"The Vampire Diaries"

"The Vampire Diaries"

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'Vampire Diaries' recap: Who will survive the new spell in the season finale?

There are old characters and new twists in a complicated episode

Okay, everyone.  Deep breaths. Don't freak out, not yet. This is "The Vampire Diaries," and if we have learned anything from this show it's that dead isn't necessarily forever dead. It might be; I won't sugar coat it. But I won't absolutely believe it until... well, when I hear casting news that suggests a degree of permanence. 

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"The View"

"The View"

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'The View': It's bye-bye Barbara, but now what?

The journalism icon makes her exit, but who will fill her shoes?

Watching Barbara Walters' final episode of "The View" was a little poignant, though not as much of a tearjerker as I thought it might be. I was too distracted by the returning 11 co-hosts taking the stage. Did anyone else notice that insincere air kiss Star Jones gave Barbara? Did Debbie Matenopoulos seem a little desperate for attention that Barbara didn't seem all that eager to give? Given the contentious nature of some of the "friendships" on the show, as well as the less-than-amicable exits, it was tempting to look for subtext even as Walters insisted she loved each and every one of the women sharing the stage with her. 

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"My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding"

"My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding"

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Exclusive clip: It's a stripper problem on 'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

It's a bad girl bachelorette party for Alyssa

Of course, the stars of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Thurs. at 9:00 p.m. ET on TLC) always keep it classy, and this exclusive clip is no different. It's hard to know who's right -- if Lacy has Alyssa "whipped" or vice versa -- but I'm guessing there's going to be an enormous fight when Lacy discovers the woman he wants to stay at home scrubbing his underwear is rubbing up against a male stripper in a seedy hotel room. Ah, romance! 

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"The Flash"

"The Flash"

Credit: The CW

6 great things about the trailer for 'The Flash'

If you like 'Arrow,' we bet you'll love the CW's latest superhero

The CW has released their extended trailer for the new fall show "The Flash" (viewers of "Arrow" got a sneak peek last night), and judging from these five minutes, things are looking good. Here are six reasons why you might want to tune in even if you're not a comic book superhero fan. 

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"Nashville"

"Nashville"

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'Nashville' season finale recap: It's getting super sudsy in here, y'all

It's all kinds of cliffhanger goodness for the primetime soap

Yes, it's been an uneven season for "Nashville," I won't disagree. There have been points in the season in which I felt I was tuning in simply to listen to the music and watch Connie Britton flip her hair. It is really good hair, after all. 

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"Madam Secretary"

"Madam Secretary"

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5 reasons why Tea Leoni looks perfect for 'Madam Secretary' in the new trailer

The 'Flirting with Disaster' star deserves a big role, yesterday

When I first saw the trailer for CBS' new fall show "Madam Secretary," my first thought was, hey, Tea Leoni! I love Tea Leoni! My second thought was, man, have not been seeing much of her in recent years. Sure, she was just in "Tower Heist" in 2011, but no one saw that, and it's been a whole lotta years since "Flirting with Disaster." There have been many projects in between, but not enough of them have been ideal showcases for Leoni's talent, plus movies like "Jurassic Park III" and "Deep Impact" weren't really about the actors, and plenty of other stars dominated hits like "A League of Their Own." Here are five reasons why I'm really hoping this is the hit Leoni has long deserved. 

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Katheryn Winnick, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig
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'Vikings' panel: The cast talks chain mail, Travis Fimmel pranks, season 3

'There's no complaining' on the harsh set of 'Vikings'

Given the crowd at the Television Academy last night for History's "Vikings," you'd be hard pressed to guess that the season 2 finale didn't score the numbers of the first (3.4 million, representing a drop of 6 percent from last year). Still, the network is making a solid play for Emmy nods. Given the dark twists of this season, from an unexpected final betrayal to a demanding and brutal character arc for Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick), a little recognition doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility for this cast, many of whom were in attendance. I'll be posting my one-on-one interviews with them soon, but here's the download on a panel that went from jovial to emotional and, in one case, very personal. 

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"Almost Royal"

"Almost Royal"

Credit: BBC America

'Almost Royal' is set to skewer entitled Brits in America

BBC America's first original comedy series is Sacha Baron Cohen lite

While making fun of the royal family is a national pastime across the pond, here our take on royalty is mingled with a curiosity about something that seems glamorous -- from a distance. BBC America's first comedy series, "Almost Royal," proposes to plop two young British aristocrats in our backyard to see how they take to 'Murican ways. The show, which stars Ed Gamble (Georgie) and Amy Hoggart (Poppy), tears a page out of the Sacha Baron Cohen rulebook by letting the actors interact with real people. Real people including Fabio. That happens. 

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"Selfie"

"Selfie"

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Does the trailer for ABC's 'Selfie' make you want to hit the like button?

Do you call #awful or #awesome?

My initial reaction to the concept of ABC's new sitcom "Selfie" was a snarky expression (maybe one of those colon capital P emoticons) and possibly a GIF of a cat rolling its eyes. The show is a riff on "My Fair Lady," but in this version Eliza is "instafamous" and wants to find out how she can function in the real world! After seeing the trailer, I'm feeling more colon backslash. This could be a fun, light way to spend thirty minutes, or it could be the worst kind of romcom. The only way to know for sure is to watch. 

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"Tattoos After Dark"

"Tattoos After Dark"

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Exclusive clip: A guy wants a dolphin on his head on 'Tattoos After Dark'

Is a dolphin tattoo ever the right idea?

Dolphins are truly magical creatures. Mostly everyone loves them. But does anyone really need a dolphin tattoo? More importantly, do they need a dolphin tattoo in the side of his or her head? That question will be answered tonight on "Tattoos After Dark" (Tues. May 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET on Oygen). If you haven't seen the show, it's from the producer of "Jersey Shore" (SallyAnn Salsano), so you already know she has an eye for colorful talent. In this case, rather literally.

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