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08:04

All eyes on are 'Wednesday' in this playfully droll 'Addams Family' spinoff

The look and tone are perfect — and the characters, settings and subplots are just what you hoped they'd be — in this new Netflix series starring former Disney Channel star Jenna Ortega.

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08:47

Movie stars head to TV in the winning dramas 'Yellowstone' and 'Tulsa King'

There was a time when stars like Kevin Costner and Sylvester Stallone wouldn't stoop to appear on TV. But the landscape has changed, and now it's where they're finding some of their career-best roles.

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09:56

Never mind that it's not factual, this Weird Al biopic parody is very, very funny

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story is the most entertaining musical biography satire since Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Don't expect much truth in the telling here — but do expect some over-the-top fun.

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07:37

Horror fans will want to poke around in Guillermo del Toro's 'Cabinet of Curiosities'

The special effects are a lot more special than the stories in the Oscar-winning director's new Netflix anthology series. Still, most of the shows in this first, eight-episode run are worth watching.

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09:31

'SNL' alums continue to poke fun at nonfiction films with 'Documentary Now!'

Now in its fourth season, this anthology series claims the middle ground between a short SNL sketch and a full-length film. Its clever parodies include My Monkey Grifter, a riff on My Octopus Teacher.

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08:01

You won't want to miss this funny and surprising 'Reboot'

Hulu's new comedy series is about the rebirth of an old comedy series — one that never existed. Reboot is the funniest sitcom about making a sitcom since the Showtime series Episodes.

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08:29

Ken Burns connects the past and the present in 'The U.S. and the Holocaust'

Ken Burns' new three-part documentary, The U.S. and the Holocaust, explores what everyday Americans knew — or didn't know — about what the Nazis were doing in Europe.

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09:26

'Rings of Power' and 'House of the Dragon' are giant gambles. Will they pay off?

Amazon's Lord of the Rings and HBO's Game of Thrones prequels should please fans of the original works. Time will tell how well the shows set up, and are faithful to, the stories they're expanding.

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07:17

'In Treatment' meets 'Dexter' in Hulu's psychological thriller 'The Patient'

Steve Carell stars as a therapist who is abducted by a murderer. By the time The Patient is over, nearly everyone in this drama series reflects upon past actions and decisions — or dies trying.

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