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    OITNB Season-Finale Recap: This Is the Best Day of Your LifePiper and Taystee have very different big days as season six draws to a close.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Turning People Into NumbersA gang war looms as Piper frets about losing her release date.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Bull TrueBoth kickball and tortilla chips lead to trouble as Piper’s relationship with Badison grows more volatile.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: She’s a ManiacPiper’s kickball plan hits some snags as Nicky finds her loyalties divided.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Nobody Wants to Feel ThisPiper’s kickball campaign continues and D-block’s drug trade takes a dangerous turn.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Regrets Are For People That Have Another ChoiceAn episode shining the spotlight on Taystee makes a connection between her efforts to protest her present state and her pre-prison past.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: I’m on FireTensions between C and D blocks continue to simmer as we learn a bit about Badison’s past.
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    Dietland Recap: Jennifer Lives!The season draws to a close with some characters committing acts of betrayal and others doubling down on Jennifer.
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    Orange is the New Black Recap: Honor Your Mother And FatherAlex and Piper reunite as Red’s situation worsens.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Nobody F*cks With Daddy’s GirlsThe cheese prank has some ugly aftershocks as Piper and Alex plan for what comes after prison.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: Mischief NightLitchfield erupts into pranks, not all of them good-natured.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: FloridaPiper gets questioned, Red gets in trouble, and the inmates dream of Litchfield’s cushiest block.
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    Orange is the New Black Recap: Drip, Drip, Drip, Then PopPiper gets a new cell mate and get our first glimpse outside the prison in an episode that reveals some of Black Cindy’s past.
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    Orange Is the New Black Recap: You Don’t Need to Know How Strong My Girls AreSeason six opens with a long fantasy sequences that segues into the prison dealing with the fallout from the season five finale.
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    Dietland Recap: We’re All JenniferThe first season’s penultimate episode finds Plum presented with a difficult choice.
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    Dietland Recap: Men Take. That’s NatureA brutal episode characterized by simplistic philosophizing suggests the series has started to drift away from what made it compelling.
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    Dietland Recap: LovedPlum reverses a dramatic decision and goes viral as the body count around Jennifer mounts.
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    Dietland Recap: What If Your Dreams Are Killing People?A claustrophobic episode finds Plum confined in the basement of Calliope House as other plots move forward on the surface.
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    Dietland Recap: We All Need to WorryPlum goes on a series of dates and hits a professional setback as Jennifer’s agenda starts to take shape.
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    Dietland Recap: Bangability TheoryJennifer’s plan continues to roll out as Kitty tries to find ways to monetize women’s discontent.
  21. It’s Time for Catfish to Come to an EndI can tell you as someone who has watched every episode that the show has absolutely gotten worse.
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    Round 1: Survivor’s S1 vs. RuPaul’s Drag Race S4Sharon Needles vs. Richard Hatch! Tuck vs. mind-fuck!
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Mick Jagger Knows How to Please a CrowdAfter fronting the Rolling Stones for 50-some-odd years, he knows what he’s doing.
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    What Will Happen When Mick Jagger Hosts SNL?Let’s wildly speculate one last time before SNL takes the summer off.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Not the Will Ferrell We RememberFor an SNL alum episode, this one was strangely dull. 
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    What Will Happen When Will Ferrell Hosts SNL?Ferrell poses a challenge in that it’s tough to guess which of his dozens of returning characters he’ll revive.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Eli Manning Is a Decent MimeOtherwise he’s a little stiff. 
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    What Will Happen When Eli Manning Hosts SNL?Athletes are typically terrible hosts. But can Eli prove as strong a performer as Peyton?
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Josh Brolin Would Be More Convincing Without the Facial HairGotye short good, Trayvon Martin sketch uncomfortable. 
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    What Will Happen When Josh Brolin Hosts SNL?Unlikely to be any pregnant cast member dancing this time around.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Sofia Vergara’s Accent Was Not the ProblemTaran Killam’s Andy Cohen impression good, Gilly bad. 
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    What Will Happen When Sofia Vergara Hosts?Unsurprisingly, there will be intense salsa dancing.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jonah Hill Does Great Self-Parody and Bad EnunciationAdam Grossman good, too many hits to the nuts bad.
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    What Will Happen When Jonah Hill Hosts SNL?Hill auditions to play the lead in John Carter, but suggests a different take on the character — one that has Carter wearing his shirt more.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: The Lohan of It AllReal Housewives of Disney.
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    What Will Happen When Lindsay Lohan Hosts SNL?It’s time for a new season of Celebrity Rehab, and the housemates are shocked when the last patient to arrive is Uggie, the dog.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Bronx BeatReturning cast members continue their streak as stand-out hosts.
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    The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen When Maya Rudolph Hosts?Probably no Whitney, but Donatella, Oprah, Beyoncé …
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Zooey Deschanel, Kooky on ScheduleAs per her image, she did nothing that made her seem unattractive or gross, a la Melissa McCarthy.
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    The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen When Zooey Deschanel Hosts?Backstage, Russell Brand (cameo by Jimmy Fallon) tries to reconcile with Deschanel, mistaking her for his ex-wife Katy Perry.
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: When Humor Fails, Use Channing Tatum’s AbsLana Del Rey and Downton Abbey sketches good, over-recurred sketches bad.
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    The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen When Channing Tatum Hosts?There’s gonna be a Nicholas Sparks–centric monologue where all the ladies start to cry …
  43. Saturday Night Live Recap: Daniel Radcliffe Knows You Want Him To Do Harry PotterDaniel Radcliffe’s SNL debut!
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    The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen When Daniel Radcliffe Hosts?Digital Short: PBS’s runaway hit Downton Abbey gets a folksy twist in Downtown Arby’s.
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    SNL Recap: Charles Barkley Mumbles His Way Into Your HeartFake Barkley meets Shaq Barkley!
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    The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen When Charles Barkley Hosts?And Kelly Clarkson sings?
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jimmy Fallon Returns in TriumphThe best episode this season? Yes? The best episode in recent memory? Quite possibly!
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    The SNL Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen Upon Jimmy Fallon’s Return?So many old characters to resurrect, but which will he choose?
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    Saturday Night Live Recap: Katy Perry May Have Been Just a Little Too AmbitiousMusical guest to guest host is a big jump.
  50. The Saturday Night Live Sketch Predictor: What Will Happen on Katy Perry’s Episode?Cold open: Alec Baldwin cameos as himself, playing Words With Friends and being attacked by a flight attendant.
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