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Brian Tallerico offers a look at the television we'll be talking about in 2014.
"Anchroman 2: The Legend Conitunes" director Adam McKay talks about Mel Brooks, 1980s television news and Ron Burgundy's pet shark.
"Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac talks about how he got here, the way an actor can use music to express what's not there in dialogue, and the difficulty of playing a guy who might be considered a jerk.
The new co-production from three cable networks doesn't give them much bang for their bucks.
Written and directed by Frank Darabont, TNT's noir mini-series is a remarkably accomplished and thoroughly enjoyable piece of work.
BBC America wastes the "Doctor Who" lead-in on the trashy, boring "Atlantis."
Has Fox finally learned to stop worrying and love viewers who don't watch shows 'live'?
Spike Lee captures "Mike Tyson: Undisptued Truth," his Broadway one-man show starring Mike Tyson, on film.
The fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy brings out a lot of television, from sober docs to hammy reenactments, with conspiracy theories of all stripes.
The title of the second episode of NBC's "Dracula" may be called "A Whiff of Sulfur" but the program has a different, stale odor, feeling like the product of inevitability more than creative spark.