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'Mad Men' Finale: A Love Letter To Fans Filled With Mostly Happy Endings

AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
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How TV Show Finales Affect The Stock Market

An economist in the United Kingdom looked at how 150 TV series finales affected the U.S. stock market. He observed a decrease in stock returns on the following trading day.
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TV Thriller 'Wayward Pines' Offers Suspense — And An Ending

Chad Hodge, the creator of the 10-episode limited series, promises that it won't leave viewers hanging. "One thing that I really wanted to do with this show is not cheat you as a viewer," he says.
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'Mad Men' Writer: Show's Female Characters Aren't Thinking About Feminism

"They're very much in their own lives," says Semi Chellas, who is also the show's co-executive producer. The AMC period drama ends its seventh and final season on Sunday.
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In HBO's 'Bessie,' Queen Latifah Stars As Empress Of The Blues

It took Queen Latifah more than 20 years to bring the life of pioneering blues singer Bessie Smith to the screen. "Inhabiting her has inhabited me," she says.
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Network's Fall TV Shows Embrace Diverse Casts

The TV industry was in New York to present its new lineup to advertisers. We examine whether the networks have doubled down on diversity after the success of shows like Empire and Jane the Virgin.
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'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.
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David Letterman Looks Back On Career As TV's Longest-Serving Late Night Host

NPR's Eric Deggans interviews David Letterman about his career as a late night host. Letterman will retire from CBS' Late Show next Wednesday.
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Harry Shearer, Voice Of Ned Flanders And Mr. Burns, Will Leave 'The Simpsons'

In a tweet sent in the wee hours of Thursday, Shearer said he was leaving "because I wanted what we've always had: the freedom to do other work."
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TV Networks Count On Reborn Old Shows To Bring In Ad Dollars

Network officials are gathered in New York this week to present their new fall lineups to advertisers. Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, of The Hollywood Reporter and host of KCRW's The Business.

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