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Emmys 2013: What Should Win Best TV Miniseries or Movie? Take Our Poll!


Behind the Candelabra cleaned up at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmys ceremony — taking home eight stauettes in the early, non-televised categories. The question remains, though, whether that momentum can carry HBO’s Liberace biopic to a win as Outstanding TV Miniseries or Movie. READ MORE & TAKE OUR POLL

Political Animals Exclusive: No Season 2 For Greg Berlanti's Acclaimed USA Network Miniseries

POLITICAL ANIMALS -- Pilot -- Pictured: Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network)

USA Network has opted not to order additional episodes of Political Animals, its acclaimed-yet-ratings-challenged drama from Greg Berlanti and Laurence Mark and starring Sigourney Weaver.

Although billed as a “limited series event,” Berlanti told TVLine over the summer that there was potential to spin more stories about the Barrish family (fronted by Weaver) and intrepid journo Susan Berg (Carla Gugino). READ MORE

Report: Common Law Unlikely to Return, Political Animals and Two Other USA Shows on Bubble

COMMON LAW -- "Pilot" -- Pictured: (l-r) Michael Ealy as Travis Marks, Warren Kole as Wes Mitchell -- Photo by: Hopper Stone

Common Lawmen Wes and Travis may have cracked their last case, Kate Reed may have negotiated her last peace and Dr. Dani may have shrunk her last superstar, as a total of four USA Network series lay in limbo, awaiting word on renewal or (gulp) the other thing. READ MORE

Why Didn't Runway Auf Ven? Should Bunheads Keep Its Ghost? A Glee Mystery? And More Qs!


We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including The Newsroom, Political Animals, Bunheads, Project Runway and Glee! READ MORE

Political Animals Season Finale Recap: 'Tell Me Exactly How You Thought This Would End'


The following recap, by the very definition of the word “recap,” contains spoilers from the season finale of Political Animals.

USA Network’s Political Animals wrapped its “limited summer event” run with a flurry of twists and turns that the real-world presidential election cycle can only wish it delivered. …READ MORE

Exclusive Political Animals Finale Sneak Peek: Can TJ Be Saved from Old Demons?


This Sunday at 10/9c, as USA Network’s Political Animals uncorks its roller coaster of a season finale, matters at home take as much precedence as those concerning the State Department or Oval Office.

As seen in this exclusive sneak peek at the season ender …READ MORE & WATCH VIDEO

Political Animals Recap: Chinese Take-Out


Did TJ’s nadir teach the Barrish bunch nothing? This week on Political Animals, as the former First Family waited for the fallen son to wake from his overdose, Margaret and Annie got stoned, Doug and Susan got drunk (and then …READ MORE

Ratings: Olympics Hit (a High) Low, Plus the Latest on Newsroom, Breaking Bad and Animals


NBC’s (admittedly critiqued) coverage of the Olympics in London — which to date has been regularly trumping the Beijing 2008 numbers and hitting highs for a non-U.S. summer games — delivered an inevitable low on Monday night.

Drawing 26 million total viewers and an 8.1 demo rating, NBC’s coverage was down …READ MORE

Matt's Inside Line: Scoop on Criminal Minds, NCIS, White Collar, Revenge, NCIS: LA and More


Is Criminal Minds‘ Hotch headed for heartbreak? Is NCIS finally pulling the trigger on “Tiva”? New bromantic tension for Neal Caffrey and Peter Burke? What kind of gal will pop Nolan’s collar on Revenge? Read on for answers to those questions plus other teases from fall and summer shows. GET THE INSIDE LINE!

Political Animals: Could Buzz Offset Soft Ratings and Beget a Season 2? And With the Same Cast?

POLITICAL ANIMALS -- "Second Time Around" Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Ciar?n Hinds as Bud Hammond, Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond -- (Photo by: David Giesbrecht/USA Network)

Though Political Animals, USA Network’s star-studded “limited series event,” by no means roared out of the gate ratings-wise, laying claim to a piece of the pop culture conversation and generating buzz in other ways could – could – be enough to trigger a Season 2 pick-up. READ MORE