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USA picks up Carlton Cuse’s 'Colony' alien drama pilot

USA picks up Carlton Cuse’s “Colony” alien drama pilot
The pilot from Cuse and Ryan Condal revolves a family trying to survive after an alien invasion wiped everybody else out.


Sarah Palin launches the “Sarah Palin Channel” on the web
The $10/month subscription channel "is a news channel that really is a lot more than news,” the former vice presidential candidate promises.


Have we reached retro TV overload?
So many classic TV shows are available these days, as The NY Times notes: "All this retro TV is too much of a good thing, or, more correctly, too much of a thing that wasn’t really as good as memory makes it seem. It’s fine to pay respect to the shows of yore, to acknowledge and admire them for delineating and expanding the form and so on. But to actually watch 50-year-old shows all day? I’d rather rip out my eyeballs."


“Orange is the New Black” adds a “Fringe” alum
Blair Brown is joining the Season 3 cast in a role that’s being kept under wraps.


“Sons of Anarchy” creator teared up at Comic-Con
Watch Kurt Sutter get emotional after exec producer Paris Barclay expressed his and the cast’s appreciation for him.


“The Good Wife” is bringing back Mike Colter
He’ll reprise his role as troublemaker Lemond Bishop next season.


ABC refused to air a “Sin City” trailer where Eva Green “appears to be naked”
The racy trailer shows Green in a sheer, white nightgown.


President Obama’s former press secretary to visit Letterman
Jay Carney, who stepped down as White House press secretary last month, will be Dave’s guest on Wednesday.


David Duchovny is starring in a Russian beer ad
In the ad for Russian-made beer Siberian Crown, Duchovny contemplates his life if he had been born in Russia.

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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS Sunday, while 'Rising Star' drops again
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TV Ratings: 'Big Brother' leads CBS Sunday, while 'Rising Star' drops again

'Unforgettable' and 'Reckless' also win overall

Fast National ratings for Sunday, July 27, 2014.

"Big Brother," "Unforgettable" and "Reckless" were all steady for CBS, leading the network to Sunday victories in all key measures.

Animation repeats put FOX in second overall (and first in the 18-34 demo), while ABC was second overall, as "Rising Star" continued to lose steam after a couple seemingly encouraging weeks.

On to the numbers...

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Karen O

Karen O falls under love's spell in 'Rapt' video: Watch

Track is first single from new solo album, 'Crush Songs'


Karen O’s video for her new single “Rapt,” features the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s singer submerged in water, floating under the surface in a sequined red dress.

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Housekeeping note: Alan's week off

Housekeeping note: Alan's week off

Time to recharge the batteries after press tour and Comic-Con

Just a quick housekeeping note: After two-plus weeks at press tour and Comic-Con, I'm taking this week off to recuperate and remind my family what I look like. Other than the "Halt and Catch Fire" review that was published this morning, plus a couple of video interviews I did with team "Hannibal" at Comic-Con (and which will be published over the next couple of days), don't expect anything from me until Monday. I'm most likely skipping over reviewing the next episodes of "The Bridge," "The Leftovers" and "Masters of Sex" and will jump back in next week with a bunch of things.

Have fun without me, folks.

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<p>Mackenzie Davis in &quot;Halt and Catch Fire.&quot;</p>

Mackenzie Davis in "Halt and Catch Fire."

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Review: AMC's 'Halt and Catch Fire' nears end of season 1

A drama reverse-engineered from past hits starts finding its own identity

Late in last night's episode of AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire," the show's hero, computer salesman Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace), tries to dismiss a competitor who's never experienced the joy of creating something(*). Joe's rival points out that they're both in the computer compatible business, just trying to copy IBM, and therefore neither can brag much about their flair for originality.

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Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman prepare for war in 'Mockingjay' teaser
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Jennifer Lawrence and Philip Seymour Hoffman prepare for war in 'Mockingjay' teaser

This one's going to play rough

Now that's what I call a teaser.

Not because it's the most amazing thing I've ever seen, keep in mind, but rather because it's a tease, and that's about it.

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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Karma'
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Recap: 'True Blood' - 'Karma'

With the clock running out, the show discovers a possible loophole

Tonight’s episode brings Will Yun Lee, formerly of “Witchblade” and the ill-fated “Bionic Woman” reboot, on board as Katsurou “Mr. Gus, Jr.” Ryouichi. He’s the son of the CEO of the Yokonomo Corporation and the head of its North American division. The Yakuza forces capture Eric and Pam in mid-rampage and deliver them to Gus Jr., who shares Eric’s vengeful hatred of Sarah Newlin; after all, by tainting the Tru Blood supply and creating the Hep-V epidemic, she bankrupted his company. The vampire and the businessman-gangster come to an agreement to share information and split the work: Eric, who knows that Sarah has an infected vampire sister living in Dallas, will kill her, and Mr. Gus will take the body. I would assume that, after a quick stop at the taxidermist, he’d have the corpse stuffed and mounted in the lobby of the Yokonomo corporate headquarters, as a warning to others. But we just found out from “The Bridge” that even in Texas, this sort of thing don’t fly.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Fight'

Bill and Virginia spend a long, strange night together

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" coming up just as soon as the chef walks the cow through a warm room...

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<p>The Leftovers</p>

The Leftovers

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Review: 'The Leftovers' - 'Gladys'

The Guilty Remnant deals with a death in the family

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as I listen to a little Hall & Oates...

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Nicole on "Big Brother"

Nicole on "Big Brother"

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Recap: 'Big Brother" Sunday: Zankie Rules The Roost

Zach's ego grows even more during his stint as Head Of Household

It’s Zankie Time in the “Big Brother” household, with both Frankie and Zach serving as Heads Of Household as tonight’s installment starts. That status will change by night’s end, with the weekly Battle Of The Block and the potential for Team America to force a major verbal battle during tonight’s nomination ceremony. Will The Detonators stick together another week, or will that alliance implode?

Let’s find out what happens on this Sunday (July 27) installment…

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<p>&quot;The Hundred-Foot Journey&quot;</p>

"The Hundred-Foot Journey"

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Helen Mirren explains the importance of a light touch in 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Plus: Why location shooting in the south of France was so important

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — In Lasse Hallström's latest film, "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren was given the opportunity to play a very forthright, proud restauranteur in the south of France. It's a character that plays well to her strengths and offers a striking foil to Manish Dayal's Indian chef-in-training, Hassan.

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Guillermo del Toro brings 'The Strain' to Comic-Con: Live-Blog
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Guillermo del Toro brings 'The Strain' to Comic-Con: Live-Blog

Guillermo del Toro, Carlton Cuse and company lead the last Hall H panel of Comic-Con 2014

After live-blogs for "Sons of Anarchy" and "The Following," it's time for the final Hall H panel of Comic-Con 2014.

It's Guillermo del Toro and company taking the stage for FX's "The Strain," which will be preceded by a screening on Sunday (July 27) night's episode, which was one of my favorites so far, featuring some jaw-droopingly gross moments, as well as a hilarious sequence for Corey Stoll's wig.

Apparently this is the first TV show ever to be paneled in Hall H during its first season.

Who knew?

Click through for the highlights...

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