Ingenue Or Leading Lady? Ivy (played by Megan Hilty, left) and Karen (played by Katharine McPhee) compete for the coveted lead role in Smash, which premieres Feb. 6 on NBC. Will Hart/NBC hide caption

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Yvonne Strahovski as Sarah Walker, Zachary Levi as Chuck Bartowski, and Adam Baldwin as John Casey in Chuck, which wraps tonight after five seasons. Jordin Althaus/NBC hide caption

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Nick Nolte plays a horse owner who spent most of his career working as a horse trainer in Luck. HBO hide caption

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Jordan Peele (left) plays President Obama and Keegan-Michael Key (right) plays his "anger translator" in a sketch from Key & Peele, premiering Jan. 31 on Comedy Central. Comedy Central hide caption

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Luck, the new HBO drama created by David Milch, is about the inside world of horse racing. Gusmano Cesaretti /HBO hide caption

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When Kiefer Sutherland ended his series of very long, very intense days as Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24, few people, including Sutherland himself, expected him to be starring in another TV series right away. Fox hide caption

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Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are keeping the American Idol ship afloat just fine, but it's no longer crushing everything in its path. Michael Becker/Fox hide caption

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To produce a teaser for Volkswagen's Super Bowl ad campaign, trainers edited barking dogs into a performance of "The Imperial March" from Star Wars. Deutsch LA hide caption

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Comedian Stephen Colbert appears before the Federal Election Commision in Washington, June 30, 2011. The FEC granted Colbert's request to form a political action committee. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Crime novelist Elmore Leonard (left) with Justified star Timothy Olyphant. Courtesy of FX hide caption

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Host Mac McGarry (top left) poses with student contestants on the set of It's Academic in 1988. Courtesy of 'It's Academic' hide caption

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A political ad airs on a TV at Tommy's Country Ham House in Greenville, S.C., where Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was preparing to hold a campaign event. Eric Thayer/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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