DON'T MISS: "Homeland" - Season 5 of the acclaimed drama begins two years after the horrific embassy attack in Islamabad. No longer with the CIA, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is building a new life with her daughter in Berlin. She's even in a stable relationship with a nice German lawyer (Alex Fehling). Oh, but you just know all hell will break loose soon. 9 p.m. Sunday, Showtime.
A lot of our favorites return, including HBO's "The Leftovers." But not the people who vanished in that show's first season; they're not back. Well, some of them might be, kinda-sorta, but now I'm veering perilously close to spoiler territory, so never mind. Here's what caught my eye this week:
The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities, according to the mother of a student who witnessed the rampage.
Alek Skarlatos, one of three Americans hailed as heroes for stopping a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train in August, would have been at the Oregon college where a gunman killed nine people if Skarlatos hadn't been in Los Angeles to rehearse for ABC's "Dancing With the Stars."
Trevor Noah capped off his first week as host of "The Daily Show" Thursday night with a segment comparing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to a variety of disreputable African leaders and dictators.
The first season of HBO's "The Leftovers" focused on a world awash in guilt and sorrow because of an event similar to the biblical rapture. It was a combination of a deep sense of loss by those who one day woke to find out someone they loved was one of the 140 million people who disappeared with those who couldn't understand the selection process.
Until last year, the only people who saw the Hollywood Film Awards were the A-list recipients and their teams, movie studio executives and publicists, journalists and the waitstaff at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
LOS ANGELES - After watching the new ABC comedy "Dr. Ken," which premieres Friday, it's easy to see why Ken Jeong, best known for his over-the-top roles in "Community" and "The Hangover" films, decided to quit the medical profession to become an actor.
Pentagon officials urged the Russian military on Thursday to focus its airstrikes in Syria on Islamic State fighters rather than opponents of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.S. administration officials said.
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