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Duggars' '19 Kids and Counting' could return to TLC

"19 Kids and Counting" could return to TLC's schedule, despite the recent controversy surrounding the show.

The Discovery Communications-owned network has not canceled the program in the wake of the recent disclosure that Josh Duggar, one of the central figures in the show, admitted to molesting teenage girls 12 years ago. "19 Kids" focuses on the family of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar and their 19 children, and has been on the air since 2008. Josh Duggar is the oldest of the family's children, all of whom have names that start with the letter 'J.'

The company has not yet decided whether the show should continue or be cancelled, according to a person familiar with the situation. If the program were to continue, this person added, it would have to do so without Josh Duggar and with an emphasis on other members of the Duggar family. The most recent cycle of the series concluded in mid-May, but Discovery has pulled it from TLC and the web.

The Duggar family has issued a statement in support...

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'The Bachelorette' recap, Of boxing gloves and Amy Schumer

The episode begins with Kaitlyn waking up in full makeup, with freshly plumped lips and a blowout, because that’s how all women wake up. After gazing longingly out of her bedroom window, she makes her way to the kitchen, where Chris Harrison shows up unannounced.

They talk about what it feels like to be the Bachelorette, and then we head to the mansion.

As the men arrive at the mansion for the first time, they stand around the island with mimosas in hand, because that’s the drink of choice for adult men. Kupah, the 32-year-old with chin fuzz and earrings, toasts a room full of men competing to marry the same woman, wishing them not as much luck as he will have.

In true frat house fashion, the guys take their mimosas outside, where they compare the size of their… just kidding; they take turns confessing if they voted for Britt or Kaitlyn to be the Bachelorette, which is equally as important.

Before we actually get to watch the winning Bachelorette begin her journey to find love, we are...

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'TURN: Washington's Spies' recap: Providence shines on Patriot cause

Divine intervention is at work, the Patriots believe, when France sides with America in the Revolutionary War on “Providence,” Episode 208 of AMC’s “TURN: Washington’s Spies.”

Gen. George Washington (Ian Kahn) is moved to tears when he learns an alliance with the French is imminent. This stunning development puts occupying British forces on the run as they evacuate Philadelphia and stream into New York.

“Providence favors the righteous,” Washington says to Gen. Benedict Arnold (Owain Yeoman).

“And the bold,” Arnold adds in typical gung ho fashion.

Arnold’s enthusiasm wanes, however, when informed of his “promotion.” Instead of leading troops into battle again, he’ll sit behind a desk as Philadelphia’s military commandant.

“You know the French wouldn’t even be here if it wasn’t for my victory at Saratoga,” Arnold fumes. “And it was my victory,” he contends, “no matter what laurels Gen. Gates [David Bryan Jackson] lays at his own feet!”

Washington’s decision is final, however, despite Arnold’s...

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'Game of Thrones' recap: 'The Gift'

Is it wrong I’m geeking-out over Tyrion Lannister and Daenerys Targaryen finally meeting face-to-face?

For five seasons, Daenerys has been on another continent from the other main characters on “Game of Thrones”: the Lannisters, Starks and Baratheons. Now, the two most popular characters on the show are finally sharing a scene – albeit a short one.

Sold into slavery, Tyrion and Jorah Mormont are sent to fight in Meereen’s fighting pits, where, luck should have it, Daenerys – the queen of Slaver’s Bay (and arguably rightful queen of Westeros) – is taking in her first gladiator fight.

It’s gruesome stuff, with the crowd literally watching people getting murdered in front of them. Dany is so grossed out she wants to leave.

Mormont – whom Dany banished for treachery – realizes that the queen is watching and decides to go all Maximus on the competition. He wrecks dudes left and right, but upon winning, gets no love from Daenerys.

He then tells her he brought her a gift – and it’s Tyrion! This...

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Travel Channel to feature Baltimore's National Museum of Denistry

Tonight's episode of the Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" will feature Baltimore's own National Museum of Dentistry. 

The "mystery," according to a news release from the Travel Channel? How one ad man got a nation of people with no concept of dental hygiene (and many gaps in their teeth) to start brushing. When Claude Hopkins got the account of new Pepsodent toothpaste around the turn of the 20th century, Americans generally didn't brush -- they already figured they'd eventually lose their teeth. The episode features one of those early boxes of Pepsodent, so critical in literally changing the face -- or at least the smile -- of America. 

The episode airs at 9 tonight.

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Coldplay teams with 'Game of Thrones' cast for fake musical

What do you get when George R. R. Martin, whose novels inspired "Game of Thrones," meets Chris Martin of Coldplay?

"The greatest rock opera of all time," according to Liam Neeson.

As part of NBC's Red Nose Day telethon Thursday to raise money for children living in poverty, Coldplay staged a fake "Game of Thrones" musical that featured a Rastafarian theme, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau singing a romantic ballad about incest and a bloody Red Wedding rhyme.

"People are literally stunned," Chris Martin said, later adding, "I think we're onto something really special."

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