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‘The Merv Griffin Show 1962-1986’: DVD Review

A new 12-disc set highlights Merv Griffin's career as a TV talk show host who sat down with dozens of iconic figures

Ken Tucker: An Open Letter to MSNBC President Phil Griffin

Cultural critic Ken Tucker offers MSNBC's president, Phil Griffin, some free, unsolicited advice on how to get his channel back on track

Critic’s Notebook: Shonda Rhimes and the Elusive Power of Diversity

Shondaland's addictive 'How to Get Away With Murder' suggests both how far we've come and how far we have left to go in terms of diversity on TV, writes Ken Tucker

Ken Tucker: Morning News Shows Now Full of Social-Media Promotion, Synergistic Shilling — But Little News

"The networks' news divisions are pumping out morning TV that is a riot of brightly colored sets, social-media branding and sponsored segments. … Their efforts are both heroic and dismaying," writes the veteran critic

‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’: TV Review

'American Horror Story' returns for a fourth season, this time set in the macabre world of freak shows

‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Premiere: TV Review

The venerable sketch show's 40th season kicked off with host Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande

‘Homeland’ Season 4: TV Review

The polarizing series starring Claire Danes as a mentally unstable CIA officer is back for a fourth season, sans Damian Lewis' Brody

Barbra Streisand on ‘The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’: TV Review

The singer made her first late-night appearance as a guest in decades

Ken Tucker: The New ‘View’ Is More Affable Than Controversial

"It might be a good idea for this show to shake off its dolor, its veneer of politesse, and get back to offering strong points of view," writes the veteran critic of the premiere

Ken Tucker: CBS Set Example With Unsparing Ray Rice Coverage

Occasionally TV can transcend its worst tendencies, writes the veteran critic

From Lucille Ball to Larry David, How TV’s Greatest Disrupters Have Pushed the Envelope (Guest Column)

Longtime cultural critic Ken Tucker pays respect to the creatives who pushed the envelope (consciously and otherwise).

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Nashville — Brad Paisley leads the field with a half-dozen Academy of Country Music Award nominations, announced Wednesday.