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Has Tim Tebow Found His Right Place At ESPN?

The quarterback won fans across the nation a few years back, but hasn't been able to build a solid NFL career. He'll be a college football analyst on TV. Does that sound like the right move for him?
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'Big Bang Theory' Owes Its Success To Classic TV

As 2013 ends, many TV critics are filling their best-of lists with unconventional comedies like Netflix's Orange is the New Black. But our critic says his pick is this year's highest-rated television comedy, rooted in the style of old-school TV classics.
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2013 Offered Up More TV Cast Diversity, Foreign Shows

The year 2013 offered a wealth of quality television programming — which can't be said of every year. Looking back at the year in television, a few trends stand out: more diversity in prime time offerings, critics and audiences found a lot to love in foreign offerings, and streaming services continued to encroach on cable.
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TV Prank Reveals News Media Shortcoming

ABC late-night host Jimmy Kimmel's fake twerking video not only made thousand of people believe a woman accidentally set herself on fire by twerking upside down, it fooled loads of news outlets into playing the fraudulent clip as if it were real. In one swoop, Kimmel uncovered how reliant many news programs are on found material they cannot or do not verify.
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Why Tatiana Maslany Is The Most Overlooked Actress Of 2013

In a year filled with great TV performances, our critic says the work of one actress stood out above all others. Tatiana Maslany of the BBC show Orphan Black plays seven different characters, all clones raised in wildly different circumstances.
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How Blind Voice Over Artist 'Reads'

Pete Gustin has voiced over national ads but he can't read scripts - he's legally blind. As he tells Tell Me More guest host Celeste Headlee, he didn't let his disability deter his talent.
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David Bianculli's Top 10 Shows: 2013 Was A 'Good Year For TV'

Two new shows from Netflix -- House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black — changed the TV landscape, but Bianculli's top pick for 2013 is AMC's Breaking Bad. "It ended as brilliantly as it began," he says. "I'm so grateful for that series."
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It's Never Been So Easy, Or Complicated, To Stream Video To Your TV

Robert Siegel talks with technology columnist Farhad Manjoo of The Wall Street Journal about the various ways to watch online video on your television. Manjoo says it's never been so easy or more complicated to do.
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Great New DVD Box Sets: Blasts From The Past And 'Breaking Bad'

In addition to Breaking Bad, critic David Bianculli recommends some rare television treats from the '60s and '70s that are now available on DVD. They include Here's Edie: The Edie Adams Television Collection, The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, The Rutles: Anthology and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.
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'Getting On' With It: A New HBO Show Doesn't Tiptoe Around Death

Set in the geriatric extended-care wing of a California hospital, Getting On is a different kind of workplace comedy. Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer adapted the show from a BBC series of the same name, and added new material largely inspired by experiences they had with their own mothers.

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