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  • Q&A: 'True Blood' Showrunner Brian Buckner Spills on Season Six

    Q&A: 'True Blood' Showrunner Brian Buckner Spills on Season Six | ARTICLE

    Remember the good ol' days, when all 175-year-old vampire Bill Compton wanted was an invitation into telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse's home? The True Blood story lines seemed so simple five seasons ago when we were first introduced...

    June 10, 2013 1:55 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Vietnam Affair

    'Mad Men' Recap: The Vietnam Affair | ARTICLE

    There weren't any prominent pop tracks featured in this episode of Mad Men, but I would say that everyone's theme song for "Favors" was "Nowhere to Run." For Don and Sally, especially, the doorway metaphor...

    June 10, 2013 8:10 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Working Girl

    'Mad Men' Recap: Working Girl | ARTICLE

    Well, we made it through the Mad Men speedball that was "The Crash" and the opiate that was "The Better Half" to arrive at "A Tale of Two Cities," which, in my estimation, is...

    June 3, 2013 8:35 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Only the Lonely

    'Mad Men' Recap: Only the Lonely | ARTICLE

    Ah, ex sex. To quote Samantha Jones, "Sex with an ex can be depressing. If it's good you can't get it anymore. If it's bad you just had sex with an ex." And that about sums up...

    May 27, 2013 8:05 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Monday Morning Coming Down

    'Mad Men' Recap: Monday Morning Coming Down | ARTICLE

    Cue Comic Book Guy voice: Worst drug trip ever. Hell, I'm exhausted after that episode, and all I had today was a multivitamin. One thing is for certain: I never need to see Don Draper on drugs ever...

    May 20, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'The Big Bang Theory' Star Simon Helberg Dishes on Tonight's Season Finale

    Q&A: 'The Big Bang Theory' Star Simon Helberg Dishes on Tonight's Season Finale | ARTICLE

    In today's television landscape, it's not always easy to compete with dangerous meth chefs, adulterous advertising executives, medieval warring factions or an aristocratic British dynasty. However, over on veteran...

    May 16, 2013 9:00 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Advertising Bunch

    'Mad Men' Recap: The Advertising Bunch | ARTICLE

    In the aftermath of last week's plot-twisty episode "For Immediate Release," I had the opportunity to interview Kevin Rahm (a.k.a. Ted Chaough), who promised "a lot of good stuff" in the coming episodes. "It only gets...

    May 13, 2013 7:55 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actress Teyonah Parris on Dawn's Ambition

    Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actress Teyonah Parris on Dawn's Ambition | ARTICLE

    The role of Don Draper's secretary has always been a thankless job – just ask Ida Blankenship – but a few savvy women, including Peggy Olson, Jane Sterling and Megan Draper (née Calvet),...

    May 9, 2013 12:35 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Kevin Rahm on Sunday’s Game-Changing Episode

    Q&A: 'Mad Men' Actor Kevin Rahm on Sunday’s Game-Changing Episode | ARTICLE

    For the past two and a half seasons, Ted Chaough has been little more than a thorn in Don Draper's side. As a partner at SCDP's rival firm, Cutler, Gleason and Chaough, he has provided Don with...

    May 7, 2013 12:55 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Fast & Furious

    'Mad Men' Recap: Fast & Furious | ARTICLE

    Whenever Bert Cooper makes an appearance on Mad Men, his presence tends to be both transitory and everlasting. His witty remarks come off as comic relief, but in reality, they're harbingers of the show's themes and...

    May 6, 2013 7:20 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Shot Rings Out in the Memphis Sky

    'Mad Men' Recap: Shot Rings Out in the Memphis Sky | ARTICLE

    One of my all-time favorite moments on Mad Men is a 57-second scene in the Season Three episode "The Grown-Ups." Pete is bitching to Harry about being passed over as head of accounts when...

    April 29, 2013 7:35 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cast Gets Intimate in New York

    'Mad Men' Cast Gets Intimate in New York | ARTICLE

    There's no doubt that Mad Men fans are the show's toughest critics, so when NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams opened last night's "Mad-ness Returns to the Paley Center" Q&A, he didn't hesitate to grill series creator...

    April 24, 2013 11:10 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: The Sell-Outs

    'Mad Men' Recap: The Sell-Outs | ARTICLE

    Forgive the pun, but I found "To Have and to Hold" a bit hard to swallow – which is why I commend Mad Men producer Erin Levy for penning such a smart episode that revolved around...

    April 22, 2013 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Sloppy Seconds

    'Mad Men' Recap: Sloppy Seconds | ARTICLE

    Remember when Don casually remarked, "I grew up in a place like this," to that high-class madam last season? At the time I tossed it off as a possible white lie – or slight exaggeration,...

    April 15, 2013 8:20 AM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Premiere Recap: The Jumping Off Point

    'Mad Men' Premiere Recap: The Jumping Off Point | ARTICLE

    "Army." That's the first word Don Draper utters following a 10-month absence from our TV screens. Not "Yes," not "No" – the potential answers to the "Are you alone?" question that hung Don's future in the balance since...

    April 7, 2013 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Six

    'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Six | ARTICLE

    One of the many reasons Mad Men has kept us hooked for five-plus seasons is its ability to cram (approximately) an entire year’s worth of action into 13 episodes, and yet the last moments of every...

    April 3, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell on Playing the Spy Next Door

    Q&A: 'The Americans' Star Keri Russell on Playing the Spy Next Door | ARTICLE

    Now that Abu Nazir is dead and Nicholas Brody is wandering around Quebec at least until September, viewers need some new duplicitous characters to shake up our TV dramas, preferably ones operating on U.S. soil. The Americans,...

    January 30, 2013 12:00 PM ET
  • New 'Mad Men' Photos: What We've Learned About Season Six

    New 'Mad Men' Photos: What We've Learned About Season Six | ARTICLE

    Whenever the slightest nibble of new Mad Men info is released, it turns even the most fair-weather fans into raging lunatics chomping at the bit for more. It happened again this week, when series creator...

    January 24, 2013 1:40 PM ET
  • The British Are Coming: 'Downton' Does Midtown

    The British Are Coming: 'Downton' Does Midtown | ARTICLE

    Most people still have to wait a good three weeks before the aristocratic Crawley family and their loyal team of servants return to American television on January 6th

    December 13, 2012 11:30 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: Pyrrhic Victory

    'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: Pyrrhic Victory | ARTICLE

    It's tough to beat plot developments that feature incest and killing off one of your top-tier characters. So it's for that reason alone the dramatic jolt of Boardwalk Empire's third-season finale, "Margate Sands," fell short. The only...

    December 2, 2012 10:05 PM ET
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