"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey"

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'Downton Abbey' season premiere breaks PBS records

The two-hour episode is highest rated drama premiere in PBS history
It's been a long time since "Downton Abbey" brought newish episodes to the U.S. (the fourth season has already run back in the U.K.), and fans rejoiced. How many fans? According to PBS, an average of 10.2 million of them tuned in for Sunday's premiere. 
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"My 600-lb Life"

 "My 600-lb Life"

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Exclusive clip: 'My 600-lb Life' goes from the hospital to the drive-thru

Zsalynn's scumbag husband scarfs fries in front of his wife
It is not easy losing hundreds of pounds -- and even less so when your husband is a jerk who eats fries in front of you. That is the plight of Zsalynn, whom we meet on "My 600-lb Life" this season. The show returns to TLC (premieres Tues. Jan. 7 at 9:00 p.m.) to follow the lives of eight people – each weighing over 600 pounds – through their year long journey as they collectively try to lose thousands of pounds. We're hoping part of Zsalynn's weight loss plan includes shedding a couple hundred pounds of husband, too. 
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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey" 

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'Downton Abbey' recap: Mary struggles after Matthew's death

Baby George isn't enough to shake Mary's grief

Yes, it's finally time for season four of "Downton Abbey" to cross the Atlantic, and while U.K. fans have soaked up the entire season, we'll just have to make due with this week's two-hour premiere. The story picks up six months after Matthew Crawley's untimely death in last season's very unhappy Christmas episode (happy holidays!), and as you might expect, Mary is not her usual, spunky self. At least, not at first. The heavy lifting in this episode seems to be left to our downstairs crew and, yes, Violet (Maggie Smith). It's actually heartening to see everyone trying to help out, given how deadly last season was for our poor (but very rich) Crawleys. But then, it seems everyone realizes that leaving the family (or more specifically, Robert) to their own devices will create a debacle from which Downton can never recover. 

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"Sex Sent Me to the ER"

 "Sex Sent Me to the ER"

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Watch: A woman has a 3-hour orgasm on 'Sex Sent Me to the ER'

One woman's non-stop climax leads to an embarrassing hospital visit

In this clip from an all-new episode of "Sex Sent Me to the ER," (airing Sat. Jan. 4 at 10:00 p.m. on TLC, then again Fri. Jan. 10 at 10:00 p.m. on Discovery Fit & Health), a woman can't contain herself. Literally. When Liz has an orgasm during a quick moment of intimacy with Eric, it's fine. When she's still having an orgasm three hours later, it's problematic. She heads to the hospital -- but won't tell anyone what's wrong with her until she's out of the waiting room. Can you blame her? 

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey" 

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Interview: 'Downton Abbey' stars talk 'cold' twist and 'complications'

Michelle Dockery and Laura Carmichael talk about season 4

Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" is old news in the U.K., but here in the U.S. we're finally getting a chance to see the show this Sunday (Sun. Jan. 5 at 9:00 p.m. on PBS). I had a chance to talk very briefly to two ladies of the house -- Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith Crawley) and Michelle Dockery (Lady Mary Crawley) during press tour last year, and, while they couldn't give any clues, they did discuss the changes to the show, their characters, and (perhaps) a hint of what's ahead. Sure, you can skulk around the Internet and find tons of spoilers, but what fun is that? 

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"Downton Abbey"

 "Downton Abbey"

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Have you been able to avoid the 'Downton Abbey' season 4 spoilers?

U.S. viewers finally get the show on Jan. 5, but it's too late for some of us

So, while Brits have already watched the entire fourth season of "Downton Abbey" (the eight episodes plus a Christmas special began way back on Sept. 22 across the pond), American fans are finally getting a chance to catch up -- the show returns stateside on Sun. Jan. 5 (9:00 p.m. on PBS). The real question is, of course, whether or not fans have been able to dodge the spoilers, which have been harder to avoid than zombies in "The Walking Dead."

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Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs

 Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs

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Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs talk nerd boners and 'Community'

HitFix visits the set and talks to the stars about the return of Dan Harmon

Season five of "Community" is upon us (the show returns Thurs. Jan. 2 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC), and I got a chance to talk to stars Alison Brie and Gillian Jacobs about the show's new season, the return of Dan Harmon and "nerd boners" for Nathan Fillion (who will be guesting this season).

In addition to all the stars who will be appearing on the show (including Robert Patrick and "Breaking Bad" star Jonathan Banks), they have a few suggestions for people they'd like to come play. Brad Pitt, clear your schedule!

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"Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

 "Oprah: Where Are They Now?"

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Exclusive clip: Gary Busey explains his secret code for 'Oprah'

The Oscar nominee explains the message behind common words

Want a resolution to ring in 2014? Learn Gary Busey's approach to language, which really makes every sentence a lot more fun. In this exclusive clip from "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (airing Friday, Jan. 3 at 9:00 p.m. ET on OWN), catch up with the Oscar nominee and learn some of his definitions for words like "fun," "shame" and more. English has never been so awesome!

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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': Does Brandi need rehab?

The claws come out at yet another 'starting over' dinner
Holy bananas. I am not sure I can stand to watch another episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" in which Brandi and Joyce get into it, especially as Brandi gets drunk and inarticulately hostile. While Joyce takes great pride in standing up to Brandi's bullying, after a certain point I just want someone to call an emergency treatment center to see if Brandi can be taken in for a 72 hour hold. There's drunken arguing, and then there's a cry for help, and I think Brandi may have just poured herself over the line between them.
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Phil Robertson

 Phil Robertson

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Rethinking 'Duck Dynasty': What now?

Phil Robertson has his job back, but have we missed an opportunity?

In the time it's taken me to process the entire "Duck Dynasty" debacle surrounding Phil Robertson's admittedly inflammatory comments to GQ magazine, A&E has banned the star and reinstated him. Cracker Barrel vowed to stop selling "Duck Dynasty" product and flip-flopped on that, too. In the end, there's been much ado but nothing much has changed. 

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