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Slowly Seeing It All Fall Apart Again, For The First Time

AMC's new zombie show, Fear the Walking Dead, a prequel of the channel's biggest hit, starts Sunday. TV critic Eric Deggans says it's not a clone of the original, but needs to get much livelier.
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With Its 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.
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In That TV Ad, What Exactly Are Those Parents Worried About?

The TV ads say rules involving retirement advice must be "fixed," but they may leave you scratching your head. Brokers and insurance agents are behind the ads, which aim to block tougher new rules.
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'Fear The Walking Dead' And 'Documentary Now!' Riff On Familiar Themes

Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews two very different new television projects – IFC's spoof show, Documentary Now!, and AMC's prequel series, Fear the Walking Dead.
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'SNL' Alumni Mine Humor From Serious Cinema In 'Documentary Now!'

The new IFC show, starring Fred Armisen and Bill Hader and co-written by Seth Meyers, spoofs the subjects and styles of nonfiction classics, including Grey Gardens and Thin Blue Line.
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Television 2015: Too Much In Too Many Ways

There's an awful lot of TV and an awful lot of ways to watch it. In fact, there may be too much entirely.
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With 100th Episode, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Has Found Its Voice

The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.
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Yvonne Craig, Best Known As 'Batgirl,' Dies At 78

She played opposite some of Hollywood's biggest names, including Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley. Her breakout role was in the 1960s Batman TV series starring Adam West.
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Alison Brie's Breakout Role On 'Mad Men' Looked Like A Bit Part

When Mad Men first started airing, Brie remembers saying, "I don't think it's gonna last very long." Even when the show was a hit, she kept looking for other work — and landed a role on Community.
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HBO's 'Hero' Tells A Slow Story In Too Many Hours

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans reviews the anticipated new HBO show from The Wire's David Simon, Show Me a Hero.

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