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New documentary shows how comedy legend George Carlin went from genial to cynical

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2 new shows fall into the smart-dumb TV category

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Review: Welcome back, 'Star Trek'

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Clockwise from top left: Amber Ruffin, Cristela Alonzo, Trevor Noah, Ali Wong, Roy Wood Jr. and Hasan Minhaj could be successors to James Corden on The Late Late Show. Noam Galai and Kevin Winter/Getty Images, Michael Schwartz/CBS, Max S Gerber/Netflix, Rich Polk and Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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'Winning Time' portrays the rise of the L.A. Lakers. Its subjects call it defamatory

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Jason Bateman as Marty Byrde and Laura Linney as Wendy Byrde on the Netflix drama Ozark. Netflix hide caption

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Netflix's 'Ozark' ends as a thrilling, yet disappointing take on a criminal family

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HBO's 'We Own This City' is the closest fans will get to a sequel of 'The Wire'

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Review: The 3rd season of 'Barry' shows a far darker vision of him than seen before

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What the shutdown of CNN+ might indicate about the future of streaming TV

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How Netflix plans to recover after losing 200,000 subscribers

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The legacy of ABC's 'Black-ish': Presenting a Black TV family that isn't a monolith

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Encore: 'First Lady' series is compelling when it dramatizes the unseen moments

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'First Lady' series compels when dramatizing the unseen moments

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