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Brazilian actor Wagner Moura looks so much like Colombian smuggler Pablo Escobar that Netflix's Narcos uses footage and photos of the real Escobar to heighten the show's realism. Daniel Daza/Netflix hide caption

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A Colombian Kingpin Gets The 'Goodfellas' Treatment In 'Narcos'

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Starz Hopes For Breakthrough Hit With Patrick Stewart Comedy

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Kim Dickens, left, as Madison and Cliff Curtis as Travis in a scene from Fear the Walking Dead, which premieres Sunday. Frank Ockenfels/AP hide caption

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Slowly Seeing It All Fall Apart Again, For The First Time

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'Sesame Street' To Air Next 5 Seasons On HBO

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On Stewart's Final 'Daily Show,' Parting Was Standing-Room-Only Sorrow

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President Obama talks with The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Legacy: Changing How Americans See Satire

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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

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'I Am Cait' Premieres As Reality Series With A Cause

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Mark Cuban, left, as President of the United States, faces killer sharks with Ian Ziering in the Syfy film Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! The Global Asylum/Syfy hide caption

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Syfy's 'Sharknado 3' Fails At Being Really Good Bad Television

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Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba, left, and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announce the nominees for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP hide caption

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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

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Robin Thede is head writer for Comedy Central's The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. She's previously been a reporter for E! News, a writer for BET's Real Husbands of Hollywood and head writer for The Queen Latifah Show. Jaxonphotogroup/Courtesy of Robin Thede hide caption

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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

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Bill Cosby's Accusers Say They Now Have Vindication

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Hannibal Buress' Show Adds To Comedy Central's More Diversified Lineup

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (right) stars opposite Rob Corddry in the HBO series Ballers. Jeff Daly/HBO hide caption

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USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

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