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These TV shows were stolen from us in their prime.

7 Wonderfully Terrible Reality Shows That Only Lasted One Season

I recall enjoying the first episode of “Rich Girls.”

I like to think of fraternity guys loving the show, and one of them Googling the story behind it, and thinking ‘Oh, that’s true!’ And the Natural Light they’re drinking makes it better.
Derek Waters, co-creator and host of “Drunk History,” which starts tonight on Comedy Central

(Natty Light makes everything better. Wait, is that right?)
James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano was the template for TV anti-heroes that followed, including Walter White and Don Draper.
And we are so glad it was.
(Photo: Craig Blankenhorn, AP)
http://usat.ly/16jQF85

James Gandolfini’s Tony Soprano was the template for TV anti-heroes that followed, including Walter White and Don Draper.

And we are so glad it was.

(Photo: Craig Blankenhorn, AP)

http://usat.ly/16jQF85

TV abounds in flashy villains and damaged anti-heroes, but Tony Soprano was something else: a mundane, banal, unimaginative suburban husband and father with mother issues whose business ran on murder. To hold our interest playing a man like that, to make us root for him to succeed while fearing what he’ll do next — that’s a gift.

Here’s Jodie Foster’s speech from last night.

Half of the web: “Lovely!”

The other half: “Huh?”

Here’s what happened: http://usat.ly/RSaM9G

'Fresh Prince' sitcom is a big hit with Gitmo detainees

"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is so popular with detainees at Guantanamo Bay that the U.S. Defense Department has ordered all six seasons.

"Harry Potter," on the other hand, is waning, with copies of the book sitting unread. "They’re over that," a Defense Department contractor who serves as Gitmo librarian.

They’re nothing if not discerning.

The 20 Best Opening Scenes in Television

Some current favorites (“Game of Thrones”), nostalgic ones (“The Wonder Years”), and a few we’ve missed along the way (“The Thick of It”).

Resistance is futile … or is it?

See how long you can resist the urge to check your phone for swimming updates. Practice walking with your fingers in your ears while shouting “I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!”

Your smartphone is your enemy during these next two weeks. If you carry it around, you will be tempted to check the Internet, and you risk receiving spoiler-laden text messages from your gymnastics-loving friends.

… and yet more ways to avoid “spoilers” during the Olympics.

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So is Don Draper real?

Apparently, some of us aren’t happy at the insinuation.

In unrelated “Mad Men” news, this is what John Slattery looked like in high school.