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Starz’ ‘Outlander’ brings novels to life vibrantly

 August 1, 2014; Updated: 5:16 pm

There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal glows as ‘The Honorable Woman’

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

"The Honorable Woman" is a meditative thriller that investigates a woman's inner life and a global hot spot. Poised between dream-state and tough reality, it exposes timeless truths while remaining as current as the next Israeli-Palestinian...

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Allison Williams headed skyward as NBC’s Peter Pan

 July 31, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

NBC has picked its Peter Pan: high-flying "Girls" star Allison Williams.The network announced Wednesday that Williams will play the boy who refused to grow up in NBC's new staging of "Peter Pan Live!" The live telecast of this musical...

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‘Sharknado’ sequel has bite and lots of laughs

 July 30, 2014; Updated: 4:58 pm

Don't worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack in the zone most in peril this sharknado season. But I'll be ready.

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TV team: Actor, detective role paired for 25 years

 July 29, 2014; Updated: 5:13 pm

British actor David Suchet has spent a quarter-century bringing to life a certain fussy Belgian sleuth with a mustache as impeccable as his intellect and crime-solving skills.

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Scientists make love, war weapons in ‘Manhattan’

 July 28, 2014; Updated: 5:39 pm

Writer-producer Sam Shaw was grappling with how to craft a TV drama about the war on terror and the price it exacts from those who keep its secrets.

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FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless

 July 25, 2014; Updated: 5:18 pm

It's a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the Nielsen company's estimate of how many people watched, and rush to report the first sign of a hit.

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‘Simpsons’ marathon, digital Simpsons World coming

 July 23, 2014; Updated: 5:12 pm

The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be followed this fall by a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy.A website and app dubbed "Simpsons World"...

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FX’s ‘Married’ and ‘Worst’ test love’s limits

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 7:01 pm

The benefit of pushing boundaries is to burst through to some new, unexplored area that feels risky and revealing - and no subject seems in more desperate need of a fresh take than that of heterosexual relationships and marriage.

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Premium Content O’Neill Theater Center to be featured on "CBS Sunday Morning"

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford will be featured Sunday on “CBS Sunday Morning.”

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Katherine Heigl returns to TV with new series

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 5:21 pm

Katherine Heigl is returning to television, with her mother in tow.

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‘Comeback’ makes a comeback to HBO

 July 16, 2014; Updated: 4:55 pm

The Television Critics Association's annual summer press tour chugs ever on, as a couple of hundred reporters and critics make like a sequestered jury in the Beverly Hilton hotel for three weeks to get a good, long look at what's ahead...

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‘Scandal’ star Tony Goldwyn creates a new drama

 July 15, 2014; Updated: 5:16 pm

Tony Goldwyn has displayed a lack of ethics in the White House. As President Fitzgerald Grant on ABC's hit melodrama "Scandal," he has cheated on his wife right under her nose and even smothered a pesky Supreme Court justice on her...

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‘Masters of Sex’: Back for another satisfying round

 July 14, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

If there is such a thing as critical tumescence, then that's what I have for Showtime's "Masters of Sex." Should I feel embarrassed? Not at all."Masters of Sex" (which returned Sunday night on Showtime) is a fine example of why some of us...

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Corey Stoll enjoys ‘The Strain’ of series stardom

 July 13, 2014; Updated: 4:57 pm

This looks dire. An airliner has landed in New York with everyone onboard apparently dead.

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‘Brain Games’ leads own genre at Nat Geo Channel

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 4:33 pm

Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject of deep investigation.So, for those...

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Walsh gives up control to get back on TV

 July 12, 2014; Updated: 5:40 pm

To get back into television, John Walsh had to relinquish some of the control that he'd grown used to.

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UPDATED: 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nods

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 11:44 am

Los Angeles — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga "Game of Thrones," defying the Emmy Awards' grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids,...

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Greg Poehler turns immigrant life into comedy

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 5:24 pm

Seated at a dinner table surrounded by his girlfriend's relatives on his first day in Sweden, Greg Poehler couldn't help thinking that his experience in culture shock might make a good television show or movie someday.

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Stevie Nicks joining ‘The Voice’ as adviser

 July 10, 2014; Updated: 11:46 am

Stevie Nicks is joining "The Voice" as an adviser to Adam Levine's team for the upcoming season.

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MTV series traces aftermath of abduction

 July 9, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Finding an identity is hard enough for a 16-year-old girl without learning that life as you know it is based on a lie.That's the premise behind a smart new MTV drama, "Finding Carter," that debuted Tuesday at 10 p.m. The title character,...

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'Extant' pregnant with possibility

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 4:25 pm

If you've snagged Halle Berry to star in your new TV drama, what else do you need?That's a tough one to answer about the new sci-fi family drama "Extant," because CBS allowed critics to see only the pilot of Mickey Fisher's promising new...

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Premium Content Former 'Bachelor' winner writes of finding love

 July 7, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

When Courtney Robertson appeared on ABC's dating competition series "The Bachelor" in 2012, she was quickly elevated to villain status.Many viewers - and her fellow contestants - believed the 30-year-old model was catty, mean to the other...

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Freddy Rodriguez works "The Night Shift" for NBC

 July 5, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

On the whole, actor Freddy Rodriguez doesn't have much in common with basketball star LeBron James.But Rodriguez points to one important similarity: At a young age, he, too, faced the potentially life-changing decision of whether to "go...

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Tori Spelling and Jennie Garth reunite on new show

 July 4, 2014; Updated: 2:36 pm

Tori Spelling can crack Jennie Garth up.When thinking of an upcoming scene from their new ABC Family sitcom, "Mystery Girls," now airing Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m., Garth giggles at the memory of Spelling going for it, making a funny face and...

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