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The Top-Rated Television Shows of the Last 60 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 18, 2015 @ 11:40 AM
NBC
Over the past 60 years, just 26 shows have held the coveted title of a season’s top-rated series. They run the gamut from sitcoms to Westerns to medical dramas to soap operas and back. Viewers’ taste remains fascinatingly cyclical; 60 years ago, the most popular show in America was a game show; 45 years later, a similar game show reigned supreme. Some of the shows in this gallery remained firmly ingrained in the fabric of popular culture; others have faded away. (Paging Dr. Marcus Welby...) But at one point in time (or, in a few cases, at several points) these 26 series were the most popular in the entire country.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5: Even More Photos and Behind the Scenes Trailers

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 18, 2015 @ 10:46 AM
HBO
We’re less than a month from the Game of Thrones Season 5 premiere, and even with two trailers under our belt, the old gods and the new have seen fit to tease even more of HBO’s fifth run at George R.R. Martin’s fantasy drama. See a new side of Season 5 with a bevy of new Game of Thrones photos, as well as behind-the-scenes previews and a new trailer!

‘The Flash’ Review: ‘Out of Time’

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by Ryan McGee March 18, 2015 @ 7:02 AM
The CW
Through the first fifty minutes of tonight’s installment of The Flash, I was thinking it was a middling-to-OK episode of television. Way too much love quadrangle baloney, way too much Joe trying to go alone even though he should know better, way too much of the show starting the slow burn of Cisco figuring out Wells’ true end game. And then the last ten minutes happened and everything changed.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: ‘One of Us’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 10:24 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its 13th Season 2 installment with “One of Us,” as Skye's father assembles a team of supervillains to gain vengeance against Coulson, while May recruits her therapist ex-husband (Blair Underwood) to help Skye keep her Inhuman abilities under control.

‘Arrow’ and ‘Flash’ Team-Up Spinoff Adds Dominic Purcell’s Heat Wave

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 1:23 PM
The CW
Despite a few recent clarifications from Arrow and Flash producers, we still have no idea what to expect from the forthcoming Atom-centric team-up spinoff. The latest casting doesn’t tip the scale either way, though Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold will be relieved to have some company, as Prison Break brother Dominic Purcell joins the spinoff in his Heat Wave guise.

‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ Casts Wes Bentley From the ‘Freak Show’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 12:18 PM
FX
American Horror Story may lose more than a few regular stars in Season 5, but the Hotel won’t lack for familiar faces. Following Matt Bomer’s check-in, fellow Freak Show guest star Wes Bentley has officially signed on as a Season 5 regular of FX’s American Horror Story.

Comedy Central to Cut Paul Walker Jokes From Justin Bieber Roast

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by Mike Sampson March 17, 2015 @ 11:49 AM
Michael Tran, Getty Images
Most comedians consider a roast the kind of place where you can joke about anything. Everything is fair game, as they often say. But, a number of controversial jokes about the death of actor Paul Walker at Comedy Central's Roast of Justin Bieber will be cut before the show's broadcast on March 30.

Apple Reportedly Eyes TV Streaming Service for Fall Launch

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 11:42 AM
Apple
More and more cord-cutting seems to prove a viable option, especially now that HBO has made the leap to offer its own independent streaming-service, beginning with Apple this spring. Now, a new report suggests Apple will plan its own independent streaming platform for approximately 25 channels, due to become available this fall.

IFC’s ‘The Spoils Before Dying’ Casts Michael K. Williams, Kristen Wiig and Many More

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 17, 2015 @ 10:44 AM
HBO / IFC
Last year saw IFC assembling a ridiculous collection of stars for the Funny or Die-produced Spoils of Babylon, and already the sequel is shaping up even bigger. Following Boardwalk Empire star Michael K. Williams’ cast as lead, The Spoils Before Dying has added new and returning stars the likes of Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell, Haley Joel Osment and more.