The Killing

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Critic's Notebook: The Emmy Nominations

Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler

The Emmy voters are nothing if not creatures of habit, so in a year of very few new breakout hits, it's no surprise that the surprises are far and few between. (For a list of top nominees, go here.)

But there were some doozies — the most startling being the snub for The Closer's Kyra Sedgwick, last year's unexpected winner for drama actress. As the TNT hit enters the beginning of its final stretch, Sedgwick was knocked out by new arrivals Mireille Enos, the haunting star of AMC's controversial The Killing, and Oscar winner Kathy Bates, who carries NBC's quirky sleeper success Harry's Law. (Frontrunner in the drama actress race is unquestionably The Good Wife's Julianna Margulies, as the CBS critics' darling boasts nine nominations, towering above all other network dramas, trailing only HBO behemoths Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones).

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Mad Men, Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire Dominate Emmy Nominations

Steve Buscemi, Kyle Chandler

Mad Men topped the prime-time Emmy nominations Thursday with 19, while new faces and the long overlooked Friday Night Lights finally broke ...
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Parks and Recreation Scoop: Ron's Facial Hair, Tammy 1, Leslie's Big Decision and More!

Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation

Will Leslie choose her career or love? Has Tom left City Hall for good? Will Ron's eyebrows ever grow back? Last season's finale of Parks and Recreation was packed with more cliff-hangers than a whole season of The Killing!

Parks and Recreation finale: Will Ben and Leslie heat things up? And where's Tom going?

Executive producer Mike Schur says the good news is that for the past month, he and the show's writing staff have been coming up with answers — and he was only too willing to share! The bad news is read more

Real-Life Shark Jumping Reminds Us to Ask: Which of Your Favorite Shows, You Know, This Season?

Hugh Laurie

Around here, usually we talk about "shark jumping" in the context of a TV show that's past its prime, but this weekend a very surprised Panama City, Fla., surfer experienced the opposite when a 4-foot-long spinner shark jumped over him. Check out the video:

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Ask Matt: Killing Finale Fallout, Thrones, Glee Changes and More!

Mireille Enos

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Question: I am still mulling over the finale of The Killing. As expected, there are a lot of people who hate it but I am not one of them. I think it is pretty clear that Richmond was the killer and Linden and Holder caught him. Holder faking the photo does not mean Richmond is innocent. It means that Holder took a shortcut because he was convinced that Richmond was guilty. I thoroughly enjoyed the show — it was like watching a novel unfold. I do like mystery novels a lot and I am particularly fond of character-driven mysteries, which is what we had here. What I am upset about is that I have to wait so long for ...
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AMC Responds to The Killing Finale Backlash

The Killing

 AMC president and general manager Charlie Collier is finally speaking out about the backlash against the season finale of The Killing.

The show came under heavy criticism when, after 13 episodes, viewers were left without the answer to the series' most burning question: Who killed Rosie Larsen? Collier tells Entertainment Weekly that AMC was unprepared for the response to the finale, and wishes... read more

Emmys: TVGuide.com's Picks for Best Drama Series

The Walking Dead

Emmy ballots are due Friday! Voters have hours, really, to check off the names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 14. We here at TVGuide.com have a few picks in mind ourselves. Next up: our final dream ballot — for Best Drama Series:
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Critic's Notebook: A Tale of Two Finales

The Killing

One left us wanting more. The other left many of its followers feeling that they'd had enough. You could hardly have asked for a more marked contrast in the approach to a season finale than this weekend's first-season climaxes of HBO's magnificent Game of Thrones and AMC's flawed though often fascinating The Killing.

[Note: I'm catching up after an extended family-reunion getaway weekend that didn't lend itself to keeping up with TV, Twitter and all the rest. Summer can be like that.]

Having read the initial trilogy of... read more

The Killing's Mireille Enos on Finale: "I Thought It Was Awesome"

Mirielle Enos

Fans of The Killing's season finale are few and far in between, but star Mireille Enos is one of them.

"I thought it was awesome," Enos told TVLine. "I know there's lots of controversy about it, but I think a cliff-hanger is really smart storytelling. It means audiences will come back [for Season 2]."

The Killing postmortem: Showrunner Veena Sud on the finale's big twists and Season 2

Viewers and critics alike were outraged when, among other shocking turn ...
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Cheers & Jeers: The Killing's Billy Campbell in the Soup

Billy Campbell

Cheers to Billy Campbell for straddling the line between good and evil on The Killing.

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SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading now if you haven't watched last night's episode!

The veteran actor has long managed to toggle between playing heroes (The Rocketeer) and villains (J. Lo's abusive husband in Enough). But never before has he combined both admirable and abominable qualities in a single character more successfully than as Seattle mayoral candidate Darren Richmond on ...
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Premiered: April 03, 2011, on AMC
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Adaptation of a Danish-TV crime drama following investigations by homicide detectives in Seattle. The viewpoints include those of the police and suspects.

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