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  • Kirstie: TV Review

    6:00 AM 12/3/2013
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    Far less innovative or ambitious than Kirstie Alley's Showtime series "Fat Actress," her new TV Land sitcom goes for old formulas and easy pickings. READ MORE

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  • Six by Sondheim: TV Review

    2:00 PM 12/2/2013
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    Darren Criss, America Ferrera, Jeremy Jordan, Audra McDonald and Jarvis Cocker are among those performing Stephen Sondheim songs in James Lapine's lovingly crafted documentary. READ MORE

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  • The Battle of AmfAR: TV Review

    7:41 AM 12/1/2013
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    HBO's documentary shows that the work Elizabeth Taylor and Mathilde Krim started in AIDS research is far from over. READ MORE

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  • An Adventure in Space and Time: TV Review

    3:43 PM 11/22/2013
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    The genesis of the BBC's "Doctor Who" is lovingly detailed in this heartfelt behind-the-scenes drama. READ MORE

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  • 'Getting On' and 'Ja'mie: Private School Girl': TV Review

    2:27 PM 11/22/2013
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    With "Getting On" and "Ja'mie: Private School Girl," the channel is trotting out two series trying too hard and making viewers suffer because of it. READ MORE

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  • Generation Cryo: TV Review

    12:22 PM 11/22/2013
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    MTV's docuseries zeros in on a very 21st century idea: What are the lives of children conceived by anonymous sperm donation like? READ MORE

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  • Atlantis: TV Review

    6:00 AM 11/18/2013
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    The latest addition to BBC America's "Supernatural Saturdays" is an enjoyable mythological melting pot. READ MORE

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  • Ground Floor: TV Review

    12:28 PM 11/14/2013
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    From "Scrubs" and "Cougar Town" creator Bill Lawrence comes a new TBS comedy that, despite the laugh track and the not-quite-there premise, could give the channel its best comedy yet. READ MORE

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  • Alpha House: TV Review

    10:18 AM 11/14/2013
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    Amazon gets into the scripted game with a strong, star-studded political comedy from Garry Trudeau that follows the exploits of four Republican senators living in the same house in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

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  • The Challenger Disaster: TV Review

    1:48 PM 11/12/2013
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    Science Channel and BBC land William Hurt and other fine actors to make the space shuttle tragedy into a surprisingly solid biopic worth watching. READ MORE

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  • Almost Human: TV Review

    1:10 PM 11/5/2013
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    Fox's new sci-fi show has enough polish, plot and action to bring viewers into a genre series that's a welcome addition to broadcast television and gives the network a strong one-two punch. READ MORE

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  • Time of Death: TV Review

    4:31 PM 10/30/2013
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    The compelling but emotionally exhausting documentary gets up close and extremely personal during the last moments of people's lives. READ MORE

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  • The Returned: TV Review

    2:32 PM 10/28/2013
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    This mesmerizing and creepy French series, airing on Sundance, is less about zombies in a traditional sense than an existential meditation on life and death -- of the most riveting, unsettling kind. READ MORE

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  • The Governor's Wife: TV Review

    1:25 PM 10/25/2013
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    The reality show documents the life of colorful Louisiana politician Edwin Edwards and his young wife as they start a new family together. READ MORE

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  • Dracula: TV Review

    2:01 PM 10/24/2013
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    NBC didn't get the memo that vampires are over. Even with a sexy star, there's no real reason for "Dracula" to exist in a crowded world of genre dramas. READ MORE

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  • Dancing on the Edge: TV Review

    1:38 PM 10/17/2013
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    Starz airs British miniseries about jazz, race and class as seen through the lens of Stephen Poliakoff and brought to life with elegant performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor and Janet Montgomery. READ MORE

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  • Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle: TV Review

    9:30 AM 10/15/2013
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    A stylish, sweeping documentary series about the history of comic books, featuring Stan Lee, Adam West, Lynda Carter and more. READ MORE

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  • Reign: TV Review

    12:26 PM 10/14/2013
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    "Reign" brings historical absurdism to new levels and reveals just how dumb The CW must think its audience is to accept such fantasy as fact because real history is "hard" -- especially for a girl. In short, The CW is ruining the country. READ MORE

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  • 'The Walking Dead' Season 4: TV Review

    3:11 PM 10/11/2013
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    Even with -- or maybe because of -- a new showrunner, season four of "The Walking Dead" starts off as strong as ever and promises to build more character development throughout the cast. And yes, the thrills and gore remain. READ MORE

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  • Tomorrow People: TV Review

    5:00 AM 10/8/2013
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    It's ridiculous and both poorly written and acted, but it's also pretty funny, so there's that. READ MORE

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