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TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 1

Several new series debuted in April 2011 to transform what had been a mediocre season into an exceptional one, including Game of Thrones. AMC, meanwhile, systematically abused three of its great series, calling into question whether the cable network is truly ready for the big time.

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18 Jul 2011 // 7:20 AM

HBO is Emmy nominations king

LOS ANGELES — Looking over the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, you’d almost think that the TV academy was honoring two separate industries. For drama

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23 Jun 2011 // 7:47 AM

Alexander Skarsgard gets some added bite from ‘True Blood’

LOS ANGELES — Playing an aloof, sexy Viking vampire sheriff on HBO’s “True Blood” requires many things of Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard, not least among

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22 Apr 2011 // 10:45 AM

HBO looks at the making of the show that ruined TV

At the beginning of the annual congressional shootout over funding for public broadcasting, PBS inevitably launches a barrage of press releases about its storied cultural

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HBO film tells story of first family to find that reality bites

Back in 1973, the top shows on television included “Mary Tyler Moore,” “Kojak,” “The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour,” “M*A*S*H” and “Hawaii Five-O” —

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20 Apr 2011 // 5:40 AM

HBO renews ‘Game of Thrones’ for second season

NEW YORK — Long live the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros: HBO has renewed “Game of Thrones” for a second season, following gross premiere-night ratings of 4.2 million

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HBO greenlights comedy series ‘Veep’ starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus

NEW YORK — The Oval Office will soon be occupied by a “Seinfeld” alumna — not that there’s anything wrong with that! HBO has picked up

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14 Apr 2011 // 12:30 PM

HBO goes medieval with ‘Game of Thrones’

Winter is coming. And for once, it’s not just TV weather-people who are breathless with excitement. The motto of the House of Stark, whose

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It required big thinking to re-create George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’ for HBO

PASADENA, Calif. — Gargantuan dire wolves, frozen tundras, corrupt royals, brutal deflowerings, gullets slit wide open — oh, and don’t forget the debauched dwarf. The chilling

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Got a Bad Case of the Second Season Itch? The Cure: Kill All TV Shows Before they Make Season Three

TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.

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18 Jan 2011 // 6:30 AM

The Year in TV: April 2010

Continuing out look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in April 2010.

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6 Jan 2011 // 5:10 AM

The Year in TV: March 2010

Continuing our look at the year’s most notable television events, here’s what happened in March 2010.

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20 Dec 2010 // 6:45 AM

February 2010 in TV

It was a month of high ratings, a truly “super” bowl, and shocking tragedies for TV audiences.

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Various Artists: Bored to Death Soundtrack

The soundtrack to HBO's comedy Bored to Death showcases an excellent variety of indie music acts interspersed with some choice bits of dialogue.

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‘Spartacus’: There Will Be Blood, Lots of It

With all the slicing and cutting and loss of bodily fluids, Spartacus would seem to be a prime candidate for criticism about its excessive violence, but its stylized approach to violence makes for unconventional, provocative programming.

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‘Rolling Stone’ Picks the “100 Greatest Beatles Songs”

Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.

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8 Jul 2010 // 10:00 PM

Brava, Bravo!

Those Bravo executives are tricksters, fooling me into believing familiarity breeds contentment, not contempt. I'm totally hooked.

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28 May 2010 // 7:15 AM

Casting elevates HBO film on Clinton and Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair doesn’t star as himself in the fascinating new HBO movie “The Special Relationship,” but viewers — American viewers, at

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PASADENA, Calif. — You can’t miss him. British comic Stephen Merchant, who co-wrote the original “The Office” and “Extras” with Ricky Gervais, is 6-foot-7 inches

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31 Jan 2010 // 3:00 AM

While sick last week, I took the opportunity to catch up on a marathon of HBO's Hung.

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Supernatural: Season 12, Episode 2 - "Mamma Mia"

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"A can't-miss episode completes the start of the new season.

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