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'Two and a Half Men' review: 'Why We Gave Up Women,' or: Why did Kathy Bates do this?

I suppose it was for a lark, a few laughs, Kathy Bates agreeing to the stunt-casting of herself playing the ghost of Charlie Harper in this week’s Two and a Half Men episode titled “Why We Gave Up Women.” Well, I hope she had some giggles on the set, because they certainly weren’t on the screen. READ FULL STORY

Ashton Kutcher joined 'Two and a Half Men' as Charlie Sheen was roasted into ashes: A review

An absent Charlie Sheen stole the ninth-season premiere of Two and a Half Men from Ashton Kutcher without showing up. Much of the half hour was taken up with Charlie Harper jokes. He’d died in France, hit by a train; the early line “his body exploded like a balloon full of meat,” crafted by four writers including Chuck Lorre, made sure there was scant sentimentality over Charlie’s departure — Harper or Sheen.  Kutcher made his entrance READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' with host Ed Helms: Your opinion is desired.

Ed Helms hosts Saturday Night Live this week, with Paul Simon as the music guest. Helms’ comic style — the intelligently effusive — should serve him well in the SNL universe. The former Daily Show correspondent, current co-star of The Office, and READ FULL STORY

'Comedy Awards' review: Eddie Murphy, Tina Fey, David Letterman, Bill Murray helped to save it

Comedy Central’s first annual Comedy Awards was a curious mixture of really funny and really boring, so chock-full of funny people squeezed into two hours that only a few of them stood out effectively. We’ll see about that “annual” thing. READ FULL STORY

'In Treatment': Here's how to keep the show going: Help suggest new therapists, new patients, new format

So HBO has announced that it’s not renewing In Treatment…in its current form. This is sad news for those of us who’ve grown to love our hushed but emotionally electrifying sessions with Gabriel Byrne’s Dr. Paul Weston. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' with host Zach Galifianakis: Your opinion is desired.

Zach Galifianakis is back to host Saturday Night Live this week, bringing what looks like a fresh beard. (You may recall that the last time he hosted, in READ FULL STORY

'House' spoofed 'Two and a Half Men,' 'The Walking Dead,' and bad soap opera: A review

Oh, that House: Just when you think the series has become a ridiculous soap opera, it becomes… an accidentally timely ridiculous soap opera. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' review: Miley Cyrus and a show better than 'pretty cool': It was pretty funny

Miley Cyrus’ distinctive speech pattern — a Nashville twang bouncing against glottal stops — is both distracting and distinctive, which makes her comparatively easy to imitate, if you have that kind of talent, and Vanessa Bayer does. She’s READ FULL STORY

Miley Cyrus and the Strokes on 'Saturday Night Live': Your opinion is desired.

Miley Cyrus hosts Saturday Night Live this week; the Strokes will be the music guest. Given that cast member Vanessa Bayer has done a Cyrus impersonation  READ FULL STORY

Charlie Sheen, late-night tragedy: Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon show some compassion: VIDEO

It takes a strong late-night host to resist doing Charlie Sheen jokes, and that man is Craig Ferguson. He announced  READ FULL STORY

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