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Denis Leary Ready to Rock FX Once Again with ‘Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll’

Leary is back once again on FX with a half-hour comedy aimed more at his adult audience: Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, premiering July 16.

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30 Jun 2015 // 10:30 AM

It’s All Great Fun As Animals Run Amok in CBS’ ‘Zoo’

I think I speak for everyone when I say that television has ignored the dramatic potential of the rogue American zoologist for far too long.

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30 Jun 2015 // 9:15 AM

Years Before Court Ruling, Pop Culture Shaped Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The Supreme Court on Friday legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. But years before that 5-4 decision, film and TV helped spur Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians.

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23 Jun 2015 // 11:35 AM

Buttoned-up ‘Detective’ Now at Work

No other art form, with the possible exception of professional sports, is as critically deconstructed on a daily basis as television.

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‘Out in the Night’: Visibility As Survival Strategy

Out in the Night also argues for visibility, for being out, for claiming an identity and especially, the right to have that identity.

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British Imports ‘Poldark’ and ‘The Crimson Field’ on PBS

PBS debuts two new drama series for summer, both British imports but each set during different time periods.

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‘Ballers’ on HBO Aims to Be Rare Sports-Themed Series With Winning Game Plan

The new HBO show Ballers counts on the current sports frenzy, sharp writing and the massive appeal of former wrestling star turned leading man Dwayne Johnson, a.k.a. "The Rock".

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Creator of ‘Game of Thrones’ Languages: “I put words in their mouths”

Although George R.R. Martin claimed he made up phrases on the spot, I was delighted to find that his language examples were grammatically consistent.

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Audition Tapes of the Famous: An Entertaining Moral Gray Area

Many of these celebrities employ entire armies to manage their public images; the fact that these audition videos remain available for public consumption suggests they don’t seem to mind so much.

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9 Jun 2015 // 8:50 AM

BBC America Offers ‘Strange’ Tales of Magic

Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell looks at what happens in 19th century England if magic really existed.

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'True Detective': Maybe Tomorrow

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"True Detective, Season 2, Episode 3: Where does the kitsch end and the surreal begin?

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