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<p>The Gallagher clan from &quot;Shameless&quot;&nbsp;will be around at least one more season.</p>

The Gallagher clan from "Shameless" will be around at least one more season.

Credit: Showtime

Showtime renews 'Shameless' & 'House of Lies'

With 'Episodes' already renewed, current Sunday lineup returns intact next year

From the Department of Unsurprising But Still Welcome News: Showtime has renewed "Shameless" for a fifth season, along with the less exciting but non-terrible news of a "House of Lies" renewal. With "Episodes" already renewed a while back, that means the entire current Sunday lineup will return in 2015.

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Showtime renews "Shameless" and "House of Lies"


Showtime renews "Shameless" and "House of Lies"

They'll be back for a 5th and 4th season, respectively.


VH1 to show "Naked Dating"
Each episode will feature a man and a woman dating, as they each date two naked suitors. The reality show will be filmed in an exotic locale and edited "according to network standards."


Joe Biden will appear on "The View"

The vice president will make his 4th appearance Tuesday, the morning after appearing on the debut of "Late Night with Seth Meyers."


Elaine Stritch drops the F-bomb on "Today"

Watch the 89-year-old say the F-word in front of Hoda and Kathie Lee.

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<p>USA's 2-man bobsled team took the bronze</p>

USA's 2-man bobsled team took the bronze

Credit: AP

TV Ratings: Olympics leads Monday, 'Star-Crossed' launches OK and low 'Castle' drops 'Intelligence'

'The Following' and 'Almost Human' are steady for FOX
Fast National ratings for Monday, February 17, 2014.
 
With bobsledding and the finals for ice-dancing, NBC's Monday Olympics coverage was up from recent nights and dominated primetime in all measures.
 
For some reason, each of the networks decided to put up a fight on Monday, which featured plenty of new programming, including one series premiere.
 
That premiere, The CW's "Star-Crossed," wasn't huge, but it improved a hair on recent "Hart of Dixie" audiences, which is probably all The CW could have expected going against the Olympics.
 
Also oddly, after taking last week off against the Olympics, a new "Castle" returned to ABC and drew lowish numbers, but also took a bite out of the audience for CBS' only new show of the night, "Intelligence."
 
Finally, FOX's dramas were consistent with last week's numbers. "The Following" was up a tiny bit in total viewers, while "Almost Human" was up a whopping 0.1 in the key demo.
 
On to the ratings...
 
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Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' debut ties Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" launch


Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut ties Conan O'Brien's "Tonight" launch
Early numbers show Fallon's 11:35 debut was up from Jay Leno's 2nd "Tonight Show" launch in 2010. PLUS: Once banned by Johnny Carson, Joan Rivers returned to "Tonight" for the first time in more than 25 years.

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<p>Matthew McConaughey in &quot;Dallas Buyers Club.&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey in "Dallas Buyers Club."

Credit: Focus Features

Roundup: Is Matthew McConaughey this year's Julia Roberts?

Also: Daniel Day-Lewis to present at Oscars, and Steve McQueen's UN date

Matthew Eng makes the case for this year's Best Actor race boasting several parallels with the Best Actress race of 2000, likening Matthew McConaughey's Ron Woodroof to Julia Roberts' Erin Brockovich: Roberts and McConaughey’s performances force us to rethink the performer him/herself and to firmly reconsider their reliable if occasionally misguided talents, right at the moment when everyone began to wonder if that was all there is ... Much like McConaughey, Roberts’ nomination initially seems like a longtime celebrity going through the standard biopic motions [but both are] stellar, indelible examples of two time-tested and admittedly type-cast stars giving peak performances by using the vitality of their respective star personas." [The Film Experience]

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<p>Was Walter White from &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;a hero or a villain?</p>

Was Walter White from "Breaking Bad" a hero or a villain?

Credit: AMC

Heroes vs. Villains: Where does 'Breaking Bad's' Walter White fall?

Should Heisenberg count as a good guy forced to do bad things, or TV's worst monster?

The NCAA basketball tournaments are less than a month away. Because it's obviously never been done before, HitFix is going to host its own tournament, but this battle won't take place between teams on Tobacco Road. We've got something more exciting in mind.  In our competition, the greatest Heroes from the worlds of television and movies will face off versus the greatest Villains. 

The committee is currently mulling over the brackets, but we need your help.  There are six characters who some would consider anti-heroes, but we know then need to part of the battle royale. Do they fall in the Heroes bracket or the Villains bracket?

You decide.  You have 48 hours. Choose wisely.

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Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show debut packed with A-listers


Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" debut packed with A-listers

Watch a whole bunch of big names pay off Jimmy's $100 bet. PLUS: Will Smith & Jimmy present the Evolution of Hip-Hop Dancing, and Spike Lee directed the new "Tonight Show" opening.


Watch the "HIMYM" cast's complete Letterman Top 10
The Top 10 surprises from the final episode.

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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

Credit: Bravo

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Is everyone turning on Lisa?

Carlton may still be mad at Kyle, but everyone else is angry with Lisa

I understand why Lisa isn't everyone's cup of tea. Sometimes she sticks her nose where it isn't wanted (hey, that's how you stay on a reality TV show, people). She freezes out anyone she feels has wronged her (sorry, Kyle). But she's usually the one woman on the show who's able to step back, arch an eyebrow at the silliness of it all, and say something pithy about it. That counts for a lot given how many of these crazy ladies seem to think their tempests in teapots are real world problems. You didn't come to my expensive party! The sky is falling, the sky is falling! Is that a poor person? Eww!

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"The Bachelor"

 "The Bachelor" 

Credit: ABC

'The Bachelor' recap: Did someone break Juan Pablo's heart?

Squabbling breaks out between two of the women, too

While I completely understand why so many people hated Sharleen, I have to admit I had a soft spot for her. Even though she seemed unduly tortured by the prospect of having a fling with a hot guy on national television (pfft, Sharleen, hardly anyone gets married after "The Bachelor"), I had to admire her ability to keep a clear head in the face of mental manipulation and her own primal instinct to fight for what appear to be limited resources (as in, Juan Pablo). She was attracted to him. She couldn't stop kissing him. But in the end, she knew she wanted something more.

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<p>Emily Browning seems to have survived the indignities of 'Pompeii' intact somehow</p>

Emily Browning seems to have survived the indignities of 'Pompeii' intact somehow

Credit: HitFix

Emily Browning on the misery of shooting 'Pompeii'

Plus watch how she reacts when we talk about Kiefer Sutherland

The first time I met Emily Browning was in an alley behind the original Alamo Drafthouse. She was sixteen at the time, playing younger for "Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events," and I was about to do a Q&A onstage at Butt-Numb-A-Thon with her and her co-star Liam Aiken. The two of them seemed a little bit overwhelmed from the trip in with the Paramount reps, and I think they were just about to kick off the international publicity jaunt for the film, something that was a different level of intensity that either of them had experienced before. We spent about ten minutes talking before we walked up the back stairs and onto the stage of the Drafthouse, and they both ended up doing great.

Browning was a seasoned pro by that point, though. She's been working in front of the camera since she was nine or ten years old on TV and in movies, and "Snicket" was the movie that was supposed to launch her to a new level of awareness. The film wasn't a monster hit, though, even with Paramount and Dreamworks pushing to try to make it into a "Harry Potter" style event. When I was chatting with her off-camera at the recent press day for Paul Anderson's "Pompeii," in which she plays the romantic lead opposite Kit Harrington, we talked about how they pretty much had to make the call the split second the first film came out to decide if they would make the rest of the books into films or not. Like "Potter," they would have had to shoot quickly to make sure the kids didn't age out of the series completely before they wrapped it up. It might have helped that they condensed three books from the series into that first film, but Brad Silberling's very stylized take on the books just didn't click with the mainstream, and it ended up being one of the one-and-done potential franchises that often happen.

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<p>Blake Shelton and Shakira</p>

Blake Shelton and Shakira

Blake Shelton records country duet with fellow 'Voice' mentor Shakira

Latin singer reveals more details about the song

Just as he did with fellow “The Voice” mentor, Christina Aguilera, Blake Shelton has recorded a duet with Shakira.

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<p>Marvel's starting to rev up the hype for their big summer gamble, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'</p>

Marvel's starting to rev up the hype for their big summer gamble, 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'

Credit: Marvel Studios

Star-Lord and his spaceship are front and center in new 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' images

This is just the warm-up for this week's new trailer

The ultimate public reaction to "Guardians Of The Galaxy" has been the subject of no small amount of chatter in the HitFix offices, and at this point, it's safe to say I am in the "it's going to sneak up on people and be a huge event" camp.

Sure, it helps that I've been to the set and I've talked to the people who made it and I have a bunch of stuff I can't share yet that has me feeling this way.

But beyond that, I think the stuff Marvel has shared with the public so far has been really appealing, and this is still just the tip of the iceberg. Just a little while ago, USA TODAY put up their exclusive sneak peek piece, a precursor to this week's official release of the trailer, and all three of the images they put up are, in my opinion, very exciting.

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