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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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Top Videos: True Detective Yellow King Theory and a Black Mad Men?!

Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson

This week, True Detective fans speculated about how the HBO show would wrap up its first season and how the repeated references to the "Yellow King" would fit in — and a new videomakes a pretty convincing argument. After John Travolta butchered her name at the Oscars,Idina Menzel went on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform her Academy Award-winning song "Let It Go." Lena Dunham and Kate McKinnon teamed up for a series of promos about Dunham's upcoming gig hosting Saturday Night Live, while SNL cast memberSasheer Zamata was featured in the first episode of new web series Black Mad Men. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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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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Weekend Review: TCM Goes to the Oscars, Sherlock's "Last Vow"

Decorative statue at the 2013 Governors Awards

"It's a room full of excitement. It's a room full of sweat," recalls Ellen Burstyn, who won her Oscar in 1975 for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. "It's your bar mitzvah times a million," says director-writer Jason Reitman, a four-time nominee (Up in the Air, Juno) who remembers getting over his loss with a post-show visit to In-N-Out Burger. (My kind of guy.) "It's a bit like being in a car crash. Everything slows down, everything goes into slow motion," Helen Mirren reflects on the moment her name was read when she won in 2007 for The Queen.

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Top Moments: HIMYM's Mother of a Performance and Jimmy's Full House

Josh Radnor and Cristin Milioti

Our top moments of the week:

11. Best Reveal: Leslie and Ann are forced to find a celebrity spokesperson for Sweetums' latest sports drink on Parks and Recreation so that they can break ground on the park project that spawned their friendship. After their top pick turns them down, Ann is able to work her charm with local news personality Perd Hapley and convinces him to forget about his journalistic integrity for "old time's sake." Leslie quickly realizes that Ann and Perd have a romantic history. As Ann explains, it was just drinks while she was exploring her freedom as a single woman a few years back. "And at the end, he said, 'I am going to kiss you now by putting my mouth on... read more

Top Moments: American Horror Story Axes One of Its Own, and Mindy and Danny Finally Take Off

Mindy Kaling, Chris Messina

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14. Dead Sexy Award: Boyd's story just keeps getting twist-ier on Justified. In order to get out of his latest beef with Paxton, Boyd convinces Sheriff Mooney to switch sides in the battle and tells Paxton he had indeed murdered Boyd. But in order to pull off the scheme, Mara suggests Paxton will need to see a dead body — or at least part of one. Ultimately, the pair decides — after upping the sexual tension by taking a guided tour of the tattoos on Boyd's naked torso — to re-create Boyd's ink on one of the body parts in Paxton's own morgue as a stand-in. Ironically, if prison-bound Ava knew about Boyd and Mara's sexy stand-off in the bar, Boyd might already be a... read more

Weekend TV Review: PBS's Sherlock, HBO's Looking, Ick Factor in Flowers

Benedict Cumberbatch

Three episodes are never enough to satisfy our appetite for the dazzling BBC/Masterpiece Mystery! version of Sherlock, which thanks to its stars' busy movie careers, made us wait two long years for the latest trilogy of 90-minute delights. Was it worth the wait? The answer is (to borrow the title of TV's other enjoyable contemporary Holmes series) elementary: Did you ever doubt it?

"You love it, being Sherlock Holmes," reaffirms the long-suffering Dr. John Watson (the delightful Martin Freeman) to his exasperating mate (an electrifying Benedict Cumberbatch), who returns to the spotlight in Sunday's playfully... read more

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