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  1. Vikings: TV Review

    6:00 am PST 02/28/2013
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    History’s lush first scripted series, at a budget of $40 million, plays fast and loose with the past -- to good effect. READ MORE

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  2. The Job: TV Review

    9:00 am PST 02/08/2013
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    Confusing rules cloud the CBS reality competition, where contestants battle for real-life jobs. READ MORE

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  3. Shortest Reviews Ever, Vol. 2: 'Do No Harm'

    5:11 pm PST 01/31/2013
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    This is already too much ink. READ MORE

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  4. King of the Nerds: TV Review

    9:00 am PST 01/17/2013
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    TBS goes after the geek demo with a new reality show. READ MORE

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  5. Sin City Rules: TV Review

    4:30 am PST 12/07/2012
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    From the producers of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" comes a new reality series about Vegas women behaving badly. READ MORE

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  6. Restless: TV Review

    11:46 am PST 12/06/2012
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    A stellar cast including "Downton Abbey's" Michelle Dockery, perfect pacing and a fresh take on the British spy genre make this Sundance Channel mini great. READ MORE

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  7. Sullivan & Son: TV Review

    1:39 pm PDT 07/17/2012
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    TBS' original comedy by Steve Byrne is a stale retread of '90s comedies past. READ MORE

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  8. Anger Management: TV Review

    2:20 pm PDT 06/14/2012
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    There are plenty of networks who might be kicking themselves for not snapping up "Anger Management" -- but it’s not a show that belongs on FX, and it pales in comparison to the comedies that already air there. READ MORE

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  9. The Newsroom: TV Review

    3:00 pm PDT 06/10/2012
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    The "West Wing" creator tells an alluring new story with a large all-star cast, spearheaded by Jeff Daniels and Emily Mortimer, in his latest project for HBO about a cable news network. READ MORE

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  10. Magic City: TV Review

    12:18 pm PDT 03/28/2012
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    The already-renewed Starz drama mixes "Mad Men" with "The Sopranos," resulting in strong writing, stronger acting and a whole lot of distracting nudity. READ MORE

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  11. Life's Too Short: TV Review

    11:31 am PST 02/16/2012
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    With an ex-Ewok and brilliant stunt casting, Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant mine the depths of humiliation on HBO's new comedy about an egomaniac dwarf. READ MORE

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  12. The River: TV Review

    3:30 pm PST 02/02/2012
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    Finally, a successor to "Lost" with potential. There’s a whole lot going on in this horror-adventure from the creator of "Paranormal Activity," but whether the series can last beyond its initial eight-episode order without the suspense petering out remains to be seen. READ MORE

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  13. Touch: TV Review

    7:00 am PST 01/25/2012
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    Tim Kring’s drama comes with a "social benefit," making it worth a look. READ MORE

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  14. Ragin' Cajuns: TV Review

    8:00 am PST 01/17/2012
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    The network's latest reality fishing expedition airs Tues, Jan. 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. READ MORE

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  15. Alcatraz: TV Review

    12:16 pm PST 01/16/2012
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    The J.J. Abrams-produced Fox drama revolves around the concept that when the infamous prison closed, all the remaining prisoners mysteriously vanished. And now they're back. READ MORE

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  16. 'Rob,' 'Are You There, Chelsea?,' 'Napoleon Dynamite': Tim Goodman's TV Reviews

    4:45 am PST 01/11/2012
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    "Lame," "half-assed," and "recycled" are just three of the words THR's chief TV critic uses to describe three of the midseason shows kicking off this week. READ MORE

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  17. 'Grimm': TV Review

    11:44 am PDT 10/23/2011
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    TELEVISION REVIEW: NBC tackles the darker side of fairy-tale fare with violence, special effects and an easy-to-follow concept. READ MORE

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  18. 'Once Upon a Time': TV Review

    6:00 am PDT 10/18/2011
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    TELEVISION REVIEW: ABC tackles fairy-tale fare with results that look and feel hokey. READ MORE

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  19. The Walking Dead: TV Review

    12:53 pm PDT 10/07/2011
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    Has Frank Darabont's departure and budget cuts spoiled AMC's hit? THR's chief TV critic, Tim Goodman, weighs in. READ MORE

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  20. Basketball Wives LA: TV Review

    2:05 pm PDT 08/28/2011
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    Capitalizing on the ratings success of Basketball Wives, the LA-based version of the show features new NBA wives surrounded by the same familiar drama. READ MORE

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  21. 9/11 TV: 5 Specials Worth Watching

    8:07 pm PDT 08/25/2011
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    The 10-year anniversary is marked by a Steven Spielberg epic, a Showtime tearjerker and excellent doc work, writes THR's chief TV critic Tim Goodman. READ MORE

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