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Roush Review: Game On for Lights Out

Holt McCallany

With Lights Out, a gripping new series about a middle-aged boxer who may not be as washed-up as he seems, FX continues to redefine the notion of a TV hero. Far from a Rocky road to redemption, with the forced uplift that implies, Lights Out goes much darker, so much so that at times you may feel you need a flashlight to watch.

If it weren't for bad luck, there would be no series. At least that's the impression you get upon first meeting Patrick "Lights" Leary, a former heavyweight champ who's been out of the ring for five years at the urging of his wife. (We first see him suffering the effects of a concussion, face pounded like ground meat ...
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Watercooler: Rats! The Tail-End of Hoarders' Season

Hoarders

Only people dead inside could watch Hoarders and simply say, "they crazy!" Sure, there's insanity on parade, but by the end of most episodes, after all the human excrement has been shoveled away, there's usually nothing left but sympathy. For the sufferers. For their families. And especially ...
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Off the Map's Jason George Previews His Bad-Boy Character

Jason George

The relationship between Grey's Anatomy's Dr. Miranda Bailey and Dr. Ben Warren may not have worked out, but there's a good reason: actor Jason George is moving on to play another doctor, this time on ABC's Off the Map (also produced by Grey's Shonda Rimes), premiering January 12.

"I would love to [return to Grey's], but I can easily see where the network and Shonda may have problems with that," George told TV Guide Magazine at the ABC TCA party on January 10. "With this show launching as big as it's launching right now, it's easiest to just have my face associated ...
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The Biz: Press Tour Day One: ABC

Christiane Amanpour

The new president of ABC News is ready to shake up This Week with Christiane Amanpour.

Ben Sherwood, who took over the reins of ABC News from David Westin last month, said Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour that he wants to focus "on making the best possible program for Christiane and her many strengths... This Week can do more to showcase Christiane's prodigious talents in another way for viewers and that's what we're going to be doing."

While ABC replaced This Week anchor George Stephanopoulos with an established star in the former CNN foreign correspondent, ratings have been in decline. There has also been talk that Amanpour wants to move the show from Washington, D.C. to New York where ...
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TLC Source: No Plans to Continue Sarah Palin's Alaska

Sarah Palin, Kate Gosselin

Did Sarah Palin ask for $1 million an episode to do a second season of her ratings-rich Sarah Palin's Alaska? Did the former governor and Vice Presidential candidate reject TLC's offer of another season? Or did TLC pull the plug for political reasons, worried about the practicality of running a second season with a (possible) presidential candidate? The answer: none of the above.

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Fringe First Look: Doc Bishop Meets Doc Brown

Fringe

Now this is how you remind people that you've moved nights! Friday, January 21 at 9/8c, the relocated Fringe finally returns to our present with the greatly anticipated appearance by Back to the Future's Christopher Lloyd.

Guest starring as Walter's musical hero, the man we'll always love as Doc Brown will not just be playing the keys, but also play a key role in the week's wacko case. In addition, we're hearing ... read more

Lie to Me's Cal Flies Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Lie to Me

Two lies don't make a truth, but the two new back-to-back episodes of Lie to Me airing tonight are honest fun. In the first, Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) investigates a mental hospital that may be holding a patient against his will and promptly begins to lose his own mind after he's mysteriously medicated. "Cal starts to descend into madness," says exec producer Alex Cary. "He's quite aware of ... read more

Family Winter Preview

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Jake and the Never Land Pirates (Series premiere in February, Disney Channel)
Yo, ho, ho! It's a pirate's life for David Arquette, who voices a parrot named Skully in this new animated preschool show about a crew of kid buccaneers and their adventures outwitting the legendary Captain Hook. ...

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Watercooler: What is Desperate Housewives Up To?

Marcia Cross

Ok, last night's Desperate Housewives went somewhere wonky right at the end and we need to figure this out together, people. No, I'm not talking about how the hour wasn't completely idiotic (as it's wont to be most weeks), I'm talking about the gun bit.

It all started when Bree invited ... read more

Ashley Benson's Pretty Little Secret

Ashley Benson

How fitting that a character we first met while she was shoplifting has stolen our hearts. As the former fatty-turned-trim troublemaker Hanna Marin on ABC Family's addictive hit Pretty Little Liars, 21-year-old Ashley Benson is bringing a killer combo of humor and humanity to a role that could have been a cookie-cutter clone of all the Queen Bee teens who've come before. ...   

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