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Matt LeBlanc Has Quietly Made 'Episodes' A Must-See Comedy

The show, in its fourth season, was created by David Crane, who worked with LeBlanc on Friends. TV critic David Bianculli says its brand of satire is particularly timely and laugh-out-loud funny.
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Fox's 'Empire' Sets 'Dynasty'-Style Soap Opera To A Hip-Hop Beat

The drama Empire features Terrence Howard as a ruthless music mogul building a worldwide company. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show works best when focused on the black family at its core.
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ESPN, Other Networks To Be Streamed On Dish Network's Sling TV

Linda Wertheimer talks to John Ourand from Sports Business Journal about ESPN's decision to start a streaming service. The service is being done in partnership with Dish Network.
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Rewatching 'The Wire': Classic Crime Drama Seems Written For Today

As HBO releases the high-definition version of The Wire, NPR's Eric Deggans says that binge-watching the show feels more like reading today's headlines — especially on issues of race and class.

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Longtime ESPN Sportscaster Stuart Scott Dies At 49

During his 22 years at ESPN, Scott became well-known for his signature catchphrases that connected with younger audiences and the hip-hop generation. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.
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TV In 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.
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Remembering The Voice Of Babe The Pig

Voiceover artist Christine Cavanaugh died last month. She was the voice behind characters from Babe the pig to Chuckie Finster of Rugrats.
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Donna Douglas, Elly May On 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' Dies At 81

The actress who played the tomboy daughter of Ozark mountain man Jed Clampett also appeared on-screen alongside Elvis Presley and starred in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone.
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'Gilmore Girls' Actor Edward Herrmann, Who Also Portrayed FDR, Dies

He played the head vampire in The Lost Boys, a three-term president on TV and a beloved grandfather. The Emmy- and Tony-winning actor was 71. The cause was brain cancer, his manager said.
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John Oliver Is No One's Friend On His New HBO Show

The comedian who was a correspondent on The Daily Show for 7 1/2 years now pokes fun on Last Week Tonight. Oliver talks about tasing his leg, temping for a thief and remaining an outsider.

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