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'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Succeed By Taking Comic Book Stories Seriously

As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.
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Showtime's 'Homeland' Now Depends On Carrie Mathison As Flawed Hero

As Showtime's Emmy-winning terrorism drama starts its fourth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show struggles to continue without a key character.
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'Homeland' Regains Urgency With Twin Protagonists And Divided Loyalties

Last year, the Showtime drama about a CIA agent with a bipolar disorder lost its way. But the show's intensity is back in Season 4 when the CIA accidentally bombs a wedding in Pakistan.
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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard.
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Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.
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Can NBC's New Tiger Lily Overcome The Character's History?

Alanna Saunders, the actress cast to play Tiger Lily in NBC's forthcoming production of PeterPan, has Native American ancestry, one of many points of contention in previous castings.
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FX's 'The Bridge' Finds Authenticity In Spanish-Language Scenes

"We're giving those 33 million Hispanics in the U.S. ... a point where they can actually identify themselves," says Demian Bichir, a star of the cross-border crime drama.
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'That's All Folks:' Saturday Morning Cartoons Bid Farewell

We remember the institution that was the Saturday morning cartoon on network TV. That phenomena came to an end over the weekend, when the CW ended its run of the Vortexx block of shows.
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Amazon's Original Content Primes The Pump For Bigger Sales

Amazon has always preferred to play a strategic long game instead of chasing short-term profits, but it's starting to see value in producing ways to hold shoppers' attention.
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In 'Transparent,' A 70-Year-Old Divorced Dad Becomes A Woman

The new drama, which launches Friday on Amazon Prime, stars Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her three grown kids. Tambor acts the role without any hint of cheap humor.

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