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    'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore': A Ways to Go, But Its Aim Is True

    The longtime "Daily Show" contributor made his debut in "The Colbert Report's" old slot with mixed but promising results.

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    WATCHABLES Podcast #1, Feat. Arielle Bernstein and Mike Spry!

    We're proud to present the first installment of Press Play's new podcast, Watchables! This segment features our columnists Mike Spry and Arielle Benstein; future installments will bring Seth Abramson into the mix!

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    Watch: 'Last Week Tonight with Jon Oliver' Enlists a Crime-Solving Pony for Season 2 Preview

    He'll also be a divorced single parent to multi-ethnic children, but only if the change-mongering voice of marketing has its way.

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    KICKING TELEVISION: The Good, The Bad and the Lorre (2014 TV in Review)

    2014 was another exciting year for television, which now regularly challenges film in terms of narrative and aesthetic acumen. And 2014 was the year that Kicking Television stole from Wilco and entered into the fray of TV commentary. So, here for your consideration is what I saw as the good, the bad...

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    Watch: 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Lays Out How to Do New Year's Eve Right

    Let's face it. We all hate New Year's Eve, and we all love John Oliver. So let the man tell you how to spend your December 31.

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    Dear John Oliver: Like It Or Not, You Are a Journalist

    The "Last Week Tonight" host denies he's a journalist out of modesty, but he's also pandering to the misconception that journalism and entertainment are mutually exclusive.

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    Watch: John Oliver Hosts 'Rosewater' Episode of 'The Daily Show'

    Jon Stewart declares, "Whole show, 'Rosewater'" and whips out a teapot -- then, John Oliver takes over.

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    Daily Reads: Your Art Should Be Spoiled, How 'Last Week Tonight' Became More Than a 'Daily Show' Imitator

    Plus: a forgotten 80s action hero, and why "The Newsroom" fell short.

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    'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Changes the Game With a Dog Supreme Court and Real Tears

    Hello there, every other talk show on the planet. This is a reminder that "Last Week Tonight" is owning your asses.

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    TV Watch: How John Oliver Beat Stewart, Colbert, and Broadcast News at Their Own Games

    John Oliver's not satisfied with challenging former Comedy Central colleagues Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for satirical primacy. He's going after broadcast news, too. And he's winning.

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