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08:01

You won't want to miss this funny and surprising 'Reboot'

Hulu's new comedy series is about the rebirth of an old comedy series — one that never existed. Reboot is the funniest sitcom about making a sitcom since the Showtime series Episodes.

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08:29

Ken Burns connects the past and the present in 'The U.S. and the Holocaust'

Ken Burns' new three-part documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, explores what everyday Americans knew — or didn't know — about what the Nazis were doing in Europe.

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09:26

'Rings of Power' and 'House of the Dragon' are giant gambles. Will they pay off?

Amazon's Lord of the Rings and HBO's Game of Thrones prequels should please fans of the original works. Time will tell how well the shows set up, and are faithful to, the stories they're expanding.

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07:17

'In Treatment' meets 'Dexter' in Hulu's psychological thriller 'The Patient'

Steve Carell stars as a therapist who is abducted by a murderer. By the time The Patient is over, nearly everyone in this drama series reflects upon past actions and decisions — or dies trying.

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08:27

'Better Call Saul' sticks the landing with the series finale

For faithful viewers the finale was one treat after another. There were unexpected returns from old characters and breathtaking surprises. Up until the end, the show defied expectations.

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09:15

The Jan. 6 TV hearings conclude with some really compelling cliffhangers

The Jan. 6 hearings have been packaged like TV shows: Each episode has a plot, and some special guest stars, announced in advance. As a miniseries, the verdict is in: This particular show is a hit.

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09:00

'The Last Movie Stars' offers an intimate portrait of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

A new six-part documentary, directed by Ethan Hawke, pulls from interviews with the couple as well as with their Hollywood friends to provide an unvarnished view of their careers and lengthy marriage.

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09:32

In HBO's reality series 'The Rehearsal,' participants practice real-life scenarios

TV critic DAVID BIANCULLI says The Rehearsal is unlike any TV show he's ever seen, and he's not even sure if he'd classify it as a comedy. But whatever Nathan Fielder is up to here, he's fascinated by it.

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08:39

'Better Call Saul' might be the greatest of all time — if it can stick the landing

Better Call Saul, the AMC show which serves as both a prequel and a sequel to Breaking Bad, has been outstanding ever since it debuted in 2015 says TV critic David Bianculli. The final episodes of the final season begin streaming tonight.

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