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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

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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'Rush Hour' On CBS Reimagines Classic Buddy Action Films

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On Thursday night, CBS premieres Rush Hour, a reimagining of the buddy action flicks. Not much has changed as the show relies on stereotypes of the old film franchise.

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TV Land Series Doesn't Capture George Lopez's Swagger, Our Critic Says

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Comedian George Lopez has a new sitcom called, Lopez, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land. Our TV critic says it's another good — but not great effort — from the TV performer.

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A White Noise Of Negativity: Florida's Political Ads Reviewed

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eric Deggans lives near Tampa Bay, and because of his job, he watches a lot of TV. For months, he and other Floridians have been inundated with political ads, and lately they've been pretty negative.

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Florida's GOP Primary Is Winner-Take-All; Political Ads Flood Sunshine State

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In Florida, the winner of the GOP primary will walk away with all the delegates — 99. And TV watchers in the Sunshine State know that it's election time because of all the political ads.

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New Set Of TV Shows Tackle Complexities Of Religion

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NPR reviews the set of new TV shows that all have religious faith as a central theme. Just how does TV deal with that in 2016? The shows are Of Kings and Prophets and The Real O'Neals on ABC, The Path on Hulu and The Passion on Fox.

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PBS Turns The Lights Out At 'Downton Abbey'

Monday, March 07, 2016

After six seasons, the period drama Downton Abbey aired its last new episode on Sunday night. The show was the most popular drama in PBS history.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

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As 'Downton' Draws To A Close, A Look Back On What Made The Show Great

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Forget all that stiff-upper-lip stuff. If you're looking for evidence that the British have a big, beating heart underneath their reputation for reserve and restraint, look no further than Sunday's finale of their popular TV export, Downton Abbey.

It's a sprawling, 90-minute affair which wraps up six seasons worth of ...

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For Better Or Worse, Chris Rock Made The Oscars As Black As He Possibly Could

Monday, February 29, 2016

Despite the fact that no black actors were nominated in any high-profile categories, Academy Awards host Chris Rock kept race at the center of the event.

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