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Column: Music’s biggest, boring-est night

The 55th annual Grammy Awards spectacle went on without a hitch. Sadly, perfectly-executed live award shows never make for the most entertaining TV. Last night’s three-and-a-half hour broadcast was no exception.

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TV review: Netflix show captures political drama

Netflix has done it again. First, it contributed to Blockbuster’s bankruptcy with on-demand DVDs and online streaming. Now, Netflix is gunning for network and cable television with its first original series, “House of Cards.”

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How I (Still Haven’t) Met Your Mother

“Kids, I just remembered some more hilarious and outrageous hijinks with Aunt Lilly/Robin and Uncle Marshall/Barney! Guess you’ll have to wait another year to hear about how I met your mom.”

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TV review: Last call for ‘30 Rock’

For fans of the NBC sitcom “30 Rock,” the inevitable ending of the show proves to be a bittersweet moment. On the one hand, longtime fans will be saddened by the ending of a brilliant sitcom, but on the other it’s a both a surprise and a blessing that the show has been kept on the air as long as it has.

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TV review: Netflix flirts with adding original series with Cards

It was the upload heard ’round the world: Last Friday, online television juggernaut Netflix made history by adding an entirely original series to its instant streaming service.

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TV review: New FX series “The Americans” hits every beat it goes for effortlessly

Every time FX debuts a new series, it is worth taking notice. It’s rare for one of these series to be anything but male-driven and action-packed, but “The Americans” is a departure for FX in more ways than that.

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TV Review: Final season of ‘30 Rock’ to end on high note

Due to the nature of television, with shows continuously needing to be renewed and the threat of cancellation always looming in the background, it’s often difficult to end a TV series in a way that will satisfy fans.

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TV review: ‘Justified’s’ plotlines, characters continue to dazzle

“You’ll Never Leave Harlan Alive.” This, the title of a featured song by country singer−songwriter Darrell Scott, captures the gripping excellence that is “Justified.”

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TV review: ‘Legit’ fits perfectly into FX’s brand of politically-incorrect comedy

There’s no point in crossing every politically-correct line ever drawn for the sake of shock factor alone. Too often, sitcoms that want to be new and outrageous think that stringing together a half-assed plot with as much profanity as possible is all the work they need to put in.

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Column: The Stewart-Colbert Factor

Millions of Americans watch them. They have been compared to Murrow and Cronkite, Shakespearian fools, and even Socrates.

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