Eric Deggans Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.
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Aziz Ansari stars as Tom Haverford on NBC's Parks And Recreation. Chris Haston/NBC hide caption

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It's Emmy Season, And The Nominees Should Be...

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Andre Braugher, LisaGay Hamilton, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula star on TNT's Men Of A Certain Age. Danny Feld/TNT hide caption

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Summer Television: A Time Of 'Men,' Werewolves And Aliens

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Justin Grennen looks on as Carson Daly signals a recent victory for Beverly McClellen on NBC's The Voice. Lewis Jacobs/NBC hide caption

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How NBC's 'The Voice' Is The Anti-'American Idol'

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Steve Carell's Michael Scott is saying goodbye to Dunder Mifflin — and the employees he's managed (and mortified) over the years. Trae Patton/NBC Universal hide caption

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Michael Scott: So Long, Loser (We'll Really Miss You)

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Dr. Drew Pinsky is the face of many of television's most popular addiction shows, like Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. Tonight, he brings a new show to cable. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images hide caption

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Addict TV: Collapse, Redemption On Many Channels

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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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