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Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.
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In HBO's 'Silicon Valley,' The Comedy Is Inspired By Real-Life Tech Culture

Creator Mike Judge, co-showrunner Alec Berg and actor Thomas Middleditch discuss their series, Silicon Valley. Berg, who has family working in tech, says he has "nerd cred" in his bones.
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Unlikely Headbanger, 82, Goes From Singing Karaoke To 'America's Got Talent'

An octogenarian delivers a face-melting version of a song that's been a hallmark of pro wrestling and action movies.
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Review: UnREAL Soars By Going Where Real-Life Reality TV Fears To Tread

Lifetime's Peabody award-winning fictional dramedy — UnREAL — about an out-of-control reality show returns for its second season. In it, a black man sets out to find love among a bevy of women.
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Season 2 Of 'UnREAL' Premieres Monday On Lifetime

UnREAL is a fictional behind-the-scenes drama of a reality dating show. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to co-creator Sarah Gertrude Shapiro.
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TV Characters' Rising Death Toll Reveals Troubling Pattern

Which TV characters end up in body bags? Vox culture critic Caroline Framke counted every fictional character's death that happened last season. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about what she found.
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'Roots': Here's What You Said About The Remake

This week, the History Channel aired its remake of the classic TV series. Listeners Pious Ali, Frank Bonet and Justin Rogers told us what they thought.
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TV Production Boom Fueled By Scripted 'Must See' Shows

We are in an era dubbed "peak TV," with more television being produced in the U.S. than ever. For people who work in the industry, and for people who watch TV, it's a big deal. Is it sustainable?
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After 'Fargo' Noah Hawley Writes 'Before The Fall'

David Greene talks with Noah Hawley, the creator of TV's Fargo, about his novel Before the Fall. It's rooted in what Hawley views as a very real human desire to create narratives to explain tragedies.
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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.

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