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Hollywood Writer Extols Black Woman's Perspective

One of the most powerful writers and producers in Hollywood is black, female, middle-aged and Muslim. Mara Brock Akil produces, along with her husband The Game -- one of the biggest hit TV shows on cable. Last year, the couple collaborated on the film Jumping the Broom.
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Tina Fey On Life, Motherhood, Writing And Comedy

Fey's memoir Bossypants contains her thoughts on juggling motherhood, acting, writing and executive producing 30 Rock. Fey joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross for a wide-ranging conversation about her years in comedy and her 2008 portrayal of Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live.
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This Weekend, Some New Shows (And Old Favorites)

From new offerings like House of Lies to favorites like Californication and Downton Abbey, there are a plethora of options to watch this weekend. David Bianculli runs down what's on and explains which ones are worth watching.
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Pamela Adlon: From 'Hill' Kid To 'Californication'

The veteran voice-over actress, who played 12-year-old Bobby Hill on Fox's animated comedy King of the Hill, now co-stars in the raunchy Showtime drama.
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Mid-Season TV Replacement Shows Hope To Score Big

At this time of year, mid-season network television shows are coming to a small screen near you. Returning hits like American Idol premiere along with a batch of new shows launched to replace canceled titles from the fall. Jim Hibberd, who covers television for Entertainment Weekly, talks to Linda Wertheimer about some of the new replacement shows.
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Seth MacFarlane: A 'Family Guy' Sings Out

MacFarlane is best known for creating the animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. But he's also a singer whose new album features songs from the Great American Songbook.

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