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    Thoughts On Last Night's Broadcast TV Premiere Of 'Deception'...

    My Twitter feed was all abuzz about it, and I believe it was trending in the USA at one point, so, evidently, a lot of you watched it. I don't have the hard numbers yet, so I can't tell you how well it did in terms of viewership and ratings. But I should have them soon enough, and will ...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: The Returns of 'Justified,' 'Bunheads' and 'Cougar Town'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including the just returned "Downton Abbey," 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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    Jane Campion's TV Miniseries 'Top of the Lake' and Ray McKinnon's 'Rectify' Hit TCA

    Sundance Channel is making a big move into scripted dramas this year. The network, best known as a home for indie movies and unscripted programming like "Iconoclasts," "Brick City" and "Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys," has also screened international co-productions l...

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    Faux Real: Reality Shows Get Skewered by BET, Comedy Central and SpikeTV at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    Most reality shows are, to some extent, fake, frankensteined together in the editing room or herded along by producers if not outright staged. But a trend emerging from TCA is that of the mock unscripted series -- the reality parody that pulls together the snap zooms and the "next ons" and...

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    Christopher Guest Heads to the Small Screen with New Series 'Family Tree' at HBO's TCA Panel

    While the stand-outs of HBO's panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour were the star-filled movies, the premium network also had series to present, including "Family Tree," the new show from Christopher Guest and what's essentially his first new project since 2006's "For Your Co...

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    Soderbergh Goes 'Behind the Candelabra' and Mamet Explores 'Phil Spector' at HBO's TCA Panel

    HBO is about to kick off the second seasons of "Enlightened" and "Girls," but the network was primarily focused on its movies, both fiction and non-, at its presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour. And for good reason -- they have two scripted films from major directors with st...

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    Carlton Cuse and Vera Farmiga Reveal How Close 'Bates Motel' Will Keep to 'Psycho' at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    A&E's "Bates Motel" is one of the new year's most intriguing TV additions, a ten-episode prequel to "Psycho" moved up to the present day and executive produced by "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse. Freddie Highmore plays teenaged Norman Bates, while V...

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    'Cougar Town' Gets Naughtier, Alfred Molina Gets 'Sexually Ambivalent' at the TNT/TBS Panel at the TCA Winter Press Tour

    The television networks come together twice a year for the TCA press tour, a two week event filled with presentations about new and returning programming from the cable and broadcast sides, with stars, showrunners, producers, writers and executives gathering in front of reporters to talk about their...

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    10 YouTube Original Channels You Should Be Watching

    Over the last year, Google has quietly been building itself a series of channels for its long-standing TV brand. The idea is simple: Google TV will be app-based and supported by original programming that mirrors a traditional television channel structure, but with YouTube as its platform. By funding...

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    Daria's Descendants: 5 Characters Who Owe Their Existence to MTV's Sardonic Animated Heroine

    It's been a decade since the Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn animated series went off the air, but the impact of its eponymous heroine and her deadpan journey through life in the suburbs is still felt.

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