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'Justified,' TV's Equivalent Of A Great American Novel

4/14/2015 12:05pm EDT
Saying Goodbye To 'Justified': Is This TV's Great American Novel
If you're a reader, you've probably heard the expression "Great American Novel." It refers to a fictional work that displays the culture of the United States at a specific time, and figuratively, is the term for the greatest American book ever written.

As the last episode of FX's Justified is on the horizon, it becomes apparent that the Timothy Olyphant led series could be TV's equivalent of the Great American Novel, both literally and figuratively.

One needs only to look to its ultimate source: Elmore Leonard, one of the great authors in American history. His writing could never be compa...
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'Justified' Cast Talks Series Finale, How Will It End?

4/13/2015 12:05pm EDT
'Justified': The Cast Reflects Before The Series Finale
As FX's Justified wraps its six-season run of excellence this Tuesday, we had one more opportunity to ask its cast and producer how it's been so good. Starpulse joined series stars Timothy Olyphant, Joelle Carter, Erica Tazel and Jacob Pitts, as well as executive producer Graham Yost, at the Paley Center for Media last week to look back on the show and ponder the future.

"It's been amazing," reflected Joelle. "They say art is like life and I think it's so true. I think I have grown with Ava. I've grown in my own capacity as an actress to evolve and to trust myself more, and they've given m...
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Get The Inside Scoop On FX’s 'The Comedians'

4/9/2015 1:47pm EDT
The Comedians
Everyone knows about the on-screen partnership of FX's The Comedians, which features Billy Crystal and Josh Gad in a TV show about Billy Crystal and Josh Gad trying to make a TV show.

You might even already know that the series is adapted from a Swedish program and is the love child of a comedy braintrust - not just Crystal and Gad, but also Larry Charles of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler.

If you're asking yourself, "Who are Matt Nix and Ben Wexler?" The answer is two of the funniest writers in the room, and we sat down with them during FX's Television Critics Association p...
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'Justified': The Penultimate Episode Rundown

4/8/2015 10:02am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Collateral' - Just One Showdown L
After bodies started to hit the floor last week, everything continues spiraling out of control in this week's penultimate episode of Justified. One more recurring character buys the farm and another probably isn't far behind, while both Raylan and Boyd are invited to start questioning their motivations - but neither are interested in doing so. By the end of "Collateral," everyone's in trouble and you get the sense that this show is going to come down to who's the better survivor.

While Boyd gets a new ride at gunpoint, Tim and Art find Raylan's car and his badge, much to Art's massive anno...
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'The Americans': What Is Paige's Next Move?

4/2/2015 9:25am EDT
'The Americans' Recap: Game Changed As Paige Finds Out The Truth
Previously - Elizabeth killed an old woman so she wouldn't talk. The FBI's mail robot was bugged for nefarious KGB purposes.

Well, they went and did it. Phillip and Elizabeth finally told Paige the truth. She is the daughter of deep cover Soviet spies. What she will do with that knowledge will definitely inform the the final episodes of season three. And, despite the criminally low ratings, The Americans will be back for a fourth season. I wonder if Paige will? *cringe*

Phillip is working at the world's worst travel agency. The wood paneling can't disguise this place of subterfuge and tra...
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The Voice Of 'Archer' Answers Burning Questions

4/1/2015 12:05pm EDT
'Archer': H. Jon Benjamin Answers All The Crazy Questions You Di
Tomorrow night, Archer's "Drastic Voyage" concludes (here's our recap of part one if you need a refresher), so the man himself - Mr. H. Jon Benjamin - graced us with his presence recently to discuss a few things you wanted to know and some you probably didn't.

Read on to find out how Jon would rate Archer's attempt at parenting, who he believes should play the infamous not so superspy if there were ever an Archer movie, and which character he believes is most likely to have the cops called on them.

The biggest point of discussion in season six has been the introduction of Archer and Lana'...
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'Justified': Ava Is 'Fugitive Number One'

4/1/2015 9:05am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Fugitive Number One' - Killing Th
Last week on Justified, Ava Crowder had her Network moment and did a terrible thing. This week's episode is all about the fallout of that decision, namely how she's just become "Fugitive Number One." Complete with headshot on the corkboard in the Marshals Office. She's really gotten herself into it this time, and everyone else has gotten themselves into it because they failed to handle her.

What nobody knows is that this episode actually has very little to do with Ava at all. The best (or worst, depending on your perspective) is yet to come.

Art un-retires himself to deal with these lates...
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'Archer' Recap: The Heroes Turn Into Miniature Versions Of Themselves

3/27/2015 9:08am EDT
'Archer' Recap And Review: 'Drastic Voyage, Part 1' - Small Scal
Another Archer season, another crazy trip. "Drastic Voyage, Part 1" is the first half of the show's two-part season finale, and it finds a reason to turn our heroes into very small versions of themselves for maximum hilarity.

It all begins when Holly (Gary Cole) is briefing the team, telling them to keep their mouths shut, which of course they won't do. In fact, Pam is taking a selfie with the gang as he speaks. But Holly is onto these guys' shtick, assigning everyone to their new mission because he knows they'll all sneak into it anyway.

He wants them to help a Russian molecular scientis...
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'The American's Recap: 'Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?'

3/26/2015 1:11pm EDT
'The Americans' Recap: That Time Keri Russell Killed An Old Lady
Previously - Martha falls for "Clark's" line. The Jennings' South African colleague brutally murdered the apartheid guy with gasoline and a tire. Frat boy turned bungling political activist Todd was allowed to go free.

The Americans is the series that you assumed would never involve an Artificial Intelligence. When you assume it makes an...anyway,I give you FBI Mail Robot! I kid, I did glean a little bit more from this stark, disturbing episode. Guest star Lois Smith brought it all, and her scenes with Keri Russell were like a really intense play. They should have just handed these two Emm...
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'Justified' Recap: Trust

3/25/2015 10:37am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - As In, You Shouldn't Tru
We're now into the final four episodes of Justified, and so naturally it's time for some bullets and betrayals. This week's installment, "Trust," is all about people who should not have trusted other people, and paying the price for that faith. You certainly didn't expect everyone to stay on the same sides forever, did you?

Katherine is ranting to Duffy about last time's explosion, although she still doesn't think that highly of him. He reminds her that they're still on the same side, except for that they're not, and tells her to find out if Markham is going to move his money out of the va...
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