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<p>&quot;Game of Thrones&quot;</p>

"Game of Thrones"

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AFI names Top 10 TV shows of 2013: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Breaking Bad' and more

Did your favorites make the list?

The American Film Institute has named their Top 10 TV shows of 2013 - and cable/Netflix dramas emerged as the big winners.

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Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran on being a 'massive geek' and working on 'The Hobbit'

Highlight of the year was working with Peter Jackson

Ed Sheeran, who received a best new artist nod during Friday night’s Grammy Nominations Live! Concert, said the highlight of the year (before the nod, of course) was doing the end credit song, "I See Fire,"  for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.”

“I’m just a massive geek  and being involved in that was fun,” he said backstage. “I got to hang out with [director] Peter Jackson and go to the premiere.”  Jackson called him while Sheeran was at a wedding in Ibiza.

Sheeran also received a nomination for album of the year for his work with Taylor Swift on her album, “Red.”

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Miguel has country crossover dreams

'They write songs about cars and they sound incredible,' he says

Things are going pretty well for Miguel in the R&B and pop worlds, but that doesn’t mean he wants to stop there. It turns out that the singer has a goal that extends beyond both of those genres.

When asked what it was like to play with country superstar  Keith Urban during the Grammy Nominations Live! Concert Friday night, Miguel revealed that his interest in country is much more than fleeting.

“One of my goals, it still is, is to write  a song that crosses over from whatever genre you want to put my music in, into country music,” Miguel said. “I feel like country music is that genre for the greatest written songs so if I’ve ever written a song that kind of even made it country radio, it would be a huge testament to my abilities.”

Miguel, who received two Grammy nominations Friday night, went on to talk about how healthy the country genre is: “The artists thrive and the music thrives because of the community and because of the honesty,” he said. “They write songs about cars and they sound incredible. There’s not too many people who can do that, you know what I’m saying?”

Yes, we do, Miguel. Yes, we do.

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"The Goldbergs" will do a "Goonies"-themed episode

"The Goldbergs" will do a "Goonies"-themed episode
"'The Goonies' is my favorite movie of all time," says creator Adam Goldberg. "It's the reason I'm a writer. I've seen it a billion times. I would reenact it. I wrote Goonies scripts as a kid. I collect props and memorabilia."

A Festivus pole made from empty beer cans is going up in Florida capitol's rotunda

Gov. Rick Scott approved the request from an atheist Florida resident who is making the "Seinfeld" holiday pole in response to the capitol's Christmas nativity scene. PLUS: Wisconsin's capitol has a Festivus pole on display.

"Community" unveils movie-like trailer for Season 5

Check out "Mr. Winger." PLUS: See the "Community" poster for Season 5.

A&E orders a magician reality show
On "Don't Trust Andrew Mayne," illusionist Andrew Mayne will help people get back at their enemies by teaching them magic lessons.

American Film Institute's Top 10 TVs shows of 2013 include "Scandal" and "Breaking Bad"
"Homeland" is out this year, while "Orange is the New Black" is in.

CBS orders "The Dovekeepers," a miniseries from Mark Burnett and Roma Downey

The four-hour miniseries is based on the 2011 bestseller, and will be set in ancient Israel.

Watch History channel's "The Vikings" Season 2 promo
Set to Lorde's" Glory and Gore."

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"RuPaul's Drag Race"

 "RuPaul's Drag Race"

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Meet the season six cast of 'RuPaul's Drag Race'

RuPaul promises 'most outrageous' cast to date
RuPaul is back to transform “herstory” with the sixth season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” this February on Logo TV. Meet the 14 drag queens below, or (better yet) scroll down to the trailer, which will show you all of these glorious queens striking their best poses. Maybe you can start placing early bets as to who will win the $100,000 cash prize and the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. 
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<p>What, you didn't think &quot;Breaking Bad&quot;&nbsp;was going to be on my top 10 list?</p>

What, you didn't think "Breaking Bad" was going to be on my top 10 list?

TV Top 10 for 2013: 'Breaking Bad,' 'Boardwalk Empire' & more

In a year of great depth and breadth for drama, these were the cream of the crop

2013 was The Year of Too Much Good TV. "Breaking Bad" ended in spectacular fashion. "The Good Wife" found another level. "Game of Thrones" and "Boardwalk Empire" made various tweaks to already successful formulas. Netflix started premiering original series. Sundance did, too. Suddenly, there were so many great shows in so many places — and even more very good shows — that it became impossible for even a professional TV watcher to keep up.

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<p>Roger Ebert</p>

Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert, George Takei docs, Nick Offerman's one-man show make Sundance Premieres

Jerry Sandusky and Whitey Bulger docs, Alex Gibney's latest head for Park City
If you looked at last week's Sundance Film Festival documentary slate and thought, "Sure, some of these look like fantastic and powerful documentaries, but are they seriously going to hold a Sundance without Alex Gibney?" we're relieved to tell you that The Hardest Working Man in Documentary Filmmaking will be back for Sundance 2014.
Sundance announced its full list of Documentary Premieres on Monday (December 9) and if you were missing the big names either in front of the camera or behind it from the competition slate, this is where they're lurking.
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<p>Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley in Lynn Shelton's &quot;Laggies.&quot;</p>

Chloe Grace Moretz and Keira Knightley in Lynn Shelton's "Laggies."

2014 Sundance Film Festival Premieres slate includes Michael Fassbender, Ryan Reynolds and 'The Raid 2'

Big stars and impressive directors for premiere slate

The Sundance Institute announced its highly anticipated premieres slate for this year's 2014 Sundance Film Festival today and it features some returning filmmakers, more big stars, a highly anticipated sequel and a Nick Offerman one-man show.

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"Bonnie & Clyde"

 "Bonnie & Clyde"

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'Bonnie & Clyde' scores 9.8 million viewers across three networks

The two-night miniseries doesn't reach 'Bible' levels

While the adventures of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow kept Americans on the edge of their seats in the 1930s, 21st century television viewers weren't quite as captivated by "Bonnie & Clyde." While the first night of the two-part miniseries drew in a healthy 9.8 million total viewers, that number was below History's "Hatfields & McCoys" (13.1 million) and "The Bible" (14.3 million). Still, "Bonnie & Clyde"'s numbers were good enough to make it cable's best miniseries opening in total viewers since 2006's "Broken Trail."

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"Fruitvale Station"

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AFI Awards selections include 'Fruitvale Station,' 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

That's certainly a list that looks like a potential Best Picture lineup

The American Film Institute has announced AFI Awards official selections for outstanding motion pictures and television programs this year. And on the film side — which, remember, is limited to American productions — the year is well-represented with top tier studio and indie productions highlighted.

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<p>&quot;Short Term 12&quot;</p>

"Short Term 12"

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'American Hustle,' 'Short Term 12' lead Detroit critics nominations

And Matthew McConaughey finally gets some 'Mud' love

The Detroit Film Critics Society has announced nominations for 2013, and it's not "12 Years a Slave" or "Her" or "Gravity" dominating the list, but indie "Short Term 12" and NYFCC winner "American Hustle," with five nods apiece. That's a nice change of pace. "The Wolf of Wall Street" finally shows up in a regional critics list, and it warms my heart to see Matthew McConaughey finally land some precursor recognition for "Mud" (in a truly colorful Best Supporting Actor line-up). Check out the full list below, and keep track of all the goings-on at The Circuit.

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Watch the teaser trailer for season two of 'Vikings'

The History series is set to return this February

If you've been anxiously awaiting the second season of the scripted series "Vikings," good news -- not only is the show returning to History in February, the teaser trailer just released hints at drama to come. 

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