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Jerry Seinfeld reveals who does his favorite Seinfeld impression

Jerry Seinfeld's distinctive cadence and nasal voice are easily imitated. In the course of his decades as a stand-up and sitcom star, he's doubtless encountered dozens if not hundreds of would-be Seinfeld impressionists. He doesn't immediately seem like the kind of guy who enjoys seeing people try to talk like him.

But it turns out there's one impression Seinfeld enjoys so much that he actually changes his voice to imitate the impression.

The comedian appeared "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday and disclosed that Fallon's impression of him is the only one he likes.

"I love having you next to me," Fallon said. "I end up turning into you."

"You're the only impression of me that I really like," Seinfeld said. "It doesn't sound like me."

Seinfeld also did the classic five minutes of stand-up on "The Tonight Show," something he hasn't done in a long, long time. It was doing five minutes on "The Tonight Show" that gave Seinfeld his major career boost in the 1980s, so it only...

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Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'The Sting' and more

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Kitchen Inferno The chefs work canned tuna into a gourmet dish and create an outrageous dessert pizza in the season finale. 11 p.m. Food Network

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55th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration Local musical ensembles, choirs and dance companies take part in this three-hour live event from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles. Noon, KOCE; repeats at 3 and 9 p.m.

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Meet Me in St. Louis In director Vincente Minnelli's nostalgic 1944 musical classic, a St. Louis family is disappointed to learn it must move to New York just before the 1904 World's Fair opens. But the plot is mere window dressing compared with Judy Garland performing some of her most timeless hits, including "The Boy Next Door," "The Trolley Song" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." 3 p.m. TCM

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Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Call the Midwife Holiday Special' and more

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Yule Log Holiday music accompanies images of a blazing hearth. 4 a.m. KTLA; 6 a.m. KCAL

Disney Parks Frozen Christmas Celebration The hit animated musical "Frozen" serves as the theme for this special that features performances by Ariana Grande, Trey Songz, Trisha Yearwood and "Pretty Little Liars'" Lucy Hale. 9 a.m. ABC

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas The green meanie is up to his old tricks in this classic animated tale. Boris Karloff narrates, and Thurl Ravenscroft performs the theme song. 8 p.m. ABC

Call the Midwife Holiday Special Vanessa Redgrave, who serves as the narrator for the 1950s-set British drama, makes an on-screen appearance in this special Christmas episode. 8 p.m. KOCE

Doctor Who The Time Lord (Peter Capaldi) teams up with Santa ("Shaun of the Dead's" Nick Frost) in the...

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Kim Dickens joins the cast of 'Walking Dead' spinoff

The cast of AMC's spinoff of "The Walking Dead" is slowly taking shape. Now it has a female lead in Kim Dickens.

Dickens, who most recently appeared with Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher's film, "Gone Girl" will star alongside Cliff Curtis in the series that takes place in the same universe as "The Walking Dead." But don't expect Rick and company to pop up in the new series. While "The Walking Dead" takes place in the American South, the spinoff series will take place on the West Coast, according to Variety, who first reported the casting along with Deadline.

Robert Kirkman co-created the new series along with co-writer Dave Erickson, who will also serve as showrunner.

AMC would not comment on details of Dickens' character.

"The Walking Dead" continues to be a ratings monster on AMC, with its most recent season premiere drawing 17.29 million people, the biggest audience yet for the series.

The fifth season will resume on Feb. 8.

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'Better Call Saul' trailer highlights trash can abuse

"Better Call Saul" is coming in February, and AMC has finally released a trailer that shows more of the series than just a tantalizing morsel. 

The "Breaking Bad" prequel will show how a struggling small-time lawyer named Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) became the slightly more successful strip-mall-based operator Saul Goodman, who defended criminal types in all manner of shady dealings.

In this look at the show's opening episodes, we still see Saul as Jimmy learning how he's just not fitting into the world of respectable law. And he's taking those frustrations out on a poor trash can.

In "Breaking Bad," Walter White acted out his rage on a box of pizza, which landed on his garage roof in an iconic scene. It looks like McGill/Goodman's rage vessel will be a poor metal trash can, which gets kicked into a shadow of itself in this trailer.

The series, from "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan and writer Peter Gould, will feature familiar faces from the previous AMC series, including Mike...

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Brandon Stoddard dies at 77; ABC exec behind 'Roots,' 'Thorn Birds'

Brandon Stoddard, the longtime ABC executive who played a key role in the 1970s classic "Roots" and other pioneering miniseries, has died. He was 77.

Stoddard, who died Monday at his home in Bel-Air, had bladder cancer, said his wife, Mary Anne Dolan.

At a time when broadcasters commanded a much higher share of the audience than they do today, Stoddard stood even higher than the rest, as a principled executive with sophisticated taste and a number of groundbreaking hits. In addition to "Roots" - a sprawling adaptation of Alex Haley's book about several generations of an African American slave family - Stoddard oversaw such miniseries as "The Winds of War" and "The Thorn Birds."

The 1977 finale of "Roots" was seen by an estimated 100 million total viewers, according to Nielsen.

But Stoddard's impact was felt far beyond miniseries. During a succession of ABC jobs - including a stint as entertainment president in the mid-1980s - he helped steer to the screen such series as...

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