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<p>Jim Rash, Joel McHale and Alison Brie in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

Jim Rash, Joel McHale and Alison Brie in "Community."

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Review: 'Community' - 'Basic Intergluteal Numismatics'

Jeff and Annie work closely to try to catch the Ass Crack Bandit in another parody episode

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I use an older, British form of Facebook called Mugscroll...

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<p>In the &quot;Parks and Recreation&quot;&nbsp;100th episode, Leslie and Ben visit their favorite spot in City Hall.</p>

In the "Parks and Recreation" 100th episode, Leslie and Ben visit their favorite spot in City Hall.

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Second Chunce'

Leslie tries to get back onto the city council and Andy returns from London in the 100th episode

"Parks and Recreation" turned 100 tonight, and I have a review of the centennial episode coming up just as soon as I engage in inappropriate Text-Mexting...

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'Girls' renewed for Season 4


"Girls" renewed for Season 4
HBO says the 4th season will shoot this spring and air in 2015.

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"The Normal Heart"

 "The Normal Heart"

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Press Tour: 'Normal Heart' is an 'epidemic as seen through a love story'

Jim Parsons talks about how coming out to the public was 'no big deal'

It's taken decades, but Ryan Murphy has finally persevered in bring the Tony award-winning  play "The Normal Heart" to the small screen. The movie will air on HBO this May, and during press tour Murphy assured the audience that he's only changed the source material so much. "I think it's similar to the play, and I actively pursued [the rights to] the play. It was a play I loved, even when I was in college." 

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<p>&quot;Girls&quot;</p>

"Girls"

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Press Tour Live-Blog: HBO's 'Girls'

Lena Dunham and company discuss their Golden Globe winning comedy

I've already live-blogged Thursday's (January 9) TCA panel for "True Detective," which was a good one.

Now it's time for HBO's "Girls," with Lena Dunham joined by co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke, plus executive producers Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow.

Click through for the full live-blog.

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<p>Steve Buscemi and friends will return for one last season of &quot;Boardwalk Empire&quot;&nbsp;in the fall.</p>

Steve Buscemi and friends will return for one last season of "Boardwalk Empire" in the fall.

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HBO announces fifth season of 'Boardwalk Empire' will be its last

Period gangster drama to hopefully go out with a bang, starting in the fall

HBO has announced that the upcoming fifth season of "Boardwalk Empire," set to premiere this fall, will be the period gangster drama's last.

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'Boardwalk Empire' will end later this year with Season 5


"Boardwalk Empire" will end later this year with Season 5
Creator Terence Winter released a statement saying: "After much discussion with my creative team and HBO, we’ve decided to wrap the series after such a great run and look forward to bringing it to a powerful and exciting conclusion."


"Game of Thrones" returns April 4, "Veep" will be paired with "Silicon Valley"
Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley" will air this spring with "Veep" in the hour after "Game of Thrones." Meanwhile, HBO will present the "Game of Thrones" trailer on Sunday.

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<p>Emilia Clarke and her &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;dragons will be back in the spring.</p>

Emilia Clarke and her "Game of Thrones" dragons will be back in the spring.

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HBO sets 'Game of Thrones' April season 4 premiere date

The fantasy show to be paired with 'Veep' and Mike Judge's 'Silicon Valley'

HBO has announced that the fourth season of "Game of Thrones" will debut on Sunday, April 6 at 9 p.m. 

Season 4 will, like season 3, be largely adapted from the third of George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" books, "A Storm of Swords." 

It'll be paired with the third season of the political satire "Veep" with Emmy winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and the premiere of "Silicon Valley," the latest series from Mike Judge, who has previously given us "Beavis & Butt-Head" and "King of the Hill" (and, perhaps more germane to the new series, "Office Space").

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<p>Matthew McConaughey of &quot;True Detective&quot;</p>

Matthew McConaughey of "True Detective"

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Press Tour Live-Blog: HBO's 'True Detective'

Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson meet with the TV critics

I think that a Television Critics Association press tour appearance by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to to discuss the year's best new show [so far] is reason enough for a live-blog, eh?

Indeed.

Click through for Thursday (January 9) afternoon's full panel as quickly as my little fingers can type.

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<p>Jason Aldean</p>

Jason Aldean

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Jason Aldean ignites Burn It Down tour

Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr will join him on 50-date outing

We smell pyro... Country superstar Jason Aldean will hit the road with his 2014 Burn It Down tour starting May 1.

The outing, which includes Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr, will alight in 50 cities, including stops at several baseball stadiums across the country, making Aldean one of the few country artists with an audience big enough to play stadiums.

Stops include Washington, D.C.’s Nationals Park, Philadelphia’s Citizens Bank Park, Pittsburgh’s PNC Park and Cincinnati’s Great American Ball Park.

“It’s no secret that I grew up dreaming of playing baseball stadiums, I just thought it would be as a first basemen,” Aldean said in a statement.

Aldean is no stranger to stadiums, having played University of Georgia’s Sandford Stadium, Chicago’s Wrigley Field and Boston’s Fenway Park last year.

Tickets for the tour go on sale Jan. 24. While exact dates haven’t been announced, below are the cities Aldean will visit.

2014 BURN IT DOWN TOUR Stops:

Roanoke, VA                       
State College, PA                      
Atlantic City, NJ                     
Birmingham, AL
Atlanta, GA
Baton Rouge, LA**                            
Jacksonville, FL**                 
Darien, NY                 
Cincinnati, OH                     
Washington, D.C.               
Pittsburgh, PA
Twin Lakes, WI*  **              
Philadelphia, PA
Hartford, CT
Detroit Lakes, MN **
Prairie du Chien, WI*  **
Chicago, IL
St. Louis, MO
Toronto, ONT
Saratoga Springs, NY
Bangor, ME
Charlotte, NC
Raleigh, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Knoxville, TN
Lexington, KY
Denver, CO
Albuquerque, NM
Phoenix, AZ
San Diego, CA
Irvine, CA
Mountain View, CA
Sacramento, CA
Winnipeg, MB
Bismarck, ND
Sioux Falls, SD
Erie, PA
Detroit, MI
Tampa, FL
West Palm Beach, FL
San Antonio, TX
Houston, TX
Dallas, TX

* Florida Georgia Line will not appear
** Tyler Farr will not appear            

 

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IFC changes its name to IFC


IFC changes its name to IFC

IFC is no longer the "Independent Film Channel."


Lifetime already planning a "Flowers in the Attic" sequel
The TV movie has yet to air, but the 2nd book in the V.C. Andrews series, "Petals in the Wind," is getting adapted.


Bryan Cranston scores Directors Guild nominations for "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family"

In fact, Cranston is up against "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan in the best dramatic series category.


"Devious Maids" returns April 20, with Eva Longoria's directorial debut
Season 2 will kick off with Longoria's first time behind the camera.


"Portlandia" coming out with a cookbook
"The Portlandia Cookbook" won't hit shelves until 2015, with at least 50 "related recipes."


"Veronica Mars" movie to premiere a SXSW

South by Southwest will host the film ahead of its March 14 release.


Andy Richter books "Sean Saves the World" appearance
He'll guest as a senatorial candidate.

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<p>&quot;Flowers in the Attic&quot;</p>

"Flowers in the Attic"

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Press Tour: 'Flowers in the Attic' sequel already in the works at Lifetime

'Petals in the Wind' will follow this faithful V.C. Andrews adaptation
"Flowers in the Attic" won't premiere on Lifetime until January 18, but Lifetime is already excited enough about the property to begin moving forward on a sequel.
 
At Thursday (January 9) afternoon's Television Critics Association press tour panel for "Flowers," scribe Kayla Alpert said that she's already working on a script for "Petals in the Wind," based on V.C. Andrews' "Flowers" sequel. As with the book, "Petals" will jump the story forward 10 years. For people who never hid "Flowers in the Attic" under their mattresses, haven't seen the movie and are really excited about experiencing the Lifetime movie fresh, Alpert avoids spoilers noting, "I will just say that it is a very juicy, compelling revenge drama."
 
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