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Amazon's 'Catastrophe' Isn't One — Unlike Some TV Rom-Coms

Amazon on Friday debuts a comedy about an American man and Irish woman united by an unexpected pregnancy. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's a wonderful, fresh vision of romance on TV.
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Ron Moody, Who Played Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies At 91

Moody was defined by the role of Fagin in Oliver!. He played it on stage in London and New York and in the Oscar-winning film version of the Dickens story. Moody died Thursday at 91.
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A Good But Not Great New Season For Netflix's 'Orange Is The New Black'

Netflix debuts 14 new episodes of prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show remains compelling, despite the loss of a powerful character from last season.
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'The Flick' Tells The Story Of The Movies, Off The Screen

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with playwright Annie Baker about her play, The Flick, which won the Pulitzer Prize last year.
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Do Critics of Violence and Sex In HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Miss The Point?

As HBO's Game of Thrones airs its fifth season finale Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans asks if some critics of the show's violence and sexuality should reconsider past criticisms.
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Ron Moody, Who Delighted Audiences As Fagin In 'Oliver!' Dies

Throughout his career, Moody played a variety of parts on stage and screen. But in the villainous Fagin, he found the role of a lifetime.
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'Fun Home,' 'Curious Incident' Take Home Top Tony Honors

The Fun Home won best musical, best book and best original score — to name just a few of the honors. The award for best play went to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.
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First-Time Tony Award Nominees Enjoy New Fame, But Keep Day Jobs

This year, several writers are up for Tony awards for the first time. But while the experience may be a time to celebrate, they're sticking to their day jobs and already eyeing the next project.
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Racial Diversity Grows On Network Television, But Will Quality Lag Behind?

Network TV's fall schedule has a lot of new shows with non-white stars and casts. But NPR television critic Eric Deggans wonders if those series will explore race and culture as well as current shows.
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Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

Late Show host David Letterman said goodbye Wednesday night with his trademark self-deprecating sarcasm. He left as he had arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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