<p>Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll)&nbsp;and Bill (Stephen Moyer)&nbsp;on &quot;True Blood.&quot;</p>

Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and Bill (Stephen Moyer) on "True Blood."

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'True Blood' - 'Cold Grey Light of Dawn': Sealed in silver

Bill comes up with a painful plan to save his people

You know the "True Blooddeal by now: this post is here for people who want to talk about tonight's episode right away, while Leslie Gornstein will have a detailed recap up on our Monkeys as Critics blog a few hours from now.

So talk about Bill's big silver plan, Tommy and Sam's beef, Jessica's walk and more.

Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco in "Work It."
Ben Koldyke and Amaury Nolasco in "Work It."
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Press tour: ABC boss Paul Lee finally has shows of his own

Critics aren't fans of new comedies 'Last Man Standing' and 'Work It'

ABC president Paul Lee has had one of the longer free rides of any network executive in recent press tour memory. A year ago, he appeared before critics on literally his first day on the job and therefore couldn't answer any specific questions about programs he hadn't ordered, scheduling decisions that weren't his, etc. At the January press tour, he was still talking about shows that predecessor Steve McPherson had picked up, so we could talk a bit about scheduling, and about development for the following season, but that was it.

So the shows ABC brought to press tour this summer are the first that Lee gets sole credit and/or blame for, which led to a session (which Fienberg live-blogged) that was far busier and more contentious than either of his first two.

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<p>Nick Offerman serenaded the room as host of the TCA&nbsp;Awards.</p>

Nick Offerman serenaded the room as host of the TCA Awards.

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Highlights from the Television Critics Association Awards

Nick Offerman sings! Oprah Winfrey jokes! Carl Reiner also jokes!

As I've often said, the night of the Television Critics Association Awards is my favorite of press tour. Lots of cool people on hand, shows we want to celebrate, and the ceremony itself is almost always memorable. Because (aside from one disastrous attempt on E! before I joined the tour) the ceremony isn't televised, it goes quickly, and the winners don't feel like they just have to read a laundry list of thank-yous, which tends to lead to speeches that are actually about what the work means to them.

I published the list of the winners last night, but here are some highlights from the ceremony itself:

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<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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