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'The Colbert Report' Live: Errors and all

BY ALEX INTNER

Watching a live taping of a TV show is a completely different experience from watching that show on television. There's so much more that happens in that little room. And, it's those moments that made the experience worth the 3 hour wait.

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Appealing 'Outlander' follows time-traveling romance

Starz

BY CHLOE GILKE

The Starz network doesn’t have a built-in following like HBO or FX, but its newest offering, “Outlander,” will surely bring new fans and acclaim. Like that other popular cable show, “Outlander” is a vaguely historical drama punctuated by spilled guts and unbuttoned pants, and is based off a beloved series of novels.

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'Matador' a bit too campy for its own good

El Rey

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

The question is whether self-awareness of all the campy clichés “Matador” revels in is enough. Just because the writers invite the meta-references doesn’t mean they belie any value.

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Guillermo del Toro talks new, savage vampire show 'The Strain'

BY ALEX INTNER

During a conference call in which The Michigan Daily participated, del Toro said, when asked about what makes his show different from all the others, “very rarely do we get to see a savage form of vampirism in either film or TV, or basically any other medium.

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Winning Cast Saves 'Married'

FX

BY ALEX INTNER

The premise of the show is simple. Academy Award Winner Nat Faxon (“Ben and Kate”) and Judy Greer (“Arrested Development”) play Russ and Lina, a lower-middle class married couple. They live their lives, raise their kids, and crack sex jokes, like real couples do.

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'Masters of Sex' begins its second season with a bang

Showtime

BY CHLOE GILKE

“Masters of Sex” is easily the best drama of the summer, perhaps up there with the greats airing during the rest of the year. Though the title might be a turn-off for some, the show actually focuses comparatively little of its energy on sex and spectacle.

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More than 'Community'

NBC

BY CHLOE GILKE

Here’s a little story about a girl with an armful of textbooks and an relentless imagination.

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