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Kristin Davis, now on new TV show, can’t escape Charlotte’s web

“Sex and the City” alum says her “Bad Teacher” character is “like Charlotte if Charlotte didn’t have a happy life.”

Lori’s list: Pop stars come to Pawnee on ‘Parks and Recreation’

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LORI RACKL: The week’s other notables include a pair of disappointing premieres: ‘Bad Teacher’ and ‘Black Box’

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‘Fargo’ the place to be for Chicago’s Allison Tolman

Before “Fargo” star Allison Tolman relocated to Chicago from Texas in the first half of 2009, she was a standout on the Dallas theater scene, acting frequently and earning awards.

Big cities line up to land 'Late Show'; but here are 10 reasons Chicago is Colbert's kind of town

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We know who will take over “Late Show” when David Letterman retires next year.

The jewels in ‘Game of Thrones’ crown

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GLENARM, Northern Ireland — Most “Game of Thrones” viewers could have been too shell-shocked by Sunday’s corker of an episode to pay attention to small details like the accessories worn by the bride’s accessories.

Lori’s list: Compelling ‘Fargo,’ thrilling ‘Orphan Black’

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The week also offers a documentary about Muhammad Ali’s legal fight and a series reimagining witches in Salem.

‘Mad Men’ conspiracy theory file: Does all of that airplane imagery signal doom for Don Draper?

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“Mad Men” launched its seventh and final season Sunday with “Time Zones,” an episode heavily laden with airplane imagery (spoilers ahead). Read more here.

Then and now — TV’s late night landscape since 1993

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Let’s try for a little historical perspective by comparing the late night landscape that greets Stephen Colbert’s announcement against the world in which “Late Show” was born.

‘Mad Men’ changes with the times

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Hemlines shrink, drug use grows and New York ad man Don Draper struggles as “Mad Men” closes out the tumultuous ’60s.

Lori’s List for April 7-13: ‘Deadbeat,’ ‘Mad Men’

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The week’s other small-screen highlights include a pair of Food Network debuts and a star-powered series about climate change.

Lori’s list for March 31: ‘HIMYM,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

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The long goodbye of “How I Met Your Mother” is finally here, plus the return of “Game of Thrones” and a documentary featuring Loyola Ramblers in one of the most important basketball games in collegiate sports history.

Geeky Thomas Middleditch gets the last laugh

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Former Chicago-based improviser Thomas Middleditch recently landed the biggest role of his career playing computer nerd and budding tech titan Richard Hendricks in the HBO drama “Silicon Valley.” In the role, Middleditch brings the geekiness from his life to his art.

Taraji P. Henson means business on TV show shooting in Chicago

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Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson is gracious when describing how she has been dealing with a Chicago winter. She’s here for one more week filming the Fox drama pilot “Empire,” from director Lee Daniels, and she is too well bred to say it has been …

‘Game of Thrones’ stars don’t find inspiration from George R.R. Martin novels

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NEW YORK — Like every “Game of Thrones” fan, Charles Dance was gobsmacked by last season’s next-to-last installment.

That episode, “Red Wedding,” made good on its title with a massacre staged by the bride’s father, Lord Walder Frey, who meant to settle a score with …

Star returns to Chicago to find ‘Cooley High’ still rings true with fans

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“I had no idea is was gonna be a landmark film,” says Glynn Turman, who revisted the 1975 comedy for a TV One special.

‘The Good Wife’ and a new breed of atheism on TV

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Will Gardner’s unexpected, violent death last week on “The Good Wife” qualifies as one of TV’s OMG moments. Sunday’s episode of the CBS drama had what you could call a No My God moment.