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  • Showtime welcomes new comedies 'Shameless' and 'Episodes'

    Despite frequent attempts, many hit British TV series haven't been able to make a successful transition across the big pond to American television. For every success like NBC's "The Office," there's a bomb like the same network's "Coupling." Or, on a variety of channels, "Cracker," "Cold Feet," "Eleventh Hour," "Life on Mars," "Teachers," "Viva Laughlin!" and "Touching Evil."
  • Mariners Vargas Shines, Mariners Beat A's

    Mariners Vargas Shines, Mariners Beat A's
    Mariners shortstop Brendan Ryan singled home Casper Wells with the winning run in the eighth inning Tuesday as Seattle ended its recent scoreless drought with a 3-2 victory over the A's at Safeco Field. Reliever Charlie Furbush picked up the victory...

    'State of Play'

    Like Steven Soderbergh's "Traffic," "State of Play" compresses a British television miniseries into a stand-alone American thriller and does a pretty good job of it. It's best to see the remake first and catch up with the 2003 BBC miniseries afterward....

    HBO and John Wells Are 'Shameless'

    HBO and "ER" producer John Wells are teaming up to bring a long-discussed but never made version of the British series "Shameless" to the United States. Wells' company has been working on an American version of the drama -- about the alcoholic...

    DVD REVIEW: 'State of Play'

    The British thriller "State of Play" debuted in the United States in 2004, and it's been a long four years waiting for the miniseries, which aired on BBC America, to appear on DVD in this country. That wait is finally over. "State of Play" centers on...