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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.


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

30 Rock -Gimme more Kenneth.

60 Minutes -Wouldn’t be Sunday night without

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

Big Love -HBO’s underrated champ.

CBS Sunday
Morning -Best music profiles on

Curb Your
Enthusiasm -I love hearing Susie

DamagesWho thought Ted Danson could be such a great bad

Entourage (Less “Medellin,” more Ari.)

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

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

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

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

How I Met Your
Mother -21st century comfort

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

Pardon the
Interruption -A little Kornheiser goes a long

Real Sports With
Bryant Gumbel -Great in-depth

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

The Shield -I’m still mourning Lem.

Shootout -Great insight into the biz.

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