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Ratings: Simpsons Dominates; Good Wife, Mentalist Down

Judd Apatow

The Simpsons topped Sunday with a huge boost from football.

Coming off the final wild card game between the 49ers and Packers, The Simpsons drew 12 million viewers and a 5.2 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, surging...
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VIDEO: Downton Abbey's Lady Mary Fights Crime Politely in TNT Spoof

Michelle Dockery, Michael Chiklis

If you've ever wondered what would happen if TNT produced a Downton Abbey/Shield crossover procedural, then you probably made this Funny or Die video, because seriously: Who thought of this?

In the delightfully bizarre spoof, Michelle Dockery struggles to leave Lady Mary behind in her new role as Det. Connie Tough, the toughest lady on Chicago's police force. Whether she's donning opera gloves to examine a body or staring at her new black partner with horror, Dockery doesn't hesitate to poke fun at the show that made her famous. All while Michael Chiklis looks on in shock and horror.

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TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time

The Sopranos

So many golden ages, so much brilliance from which to choose. In culling from the "60 Greatest" lists we've compiled during our 60th-anniversary year, we shook things up, blending drama, comedy and other genres to salute the shows with the biggest cultural impact and most enduring influence. What will the next 60 years bring? We can't wait to find out... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010

The Simpsons

The Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special: In 3D! On Ice!
8:30/7:30c Fox
Director Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) is the ringmaster for this celebration of two decades of America's first family of animated dysfunction, featuring comments from auteur Matt Groening; executive producer James L. Brooks; writers Conan O'Brien, David Cross and Dana Gould; and voice artists Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner, Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith. Also weighing in are pop-culture icons John Waters, Sting, Jimmy Kimmel, Moby, Jerry Springer and Dr. Ruth.

Read on for previews of Chuck, Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, Big Love and Masterpiece Classic. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List for Sunday, March 29, 2009

No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
8 pm/ET HBO
Never underestimate a woman's intuition. An ebullient Jill Scott stars as Precious Ramotswe, a woman who opens the titular agency after her father dies. In the breezy, two-hour premiere episode — which was written by Richard Curtis (Bridget Jones, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and the late Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) and directed by Minghella — Precious sets up shop and investigates all sorts of female-centric malfeasance. The postcard-pretty series, based on the best-selling novels by Alexander McCall Smith, was filmed entirely on location in Botswana. A nearly unrecognizable Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls) costars as Precious' odd assistant.

Read on for previews of Amazing Race 14, United States of Tara, Masterpiece Classic and The Simpsons. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List for Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009

Teri Hatcher, Desperate Housewives

Daytona 500
2 pm/ET FOX
Gentlemen, start your season. The struggling economy forced a few race teams to trim cars or merge, but the starting field is still 43-drivers strong for the 51st Great American Race in Daytona Beach. After Florida governor Charlie Crist gives the starting command, look for usual suspects like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and three-time series champ Jimmie Johnson near the front. Sentimental fans may prefer to follow veterans Mark Martin (now in the No. 5 car) and Tony Stewart (now in No. 14) as they debut new rides while chasing their long-sought first trip to NASCAR's ultimate Victory Lane.

Read on for previews of Amazing Race 14, Desperate Housewives, Eastbound & Down and Masterpiece Classic. read more

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Premise: A dramatic anthology featuring works by American writers such as Langston Hughes, Thornton Wilder and Willa Cather; and Puerto Rican migrant Esmeralda Santiago, whose memoirs `Almost a Woman' earned the series a Peabody Award in 2003. The occasionally airing series was spun off from `Masterpiece Theatre.'

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