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    The Buzziest Thing at Film Festivals? It Might Just Be TV

    On Sunday, January 20th, "The Piano" director Jane Campion returns to the Sundance Film Festival, where her first feature "Sweetie" screened 23 years ago. This time, however, it's with a miniseries, not a movie -- "Top of the Lake," which is co-directed by Garth Dav...

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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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    Thoughts On BET Premieres Of 'Second Generation Wayans' & 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'...?

    Thoughts On BET Premieres Of 'Second Generation Wayans' & 'Real Husbands of Hollywood'...?

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    From Vic Ferrari to 'Do No Harm': Six Highlights From TV's Long Love Affair With Multiple Personalities

    NBC's new drama "Do No Harm," which premieres on the network January 31st but is current being offered up for preview on Hulu, is a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde variation starring Steven Pasquale ("Rescue Me") as neurosurgeon Dr. Jason Cole, who from 8:25pm to 8:25am every night i...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Carrie Bradshaw as a Teen, Archer as an Amnesiac

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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    The Golden Globes Are Still a Bewildering Award Show, But This Year, They Made For Great TV

    As a meaningful measure of film or television quality, the Golden Globes are and continue to be goofy and erratic at best. But as an awards show, last night's iteration was uncommonly entertaining, filled with weirdness, humor and poignance, along with the usual back-patting.

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    Ricky Gervais Defends New Series 'Derek' as 'About Kindness,' While Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove' Uses Monsters as Metaphors

    While the reunited cast and cretor of "Arrested Development" were the big stars of Netflix's TCA panel this week, the company was also in Pasadena to present two more of its upcoming original series -- Ricky Gervais' "Derek," which Netflix acquired from Channel 4, and &qu...

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    FX's 1980s Spy Drama 'The Americans' Asks Audiences to Root for the Enemy

    Premiering on January 30, FX's new show "The Americans" is part spy series and part domestic drama, set during the Cold War and starring Keri Russell (coming off "Running Wilde") and Matthew Rhys as Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, a seemingly normal suburban Washingt...

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    The New Season of 'Arrested Development' Is Going To Be Way More Experimental Than It Was on TV

    Mitchell Hurwitz's critically beloved "Arrested Development" will make its improbable return from beyond the grave in May of this year, Netflix confirmed today at the TCA Winter Press Tour in Pasadena. The panel for the show, which followed presentations from the company's other up...

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    Why Do We Enjoy On-Screen Violence? Newtown Casts a Shadow Over TCA

    At the TCA Winter Press Tour this morning, Fox presented "The Following," the network's new drama starting January 21 and starring Kevin Bacon in his first regular (non-soap opera, for those with long memories) role as an FBI agent brought in to battle James Purefoy as a seri...

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