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Stuart Levine

Stuart Levine has been covering television and film for Variety since 1998. He writes about both the Emmy and Oscar races in excrutiating detail and is always willing to offer his opinion on who’ll win and why. Before joining the showbiz ranks, he was a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, taking in everything from high school football to horse racing, one of his longtime passions. In his limited spare time, he can be found watching “Deadwood” reruns on TiVo or heading off to his next Bruce Springsteen concert. And, when his wife permits, playing golf and/or poker with the fellas.

SEASON PASS

2007 World Series of
Poker There’s nothing sweeter than a nut
flush.

30 Rock -Gimme more Kenneth.

60 Minutes -Wouldn’t be Sunday night without
it.

American Idol -Wake me when it’s time for the final
12.

Big Love -HBO’s underrated champ.

CBS Sunday
Morning -Best music profiles on
TV.

Curb Your
Enthusiasm -I love hearing Susie
scream.

DamagesWho thought Ted Danson could be such a great bad
guy?

Entourage (Less “Medellin,” more Ari.)

ESPN’s the Sports
Reporters -What’s with Mitch Albom’s
ears?

Friday Night
Lights -The.best.show.on.TV.

Grey’s Anatomy -Would like to see it get back up to former
standards.

House -Hugh Laurie is great, but show feels stagnant at
times.

How I Met Your
Mother -21st century comfort
food.

Lost -Damon Lindelof for President.

Mad Men -Who is Don Draper?

My Boys -First-season charm quickly fading.

The New Adventures of
Old Christine -Wildly
inconsistent.

Pardon the
Interruption -A little Kornheiser goes a long
way.

Real Sports With
Bryant Gumbel -Great in-depth
pieces.

Rescue Me -Used to love it, now watching it feels like a
burden.

The Shield -I’m still mourning Lem.

Shootout -Great insight into the biz.

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