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'Dexter' review: Did the season jump the shark in the kill room?

The current season Dexter was going along pretty well for a while. The whole Deb-finds-out-Dex-is-a-serial-killer was the shocker it was intended to be, and Deb’s reaction was well-calibrated. The announcement that Chuck‘s Yvonne Strahovski had been cast as some sort of maybe-criminal, maybe-romantic, maybe-both new character seemed like a good antidote to what turned out to be the dim Lumen of Julia Stiles. But this week — hoo, boy… SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THIS WEEK’S DEXTER. READ FULL STORY

'Dexter' season finale review: Not with a bang, but a whimper

Dexter closed out its sixth season on Sunday night with an episode that attempted to redeem the uneven, overloaded, even peculiar quality of what had come before it. The 12th episode, titled “This Is the Way the World Ends,” only lived up to the finish of that familiar phrase.  READ FULL STORY

'Dexter' so far this season: Doomsday, gloomsday: UPDATE

As its current season winds down, it’s become clear that Dexter may have peaked with season 4’s Trinity Killer storyline. When John Lithgow took his perfect, small-mouth sneer and walked off with an Emmy from the series, much of the fresh air left the show –- its formula (a season-long Big Bad plus a big, bad-romance subplot for sister Deb) became obvious and mechanical. UPDATE FOR LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE BELOW. READ FULL STORY

'Allen Gregory,' 'The Simpsons' Treehouse of Horror, 'Family Guy,' and 'The Cleveland Show': Which animation dominated your attention?

With its sleek animation and meticulously well-spoken central kid character, Allen Gregory was a quirky addition to Fox’s “Animation Domination” programming bloc on Sunday night. This new creation headed up by actor-producer Jonah Hill, who voices what other characters consider a “pretentious” little seven year-old, was eccentric in a way that belied its glossy surface. Gregory joined a line-up that included the 22nd “Treehouse of Horror” edition of The Simpsons, plus new episodes of Family Guy and The Cleveland Show. READ FULL STORY

'How I Met Your Mother' review: Was John Lithgow truly a 'Legendaddy'?

The latest bit of back-story doled out by How I Met Your Mother was a key bit of the show’s mythology — or, in true HIMYM fashion, de-mythologizing. Barney found out that his dad was John Lithgow — that is, Jerry, to whom Barney had sent a letter earlier in the season. This was the pay-off of that action of Barney’s, and a satisfying one it was indeed. READ FULL STORY

Peter Weller on 'Dexter,' 'Fringe,' 'Robocop,' reality TV, and more: an interview

If you watch Dexter, Peter Weller is currently making your head swivel as the corrupt cop/P.I. Stan Liddy. Weller plays Liddy like a human rattlesnake, all slithery menace, and tonight’s episode promises to further stoke the budding Liddy-mania among fans.

Weller credits Dexter co-producers Manny Coto and Chip Johannessen for bringing him into the world of Dexter:

“Manny and Chip are READ FULL STORY

'Dexter': Was Peter Weller so good this week, or what?

I will leave it to the regular TV recap to unsnarl this week’s twists in Dexter. But I just want to give a shout-out to Peter Weller and his portrayal of the sleazy cop Stan Liddy — Weller’s embodiment of the lizard-eyed creep who’s scoping out Dexter at the behest of Quinn was wonderful this week, I thought. With his menacing drawl and unpredictable, free-floating hostility, Weller’s Liddy is READ FULL STORY

Emmy predictions: Here's who'll win best drama and comedy series

If you are engaged in a little friendly competition with your friends about who’ll take home two of the biggest prizes during this Sunday’s Emmy awards, you’ve come to the right place. I think I’ve figured out who’s going to win. See if you agree with me.

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Dexter
The Good Wife
Lost
Mad Men
True Blood

Will win Lost. I think READ FULL STORY

Here's who'll win Emmys for guest actor/actress (hint: never bet against Betty White)

These guest categories are always fun races, since they’re loaded with big names who made striking impressions in sometimes small roles. Some races this year are locks; others could result in upsets. I think I’ve figured out who’ll win. Tell me if you agree.

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Christine Baranski (The Big Bang Theory)
Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives)
Kristin Chenoweth (Glee)
Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live)
Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Two and a Half Men)
Betty White (Saturday Night Live)

Will win Betty White. Not only READ FULL STORY

Place your bets on the Emmys now: Lead and supporting actress in a drama

There may be more talent crammed into the lead- and supporting-actress Emmy categories than in any other races. How do you choose between Connie Britton and Glenn Close, for example? Or between Archie Panjabi and Sharon Gless? Here’s how I do it; I think I know READ FULL STORY

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