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The Ups And Downs Of 'Younger' Life

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Sutton Foster stars in a new comedy about a woman who learns that there are a lot of ways to be hassled over your age.

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Morning Edition

Trevor Noah To Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

South African comedian Trevor Noah will become the new host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, stepping into the role Jon Stewart has filled for 16 years.

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Morning Edition

'Wolf Hall' On Stage And TV Means More Makeovers For Henry VIII's 'Pit Bull'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hilary Mantel's popular novels breathed new life into Thomas Cromwell's legacy. Now, between a play and a miniseries, there seems to be no limit to the blacksmith's son's potential for reinvention.

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All Things Considered

Jon Stewart's Replacement Is Unlikely Choice For 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

"The Daily Show" replaces departing host Jon Stewart with South African comedian Trevor Noah. He is a relatively unknown comedian and an unlikely choice for the program.

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5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?

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Trevor Noah Will Replace Jon Stewart As Host Of 'The Daily Show'

Monday, March 30, 2015

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

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All Things Considered

For 'Dexter' Star David Zayas, Acting Was A Long Shot Away

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Bronx native grew up in a blue-collar household; a life in show business seemed far from reality. He spent time in the Air Force and as a cop before he finally gave his childhood dream a chance.

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Cate Blanchett Swears On Australian TV; Flap Ensues

Sunday, March 29, 2015

When Cate Blanchett was interviewed about her role in Cinderella last week, the interview came to an abrupt end with some inappropriate language. Oh, my! What would Prince Charming think?

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In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In the new TV Land show, Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old who needs to get back into the job market. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets highlights, learns how tweet, and pretends to be in her 20s.

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Fresh Air

An Oncologist's 'Biography Of Cancer' Adapted Into A Documentary

Friday, March 27, 2015

In The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Siddhartha Mukherjee chronicled how our understanding of cancer has evolved. Starting Monday, Ken Burns' three-part documentary will air on PBS.

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Morning Edition

Evaluating Whether It's Time To Cut The Cord

Friday, March 27, 2015

Several big media companies recently announced new ways to bring TV over the Internet. For example, HBO's streaming service, Sony's PlayStation Vue and a rumored service from Apple.

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Small Batch Edition: Talking 'X-Files' With Kumail Nanjiani

Thursday, March 26, 2015

On today's Small Batch Edition of Pop Culture Happy Hour, we talk to comedian, actor and podcaster Kumail Nanjiani about the return of The X-Files — a TV show about which he has a podcast.

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Fresh Air

'Justified' Creator Aims To Stay True To The Late Writer Elmore Leonard

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The FX series, now in its final season, is based on Leonard's novella Fire in the Hole. Showrunner Graham Yost says, "I look at this show as Elmore Leonard's show, and we're all in service of him."

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Why It's So Hard For Us To Agree About Dong From 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

With a name like Dong — and so few roles for Asian-American men on TV — it's understandable that this character has been raising eyebrows. But in the context of the show, Dong makes complete sense.

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All Things Considered

Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.

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All Things Considered

For 'BoJack Horseman,' It Matters If A Cartoon Dog Is A Man Or A Woman

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The show's creator had to make a decision: Would a female dog be as funny as a male dog? When it comes to gender in comedy, sometimes animators have more power than they realize.

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Fresh Air

'American Crime': A Series Packed With 'Emotional Honesty' About Race

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The show revolves around a murder case in which nearly all the characters are part victim and part aggressor. Creator John Ridley and actor Benito Martinez explain.

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Fresh Air

James Corden Hits Late-Night TV With His Own Skill Set And Mindset

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Late Late Show with James Corden fills the post-David Letterman time slot on CBS. TV critic David Bianculli says that based on first impressions, Corden will "settle in nicely."

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James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS's 'Late Late Show'

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.

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Here Comes 'The X-Files,' Back For More Mulder, More Scully, And More

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Fox has announced that its beloved sci-fi series The X-Files will be back for six new episodes from creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

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