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<p>&quot;From Dusk Till Dawn&quot;</p>

"From Dusk Till Dawn"

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El Rey Network renews 'From Dusk Till Dawn' early

Robert Rodriguez series gets 13 more episodes of mayhem

In what will likely be the least surprising piece of news today, El Rey Network has announced that "From Dusk Till Dawn" has been renewed for a second season.

What? You thought that the flagship series for El Rey Network, a series created by the network's founder, wasn't going to be picked up? Duh.

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"Hoarding: Buried Alive"

"Hoarding: Buried Alive"

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Identical twin packrats live in filth on 'Hoarding: Buried Alive'

Lorrin and Orin share a passion for junk

Identical twins Orin and Lorrin share so much -- the same sullen expression, the same penchant for plaid and, yes, the same squalid living quarters. In this clip from the latest episode of "Hoarding: Buried Alive" (Wed. March 26 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC), Orin and Lorrin get a visit from their landlord and a contractor to assess the mess. What they see? Floor to ceiling squalor and roaches. Lots of roaches. 

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'NCIS' ratings go up for New Orleans-based spinoff episode

“NCIS” ratings go up for New Orleans-based spinoff episode
Last night’s episode with Scott Bakula saw a rise of 4%. PLUS: “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” up with its season finale.

Oprah going on tour
She’s taking her pals Deepak Chopra, Elizabeth Gilbert, Rob Bell and Iyanla Vanzant on an eight-city weekend tour to bring "empowerment, resilience and authenticity.”

Josh Charles called “Parks and Rec’s” Retta to console her
"After watching my tweets he called to say he was concerned,” she says. "He basically trying to console me cuz he knew I was a wreck.”

Mindy Kaling responds to complaints that she’s only dating white guys on “Mindy Project”
“Do people really wonder on other shows if female leads are dating multicultural people?” she asked at Paleyfest. "Like I owe it to every race and minority and beleaguered person. I have to become the United Nations of shows?”

Is HBO trying to take down “House of Cards” with its “True Detective” Emmy decision?
The Netflix series had emerged as a critical favorite, which may have prompted HBO to put “True Detective” in the drama series category, instead of miniseries.

Chloe Sevigny’s “Those Who Kill” will air on Lifetime Movie Network
A&E had pulled the serial killer drama two weeks ago.

Could a “Community” movie actually happen?
There’s been increasing talk of putting the NBC comedy on the big screen — after Season 6.

El Rey Network renews “From Dusk Till Dawn”
The Season 2 pickup comes two weeks into its Season 1 run.

NBC acquires “Taxi Brooklyn” starring Chyler Leigh and Jennifer Esposito
The series from Luc Besson is based on the director’s “Taxi” film franchise.

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” co-creator talks about the big season finale
"This just seemed like a good way to throw a wrench into the precinct dynamics for a while -- how much of his assignment we will or won't work into S2 remains to be seen,” says Michael Schur. PLUS: That’s how to do a sitcom season finale, the finale proved how great it’s become and it set up Season 2 for a strong start.

Jimmy Kimmel asks kids to reveal the naughtiest words they know
Just how dirty did it get?

E!’s new slate includes “Botched,” “Christina Milian,” “Gucci” and “The Receipt”
“Pretty Young Things,” “Lance Bass Wedding” and “Spin Out” are also coming to E!

Jayma Mays doesn’t expect to return to “Glee”
"It is probably (the end) for me, for my character, but I'm not sure about the show itself,” she tells Chelsea Handler.

“Bachelorette” Ashley Hebert is pregnant
She and J.P. Rosenbaum are expecting their first child.

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<p>Let the good times roll!</p>

Let the good times roll!

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TV Ratings: Rising 'NCIS' leads CBS past slipping 'Voice' and NBC on Tuesday

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' finale builds on 'New Girl'

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

CBS got week-to-week bumps for "NCIS," "NCIS: Los Angeles" and "Person of Interest" to expand its normal overall advantage on Tuesday and also capitalized on a dip for "The Voice" (and a "Chicago Fire" repeat) to win the night among young viewers as well.

The dip for "The Voice" wasn't severe and it mirrors the show's usual post-Chairs drop, while both "About a Boy" and "Growing Up Fisher" continued to be reasonably stable for NBC. So mostly it was the "Chicago Fire" repeat that dropped NBC out of first for the night in the key demo.

Among other Tuesday notables, "Glee" held onto most of last week's gains, while the season finale for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" improved on "New Girl" in most key measures.

On to the numbers...

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<p>Christopher Meloni plays Connor Buckley&#39;s eponymous father in &quot;Surviving Jack.&quot;</p>

Christopher Meloni plays Connor Buckley's eponymous father in "Surviving Jack."

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'Surviving Jack' star Christopher Meloni looks back on 'SVU,' 'Oz' & more

A varied career where he's played cops, killers and perverted chefs, and now a FOX sitcom

Christopher Meloni has had the kind of varied, almost schizophrenic, and very vivid acting career in which the first thing you see him in would likely color your perceptions of him for years to come. I first encountered him in the sixth season of “1st & Ten,” a raunchy ‘80s HBO comedy about a pro football team whose cast at various points included Delta Burke, Shannon Tweed, O.J. Simpson and, for a season — as an ex-con quarterback calling himself Johnny Gunn — a young Meloni. (Here’s the opening credits for that season.) As a result of that and a few other sitcom roles immediately after, I thought of him as a comedy guy and was thrown when he would pop up playing intense dramatic roles in the ‘90s on shows like “NYPD Blue,” “Homicide” and, for a long and memorable stretch, “Oz,” HBO’s first original dramatic series, in which Meloni played charismatic sexual predator Chris Keller.

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"The Real Housewives of New York City"

"The Real Housewives of New York City"

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'Real Housewives of New York City': Was Kristen being fair?

Carole and Aviva aren't done battling yet

So, Carole and Aviva are still fighting about who wrote what, the difference between ghost writers and real writers, and whose feelings have been more grievously hurt. Unfortunately, it all devolves into the other housewives pitying poor, childless Carole, who doesn't have anything else in the world except her poor little computer. I'm not sure how Carole standing up for herself and defending her career became all about her being one step removed from being a crazy lady with cats, but fine. If it makes Sonja and Ramona feel better to pity Carole, let them have their delusions.

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<p>Michael Rapaport and Timothy Olyphant in &quot;Justified.&quot;</p>

Michael Rapaport and Timothy Olyphant in "Justified."

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Review: 'Justified' - 'The Toll'

The marshals go on a manhunt, and Boyd takes an interest in cigarettes

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as this hotel takes the non-smoking policy pretty seriously...

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<p>Angelina Jolie waves to the crowd after being introduced at CinemaCon 2014.</p>

Angelina Jolie waves to the crowd after being introduced at CinemaCon 2014.

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Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken' is the Oscars 2015 player we thought it would be

Nation's theater owners get a pitch on a Christmas release

LAS VEGAS - Every year the major studios present their upcoming slate to the nation's theater owners at CinemaCon (formerly ShoWest). It's commonplace for a studio head to bring out a few famous faces to drive home the point that they should get behind a particular movie or two. Tuesday morning, Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, had only one movie star waiting in the wings and it was a big one: Angelina Jolie.

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Can Matthew McConaughey defeat Bryan Cranston for Emmy’s best dramatic actor?

Can Matthew McConaughey defeat Bryan Cranston for Emmy’s best dramatic actor?
Now that “True Detective” is competing in the drama categories, rather than the miniseries categories, "McConaughey could be the irresistible force that dislodges the immovable object of Bryan Cranston,” says James Poniewozik. After last year’s final batch of eight “Breaking Bad” episodes, Cranston looked like a sure thing to win the Emmy in 2014. Not anymore.

Why “The Good Wife” twist was so devastating
"Now fans know that what they have been waiting for will never happen,” writes Delia Ephron. PLUS: The whole plot seemed very Deus Ex Machina.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” is considered a coup for Jimmy Fallon
Schwarzenegger was up for grabs as a guest after being loyal to Jay Leno for years. And he chose Fallon over Kimmel, despite being a Californian.

Why are network reality TV shows losing viewers?
“American Idol,” “Dancing with the Stars” and even “The Voice” are down. In fact, the only network reality competition that’s up this year is “Shark Tank.”

“Sons of Anarchy” bringing back the Grim Bastards motorcycle club
Michael Beach will reprise his Season 7 role as club leader T.O. Cross.

“HIMYM’s” prop master recalls the show’s most memorable props, including the yellow umbrella
Propmaster David Baker worked on every episode, except the pilot.

Did “Scandal” help get Alfre Woodard cast as U.S. president on “State of Affairs”?
In casting Woodard in the Katherine Heigl CIA drama, NBC may seen the role as being another powerful black woman.

Why “Glee” is worth watching again
The Fox comedy has rediscovered its sense of humor — and how to correctly use music.

“Shameless” is not a comedy — it’s a “really depressing drama”
The TV Academy allowing the Showtime drama to switch Emmy categories is like cheating, says Tim Goodman.

Coming to Discovery: “The Pigman of Texas”
Wild-hog wrangler Brian “Pigman” Quaca will star in a reality show in which he helps control Texas’ wild-boar population.

How Bill Nye went from sketch comedian to “The Science Guy”
Here Nye presents his origin story.

“New Girl” stars reunite on the big screen in “Let’s Be Cops”
Check out the trailer starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr., plus “The Vampire Diaries’” Nina Dobrev.

“Girls” Season 3 finale proved it had been saying something all along
Season 3 was the year “Girls” got real and faced the hard reality of life. PLUS: “Girls” had trouble knowing what to do with its cast and big-name guest-stars.

PBS presents the 5-hour “Story of the Jews”
Historian Simon Schama says he violated “all the historian’s rules about distance and objectivity” for his documentary, which was originally shown in Britain last year. He says he wanted to look at the history of Jews in light of present events.

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<p>In the &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine&quot; season finale, Santiago (Melissa Fumero) helps Jake (Andy Samberg) argue a point with the captain.</p>

In the "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" season finale, Santiago (Melissa Fumero) helps Jake (Andy Samberg) argue a point with the captain.

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Season finale review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Charges and Specs'

Peralta's job is in jeopardy, while Boyle gets low after a break-up

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just concluded a pretty terrific first season. I did a long interview with Mike Schur about the evolution of the show and some of the plots set up in the finale, and I have a few thoughts on the episode itself coming up just as soon as I have reliable tittle-tattle...

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<p>Andre Braugher in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Andre Braugher in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' co-creator Mike Schur looks back on season 1

How 'chunks of dough' were molded into one of TV's best comedies

Back in the summer, I sat down with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" creators Dan Goor and Mike Schur to talk about the creative challenges that come with the launch of any new comedy. In particular, we discussed — based on their experience on "Parks and Recreation," and Schur's on "The Office" — the process of fine-tuning characters from the broad sketches they are in a pilot to ones who best match the actors who play them, and best fit into the larger world.

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<p>Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson in &quot;New Girl.&quot;</p>

Zooey Deschanel and Jake Johnson in "New Girl."

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Mars Landing'

A hard night of True American leads to some tough truths for Jess and Nick the morning after

A review of tonight's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as I take the thing that looks like a meth lab and put it in the thing that looks like a pipe bomb...

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