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<p>&quot;The Walking Dead&quot;&nbsp;has been renewed for a fifth season.</p>

"The Walking Dead" has been renewed for a fifth season.

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AMC renews 'The Walking Dead' for season 5

You can't stop the enormously-rated zombie drama

AMC has renewed "The Walking Dead" for a fifth season, in a move so obvious that AMC's president Charlie Collier called it "one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever."

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AMC renews 'The Walking Dead' for Season 5


AMC renews "The Walking Dead" for Season 5
Scott Gimple will return as showrunner in what AMC is calling "one of the most anti-climactic renewal announcements ever."

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Bob Barker will return to 'The Price is Right' to celebrate his 90th birthday


Bob Barker will return to "The Price is Right" to celebrate his 90th birthday
His return on Dec. 12 will mark Barker's 2nd appearance on "Price" since leaving the show.


"12 Years a Slave" director is planning an HBO drama about a black man in NYC
Steve McQueen is teaming with Russell Simmons on what is being described as "“Six Degrees Of Separation" meets "Shame."


John Laroquette joins "Almost Human"

He'll recur on the robot cop drama as a "sympathetic roboticist."


4 Non Blondes singer to star in VH1's "The Linda Perry Project"
Perry, whose only hit with her band was "What's Up?" in 1993, will be followed by cameras as she tries to relaunch her record label.


Conan kicks off his 20-year celebration

Last night's show featured "Late Night" clips from 1993 to 2003.


"Family Guy" books Maya Rudolph and Glenn Howerton
They'll guest star in the same episode.


Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's wedding cost $142
They even had "The World's Worst Wedding" cake.


Animal Planet announces "Meet the Sloths"
The eight-part series, debuting Nov. 9, will tap into the sloth phenomenon.


Jon Stewart gives hosting advice to Pete Holmes

"The Daily Show" host appeared on the premiere of the post-Conan talk show to tell the importance of Purell.

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<p>Red Sox slugger David Ortiz</p>

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz

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TV Ratings: 'Voice,' 'Dancing' and World Series Game 5 battle on Monday

'Castle' and 'Blacklist' split the 10 p.m. hour again
Fast National ratings for Monday, October 28, 2013.
 
Another tight World Series game between the Red Sox and Cardinals gave FOX decent Monday ratings, but the baseball wasn't able to topple NBC and "The Voice" for the Monday ratings crown among young viewers.
 
FOX did still manage to win the night overall, holding off ABC, which had a narrow advantage over NBC in second.
 
The baseball game didn't take much of a bite out of the Monday competition, with "Blacklist" and "Castle" both posting tiny gains and most of the CBS comedies staying flat. The night's only notable decline came from CBS' "Mom."
 
On to the numbers...
 
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Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Oscar Isaac in "Inside Llewyn Davis"
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Roundup: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'The Butler' compete at Camerimage fest

Also: Pixar saves Ken Loach, and who are 2013's Usual Suspects?
I always take an interest in Poland's annual Camerimage festival, the only international film fest dedicated specifically to the art of cinematography -- spanning both big Hollywood and small international productions. This year's Competition lineup is typically, unpredictably diverse: "Inside Llewyn Davis," "12 Years a Slave," "Rush," "Nebraska" and (somewhat less obviously) "Lee Daniels' The Butler" occupy the more mainstream end of the spectrum, while Mexico's Oscar entry "Heli," recent London Film Festival champ "Ida" and painstaking Edward Hopper homage "Shirley: Visions of Reality" are there to keep things interesting. "War Witch" and "Holy Motors" were among last year's winners. [Screen Daily]
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<p>The first trailer for 'X-Men:&nbsp;Days Of Future Past' wisely places the emphasis on character and emotion rather than special effects and spectacle.</p>

The first trailer for 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' wisely places the emphasis on character and emotion rather than special effects and spectacle.

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'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' trailer emphasizes character over spectacle

This could be the biggest and best film in the series so far

So far, Bryan Singer's done a pretty good job of keeping fans actively engaged during the production of "X-Men: Days Of Future Past," and it's impressive to see how much mileage you can get out of smartly timed Twitter photos of even the most innocuous things.

At Comic-Con this summer, the reaction to seeing everyone from pretty much all of the "X-Men" movies so far onstage together at once was amazing, and while I can be very cynical about the way studios stage the various events at those events, the interplay between that huge ensemble was very special. I think the series has some serious issues and they've hit some big speed bumps along the way, but I also think that Singer deserves credit for being one of the guys who helped define how modern superhero movies could work at a time when there was no proof they would at all, and him returning to the series is genuinely exciting.

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<p>Should &quot;Marvel's Agents of&nbsp;S.H.I.E.L.D.&quot;&nbsp;be leaning so heavily on Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet?</p>

Should "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." be leaning so heavily on Brett Dalton and Chloe Bennet?

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What's W.R.O.N.G. with 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'?

Bland characters, forgettable stories and a tenuous connection to Marvel

No new show arrived this fall with more expectations — or punctuation — than ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." It was a spin-off of the wildly successful Marvel Comics films. It had Joss Whedon attached as a co-creator (even if he wasn't going to be around much due to his Marvel movie commitments). ABC was so confident in the thing that it scheduled it opposite "NCIS" and built an entire night of all-new programming around it, under the belief that "S.H.I.E.L.D" would cast a powerful halo around any shows placed near it. It was going to be a blockbuster akin to "Avengers" or "Iron Man," drawing in viewers from all demographics — and enough of them who weren't already watching TV in that hour that it could stand on its own opposite TV's most-watched drama.

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"Life Below Zero"

 "Life Below Zero"

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Exclusive clip: Meet new 'Life Below Zero' cast member Glenn

Think you have it rough? You have no idea

Some of us think we're tough if we have to dig our cars out of the snow (in Southern California, people complain if they get rained on). To disabuse any of us of the idea that we have real challenges, just watch this exclusive clip from "Life Below Zero: The Thaw" (airs Tues. Oct. 29 at 10:00 p.m. on Nat Geo). You know who has it tough? Glenn.  

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"Dancing with the Stars"

 "Dancing with the Stars"

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: The stars team up for theme dances

A star who seemed safe in the middle of the pack gets the boot

Cher is coming! Cher is coming! I feel faint. This is so exciting! And not only will Cher perform on "Dancing with the Stars" next week, she'll be JUDGING, as Len will be out of town. This is every color of awesome. I hope she has many costume changes and wears a different wig to judge each routine. 

Anyway, let's get to the dancing, shall we? Did I mention Cher is coming to the show next week? Cher? 

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<p>Eminem and Rihanna</p>

Eminem and Rihanna

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Listen to Eminem's 'Monster' new song with Rihanna

Can this single conjure the same charting magic of 'Love the Way You Lie?"

Eminem and Rihanna have conjured "The Monster" together on a new single, which feels neither monsterous nor -- as Marshall Mather contends -- crazy.

But that doesn't make it forgettable. The repeating chorus is pretty catchy, trying to play in the same sonic game as Em and Rihanna's mega-hit "Love the Way You Lie," which dealt with similar personality extremes. Fans have heard the rapper waxing on his Jekyll and Hyde halves before, but here he's claiming to be "friends" with his uglier, "monster" self, shooting shady at detractors who think he's "crazy." Why? "'Well that's not fair."

A few seconds later on the electronic-backed track: "I'm think I'm getting so huge I need a shrink... / going cuckoo and kooky as Kool Keith." So we'll just hang with cuckoo?

This "crazy" title follows another, the first "Marshall Mathers LP 2" single "Berzerk," which had a lot more fun than this. "Monster" has a better shot at regular top 40 airplay with Rihanna's continuing star power, even with lackluster lyrics. These singles are bundled with other recent releases "Survival" and "Rap God" on the new album, which is due Nov. 5.

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<p>Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Jason Segel and Cobie Smulders in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'No Questions Asked'

The gang tries to delete a text from Lily's phone before it's too late

A quick review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as the editor of Bazooka Joe comics rejects my joke...

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'Entourage' creator: The movie is 'a go'


"Entourage" creator: The movie is "a go"
"It's a go. love you all," tweeted Doug Ellin after deals with all five cast members were reached today.

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