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TV Blog Buzz: 'Jeopardy''s unsung hero; Michael C. Hall on the 'Dexter' finale

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She's one of the top players in "Jeopardy" history but hasn't got nearly as much attention as all-time champ Ken Jennings or controversial wunderkind Arthur Chu.

Vox asks why Julia Collins, who now ranks tied for second on the "Jeopardy" win list, hasn't generated the kinds of headlines and interest that previous top-ranking champs have.

For her part, Collins says she's just fine with the reaction to her long winning streak, which is now at 19 straight non-tournament victories.

"I for one think I've gotten a lot of attention," she recently posted on Twitter, where she writes under the handle @JeopardyJulia.

http://bit.ly/1hCXqGF

New York magazine's Vulture blog also looks at how women have pulled off an "unprecedented run" of victories this season and whether there's something to it.

http://vult.re/SYw9sE

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It took almost a year but Michael C. Hall has finally revealed how he truly feels about the much-loathed "Dexter" finale.

While clearly still biting his tongue a little, Hall reveals to the Daily Beast that he too thought the final episode wasn't that great and admits the show went on a little too long for its own good.

"I thought it was narratively satisfying — but it was not so savory," Hall says in the interview.

"I think the show had lost a certain amount of torque," he adds. "Just inherently because of how long we'd done it, because of the storytelling capital we'd spent, because our writers may have been gassed. Maybe some people wanted a more satisfying — maybe they wanted a happy ending for him, either a happy ending or a more definitive sense of closure. They wanted him to die or something, but I think the fact that he's sort of exiled in a prison of his own making is, for my money, pretty fitting."

http://thebea.st/1krfp7T

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Ricky Gervais is back with a second season of his nursing home dramedy "Derek," which is now available to stream on Netflix.

He tells Variety the series is "semi-autobiographical" and inspired by family members who worked as care workers.

During a recent chat on Twitter he gave a shout out to fans in Canada and noted his dad is a London, Ont., native.

"I'm half Canadian, which to Canadians means totally Canadian," Gervais deadpanned.

http://bit.ly/1rltEjl

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