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What to watch this week: 'The Leftovers' finale, Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie, 'So You Think You Can Dance'

The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

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The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

This week on TV, HBO's bleak drama The Leftovers ends its first season, our fave reality competition So You Think You Can Dance crowns a winner, and you can get a glimpse at CBS's new fall shows in the aptly named CBS Fall Preview.

Click here for our top TV picks this week.

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'Outlander' recap, episode 4: What's up with 'The Gathering'?

Before the Gathering scene with Jamie, as Claire tries to escape, she encounters some drunk men who try to rape her. But it's Dougal to the rescue! He convinces them to leave, but, oh wait, he's pretty drunk, and wants her for himself. Graham McTavish is absolutely terrifying here. As much as we might joke about why Claire shouldn't want to leave, this scene is a great example of just what kind of danger she's in all the time.

And now the clan of plaid is off on a journey throughout Scotland and Claire is going along. So of course, she's already plotting a way to get to Craigh na Dun.

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Jimmy Kimmel stages glorious mini 'Friends' reunion on his show

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Allow us to send you into the long Labor Day weekend with this delightful tidbit: a mini Friends reunion happened on Jimmy Kimmel's show Wednesday.

Kimmel asks his guest Jennifer Aniston to read some lines with him from a Friends script he wrote. Well, "more than" read lines: They take to a full-on reproduction of the classic show's kitchen set to recreate an episode, complete with laugh track and music cues. Kimmel is Ross, natch, and before long, Courtney Cox and Lisa Kudrow show up, too. Where are Joey and Chandler? Dead from Marcel the Monkey's rabies, according to Kimmel.

Cox and Kudrow are so game ("How YOU doing?"), even though the whole script is about Ross' penchant for love-making. Aniston seems majorly put-off by the whole thing, but we're hoping it's just her awesome comedic acting skills on display. Our fave part? When Kimmel scolds them all for not taking it seriously: "Can everyone please try acting like you've been on a TV set before and read the lines? This isn't some kind of improv camp, this is television." …

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Emmys wrap-up: 'Breaking Bad' wins big and other memorable moments (plus fashion!)

The cast and crew of 'Breaking Bad' at the Emmys.

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The cast and crew of 'Breaking Bad' at the Emmys.

Two homicide detectives in Louisiana were no match for AMC's reigning meth king, as this Emmy season's battle between True Detective and Breaking Bad came down in Bad's favor Monday night.

During the three-hour 66th annual Emmy awards, Bad emerged the big winner, claiming the Outstanding Drama award for its final season that wrapped a year ago, plus three acting wins and a writing nod. On the comedy side, it was a disappointing night for Netflix hit Orange is the New Black, as Modern Family continued its Outstanding Comedy streak with a fifth consecutive win in the category.

CLICK HERE for our recap of the show, including big moments like the Robin Williams tribute, that weird Weird Al thing, and Seth Meyers' capable hosting job.

And here's our fashion recap (is red the new black?) from Deal Diva Stephanie Hayes.

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Emmy predictions: Outstanding drama and comedy

Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black

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Taylor Schilling in Orange is the New Black

The 66th annual Emmy Awards air tonight (yes, on a Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week, we've been featuring one of the major categories on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: outstanding comedy and drama.

OUTSTANDING COMEDY

Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Will this be the year another comedy contender unseats Modern Family from its Emmy throne? The ABC hit has won this award every year it's been on the air; surely it's time to give someone else a shot. That someone could very well be Orange is the New Black, the Netflix show that came out of nowhere with its first season in 2013 (the one nominated) yet quickly became one of the most ubiquitous.

On second thought ... Did we mention Modern Family has won this award every year it's been on the air?

 

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

True Detective

House of Cards

Mad Men …

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Emmy predictions: Outstanding actor/actress in a drama

Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

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Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad

The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week through Monday, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: outstanding actor/actress in a drama.

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A DRAMA 
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad 
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom 
Jon Hamm, Mad Men 
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards 
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective 
Woody Harrelson, True Detective 

Sure, it's three-time winner Bryan Cranston's final year to win for Breaking Bad. But the academy didn't even deem him worthy over Daniels last year. Plus, he's competing against Matthew McConaughey, who was in prime McConaissance mode when True Detective aired. The Emmys won't turn down a chance to honor such a talked-about, tour-de-force performance from a recent Oscar winner.  …

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Get ready for Monday's Emmy Awards: Robin Williams tribute, Seth Meyers is host

Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers

The Emmys are almost upon us. But before you get too excited about curling up on the couch with a bottle of wine and an arsenal of judgy fashion comments (oh, that's just us?), you should know one thing: the show airs on a weekday this year.

For the first time in almost four decades, the Emmy Awards will be broadcast on Monday, not a lazy, loungy Sunday evening like we're used to. You might have to hustle home from work to catch any red carpet action at all. Not cool, NBC, not cool. But why is it on a Monday? Find out that and more in our guide to preparing for the show: CLICK HERE.

And come back to tampabay.com Monday night to follow along as we tweet our way through the show. Our wise and knowledgeable Deal Divas will be weighing in on the fashion; I'll be seeing if I get any of these predictions right.

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'Outlander' recap, episode 3: Why does Claire want to find 'The Way Out'?

Follow along with Michelle Stark, the Feed's TV expert and Outlander novice, and Brittany Volk, an 'Outlander' book fanatic and TV nerd, as they share their thoughts on Starz's new series every week. Here's what they thought about episode 3, "The Way Out." 

Brittany: Most of this episode was about religion vs. medicine. The story about the sick boys that the villagers think is demonic possession is not in the book. But I don't mind that. There's a lot of set-up in the beginning chapters of Outlander, so this addition to the plot was a good tool to give this episode a beginning, middle and end. It was also a great way to see what Claire is up against as she uses her 20th-century medical background in the 18th century. I loved watching mouthy TV Claire defy the town's (misogynist) priest. That can't be good pissing that guy off. But we got more scenes with Geillis Duncan! She's turning into quite a star of the show, isn't she?! …

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Video: Kids parody Emmy nominees, it's predictably adorable

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Here at the Feed, it's all Emmys, all the time until Monday's show. So it's a bonus that this video just happens to be Emmy-centric AND adorable!

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Emmy predictions: Outstanding actor/actress in a comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus

The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: actor/actress in a comedy.

 

OUTSTANDING ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Louis CK, Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

William H. Macy, Shameless

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Jim Parsons has won this award three times, each time for The Big Bang Theory, which is currently one of the most-watched shows on TV and arguably more popular now that it's ever been. He's tough to bet against.

On second thought ... William H. Macy is in this category under somewhat false pretenses; his show Shameless decided to submit itself as a comedy this year after years of submitting as a drama. Could the academy use this as a chance to honor the movie star's work on that show?


OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep …

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Emmy predictions: Outstanding supporting actor/actress in a drama

Anna Gunn in 'Breaking Bad.'

Anna Gunn in 'Breaking Bad.'

The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week through Monday, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: supporting actor/actress in a drama.


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
 

Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan 
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad 
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey 
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones 
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland 

Aaron Paul winning a third statue for his role as Jesse Pinkman is likely, especially if the Emmy love for Breaking Bad is strong. 
On second thought ... With last year's winner Bobby Canavale out of the mix, this category is wide open. The academy could honor Jon Voight for Ray Donovan simply because he's a heavy-hitting Oscar-winner.    

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA  …

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Notorious Tampa Bay murder case to be featured on Investigation Discovery

Hall and Joan Rogers with their daughters Michelle, standing, and Christe. The women were found bound and floating in Tampa Bay.

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Hall and Joan Rogers with their daughters Michelle, standing, and Christe. The women were found bound and floating in Tampa Bay.

The story of the 1989 murders of an Ohio mother and her daughters found floating in Tampa Bay will be featured on the true crime channel Investigation Discovery on Saturday. Oba Chandler was executed in November 2011 for the 1989 murder of Joan Rogers and daughters Michelle and Christe. The Ohio family was visiting Florida when they were found floating in the bay, bound, tied to concrete blocks and stripped below the waist.

In 1997, a series of articles titled “Angels & Demons” written by Thomas French, then a staff writer at the Times, told the story of the murders, the conviction of Chandler and the impact of the crimes on the Rogers’ family. The series won a 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing (You can read Angels & Demons here.

The episode of Murder in Paradise, which includes interviews with the St. Petersburg police officers and prosecutors from the case, will be shown on Investigation Discovery at 10 p.m. Saturday.

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Saying goodbye to 'True Blood' with three spin-off ideas

Well, the end is upon us, fellow Truebies. It’s been a long road of crazy in True Blood’s seven seasons, and we say goodbye with Sunday's series finale.

The show based on a wildly popular book series by Charlaine Harris strayed far, far away from those stories around the middle of its run. And thank goodness for that, because this show has had some of television's best "What the heck?" moments. Remember that time Sam shapeshifted into a fly and buzzed into a vampire’s mouth, and then changed back into a human while inside her? Or that time when Jason was held hostage by a bunch of methed-out, inbred werepanthers? Or that time Russell Edgington ripped out the heart and spine of a TV newscaster on air?

But beyond the crazy, and the most boring love triangle in vampire history, the supporting characters are really what made the show great. I don’t want to let go of some of them, so I came up with three True Blood spin-off show ideas. Are you listening, HBO?  …

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Emmy predictions: Outstanding supporting actor/actress in a comedy

Andre Braugher, second from right, in Brooklyn Nine-NIne

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Andre Braugher, second from right, in Brooklyn Nine-NIne

The 66th annual Emmy Awards air Monday (yes, Monday) on NBC, so it's time for the Feed to weigh in on who might be taking home some gold. As always, this isn't an exact science. Remember last year, when Jeff Daniels shocked everyone by winning? But I'm giving it a shot anyway. All this week through Monday, one of the major categories will be featured on this blog. For the full list, click here. Up today: supporting actor/actress in a comedy.

 

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY 

Adam Driver, Girls
Andrew Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine 
Ty Burrell, Modern Family 
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family 
Fred Armisen, Portlandia 
Tony Hale, Veep 

It's the first time since Modern Family premiered that at least three of its actor haven't been nominated in this category. In the past, we wouldn't have picked against them; with last year's win going to Veep's Tony Hale, the door is open for another actor outside the Family to win. Two-time Emmy winner Andre Braugher should claim the prize for his hilarious straight-man turn on Brooklyn Nine-Nine
On second thought ... If anyone is going to beat Braugher, it's probably previous winner Tony Hale.    

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Gear up for this week's 'Simpsons' marathon with our top 10 episodes

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No one at the Times loves The Simpsons more than writer/editor Jay Cridlin. So when we found out FXX was airing a 12-day marathon featuring every Simpsons episode ever, we had to get Jay's opinion. The great thing about these episodes is that, unlike the Simpsons reruns airing now, fans can catch gems from the sitcom's early era, too.

Click here to get Jay's list of the top 10 episodes he'll be sure to DVR this weekend. What would top your Simpsons list?

 

 

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