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A Woman As Sherlock's Dr. Watson is 'Elementary'

There have been a lot of different Sherlock Holmes's over the years but Lucy Liu is probably the first woman to play Dr. Watson. In the CBS drama Elementary, Holmes and Watson solve crimes in modern-day New York City. Liu told David Greene that Watson as a woman was a "wonderful concept."
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Clean-Cut 'Moon River' Crooner Andy Williams Dies

The television host and singer who had a hit with his rendition of "Moon River" died last night. Andy Williams was 84. Williams' clean-cut, wholesome image ran counter to many performers of the 1960s and he drew frequent comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He also gained popularity hosting the Andy Williams Show and a televised Christmas special. Williams' publicist says he died following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
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Why You Shouldn't Watch The Best New Show On TV

Andrew Wallenstein, a TV editor for Variety, has seen pilots for all of the new TV shows starting this fall. His favorite is Last Resort, although he doesn't think it will stay on TV for long.
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Mindy Kaling Loves Rom Coms (And Being The Boss)

The actress played Kelly Kapoor on The Office, a role she also wrote and produced. Now she runs a new Fox comedy, The Mindy Project, in which she stars as an obstetrician whose personal life is a mess. Kaling tells Fresh Air that her late mother inspired her character's career.
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Op-Ed: Emmys Play It Too Safe With Comedies

The big winners at the 2012 Emmy Awards included Homeland and the ABC comedy, Modern Family. Albert Ching points to the dominance of Modern Family at the Emmys as proof that the award show plays it too safe when it comes to comedy by repeatedly rewarding the same programs.
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Making A Comedy Pilot? You Might Want To Call James Burrows

James Burrows has directed more than 50 pilots, including Cheers, Friends, Taxi, and Frasier.

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