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The Biz: Conan the Destroyer?

Conan O'Brien

The set for Conan O'Brien's new TBS late-night show is just two miles from where the host served his ill-fated stint on NBC's The Tonight Show. But O'Brien's longtime sidekick Andy Richter says the mood feels a million miles away. "It's kind of like... read more

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and Special Guests Rally for Sanity in D.C.

Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity and Stephen Colbert's competing/companion March to Keep Fear Alive was refreshingly free of the usual liberal-vs.-conservative rhetoric and instead pointed a finger at a different adversary: the country's mass media.

"We live now in hard times, not end times," The Daily Show host told the crowd during his "keynote address" Saturday at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert to host dueling rallies in D.C.

Stewart said the rally was not "to suggest that times... read more

Top Moments: Ellen and Becks Play Pranks and Modern Family's Gloria Tells It Like It Isn't

Modern Family, The Ellen Show

Our favorite moments of the TV week:

12. Hardest-to-Root-For Good Guy: On Boardwalk Empire, agent Van Alden's creepy crush on Margaret Schroeder takes on a quasi-religious bent this week. As the pious prohibitionist looks longingly at a file photo of Margaret, he flogs himself with a leather belt. A topography of scars on his back reveals that this isn't the first time he's had to punish himself for impure thoughts.

11. Most Recycled Storyline:  Kevin and Scotty, Brothers & Sisters' most beloved and functional couple, are dealt a... read more

Cheers & Jeers: Hail to the Comedian-in-Chief!

The Daily Show

Cheers to Jon Stewart for his truly fair and balanced interview with President Barack Obama on The Daily Show.

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In his first sitdown with a current Chief Exec, Stewart walked a fine line between respect and irreverence — and never lost sight of the Comedy in Comedy Central, even though the Prez was not in a jokey mood. Dispensing with any opening shtick, he brought Obama out immediately and let the show run several minutes longer than usual (to the dismay of some DVR users). Stewart was critical of the President and his party... read more

Jon Stewart Puts Obama in the Hot Seat During Daily Show Interview

Obama on the Daily Show

 Jon Stewart certainly didn't toss President Barack Obama a bunch of softball questions on The Daily Show.

President Obama to appear on Mythbusters

During the 30-minute sit-down Wednesday night, Stewart asked the president ... read more

Obama Appearing on Daily Show

President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama will appear on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart next week ahead of the midterm elections and Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity.

Obama will tape his appearance on Oct. 27, three days before Stewart's rally on the National Mall, White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said. The president has previously ...
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Matt's TV Week in Review

Michael Shannon

Let's get this week's highlight reel started on a positive note.

TEARJERKER OF THE WEEK: Kurt Hummel plaintively singing "I Want to Hold Your Hand" on Glee as we relive home movies in his mind, showing bonding moments with his (now comatose) dad Burt, including a tea party where the little boy playing Young Kurt is an uncanny dead ringer. A catch in his voice, a lump in our collective throats, a Kleenex run at the commercial break. Chris Colfer's sensitive yet tough performance as a boy sticking by his non-beliefs during a trying time is the highlight of "Grilled Cheesus," a tricky, affecting exploration of faith, religion, friendship and family. Amber James' soaring renditions of "I Look to You" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water" (the latter backed up by a church choir) also top this week's Glee Hit Parade, and or course Rachel turns to Yentl for inspiration. Even a friend's dad's coma can't rain on her Streisand parade. We also learn Sue has turned from God because of the cruelties visited upon her beloved sister, and Emma shows uncommon wisdom as she opens Finn's eyes to the folly of praying to a sandwich. The best Glee episode in quite a while, reminding us why we stick with this show even when the notes sometimes seem sour.

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God got quite a workout this week on some of TV's best comedies... read more

Rick Sanchez Apologizes on GMA: "I Have to Stand Up and Be Responsible"

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez says he screwed up.

"It was wrong for me to be so careless and so inartful, but it happened and now, I have to stand up and be responsible for it, just like I teach my kids," the former CNN anchor told ABC's Good Morning America during his first television interview since he was fired.

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Top Moments: Rethinking Kanye West, the Beatles and The Event

Kanye West, Glee

Television made us rethink what we thought to be true this week. The Event told us that dead people were alive. The Good Wife reintroduced a sex scandal we long thought over. Mad Men's Joan crushed our dreams of seeing her couple up with Roger Sterling. Glee's Chris Colfer reimagined the Beatles. And an artful performance by Kanye West allowed us to reconsider Saturday Night Live as a venue for progressive musical happenings. Welcome to Top Moments: Up Is Down Edition.

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Rick Sanchez Publicly Apologizes for "Inartful" Comments

Rick Sanchez

Rick Sanchez issued a public apology Wednesday, calling his comments about Jon Stewart "inartful" and "mangled," according to a statement obtained by Variety.

In the statement, the 52-year-old said he had a... read more

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