These shows would make great Emmy nominees

These shows would make great Emmy nominees

'The Americans' and 'The Leftovers' get a lot more love here than they probably will from the real voters

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories.

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<p>Game of Thrones</p>

Game of Thrones

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' spins its wheels with 'No One'

One of the show's least memorable episodes ever

A review of tonight's Game of Thrones coming up just as soon as anyone not drinking is disrespecting our queen...

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Review: Selina heads to 'Camp David' on another riotous 'Veep'

The huge stable of recurring characters has helped the show weather middle age

A quick review of tonight's Veep coming up just as soon as you surround me with trees to make me look human-sized...

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<p>Silicon Valley</p>

Silicon Valley

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Review: On 'Silicon Valley,' Erlich faces (more) public humiliation

In 'Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride,' will Richard ruin Erlich for the sake of Pied Piper?

A review of tonight's Silicon Valley coming up just as soon as I tell you I'm a pescepescetarian...

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Review: 'Preacher' explores 'The Possibilities' of his new powers

But is a more coherent 'Preacher' a better 'Preacher'?

A review of tonight's Preacher coming up just as soon I go with the John Travolta explanation...

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Could Jack Bauer return on '24: Legacy'?

24 is coming back. Could Jack Bauer, too?

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<p>Hell on Wheels</p>

Hell on Wheels

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Ask Alan: Best TV dogs, judging shows based on networks & Alan's to-do list

Do we treat series differently depending on where they air?

Happy Friday, everybody! Ask Alan is, indeed, back on its weekly schedule again, and it's time to hit a trio of tricky questions, including whether we treat shows differently if they air on a prestige network versus one not known for Quality TV, where Bear from Person of Interest belongs in the TV dog pantheon (tricky only because I'm not a pet person), and what shows I fear will remain on my perpetual to-do list (which is where Person of Interest once seemed destined to reside).

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<p>O.J. Simpson: Made in America</p>

O.J. Simpson: Made in America

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ESPN's O.J. Simpson documentary is even better than FX's 'The People v. O.J.'

'O.J. Simpson: Made in America' continues an unexpected Trial of the Century renaissance

The TV event of 2016 so far was surely FX's marvelous miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which turned the Trial of the (last) Century into 10 fascinating, funny, tragic hours of drama that shed new light on a case that most of its viewers thought they already knew by heart.

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<p>Keri Russell in The Americans</p>

Keri Russell in The Americans

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'Americans' bosses on endgame: 'We hope they'll still trust us two years from now'

Breaking down the FX spy drama's best season so far

The Americans just wrapped up its fourth season, which we now know will be followed by two more (13 episodes, followed by 10) to wrap up the story of the Jennings family. My review of the season finale is here, and I spoke with showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg about where things stand, how they decided they needed two seasons to wrap things up instead of one, and more, just as soon as I offer you a Coke...

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

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Review: 'The Americans' just closed its best, darkest season yet

Who's heading back to Russia?

A review of tonight's The Americans season finale coming up just as soon as I watch the Super Bowl without you...

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