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The New Improved Conan : Opinion Brief
Conan O'Brien and his staff will have to adjust to a smaller studio and budget at TBS.

Will Conan's new show flop?

After months of anticipation, the comedian is finally returning to late night with his new TBS show, "Conan" — and critics aren't sure he can pull it off

 
Mad Men : Instant Guide
The memoir that 'Mad Men' character Roger Sterling ( John Slattery) penned within the context of the show will hit real life book stores this November.

'Mad Men's' fake memoir becomes a real book

The show's fictional ad exec Roger Sterling, played by John Slattery, published a bombastic memoir in a recent episode. Now it's coming out in real life

 
The 'Glee' Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
"The Rocky Horror Glee Show" coincided with Fox's release of a 35th Anniversary Edition DVD of the cult classic.

'Glee's Rocky Horror remake: 'Worst episode yet'

Did the "Glee" cast's take on the 1975 cult movie mark a new low for the show? Several critics are still cringing in, well, horror

 
Sesame Street : Burning Question
Bert recently tweeted that his hair was "a little more 'mo,'" which some have read as slang for homosexual.

Is 'Sesame Street' becoming more gay-friendly?

After a string of gay-friendly guest stars and a controversial muppet tweet, pundits are wondering whether the iconic TV series has an agenda

 
Sesame Street : Twitter Take
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The latest Tweets on 'Sesame Street'

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

 
The New Improved Conan : Opinion Brief
Conan O'Brien has invited Tom Hanks to guest on each of his new TV shows, and the TBS show will be no different.

Conan's first week of guests: Enough star power?

With guests like Jon Hamm, Tom Hanks, and Michael Cera dropping by, can Conan O'Brien's new TBS talk show compete with the likes of Leno?

 
The 'Glee' Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
The Parents Television Council says the 'Glee' photo spread "borders on pedophilia."

Glee's 'porny' photo shoot

Parents groups are fuming over a GQ photo spread in which two of the show's female leads pose as scantily clad school girls. Too much or to be expected?

 
Mad Men : Opinion Brief
"Mad Men"'s Don Draper and his erstwhile secretary, Megan: Unhappily ever after?

The 'Mad Men' finale: Underwhelming?

The acclaimed series' fourth season wrapped up with a twist that's dividing commentators: Was it anti-climactic or oddly perfect?

 
The 'Glee' Phenomenon : Wit
The cast of "Glee" has already racked up more Billboard hits than the Fab Four.

The 'Glee' cast: Bigger than The Beatles?

The irrepressible "Glee" kids have surpassed the Fab Four with 75 hits on the Billboard charts — depressing cultural critics everywhere 

 
The 'Glee' Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
Will a "Glee" cameo help the former pop princess stay relevant?

Britney's squandered 'Glee' appearance

The highly anticipated Britney Spears "Glee" episode finally aired last night — but some commentators think it won't do much for her career

 
Sesame Street : Controversy
Katy Perry responds to the furor over her "Sesame Street" cleavage with more cleavage on "Saturday Night Live."

Katy Perry and 10 other 'Sesame Street' controversies

Even before a certain pop star showed Elmo her cleavage, Sesame Street wasn't a scandal-free zone

 
Sesame Street : Opinion Brief
Katy Perry went with a minimalist look in her Sesame Street guest appearance

Katy Perry: 'Too sexy' for 'Sesame Street'

After previewing a clip of the habitually skin-baring "I Kissed a Girl" singer on YouTube, the producers of "Sesame Street" thought better of airing it

 
The 'Glee' Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
The new season of "Glee" doesn't disappoint.

The 'Glee' season premiere: First reactions

Fox's gay-friendly, feel-good, highschool-musical series was one of last year's breakout TV shows. Can it maintain its momentum?

 
The New Improved Conan : Opinion Brief
Conan O'brien says the name of his new show is simple and pure.

Conan O'Brien unveils his new show's name: First reactions

The survivor of the late-night wars has revealed the new — and some say, underwhelming — title of his upcoming TBS series

 
Mad Men : Opinion Brief
Jon Hamm as Don Draper.

Mad Men's Season 4 premiere: The critics react

Don Draper is testier. His ex-wife Betty is bitchier. And the TV commentators, though generally approving, have their own gripes

 
Mad Men : The List
Jon Hamm leads the cast of "Mad Men" into Season 4.

Thinking about 'Mad Men': 5 most provocative essays

As the critically acclaimed show begins its fourth season, commentators discuss the diabolical nature of Don Draper, elaborate women's underwear of the era, and more

 
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