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The Esquire show about young football players is very disturbing, and it’s so real that some people would rather the show go away than be reminded that what it highlights is behavior that actually takes place with real people.

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The first season of Fox’s Masterchef Junior spin-off concludes tonight, and it’s enough of a success that the network is casting for a another season. After a rough start, where the show unnecessarily eliminated a bunch of kids after a sudden-death round that did more to complete the casting process than anything else, the remaining …

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The success of Duck Dynasty continues to astound everyone, apparently even its own network, because based on its new series Modern Dads, it seems that not even A&E understands what makes its own show so great. (Of course, many cable networks are churning out scripted shit masquerading as reality TV, and A&E is not alone …

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