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Real Roadies Find New Showtime Series Unrealistic

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.
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'If It Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Interesting,' Say 'Ninja Warrior' Producers

The American Ninja Warrior obstacle course is so hard that, at first, no one managed to complete it. But the show's executive producers say that's OK: "It's not about winning," says Arthur Smith.
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TV Review: HBO's 'Any Given Wednesday'

HBO launched a weekly talk show with former ESPN star Bill Simmons. Considered one of the top sports commentators, Simmons crafted a show that melds pop culture, sports talk and celebrity interviews.
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'There's A Reason Why I Play Anxious Characters,' Says 'Veep' Actor Tony Hale

Hale played Buster on Arrested Development and is Gary Walsh on the HBO series Veep. "It comes from a lot of personal anxiety," Hale says. "It's really fun to bring that into the characters."
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On The Podcast: Rep Sweats, Or, 'I Don't Know If I Like This, But I Need It To Win'

Kat and Gene hash out something they've been mulling over for a while: that feeling of obligation that you have to root for something, because it's theoretically for you.
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Oprah's New Show, 'Greenleaf,' Is Megachurch Melodrama

Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.
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For Ellie Kemper, Kimmy Schmidt Is Just Her Latest 'Weirdo' Role

"I still am not sure what in my face screams 'bunker-cult victim,' " Kemper says. The actress plays a woman who was rescued from an apocalyptic cult in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Former 'Tonight Show' Host Drops By To Tell Some Jokes

Jay Leno returned to The Tonight Show Wednesday night. Current host Jimmy Fallon turned over the monologue to the former host, who took the chance to comment on the presidential campaign.
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Late Night Hosts Respond To Orlando Tragedy With Heartfelt Monologues

Late night talk show hosts responded to the tragic events in Orlando in a variety of ways. Many chose to dedicate time in their monologues to the tragedy, thus taking on the role news anchors once had dominion over.
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New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case

"He was acquitted of the crime he was guilty of and convicted of a crime he's innocent of," says legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. He and director Ezra Edelman discuss O.J.: Made in America.

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