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Bryan Cranston returns to TV in ‘Your Honor,’ but this grim tale is easily dismissed

That’s too bad, given its pedigree, which begins with its star, Bryan Cranston, whose indefatigable work as Walter White in “Breaking Bad” remains a towering achievement in TV history. The rest of the cast comes with similarly impressive credentials in the edgy exploration of the criminal impulse — “Fargo’s” Michael Stuhlbarg, “The Americans’ ” Margo Martindale, “For the People’s” Hope Davis, “True Detective’s” Carmen Ejogo, among others — and yet they all struggle with a premise and a script that gives them little guidance on how far to go with “Your Honor’s” resolute dourness.

Tonally, the series is a mess; in the four episodes made available for this review, Cranston seems to be trying on the role like a custom-made suit that just won’t fit. He plays Michael Desiato, a well-regarded New Orleans judge who is nevertheless a part of the city’s inherently corrupt dynamics, unwittingly or otherwise. Viewers are

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Nielsen Study Shows TV Doesn’t Reflect The Diversity Of America : NPR

Marcel Ruiz as Alex Alvarez, Rita Moreno as Lydia Riera, and Isabella Gomez as Elena Alvarez in ‘One Day At A Time.’

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If you have the sense you’re seeing fewer women on TV than you encounter in everyday life, a new study by the Nielsen company may offer an explanation.

The study is titled “Being Seen On Screen: Diverse Representation and Inclusion on TV.”

Researchers at Nielsen, the company which also provides TV viewership ratings, looked at the top 100 TV shows each in broadcast, cable and streaming, excluding sports, movies and animated shows.

In an analysis of diversity and inclusion among those 300 programs in 2019, Nielsen found women, Native Americans and Latinx people were among the

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‘The Flight Attendant’ Should Be Your Next TV Infatuation

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I’m Very Onboard With “The Flight Attendant”

The Flight Attendant begins relatably…ish.

It’s that thing most people have experienced at least once or twice or 47 times in our lives, where you have a blissful night out that’s so euphoric you keep throwing back another drink, then “just one more,” and next thing you know it’s morning and you sit awake in a jolt, absolutely confused.

After you gather your bearings, you’re either like, “Phew…” because things are fine or, “Yikes…” because you have a sudden flash of what happened. But, you know, at least you didn’t wake up next to a man whose throat

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Walt Disney TV Group to Enact Significant Layoffs Amid Reorganization

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The Walt Disney Company’s television division is shrinking its staff amid the ongoing reorganization, Variety has learned. Though the scope of the layoffs is unclear, no further rounds are expected after Thursday through the end of the calendar year.

This comes after the announcement earlier this week that Disney Television entertainment chief Dana Walden would consolidate the group’s programming and studio operations, which in turn follows efforts by Disney’s general entertainment content chairman Peter Rice last month to establish a new structure following the company’s decision to split off the content creation team from distribution and commercialization activities.

Among those who are leaving Disney are Dan Kupetz, who had just joined 20th Century Fox Television, now 20th TV, as executive vice president of business affairs and operations in January after over 15 years at CBS Television Studios.

That all stems from the top

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10 of the best niche TV channels

Pokémon TV

Watch via pokemon.com or appIt is presumably a comfort to many people to know that at any given moment of the day or week, Ash and Pikachu are having an exciting adventure somewhere. Series after series of anime high jinks can be found here. And consuming them is something approaching a life’s work: try as you might, you’ll probably never catch ’em all.

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Foodxp

Sky channel 712Got a purple yam you don’t know what to do with? Asian cooking channel Foodxp will have some ideas. And even if you know that you will never make any of these dishes, it’s a feast for the eyes and the imagination; Asian home cookery of the sort you wouldn’t be offered in a restaurant. Gujarati mashed potato? Yes please.

Yanga! Freesat channel 171; Sky 186; YouTube

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Late Night: Vaccinating Ex-Presidents Is Not Must-See TV

“That’s must-see, baby. Forget ‘The Mandalorian’ — people really want to watch next year’s biggest hit, ‘Someone Else’s Doctor Appointment.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“President Bush, President Clinton, President Obama, put your antibodies where your mouth is. Come on my show and drop trou backstage at the Ed Sullivan Theater in my Late Show Immuno-tabulous Ex-Presidential Jab-a-Rama, featuring physician’s assistant Snoop Dogg! You are going to get the vac-sizzle.” — STEPHEN COLBERT

In Michigan, Rudy Giuliani called a rather eccentric witness to try to bolster President Trump’s claims of voter fraud.

“She concluded her testimony by saying: ‘I would like to speak to America’s manager. I’ll wait.’” — STEPHEN COLBERT

“Rudy was so nervous he started squirting black ink like an octopus.” — JIMMY FALLON

“I don’t know that woman, but I can guarantee you her Uber rating is below two stars.” — JIMMY FALLON

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a fascinating journey around the world of TV themes

The Sound of TV with Neil Brand

9pm, BBC Four

Examining the world of TV music, composer Neil Brand opens his new series with a fascinating examination of the television theme tune – from the eerie electronic sound of the Doctor Who theme, to Coronation Street’s brass band and Game of Thrones’ epic orchestrations. First, Brand meets Simon May, the creator of the EastEnders theme, and revisits his childhood favourite Bagpuss. Then, collector Jonny Trunk takes us through his catalogue of library music. Ammar Kalia

Grayson’s Art Club Exhibition

8pm, Channel 4

Following his six-part series aired in the last lockdown and encouraging the public stuck at home to get creating, potter Grayson Perry now takes viewers behind the scenes of an exhibition opening at the Manchester Art Gallery featuring the best of the public’s Art Club works. AK

Walking Britain’s Lost Railways

8pm, Channel 5

Rob Bell follows more

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‘Euphoria’ Lets Rue Catch Her Breath in Special Episode ‘Trouble Don’t Last Always’: TV Review

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When I think of “Euphoria,” I think of neon lights, glitter smeared across bleary eyes, dizzying camera angles betraying the disoriented teenage mania that fuels it. I think of Rue (Zendaya) staring across a crowded room at Jules (Hunter Schaefer) with such palpable longing that it hurts. I think of the stunning last moments of the season finale, when Rue mourns Jules leaving her at a train station by relapsing and collapsing into a musical fever dream. I think of the last time we see her, when she’s dragged herself up a pile of writhing bodies only to throw herself off the cliff of them. By design, “Euphoria” is completely overwhelming, throwing too much all at once at its audience and daring it to blink.

“Trouble Don’t Last Always” does none of this. The new special episode — which dropped Dec. 4 at

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Euphoria ‘Trouble Don’t Last Always’ Review: Rue Finally Slows Down

When I think of “Euphoria,” I think of neon lights, glitter smeared across bleary eyes, dizzying camera angles betraying the disoriented teenage mania that fuels it. I think of Rue (Zendaya) staring across a crowded room at Jules (Hunter Schaefer) with such palpable longing that it hurts. I think of the stunning last moments of the season finale, when Rue mourns Jules leaving her at a train station by relapsing and collapsing into a musical fever dream. I think of the last time we see her, when she’s dragged herself up a pile of writhing bodies only to throw herself off the cliff of them. By design, “Euphoria” is completely overwhelming, throwing too much all at once at its audience and daring it to blink.

“Trouble Don’t Last Always” does none of this. The new special episode — which dropped Dec. 4 at midnight on HBO Max before it will

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Women ‘still underrepresented’ on screen, Nielsen diversity on TV study shows

Women make up 52% of the U.S. population – but only are only visible on screen 38% of the time, according to a new report from Nielsen out Thursday.

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The report, “Being Seen on Screen: Diverse Representation and Inclusion on TV,” measured minutes on screen as a metric for inclusion, unlike other diversity studies by GLAAD and UCLA that measure the number of diverse actors.

Nielsen conducted the study by analyzing episodes of the top 100 broadcast, streaming and cable programs during 2019, and comparing representation of identity groups on screen to population data. The study included both scripted and unscripted series, and news, but did not include sports, animation and movies. 

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Women 50 and older

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