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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.
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Despite The Dope, 'High Maintenance' Is About More Than Potheads

Vimeo's first foray into original Web TV follows a nameless pot delivery dude who engages in oddly intimate business transactions.
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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.
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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.
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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.
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Discovery's Man-Swallowing Snake Stunt Stretches Credulity

The channel promises to air an episode featuring a man in a protective suit who is swallowed alive by a giant green anaconda.
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.
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Betty White, The Golden Girl From The Golden Days Of Television

The Hot in Cleveland actress got her start over 60 years ago on a live TV show called Hollywood on Television. Now she's 92 years old, but she says that's no reason to quit show business.

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