Eric Deggans Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.
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Karate Kid star Ralph Macchio (right) dances with his partner, Karina Smirnoff, in rehearsals for the new season of ABC's Dancing With The Stars, which returns Monday night. Rick Rowell/ABC hide caption

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Can 'Dancing With The Stars' Survive Without Any Stars?

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Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson are hard at work on the new season of American Idol. Frank Micelotta/Fox hide caption

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As 'Idol' Surges, New Judges Tune Up Their Feedback

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Deggans says ABC's Mr. Sunshine, with James Lesure (left) and Andrea Anders as coupled co-workers, is one of the few network shows to mine laughs and drama from the realities of interracial relationships. Mitch Haddad/ABC hide caption

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On TV, Interracial Couples In A Too-Perfect World

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Timothy Olyphant stars as Raylan Givens in Justified, which returns Wednesday night on FX. Prashant Gupta/FX hide caption

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'Justified' Brings Back Raylan Givens, Another Working-Class Man From FX

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