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On The Podcast: Rep Sweats, Or, 'I Don't Know If I Like This, But I Need It To Win'

Kat and Gene hash out something they've been mulling over for a while: that feeling of obligation that you have to root for something, because it's theoretically for you.
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Oprah's New Show, 'Greenleaf,' Is Megachurch Melodrama

Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.
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For Ellie Kemper, Kimmy Schmidt Is Just Her Latest 'Weirdo' Role

"I still am not sure what in my face screams 'bunker-cult victim,' " Kemper says. The actress plays a woman who was rescued from an apocalyptic cult in the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
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Former 'Tonight Show' Host Drops By To Tell Some Jokes

Jay Leno returned to The Tonight Show Wednesday night. Current host Jimmy Fallon turned over the monologue to the former host, who took the chance to comment on the presidential campaign.
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Late Night Hosts Respond To Orlando Tragedy With Heartfelt Monologues

Late night talk show hosts responded to the tragic events in Orlando in a variety of ways. Many chose to dedicate time in their monologues to the tragedy, thus taking on the role news anchors once had dominion over.
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New 5-Part Series Considers The 'Perfect Perversity' Of The O.J. Simpson Case

"He was acquitted of the crime he was guilty of and convicted of a crime he's innocent of," says legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin. He and director Ezra Edelman discuss O.J.: Made in America.
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Regina King Reigns In Hollywood

The actress has successfully navigated working both in front of and behind the camera. She's won an Emmy for her television work, and she's in demand as a director on shows like Animal Kingdom.
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Aliens Attack And Congress Goes Extreme In CBS' Political Satire 'BrainDead'

The creators of The Good Wife mix comedy, politics and science fiction in their new summer series. TV critic David Bianculli says BrainDead is bizarre, fun and full of "intriguing little elements."
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On A Dark Day, The Tonys Double Down On Joy — And Pride

The shadow of a mass shooting in Orlando cast a pall over the 70th Annual Tony Awards broadcast, but host James Corden offered a spirited paean to "every Broadway would-be."
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Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

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