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Summer TV 2014

Hank Stuever’s reviews of every new show for summer and a calendar for all returning shows

Is your favorite TV show canceled?

Is your favorite TV show canceled?

It’s that time of year — find out which broadcast series have been renewed for 2014-2015, canceled or are still in limbo.

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‘Red Band Society’ review: Caring for the terminally ill teen

‘Red Band Society’ review: Caring for the terminally ill teen

Fox’s treacly drama is about a fancy hospital wing for sick and dying adolescents.

TV listings: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

TV listings: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ and NBC’s ‘The Mysteries of Laura’ premiere and ‘Extant’ wraps up Season 1.

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‘Mysteries of Laura’ review: The thin blue whine

‘Mysteries of Laura’ review: The thin blue whine

In NBC’s new crime dramedy, Debra Messing gives it her all as an overworked cop mom.

‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants (and Julianne Hough)

‘Dancing With the Stars’ premiere: Ranking the contestants (and Julianne Hough)

How did the performers and the new judge fare on the first night of Season 19?

TV listings: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

TV listings: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A dancer gets booted from “Dancing With the Stars,” and Unlocking the Truth visits “The Colbert Report.”

‘The View’ premiere: Sarah Palin anecdotes from the show’s new Republican

‘The View’ premiere: Sarah Palin anecdotes from the show’s new Republican

A revamped Season 18 of the daytime talk show still kept some of the same tropes.

Miss America: The 12 cheesiest ‘home state’ intros from the contestants

Contestants are nudged to share a bit of trivia about where they’re from. Naturally, there’s room for high-grade kitsch.

Miss America: How did Miss New York and her plastic red cup win the crown?

Miss America: How did Miss New York and her plastic red cup win the crown?

Did a woman playing a red plastic cup really beat out all the opera singers and jazz-tap dancers?

Highlights from Miss America 2014: Ventriloquist, typo and shark slapping

Highlights from Miss America 2014: Ventriloquist, typo and shark slapping

STYLE BLOG | Miss New York may have won the crown, but some other contestants stole the show.

TV listings: Monday, September 15, 2014

TV listings: Monday, September 15, 2014

“MasterChef” crowns a winner and Barbra Streisand stops by “The Tonight Show.”

TV listings: Weekend of September 13-14, 2014

TV listings: Weekend of September 13-14, 2014

Mega docu-series ‘The Roosevelts’ premieres on PBS and ‘Masters of Sex’ gets closer to a cure.

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‘The Roosevelts’: When it ends, you’re sorry to see them go

‘The Roosevelts’: When it ends, you’re sorry to see them go

TV REVIEW | Ken Burns’s sprawling seven-part PBS documentary, from Teddy to FDR, ranks among his best.