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5 March TV Debuts We Can't Wait To Watch

Despite the extra day, we've managed to make it to March relatively unscathed, and look what's waiting for us: New Mad Men and Community! If that wasn't enough, there's also much-anticipated new drama Awake, and Ashley Judd returning to the small screen. Read on for the March debuts we're most excited about.

Mad Men Teaser Poster Shows Off Naked Mannequin, Anything Else?

Ahead of the March 25 return of Mad Men, AMC is pulling out all of the stops with a promotional campaign that includes an intriguing new poster that creator Matthew Weiner describes as " dreamlike image, a nonverbal representation of where my head is at and where the show will be."

Why Television Isn't a 'Writers' Medium'

If common wisdom is to be believed, movies are a directors' medium, whereas television is a writers' medium. And, on the face of it, that appears to be true: Movies, after all, can afford the time and money to set up visually spectacular shots that will stay with the viewer in a way that television rarely (if ever) can, leaving television relying on the stories they're telling in order to win people over. But … a writers' medium? Really?

Enough With Mid-20th Century TV Already

Like all people with both taste and cable television, I'm a fan of Mad Men. How could I fail to be? It's sharply written, sensitively acted and filled with all manner of beautiful people and glorious retro easter eggs, thanks to its 1960s setting. But with The Playboy Club, Pam Am and now Dope both threatening to mine the same era, it may be time for a television intervention when it comes to mid-century modern.

AMC Goes Mad Trying To Get New Men?

Here's a simple little message for AMC: Are you completely insane? Playing chicken with your show creators and/or showrunners has historically over ever led to bad things. Announcing a date for the next season of Mad Men while not having an agreement with Matthew Weiner strikes me as a very dangerous idea indeed.

Glee, The Pacific Top Emmy Nominations

Fox's Glee and HBO's The Pacific led this morning's nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. Glee's haul included nods for comedy series, lead and supporting actress and lead and supporting actor. Matthew Fox also scored a best actor nod for Lost.

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