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    WATCH: Highlights from Paul Rudd vs. One Direction SNL Showdown; Wiig Steals Show (VIDEO)

    Paul Rudd hosted Saturday Night Live this week for the third time, doing battle with musical guest One Direction, posing for Michelangelo, and playing a mid-life crisis Santa.

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    IS TV THE NEW CINEMA? From 'Scandal' to 'House of Cards,' Pundits Continue the Debate

    There was an odd discussion on a recent Charlie Rose show, seemingly about TV as an art form, although technology and business models took up too much air time. These were the subjects the men on the panel (David Carr, Terence Winter, Josh Sapan, Rose himself) seemed most comfortable talking about....

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    Interview: Series Creator Terence Winter Talks 'Boardwalk Empire' & The Season 4 Finale

    Late last week, before the season four finale of "Boardwalk Empire," The Playlist had the chance to talk to the HBO mob drama's creator, show runner and head writer Terrence Winter. At this point, we're hoping you saw last night's season finale (recap here), a wrenching episode that saw the death of...

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    WATCH: Josh Hutcherson Catches Fire on SNL, Five Highlights

    'Hunger Games' star Josh Hutcherson's easy appeal played well as an SNL host.

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'Doctor Who' 50th Specials Celebrate Britain's National Treasure

    The BBC's "Doctor Who" is the longest-running television program in the history of the known universe. The 50th anniversary festivities are already well underway in the UK, with a pair of celebratory broadcasts coming up this week on BBC America.

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    Lady Gaga on SNL Scores Highest Ratings of the Season (Plus, Watch the Episode's 5 Best Sketches) UPDATED

    UPDATED: Lady Gaga's gig as host and musical guest on the November 16 SNL has catapulted the episode to the highest ratings of the season.

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    A Bidding War Results in the Biggest Off-Network Deal in TV History as FXX Gets 'The Simpsons'

    After a major bidding war, FX spinoff channel FXX has secured the exclusive cable, VOD and non-linear rights to "The Simpsons," the longest-running, most successful comedy series in television history.

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    'Night of the Doctor' 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Show Preview (VIDEO CLIP)

    The mini-episode "Night of the Doctor" answers some questions and raises a few more. The most glaring example is how these developments will effect the show's overall timeline and the numbering of Doctors.

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