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Summer No Longer A Time Of Drought For Television

It used to be that there wasn't much new on TV in the summer, the assumption being that people were outside and not glued to their televisions. But this summer, there are more than 100 shows starting up or starting new seasons. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of The Tampa Bay Times about what to watch.
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"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts — But Do Too Many Of His Fans Watch For Free?

Watching Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go with a friend or family member's password? You're not nearly alone — and that may spell trouble for providers.
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'Arrested' No More: Hurwitz On Why The Bluths Are Back

Ten years after Fox canceled the cult-favorite sitcom, a fourth season of Arrested Development is streaming on Netflix. The show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that if the show doesn't get the right ratings this time, he can't blame the time slot.
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New 'Arrested Development' Gags Are Best Served In One Sitting

Show creator Mitch Hurwitz advises against binge-watching the new season, but TV critic David Bianculli begs to differ. He says hidden identities and perplexing mysteries unfold slowly, and watching everything in one sitting helps make those connections even clearer.
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Foster Families Take Center Stage

Neda Ulaby looks at a new summer drama about foster families, which — perhaps surprisingly — strikes real foster kids as getting a lot of things right.

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