Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'

Matthew Rhys is as intriguing as his character on 'The Americans'

In person, Welsh actor Matthew Rhys is charmingly evasive. Rather than offering long-winded answers about himself, Rhys is just as likely to respond to a question with another question, a tendency which makes it easier to understand how he effortlessly slips into so many disparate identities on FX's Cold War drama "The Americans."

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'Glee' recap, 'Opening Night'

'Glee' recap, 'Opening Night'

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Party Anthem' night!

'Dancing with the Stars' recap: It's 'Party Anthem' night!

Tonight is "Party Anthem" night, which means earworms aplenty.

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'The Amazing Race' recap: 'Donkeylicious'

'The Amazing Race' recap: 'Donkeylicious'

Episode 8 of the All-Star season sent the six remaining teams from Rome to the Italian countryside. It was a fine, fine episode, with plenty of decicious eye candy, fun tasks and, finally, some inter-team crankiness.

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'Mad Men' recap: 'A Day's Work'

'Mad Men' recap: 'A Day's Work'

Don’s looking for love; Joan’s making career moves.

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'Game of Thrones' recap: Daenerys, the 'Breaker of Chains'

'Game of Thrones' recap: Daenerys, the 'Breaker of Chains'

Let the double-crossing families of Westeros waste their waking hours plotting to kill each other’s wannabe kings. The true heir to the Targaryen Empire is busy building an army.

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'Scandal' Season 3 finale recap, 'The Price of Free and Fair Elections'

'Scandal' Season 3 finale recap, 'The Price of Free and Fair Elections'

I must admit, with a very heavy heart, that the Season 3 finale of "Scandal" disappointed me. Too many storylines to wrap up so quickly. Plus, Fitz and Quinn are both still alive and being the worst, and that’s never OK.

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'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Bag of Tricks'

'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Bag of Tricks'

Back from Tribal Council, Tony is feeling secure, so he’s spouting off about people being “worthy” and being “allowed” to stay there. He keeps asking Spencer why it’s a compliment that everybody voted for him, and why he’s being targeted. Because you’re constantly strategizing, you’ve set yourself up as a leader and you’re more than a little bit crazy.

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap, all-Disney, all-the-time

'Dancing with the Stars' recap, all-Disney, all-the-time

Ugh. Disney songs and Donny Osmond. This is not going to be my favorite night. They've given the show the traditional Disney opening, with a mirror ball behind Cinderella's castle. The pros start the night with a medley of Disney songs. Donny Osmond is introduced as guest judge.

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'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'

'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'

Don’s on the mend. Sort of.

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'The Amazing Race' recap, 'The Gladiators are Here!'

'The Amazing Race' recap, 'The Gladiators are Here!'

Episode 7 of the All-Star season took the teams from Sri Lanka to the Eternal City, which the contestants had to figure out meant Rome. They all knew that - eventually. Rachel's first thought was Ethiopia. 

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 'Game of Thrones' recap: The Purple Wedding gives viewers a satisfying kill

'Game of Thrones' recap: The Purple Wedding gives viewers a satisfying kill

It’s just not safe to get married in Westeros these days.

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Trying to suit 'The Bachelor' style

Trying to suit 'The Bachelor' style

A group of casting directors for the ABC shows "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" descended on Maryland Live Casino late last week to find the most compatible Maryland women and men for future reality-show romps.

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'The Bachelor' casting call at Maryland Live Casino [Pictures]

'The Bachelor' casting call at Maryland Live Casino [Pictures]

More than a hundred people tried out for their spot in the reality show spotlight on Thursday.

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'Scandal' recap, 'Flesh and Blood'

'Scandal' recap, 'Flesh and Blood'

This week, things pick up shortly after we left off. Jake’s done choking Liv, but he isn’t done accusing her of treason. Everyone’s furious with her for breaking up B613, but as a couple of people pointed out on Twitter, can’t they just turn the computers back on? I’m confused.

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'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Mad Treasure Hunt'

'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Mad Treasure Hunt'

Back from Tribal Council, Spencer is trying to hold it together, but he’s basically seen all his plans and schemes go down in flames because Kass couldn’t stand Sarah. Spencer can’t listen to her talk about strategy, because she’s playing with her emotions and she’s just lucky that it’s worked out in her favor so far.

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'The Americans' recap: Soviets target Internet prototype

'The Americans' recap: Soviets target Internet prototype

Stealing secrets about an Internet prototype requires KGB spy Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) to work with an alcoholic Soviet sympathizer in Episode 7 (“Arpanet”) of “The Americans” on FX.

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'Glee' recap, 'Bash'

'Glee' recap, 'Bash'

Gay-bashing. College dropouts. Race issues. Tempestt Bledsoe impersonations. Tonight’s "Glee" had it all. Who knew a 45-minute show could make me feel all of the feels?

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'Mad Men': Our wish list for the final season [Pictures]

'Mad Men': Our wish list for the final season [Pictures]

What we want to see happen to Don, Peggy, Joan and the gang. Hey, we can dream. The season premiere is 10 p.m. April 13 on AMC.

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap, Drew Carey channels Elvis

'Dancing with the Stars' recap, Drew Carey channels Elvis

Tonight is partner switch night and Julianne Hough is a guest judge. Maybe she'll snark on Mark Ballas some more. I loved that.

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Photos: Christina Hendricks and the other ladies of 'Mad Men'

The ladies of 'Mad Men' [Pictures]

Season 7 of 'Mad Men' premieres April 13 on AMC.

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'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premiere recap, Arya the Assassin

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premiere recap, Arya the Assassin

First off: Welcome to the club, Maureen Dowd.

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'Scandal' recap, 'The Fluffer'

'Scandal' recap, 'The Fluffer'

After all of the messiness that went on with the Grant family last week, Liv is taking a much-needed vacation from Fitz, while sending Abby to the White House as her “proxy.” Cyrus isn’t happy about it, but Liv made it clear that she will only answer Abby’s phone calls and that Abby is not to call her unless “The White House is on fire, in flames, burning to the ground.”

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'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Head of the Snake'

'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'Head of the Snake'

Back from the Tribal Council where they got rid of Alexis, Spencer thinks that Aparri is strong, and that everyone will stick with the new tribe. Well, the former Brain tribe members don’t have anyone else, but I don’t know about Sarah, Jeremiah and Morgan (well, Morgan doesn’t really have anyone else either).

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'The Americans' recap: KGB spies tasked with daunting mission

'The Americans' recap: KGB spies tasked with daunting mission

Posing as CIA officers, Soviet spies Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) and Philip Jennings (Matthew Rhys) confront a dangerous SEAL suspected of murdering their comrades on “Behind the Red Door,” Episode 6 of “The Americans” on FX.

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'Glee' recap, 'New New York'

'Glee' recap, 'New New York'

A wise man once sang the words “If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere! It’s up to you New York, New York!” And he wasn’t lying!

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A little time with Littlefinger

A little time with Littlefinger

Irish actor Aidan Gillen, 45, plays Petyr Baelish on HBO's "Game of Thrones." Baltimoreans might best remember Gillen as Mayor Tommy Carcetti on "The Wire."

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'Dancing with the Stars' recap, Grab the tissues

'Dancing with the Stars' recap, Grab the tissues

Last week, Diana Nyad and Sean Avery got the boot. Please, please let's put Billy Dee out of his misery this week.

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'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Down and Dirty'

'The Amazing Race' recap, 'Down and Dirty'

Episode 6 of the All-Star season showed us a tightly run leg in Sri Lanka, where teams raced by train, taxi and tuk-tuk in and around the capital city of Colombo.

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'The Walking Dead' season finale recap, 'A'

'The Walking Dead' season finale recap, 'A'

Community for all? More like CAPTIVITY for all ...

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'Scandal' recap, 'Mama Said Knock You Out'

'Scandal' recap, 'Mama Said Knock You Out'

First off, wow. These past couple episodes have really been the best from this half of the season.

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'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'We Found Our Zombies'

'Survivor: Cagayan' recap, 'We Found Our Zombies'

Back at Solana after Tribal Council, Linsdey is losing her mind because they voted Cliff off.

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'Glee' recap: 100th episode, part II

'Glee' recap: 100th episode, part II

This episode was less about endings and more about beginnings.

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