<p>Many drinks were raised in honor of &quot;Friday Night Lights&quot;&nbsp;at the Television Critics Association Awards.</p>

Many drinks were raised in honor of "Friday Night Lights" at the Television Critics Association Awards.

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'Friday Night Lights,' 'Game of Thrones' & 'Mad Men' win big at the TCA Awards

Television Critics Association also honors 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Modern Family' and more

Clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose: "Friday Night Lights" was named Program of the Year at this year's Television Critics Association Awards.

"Friday Night Lights" won the night's biggest prize, but other shows honored tonight included "Parks and Recreation," "Mad Men," "Modern Family" and "Game of Thrones," among others.

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<p>The &quot;Sons of Anarchy&quot;&nbsp;cast came to press tour this morning.</p>

The "Sons of Anarchy" cast came to press tour this morning.

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Press tour: 'Sons of Anarchy' goes back to basics for season 4

Club conflicts will be more internal than external as we return to Charming

"Sons of Anarchy" returns to FX on September 6, and based on both a screening of the season 4 premiere and comments made by creator Kurt Sutter and the cast at their press tour panel, I'm feeling much better about the series than I did for much of season 3.

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<p>Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy in &quot;American Horror Story.&quot;</p>

Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy in "American Horror Story."

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Press tour live-blog: FX's 'American Horror Story'

'Glee' co-creators Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk go back to their 'Nip/Tuck' roots

FX screened "American Horror Story" for critics a few nights ago, and reaction was decidedly mixed. I'll wait until seeing a final cut of the pilot to offer a full review, but if you follow me on Twitter, you know that my initial reaction was that it was like season 3 of a Ryan Murphy show, in pilot form. If you've watched "Glee," "Nip/Tuck," etc. as they've gone along and grown more over-the-top, you know what I mean.

I'll be live-blogging the panel, which features most of the show's cast - including Connie Britton, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Lange and Denis O'Hare - as they talk about the haunted house series.

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<p>Esther (Alexa Havins) in &quot;Torchwood:&nbsp;Miracle Day.&quot;</p>

Esther (Alexa Havins) in "Torchwood: Miracle Day."

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'Torchwood: Miracle Day' - 'The Categories of Life': Heat is on

The season reaches its mid-point in over-the-top fashion

A quick review of tonight's "Torchwood: Miracle Day" - including thoughts on why I'm likely taking this season out of the review rotation going forward - coming up just as soon as I hear rumors of Phil Collins...

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<p>FOX president Kevin Reilly tried to downplay the &quot;Glee&quot; controversy that will see Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (not pictured)&nbsp;departing at season's end.</p>

FOX president Kevin Reilly tried to downplay the "Glee" controversy that will see Cory Monteith, Lea Michele and Chris Colfer (not pictured) departing at season's end.

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Press tour: FOX boss Kevin Reilly won't worry, is happy

Exec session full of easy answers to potential problems with 'Glee,' 'X Factor' and more

At last summer's press tour, critics appeared to smell blood in the water at FOX. For years, the network had followed a pattern of tanking in the fall, then roaring ahead to number one in the ratings almost entirely on the strength of "American Idol." But going into last season, "Idol" was an old show, one that had slipped in the Nielsens, and one that was about to reinvent its judging panel without Simon Cowell.

Instead, the J-Lo & Tyler-infused "Idol" was up in the ratings, FOX again easily won the season, etc., etc.

Still, that didn't stop the press from once again pointing at all the vulnerable spots on FOX's schedule at this summer's executive session. But it was hard to blame FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly for taking on all the barbs with a "What, me worry?" attitude.

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<p>The cast of the American &quot;The X&nbsp;Factor&quot;:&nbsp;Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid.</p>

The cast of the American "The X Factor": Nicole Scherzinger, Steve Jones, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid.

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Press tour live-blog: FOX's 'The X Factor'

Is the world big enough for 'American Idol' and 'X Factor' to co-exist?

FOX's ratings this fall are going to depend almost entirely on the performance of a single show: "The X Factor," the Simon Cowell-produced singing competition that is not in any way like "American Idol" except in the ways that it is. I'm already sick of the promotion for this show, but I'm fascinated to see if it can succeed in a world where "Idol" exists (as opposed to the U.K., where "Pop Idol" ended as "X Factor" was beginning), where NBC has already had success with the "X Factor"-ish "The Voice," etc. So I'll be live-blogging this session as it goes along, to see just how confident Cowell, Paula Abdul, FOX reality czar Mike Darnell and the rest of the panel come across while they have to talk about "The Voice," the awkward departure of judge Cheryl Cole, and more.

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<p>&quot;Louie&quot;&nbsp;and his daughter celebrate her birthday.</p>

"Louie" and his daughter celebrate her birthday.

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'Louie' - 'Oh, Louie/Tickets': Cook with beef

Louie and Dane Cook have it out in a very meta episode

A quick review of last night's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I try a natural laundry detergent...

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<p>Wilfred (Jason Gann)&nbsp;and Ryan (Elijah Wood)&nbsp;try to talk their way out of trouble.</p>

Wilfred (Jason Gann) and Ryan (Elijah Wood) try to talk their way out of trouble.

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'Wilfred' - 'Pride': Sticking your neck out

Wilfred and Ryan have a series of sexual misadventures

Press tour is eating up every spare blogging minute at the moment, but I wanted to be sure to note that tonight's "Wilfredwas the episode that FX screened for fans at Comic-Con - and that the crowd (which included at least one 9-year-old boy) was equally horrified and amused by everything involving Wilfred and Raffi.

So sick, so strange, so funny, and such a good guest performance from Jane Kaczmarek. What did everybody else think of this one? And, if you have any lingering thoughts on last week's episode with Chris Klein, or where we're at with this point in the season, feel free to share them here.

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<p>&quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;co-stars Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jim Rash talk furries, friends and more.</p>

"Community" co-stars Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jim Rash talk furries, friends and more.

Watch: 'Community' co-stars Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown & Jim Rash at Comic-Con

More (furry) fun from TV's loosest comedy cast

Yesterday, I posted the first of two long video interviews I did with the cast of "Community" at Comic-Con. Today, it's time for the second, with Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and newly-promoted regular castmember Jim Rash.

We talked about Rash's new position, Dean Pelton and Jeff Winger's strange relationship, whether Shirley's baby will change her role on the show, and a lot more. As with the Jeong/Chase/Pudi interview, it's long but very, very funny.

And a footnote to the whole thing: at one point, while discussing Pelton's sexuality, I brought up a comment from one of my season 1 "Community" reviews that winds up informing much of the rest of the interview. And if you think I was exaggerating about that particular comment, feel free to take a look (it's the next-to-last comment on the second comments page, from "Geniufur"). And, for the record: furries.

Again, I hope you enjoy this, and that it helps make the wait until the show's September 22 season 3 premiere just a little bit easier.

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<p>Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif)&nbsp;tends to Trixie (Paula Malcomson)&nbsp;on &quot;Deadwood.&quot;</p>

Doc Cochran (Brad Dourif) tends to Trixie (Paula Malcomson) on "Deadwood."

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'Deadwood' Rewind: Season 1, episode 9: 'No Other Sons or Daughters' (Veterans edition)

A change is gonna come to the camp, and not everybody likes it.

After a week off, it's time to resume our trip back through the first season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood," and we're continuing to do it with two separate but largely identical posts: one for people who watched the whole series and want to be able to discuss it from beginning to end, and one for people who are just starting out and don't want to be spoiled with discussion that goes past the current episode. This is the former; click here for the newbie-safe version.

A review of episode 9, "No Other Sons or Daughters," coming up just as soon as I ask you what you think of my frock coat...

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