Why Networks Split The Seasons Of Popular Shows

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Showtime's Dexter, starring Michael C. Hall, just served up the biggest twist of the season to date. Randy Tepper/Showtime hide caption

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At Midseason, Serial Dramas Serve Up Big Twists

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Adele Is Belle Of Grammy Nominations

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Ali Calls 'All-American Muslim' A Welcome Relief

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Alan Rickman has played Professor Severus Snape throughout the Harry Potter series. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Alan Rickman: From Severus Snape To 'Seminar'

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Kevin Clash On Bringing Elmo To Life

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Science Diction: The Origin Of 'Stethoscope'

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When you sit down to play Risk: Legacy, you're not starting from scratch — the game refers back to previous matches. Hasbro game designer Rob Daviau says the new version of Risk plays around "with the assumptions of what a board game should and shouldn't be." Hasbro hide caption

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New 'Risk' Game Remembers Where You Left Off

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Anchorphibian: Kermit the Frog does the backstage-chat thing with Amy Adams and Jason Segel in The Muppets. Scott Garfield/Disney hide caption

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For Muppeteers, It Isn't Easy Being Invisible

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