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What To Watch This Week on TV: 'Normal Heart,' 'Idol' Finale, 'Judge Judy' After Dark - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— Larry Kramer's powerful play gets a worthy TV-movie treatment Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern in HBO's The Normal Heart. Directed by Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story), the HIV/AIDS epidemic is gut-wrenchingly portrayed by an all-star cast, including Mark Ruffalo, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts.

More picks and clips, including an end to the first half of Mad Men's final season, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Don Draper Deplanes in Inscrutable 'Mad Men' Teaser: VIDEO

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To remind us that Mad Men is returning on April 13, AMC has released one of those brief teasers with odd music that makes you feel as though there are clues in it to be decrypted. Don Draper deplanes and puts on his hat.

He has been forced to take a mandatory leave of absence from Sterling Cooper & Partners according to the last season. So what's next for him?

Watch the teaser, AFTER THE JUMP...

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10 LGBT TV Moments From 2013

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When it comes to LGBT characters on television, 2013 was the best of times and the worst of times. The first half of the year was part of the record-setting 2012-2013 television season in terms of LGBT representation on television. However, it also saw the end of many shows featuring LGBT characters, including The New NormalSmashSouthland, and Happy Endings

Despite these losses, LGBT characters on television continued to become more multi-dimensional and better reflect the lives of LGBT people in 2013. For example, in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision to strike down DOMA and rule that Prop. 8 proponents have no standing, there were many television weddings and proposals. There was also a small uptick in transgender representation, including characters on the critically lauded Orange Is the New Black and Glee.

Relive 10 of our favorite LGBT moments on television this year and share yours in the comments, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Five Favorite Men of TV's Period Pieces

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Tonight at 9 p.m. Eastern the CW premieres Reign, a period drama focusing on a young Mary, Queen of Scots. Since this is the CW, there will be lots of scandalous teenage sexuality. This series is also boasting a buzzy soundtrack featuring current artists like Mumford & Sons and Santigold. They're hoping the juxtaposition of cool, contemporary tracks against bodice-ripping melodrama will be enough to add a little spice to the historical soap.

Reign isn't the first television period piece and, with shows like The Gilded Age in development, it certainly won't be the last. Sure, the secret to success is in the storytelling, but, come on, a handsome leading man to get your petticoats all tied in knots certainly doesn't hurt.

Travel through time with five favorite men of TV's period pieces, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Five Ways This Sunday's Emmy Awards May Surprise You

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Even the most staid awards shows have a few tricks up their sleeves, and this year's Primetime Emmy Awards are no different. Before you tune in to Sunday's broadcast (8 p.m. Eastern on CBS), check out these five ways in which this year's ceremony, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, may surprise you.

More, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Netflix Snags Emmy Award Nominations: Full List

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BY BOBBY HANKINSON

The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul read the nominees joined by Neil Patrick Harris (a last-minute replacement for House of Cards' Kate Mara). 

Netflix earned its first Emmy nominations since debuting original programming. 

Check out the full list of nominees announced this morning, AFTER THE JUMP...

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