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British actor Idris Elba played Stringer Bell, second-in-command to Baltimore drug kingpin Avon Barksdale, in HBO's The Wire. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images hide caption

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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing

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The stars of Parenthood include, left to right, Erika Christensen Peter Krause, Bonnie Bedelia, Craig T. Nelson, Lauren Graham and Dax Shepard. NBC/Justin Lubin/NBC hide caption

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NBC's 'Parenthood' Ends As A Family Drama Built On Small Moments

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In 'The Americans,' Art Imitates Real Life Lies

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Miss Universe contestants congratulate fifth-place-finisher, Kaci Fennell of Jamaica. Many pageant watchers on social media argued that Fennell should have won. Wilfredo Lee/AP hide caption

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Bob Belcher, titular hero of Bob's Burgers, bites into one of his creations. Each episode features daily burger specials with chuckle-inducing names. The burgers were born in the show writers' imagination and brought to life in Cole Bowden's kitchen. Fox/via Getty Images hide caption

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Comedian Trevor Noah was born in South Africa during apartheid — "born a crime," as he says. Byron Keulemans hide caption

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Between The Laughs, South African Comedian Hopes To Educate

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Al Michaels will announce the Super Bowl game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on Feb. 1. Doug Pensinger/Getty Images hide caption

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Broadcaster Al Michaels Gets Ready To Provide 'Lyrics' For The Super Bowl

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