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Craig Ferguson says he used to drop acid with Doctor Who

Craig Ferguson is on the exit path from his CBS late night show and moving on to his new game show, "Celebrity Name Game."

'The View' returns with new hosts -- and a barefoot Rosie O'Donnell

"The View" returned for its 18th season Monday with a new set, new logo, new executive producer and mostly new panel of co-hosts -- all part of a much-hyped overhaul at the long-running ABC show. But as far as makeovers go, this one was relatively subtle.

Dr. Steve Brule, Tim & Eric comic forces to be reckoned with

What did you do this past weekend? Chances are it didn't equal the drama spawned by a few men over two chaotic hours of sketch comedy Friday at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

'Boardwalk Empire' recap: Nucky goes on offense in mob war

After barely escaping a mob hit in Cuba, bootlegger Enoch “Nucky” Thompson (Steve Buscemi) figures out who ordered the attack — and retaliates — on “The Good Listener,” Episode 50 of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

'Masters of Sex' recap: Bloody fight leads to breakthrough

A violent confrontation with his younger sibling results in a psychological breakthrough for Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) on “Below the Belt,” Episode 210 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”

Nicholas Sparks' 'Deliverance Creek' flows in a direct route

The name of author Nicholas Sparks — the publishing phenomenon responsible for "The Notebook," "A Walk to Remember" and many other works of bestselling, often cinematically adapted romantic fiction — is prominently attached, as executive producer, to "Deliverance Creek," a Civil War...

Thu Tran, 'Bad Moon,' Whistler, Tim & Eric, 'The Roosevelts'

 Thu Tran (slight return) (The Internet, mostly). Thu Tran, the mistress and co-architect of IFC's "Food Party," a cardboard-and-glitter, puppets-and-grub series at the top of my top list back when it was running in 2009 and 2010 -- and still is, whenever I see it again -- fell off my...

Live chat with 'Red Band Society' head doc Dave Annable on Monday

"Red Band Society" isn't the usual medical drama, nor is it the typical coming-of-age tale.

For Shonda Rhimes, a TV empire built on high drama

Shonda Rhimes has gained power rapidly with the success of 'Grey's Anatomy' and 'Scandal.' Now, with the addition of 'How to Get Away With Murder' to the lineup, she owns Thursday nights on ABC. Shonda Rhimes has gained power rapidly...Show More Summary

Ken Burns documentary looks anew at 'The Roosevelts'

Whether it's baseball, jazz or Prohibition, few filmmakers tackle the important subjects of the American past with the depth of Ken Burns. But when the historical documentarian was contemplating his latest project, he felt it was the right moment to train his lens for the first time on...

'NCIS: New Orleans'' Scott Bakula joins big franchise that isn't easy

One of the most recognizable faces on TV, Scott Bakula has played prominent roles on shows such as "Quantum Leap," "Star Trek: Enterprise," "Chuck," "Men of a Certain Age," "Behind the Candelabra" and "Looking." Now the 59-year-old actor is back playing Dwayne Pride in "NCIS: New Orleans," CBS'...

'The Roosevelts: An Intimate History' by Ken Burns is thorough

Ken Burns, that maker of Great American Documentaries, has made a 14-hour documentary about three great Americans.

Fall TV shows bring about a family reunion in the living room

Families of the world, unite. It's safe to return to the television, together.

ABC's 'black-ish': The family show with the semi-shocking title

ABC is placing big expectations on its new fall comedy with a certain small letter in its title: "black-ish."

'Jane the Virgin' takes 'wacky' telenovela premise for a spin

The premise of the CW's latest entrant, "Jane the Virgin," sounds like the stuff of mega-million-dollar lawsuits.

'Gotham': Before the Caped Crusader arrived on the scene

On a drizzly afternoon in August, a leafy block in brownstone Brooklyn has been transformed into Gotham City with surprisingly little effort — a fog machine and a few black vintage sedans are all it takes to turn this corner of stylish Fort Greene into Batman's mythical hometown. (The...

Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season

Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the year. I think that's right.

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