jane the Virgin'

    Back in 2012, a small indie film called "Filly Brown" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Instantly it was a breakout hit. In Park City, on the internet, in trade publications, and on blogs people could not stop talking about the talented newcomer Gina Rodriguez. Her dazzling performance in Fil...

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    Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

    These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier propo...

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    Remembering The Remarkably Unremarkable Short-Lived 'Tenafly' TV Series

    Long forgotten and overlooked, the short lived NBC series "Tenafly" was important and groundbreaking in its own quiet subtle way.

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    10 Controversial TV Episodes Pulled From Air

    Late last week, details emerged online about the plotline to a never-shot season 2 episode of “Seinfeld” titled “The Bet.” It’s an interesting story in its own right, and an extreme case in that while it was scripted and cast, cameras never rolled on it, with both the director and the actors getting...

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    Watch 43-Minute Documentary on the Making of 'The Walking Dead' (Take a Peek Behind the Curtain)

    The special gives fans a peek behind the curtain, revealing secrets of how various aspects of the show works.

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    Key Players in the World infected with ‘The Strain’

    by Darwyn Carson — In 'The Strain,' Dr. Goodweather Chief Medical Officer for the CDC is really-really good at his job, but could use a brush-up course in how in marriage works...

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    The Snubs & Surprises Of The 2014 Emmy Nominations

    This morning brought the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominations, and as usual, pretty much no one's happy. Well, the nominees are probably happy. But every TV watcher or fan will, as is always the case with these awards, have some bone to pick, from "Walking Dead" fans who don't understand why th...

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    'Extant' Drew 9.4 Million Viewers Last Night. Did You Watch? Your Reactions?

    I can't say that I was immediately hooked, but I certainly wasn't turned off either, and will definitely be returning for seconds, and hopefully even more servings after that.

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