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    Kevin Hart's Reality Show Satire Flips Genders on the 'Real Housewives' Trend

    Kevin Hart's "Real Husbands of Hollywood," which premieres tonight, January 15th, on BET at 10pm, began as a series of sketches at the 2011 BET Awards that you can watch at the bottom of this post -- a faux reality show spoof that, in its original short form, is actually a little sharp...

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    Recap: Marnie Becomes Hannah In Season 2 Premiere Of 'Girls'

    Adam (Adam Driver) got hit by a car, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) lost her virginity, Marnie (Alison Williams) moved out of her apartment with Hannah (Lena Dunham), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got married....change was is in the air for the characters of "Girls" at the end of season one. And as season two opens...

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    In Its Second Season, Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Remains Bold, Funny and Wince-Inducing

    "Girls," the HBO series created by and starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow, carries a lot of baggage for a show that's technically about what a lot of TV is about, which is twentysomethings figuring out love, work and friendship, frequently while lookin...

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened,' HBO's Masterpiece of Heartbreak

    "Enlightened" opens with Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) gag-sobbing in a bathroom stall, mascara streaking down her cheeks in mournful black rivulets. Like the rest of Season 1 of HBO's masterpiece, which returns for Season 2 on Sunday at 9:30, it isn't all that funny. But to call "Enlightened" simply a ...

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    Now and Then: 'Justified' and the Anti-Antihero

    Tony Soprano. Dexter Morgan. Walter White. Television's latest "Golden Age," on cable and in the ancillary afterlife, is full of men who break bad. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), the U.S. Marshall at the heart of "Justified," may not be squeaky clean, but he's a saint by comparison — and the key ...

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    'Homeland' Goes Out With a Bang, a Few Blockbuster-Style Twists and a Great Turn from Mandy Patinkin

    The article below contains spoilers for "The Choice," the Monday, December 17th episode of "Homeland."

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    Why We're Hoping For a Triple Agent as 'Homeland' Prepares to Set Up a New Season

    The article below contains spoilers for "In Memoriam," the December 9th, 2012 episode of "Homeland."

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    'You Don't Know Bo' Portrays the Greatness of a Career Cut Short

    One of the great strengths of ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary series is the way that each installment seeks to provide context and narrative drive for stories that might not otherwise have inherent appeal to non-fans. These are docs about sports, but they're (usually) films first, ones that present t...

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    'Sexy Baby' Explores How Facebook, Labiaplasty and Pole Dancing Fit in With Our Desire To Be Desirable

    It's in the photos that everything comes together. "Sexy Baby," a documentary from Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and debuts on TV on Showtime tonight, Friday, December 7th at 10pm, begins by declaring that it will focus on t...

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