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'Once Upon a Time' recap: Emma Swan -- the Dark One -- meets a brave Merida

"Once Upon a Time" is back, and as the Oncers know, this season (or this half season) won't be about an external bad guy causing mischief -- no Peter Pan, Cruella de Vil or Snow Queen -- but trouble from within. Emma has taken on the darkness that powered Mr. Gold/Rumpelstiltskin, and it'll seemingly...

How does 'CSI' measure up to procedural powerhouse 'Law & Order'?

With the 25th anniversary of the premiere of NBC's "Law & Order" on Sept. 13 and the conclusion of the CBS mainstay "CSI" which aired Sunday night, it seems only natural to compare and contrast the two long-running series that both redefined procedural television as we knew it. Though both series...

'The Strain' recap: Hungry wolves and human drama in 'Fallen Light'

At least a few of the characters on FX's hit thriller "The Strain" don't want the vampire apocalypse to end.

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'Vice Special Report: Fixing the System' recap: Obama shows up

In July, President Obama made history, becoming the first sitting president to visit a federal prison, and for the occasion he took HBO's "Vice" with him. In a special 68-minute special report, the investigative news show tackles the expansive issue of prison reform.

Did you know these people were guests on 'CSI'?

"CSI" introduced TV audiences to a team of Las Vegas Police Department forensic investigators who solved crimes with the power of science when it premiered Oct. 6, 2000. Here is a look back at some memorable guests who appeared on the show during its 15-year run.

TV Picks: 'Late Show,' 'My Brother's Bomber,' 'Adam Ruins Everything'

"Late Show with Stephen Colbert" (CBS, late-night weeknights). The Colbert "Late Show" administration has caught a lot of flak, some of it contradictory, since it was sworn in some three weeks ago. (I described its admittedly imperfect premiere as "strong," and, as talk-show first nights go, it...

Julie Walters keeps her ears perked in 'Indian Summers'

Julie Walters has joined such legends as Maggie Smith, Judi Dench and Helen Mirren as a grande dame of the British acting community. But if it wasn't for her boyfriend's suggestion, Walters could have ended up with an entirely difficult career.

PBS' 'Indian Summers' takes on British colonialism with 'Downton' notes

"Downton Abbey" meets "The Jewel in the Crown" in another lush and lovely artisanal soap from PBS' Masterpiece, this one with top notes of jasmine and waning British colonialism.

Amy Schumer will finally share details of her life with the world

The year of Amy Schumer continues, with Gallery Books announcing that they have a deal with the actress and comedian for a memoir. Though little has been confirmed about the project as of yet, Entertainment Weekly reports that several publishing houses were competing for the book, with the winning...

Rafael De La Fuente returns to 'Empire' as half of power gay couple #JaMichael

Undoubtedly, the greatest relationship on Fox’s hip-hop family drama “Empire” is that of Taraji P. Henson's Cookie and Terrence Howard's Lucious Lyon. But another fan favorite from Season 1 was Jussie Smollett's Jamal and his initial boyfriend, Michael, played by Rafael De La Fuente. Though the...

Amazon announces new crop of fall pilots

 In the wake of its five Emmy wins on Sunday, including lead actor and directing in a comedy for "Transparent," Amazon has announced its fall pilot season -- set to debut in the months to come -- exclusively on Amazon Video, where viewers can watch the new pilots and give feedback that Amazon purportedly...

How 'Scream Queens'' 'white mammy' problem tarnishes Fox's diversity glow

Fox Television was hailed this year for developing "Empire," about the power struggle of an African American family over control of a massive music empire. With its racially mixed cast of memorable characters and outrageous storylines, the show became TV's hottest series.

Jimmy Fallon spoofs 'Empire' on 'The Tonight Show' with 'Jimpire'

It's been six long and agonizing months since "Empire" ended its first season on Fox. The outrageous hip-hop soap opera returns Wednesday night, and to mark the occasion Tuesday night, "The Tonight Show" introduced a parody called -- what else? -- "Jimpire." 

'Scream Queens' recap: Sorority Hell Week leads to high body count in series premiere

Move over, Regina George, there is a new queen of mean in town, and she goes by Chanel in Fox's premiere of "Scream Queens."

The most exciting person on TV - Taraji P. Henson as Cookie - returns to claim her 'Empire'

"Empire," last year's chart-topping, paradigm-shifting, prime-time, hip-hop soap opera success, returns for its second season Wednesday on Fox.

'Empire's' Gabourey Sidibe talks up Becky, 'the smartest person in the room'

Gabourey Sidibe has proof that blonds have more fun. As Becky on the hip-hop family drama "Empire," the naturally dark-haired New Yorker gets the chance to take the blond life for a spin.

For Phil Rosenthal's 'I'll Have What Phil's Having,' it helps that everybody loves food

When Phil Rosenthal was a struggling comedian in New York, he and his roommate had a birthday ritual. They would save their money all year to go out for one blow-out dinner at one of Manhattan's best restaurants.

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