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Question: I've been a fan of Homeland since before the pilot even came out. I don't live a day without at least thinking about Homeland once. Even last week's episode, which was heavily criticized, coerced me to suspend my disbelief on some dangling plot devices due primarily to the deliciously long-awaited meeting of Carrie and her mortal enemy Abu Nazir. And yet, while this season has largely been about Brody's allegiances and double missions, the series for me has always been about Carrie Mathison and Claire Danes. Her character was developed in Season 1...
Justin Bieber was the big winner at Sunday's American Music Awards, taking home three prizes, including Favorite Artist of the Year.
The newly single teen heartthrob, who brought his mom as his date, also won Favorite Pop/Rock Album and was named Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist. In his acceptance speech, he dedicated the latter to "all the haters who thought that I was just here for one or two years," promising, "I'm going to be here for a very long time."
What summer vacation? It's not like TV took much of a break during what used to be the off-season. But with Labor Day behind us, and a handful of major fall premieres just a week away, here's a quick look at today's playlist.
In daytime (check local schedules), Kelly Ripa officially unveils her new permanent co-host on Live! With Kelly. Who could it possibly be? (Kidding; the news leaked a while back. But just in case you managed to stay out of the loop, why spoil it now?)
Grey's Anatomy star and daytime TV fanatic Chandra Wilson got her game on during her hiatus as one of the inaugural celebrity contestants on The Pyramid, GSN's relaunch of the Dick Clark-hosted game show classic, premiering September 3 at 6/5c. Other stars on tap to help folks earn the $50,000 grand prize include The Office's Oscar Nuñez and Kate Flannery, Community's Yvette Nicole Brown and Danny Pudi, New Girl's Lamorne Morris and Scandal's Joshua Malina.
This week in TV was as notable for the legends who left us as for what actually happened on TV in the last full week before the May sweeps begin (next Thursday). So let's start there, acknowledging two figures who loomed large in my formative years of being weaned on TV.
It's impossible to imagine TV without Dick Clark, the genial host and canny impresario...