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    Is Nostalgia All That's Next For The Black Sitcom?

    Last month, dance choreographer and television producer Debbie Allen took to her Twitter account with a passionate plea. It was a call for the return of her popular late 80s, early 90s sitcom A Different World. Allen had just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the spinoff, originally conce...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Victorian Prostitutes and the End of 'Damages'

    Sure, Sunday seems to always be overcrowded with high-end TV, but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days.

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    'Arrested Development' and How the Rise of Binge Watching Is Changing TV

    "Arrested Development" is seeing a spike in viewers alongside a flurry of twitpics and social media updates for a program that returns next spring after seven years off the air thanks to Netflix's continuing experiment with original programming. But what has binge viewing done to us as consumers?

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    Fall's Five Most Promising-Looking New Network TV Shows

    Summer has come to an unofficial end, and with fall arrives the start of the TV season and a host of shiny new series. While the cable channels are on a year-round calendar these days, staggering their shows' seasons throughout the year, the broadcast networks still use September and October to ...

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    Thoughts On Steve Harvey's New Daytime Talk Show?

    It premiered yesterday, in case you forgot. Did anyone watch? And if so, thoughts on what you saw and heard?

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    S&A's Look At Noteworthy Fall Primetime TV Premieres, Including Calendars For Each Month

    With new primetime TV series debuting this fall, and old shows returning, who has the time to watch them all? I have my old favorites as well as a busy life, and deciding to watch something new means that a show must look really interesting to me, based on marketing materials, and when I do eve...

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    Watch Episode 5 Of Docu-Series From Black Public Media - 'Ask A Muslim' ('Big Muslim Love')

    BlackPublicMedia.org and the National Black Programming Consortium present the new Ask A Muslim series.

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Labor Day Marathon Edition

    Sure, Sunday remains overcrowded with high-end TV, but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days. And in this Labor Day edition, we've got a slew of marathons for anyone looking to spend the day off in front of the boob tube...

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    Does TV Play Up the Gritty Past as a Kind of Guilty Pleasure?

    "Copper," BBC America's new original series, starts with a grimy, not-yet-pubescent urchin girl offering protagonist Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) sex as thanks for the hard-boiled egg he tossed her way. Last week's episode of AMC's "Hell on Wheels" found a man be...

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    Kalinda Sharma, Transgender Portrayals and CBS's Continuing Problems: Highlights From GLAAD's Network Responsibility Index

    Every year since 2007, the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has released its Network Responsibility Index, looking at the quantity and quality of the portrayals of LGBT people during the last TV season. This year's report took into account ABC, CBS, The CW, Fox, NBC and...

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