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September 21, 2014

'Yo Gabba Gabba!' 101: A Primer

If you have a young child, you can stop reading now because you're undoubtedly already acquainted with 'Yo Gabba Gabba!' and are either completely addicted or a bit tired of it. For everyone else -- those baffled by references to "dancey dance" or by adult friends singing about a party in their tummy -- this primer is for you....

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'Rubicon' Set Visit: Paranoia, Espionage and Milk

How do you follow up two of the most acclaimed television series in cable history? If you're AMC, whose 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad' have both pushed the boundaries of small screen drama, you veer off into another direction entirely. 'Rubicon,' which has its two-hour premiere on August 1 (a sneak preview followed 'Breaking Bad's' season finale last month and 'Mad Men's' premiere last night),...

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About 'Glee'

As the nation -- well, a good chunk of the television-viewing public -- gears up for the April 13 premiere of the second half of the first season of 'Glee,' we at Inside TV are equally caught up in the anticipation. To help celebrate the return of one of the most original, entertaining and hilarious shows on network TV, we bring you a list of things you probably didn't know about 'Glee' and...

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Spielberg to Produce World Trade Center Doc for Science Channel

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, Steven Spielberg is executive-producing an in-depth documentary about the rebuilding of the site for Discovery's Science Channel, set to air in 2011. The project, 'Rebuilding Ground Zero,' will focus on the engineering and construction of One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot skyscraper formerly known as Freedom Tower; as...

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'Mad Men,' 'Glee' Earn GLAAD Nominations

'Mad Men' and 'Glee' were among the TV shows nominated today by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for its 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards. For the fourth year running, ABC led the pack with eight nominations ('Modern Family,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'Grey's Anatomy,' 'All My Children,' 'One Life to Live,' a 'Good Morning America' interview with Chaz Bono and two...

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ABC Orders More 'Cougar Town'

According to EW.com, ABC has ordered up two more episodes of 'Cougar Town,' bringing the show's freshman season to 24 episodes. The comedy, which premiered Sept. 23 and stars Courtney Cox as Jules, a divorced single mother who reenters the dating scene, has proved to be an excellent companion to the network's Wednesday night comedy block. (Earlier in the season, ABC ordered more episodes of...

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Lawmakers Pressure MTV to Cancel 'Jersey Shore'

MTV's controversial reality show 'Jersey Shore' is under yet more fire, this time from the New Jersey Italian American Legislative Caucus, which, according to Variety, says the show promotes derogatory ethnic stereotypes and is "wildly offensive." Last Tuesday the group sent a letter to the president of Viacom, MTV's parent company, asking that the show be immediately taken off the air. The state...

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Ghosts, Psychics and Bumps in the Night: A Guide to Paranormal TV Shows

There was a time when ghosts, apparitions and other paranormal entities led a quiet, under-the-radar sort of un-life. Now, thanks to the proliferation of reality or documentary-style TV shows devoted to the subject, the poor dead have nowhere to hide. These days everybody wants to talk about their brush with the inexplicable, and it seems there are more paranormal investigators than actual...

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'Justified' on FX Premiering in March

FX has announced the March premiere (date to be announced) of crime drama 'Justified,' formerly called 'Lawman,' starring Timothy Olyphant. According to an article in the Hartford Courant, FX changed the show's name so it wouldn't be confused with the reality show 'Steven Seagal: Lawman,' which premieres Dec. 2 on A&E....

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Bake-Off! 'Ace of Cakes' vs. 'Cake Boss'

In this corner: Champ Duff Goldman, star of the Food Network's custom cake show 'Ace of Cakes.' Every week at Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, Md., Duff and his team of hipster bakers build confections that defy both imagination and gravity for events such as weddings, movie premieres and the Super Bowl. And in this corner: Contender Buddy Valastro, star of TLC's 'Cake Boss.' Each week at Carlo's...

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