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Jacobson And Glazer Take 'Broad City' On The Road

Real-life friends and comedians Abbi Jacobsen and Ilana Glazer star in Broad City, about two flawed women navigating New York City in their 20s. NPR's Rachel Martin caught up with them on tour.
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How'd Karyn Parsons Get Her Gig On 'Fresh Prince'? Brattiness.

Parsons played Hilary Banks on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The role first called for a model type, but Parsons says she couldn't do that. So, she says, she made Hilary self-centered: a "real brat."
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In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations

The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.

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'Getting On' With It: A New HBO Show Doesn't Tiptoe Around Death

Set in the geriatric extended-care wing of a California hospital, Getting On is a different kind of workplace comedy. Mark V. Olsen and Will Scheffer adapted the show from a BBC series.
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The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.
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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.
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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom Debbie on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.
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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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