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October 23, 2014

'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' Season 1, Episode 1 (Series Premiere) Recap

['Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior' - 'Two of a Kind'] I like Forest Whitaker, a lot. And I like Janeane Garofalo, a lot. And I admit I like 'Criminal Minds', CBS's highly watched FBI procedural, a lot too (well, sometimes). But, based on this mindless premiere episode, I don't like 'Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior,' the new spin-off starring Oscar-winner Whitaker and great comedian/solid...

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'Justified' Season 2, Episode 1 (Season Premiere) Recap

['Justified' - 'The Moonshine War'] "It's good to see you Dickey." "You too Raylan. You too. You and your hat." Dickey, you ain't the only one happy to see Raylan Givens, or the U.S. marshal's cowboy hat. I've been anxiously awaiting the season two start of 'Justified' for many a month now, eager to put on my special 'Justified' cowboy hat (a gift from my grandpappy), which has been...

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'The Chicago Code' Series Premiere Recap

['The Chicago Code' - 'Pilot'] If you did an inventory of the top creative minds that ushered in The Golden Age of Television, Shawn Ryan would have to be on the top of that list. Ryan's gritty, provocative cop show 'The Shield,' featuring Michael Chiklis as one of the TV's greatest all-time antiheroes, was the first basic cable drama to showcase the kind of cinematic urgency we'd come to...

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'Ebert Presents at the Movies' Premiere Recap

Roger Ebert may have lost his voice due to complications from cancer of the thyroid and salivary glands, and the movie review show he pioneered with the late, great Gene Siskel may have been canceled. (Thumbs) Down, perhaps, but not out. Ebert, 'At the Movies' and those all-powerful thumbs have been resurrected on PBS, making their return Friday in 'Ebert Presents at the Movies.' The show...

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'Piers Morgan Tonight' Series Premiere Recap

If brazen CNN ads and a self-serving Twitter feed are to be believed, Piers Morgan, the outspoken TV star from 'Celebrity Apprentice' and 'America's Got Talent,' promises to be a very different talk show host than his mild-mannered predecessor Larry King. King abdicated his CNN throne last month after 25 years, leaving an illustrious legacy, even if it was no longer a very profitable one. His...

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YouTube Star Kenny Strasser Cast in 'The Office'

The whole yo-yo thing didn't seem to work out for Kenny "K-Strass" Strasser, the self-proclaimed, delusional yo-yo master who embarrassed himself with terrible tricks and bizarre banter on Midwestern news programs then became a star on YouTube. But maybe "K-Strass" will have better luck with his next vocation -- Scranton, Penn.-based handyman for one Mr. Dwight Schrute. Strasser, or really...

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'Criminal Minds' Star Thomas Gibson on Losing A.J. Cook and the Future of the Show

As if profiling and catching serial killers weren't dramatic enough, the 'Criminal Minds' crew is dealing with some major shake-ups behind the scenes. Actress A.J. Cook was cut from the show (her character Jennifer "JJ" Jareau was transferred to work at the Pentagon against her wishes), while actress Paget Brewster, who plays Emily Prentiss, will appear in fewer episodes this season, causing a...

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'Criminal Minds' Season 6, Episode 1 (Season Premiere) Recap (VIDEO)

['Criminal Minds' - 'The Longest Night'] Two primary thoughts about the start of 'Criminal Minds' Season 6 last night: First up, this was by far the most dramatic, moving episode since last year's chilling Reaper-Hotch showdown (the show's greatest episode ever), an exceptional feat for a procedural-driven series entering its sixth season. Second, why does JJ have to go? It was downright...

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'Detroit 1-8-7' Season 1, Episode 1 (Series Premiere) Recap (VIDEO)

['Detroit 1-8-7' - 'Pilot'] Regardless of the fact that 'Detroit 1-8-7' is filmed in Detroit, it's hard to imagine the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitor's Bureau being all too happy about the show's content. In the first episode of ABC's freshman cop drama, it took literally one second for the show, via narrator, to refer to the troubled city as the "birthplace of Motown and once the heart...

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'America's Got Talent' - 'Episode 525' Semi-Finals Recap

"For the past six weeks the acts have been battling it out for your votes." - Nick Cannon Honestly Nick, it's felt like 60 years. My interest in "AGT" has seriously waned over the past few weeks, and my boredom transformed into anger when the semi-finals were delayed for two whole weeks by obnoxious YouTube and Wild Card specials (yes, not even little Jackie Evancho could compensate for all the...

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