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Several cable networks invested heavily in new dramatic series in 2011, and those investments paid off, Eric Deggans, TV and media critic for the St. Petersburg Times, tells Talk of the Nation's Neal Conan. HBO launched two series to wide acclaim: Boardwalk Empire and the lavish Game of Thrones. And Showtime's Homeland has been hailed as both engrossing and creative.



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