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Jim Carrey's 'Kidding' Tries Its Best to Figure Everything Out

Showtime's Kidding, starring Jim Carrey, asks viewers, "What if Mr. Rogers was coming unglued and didn't have all the answers to his or anyone else's problems?"

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'Shameless' Keeps Proving That We Love Our Dysfunctionals

The Showtime comedy continues to surprise during its third season, demonstrating why its British counterpart lasted as long as it did.

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A Wolf Leashed Upon the World: 'The Borgias: The Second Season'

One of television's most beautiful shows -- like Game of Thrones but with 100% more Popes -- explores the idea of historical fiction in its occasionally stunning second season, with a finalé for the ages.

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Seriously Dysfunctional: 'Shameless: The Complete Second Season'

The Gallaghers and Co. are back for another season of sex, drink, and familial discord. Oh! It's funny too!

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In Defense of Celebrities Making Fun of Themselves à la 'Episodes'

With the latest season of Episodes about to air on Showtime, we're reminded of how affecting the always-entertaining act of self-deprecation can be.

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"I Cherish the F--k Ups As Much As the Triumphs": An Interview with Patton Oswalt

With a Showtime special behind him and his new album out now, Patton Oswalt speaks to PopMatters and manages to fit in The New Yorker, Penthouse, and Acme Novelty Library in a single sentence.

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Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter's Quest for Friendship

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.

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'Episodes': The Transnational Televisual Extravaganza

As with so many trends, the increasing prevalence of transnational television is either a building block in a utopian post-national society enabled by the democratising power of new media, or the inevitable by-product of the audience fragmentation and personal atomisation occasioned by new media.

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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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The Year in TV: August 2010

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

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The Year In TV: June 2010

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

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'Weeds' Season Six: Meet the Newman Family (trailer)

The Showtime series returns August 16 and even though the show arguably jumped the shark way back in Agrestic, chances are you'll want to catch up with Uncle Andy's shenanigans.

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More comes into play on 'The Tudors'

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The trouble with 'Showtime' is that it never lets up on its self-congratulatory wink-winking.

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