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Highlights (and Lowlights) of Gloria Allred’s Career We Desperately Want to See on TV

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Given Gloria Allred’s knack for self-promotion, it’s surprising the attorney/crusader/noted power suit wearer hasn’t been up for a scripted TV show before (though let us never forget We the People with Gloria Allred, in which performers reenacted real-life court cases with Allred presiding as “judge”). Now that CBS has announced a script deal for a legal drama executive produced by Allred and Newsroom, Girls, and 90210 alum Deborah Schoeneman, however, we can’t stop thinking about what an Allred legal procedural will look like, besides Scandal with outfits slightly friendlier to red wine. To wit: the highlights of Allred’s four-decade public career we desperately want broadcast in our living rooms.
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Flavorwire’s Complete Guide to Fall 2015 Television

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There has been no shortage of programming to watch over the summer, but there is still nothing more exciting to TV fans than when the new television season kicks into high gear. From late-night shakeups to movie sequels on television, from Netflix to Crackle, from NBC to Lifetime Movie Network, here is your fall TV calendar. 
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“‘Girl’ Doesn’t Mean Young and Inconsequential”: CBS’ ‘Supergirl’ Producers on What to Expect From the Show

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LOS ANGELES: One of CBS’ most anticipated new shows of the fall season is Supergirl, a comic book adaptation from producers Greg Berlanti and Ali Adler. The preview received mixed reactions, but throughout this morning’s Television Critics Association panel, the cast and crew were optimistic and confident about the upcoming series.
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CBS’ Animal Apocalypse Drama ‘Zoo’ Is Just Silly Enough to Be Fun

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Here’s a disclaimer: Even if Zoo were the worst television series of the year, I would still watch every single episode. It’s an entrant in the ever-growing apocalyptic genre, a dramatic series that hinges on conniving lions and murderous kittens. Its hero is a zoologist, it proposes “controversial” theories about animals, and a woman gets fired for having a blog. It is ridiculous, and it is ridiculously fun.
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CBS’ ‘The Briefcase’ Spins Itself as Uplifting Television While Exploiting Families in Need

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By now, it’s no secret that the vast majority of reality programs have moved on from depicting “reality” to focus, instead, on manipulating and exploiting their participants. It’s why we so often claim that reality shows are a guilty pleasure — we’re not talking about the guilt of watching a bad television program (we do plenty of that when it comes to scripted series) so much as the guilt of watching television overpower and control people, and of willfully supporting loathsome, and sometimes even damaging, television franchises solely because they’re mindlessly entertaining. The newest example of this kind of program is CBS’ The Briefcase, a somewhat cruel series that exploits lower-middle-class families by essentially teasing them with riches — $100,000 — and then forcing them to choose between keeping all of the money or giving some of it to another family in need.
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