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  1. Reality TV Roundtable: Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More Reveal Contestant Psych Tests, Talk Kids' Shows and Trash Trump

    5:50 pm 6/9/2016

    Six top unscripted players — also including Mike Darnell, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Nick Cannon — unleash on lazy reboots, what scares them most about making these shows (hint: A-list celebrities) and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump: "It's the thing where people feel like, 'He's just like me, I know him, I've seen him on TV, he speaks my language.'"Read more

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  2. Paul Giamatti on "Dominance and Submission" in 'Billions'

    5:00 am 6/9/2016

    The actor calls the opening scene of 'Billions' in which a dominatrix urinates on him a "great metaphor for the whole show."Read more

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  3. 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna Talks Censoring For The CW

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "People are killed on network shows in the most disgusting, gruesome, serial killer-y way, but you can't show" Rachel Bloom's nipples.Read more

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  4. Alan Yang Says He and Aziz Ansari "Didn't Expect" Reaction to 'Master of None'

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "We just wanted to make a show that was about us - it wasn't a political move, it wasn't a statement."Read more

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  5. 'Black-ish' Creator Kenya Barris on "Walking Fine Line" For Difficult Discussions with Kids

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "Police brutality is one that for me in particular, I had to have that conversation with my young sons, because they did not understand why the protestors were mad."Read more

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  6. 'Veep' Showrunner David Mandel on Parody Being "Harder and Harder"

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "I'm assuming everyone's going to tune into our season to see our take on Trump, and we don't have one. There is no Trump character. We're not a real-world political show, we are inspired."Read more

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  7. 'Grace and Frankie' Showrunner Marta Kauffman On Network Versus Netflix

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    Marta Kauffman discusses the difference between creating content for NBC (Kauffman created the iconic series 'Friends') and Netflix, the home of her sitcom 'Grace and Frankie.'Read more

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  8. 'Fresh Off the Boat' Showrunner Nahnatchka Khan Talks Being "Only Woman in the Room"

    4:30 am 6/9/2016

    "I felt like people looked at me for the wife joke or the daughter joke."Read more

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  9. Comedy Showrunner Roundtable: Reunions You’ll Never See (Sorry, 'Friends' Fans!), Diversity and How to Write Sex Scenes

    10:32 am 6/8/2016

    Six comedy series chiefs — Kenya Barris, Nahnatchka Khan, Marta Kauffman, Aline Brosh McKenna, David Mandel and Alan Yang — let it rip on the sex acts they still can’t believe they got past Standards (yes, "chicken cooping" is a real thing), why they don’t like spinoffs and the challenges that come with trying to tell your story when you don’t look like everyone else in Hollywood: "Black people don’t get to write for white people."Read more

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  10. Drama Actor Roundtable: Rami Malek, Cuba Gooding Jr., TV's Top Talent on Arrogant Career Mistakes and That Golden-Shower Scene

    5:45 am 6/8/2016

    Six stars — including Bobby Cannavale, Paul Giamatti, Forest Whitaker and Wagner Moura — open up about the lines they will and won't cross, how Oliver Stone broke a couple of them down and the parts they'd love to land.Read more

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