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On this day in 1996, HBO debuted The Late Shift, a telefilm based on the book by New York Times media reporter Bill Carter that chronicled the contentious competition between David Letterman and Jay...

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Ronan Farrow is voicing support for sister Dylan Farrow amid the debut of HBO’s documentary series about their family.  The 33-year-old journalist took to Instagram on Sunday, Feb....

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Dave Grohl and Co. previously ruled the chart with the studio sets One By One (October 2002), In Your Honor (June 2005), Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace (October 2007), Wasting Light (April 2011),...

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This day in 2009 marked the debut of writer/director Joss Whedon’s science fiction drama, Dollhouse. The complex drama starred former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Eliza Dushku (who also served...

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Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In, which debuted on this day in 1968, took the blackout formula from vaudeville and adapted it to television, using rapid edits, disorienting juxtapositions, and habit-forming...

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On this day in 2008, AMC introduced Breaking Bad. Walter White, played by Bryan Cranston, was introduced to us in the New Mexico desert, in his underwear, in one of the most brazen “what’s...

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It’s hard to remember, but there was a time when hand-held camerawork on a drama series was more innovative than imitative. Although St. Elsewhere edged it out as the best drama series of the eighties,...

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This strongly tongue-in-cheek ABC series initially was presented twice weekly, with cliffhangers between the Wednesday and Thursday night episodes (“Tune in tomorrow — Same Bat-time, same Bat-channel!”),...

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On this day in 1999, HBO introduced its second dramatic series, The Sopranos. (Oz was the first.) The show focused on New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano (James Gandolfini), his dysfunctional family relationships...