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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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    Steve Harvey, Trisha Goddard Increase Presence Of Black Hosts On Daytime TV; Who Will You Watch?

    The upcoming new TV season will see 2 new broadcast network daytime talk shows with black hosts - each likely hoping to sit on the throne once belonging to Oprah Winfrey, or at least, enjoy a chunky slice of the success she enjoyed in her prime.

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    A 'Newsroom' Wishlist: Five Things We'd Love to See Aaron Sorkin's Drama Do In Its Next Season

    "The Newsroom" closed out its first season this past Sunday the way it began, with an episode -- "The Greater Fool" -- that brought back series premiere director Greg Mottola and showed off the precise mix of fiery idealism, incontestible santimoniousness and maddening ...

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    Revisiting Taye Diggs In 2006 Canceled ABC Series 'Day Break'

    I didn't watch this TV series when it originally aired in 2006, and I stumbled across it this weekend, while browsing through Netflix titles. And, remembering it, I decided to watch it, and ended up watching all 13 episodes over the weekend. 

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    'Doctor Who' Takes Manhattan: Matt Smith and Karen Gillan Talk About the New Season and the Changes Coming for the Iconic Sci-Fi Character

    Midway through the new seventh season of "Doctor Who," the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions, the married couple Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill), will say their goodbyes in the fifth episode, "The Angels Take Manhattan."

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: A Delayed Republican National Convention, James Caan and Daleks

    Sure, Sunday remains overcrowded with high-end TV such as "Weeds," "Breaking Bad" (the summer finale of which is coming up) and "Copper," but what to watch the rest of the week? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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