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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?
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'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories': More Nightmares Than Sweet Dreams

Comedy duo Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker get dark in their new show on Adult Swim. "We're tired of trying to make people laugh with our humor," Heidecker says. "We want to make people cry."
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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
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Comedian Michael Che Picked For SNL's 'Weekend Update' Chair

Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair — comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.
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Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Explores An American Family's Demons

In a new PBS documentary series, Burns turns his lens to Theodore, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and how each triumphed over adversity.
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3 Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

A 14-hour biography of Theodore, Eleanor and Franklin Delano starts Sunday. Actors including Paul Giamatti and Meryl Streep put on Emmy-worthy vocal performances reading from an Emmy-worthy script.
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Joan Rivers On Her Own Funeral: 'I Want Paparazzi'

A collection of memorable interviews with the comedy queen, Joan Rivers, who passed away this week at the age of 81.
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Does It Matter That Rosie Perez Is The First Latina Co-Host Of 'The View'?

The Oscar-nominated daughter of Puerto Rican parents is the first permanent Latina co-host in The View's 17-year history. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans explains why that matters.
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Sharp-Tongued Comedian Joan Rivers Dies At 81

Comedian Joan Rivers kept audiences laughing through a 50-year career that included bankruptcy, getting banned from The Tonight Show and mourning her husband's suicide.
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In 'The Chair,' Two Filmmakers Make Movies From The Same Script

The new 10-episode reality show on Starz follows Anna Martemucci, a graduate of NYU film school, and Shane Dawson, who's been making YouTube videos for eight years. They compete for $250,000.

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