<p>Joe Manganiello was back on last night's &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Joe Manganiello was back on last night's "How I Met Your Mother."

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Review: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Twelve Horny Women'

Joe Manganianello shows off the goods to best Marshall in court

A quick review of last night's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I'm arrested for ZWI...

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<p>Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are Dr. Watson and &quot;Sherlock.&quot;&nbsp;</p>

Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are Dr. Watson and "Sherlock." 

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The game is delayed - 'Sherlock' won't return until late 2013/early 2014

Producer Steven Moffat and stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman have very busy schedules

By making only three stories per season, "Sherlockproducer Steven Moffat has already turned the 21st century Sherlock Holmes series (not to be confused with the one on CBS) into a rare enough treat that we have to wait long intervals to consume. And now it sounds like the wait for the next batch is even longer. 

EW is reporting that because of the busy schedules of Moffat (who also runs "Doctor Who") and stars Benedict Cumberbatch (who's the villain in the next "Star Trek" movie) and Martin Freeman (who is appearing in the 57 films that are being adapted from the 300-odd pages of "The Hobbit"), production on the next trio of "Sherlock" episodes has been pushed back from January to March, which will in turn delay when those episodes will air, first on the BBC (likely late 2013 now) and then PBS (possibly early 2014).

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<p>The &quot;Lost&quot; cast waaaay back in the pilot.</p>

The "Lost" cast waaaay back in the pilot.

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Podcast, blog and book notes

Previewing the next week of coverage, plus a 'Revolution Was Televised' excerpt

A few bits of housekeeping and book pluggery while I ponder what Chuck Lorre might write in a vanity card about Angus T. Jones...

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<p>In the &quot;Trem&eacute;&quot;&nbsp;season finale, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander)&nbsp;and Davis (Steve Zahn)&nbsp;meet for the first time.</p>

In the "Tremé" season finale, LaDonna (Khandi Alexander) and Davis (Steve Zahn) meet for the first time.

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Season finale review: 'Tremé' - 'Tipitina'

A benefit for LaDonna brings most of our cast of characters together

A review of the "Tremé" season finale coming up just as soon as I like metal and sea shanties...

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<p>Morena Baccarin in &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Morena Baccarin in "Homeland."

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Review: 'Homeland' - 'Two Hats'

Brody resurfaces, and Saul looks into Quinn

A quick review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I find a pay phone...

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<p>On &quot;The Walking Dead,&quot;&nbsp;Michonne gives Rick, Oscar and Daryl a tour.</p>

On "The Walking Dead," Michonne gives Rick, Oscar and Daryl a tour.

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Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'When the Dead Come Knocking'

Michonne makes new friends, while Glenn is reacquainted with an old one

A quick review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I telecommute...

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<p>Dunn (Erik LaRay Harvey)&nbsp;and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams)&nbsp;in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Dunn (Erik LaRay Harvey) and Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) in "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Two Imposters'

Nucky goes on the run and Gillian gets some houseguests

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I have to ask for your phone number...

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<p>Larry Hagman in his &quot;Dallas&quot;&nbsp;glory days as J.R. Ewing.</p>

Larry Hagman in his "Dallas" glory days as J.R. Ewing.

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Remembering the late, great Larry Hagman

A star twice over on 'I Dream of Jeannie' and 'Dallas'

Larry Hagman, who died of cancer Friday at 81, was a giant, and not just because the Stetson he wore in his most iconic role added a good six inches to an already long frame. J.R. Ewing is one of the all-time great TV villains, the defining character of the quintessential drama of the Greed Is Good 1980s.  

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<p>Grant Bowler and Lindsay Lohan are Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's &quot;Liz &amp;&nbsp;Dick.&quot;</p>

Grant Bowler and Lindsay Lohan are Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick."

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Review: Lindsay Lohan doesn't impress in Lifetime's 'Liz & Dick'

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Co-star Grant Bowler does better as Richard Burton than she does as Elizabeth Taylor
It's not hard to understand why Lifetime would want to take a risk on the erratic Lindsay Lohan to play Elizabeth Taylor in the channel's new movie "Liz & Dick" (Sunday at 9 p.m.).
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<p>James Gandolfini, Chris Rock and Larry David in three classic shows from 40 years of HBO.</p>

James Gandolfini, Chris Rock and Larry David in three classic shows from 40 years of HBO.

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It's not TV. It's 40 years of HBO.

'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' are gimmes, but don't forget 'Larry Sanders' or the comedy specials

When I targeted Thanksgiving 2012 as the time to release my book, I didn't realize that it would be coming out in the same month as the 40th anniversary of HBO. (The pay cable channel launched on November 8, 1972.) But if the timing was accidental, it also feels perfect, because of course HBO was the place where the whole drama revolution began, and I could have easily written an entire book about what was happening at HBO from "Oz" through, say, "Deadwood."

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