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    Fox Sets Fall 2020 Schedule, Acquires ‘LA’s Finest’ to Air on Mondays (

    Fox became the first broadcast network to announce its fall schedule for the 2020-2021 season on Monday amid the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Among the more interesting additions to Fox’s fall lineup is “LA’s Finest.” The police drama, a spinoff of the “Bad Boys” film franchise, stars Gabrielle Union and Jessica Alba and aired its first season as a Spectrum original last year, with Season 2 set to debut on Spectrum’s VOD service in June.

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    ‘#BlackAF’ Creator Kenya Barris Adds Another L.A. Home to Packed Portfolio (

    Nearly two years ago, “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris signed a $100 million overall deal with Netflix, placing him among a rarefied list of creators — which also includes Shonda Rhimes, Ryan Murphy and “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss — able to command a nine-figure production pact with one of the world’s biggest media juggernauts.

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    The Best TV Shows You Finally Have Time to Watch (

    As Peak TV continues to reach new peaks (with new streaming services adding to the glut), it’s impossible to find the time to watch all the buzzy just-premiered shows, let alone the TV staples you’ve been putting off for years (or decades).

    With some extra time on your hands while quarantining at home, you can finally watch those long-running TV series you haven’t had time for — the ones that tend to top critics’ “best of” lists. Whether it’s escapist fare like the sprawling saga “Game of Thrones” or a show about the mundane like “Seinfeld,” there’s never been a better time to finally watch a TV classic. Then there are those three prestige dramas vying for the title of the greatest TV show of all time: “The Wire,” “The Sopranos” and “Breaking Bad.”

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    Little Richard has passed away at the age of 87 (

    Little Richard, a founding father of rock and roll whose fervent shrieks, flamboyant garb, and joyful, gender-bending persona embodied the spirit and sound of that new art form, died Saturday. He was 87. The musician’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed the pioneer’s death to Rolling Stone but said the cause of death was unknown.

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    ‘Solar Opposites’ from ‘Rick and Morty’ Team: TV Review (

    The vision of humanity threaded throughout “Rick and Morty” is wild, strange and, occasionally, deeply empathetic. Since its 2013 debut, the Adult Swim show has engendered a fiercely devoted fanbase as it spins off to the furthest reaches of time and the galaxy with its odd couple pairing of a belching genius and his dweeby grandson, whose adventures in space often end in existential disaster and/or sudden slashes of terrible violence. It’s neither quite as brilliant as its most devoted acolytes insist nor as base as its frustrated detractors claim, but at the very least, there’s nothing else quite like it.

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    A closer look at semi-autographical Pete Davidson dramedy The King of Staten Island (

    Five years after Trainwreck, US comedy godfather Judd Apatow is back with his sixth film, The King Of Staten Island. Headed for an unexpected digital release due to coronavirus (“Obviously, comedies are built for a communal experience, but that’s not an option right now,” Apatow says), the film is a star vehicle for rising comedian and Saturday Night Live player Pete Davidson, who co-wrote the film with Apatow and based it heavily on his experiences growing up in the New York borough, while living in the shadow of his father, a firefighter who died in the line of duty. Here, the filmmaker breaks down the trailer and explains just how semi-autobiographical he gets.

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    ‘Star Wars’ characters driving superyachts (

    What started out as “a bit of fun,” according to creative director Rob Armstrong, has become an annual tradition for the yacht designers at Thirtyc. Every year, the UK-based firm puts out a Star Wars-themed yacht, with characters or spacecraft from the franchise on board different superyachts. This week, Thirtyc put out its latest series using yacht tenders driven by Star Wars characters.