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Back stories and mannerisms help Tatiana Maslany keep her many characters clearly defined

For four seasons of the BBC America hit “Orphan Black,” Tatiana Maslany had done the seemingly impossible: Play an ever-expanding cast of clones to disparate and desperate perfection.

Raised separately and long unaware of each other, each woman — up to 12 at this point — may bear an essential similarity to the other, but each is completely and utterly different.

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Deep thoughts with Anthony Anderson: 'How does Lawry's penetrate' tilapia?

The “black-ish” tribute to Norman Lear’s 1970s comedy “Good Times” felt like the perfect ending to an Emmy-nominated season that found the ABC comedy examining controversial issues in the same manner that Lear’s vintage shows (“All in the Family,” “Maude,” “The Jeffersons”) did back in the day.

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Derek Waters' 'Drunk History' looks at the past through a glass, drunkly

"Drunk History," so simple, so complex, so Emmy-nominated. Briefly put, it is a show in which comedians and writers of comedy get drunk -- eventually really, really drunk -- and tell a story from history, which then becomes the soundtrack for a fully produced re-enactment of that story.

It's funny in both obvious and sneaky ways.

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A few seconds of screen time cost 'Veep' actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination

A few seconds of screen time cost actor Peter MacNicol an Emmy nomination.

The “Veep” ensemble member, nominated last week for an Emmy for guest actor in a comedy, has been ruled ineligible by the Television Academy and will be replaced in the category.

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'Ghostbusters' scares up a win at Friday's box office, but 'Pets' likely to top the weekend

For movie fans in search of a new action comedy on Friday, who did they call? “Ghostbusters.”

The Paul Feig-directed Sony/Columbia comedy reboot starring Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Melissa McCarthy scared up $17.2 million on Friday, on its way to an estimated $46.5 million U.S. box office in its opening weekend.

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