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Emmys 2014: For Josh Charles to live, 'The Good Wife's' Will had to die

Last season, Josh Charles' Will Gardner joined the inestimable Dead TV Characters Society.

Emmys 2014: Glenn Whipp, Mary McNamara on Emmy ills and how to cure them

Emmy nominations produced more than the usual amount of weeping and gnashing of teeth this year, with a number of worthy series and performances going unnoticed. Is it time to overhaul the system? Times television critic Mary McNamara and The Envelope's Gold Standard awards columnist Glenn...

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Vince Gilligan do a 'Breaking Bad' autopsy

The "Breaking Bad" triumvirate — actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul and the show's creator, Vince Gilligan — had just seen each other a couple of nights ago at the Television Critics Assn. Awards in Beverly Hills. The week before that, they — and their better halves — broke bread to celebrate...

'Garfunkel and Oates' finds an odd, funny, endearing harmony

With Comedy Central's "Broad City," USA's "Playing House" and now "Garfunkel and Oates," which premieres Thursday on IFC, it is springtime on television for female comedy teams.

Seth Meyers ready to host Emmys, but maybe not to plan it just yet

Seth Meyers is preternaturally calm. This may seem hard to believe, as he has a weeknightly gig hosting "Late Night" and is all set to host the fast-approaching 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. But this particular funnyman is also eminently practical.

'Orange Is the New Black' cast unlocks secrets to the show

For a show about locking women away, "Orange Is the New Black" has had a remarkably freeing effect on the television industry. With solid ratings and 12 nominations heading into this month's Emmy Awards, the Netflix series has, in just two seasons, provided rock-solid proof that female-dominant...

'Black Jesus' comes in peace, according to his formerly angry creator

Aaron McGruder, who has pushed more than a few hot buttons with his stinging "The Boondocks," is gearing up for his "come to Black Jesus" moment.

Emmys 2014: Jim Parsons tempers comedy wins with 'Normal Heart' nomination

Arriving to talk over coffee at Lamill in Silver Lake, Jim Parsons shows up dressed casually in jeans and a polo shirt, no hovering entourage in sight — hardly what you'd expect of someone recently honored with two Emmy nominations. The 41-year-old actor earned his sixth nod for lead actor in a...

Hillary Clinton name-drops with Stephen Colbert

Hillary Rodham Clinton has been everywhere promoting her new memoir "Hard Choices" and not answering the question of whether she's planning to run for president in 2016. But there's no way the supposed front-runner for the Democratic nomination would ever go on "The Colbert Report," right?...

'Partners' misuses Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence

Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence co-star as lawyers in the new FX sitcom 'Partners.' It's funny at times, but it's also out of tune and out of time. Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence co-star as lawyers in the new FX sitcom 'Partners.' It's funny at times, but it's also out of tune and out of time.

'The Strain': Extermination is on tap in 'It's not for everybody'

The characters in FX's thriller "The Strain" have seemed a little thick-headed, frustratingly so, in the first three episodes of the Guillermo del Toro creature feature. Thankfully, they start to shed that well-worn dramatic trope and wise up this week.

'Masters of Sex' artfully exposes a myth of masculinity

It turns out that the pioneering sex researcher William Masters in "Masters of Sex" is most exposed when cloaked in a plush white bathrobe.

Kathie Lee Gifford announces 'Today' musical

NBC is going musical-crazy! One year after its popular success with a live production of "The Sound of Music," the network is planning a live "Peter Pan." But it's not stopping there. Friday morning on "Today," co-host Kathie Lee Gifford dropped her own musical bombshell.

TV Picks: 'Altman,' 'Poirot,' Cartoon Hangover shorts, 'The Killing'

"Altman" (Epix, Wednesday). Ron Mann, the director of the documentaries "Twist" and "Comic Book Confidential," has made a movie about Robert Altman. There is no American director working in my lifetime whose work has meant more to me than Altman, and not just the big, accepted successes like...

TV This Week Aug. 3 - 9: 'Outlander' on Starz

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Jimmy Fallon introduces Julia Roberts to 'Face Balls'

Jimmy Fallon plays a lot of games on "The Tonight Show," but to keep things fresh, he can't just play the same game over and over again. Sometimes, they're good ideas (lip sync competitions are always fun) and other times they're "Face Balls."

The production design is vintage, but not nostalgic

For a series like "The Knick," set in the brutal world of early 20th century New York City, there's a danger in making the past look too seductive — "Downton Abbey" this is not. In keeping with director Steven Soderbergh's decidedly unromantic, modern spin on the era, costume designer Ellen...

'The Knick' is a new twist on the TV doctor show

The Cinemax series 'The Knick,' which debuts Friday, was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features Clive Owen as the antihero, a cocaine-addicted surgeon operating in seedy, late-Victorian New York. The Cinemax series 'The Knick,' which...Show More Summary

Former 'Game of Thrones' actress makes 'Princess for Hire' video

Life is hard out there for royalty. It's even harder for an actor or actress playing royalty. It's even harder still for an actor or actress playing royalty on "Game of Thrones."

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