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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

Real Roadies Find New Showtime Series Unrealistic

Friday, June 24, 2016

Cameron Crowe's new show Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.

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TV Review: HBO's 'Any Given Wednesday'

Thursday, June 23, 2016

HBO launched a weekly talk show with former ESPN star Bill Simmons. Considered one of the top sports commentators, Simmons crafted a show that melds pop culture, sports talk and celebrity interviews.

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Oprah's New Show, 'Greenleaf,' Is Megachurch Melodrama

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.

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Late Night Hosts Respond To Orlando Tragedy With Heartfelt Monologues

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Late night talk show hosts responded to the tragic events in Orlando in a variety of ways. Many chose to dedicate time in their monologues to the tragedy, thus taking on the role news anchors once had dominion over.

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Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Monday, June 13, 2016

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

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'O.J.: Made In America' Charts Simpson's Rise And Fall

Saturday, June 11, 2016

NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans says ESPN's new documentary series about O.J. Simpson is a detailed and revealing look at the football star turned murder suspect's life.

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Review: UnREAL Soars By Going Where Real-Life Reality TV Fears To Tread

Monday, June 06, 2016

Lifetime's Peabody award-winning fictional dramedy — UnREAL — about an out-of-control reality show returns for its second season. In it, a black man sets out to find love among a bevy of women.

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'Top Gear' Returns With New Hosts On BBC America

Monday, May 30, 2016

The massively popular BBC show, Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.

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A Modern 'Roots' For An American Society Still 'Based On The Color Line'

Monday, May 30, 2016

The remake of the seminal TV miniseries begins on the History channel this week. Co-producer LeVar Burton says he recognized an opportunity to retell the story "to and for a new generation."

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TV Networks Hope To Lure Advertisers At Annual 'Upfronts'

Thursday, May 19, 2016

This week, networks present their new fall shows and strategies at the annual upfronts, in the hopes of raking in an estimated $9 billion from advertisers. Reboots and remakes are prominent this year.

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Which TV Shows Will Be Back Next Year?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

It's that time of year when TV networks decide which shows to cancel and which to renew for the 2016-2017 season. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans gives an update on the new and canceled shows.

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Handler Says 'Chelsea' On Netflix Will Break Every TV Talk Show Rule

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Talks show host and comedian Chelsea Handler on Wednesday debuts her new show Chelsea on Netflix. The half-hour program will air three times a week and be available in 190 countries.

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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

Saturday, May 07, 2016

From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.

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After 7 Seasons, CBS Says Goodbye To 'The Good Wife'

Friday, May 06, 2016

CBS's drama, The Good Wife, with its pioneering depiction of a working professional mom in a troubled marriage has remained popular with critics and viewers alike. The last new episode airs on Sunday.

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'Game Of Thrones' Begins Its 6th Season On HBO

Monday, April 25, 2016

Season 5 of the HBO series ended with a lot of cliffhangers. The sixth season is the first one that goes beyond the realm of the books that the show is based on.

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We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As 'Game Of Thrones' Returns

Friday, April 22, 2016

HBO's hit kicks off its sixth season this weekend, but the show has now outpaced the original books, and the channel isn't making advance episodes available. So, is Jon Snow alive? We have no idea!

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Prince's Mystique Grew Even As He Stayed Out Of The Hollywood Spotlight

Friday, April 22, 2016

The influential and successful recording artist had a few major moments on television. In remembering Prince, many have cited his performance at the 2007 Super Bowl as one of his greatest shows.

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Hiddleston, Laurie Fuel AMC's Adaptation Of Le Carre's 'Night Manager'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Night Manager is a six-part miniseries based on John le Carre's 1993 post-Cold War novel. Our TV critic says it's a slow burn series fueled by magnetic lead actors: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.

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In 'Confirmation,' A Scathing Take On Our Troubles Discussing Race And Gender

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The new HBO movie, which details the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Clarence Thomas, offers a powerful look at how badly the world handled the allegations against him, says NPR's Eric Deggans.

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#NPRreads: 3 Great Reads To Contemplate This Weekend

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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