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<p>Neil DeGrasse Tyson in &quot;Cosmos.&quot;</p>

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in "Cosmos."

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Review: Seth MacFarlane & Neil DeGrasse Tyson bring 'Cosmos' back to life

A faithful, sincere, wonderful revival of the Carl Sagan classic

At this stage of his career, Seth MacFarlane is the proverbial 800 lb. gorilla at the FOX network. What kind of shows does he make, and where do they go? Given how valuable "Family Guy" is to the company bottom line (and how much money even something like "American Dad" has generated), anywhere he wants them.

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Comedy Central renews 'Kroll Show'

Comedy Central renews “Kroll Show”
Nick Kroll’s sketch comedy show will return for 3rd season.

ABC's “American Crime” lands Timothy Hutton, talking to Felicity Huffman
Hutton will play the father of the victim in the series about a racially charged murder. Huffman is in negotiations to play the female lead.

“How I Met Your Dad” casts the mom’s best friend: “Smash’s” Krysta Rodriguez
Rodriguez will play Greta Gerwig’s best friend, Sally, , “a sexy, flamboyant force of nature who runs the most successful fashion blog in the country.” PLUS: UK actor Rufus Sewell joins an ABC pilot.

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<p>Sad, cold pretty people on &quot;Survivor: Cagayan&quot;</p>

Sad, cold pretty people on "Survivor: Cagayan"

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Recap: 'Survivor: Cagayan' - 'Cops-R-Us'

It rains and everybody looks at their waterlogged hands for an hour

Pre-credit sequence. The Brains Tribe returns to camp. Spencer is disheartened that his alliance-mate, Garrett, managed to make himself so unappealing that they kept Crazypants J'Tia around over him. "I'm gonna have to resort to all kinds of crazy, creative ideas," Spencer says. "There was a lot of luck, a lot of Kass," admits J'Tia, who knows her tribe is a disaster. "I have no loyalties to Spencer," Tasha warns us, as she solidifies an All-Girl Alliance. "Garrett, he's fun to look at, but you don't want to play with him," Kass explains her swing vote. 

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<p>Keri Russell in &quot;The Americans.&quot;</p>

Keri Russell in "The Americans."

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Cardinal'

Philip and Elizabeth deal with the aftermath of the murders

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I suggest a dude ranch in Kentucky...

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<p>Lindsay Lohan</p>

Lindsay Lohan

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Lindsay Lohan lands '2 Broke Girls' guest spot

LiLo's OWN reality series premieres this weekend

Apparently craving a generous studio audience more than a good script, Lindsay Lohan has landed a guest role on CBS' "2 Broke Girls."

CBS announced on Wednesday (March 5) that Lohan will be appearing on the Monday, April 14 episode of Monday 8:30 comedy.

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Lindsay Lohan will help '2 Broke Girls' take over 'HIMYM’s' timeslot

Lindsay Lohan will help “2 Broke Girls” take over “HIMYM’s” timeslot
Lohan will guest on the April 14 episode as a woman who has trouble making decisions when she asks Max and Caroline to make her wedding cake.

CW’s “Reign” is puttng an uncensored, racier sex scene from this week's episode on the web
In what could be a network first, CW will present two versions of a sex scene, the racier one of which can be easily watched on the web.

Penelope Ann Miller signs up for ABC’s “American Crime”
She’ll co-star on the racial drama from the Oscar-winning writer of “12 Years a Slave.”

“True Detective”: How they came up with the title sequence
"Visually, we were inspired by photographic double exposures,” says Patrick Clair, creative director of the Elastic design studio. "Fragmented portraits, created by using human figures as windows into partial landscapes, served as a great way to show characters that are marginalised or internally divided.”

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<p>Oh, Cameron, what hast thou wrought?</p>

Oh, Cameron, what hast thou wrought?

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Quvenzhané Wallis and Cameron Diaz take a hard knock in 'Annie' trailer

The sun will hopefully still come out tomorrow

Listen, I wanted to be down with the new "Annie" remake. I like Quvenzhané Wallis -- who doesn't? I like Cameron Diaz, too -- especially in vampy, unhinged mode. (Say what you will about "The Counselor," but she's going for broke in it.) Casting her as Miss Hannigan made so little ostensible sense that you figured there had to be some secret, counter-intuitive payoff there. And director Will Gluck made "Easy A," so at least the man knows sparky. ("Friends With Benefits," not so much, but forgive, forget, etc.) And finally, nostalgists may wince, but John Huston's 1982 "Annie" is kind of a bloated, out-of-its-time relic -- there's ample room for improvement there.

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<p>The &quot;American Idol&quot; Top 12</p>

The "American Idol" Top 12

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Recap: 'American Idol' Season 13 - Top 12 Performances - Home Night

The Dirty Dozen sing songs that relate to the theme of "Home"

Last Thursday's "American Idol" results weren't entirely shocking. I'd predicted that Kristen O'Connor would be eliminated and, for several reasons, she was. However, it was a minor surprise to see all of the Bottom Three slots go to women, which suggests either a shift in talent from last season, or a shift in voting patterns. It's too early, though, to know if we should start worrying about all of the girls, or just the weaker ones.

Wednesday's theme is "Home," which should be roughly interchangeable from last week's theme, which involved songs that made a personal statement. After all, if your personal statement didn't say anything about where you come from, how personal could it have been?

We'll see how things go after the break!

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Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Credit: OWN

Does this first look at 'Lindsay' Lohan's new show say carwreck to you?

The actress doesn't seem to be back on track

If Oprah Winfrey has to sit you ass down to tell you to "cut the bullshit" (her words, not mine), you may want to listen. Of course, you may have wanted to take that advice before you agreed to be the focus of a reality TV show (in this case, more fittingly called a docudrama) for her network. But Lindsay Lohan apparently didn't get the memo, because this Sunday we get "Lindsay" (Sun. March 9 at 10:00 p.m. on OWN).

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Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC comedy pilot 'Feed Me'

Mary-Louise Parker to star in NBC comedy pilot “Feed Me”
She’ll play the matriarch of a dysfunctional family that runs a restaurant together.

Oscars cut Batkid
Miles Scott, the 5-year-old cancer survivor who got his own Batkid day in San Francisco, was flown with his family to L.A. for Sunday’s Academy Awards. But producers opted to cut his segment at the day of the ceremony.

“The Wire’s” David Simon: Martin Luther King Jr. HBO miniseries is a long ways away
Simon says he and his team already have another HBO miniseries, which will be announced soon, with greater priority.

JWoww teams with Howard Stern sidekicks for “Jersey Shore Massacre”
The “Jersey Shore” alum is executive producing a video on demand movie starring porn star Ron Jeremy, plus “The Howard Stern Show’s” Sal Governale, Richard Christy and Bigfoot.

“Entourage” movie spoiler: See Eric and Sloan
Kevin Connolly and Emmanuelle Chriqui were photographed filming today.

“The Little Couple” returns to a series high
About 3.9 million watched “Zoey Makes 4."

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<p>Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of &#39;Marvel&#39;s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.&#39;</p>

Bill Paxton is a welcome addition to the world of 'Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

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Bill Paxton guest stars as 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' returns with an important episode

Week by week, this show is getting weirder, and that makes us happy

That "previously on" montage did a nice job of reminding us exactly which of the story threads are going to be important tonight, the most immediate being Skye's gunshot injury in the final moments of the last episode we saw before they took the long mid-season break.

May's not much for Miranda rights, is she?

When they made the "big reveal" several episodes back about what had happened to Coulson in Tahiti, it felt anti-climactic. Basically, it seemed like the explanation was "When they needed to save Coulson, they just operated on him even more. They used more surgery." It was a nonsensical image. But as soon as Coulson started to mention the idea of taking Skye to see the same medical team that worked on him, it became clear that they aren't done giving us the details of Tahiti, and I realized I was genuinely curious to see how they would fill in more information, and whether it would help me accept the explanation more.

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<p>Lady Antebellum</p>

Lady Antebellum


Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum to headline Watershed Fest

Eli Young Band, Kip Moore, Jake Owen also on the August bill

Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Jake Owen will headline the third annual Watershed Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington, Aug. 1-3.

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