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  1. Summer TV preview: 'Roots,' 'Preacher' and other must-watch new shows and returning hits

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    Ah, summer. A time for sweating through your clothes, sunburns, trying to find a decent spot on the beach amid hordes of tourists and avoiding all that mess by staying home to binge-watch TV. Fall and winter are typically known as the seasons for anticipated premieres and the return of beloved shows, but summer is …

    In the History Channel's new adaptation of 'Roots,' Malachi Kirby portrays Kunta Kinte and E'myri Lee Crutchfield plays Young Kizzy.  [Night 2
Photo by Steve Dietl]
  2. CBS News veteran and '60 Minutes' correspondent Morley Safer is retiring

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    NEW YORK — CBS News veteran Morley Safer, a 60 Minutes correspondent for all but two of the newsmagazine's 48-year history, said Wednesday that he's retiring from television.

    In this Nov. 10, 1993 file photo, the "60 Minutes" team, from left,  Andy Rooney, Morley Safer, Steve Kroft, Mike Wallace, executive producer Don Hewitt, Lesley Stahl, and Ed Bradley pose for photographers at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Safer, who has been a correspondent on "60 Minutes" for all but two of the show's 48 seasons, is retiring. The network said Wednesday it will mark the occasion with an hour-long special on Safer's career Sunday after the regular edition of "60 Minutes." [Associated Press (1993)]
  3. Kelly Ripa returns to 'Live;' says apologies have been made (w/video)

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    NEW YORK — Kelly Ripa returned to her daytime talk show Tuesday after time off to "gather (her) thoughts" after learning her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving, saying the incident had started a conversation about workplace respect.

    Kelly Ripa, left, poses with Michael Strahan, her co-host on the daily television talk show "LIVE! with Kelly and Michael," during a ceremony honoring Ripa with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles last October. Ripa returns as co-host of the morning show after a four-day absence after ABC announced Tuesday that co-host Strahan will leave the show to join "Good Morning America" full-time. [Associated Press]
  4. WWE star Chyna, a University of Tampa graduate, dead at 46 (w/video)

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    Chyna, the sculpted 1990s WWE superstar and University of Tampa graduate, was found dead in her Southern California home on Wednesday, authorities said. She was 46.

    Joan Laurer, known as Chyna, was a University of Tampa grad and one of the most popular female pro wrestlers in the ’90s.
  5. Is Jon Snow dead? Obama will know before you do, 'Game of Thrones' fans

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    Being the leader of the free world isn't a bad gig. You get a nice house (with ample parking, right in the middle of Washington), your own jet and, perhaps most importantly, early access to the year's most-anticipated show.

    Despite Kit Harington saying in several interviews that his character Jon Snow won’t be returning, Game of Thrones fans are convinced otherwise.
  6. HBO doc explores Glorida Vanderbilt's life through son Anderson Cooper

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    For much of his career, CNN's Anderson Cooper rarely talked publicly about being Gloria Vanderbilt's son.

    Wyatt Cooper, Gloria Vanderbilt, Carter Cooper and Anderson Cooper pose for Vogue in their Manhattan apartment in 1972. Nothing Left Unsaid has Anderson Cooper going through boxes of memorabilia and drawing stories out of his mother.
  7. Every Netflix subscriber should know these tips and tricks

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    Netflix recently revealed that there's actually an entire class of "elite" viewers who not only binge on content but actually start watching the moment a new show such as Orange is the New Black comes online and don't stop until they've watched the whole season. Straight. Through.

  8. Review: Connelly's 'Bosch' is back on TV this week — and even better

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    The first season of Bosch, the Amazon Studios TV series based on Tampa author Michael Connelly's bestselling novels, was a strong start.

    Harry Bosch (Titus Welliver) wastes absolutely no time bagging a bad guy in the first episode of Season 2 of Bosch, based on Tampa author Michael Connelly’s novels.
  9. New trailer for Season 6 of Game of Thrones offers a few clues

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    A new trailer for Season 6 of Game of Thrones unleashed a torrent of goosebumps and speculation on Tuesday.

    The new trailer for Season 6 of Game of Thrones includes images of Daenerys Targaryen being marched along by the Dothraki. [HBO]
  10. Get ready for the 'Downton Abbey' finale by remembering the good, the bad and the forgotten

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    You didn't stay the course.

    Oh, you enjoyed the Crawleys of Downton Abbey when they were the hot new thing. You hung on when the menfolk went off to fight the Great War. You saw Matthew miraculously walk again; you blessed his marriage to Lady Mary; you shed a tear for dear Sybil.

    But then you drifted.

    Laura Carmichael as Lady Edith, from left; Elizabeth McGovern as Cora, Countess of Grantham; Matthew Goode as Henry Talbot; Allen Leech as Tom Branson; Zac/Oliver Barker as Master George; and Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary in "Downton Abbey." [Nick Briggs | Carnival Film & Television/Masterpiece via TNS]