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April 20, 2014

The Week in Sports TV: July 9-15

At long last, the world can finally breathe a sigh of relief, because LeBron James has made his monumental decision, freeing Earth's population from the tyranny of uncertainty. Yes, it's a joyous moment in the sports world -- or it would be if most of the planet weren't busy paying attention to actual sports being played, such as the Tour de France, the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and a...

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HBO Sets Premiere Date for 'Boardwalk Empire'

In their classic song 'Under the Boardwalk,' the Drifters crooned that "from the park you hear the happy sound of a carousel. You can almost taste the hot dogs and French fries they sell." But if Martin Scorsese has anything to say about it, the boardwalk is about to be singing a very different tune -- one involving the sound of gunfire and the taste of blood. Yes, the television event of the...

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Emmy Nominations 2010: 'Glee' Keeps on Rolling

Emmy nominations for the 62nd Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards were announced earlier this morningand by the looks of things, this year's presenters at the August 29 ceremony better start warming up their vocal chords, because there's going to be a lot of singing going on. That's because Fox's pop juggernaut 'Glee' continued its rampage through the cultural landscape by racking up an impressive 19...

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Mike Judge Working on 'Beavis & Butt-Head' Revival?

Back before Mike Judge filmed the cult classic workplace comedy 'Office Space' and hit it big with the beloved Fox animated staple 'King of the Hill,' the director rose to fame alongside two of the cultural icons of the 1990's, Beavis & Butt-Head. Well, don't look now, but it's time to break your flannel wardrobe out of storage, because it appears America's favorite idiots may be about to...

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The Week in Sports TV: July 2-8

Ah, the Fourth of July. A time for all Americans to gather together around the grill and celebrate the founding of our nation. And what better way to celebrate Independence Day than by honoring the American tradition of settling in to watch the big game on the couch with a cold brewski? Something like, maybe, the World Cup. Or Wimbledon. Or maybe the Tour de France. OK, so none of those are...

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'Tonight Show' Struggles to Maintain Ratings Lead

There's good news and bad news for Jay Leno, once and future host of 'The Tonight Show.' The good news: 'The Tonight Show' is still on top of the late night ratings. The bad news: that's not saying much. According to Deadline, the second quarter ratings are in and during the first full quarter since Leno's return to 'The Tonight Show,' the venerable late night institution posted its lowest...

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'Big Brother 12' Cast Revealed

Forget about the World Cup, the oil spill, the economy and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings, because today CBS's 'The Early Show' revealed the biggest news story of the summer: the cast of 'Big Brother.' Yes, that's right: season 12 of 'Big Brother' is finally (almost) here, and Julie Chen herself was on hand in the wee hours to unveil the line-up to a breathless television world. Over...

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'Lost's' Nestor Carbonell Finds Role on 'Psych'

Grab your eyeliner and hang on for dear life, because 'Lost's' immortal mystery man Nestor Carbonell is heading back to the small screen. Yes, according to Fancast, the man who played the 19th Centruy's original proto-goth Richard Alpert will be appearing on USA Network's 'Psych' for a multi-episode arc during the show's upcoming fifth season. Carbonell is slated to play Declan Rand, who...

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'Oprah Winfrey Show' Fades in Ratings

For over two decades, the dominance of Oprah Winfrey's daytime talk show has just been one of the givens of life, right up there with death and taxes. But now, as the media mogul prepares to leave syndication and launch her own network (the appropriately titled OWN -- Oprah Winfrey Network) she finds herself in a new and unusual position: looking up at the competition. Yes, believe it or not,...

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'Breakout Kings' Finds New Home on A&E

In a case of life imitating art, according to Entertainment Weekly new TV series 'Breakout Kings' has escaped from the clutches of Fox and has found safe haven at A&E after several harrowing weeks on the lam. 'Breakout Kings,' you may recall, is a follow-up of sorts to 'Prison Break;' created by 'Prison Break' mastermind Matt Olmstead, 'Breakout Kings' flips the script by focusing on the...

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