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Neil Patrick Harris Reimagines Variety Show Format In 'Best Time Ever'

Song and dance man Neil Patrick Harris premiered his new show, Best Time Ever, Tuesday night on NBC. It's an attempt to bring back the variety show format.
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Neil Patrick Harris' 'Best Time Ever': A Variety Show In Need Of More Variety

NBC's new live weekly show mixes mini-quiz shows, game shows, production numbers, stunt competitions and pranks. Despite all this, critic David Bianculli says it hasn't yet reached its full potential.
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How Former Gang Member Richard Cabral Went From Prison To Prime Time

Cabral is up for an Emmy on Sunday, but it wasn't long ago that he was facing a possible 35-year sentence for violent assault. He says a program called Homeboy Industries helped turn his life around.
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CBS Entertainment Chief Nina Tassler Is Stepping Down

Tassler has been at the helm of the most-watched broadcast network's drama, comedy and late-night offerings since 2004. It's a surprising development at a network known for executive stability.
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Hulu Version Of 'Mindy Project' Doesn't Miss A Beat, Our Critic Says

After being canceled by Fox, Hulu debuts the fourth season of The Mindy Project on Tuesday. Hulu will release new episodes once a week, not the entire season at once.
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Like A 'Hall Of Mirrors,' TV Duo Dance With Selves On Other Side Of Screen

Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells are best friends and British actresses — who also happen to play best friends and British actresses on TV. In Doll & Em, the meta experiment gets a bit out of hand.
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Stephen Colbert Brings Showmanship — And Harmony — To His 'Late Show' Debut

The opening Late Show with Stephen Colbert was so packed with business, guests and music, it went several minutes overtime. But TV critic David Bianculli says "it didn't feel long. It felt good."
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Stephen Colbert Pays Tribute To Letterman, Makes 'Late Show' His Own

Excitement and enthusiasm for the comic's return to television helped paper over more than a few awkward moments during his debut as host for the CBS show. George Clooney and Jeb Bush were guests.
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Artist Kehinde Wiley Mixes Modern Figures With Old European Art Traditions

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Wiley about his latest exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, "A New Republic." This story originally aired on May 22, 2015, on All Things Considered.
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Martin Milner, Star Of 'Adam-12' And 'Route 66,' Dies At 83

Actor Martin Milner, whose work as Officer Pete Malloy introduced generations of Americans to a tough and honorable policeman on Adam-12, died on Sunday.

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