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2015 In TV: A Couple More Under The Radar Picks

Linda Wertheimer talks with Slate critic June Thomas about her underrated television pick. She chose two dramas, "Cucumber" and "Banana," about the lives of a group of gay men in Manchester, England.
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'Another Great Year For TV': David Bianculli On The Best (And Worst) Of 2015

Though broadcast TV didn't impress him much this year, critic David Bianculli says Better Call Saul and a number of other shows from cable and streaming services made 2015 a great year for viewers.
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The 'Unitasker' Kitchen Gadgets Alton Brown Loves To Loathe

The Food Network host and celebrity chef has a vendetta against single-use kitchen gadgets. This year, he takes aim at meat claws, the egg cuber and the Rollie Eggmaster.
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Revisiting Mary Martin's Lighter-Than-Air Exuberance In NBC's 1955 'Peter Pan' Live

In 1955 and '56, NBC aired live telecasts of the Broadway hit Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin. Critic Lloyd Schwartz calls the performances, now available on Blu-ray, a "tribute to freedom and youth."
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Oops: Wrong Name Announced As Winner Of Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Colombia was crowned Miss Universe. Then host Steve Harvey apologized, saying he had read the card wrong. The real winner was Miss Philippines.
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A Little Under-The-Radar TV: 'UnREAL'

Lifetime's UnREAL is one of the shows that might have gotten lost in the shuffle of television, and it's worth looking for.
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'The Wiz Live!' Defied The Skeptics, Returns For A Second Round

Live telecasts of other musicals have gotten attention mostly for the hatred they inspired. But The Wiz Live! — back for an encore Saturday night — seems to have broken that spell.
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Here's One TV Show You Might've Missed: 'You're The Worst'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to TV critic Melanie McFarland about television shows that have flown under the radar. She recommends "You're the Worst" - a romantic comedy with a dark twist.
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On TV, Women Who Have Abortions Are Younger, Whiter And Wealthier

An analysis of TV shows finds that fictional characters getting abortions are better off than the average American who has an abortion, and are also less likely to already be raising children.
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Comedy Writer Paula Pell Says You Don't Have To Go Far For Good Material

The longtime Saturday Night Live writer created the screenplay for the new Tina Fey-Amy Poehler movie Sisters. Pell says she wanted to explore how people carry their teenage identities into adulthood.

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