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<p>The 11 Doctors so far of &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

The 11 Doctors so far of "Doctor Who."

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BBC America to simulcast 'Doctor Who' 50th anniversary special

The Matt Smith/David Tennant team-up will be part of a week-long anniversary celebration

BBC America will not be accused of under-celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Doctor Who" later this month, as the channel just announced an elaborate weeklong schedule of "Who"-related events, culminating in a global simulcast of the show's anniversary special on Saturday, November 23 at 2:50 p.m. Eastern.

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<p>&quot;Fruitvale Station&quot;</p>

"Fruitvale Station"

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'12 Years a Slave,' 'Fruitvale Station' compete for Gotham audience award

Now it's your chance to have a say in the Gotham Awards

The nominations for the Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced two weeks ago, delivering predictably good news for "12 Years a Slave," which led the field with three nominations, including Best Picture, Actor and Breakthrough Actor. Well, it has now extended that leading tally to four, as the nominees for the Gothams' Audience Award were announced today -- and, naturally, Steve McQueen's Oscar heavyweight is on the list.

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<p>Mae Whitman, Peter Krause and Dax Shepard in &quot;Parenthood.&quot;</p>

Mae Whitman, Peter Krause and Dax Shepard in "Parenthood."

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Speaking of Baggage'

The mayoral campaign is set aside for the season's strongest episode

A review of last night's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I do my teeth different...

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"Untold Stories of the ER"

 "Untold Stories of the ER"

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Exclusive clip: A human balloon on 'Untold Stories of the ER'

A patient's bizarre swelling even unnerves his doctor

Have you ever felt you're looking a little bloated? Maybe puffy around the eyes? Yeah, well, chances are you never looked like the patient in this week's episode of "Untold Stories of the ER" (airs Fri. Nov. 8 at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery Fit & Health, then repeats Sat. Nov. 9 at 9:00 p.m. on TLC). He comes in looking swollen, and it just gets worse from there. Think Violet Beauregarde. Okay, not that bad, but you get the idea. 

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<p>George Clooney in &quot;The Monuments Men.&quot;</p>

George Clooney in "The Monuments Men."

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Roundup: Berlinale gets a date with 'Monuments Men'

Also: Sandra Bullock's 'single-actor' test, and Dench on 'Philomena'

When George Clooney's "The Monuments Men" ducked out of the 2013 Oscar race and opted instead for a quiet February release, it seemed obvious that a Berlin Film Festival date was in the offing. And so it is: the film is being released too early in the US to have its world premiere at the fest, but it will be included in the Official Programme. (I take that to mean it'll play out of competition.) This makes sense for a film that is, after all, a part-German production. “Over five million cultural assets stolen by the Nazis were returned to their countries of origin in the years following World War II. As the recent discovery in Munich demonstrates, the art theft of that time is as current as ever. 'The Monuments Men' finally gives this little-known subject a worldwide audience," says festival director Dieter Kosslick. [Berlinale]

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"Grey's Anatomy"

 "Grey's Anatomy"

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'Grey's Anatomy' recap: Has Christina pushed Meredith too far?

The fragile friendship may be over

If things between Christina and Meredith were shaky last week, this week seems to be the final, definitive nail in the coffin for the two former BFFs. It turns out that you can call Meredith crazy and you can steal her coffee, but you never, ever tell her she's a bad doctor OR bogart her 3D printer. I'm sure you also can't tell her her kids are ugly or slash the tires on her car, but we haven't covered those matters yet.

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<p>Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are very good together in the well-made but troubling 'Saving Mr. Banks'</p>

Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson are very good together in the well-made but troubling 'Saving Mr. Banks'

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Review: Emma Thompson brings real soul to true-life Disney drama 'Saving Mr. Banks'

Corporate mythmaking gets no more canny than this

While "Saving Mr. Banks" is based on the actual events that led to the making of "Mary Poppins," one of the most justifiably beloved films made during the entire time Walt Disney was the actual head of the studio that still bears his name, it is corporate myth-making on a large scale, and some of the choices that were made in telling the story make me uncomfortable. As a piece of entertainment, "Saving Mr. Banks" is very well-made and emotional, but as something that purports to be true, it is disturbing in the way it rewrites actual events.

P.L. Travers, creator of the character Mary Poppins, was a complicated figure by any standards, nearly as complicated as the most famous character she created, and her relationship with Walt Disney was contentious, to say the least. The script by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith covers the broad strokes of their famous interaction and the film makes some very smart observations about the creative process. In particular, Emma Thompson's portrayal of Travers is filled with lovely grace notes, and I'm sure at least part of that is informed by the fact that Thompson is a formidable writer in her own right. She understands the highs and lows of being a writer, and she captures the emotional weather that most writers face in pretty much every moment she's onscreen.

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'Scandal' recap: Will Olivia get the truth about Remington out of Fitz?

Josie Marcus takes a bite out of gender stereotypes

You know it's really hit the fan when Olivia drunk dials her dad. Yeah, that happened. 

While buying into Operation Remington is a bridge too far for me (for some reason I can accept the idea that the President once shot down a plane, but I find the idea that he ended up dating the daughter of a woman killed on that plane a little much -- I know, picky picky picky), I love that this conspiracy is unraveling at the worst possible time -- as Fitz is gearing up for re-election. Seeing the chess pieces move in this episode was like watching professional ballroom dancers or ice skaters glide through a routine. If backstabbing was a dance, it would be a tango. 

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"The Vampire Diaries"

 "The Vampire Diaries"

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'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Is Katherine dying?

Another doppelganger joins the fun
I hope Nina Dobrev negotiated a pay raise for this reason. It seems "The Vampire Diaries" is ripping a page from "Orphan Black" and working the show's lead actress seemingly half to death with a small fleet of characters (same goes for Paul Wesley, too). This week, we meet Amara (also known as Crazy Pants), bringing the character total for Dobrev thus far to three. Not only is Amara an entirely distinct animal from both Katherine and Elena, Dobrev is in almost every scene. Seriously, I hope she got a bump for all this work.
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<p>Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence almost perpetually seem to be on the verge of making an inside joke to each other.</p>

Josh Hutcherson and Jennifer Lawrence almost perpetually seem to be on the verge of making an inside joke to each other.

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Lawrence and Hutcherson think their 'Catching Fire' director is 'too nice' for Hollywood

And how is Katniss like Mystique?

Yes, Jennifer Lawrence has a new haircut.

And, yes, it's freakin' adorable.

One of the reasons people seem to like Lawrence on an almost chemical level is because she seems to present the "real" Jennifer Lawrence in any interview you see, something that is not easy to do. There is a very real and understandable drive to protect some degree of your privacy when you are a public figure, and I don't blame anyone for doing their best to guard parts of themselves.

But Lawrence, simply by virtue of how she carries herself, makes it seem like she's got nothing to hide and no filter with which to hide it. She is outspoken and charming and very direct about things. It helps when she's comfortable, and at this point, I think it's safe to say that she's comfortable when it comes to speaking about anything regarding "The Hunger Games."

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A nationwide protest against ABC and Jimmy Kimmel is planned for 27 cities on Saturday

A nationwide protest against ABC and Jimmy Kimmel is planned for 27 cities on Saturday

An organization representing 100 Chinese American organizations around the United States says it isn't satisfied with ABC's apology or Kimmel's apologies (on his show and directly to protesters) for the sketch in which a kid says "kill everyone in China." "We know ABC has issued an apology, but that is not enough," says Charles Lu, who is chairman of the Roundtable of Chinese American Organizations. "We want ABC to make a formal apology to all Chinese and do something in the future to avoid terrorist violence."

Here's the 1st look at NBC's "The Sound of Music"

The trailer doesn't have any actual footage since the production will be broadcast live.

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Analysis: How will Marvel's Daredevil and Luke Cage fit in on Netflix?

Analysis: How will Marvel's Daredevil and Luke Cage fit in on Netflix?

What does the new Marvel/Netflix deal mean for superheroes on TV?
News broke early this morning that Netflix and Disney are partnering to bring a quartet of high profile Marvel characters to the screen in 13-episode series starting in 2015. 
In reporting the story, HitFix's Alan Sepinwall talked about how the four shows -- built around Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage -- will come together in a "Defenders" miniseries just as the early Marvel films came together in "The Avengers."
This afternoon, I chatted with HitFix's Gregory Ellwood, more of a comic fan than I am, about the Netflix/Marvel projects, what they mean for the characters and what they mean for Netflix. 
Check out the video above!
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