The actor says she researched her Emmy-nominated role as bipolar CIA agent Carrie Mathison by watching YouTube videos of people in manic states. She returns to television in the second season of Showtime's Homeland on Sept. 30.
Critic David Bianculli says of all the new programs premiering this fall, there isn't one you have to add to your weekly viewing list. The best new show, he says, is Emily Owens, M.D., which is just like Ally McBeal if she were a doctor instead of a lawyer — but it's graded on a curve.
Comic W. Kamau Bell's new show, produced by Chris Rock, mixes standup, sketches and interviews. Bell tells Fresh Air about the origins of his political humor and why it's important for him to have a multiracial audience.
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is back on TV via a deal with the DISH Network. He's been broadcasting video for the past year on an Internet-only model. Now that Web channel, TheBlaze TV, will be available to DISH subscribers.
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