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In scripted television, fashion rules
In scripted television, fashion rules

Television takes the spotlight starting Monday at the upfronts in New York City, when most networks will announce which shows live and die. Many decisions will hinge on issues of substance — ratings and cost and critical acclaim. But no one should discount the role that style plays in a successful show. A lot has been written about fashion on Fox's "Glee," the CW's "Gossip Girl" and AMC's "Mad Men" — and, in truth, many of us tune in to see just what Blair Waldorf and Joan Holloway are wearing. Clothing defines the characters in these shows, just as it did in "Sex and the City." You can't imagine "Glee" and...

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