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'Anna Karenina,' Ennio Morricone among tech winners at European Film Awards
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'Anna Karenina,' Ennio Morricone among tech winners at European Film Awards

No below-the-line nominees this year as EFA changes to a juried system

Nominations for the 26th annual European Film Awards -- the Continent's answer to the Oscars -- will be announced on November 9, with the ceremony to follow on December 7 -- but winners in six categories can already start rehearsing their acceptance speeches, as the EFA has changed the voting system for their technical awards. Instead of nominations and winners being announced and elected simultaneously with the top races, a specially appointed jury has instead chosen a single winner in each case.

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'Dexter' joining Netflix on Halloween


"Dexter" joining Netflix on Halloween
CBS has struck a deal to put the first four seasons on Netflix starting Thursday. The final eight seasons will begin streaming on New Year's Day.


NBC buys a lesbian-themed comedy from Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen is teaming with one of her former writers on a comedy about a lesbian woman and her straight male best friend.


"The Sopranos'" Michael Imperioli books "Rake" role

He'll play a restaurateur accused of bigamy.


Craig Ferguson to host a "Celebrity Name Game" game show
Courteney Cox and David Arquette are producing the syndicated game show in which contestants try to name famous people.


Meredith Vieira's talk show sold in 60% of the country
The former "Today" host's" new talk show is set to premiere next fall.


CNN renews Morgan Spurlock's "Inside Man"

The docuseries will return for an eight-episode 2nd season in the spring.

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'Sesame Street' spoofs 'Homeland' with 'Homelamb'


"Sesame Street" spoofs "Homeland" with "Homelamb"
The target: A big bad wolf on the lamb.


Alana De La Garza will reprise her "Law & Order" role on "SVU"

But instead of playing an ADA, she'll be a federal prosecutor.


"Strike Back" renewed for a 4th and final season

Cinemax's first primetime drama series will return next year.


Jerry Ferrera: An "Entourage" movie is "real close" to getting underway
A deal, he says, could be closed today.


Adam Scott's "The Greatest Event in Television History" offers a family portrait clue
Jon Glaser, Catherine O'Hara, Chelsea Peretti and Kathryn Hahn will join Scott in the 3rd edition of the Adult Swim special.

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<p>The last out of World Series Game 4.</p>

The last out of World Series Game 4.

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TV Ratings: World Series Game 3, NFL overrun lead FOX to Sunday wins

'Once Upon a Time' is up for ABC
Fast National ratings for Sunday, October 27, 2013.
 
While NBC's Sunday Night Football coverage topped FOX's World Series baseball among young viewers, FOX also had NFL overrun on Sunday night, helping the network to ratings wins in most measures.
 
Due to the nature of live sporting events, of course, FOX and NBC's ratings are preliminary and subject to change, as are the numbers for CBS, which had some minor NFL delays in a handful of major markets.
 
The only network that probably won't have any major changes was ABC and despite all the competition, the network saw small gains for "Once Upon a Time" and "Betrayal."
 
On to the numbers...
 
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"Revenge" (ABC)

 "Revenge"

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'Revenge' recap: Has Emily lost 'Control' of Aiden?

Nolan is looking for love in all the wrong places, too

I'm not quite sure why Charlotte has become so peripheral to the twisty-turny drama of "Revenge," but for the past few weeks her appearances have seemed largely ornamental and, yes, kinda ridiculous. Tonight, she might as well have hung a sign around her neck stating, "I am the plot twist! Please ignore previous character development!" Granted, there hasn't been much of that this season anyway. Other than twirling around and muttering in French, she's seemed unclear about who she should be hating and why. Next week I'm expecting Emily to hand her some note cards so she can keep up.

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<p>No need to surrender yet, boys:&nbsp;&quot;Strike Back&quot;&nbsp;is coming back for a final season.</p>

No need to surrender yet, boys: "Strike Back" is coming back for a final season.

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Cinemax renews 'Strike Back' for final season

One more year for the action drama that's always been better than it needed to be

The good news: Cinemax is bringing back its terrific action drama "Strike Back" for another season.

The bad news: it'll be the last one.

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Felicity Jones in "The Invisible Woman."
Felicity Jones in "The Invisible Woman."
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Roundup: Felicity Jones defeats category fraud

Also: Academy's e-voting upgrade, and screenwriters turning to adaptations

In last week's Best Supporting Actress contenders gallery, I mentioned how farcical it was that Felicity Jones was being campaigned in that category for her inarguable lead performance in the title role of Ralph Fiennes' biographical romance "The Invisible Woman" -- category fraud is a fixture of the race now, but some calls are still too dishonest to let stand. Evidently, enough people agreed for Sony Classics to let common sense prevail, as Scott Feinberg reports that the company has switched Jones' campaign to a leading one. A small victory on principle, then -- though Jones is unlikely to be nominated either way for her strong work in the film. (Now, how about an honest supporting campaign for Jones' superb co-star Joanna Scanlan?) [Hollywood Reporter

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'Sons of Anarchy's' Maggie Siff is pregnant


"Sons of Anarchy's" Maggie Siff is pregnant
Siff is expecting her first child, revealing the news via her Twitter bio's change to "future mom." No word yet if her pregnancy will have any impact on the FX series.


"The Good Wife" bosses explain "Hitting the Fan"
What will happen after this week's game-changing episode? PLUS: "Hitting the Fan" brought everything.


Alyssa Milano: CBS' "Charmed" reboot is too soon

Milano shared her thoughts on Twitter: "The thing about them doing a #charmed reboot is... it just... it feels like yesterday. It feels too close."


Jeff Probst will guest on "Two and a Half Men"
The "Survivor" host announced his Nov. 14 guest spot on Twitter, but didn't say if he'll be playing himself.


"Sleepy Hollow" is boosting tourism to Sleepy Hollow, New York
The tiny village in Westchester County has seen a threefold increase in tourism since the debut of the Fox series.


"SNL" puts "Don't Smash My Pumpkin" music video on the web

Watch Taran Killam's cut PSA. PLUS: "SNL" creates a Wes Anderson horror movie.


Martha Plimpton apologizes for calling Julianne Hough a "moron"
The "Raising Hope" star ranted on Twitter over Hough's blackface "Orange is the New Black" costume, saying: "Can we use this moment additionally to also recognize that elevating morons to celebrity status does not help the world in any way? Ever?"


Watch Greg Kinnear in Fox's "Rake"
Here's the first trailer for the Australian legal drama remake.


RIP Edna Krabappel: Remembering Marcia Wallace's "Simpsons" character
Here are Bart's teacher's 11 best episodes.


See the trailer for "Cosmos" from Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson
Fox's "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey" is a sequel to Carl Sagan's "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage."


Alfonso Ribeiro welcomes Alfonso Ribeiro Jr.
The "Fresh Prince" star welcomed his second child on Sunday.


Jason Sudeikis and Olivia Wilde are expecting
The couple met on the 2011 season finale of "Saturday Night Live."


"Simon & Simon" star Mary Carver dies
Carver, 89, played the mother of the two private-detective brothers.

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<p>Danny and Tim of &quot;The Amazing Race&quot;</p>

Danny and Tim of "The Amazing Race"

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Recap: 'The Amazing Race' - 'Get Our Groove On'

It's off to Poland where a Double U-Turn awaits
I'm a little distracted by Game 4 of the World Series, so I may need to make this recap really simple.
 
Sunday (October 27) night's episode of "The Amazing Race" was a clean and solid hour of TV, without delivering anything truly spectacular. The Detour options each had advantages and disadvantages. The Roadblock offered the potential to be exhausting, even if it was built entirely on luck. The Double U-Turn came into play the way the producers wanted it to (even if I remain frustrated by the logistics of its implementation) and helped add drama to the episode. And a team I mostly like went home, which was disappointing, but at least they were gracious about it and they have nobody in particular to blame other than themselves. 
 
So yeah. A decent "Amazing Race" episode is a decent thing to have, even if it isn't nearly as decent as if the Red Sox could figure out where they left the best offense in the American League.
 
More after the break...
 
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<p>Nicholas D'Agosto and Lizzy Caplan in &quot;Masters of Sex.&quot;</p>

Nicholas D'Agosto and Lizzy Caplan in "Masters of Sex."

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Catherine'

Libby's pregnancy has a complication and Virginia's son rebels against her

A review of tonight's "Masters of Sex" — which Showtime recently renewed for a second season — coming up just as soon as I send you a dozen yellow roses...

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<p><span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: rgb(62, 62, 62); font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; ">If this season doesn't end with Kenny Powers and his dancing robot embarking on a road trip together, I am going to be bitterly disappointed.</span></p>

If this season doesn't end with Kenny Powers and his dancing robot embarking on a road trip together, I am going to be bitterly disappointed.

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Kenny Powers makes terrible choices and monkeys around on 'Eastbound & Down'

Is Kenny heading for a major fall?

"Water. Mother Nature's piss. It's what brings us here today."

Kenny Powers has learned absolutely nothing, and it terrifies me.

On the one hand, Kenny and April speak to each other in a way that they never could in previous seasons, and the scene where they're in bed at the beginning of the episode and Kenny's making it rain is both vintage Kenny but also tender in the only way he seems capable of being tender. He's kidding, of course, and he makes a few crazy ladyboy jokes, but underneath that, there's a different level of communication. When you look back at that first season, April is right to treat Kenny like he's garbage, because he pretty much is garbage. Maybe that's why I'm so invested in seeing Kenny pull things together this season. He's come so far, and if he ruins things this time, I don't see where he gets another chance at things down the road.

He's already defied the odds repeatedly, and it feels like he's unaware of just how lucky he's been.
Ken Marino's Guy Young is the wall that Kenny's racing towards at 150 MPH, and I'm not sure Kenny even knows where the brakes are. It's like Kenny has no radar whatsoever for when he's starting to seriously antagonize people, and he expects that when things in his life start going well, then everyone else has to feel the same way he feels. He wants to see April enjoying their new success the same way he's enjoying it, and he wants his brother (John Hawkes, who always grounds the show in a different sort of reality when he shows up) to forgive him for past offenses simply because he's flush, and he behaves like he's rich when the truth is that he's employed, and nothing more. Kenny strikes me as one of the most quintessential modern American characters on film or TV because of how firmly he seems to be able to simply shrug off reality when he doesn't like it.

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"Once Upon A Time"

 "Once Upon A Time"

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'Once Upon A Time' recap: Do Hook and Emma finally hook up?

How Hook came to be a pirate is explored

At the start of the season, I couldn't wait to explore more of Hook's backstory on "Once Upon A Time." Now that we're in the dreary monotony of Neverland, it seems even more important to dig into his -- or, really, anyone's -- story just to get us out of the jungle. While what we learn about Hook isn't all that twisty or particularly insightful (there's still a lot of Hook to unravel, I'm sure), it's a reminder of what worked in the first season and what has been largely missing in this one. 

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