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'True Detective' Season 2 Casting Confirmed

November 25th, 2014 10:40am EST
HBO Confirms Rachel McAdams & Taylor Kitsch For 'True Detective'
Rachel McAdams ("The Notebook") and Taylor Kitsch ("Friday Night Lights") will be joining Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn in the second season of HBO's "True Detective."

The eight-episode season has begun production in California and will center on three police officers and a career criminal who "must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder," according to the network's press release.

McAdams will play ethical detective Ani Bezzerides, while Kitch will star as Paul Woodrugh, a California Highway Patrol officer with a troubled past.

Farrell has been cast as detective Ray V...
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'The Affair' Review: 'A Selfish Act'

November 25th, 2014 10:25am EST
The Affair
Focusing on the fallout of Noah and Alison’s affair, Episode 7 might be the finest hour the show has given us. There is no question that the most interesting material in the show hasn’t necessarily been the actual scenes between Noah and Alison indulging in their affair, but everything else, really: the scenes that show them dealing with their respective families/world and how their actions affect, however small or inconsequential, their lives and the people around them. Week after week I find myself wondering more about Helen, Cole, the Lockhart Ranch and even the criminal mystery than I d...
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'Sleepy Hollow': 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'

November 25th, 2014 9:56am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'
The magic is gone. Officially. Everything good about season one has been burned away or overdone. This season began with so much potential, from the addition of Ichabod’s Moloch-aligned son to a larger role for the Headless Horseman. Yet, everything that had a strong possibility of being successful has failed.

Henry, despite having the single most complicated backgrounds of all the characters, was not much more than a mustache-twirling henchman. Katrina’s faith in her son is based on absolutely no facts or shows of humanity on his part, making her seem idiotic. The horseman turned from a g...
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'DWTS' Finale Recap: Who Was Sent Home In Finale Part 1?

November 25th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Shocker! Who Was Sent Home In Finale Pa
After 11 weeks of competition, "Dancing with the Stars" hosted the first of its two part finale episodes on Monday. Tonight's dancers began with a judge's choice round, performing a routine that had been previously demonstrated in the season. The judge's wanted to see the celebrities growth as dancers.

The second dance, the freestyle, showcased the couple's strengths. All bets were off with choreography that was exclusively at the discretion of the pros. It was up to the celebs to see how they stood up to the challenge. Bethany Mota was eliminated in a shocker that left the judges shaking...
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'Dancing With The Stars': Who Should Win The Mirrorball Trophy?

November 24th, 2014 2:03pm EST
'DWTS' Two Part Finale Begins Tonight! Who Should Win The Mirror
"Dancing with the Stars" two-part finale airs tonight and the final four are neck-and-neck with viewer votes in the final push to take home the mirrorball. Who will win it all? See our picks!

The contestants will attempt to impress the panel of judges tonight by showing how much they have progressed as dancers and performers. The scores of Bruno Tonioli, Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, and Carrie Ann Inaba will be half of the points needed by the contestants. The rest are through viewer votes.

The remaining couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Al...
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'Bob's Burgers' Recap: 'Dawn Of The Peck'

November 24th, 2014 1:33pm EST
Bob's Burgers - Dawn Of The Peck
An episode like “Dawn of the Peck” makes it clear how fully formed the town of “Bob’s Burgers” is. It also serves as a reminder that this town remains unnamed. It is definitely somewhere in the Northeast, probably in the New York-New Jersey area, though even that is rarely mentioned. So considering the area of the country and the Thanksgiving timeliness, it was weird that just about everyone was wearing their typical garb of shorts and short sleeves. Though this town does have a connection to a real area, since it is a cartoon it also has a feel of existing outside of time and space.

T...
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'Mulaney' Recap: 'Patriot Acts'

November 24th, 2014 11:55am EST
Mulaney
About a month ago, “Mulaney” had its season episode order cut down from 16 to 13, and it has now switched time slots with “Bob’s Burgers,” which leaves it vulnerable to being pre-empted by football. Its ratings have been rather dire, so barring any miraculous turnaround or unusually kind treatment from Fox executives, this could very well be the one and only season of this sitcom. The show has been improving, so it remains worth watching, if only to witness an experiment of the work of several talented people not quite working out.

The show’s last half hour was the best so far, displayin...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Goes Postal

November 24th, 2014 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake Goes Postal
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" been going crazy with the guest stars, hasn't it? Kyra Sedgwick. Eva Longoria. Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard. Now, add Ed Helms to this prestigious list of semi-important "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" players.

In "USPIS," Helms is Jack Danger, a big shot federal agent who's actually the exact opposite of all the things "big shot" and "federal agent" imply.

Danger (disappointment #1- it's pronounced "Donger") is a smarmy pencil-pusher who believes, in his heart of hearts, that he's the action hero his job title implies. Also, that the United States Postal Inspection Servic...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Crossed'

November 24th, 2014 9:40am EST
The Walking Dead
“Crossed” proves that episodes that feature all of the characters are stronger than the episodes featuring one group at a time. Last week’s jaunt with Carol and Daryl was great, but we also had to endure Beth and Abraham’s episodes in order to get to it. These standalone episodes probably have more to do with filming schedules than creative opportunities, but they’re to the detriment of the show. In “Crossed” there was plenty of time for each of the groups: Rick’s group, those left at the church, Abraham’s dawdlers, and the hospital crew. Most of the characters got a moment to shine, even o...
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'Homeland's' Latest Is Very Intense

November 24th, 2014 8:35am EST
'Homeland' Recap Season 4 Episode 9: Latest Episode Is Beyond In
Previously - Everyone had a heart attack and died because this show is too intense.

You know how the ABC marketing team promos Scandal’s winter finale as this big deal where pulses will be pounded and none of us will ever be the same? Well, I’ve pulled this chair out for them so they can have a seat. They are the generic brand of suspenseful TV drama when compared to Homeland. I’m probably more into this show right now than my marriage (To the other Mr. Harvey: I kid, I kid!) because this “Brody who?” season 4 is killing it. Last night’s “winter finale” had me literally BELLOWING at the TV...
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