Bryan Cranston wrapped up his run Sunday night as Walter White in Breaking Bad.
September 30, 2013 The finale of Breaking Bad on Sunday night gave Walter White a great degree of closure and control over the unfolding of events. While that may have been satisfying to those who rooted for him, it causes problems for those who didn't.
September 29, 2013 The saga of the high school chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin comes to an end tonight. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Time magazine TV and pop culture columnist James Poniewozik about how AMC's award-winning series Breaking Bad might finish.
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Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan play famous sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in a new series, Masters of Sex.
September 29, 2013 Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan star as famous sexologists Masters and Johnson in the new TV series, Masters of Sex. They had to get comfortable sitting around naked together because of the sex scenes.
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September 27, 2013 The company behind iconic public service campaigns like Smokey Bear and McGruff the Crime Dog has been around since the 1940s. But how much is really known about the Ad Council? Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks to author Wendy Melillo about her book How McGruff and the Crying Indian Changed America.
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How could you not feel sorry for this guy? Vince Gilligan even admitted that he loaded up the Breaking Bad pilot with "reasons to give a damn about" Walter White.
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September 27, 2013 How did the creators of Breaking Bad get millions of fans to stick by a meth-cooking drug lord season after season? The crafty use of an old editing technique in the pilot let us see the world through Walt's eyes, a film psychologist says, making it easier to excuse his immoral choices later on.
Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan portray pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson in a new Showtime series.
September 26, 2013 The series follows the stories of science pioneers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who helped bring sexuality into the light. Critic John Powers says it clearly aspires to be "the Mad Men of sex" -- but falls short in both its eye for detail and its retrograde portrayals of sex.
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September 25, 2013 Robert Siegel talks with Eric Deggans, outgoing TV and media critic for The Tampa Bay Times and incoming TV critic for NPR, about the fall television season. Deggans says a lot of the shows may be new, but they're not entirely original.
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September 25, 2013 On Tuesday's Late Night, we learned a little more about touchdown dancing, got to see The Avett Brothers stomping as they do, and experienced the lip-sync magic of three guys with very different stage personalities.
Kate (Malin Akerman) pitches in alongside husband Pete (Bradley Whitford) on her stepson's soccer practice in ABC's Trophy Wife.
September 24, 2013 The show's self-professed feminist creators wanted to take on a type generally scorned in popular culture. It's a favorite among critics, but one reviewer worries it will suffer from the Cougar Town effect — good show, terrible name.
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Capt. Ray Holt (Andre Braugher, right) leads detectives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) and Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero) on a police stakeout in Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
September 24, 2013 TV critic David Bianculli points to Brooklyn Nine-Nine, starring Andy Samberg, and The Blacklist, starring James Spader, as shows to watch this season. Other debuts, like The Michael J. Fox Show and The Crazy Ones, show plenty of potential.
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President Obama (right) with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., on the first hole of the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base on May 6.
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September 24, 2013 President Obama has been criticized for playing too much golf. But former President George W. Bush tells the Golf Channel that the sport is a good outlet for the pressures of the White House.
Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
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September 23, 2013 The Emmy Awards on Sunday night honored some deserving winners, both surprising and not. But more than that, it was a ceremony that was slack, uninspired and sometimes insulting to the talent it was supposedly saluting.
September 23, 2013 Breaking Bad, AMC's soon-to-end tale of Walter White's descent into depravity, won the Emmy Award for best drama. Also, ABC's madcap Modern Family won its fourth Emmy Award in a row as best comedy series.
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David Saltzberg (right) hosts his "Geek of the Week," UCLA student Andrew Peck, on the set of The Big Bang Theory.
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September 23, 2013 David Saltzberg makes sure those equations splashed all over CBS's hugely popular sitcom make sense. Saltzberg reviews scripts that arrive with unfinished dialogue and brackets reading, "Insert Science Here."
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Neil Patrick Harris will host the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday on CBS.
September 22, 2013 The Emmy Awards are on Sunday night, and you'll see the familiar face of super-host Neil Patrick Harris. While many faces will be familiar, the big question is whether Netflix — which was a DVD-mailing service what seems like yesterday — can win a big prize.
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