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‘Only Murders in the Building’ season 2 reviews: Comic whodunnit is ‘as strong as ever in its second outing’

Click here to read the full article. “Only Murders in the Building” was a sleeper hit for Hulu in season one and an awards hit as well, earning three SAG Award nominations, four Critics Choice nominations, three Writers Guild nominations, and three Television Critics Association nominations. So season two had a lot to live up to when it premiered on June 28. Do critics think this spoof of true-crime fanatics is just as worth watching? As of this writing the “Only Murders in the Building” season 2 reviews average out to a 79 score on MetaCritic based on 20 reviews counted...
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Emmys flashback 50 years ago to 1972: ‘All in the Family’ wins comedy, ‘Elizabeth R’ takes drama/limited

Click here to read the full article. It’s been half a century since Johnny Carson hosted the 24th Emmy ceremony on CBS on May 14, 1972. It was a year in which now-classic comedies battled it out and records were set, PBS had its first strong showing, Oscar-winning actresses were rivals and daytime-themed Emmys were awarded for the first time. Read on for our Emmys flashback 50 years ago to 1972. Norman Lear‘s groundbreaking sitcom “All in the Family” had won Best Comedy Series for its freshman season in 1971; it held onto that title for its second year, and would...
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Ryan Murphy returns to Emmys race with ‘Impeachment: American Crime Story’

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Emmy Experts slugfest: Who can surprise in the unsettled limited series acting races? [WATCH]

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Click here to read the full article. No limited series this year has made the dramatic impact of Hulu’s “Dopesick,” and for good reason. Based on Beth Macy’s nonfiction book, it delivered a searing indictment of the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma, which financed America’s opioid addiction through back-door deals with hospitals, primary care physicians and pharmacies. The riveting material was bolstered by a very strong cast led by Michael Keaton. The show, which won a Peabody Award this spring, is the leader in the Best Limited Series Emmy category with 37-to-10 odds to win. Its nearest competition, HBO’s breezily entertaining...
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