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British ‘Detectorists’ on Acorn TV Uncovers a Comedy Treasure

Detectorists, a wonderful sitcom set in the south of England among a group of treasure hunters and the winner of the 2015 BAFTA award for scripted comedy, has crossed the Atlantic by way of the streaming subscription service Acorn TV.

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24 Aug 2015 // 1:43 PM

So Much Great TV, But Who Has the Time?

Television is a big business, and too much of it does not make money; the bubble will soon burst, FX President John Landgraf predicted. Solemnly, as if that were a bad thing.

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20 Aug 2015 // 12:49 PM

TV Series for a Back-to-School Binge

What to do with those last golden weeks of summer? Why not binge some quality TV that you may have missed along the way?

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‘Blunt Talk’ on Starz Puts Patrick Stewart in ‘a New World’

“I’ve done things in the last three weeks,” Patrick Stewart was saying, “I’ve never thought in my life I would do on-camera.”

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14 Aug 2015 // 12:16 PM

Amy Schumer Soars with the Rise of the Supercomic

At 34, Schumer is benefiting from the rise of the supercomedian, the elite group of stand-up comics who have been catapulted into the kind of fame once reserved for rock stars.

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14 Aug 2015 // 11:37 AM

‘Ferrell Takes the Field’ Debuts Sept. 12 on HBO

Funny Or Die teams up with HBO for the 9/12 special Ferrell Takes the Field.

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10 Aug 2015 // 10:45 AM

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Was Must-See TV in Mid-‘60s

U.N.C.L.E. kind of painted an idealistic world where an American and a Russian could be working together — this was at the height of the Cold War — in an effort to combat criminal activities around the world.

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7 Aug 2015 // 10:17 AM

‘The Muppets’ Returns This Fall on ABC

In a fall TV season characterized by remakes, reboots and other forms of regurgitation, ABC’s The Muppets looks to be one of the better viewing options among a familiar, mostly disappointing lot.

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5 Aug 2015 // 1:11 PM

It’s ‘Difficult’ Yet Painfully Entertaining

Hulu’s new half-hour comedy Difficult People, which becomes available Wednesday, is about real narcissism.

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5 Aug 2015 // 12:46 PM

‘Mr. Robinson’ Gets Barely Passing Grade

Mr. Robinson seems to have been made as an update of 1980s old-school school and workplace comedies

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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