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Aaron Paul of 'Breaking Bad' to produce, star in 'The Way' for Hulu

Aaron Paul, who won three Emmy awards for his portrayal of troubled junkie Jesse Pinkman in "Breaking Bad," will star in the new Hulu original series "The Way."

Drama: When TV heroes go bad, it's a good thing, these actors say

One of the dynamic shifts of the television landscape is the drift away from characters who are purely good or purely bad. Lead characters are now being written with a little more fluidity to their natures, creating a certain moral ambiguity.

'Ballers' on HBO aims to be rare sports-themed series with winning game plan

The record-breaking ratings accompanying the tsunami of recent sports blockbusters, from the NBA Finals to the Stanley Cup playoffs to the Triple Crown to the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout, proves one of life's most undeniable truths — America is stricken with sports fever.

Emmy chat: Come talk to Regina King of 'American Crime'

Perhaps the most searing and provocative broadcast series of the year, ABC's "American Crime" examined the racial and cultural tensions that erupted around the brutal attack of a white couple in their suburban home.

Drama: Television today feels like great '70s cinema, actors say

It's been said again and again that television is changing, but where is it going? The Envelope spoke with actors from five television dramas about the new directions television may be going.

TV Picks: 'Thunderbirds,' 'Incredible Crew,' UCB does 'Seinfeld'

"Thunderbirds: The Complete Series" (Shout Factory Blu-ray). "Thunderbirds" is go! The complete run of the fourth and best known of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's Supermarionation puppet series -- following "Supercar," "Fireball XL-5" and "Stingray" -- has just been released on Blu-ray, and I am hissing...

Emmy chat: John Benjamin Hickey of 'Manhattan' on Monday

In his latest TV turn, John Benjamin Hickey plays the professor enlisted to help build the first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, Texas.

TV's alleged 'rape glut' may just be a more reflective reality

After avoiding the subject for much of its lifetime, television has begun featuring stories that include rape. And many people are not happy about it.

TV This Week, June 14-20: 'Whiplash' and more

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Envelope Screening: That time when Kate Middleton visited 'Downton Abbey'

When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited the set of "Downton Abbey," it sparked much excitement among the cast and crew. How often do pretend aristocrats get to mix with real royalty, after all?

Emmy contenders in comedy categories blend old and new laughs

"Modern Family" won its fifth straight comedy series Emmy last year, tying the record held by "Frasier." Can it break the record this year? A number of notable newcomers stand in the way. An early look at the Emmy comedy races:

The case for an Emmy for the joyful comedy 'Broad City'

"Modern Family" has won the comedy series Emmy for each of its five seasons. It's a fine show, funny and expertly crafted, and because it often has something to say about the joys and absurdities of today's extended family, voters feel good about rewarding it. It owns (but doesn't burden you with)...

Will Forte, Kristen Schaal get intimate on 'Last Man on Earth'

Fox's bittersweet comedy "The Last Man on Earth" added new characters as its debut season progressed, but the show's core remained its apocalyptic Adam and Eve: Phil (Will Forte) and Carol (Kristen Schaal). Initially, they had no choice but to be together. By the finale, they realized that they...

Emmy Contenders: Anna Chlumsky on (perhaps) 'Veep's' greatest moment

There have been plenty of meltdowns and angry, unprintable words over the course of "Veep's" four seasons, but none has been more cutting than campaign manager Amy Brookheimer's tirade this year. You could practically see the smoke coming out of actress Anna Chlumsky's ears as she told Julia Louis-Dreyfus'...

Bradley Cooper teams with Syfy to adapt 'Hyperion' into a TV series

Bradley Cooper has been trying to adapt Dan Simmons' 1989 sci-fi novel "Hyperion" to the big screen for years. Thanks to Syfy, Cooper's dream will become a reality, but on the small screen. Yep, the long-awaited "Hyperion" adaptation will be a Syfy series.

Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani re-up for judge duty on 'The Voice'

Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams will join Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as the Season 9 coaches on NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice,” it was announced Wednesday.

Relax everyone, Marge and Homer Simpson have already been divorced

A few days ago, buried in a Q&A with "The Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean, Variety dropped this devastating spoiler: Homer and Marge Simpson will legally separate in the upcoming season.

ABC announces fall premiere dates for 'The Muppets,' 'Scandal' and more

ABC on Wednesday announced the fall premiere dates for its 2015-16 season, which includes returning hits "Scandal," "How to Get Away With Murder" and "Modern Family" as well as new shows "The Muppets" and "Dr. Ken."

Jeb Bush to visit Jimmy Fallon on 'Tonight Show' next week

Presidential aspirant Jeb Bush will visit "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on June 16, the day after he is expected to formally announce his candidacy. 

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