According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the legendary sleuth is the most oft-portrayed character in cinema
The return of Benedict Cumberbatch’s ‘Sherlock’ inspires us to revisit our favorite Holmeses
New ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ heroine Tauriel evokes standout elves from movies, TV, books, and video games
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‘Breaking Bad’ ended its run with a satisfying conclusion — here are some shows that most definitely did not
From Cheers to The Sopranos
Ten movie and TV butlers who served with distinction
With a new television season upon us, we recall the greatest series-launchers ever
With ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ in theaters, TIME recalls some memorable man-servants
A new season of HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ brings to mind our favorite news studios from movies and TV
In this week’s issue of TIME, James Poniewozik explores the question of why today’s TV dramas—even the really good ones—are increasingly dependent on violence...
The Office — which ends its nine-season run this week — is a great example of a TV genre that makes us both squirm and laugh
From Twin Peaks to Mayberry, TIME revisits the fictional villages that defined our favorite TV shows
This week in late-night TV, stockings full of coal were slam-dunked and we received the gift of an Abbott & Costello renaissance.
With Season 2 of the BBC's Sherlock premiering on Sunday, TIME looks back at TV's Watson-worthy sleuths
It's hard for actors to avoid being typecast, particularly after audiences have spent years watching them on a hit TV show week after week. Here are some of the...
James Poniewozik recaps the television series that raised the bar
As the Julia Child biopic Julie & Julia opens nationwide, TIME cooks up a retrospective of TV's other great culinary masters
Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on the television show Leave It to Beaver and died Oct. 16, portrayed the perfect 1950s archetype of the American...