"Scandal"

"Scandal"

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'Scandal' recap: Sally makes a big move, but has she lost her mind?

Plus Eli isn't going gently into retirement, either

So, before the midseason break, I thought Sally had been taken down like a tranquilized zoo rhino. After you've asked the boss' henchman to help you cover up the fact you murdered your husband, most people might think the best option would be laying low. Shaking hands, kissing babies, maybe praying a lot, that sort of thing. I mean, there was no way Sally would do something to actively antagonize not only her boss but his Chief of Staff, right? The Chief of Staff that helped her cover up the murder, natch. That would be insane, right? Oh yeah, I forgot. This is "Scandal," the world that logical behavior forgot.

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"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

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'The Vampire Diaries' recap: Will Katherine seduce Stefan?

Damon's vampire bloodlust creates new complications

While it wasn't pretty, kudos to Damon and Enzo for working out a system with which to handle Damon's desire for vampire blood. It took a little scheduling, sure, but turning a human so you have something to eat in eight hours is sort of like thawing out some frozen chicken breasts so you can make dinner. But that was clearly too tidy for "The Vampire Diaries," so Wes and his Happy Traveler Back-up Band had to show up to ruin everything.

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"Ice Cold Gold"

"Ice Cold Gold"

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CulturePop No. 38 - David Casey of 'Ice Cold Gold'

We talk Greenland, skirting death and the "Gravity" connection

Ever been to Greenland? If you get a chance -- be warned that you might be so entranced you'll never be able to quit the place. "Ice Cold Gold" executive producer David Casey visited once and headed back with this Animal Planet show, now heading into its second season (the season premiere is Thurs. March 6 at 10:00 p.m., but you can catch up on the first season series finale tonight as well). We talked to Casey about how he got prospectors on board even though doing a TV series about what's supposed to be a top secret dig seems like it would be pretty tough (it wasn't), the dangers and challenges of digging (and visiting) Greenland despite increasing temperatures, and the connection between Greenland and Oscar-nominated "Gravity" (there really is one!). We had fun -- and we hope you do, too.

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"Scandal"

"Scandal"

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10 questions we want answered when 'Scandal' returns

It's been a long midseason break and we need info, now

It's been a long wait for new episodes of "Scandal," and we won't be getting a lot of new ones (just eight!) when the show returns Thurs. Feb. 26 at 10:00 p.m. thanks to Kerry Washington's pregnancy. Still, we trust creator Shonda Rhimes to answer all of our burning questions before battering us with a whole batch of new ones before the season signs off. 

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Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Julia Roberts

Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence and Julia Roberts will be attending the 2014 Oscars -- but what will they wear?

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What we wish the stars would wear at the 2014 Oscars

Here are our picks for Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lawrence and more

We're sure everyone attending the 2014 Oscars will look great. Unless they don't. Despite stylists, friends, sharp-eyed spawn, agents, managers and a host of other eyeballs, celebrities still sometimes pick the weirdest possible dress (sorry, J-Law).

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"The Bachelor"

"The Bachelor" 

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'The Bachelor' recap: What the hell happened to Andi?

Another week, another train wreck for Juan Pablo

Remember how I said Andi was the front runner in the exhausting battle to win Juan Pablo's heart? The only sane one still left in the game? Possibly too sane to even be in the game? I take it all back. It's not that I don't think you have many, many assets, Andi. It's just that I think there must be a nightmare romcom bad date character with your name on it.

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"Honey Boo Boo," "True Blood," "Homeland"

"Honey Boo Boo," "True Blood" and "Homeland" 

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10 TV shows we once loved but have overstayed their welcome

'Homeland,' 'True Blood' and more just need to go, now

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that next season -- the series' sixth -- will be the last for the show. Unfortunately, that news comes not a moment too soon. Even diehard fans have tired of the weak storylines, and the death of star Cory Monteith last year created a hole in the series that simply can't be healed. 

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"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

 "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"

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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' recap: Lisa is the new target, but why?

Lisa jokes that it's her turn, but she may not be wrong

So, that happened. Is anyone else having flashbacks to middle school? It seems that all of the Housewives except for newbies Joyce and Carlton been holding on to niggling resentments toward Lisa for most of the season (or really, most of the series) and have just been too chicken or busy getting spray tans to confront her. Now, with Yolanda leading the charge for reasons that still aren't entirely clear, these women are joining forces to take down the series' queen bee. This brings up a lot of questions, not the least of which is, how did I miss the fact that Lisa and Ken smoke?

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"The Bachelor"

 "The Bachelor"

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'The Bachelor' recap: Juan Pablo heads to hometowns with mixed results

Does the wrong woman go home this week?

It's time for hometowns! Yay! We can always count on a meltdown, as it turns out families tend not to cotton to relationships formed on television shows through lack of contact with the outside world, unrealistically fabulous first dates (You, me, Vietnam! Go!) and a false sense of limited resources. Or, they're just crazy and overprotective. Tomato, tomahto!

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"Downton Abbey"

"Downton Abbey"

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'Downton Abbey' recap: Edith fights her corner in the season finale

Mary gets welcome news, but what's to become of Branson?
I don't want to say the Christmas episode of "Downton Abbey" was much ado about nothing, as there really wasn't much ado at all. This was a relatively staid ending to a fairly low-key season, and even the significant twists either happened off-screen or, thanks to our stiff-upper-lip Brits, barely registered. Admittedly, that doesn't mean nothing happened. There were a few notable guest appearances (Paul Giamatti for the win!) and there are clearly big plot lines brewing for next season. Well, maybe. 
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