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'Roadies' Makes Light of Sexual Assault, Approaches 'Newsroom' Levels of Badness

We Made It Easier for Lawmakers to Tweet Their #ThoughtsandPrayers

'Miss Stevens' Breaks Up SXSW's Sausage Fest, Delivers Worthy Heroine

No Room for Hateration: 'The Wiz Live' was Magical

You Know What Makes Everything Better? Corgi Gifs.

Caitlyn Jenner Is Taking 'I Am Cait' Seriously; We Should, Too

Rick Santorum Confused by U.S. Constitution, Gays; No One Surprised

What's With the Disclaimer at the End of 'Masters of Sex'?

'Magic Mike XXL' Is All About Feminism -- And More Men Need to See It

Your Wet Hot Magical Sexy Violent Summer 2015 TV Preview

Did Don Write That Coke Ad? 'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Weighs In

'Mad Men' Series Finale Review: It's the Real Thing

Exclusive: Get the Details on 5 Upcoming 'Mad Men' Spin-offs

'Inside Amy Schumer' Delivers One Feminist Rallying Cry After Another

'Mad Men' Breaks Our Hearts in Penultimate Episode

On 'Mad Men,' The Search For a Better Horizon

'Mad Men' Raises a Glass to SC&P; We Raise a Glass to Peggy's Feminism Speech

'The Americans' Wraps Disturbing, Excellent Third Season

Don't Be Fooled By His Chest Hair: 'Mad Men's' Glen Is Still Creepy

Believe It: 'Mad Men' Is a Story About Hope

On 'Mad Men,' The Business of Getting What You Deserve

Should You Grow a 'Mad Men' Mustache?

'Mad Men' and Don Draper's Search for Absolution

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season 6 & Season 7A: The Beginning of The End

Welcome Back, Sally: 'Hello, My Name is Doris' Review

Ringwald On 'The Breakfast Club': It's Timeless, But Don't Forget the Parents' Side

Guillermo del Toro's Advice to Young Filmmakers: Do Whatever the F*ck You Want

We Need More Childless Women, Couples on TV

Update: 'Mad Men' Definitely Going '70s; Draper's Suit Going to Smithsonian

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season Five: Is This When the Series Peaked?

Ranking Amazon's Newest TV Pilots (2015)

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season Four Part 2: Is Megan A Cool Girl?

'Selma's' Star and Director Weren't Snubbed -- They Were Ignored

Ranking the 15 Best TV Shows of 2014

Bidding Farewell to the Brilliant 'The Colbert Report'

'The Mindy Project's' Mindy Is a Powerful, Sexy Inspiration

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season Four Part 1: Let's Get Liberated

'Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever' Lives Up To Its Name — In the Best Way Possible

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season Three Part 2: The Whole Country's Drinking

'Boardwalk Empire' Series Finale: There's Gold, And It's Haunting and Haunting

This Theatrical Ode to Actual Cannibal Shia LaBeouf Is Perfection

Make Room, 'Serial': Showtime's 'The Affair' Will Pull You In and Mess With Your Head

Aaaaaah Freak Out! The Best Fictional Ways to Say Goodbye to Your Job

'Mad Men' Rewatch, Season Three Part 1: He'll Never Golf Again Edition

Interview: How True to Life is 'Masters of Sex'? We Asked Book's Author Thomas Maier

How Do I Know 'NCIS: New Orleans' Will Be a Hit? My Dad Likes It

Podcasters of Sex S2E11: I Want You to Give a Damn, My Dear

John Oliver Runs the Numbers on Miss America's Sleazy, Misleading Scholarship Claims

Sex, 'Outlander,' and the Midseason Break's Reign of Terror

'The Mysteries of Laura': So Bad It's Still Really Bad -- And Amazing

Podcasters of Sex S2E10: Bloody Bloody William Masters

Podcasters of Sex S2E9: Betsy Brandt Steals the Show Edition

Podcasters of Sex S2E8: Lifting the Veil Edition

Not Great, Pod! 'Mad Men' Season Two Rewatch: California Dreamin'

Get Ready: Amazon's 'Transparent' Will Probably Make Us Ugly Cry

Podcasters of Sex S2E7: Leaving B*tchtown and Entering the '60s

'True Blood' Says 'Thank You' and Goodbye in Moving Finale

'Rectify' Ends Second Season in Gut-Wrenching Style

Podcasters of Sex S2E6: Julianne Nicholson Should Be in Everything

And Now, For Some Good News: 13-Year-Old Mo'Ne Davis Shows What It Is to Throw Like a Girl

Podcasters of Sex, S2E5: Racism, Power Plays and Badassery Edition

O Captain! Our Captain! Remembering Robin Williams

Bloody Good TV: 5 Reasons to Watch 'The Knick'

Podcasters of Sex, S2E4: Ya Got Trouble Edition

When Hateful Fans Act Like Losers, Let's Call Them Losers

Podcasters of Sex S2E3: Give Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen All the Emmys Edition

Not Great, Pod! Bonus Ep 2: 50 Shades of Don Draper

On 'Masters of Sex's' "Fight," The Bedroom Becomes The Boxing Ring

Podcasters of Sex: Have Mercy! 'Masters of Sex' Is Excellent

Podcasters of Sex: 'Masters of Sex' Returns for Season Two Stronger Than Ever

And Now Our Watch Begins: Revisiting 'Mad Men' Season One

'Mad Men's' Beautiful Midseason Finale Reminds Us The Moon Belongs to Everyone

'The Americans' Ends Its Second Season as One of TV's Best Dramas

'Mad Men' Explores What Makes a Family In "The Strategy," One Of Its Best Episodes

How Will This Season of 'The Americans' End? Here's What We Still Don't Know

'Mad Men' Presents 'The '60s: Just Try and Make It Out Alive!'

On 'The Americans,' the Monster is Closing In

If the Characters on 'Mad Men' Are Going to Turn a Corner, It's Time to Get Real

On 'Mad Men,' Ain't No Party Like a Don Draper Rejection Party

'The Americans' -- 'Martial Eagle': Searching for Redemption and Coming Up Empty

Will This Be the Year Our 'Mad Men' Favorites' Fortunes Turn Around?

'The Americans' -- 'New Car': In This Business, It's Never Not Personal

'Mad Men's' Final Season Sees Its Characters Unable to Move Forward

'The Americans' -- 'Arpanet': If You Aren't Watching, You're Missing Out On TV's Sexiest Liars

'The Americans' - 'Behind The Red Door': In the Bedroom

Thank You All For Proving Why We Never Need a Woman in Late Night TV

'The Americans' -- 'The Deal': Hey, Mr. KGB Man

'The Americans' - 'A Little Night Music': Send In The Clowns

Jimmy Kimmel Gets SXSW Attendees to Lie About Fictional Bands, and I Want Daenerys Targaryen and the Dragon Ponies to Be Real

'The Americans' - 'The Walk In': 'I Hope the Russians Love Their Children, Too'

Lena Dunham Talks Typecasting, Tacos and Twitter at SXSW

'The Americans' - 'Cardinal': Guy Walks Into A Soviet Embassy

'The Americans' Season Premiere Recap, 'Comrades': Try Not to Bring Work Home With You, Dear

You've Got 68 Days to Watch 78 Episodes of 'Mad Men' Before Season Seven Premieres. Get On It.

I Love 'Girls,' And There's Nothing You Can Do About It

Year in Review: The 2013 TV Superlatives

Have a Very Merry, '90s-tastic Christmas. Love, 'The Sing-Off'

Aca-Believe It, Awesome Nerds: 'The Sing-off' Returns

How Do You Fill the Shoes of Julie Andrews? Simple: You Can't

Chin Up, Peeta: Ain't Nothin' Wrong with a Short Man

5 Reasons The Muppets' Christmas Carol is The Best

Well Played, Kaling: Ranking 15 of Mindy's 'Project' Love Interests

'Dateable Girls Know How to Shut Up': Life Lessons from Lookadouche

Shock Ranking 'Scandal': 'We Got Poped!' Edition

5 Reasons ‘Trophy Wife’ is TV’s Best New Family Sitcom

Shock Ranking 'Scandal': 'I Object to All of This!' Edition

25 Costume Ideas Taken From Your Favorite Halloween TV Episodes

Shock Ranking 'Scandal': 'He Still Owns Me, Too' Edition

Why Richard Harrow from 'Boardwalk Empire' is Excellent Boyfriend Material

Shock Ranking 'Scandal': 'How Presidential Are My Balls Now?' Edition

Shock Ranking 'Scandal': 'Are We Gladiators, Or Are We B*tches?' Edition

The 2013 Emmys: Just Let Tina and Amy Host Already (and Maybe Pick the Winners, Too)

Once More Unto the PBS Breach! Hiddleston, 'The Hollow Crown' Arrive Stateside

The 2013 PajEmmys: Who We Think Should Win

Ready For Fall: 30 New TV Shows at a Glance

"Boardwalk Empire" Season 4 Preview: More Chalky White? Yes, Please

"The White Queen": Bring an Encyclopedia, Brace Yourself for Exposition

Stephen Root Makes Everything Better. It's Science.

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'You Really Are a Danger Whore, Aren't You?' Edition

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'Your Time on Earth is Over' Edition

'The Newsroom' and Cynicism: Why Sorkin Desperately Needs to Get His Inspiration Groove Back

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'Mother, I Can Fly' Edition

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'And So We End As We Began' Edition

Ten Geeks and Nerds I'd Put on My 'To Do List'

Crazy Awesome Ranking "True Blood": 'Just Me, This Blunt and My Glue Gun' Edition

10 Reasons "Orange Is the New Black" Is One of 2013's Best Shows

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": Your Gay Vampire Ex Edition

"The Bridge" Review: Terror On the Border

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'What Is It About Me That You Want?' Edition

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'You're Dead to Me Now, Sookie Stackhouse' Edition

Where Are All the Leading Women? On TV, Of Course

On "Mad Men's" Season Six Finale, The Road to Atonement Begins at Home

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": 'They're All Gonna Burn' Edition

You Need Only One Reason to Watch "Graceland"

On "Mad Men," Don Draper Demands His Pound of Flesh

Crazy Ranking "True Blood": Billith Is a 'Naked, Evil Superman' Edition

On "Mad Men," Favors Can Easily Lead to Heartache

"Mad Men's" Characters Ready to Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

"Mad Men" Explores What Happens When One's Better Half Also Is Their Worst Half

Yeah, I Was In the Sh*t: Vietnam Hits Home on “Mad Men”

Shipping It: The TV Relationships We Root For, Even When We Shouldn't

"Mad Men's" Draper May Be More Out of Control Than the 1960s Were

How Far Will You Go to Get What You Want? Business in "Mad Men" Gets Personal

Womb! (There It Is): "Parks and Rec" Season 5 Finale All About Change

Examining the Personal Failures of "Mad Men's" Characters In Light of the Murder of Martin Luther King, Jr.

To the Book Readers Spoiling "Game of Thrones" Plots for Everyone Else: Shut Up

"Mad Men" — "To Have and To Hold": Cheaters, More Cheaters, and Some Swingers

"Mad Men" -- "The Collaborators": I'll Tell You What I Want, What I Really Really Want

In "Veep" We Trust: One of TV's Best Comedies Returns

We're All Marshmallows: Rob Thomas Thanks "Veronica Mars" Movie Project Supporters

"Mad Men" -- "The Doorway": “In Life, We Often Have to Do Things That Just Are Not Our Bag"

McAvoy Talks Pubic Hair, A Scientist Talks Duck Genitalia, and No, Bieber Shouldn't Have a Pet Monkey

Fallon's First "Late Night" Fairly Awkward; Can't Wait for Conan's "Tonight"

A Girl's Guide to "Game of Thrones"!!

Cumberbatch is Creepy/Sexy, Lauer is Sketchy and Every Week Should Be Justin Timberweek

Give Me All the Pajibacon and Eggs You Have: SXSW 2013

Way Down in the Hole: The Story Everyone Should Be Talking About

Give These Characters Their Own Spin-offs, Please

The Sky Is Falling, But Don't Panic: Just Stare Into the Eyes of The Dinklage

"The Americans" Review: I've Seen Your Face Before, My Friend, But I Don't Know If You Know Who I Am

"Smash" Season Two Preview: If at First You Don't Succeed, Reboot Like Hell

"Goodbye Forever, You Factory-Reject Dildos!": The "30 Rock" Series Finale

"Ripper Street" Review: Period Drama Done Bloody Right

I Bet Lance Armstrong Has Two Testicles, Too

Go Ahead, Give "The Mindy Project" a Chance

In Praise of the Perfectly Imperfect Les Misérables, the Future of Movie Musicals

Year in Review: The 2012 Very Official TV Superlatives

"A Colbert Christmas" Still The Greatest Gift of All!

"Boardwalk Empire" Season Three: Down Here It's Just Winners and Losers and Don't Get Caught on the Wrong Side of That Line

"The Hour": Everything "The Newsroom" Should Be and More

"Nashville": Come For The Music, Stay For ... The Music

Gif-Heavy, Halloweeny Proof That Nick is the Best "New Girl" Character

Not So Fast, "Homeland": "Boardwalk Empire" Is Where the Real Crazy Is At

"Emily Owens, M.D.," "Beauty and the Beast" Reviews: Procedurals As Old As Time

No Guilt In Saying It: "The Vampire Diaries" Is One of TV's Most Addicting Shows

"Nashville" Review: Chasin' That Neon Rainbow

"Call the Midwife" Review: Thank God For Contraceptives

"Ben and Kate," "The Mindy Project" Review: It's Never Too Late to Grow Up

The 2012 PajEmmys: Our Picks for TV's Big Night

"The New Normal" Review: My Two Dads Are Fabulous!

Everybody, Give Up Now: Arnett, Poehler Splitting Up

Proof That Paul Schneider Needs To Be In More Things

"True Blood" — "Save Yourself": Vampires Often Turn on Those They Love the Most

"Copper" Review: A Little Rusty

"True Blood" — "Sunset": "We Own The Day"

"True Blood" — "Gone, Gone, Gone": Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

"True Blood" — "Everybody Wants to Rule the World": "Survival Brings Out the Ugly In All of Us"

Fall Is Coming: The TV Shows That Can't Wait to Premiere

"True Blood" — "Somebody That I Used to Know": You Don't Know Me That Well

"True Blood" — "In the Beginning": You Light Up My Life

The Sounds of Summer: What We're Listening To This Season

"True Blood" — "Hopeless": "Oh, I Love a Good Execution"

"True Blood" — "Let's Boot And Rally": "The World, It’s Like, Wide Open To Us

"The Newsroom" Review: Not The Greatest Show, But It Can Be

"True Blood" — "We'll Meet Again": “I Told You, I Ruin People’s Lives”

"Is Everybody Else Seeing a Troll Doll Nailed To a 2x4?" Saluting The Gellers, TV's Best Siblings

"True Blood" — "Whatever I Am, You Made Me": The Only Thing I've Ever Been Great At

"True Blood" — "Authority Always Wins": You Really Got A Hold On Me

"Mad Men" — "The Phantom": Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

"True Blood" — "Turn! Turn! Turn!": A Time To Kill, A Time To Heal

It's Time To Get Sucked In Again: "True Blood" Season Five Preview

"Mad Men" — "Commissions and Fees": "I'm Doing The Most Decent Thing I Could Possibly Do"

Will Les Misérables Make This List One Day? Our Favorite Movie Musical Moments

Sex, Scandal & Sorkin: Summer 2012 TV Preview

"Mad Men" -- "Christmas Waltz": Krishna and Consumerism

"Mad Men" — "Dark Shadows": Betting On the Wrong Horse

Creative Freedom Isn't Free: Stop Stealing "Game of Thrones"

"Mad Men" — "Lady Lazarus": But Listen to the Color of Your Dreams

"Veep" Review: Answering Absurdity With Absurdity

"Mad Men" — "At the Codfish Ball": Some Things Never Change

"Mad Men" — "Far Away Places": Good Trip, Bad Trip

May The Odds Be Ever In His Favor: Francis Lawrence to Direct Catching Fire

"Mad Men" — "Signal 30": The Monster You’ve Become

"Don't Trust the B— in Apt 23" Review: Who You Callin' a B—?

"Mad Men" — "Mystery Date": "You Loved This, and You’re Gonna Love It Again Because You Are a Sick, Sick —"

Move Past 'Adorkable' and Know This: It's OK to Like "New Girl"

"Mad Men" — "Tea Leaves": Betty Moody and the All Bummer Summer

"Mad Men" — "A Little Kiss": Zou Bisou Bisou

17 Months Later: A "Mad Men" Refresher For Season Five's Premiere

"Just Nut Up and Die Alone": Highlights from NBC's Thursday Comedies

"GCB" Review: Cursed Be The Tie That Binds

"Don't Make Me Be Your Pony, Kevin." Highlights From NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

I Attended SXSW and All I Got Was Paul Rudd Making Fun of Me: Revisiting a 2007 Interview

"My Love Is In Idaho and My Heart Feels Like Knives": Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

Down in the Hollow: The Irresistible Charm of "Justified's" Boyd Crowder

“Never Half-ass Two Things. Whole-ass One Thing.” Highlights From NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

When "Smash" Is the Opposite of a Smash: Helping Out NBC's New Drama

"It's 'Ghostbusters II' All Over Again": Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"I Ain't Lookin' Like No Slapper": Beauty in Vogue

"St. Lamentine’s, Nay!" Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"The River" Review: "No Me Gusta Being Scared"

"No Touching Just Makes It Hotter." Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"My Dad Is Friends With John Cougar Mellencamp. That's Pretty Cool." NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"You Opposite of a Turd With Eyes." Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"Are You There, Chelsea?" Review: Needs More Vodka

"The Firm" Review: I Ran, I Ran (Not) So Far Away

"Work It" Review: It's Enough To Drive You Crazy If You Let It

Trust Us, It's Not Just The Accents: Our Favorite Cravat-Wearing Brits

"These Are The Places I Will Always Go": What We Listened To In 2011

Things You Can Tell Just By Looking at Her: What Makes a Best Actress Contender

The Hunger Games: Why I Hope the Catching Fire, Mockingjay Films Are Better Than the Books

"We'll See You After Regionals": Highlights from "Community," "Parks and Rec"

"The Exes" Review: Good Or Bad, There's No Divorcing the Sitcom

"You Were Big Cheddar?!" Highlights from NBC's Thursday Night Comedies

"I Hate My Teenager Daughter" Review: Ditto

TV Earworms: The Theme Songs That Burrow In, Never Let Go

"Downton Abbey" Returning to PBS: Five Reasons to Watch These Stoic Brits

Let's Save Hollywood Time and Cast the Inevitable Natalie Wood Biopic

"Na Na Na-Na": TV Ladies We Love, For All the Right Reasons

Resistance is Futile: Learn to Laugh Along with The Twilight Saga

The Look of the Irish: They're Filling Our Screens, and It's Glorious

"Hell on Wheels" Review: This Land Was Stolen For You and Me

72 Days, $18 Million: Who Would You Marry For That Pay Day?

"Grimm" Review: You Sure Aren't Looking Good

"Once Upon a Time" Review: Fairy Tales Get "Lost"

News Anchors Making TV and Movie Cameos: Stop It Already.

Who We Need Right Now: David F***ing Copperfield

Examining An Evil Trend: Gingers As Social Pariahs

"Enlightened" Review: Here Comes the Sun

Assessing "Glee": Five Ways to Make it Maybe — Maybe — Not Suck

"Revenge" Review: No One Mourns the Wicked

"Hart of Dixie" Review: Summer Heads South, Still Annoys Everyone

"Let's Soak 'Em For Crutchy!": Five Reasons Why Newsies Lives On

Life Is Unfair: Nailing Down The Exact Moment James Spader Turned Into Your Lesbian Aunt

"The Playboy Club" and "Pan Am" Review: Welcome to the '60s!

"Whitney" Review: Joining NBC's Comedy Graveyard in 3 ... 2 ...

"The X Factor" — Where Style Still Doesn't Always Meet Substance

"The Secret Circle" Review: Bad Things Happen When You Mess With Fate

"True Blood" — "And When I Die": "Life is Pain"

New York, New York: Film's Most Resilient Character

"True Blood" — "Soul of Fire": It Burns, Burns, Burns

Lady Porn: Men At Work, Looking Sharp

"True Blood" — "Burning Down the House": Betting On the Wrong Horse

"True Blood" — "Let's Get Out of Here": Our Tolerance Is Waning

Gloria: In Her Own Words Review: A Revolution, Not a Reform

What Hath Millennials Wrought: “Melissa & Joey” Returns

It’s Too Late to Say You’re Sorry: “True Blood” S4:E1, “She’s Not There”

No Little Boxes Here: Why “Weeds” is Worth Watching

Truebies and Newbies Unite: The Southern Vampire Saga Returns: “True Blood” Season Four Preview

“White Collar” and the Wonders of Popcorn Television

A Mediocre Moon Rising: MTV's "Teen Wolf"