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    A Shiny New 'Copper' From BBC America

    Guest Review by Darwyn Carson - Here’s the bulletin: A tough new detective, circa 1864, is coming to our airwaves. Tom Weston-Jones stars in BBC America’s, primetime original drama 'Copper', premiering Sunday, August 19th. Set your DVR’s for 10pm. Do it now. There are ten episodes and you won’t wan...

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    VH1 Acquires 'Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap' + Greenlights 'Black Ink' (Series On Harlem Tattoo Shop)

    Revealing its next season lineup of shows earlier today, VH1 will introduce a slate of new original programs that reflect the interests of what it calls its "adultster" audience - adults who are balancing new responsibilities with their desires to stay current with what’s happen...

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    Will Ferrell Reduced To Tears By Stewart-Pattinson Breakup

    Will Ferrell continues his hilarious promotional tour for The Campaign with this topical but non-Campaign-centered bit on Conan. “She goes by K Stew,” may be all you need to know about his weeping reaction to that high-profile breakup. While the rest of the world hand-wrings about t...

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    Rush Limbaugh's Gift to Conan and Kimmel: The Bane-Bain Conspiracy (Video)

    For a while it seemed as if that ogre Rush Limbraugh had drained all the fun out of the Bane/Bain coincidence by taking it seriously, claiming that "The Dark Knight Rises" villain Bain was meant as a left-wing attack on Romney’s outsourcing, money-making company Bain. That idea,...

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    Don't Call Her Shirley. Or Hillary. Sigourney Weaver in 'Political Animals'

    Politics can be sleazy, but might just be out-sleazed by 'Political Animals,' the melodrama a clef that unimaginatively, nastily leeches off the Clintons. Even the great Sigourney Weaver, in the don’t-call-her-Hillary role, can’t save this tacky, leaden miniseries, whose clu...

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    Matt LeBlanc Skewers TV: Watch 'Episodes,' Season Premiere (Video)

    Among other priceless bits of show-business guidance in the brilliant new season of Episodes, you’ll learn this: when the father of a television network president dies, don’t even think about sending a paltry muffin basket, because Michelle Pfeiffer and David Kelley will be donating...

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    Watch Amy Poehler Answer Tumblr Questions On Sex, Music, Comedy

    When I interviewed Amy Poehler last week at the 92nd St. Y, she answered a few questions submitted  through Tumblr. And even if you’ve never wondered about what song she likes to make out to, or another secret about her husband, Will Arnett (famed for Arrested Development and now Up ...

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    Steve Carell, Fake-Author of Many Books, Visits Jon Stewart

    What has Steve Carell been doing besides trying to avoid the apocalypse? Promoting his new film Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (it’s a charming romance; you can check out my review here) he joined Jon Stewart to promote the many new books he has written, including a history of ...

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    'Girls' Ends Its Season More Brilliant Than Ever

    There has been so much ink, web time, energy and hot air devoted to Lena Dunham’s Girls that there can’t possibly be any synonyms for zeitgeist left unused. Is her HBO series inbred in its casting and elitist in its characters, as charged? Sure it is, but so what? The actors are ter...

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    Five Great Moments of Dramatic Irony in MAD MEN

    Before postmodernist self-reference, there was dramatic irony: a little wink from the writer that acknowledges the audience. After five seasons of solid storytelling, here are five of "Mad Men"'s greatest moments in dramatic irony.

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