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TV Picks: 'Murder in the First,' 'Orange Is the New Black'
TV Picks: 'Murder in the First,' 'Orange Is the New Black'

"Murder in the First"—TNT may be promoting the single-case-per-season time line of its new detective drama, but “Murder in the First” stands out mostly for its simplicity: To investigate a series of murders, two detectives travel a long and switchbacked journey from a junkie’s dive to the gleaming halls of tech-fueled excess. It certainly does not hurt that the two detectives in question are played by Taye Diggs (“Private Practice”) and Kathleen Robertson (“Boss”), performers who easily the handle the multitasking required of modern television detectives. As opening scenes make clear, Hildy Mulligan (Robertson) and Terry English...

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