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In the new season of Black Mirror, Bryce Dallas Howard plays a young woman in a future just a little ahead of our own, where everyone uses a smartphone to rate the people they encounter. David Dettmann/Netflix hide caption

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'Black Mirror' Is Back, Reflecting Our Technological Fears

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In Insecure, Issa Rae plays a character who's just an everyday woman — not a high-powered lawyer or music executive. Anne Marie Fox/HBO hide caption

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Issa Rae Turns Basic Into Revolutionary With 'Insecure'

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'SNL' Season Premiere Shows What's Right — And Wrong — With Its Political Humor

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Review: HBO Hopes To Fill Sunday Spotlight With 'Westworld' Series

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Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

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Showrunner Cheo Coker on the set of Marvel's hotly anticipated new series Luke Cage. Myles Aronowitz/Netflix hide caption

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Hip-Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

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Juggernauts Repeat At 2016 Emmys, But Fresh Faces Get Their Due

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NFL Live Streams Thursday Night Football On Twitter

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George Takei predicted Star Trek would be too sophisticated to last — but he says he's happy to have been proved wrong. The Kobal Collection/Paramount Television hide caption

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Much More Than A 5-Year Mission: 'Star Trek' Turns 50

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Actress Constance Zimmer attends the 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. Mike Windle/Getty Images hide caption

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First-Time Nominations Reveal The Changing Face Of The Emmys

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NBC's Bob Costas interviews the gold-medal winning U.S. gymnastics team in Rio on Aug. 9: Madison Kocian (from left), Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, Simone Biles. NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the games on various platforms, but TV ratings were down from the 2012 London Games. NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images hide caption

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NBC Declares Rio A 'Media' Success, Though TV Ratings Were Down

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Modern Television Portrays Complex View Of The Middle Class

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