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Winningly ill-matched in 'Battle Creek'

Vince Gilligan, who created "Breaking Bad," and David Shore, who created "House," have a new show together, a semi-comical, sometimes dramatic police show called "Battle Creek."

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  • Cast of 'Parks and Rec' off to greener pastures
    Cast of 'Parks and Rec' off to greener pastures

    Let us now praise "Parks and Recreation," which ends Tuesday night in an effervescence of heart and hope, proof positive that success and significance are not always measured in gold, statuary or otherwise.

  • 'American Denial' on PBS' 'Independent Lens'
    'American Denial' on PBS' 'Independent Lens'

    Premiering Monday as part of the PBS documentary series "Independent Lens," Llewellyn Smith's "American Denial" takes a social-scientific look at the cognitive dissonance that is American race relations. It's built around and upon "An American Dilemma," a Carnegie Foundation-funded study by...

  • 'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'
    'August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand' on PBS' 'American Masters'

    August Wilson, a great American writer of great American plays, and a great African American writer of great African American plays, gets the "American Masters" treatment in "The Ground on Which I Stand," an edition of the series "American Masters," premiering Friday on PBS.

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  • 'Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki thinks he knows the truth about Robert Durst
    'Jinx' director Andrew Jarecki thinks he knows the truth about Robert Durst

    You might call Andrew Jarecki an expert in family dysfunction. His directorial debut, the Oscar-nominated documentary "Capturing the Friedmans," was a gripping portrait of a father and son accused of child molestation. The subject of his latest project, the six-part HBO series "The Jinx: The...

  • 'Parks and Recreation' finale: 'Find your team'
    'Parks and Recreation' finale: 'Find your team'

    A story about people who love one another made by people who clearly love one another, "Parks and Recreation" ended its seven-season, zigzag run through prime time Tuesday night on NBC. In the final shot, star Amy Poehler, as public servant Leslie Knope, faced the camera, all aglow, and...

  • 'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone
    'Modern Family' producer talks episode shot with iPhone

    For this week's "Modern Family," producers put down their expensive professional cameras and shot the episode with iPhones and other Apple devices. Seen through the eyes of character Claire Dunphy as she uses a Mac laptop, characters only appear on her computer's FaceTime video-calling app.

  • Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment
    Giuliana Rancic apologizes to Zendaya on-air over hair comment

    Giuliana Rancic apologized on-air Tuesday to Zendaya for a comment she made on "Fashion Police" the day prior about the dreadlocked hairstyle the 18-year-old wore to the Oscars.

  • Jason Jones announces 'Daily Show' departure following Jon Stewart
    Jason Jones announces 'Daily Show' departure following Jon Stewart

    Weeks after Jon Stewart announced his resignation from "The Daily Show," longtime correspondent Jason Jones broke the news that he'll be following in his footsteps.

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