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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Jewish Dysfunction Everywhere

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, NBC finally sticks the landing on a live musical and we notice a certain theme among critically lauded comedies.
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‘The Wiz’ Brought Some Much-Needed Color to NBC’s Live Theater Broadcasts

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It’s a little easier to find black people on film and television in 2015 than it was in the ’70s, when the original Broadway and film productions of The Wiz debuted. But the “urbanized retelling” of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz remains a cultural touchstone, especially for some of the actors in NBC’s live television broadcast of the production, The Wiz Live! which aired Thursday night.
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Can Seeso’s Cult Comedy Approach Break Into Streaming?

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How do you launch a new streaming service in 2015? Generalists like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon’s Prime Video, with their broad (though not deep) selections of shows and movies, are already well established, and there’s only so many à la carte services consumers are willing to pay for before all those $10-a-month bills start to make cable look like a better deal. More outlets are popping up by the day, but as Yahoo! and Snapchat have learned, breaking into the streaming game, particularly with original programming, isn’t a failsafe strategy for growth.
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