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  • TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'

    TV Picks: 'Breaking,' 'Eastbound,' 'Homeland,' 'Sex,' 'Ladies'
    Sunday will be a busy night. "Breaking Bad" (AMC, Sunday). After 10,000 episodes, the gold-encrusted body of "Breaking Bad" will be laid to rest Sunday night, with much gnashing of teeth and rending of garments, after which we can officially begin...
  • Wednesday Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Revolution Rachel and her...
  • Review: HBO's 'Hello Ladies' a cringe-worthy comedy that works

    Review: HBO's 'Hello Ladies' a cringe-worthy comedy that works
    Stephen Merchant, the tall fellow sometimes found near Ricky Gervais (he co-wrote and co-directed "The Office" and "Extras," and costarred in the latter), has put himself out front in his own HBO series. Created with Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky...
  • Digital Review: Netflix's 'Derek'

    Unexpectedly poignant and only sporadically funny, Ricky Gervais' latest series, "Derek," is a rare solo effort for the comic, making its U.S. debut via Netflix after his lengthy affiliation with HBO. Although it takes awhile to grow accustomed to...
  • TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'

    TV Picks: 'Drunk History,' Truffaut, 'Moone Boy' and 'Chima'
    L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd highlights the week's television: "Drunk History" (Comedy Central, Tuesdays). A great and terrible idea that yields hilarity pretty consistently: Heavily intoxicated narrators (comics, comic actors) retell episodes from...
  • TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'

    TV review: Belly up to 'Drunk History'
    My high school history teachers would not approve. On "Drunk History" (9 p.m. CT July 9, Comedy Central; 3 stars out of 4), comics guzzle large amounts of alcohol before retelling historical incidents while comic actors lip-sync their every...
  • Review: 'Drunk History' offers amusingly inebriated takes on the past

    "Drunk History," which has lived on the website Funny or Die in fits and starts since 2007, graduates to television Tuesday, courtesy of Comedy Central. It is a strange business: a show in which people who have had too much to drink, for real, travel to...
  • NBC airs The Office retrospective before series finale

     
    Ahead of the series finale, NBC will air an hourlong The Office retrospective special produced by NBC News. Chances are you never looked at your workplace or your coworkers the same way after seeing an episode of The Office. The comedy series that started...
  • Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” rewrites the books

     
    Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent to reenact some of history’s greatest moments. Based on a web series of the same name, Comedy Central's new half-hour comedy Drunk History pairs...
  • TCA press tour: 'Hello Ladies' star Stephen Merchant is really tall

    TCA press tour: 'Hello Ladies' star Stephen Merchant is really tall
    It seemed like the only thing reporters wanted to ask Stephen Merchant about Thursday at the Television Critics Assn. press tour was what it's like to be so tall. The executive producer, director and star of HBO's new comedy series "Hello Ladies" is 6-...
  • 'Game of Thrones': Join a live Web chat with Emilia Clarke on Monday

    'Game of Thrones': Join a live Web chat with Emilia Clarke on Monday
    The character British actress Emilia Clarke plays on HBO's "Game of Thrones" is named Daenerys Targaryen, but most fans of the show know her as "Mother of Dragons." Clarke will be appearing on a live Web chat on Monday, July 29, at 3:30 p.m. PDT....