<p>A scene from &quot;Vietnam in HD.&quot;</p>

A scene from "Vietnam in HD."

Credit: History

Review: History's 'Vietnam in HD'

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'WWII in HD' sequel feels a little too familiar

Two years ago, History managed to find the sweet spot between its unofficial identity as The World War II Channel and the increasing popularity of exotic hi-def programming with "WWII in HD," a five-night miniseries featuring digitally-restored color footage from World War II. That was a success, so tonight through Thursday at 9, we get the sequel: "Vietnam in HD," six hours over three nights with a similar collection of eye-popping restored footage.

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<p>Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

Neil Patrick Harris and Jason Segel in "How I Met Your Mother."

Credit: CBS

'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Disaster Averted': Slap schtick

The gang survives Hurricane Irene and Barney turns to the slap bet to get out of the duckie tie bet

A review of tonight's "How I Met Your Mother" coming up just as soon as I get up and say I'm going to star in a YouTube video...

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<p>There is no truth to the rumor that Clay Morrow had to &quot;persuade&quot;&nbsp;FX&nbsp;execs into adding an additional episode to &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot; season 4.</p>

There is no truth to the rumor that Clay Morrow had to "persuade" FX execs into adding an additional episode to "Sons of Anarchy" season 4.

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FX gives 'Sons of Anarchy' a bonus episode for season 4

With 14 episodes, season finale will now air December 6

A while back on Twitter, "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter started lamenting the difficulty he was facing squeezing all the plot he needed for the end of season 4 into one last episode, even if it was a 90-minute long one the way the show's finales have traditionally been.

FX has solved that problem for him by agreeing to add an additional episode to the season, bringing the total to 14, which now puts the finale on December 6.

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<p>Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in a scene from this week's &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>
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Amy Poehler and Adam Scott in a scene from this week's "Parks and Recreation."


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HitFix First Look: Leslie and Ben mock it up on 'Parks and Recreation'

Can the two ex-lovers make peace while working on a model UN?

"Parks and Recreation" is coming off one of the best episodes in the show's run to date, and one of the things that made it special was the way it finally addressed Leslie and Ben's feelings about what had seemed like the cleanest, most amicable break-up of all time. 

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<p>Margot Robbie and Gaius Charles in &quot;Pan Am.&quot;</p>

Margot Robbie and Gaius Charles in "Pan Am."

Credit: ABC

The Morning Round-Up: 'Pan Am' and 'Once Upon a Time'

The stewardesses battle racism and communism, while Snow White and Prince Charming meet cute

It's time for another morning round-up, in which I have brief thoughts on the most recent episodes of "Pan Am" and "Once Upon a Time," coming up just as soon as I borrow your uniform...

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<p>Anson Mount and Common in &quot;Hell on Wheels.&quot;</p>

Anson Mount and Common in "Hell on Wheels."

Credit: AMC

'Hell on Wheels' - 'Pilot': An elephant never forgets

What did everybody think of AMC's new Western?

I posted my review of "Hell on Wheelsearlier in the week. Now it's your turn. Did you enjoy this show's take on the familiar Western genre? Did you buy Anson Mount as a grizzled gunslinger? Common as a tough ex-slave? Colm Meaney as a charismatic businessman who gives monologues to thin air? If you were a "Deadwood" fan, was it hard to avoid the similarities? Most importantly, will you keep watching?

As I said at the end of my review, I didn't especially like the show, but it's acceptable enough in a genre I enjoy that I imagine I'll at least be sticking with it through the end of the season. And as a result, I may wind up doing regular posts - about as long as this one, if not shorter - to see if other people want to keep talking about it. We'll play it by ear, and if the interest just isn't there, I'll either stop or start bundling it up into one of the semi-regular round-up features.

Have at it.

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<p>Sgt. Brody (Damian Lewis)&nbsp;on &quot;Homeland.&quot;</p>

Sgt. Brody (Damian Lewis) on "Homeland."

Credit: Showtime

'Homeland' - 'The Good Soldier': Hello, Larry

Carrie tries to use a polygraph expert to trap Brody

A review of tonight's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as I'm a victim of your fabulousness...

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<p>Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) has a family reunion on &quot;Boardwalk Empire.&quot;</p>

Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) has a family reunion on "Boardwalk Empire."

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'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Peg of Old': She is the one who knocks

Van Alden has baby mama drama, while Margaret has a family dinner

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as I send you a book with a horse in it...

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<p>Daryl (Norman Reedus)&nbsp;goes hunting on &quot;The Walking Dead.&quot;</p>

Daryl (Norman Reedus) goes hunting on "The Walking Dead."

Credit: AMC

'The Walking Dead' - 'Cherokee Rose': Throw the zombie down the well

The action slows down for a more character-driven episode

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I bet on the snowball...

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<p>Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy in &quot;Page Eight.&quot;</p>

Rachel Weisz and Bill Nighy in "Page Eight."

Credit: PBS

Review: All-star cast shines in 'Masterpiece' film 'Page Eight'

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Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Michael Gambon and Ralph Fiennes headline espionage drama

Johnny Worricker, the hero of the new "Masterpiece Contemporary" film "Page Eight" (Sunday at 9 on PBS), is in British intelligence, but not in the James Bond sense. He may occasionally don a tuxedo for professional reasons, and he's irresistible to a certain kind of woman (the lonely kind, mostly), but his job is to sit at a desk, study the reports that come across it, and figure out what they mean.

And it's a specific piece of paper that gives "Page Eight" both its title and its central conflict. Johnny has been in the game a long time, as has his boss and best friend Benedict, and while those years add wisdom, they can also create ennui. So it takes Johnny quite a while to notice there's something very wrong on page eight of his latest report, and even longer to realize what that means and what he has to do about it.

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