<p>Shameless</p>

Shameless

Credit: Showtime

Season finale review: 'Shameless' - 'Love Songs (In the Key of Gallagher)'

Everyone's looking for someone to love them for who they are

A review of tonight's "Shameless" season finale coming up just as soon as I mash 15 different insulting metaphors into one incredibly nasty sentence...

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<p>David Lynch Twin Peaks</p>

David Lynch Twin Peaks

Credit: ABC

David Lynch publicly bails on 'Twin Peaks' revival; are the owls not what they seem?

Can Showtime project go forward without its demented co-creator?

UPDATE: Showtime officially states, "We were saddened to read David Lynch's statement today since we believed we were working towards solutions with David and his reps on the few remaining deal points. SHOWTIME also loves the world of Twin Peaks and we continue to hold out hope that we can bring it back in all its glory with both of its extraordinary creators, David Lynch and Mark Frost, at its helm."

Maybe that gum we like isn't going to come back in style: David Lynch has departed Showtime's "Twin Peaks" revival.

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

Credit: AMC

All our 'Mad Men' pre-season coverage

Happy "Mad Men" day! The Emmy-winning drama returns for its final season (or half-season, if you're playing along with AMC's silliness) tonight at 10. As preparation for these last seven episodes, here are all the "Mad Men" stories we've run over the last few weeks:

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

Credit: AMC

TV writers (and writers of TV) predict the end of 'Mad Men'

Some serious and some silly guesses from critics and showrunners alike

“Mad Men” begins its final stretch of episodes on Sunday night at 10 on AMC, and we asked a handful of TV critics, as well as several TV producers (some of whom have had experience ending their own shows) to predict what might happen when all is said and done for Don Draper and friends. Some took the assignment very seriously. Some opted for the ridiculous. Some fell in between.

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

Credit: AMC

How 'Mad Men' marked the end of one revolution and the start of another

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Like the '60s, the AMC drama's decade has been marked by sweeping changes

There are the 1960s, and then there is "the Sixties," and they only overlap to a degree. Popular culture and popular history have turned the Sixties in America into a dreamscape of mop-topped British invaders, painted hippies, an escalating war in Vietnam, a moon landing, and massive social unrest. But before the rise of the flower children, there were men in suits and short haircuts, women in conservative dresses, and chaste movie musicals dominating at the box office. And it's not like the counterculture obliterated the culture that had already existed. The psychedelic-inflected comedy of "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In" was the highest rated show of the 1968-69 season, but the top 10 also included "Gomer Pyle," "Bonanza," "Mayberry RFD," "Family Affair," "Gunsmoke," "The Dean Martin Show," "Here's Lucy" and "The Beverly Hillbillies." In 1969, the same year that The Beatles released "Abbey Road" and The Rolling Stones presented "Let It Bleed," aging Rat Pack icon Frank Sinatra had a huge hit with what would become his signature song, "My Way."

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Three men enter, one man leaves: Wynn Duffy vs. Mike Ehrmantraut vs. Bronn
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Three men enter, one man leaves: Wynn Duffy vs. Mike Ehrmantraut vs. Bronn

Last night, while watching an upcoming "Game of Thrones" episode, I found myself saying, "Bronn is the goddamn best." But then I realized I had only recently said the same of Wynn Duffy while watching a recent "Justified," and of Mike Ehrmantraut while watching this week's "Better Call Saul." And while I love each man's survival skills, and the very different ways they each bring humor to dramatic situations (Mike through dry unflappability, Bronn through more gregarious unflappability, Wynn through reacting incredulously to every horrifying thing he witnesses in Harlan), I realized that they couldn't all be the goddamn best. So I pose a simple question to you (as I did last night on Twitter):

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'Stingers': Turn the Paige?

Paige has questions, Stan goes to the movies, and Henry loves 'SNL'

A review of tonight's "The Americans" — which FX renewed for a fourth season yesterday — coming up just as soon as I'm trying to turn you into a travel agent...

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<p>Community</p>

Community

Credit: Yahoo

'Community' writers go behind-the-scenes on the Yahoo season

A video look at the new look of Greendale

The ever-elastic "Community" is doing a solid job of adjusting to its new surroundings over at Yahoo Screen, and to the introduction of Paget Brewster and Keith David as the newest faces around the study room table. (Here are my reviews of the season so far; new episodes go live at midnight Pacific every Monday night/Tuesday morning.) You can see the creative team playing around with length (this week's episode clocked in at close to 31 minutes, and all have been significantly longer than the NBC episodes), and with new character combinations (it's been fun watching David's Elroy react to Britta in all her Britta-ness, for instance), and if it doesn't feel quite like previous seasons, each season never really felt like the one before it to begin with.

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<p>Jon Hamm in Mad Men</p>

Jon Hamm in Mad Men

Credit: AMC

'Mad Men' star Jon Hamm looks back: 'It was a long, strange trip'

Thoughts on Peggy, Don's style, his taste in women and a lot more

Jon Hamm never wrote for "Mad Men," and he only directed two episodes of the show (declining a chance to get behind the camera again for this final season, for reasons he explains below). But he has inhabited the role of Don Draper for so long, and paid so much attention to the great work being done by everyone in front of and behind the camera on the show, that he can be as talkative and thoughtful on the subject as anyone this side of Matthew Weiner himself.

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Fugitive Number One': Crime doesn't pay

Ava's in the wind, Art takes charge, and Mikey stands up for Wynn

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as you step away from the dirty cop...

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