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Harvey Korman, 1927-2008

Harvey Korman, the comic actor best known for his appearances on The Carol Burnett Show and Mel Brooks’ movies (for instance, as the tightly wound Hedley Lamarr in Blazing Saddles), died yesterday. On the Burnett show, my earliest memory of him, he was one of TV’s all-time great supporting comics, pulling off multiple roles with …

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Happy Last Lost Day!

Jack goes with his (appendicitis-ravaged) gut. / MARIO PEREZ/ABC

I don’t have a discussion topic for you. Except for this one: LostLostLostLostLost! OMG Lost finale I can’t stand it!

Anyway, if you’re like me, you need some sort of outlet for your nervous Lost energy today, so consider this a warmup area for tonight, to throw out any …

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Broadcast Television, R.I.P.

Last fall, when the TV industry was on the verge of the writers’ strike, there was a lot of debate over whether the strike’s effects on ratings would be fleeting, or if viewers would disappear for good.

We may not have a definitive answer yet, but there are definite signs—namely, ratings figures—and they don’t look good for the …

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Mad Men Sets Return Date

According to AMC’s PR department, today the network is announcing the official premiere date for season 2 of Mad Men: Sunday, July 27 at 10 p.m. E.T. Yes, Mad Men will be on Sundays now, so you can turn it on and pretend that HBO is running original series once again. (Actually, it should make a good double-shot with HBO’s Iraq mini …

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Maureen Ryan Is the Boss of Your Tivo

Have you ever known a TV critic you’ve agreed with? Really agreed with? Agreed with so much that you come to rely on her and hang on her every recommendation? Agreed with so much that you’ve fantasized: “Ah, if only I could have her brain removed from her head and implanted in an electronic device directly attached to my TV!”

Well, if …

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You Know You're a Wussy Press Corps When…

…the former White House Press Secretary says you were too easy on him.

The upcoming memoir from Scott McClellan is already getting heavy attention for its scathing criticism of a Bush administration that he says was deliberately deceptive and self-deceiving in—among other things—launching the war in Iraq and in mishandling …

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