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'Gong Show' Reboot And Other New Game Shows Coming This Summer

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For our critic Eric Deggans, John Amos's performance as the powerful, hardworking dad on Good Times was formative. CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Learning The Lessons Of TV Fatherhood

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Alison Brie stars in Netflix's GLOW, a fictionalized take on the story behind the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling league. Erica Parise/Netflix hide caption

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Summer TV Starts Strong With These June Premieres

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Adam West, Batman Of The 1960s, Dies At 88, After Short Battle With Leukemia

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Fifth 'House Of Cards' Season Speaks To Trump Era

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Rachel Lindsay works as an attorney in Dallas. She was in the 21st season of The Bachelor and now stars in the 13th season of The Bachelorette. Paul Hebert/ABC hide caption

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'The Bachelorette' May Have A Black Star, But It's Still Set In A White World

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25 Years After 'Twin Peaks,' The Odd Genius Of David Lynch Remains

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Stephen Colbert headlined CBS's glitzy presentation to advertisers at this year's upfronts in New York City. CBS Photo Archive/CBS via Getty Images hide caption

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TV Networks Unveil Fall Seasons At 2017 Upfronts

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ABC Announces Plan To Revive 'American Idol'

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2 Shows About Race Offer Different Approaches To Building Bridges

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Actresses Logan Browning (left) and Ashley Blaine Featherson appear in a scene from the Netflix show Dear White People. Adam Rose/Netflix hide caption

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This Time, 'Dear White People' Is Not So Much About Them

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Elisabeth Moss and Alexis Bledel as the Handmaids Offred and Ofglen in Hulu's new limited series, The Handmaid's Tale. George Kraychyk/Hulu hide caption

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Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Is Compelling — And Chilling

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