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The Emmys: An SOS (Same Old Shows)

Julianna Margulies

If you take comfort in the Emmy Awards' almost shocking predictability in rewarding so many of the same shows and stars year after year, this might have been your favorite Emmy show ever. Otherwise, good luck distinguishing this rather dreary ceremony from any other year's. Instead, maybe it's worth looking ahead to next fall, when Breaking Bad will be out of the running and (lighting a candle to the Academy powers that be) Mad Men's Jon Hamm might finally get his Emmy after losing seven in a row, although at this point I wouldn't count on it. (It would help if Mad Men raises its game for its last stand.)

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Breaking Bad Wins Big, Modern Family Five-Peats at Emmy Awards

Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad's farewell tour went out on a high note, as the AMC drama won five awards including drama series at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards, while Modern Family completed a historic five-peat.

Bad, which also scored drama series last year, became the sixth show to win for its final season after The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Barney Miller, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Sopranos. It's also the first to win the top prizes at ...
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How Emmy's Controversial Category Choices Paid Off, and This Year's Other Trivia

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

According to the Emmy Awards ballot, True Detective isn't a miniseries, but Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven are. Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Shameless are comedies, even though there are frequently more tears than laughs on those shows.

The debate over how to classify shows that defy classification ruffled plenty of feathers during this year's Emmy campaign season. Yet... read more

Sherlock Officially Returning for Season 4

Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock will return for another four installments in 2015, including a Christmas special, Entertainment Weekly reports. The BBC series, starring Benedict Cumberbatch andMartin Freeman, will begin production on a special one-off episode and a three-episode fourth season next year.

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Kerry Washington, Miley Cyrus, Benedict Cumberbatch Among Time's 100 Most Influential People

Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch

Kerry WashingtonBenedict Cumberbatch, and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan are among the 100 Most Influential People, according to Time magazine.

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What Time Do the Oscars Start?

Ellen DeGeneres

The 86th Academy Awards is almost here! The anticipated ceremony will air Sunday at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.

Ellen DeGeneres will make her second appearance as host of the ceremony, which will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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Brangelina, Zac Efron, Jim Carrey Among Academy Awards Presenters

Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie

The 86th Academy Awards is less than a week away and the night is proving to be more star-studded than ever.

On Monday, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced the complete slate of stars who will be on stage to present alongside the previously announced Daniel Day-LewisJennifer LawrenceChristoph Waltz and Anne Hathaway -- last year's acting winners. 

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Weekend TV Review: Give These Shows a Medal!

Benedict Cumberbatch

While the Olympians continue to dominate the TV spotlight in Sochi, another gathering of championship talent takes a bow in the weekend's other gold-medal event: PBS's Great Performances presentation of National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (Friday, 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings).

Laurence Olivier led the National Theatre upon its founding in 1963, and he and other luminaries are seen in vintage clips from past productions, interspersed throughout a dazzling evening of live re-enactments and tantalizing excerpts from landmark plays, including Angels in America, Stuff Happens, The History Boys and War Horse. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight to see the Dowager Countess Maggie Smith in her 1964 prime, vamping in ... read more

VIDEO: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings Sherlock to Sesame Street

Benedict Cumberbatch


Sherlock
 star Benedict Cumberbatch stopped by Sesame Street recently, but had a tough time convincing Murray Monster (a.k.a. "Murray-arty") that he's not actually a detective — he just plays one on TV.

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Sherlock Finale: Bosses Answer Burning Questions About Mary, Moriarty and Season 4

Benedict Cumberbatch

On the season finale of Sherlock on Sunday, the intrepid consulting detective was thrown for a loop not just once, but three times. We turned to series producers Steven Moffat and Sue Vertue as well as Amanda Abbington for answers. read more

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