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    Can WGN America's Stellar 'Manhattan' Finally Break Through?

    Creator Sam Shaw's acclaimed portrait of the Manhattan Project, which returns for its second season on Oct. 13, deserves a larger audience. Whether it can find one in the age of "peak TV" is another story. We report from the set.

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    Can 'Fargo' Season 2 Top Season 1?

    FX's acclaimed limited series has bulked up with a new cast since last season, but not all of the added weight is muscle.

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    After Last Season's Comeback, 'Homeland' Is Here to Stay

    As the action shifts to Berlin and Beirut, the Showtime series once again offers a portrait of the War on Terror's hideous moral calculus.

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    The Repugnant Religion of Amazon's 'Hand of God'

    For a series so enamored of its own solemnity, the streaming service's new drama offers a laughably insubstantial view of faith, and it turns out the joke is on us.

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    Netflix's 'Narcos' Is a Flawed, Epic History of the 'War on Drugs'

    Almost quaint in its reluctance to investigate the complex motivations of real-life antihero Pablo Escobar, 'Narcos' emerges as a series full of promises it can't keep.

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    10 Years After Katrina, 'Treme' and the Transformation of New Orleans

    If 'The Wire' was a portrait of the American city, writ large, "Treme" is a portrait of this American city, measuring the tempo of its evolution precisely as a miracle.

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    Secrets to 5 Key Sets on 'Masters of Sex'

    Production designer Michael Wylie dishes about his Emmy-nominated work on Showtime's immaculate period drama, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan.

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    Niche Streaming Site Acorn Lands Emmy Nomination for 'Poirot'

    Something unexpected happened on the crowded road to the 2015 Emmy nominations. A short, stout, vain Belgian detective with a waxed mustache and an egg-shaped head won a nomination for “Outstanding Television Movie.”

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    Point/Counterpoint: Is 'True Detective' Season 2 Any Good? Why 'Bloodline' Is Better

    We debate the merits of the second installment of Nic Pizzolatto's crime drama. SPOILER ALERT: You must be up-to-date on 'True Detective' Season 2 to read on.

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    The 'Radical Belief' of Sundance Channel's Extraordinary 'Rectify'

    Creator Ray McKinnon's series achieves an austere command of the varieties of religious experience to which few recent works of American art have even aspired. It's devotional television.

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