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Help Me Judge This Trailer for The Good Doctor, ABC’s Show About a Doctor With Autism

I've been thinking about The Good Doctor all week since ABC released their trailers for the fall season. The medical drama, which is touted as coming from "the creator of House" David Shore, stars the talented Freddie Highmore as a pediatric surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.

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ABC’s The Mayor Might Be the Feel-Good Do-Something Political Show We Need

We're in the middle of Upfronts season, which means we're getting glimpses at all the shows networks have planned for the fall season, in what is unsurprisingly turning out to be their (by and large) white male glory. The ubiquity of the white male lead/possible woman/POC sidekick dynamic definitely makes the trailer for ABC's The Mayor stand out.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Debrief Season 4, Episode 21: “The Return”

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been on a real tear lately, and they've been playing their stacked hand with much aplomb. In other words: this season is so good.

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Groundbreaking, Female-Led 90s Sitcom Roseanne Is Getting the Revival Treatment

Revivals are a mixed bag. Sure, they provide a chance for us to reconnect with stories, characters, and actors we love. There's also a chance (*cough*Gilmore Girls*cough*) that the revisit will force us to realize that time hasn't been kind to the thing we love. Now, there's a new revival being shopped around Hollywood, and I think it's one of the rare shows that genuinely deserves a revisit. I'm talking about the feminist, blue-collar 1990s classic, Roseanne.

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The Scandal Cast Assembles to Discuss Olivia’s Abortion, Dropping Columbus Short and More

With Scandal prepping for its 100th episode set in an alternate reality, the cast, crew and creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes gathered to reminisce about the political drama's most notable moments on and off the screen.

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Make Room for the Frenemy: The Need for Complex Interaction Between Women on Television

The problem that we tend to encounter with the dialogue surrounding female dynamics in television is that it’s often presented in a binary fashion, a clear good (think Abbi and Ilana’s lovingly tight bond on Broad City) versus evil (like Revenge’s Victoria Grayson and Amanda Clarke). There are fantastic stories that exist at both extreme ends of this spectrum; however, that still leaves so much undervalued middle ground, where opposing colleagues and frenemies alike dwell.

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Interview: Dr. Ken‘s Suzy Nakamura Talks Performing Comedy While Asian and Female

Ken Jeong's (Community, The Hangover) ABC sitcom, the semi-autobiographical Dr. Ken, is currently in its second season, with viewers loving the humor and the Asian representation (we can't put it all on Fresh Off the Boat, you guys). Jeong's co-star, Suzy Nakamura, plays his wife Allison, a doctor in her own right. I had the chance to chat with the seasoned comedic powerhouse about her role, as well as the perks and pitfalls of being an Asian woman in comedy.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Debrief Season 4 Episode 15: “Self Control”

Holy hell, this episode was straight bonkers, y'all.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Debrief Season 4, Episode 14: “The Man Behind the Shield”

I wasn't wrong!

Buckle in, kids, because things just got real.

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Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger TV Show Casts Andrea Roth and Gloria Reuben as the Heroes’ Moms

After casting its two lead roles, Marvel and ABC's upcoming Cloak and Dagger TV show has begun to round out its core cast--and that means it's time to cast the two mothers of our heroes.

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Black-ish‘s Take on LGBTQIA Discrimination Leads Conservative Pundit to Miss Point Entirely

ABC's Black-ish has never been shy about social commentary. In this week's episode, they took on LGBTQIA discrimination.

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Season 6 May be Once Upon a Time‘s Last… But it May Set the Stage for Another Spin-Off

Once Upon a Time has been struggling in terms of ratings, this season, which is sad to hear... but it may force the Once team to go in a new direction and consider a spin-off, which could be a good thing.

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That’s the End of Peak TV: Networks Want to Start Gearing Television Towards Trump Voters

Life imitating art imitating life imitating art ...

Do we need more television that appeals to these groups? Or do they feel like there's not enough simply because not every show on television is for them?

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Things We Saw Today: NASA’s Peggy Whitson Became the Oldest Female Astronaut

This past weekend, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson set an unusual record: at age 56, she's the oldest woman in space.

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Once Upon a Time in Conversation: Season 6, Episode 6, “Dark Waters”

It's time for our latest spoiler-laden open thread about ABC's Once Upon a Time! Go get caught up on last night's episode before you wander into this post and accompanying comment section, obviously.

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Once Upon a Time in Conversation: Season 6, Episode 5, “Street Rats”

Welcome back to our weekly discussion thread for ABC's Once Upon a Time! If you haven't gotten around to watching last night's episode, be warned: spoilers are within.

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Once Upon a Time in Conversation: Season 6, Episode 4, “Strange Case”

Behold the magical power of scissors.

Welcome to our weekly discussion thread for ABC's Once Upon a Time! If you haven't seen last night's episode yet, be warned: spoilers below!

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Once Upon A Time in Conversation: “The Other Shoe”

Once Upon a Time was back and brand-new last night, and here's our open thread to discuss! (This is definitely a preferred alternative to the other thing that aired last night, right?) As always, if you DVR'd the episode or are waiting on your OUaT buddy to watch the episode with you, tread lightly: there be spoilers here.

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Once Upon a Time in Conversation: “A Bitter Draught”

Our DVR addiction strikes again! Once Upon a Time's premiere got the drop on us last week due to our time-delay habits, but this week, we came prepared with the return of our open thread! Be warned, fellow DVR watchers: There will be spoilers!

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Hayley Atwell Drew Inspiration From Chelsea Clinton in Upcoming Conviction Role

In developing the character of Hayes, Atwell told Entertainment Weekly that she looked to real-life examples of former First Daughters--including Chelsea Clinton herself.

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