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Start World Series Games Earlier; Let Us Sleep

Commentator Frank Deford says the Fall Classic could boost its sagging ratings by scheduling games early enough for people in the Eastern and Central Time Zones to see the end.
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'Welcome Back, Kotter' Actress Marcia Strassman Dies At 66

She also had roles in M*A*S*H and the 1989 Rick Moranis comedy Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.
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'Gotham' Resurfaces Hollywood's Tricky History Of 'Painting Down'

Gotham has been one of the fall's most successful television debuts. But earlier this month the show found itself in hot water when it hired a white stuntwoman as a body double for a black guest star.
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Nostalgia, Now Out On DVD, With 'Wonder Years' And 'Pee-wee' Releases

In what may be a last gasp for DVD collections, some of the new box-set releases are aimed at baby boomers and Gen X-ers with favorites like The Wonder Years and Pee-wee's Playhouse.
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Toys R Us Under Fire For 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

One Florida mom is calling on the retailer to stop selling action figures based on drug dealers in its stores. Toys R Us says the Breaking Bad toys are meant for adults.
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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom-coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.
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Elizabeth Peña Remembered As An Actress With Range

Peña's fans, lamenting her death on Latino social media, expressed frustration that such a talented actress could not break away from stereotypical roles.
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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.
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Clay Aiken: An American Idol On The Campaign Trail In North Carolina

American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken has hung up his microphone as he runs for Congress as a Democrat representing the rural center of the state. But the campaign is a long shot.
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Mindy Kaling On Refusing To Be An Outsider And Sexism On Set

The comedian says she often forgets that as an Indian-American woman who's not pencil thin, she's kind of a new thing for broadcast TV. But, she says, "I refuse to view myself in such terms."

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