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  • 'Little Charmers' review: No magic with these witches
    'Little Charmers' review: No magic with these witches

    As a parent, finding appropriate viewing material for preschoolers is a minefield of armchair psychology and finger-crossing. Forget the hours upon hours of junk you watched as a kid, the reasoning goes. If your kids watch anything close to bad TV, their minds will instantly rot away to...

  • 'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV
    'Eye Candy' a promising dip into crime genre for MTV

    MTV, that not especially musical network for high school and college students and people who wish they were back in high school or college, premieres its first scripted crime drama Monday night.

  • 'Togetherness' shows real life's just funny that way
    'Togetherness' shows real life's just funny that way

    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who have made many movies together as writers, directors and actors — including "The Puffy Chair," "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "The Do-Deca-Pentathlon" — have a TV series now. It's called "Togetherness" and premieres Sunday on HBO. It is a lovely,...

  • Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.
    Witty, fast-paced 'Babylon,' set in Britain, hits home in U.S.

    With the Thursday premiere of Danny Boyle's astringent though essentially true-hearted police satire "Babylon," SundanceTV expands its original-series repertoire into comedy. The move proves that the cable network is not afraid to serve British television straight up, without the traditional...

  • In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'
    In hip-hop-fueled 'Empire,' 'King Lear' meets 'Dynasty'

    "What is this? We 'King Lear' now?" asks Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), the middle son of music tycoon and former recording star Luscious Lyon (Terrence Howard) in the opening episode of "Empire," a sparkly, sometimes-soulful new family-epic prime-time soap premiering Wednesday on Fox.

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