<p>&quot;The Mindy Project&quot;&nbsp;&amp;&nbsp;&quot;Ben and Kate.&quot;</p>

"The Mindy Project" & "Ben and Kate."

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Review: FOX's 'The Mindy Project' & 'Ben and Kate' show comic promise

These are the best new comedies of the fall season
On last week's phenomenal episode of FX's "Louie," director David Lynch played a veteran talk show producer training Louie for a shot at succeeding David Letterman. At one point, Lynch needs proof that Louie is actually funny, and demands that Louie make him laugh on the count of 3. Louie flinches once, then twice, and Lynch warns him that the next countdown will be the last, and Louie wins a reprieve by bursting into a string of falsetto nonsense that in no way resembles his actual comic style, but pleases Lynch. It's not until later in the episode that Louie finally relaxes and gets the confidence to be as funny on-camera as he knows he can be.
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<p>&quot;Homeland&quot;&nbsp;star Damian Lewis was one of the night's more surprising Emmy winners.</p>

"Homeland" star Damian Lewis was one of the night's more surprising Emmy winners.

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Emmys 2012: 'Homeland' and 'Modern Family' dominate

It was a night of unexpected drama winners and repeaters everywhere else
I always say that the easiest way to win an Emmy is to have already won an Emmy, and the 2012 Emmy Awards seemed to be going out of their way to prove me right. Twenty-five awards were handed out over the three-hour ceremony, and only eight of them went to people or shows that hadn't won an Emmy before. The first seven in a row went to past winners, and eight of the first nine.
 
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<p>David Chang and Janette (Kim Dickens)&nbsp;in the &quot;Trem&eacute;&quot;&nbsp;season premiere.</p>

David Chang and Janette (Kim Dickens) in the "Tremé" season premiere.

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Season premiere review: 'Tremé' - 'Knock With Me - Rock With Me'

The more things change, the more they don't

"Tremé" is back for its third season (and has been renewed for a fourth). I reviewed the season as a whole earlier this week, and in it noted that I'm only going to do brief write-ups of each episode until the finale, mainly providing you folks with a forum to discuss the show, because I've found over time it doesn't lend itself incredibly well to chapter-by-chapter dissections, especially when I've read to the end before you've opened the book. But I have a few specific thoughts on the season premiere coming up just as soon as I get a hairstyle that's, like, not a hairstyle...

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<p>Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White in &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White in "Boardwalk Empire."

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Spaghetti & Coffee'

Nucky goes to New York, Chalky teaches his daughter a lesson, and Gyp buys some gas

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I am face to face with paradox...

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<p>Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in &quot;Doctor Who.&quot;</p>

Arthur Darvill, Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in "Doctor Who."

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Review: 'Doctor Who' - 'The Power of Three'

The Doctor and the Ponds spend a lot of time together during a slow invasion

A review of tonight's "Doctor Who" coming up just as soon as I mock your log...

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<p>HBO&nbsp;has ordered a fourth and final season of &quot;Trem&eacute;,&quot;&nbsp;co-starring Rob Brown.</p>

HBO has ordered a fourth and final season of "Tremé," co-starring Rob Brown.

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HBO renews 'Treme' for abbreviated fourth and final season

New Orleans musical drama's producers have 'half a loaf' to finish their story

HBO has ordered a fourth and final season of "Tremé." It's just unclear how long that season will be.

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<p>Will the Emmy voters again kiss the &quot;Mad Men&quot;&nbsp;ring?</p>

Will the Emmy voters again kiss the "Mad Men" ring?

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Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series

Can 'Downton Abbey' or 'Homeland' stop a 'Mad Men' five-peat?

Time for Dan and I to wrap up our Emmy picks for who should and will win all the major categories with Outstanding Drama Series.

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<p>Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in &quot;Vegas.&quot;</p>

Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis in "Vegas."

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'Vegas' star Michael Chiklis on playing a '60s wiseguy

'The Shield' alum is playing another villain on the new CBS period drama
CBS' upcoming drama "Vegas" (it debuts Tuesday at 10 p.m.) is notable for a few reasons. One, it's the first regular TV job for Dennis Quaid, who plays legendary real-life Las Vegas sheriff Ralph Lamb. Two, it's a period piece, starting off in 1960 as the city begins its transformation from frontier town to the Vegas we know today. And three, it co-stars Michael Chiklis as Lamb's opposite number, mobster Vincent Savino. After trying out a more heroic persona with the short-lived "No Ordinary Family," this is Chiklis in a part much closer to his iconic role from "The Shield" as dirty cop Vic Mackey, and he's excellent.
 
I spoke with Chiklis about how CBS president Nina Tassler helped make the job more appealing, about working with Quaid and producers Nicholas Pileggi and Greg Walker, and about what he thinks Vic is up to these days.
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<p>Can any comedy beat &quot;Modern Family&quot; at the Emmys?</p>

Can any comedy beat "Modern Family" at the Emmys?

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Emmys 2012 Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series

Is 'Modern Family' a lock to threepeat?

Dan and I are almost done with our picks for who should and will win the major Emmy categories on Sunday night. In our next-to-last post, it's time to look at the contenders for Outstanding Comedy Series.

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<p>&quot;Louie.&quot;</p>

"Louie."

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Review: 'Louie' - 'Late Show (Part 3)'

Louie goes for it in the beautiful conclusion to the 'Late Show' trilogy

A review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I tune in every night for "The Crying Cleaning Lady Show"...

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