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  1. Better watch Saul: Why Tampa Bay lawyers love devious attorney from 'Breaking Bad'

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    Jot down every negative lawyer stereotype you can think of: greedy, arrogant, double-talking, backstabbing. Keep going, there's more.

    Bob Odenkirk plays ethically challenged lawyer Saul Goodman, who rose to fame in AMC’s Breaking Bad and is getting his own TV series, Better Call Saul, which debuts Feb. 8 on AMC. Better Call Saul begins six years before the start of Breaking Bad, when the lawyer didn’t work out of a strip mall, have drug-dealing clients and say things such as “You don’t want a criminal lawyer. You want a criminal lawyer.”
  2. Tampa Bay residents on 'Survivor,' 'Amazing Race'

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    Get ready to root on some locals in the upcoming editions of Survivor and The Amazing Race. CBS has unveiled the next casts for both long-running reality shows, and both will feature folks from Tampa Bay.

    White Collar tribe member Carolyn Rivera, will be one of the 18 castaways competing on SURVIVOR this season, themed Worlds Apart: White Collar vs. Blue Collar vs. No Collar, when the Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 30th season with a special 90 minute premiere, Wednesday, Feb. 25 (8:00-9:30 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2014 CBS Broadcasting, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
  3. 'World's Worst Mom' show aims to bring helicopter parents in for a landing

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    Publicists for the Discovery Life Channel's new show World's Worst Mom should send a thank you note to the Maryland authorities investigating the parents who allowed their school-aged children to walk home alone from a nearby park — because that case brought the theme of the show and its star into sharp …

    World’s Worst Mom host Lenore Skenazy, left, makes a list of what each child of the Alarcon family can’t do before working with the family to give the kids more freedom.
  4. Larry Wilmore takes over a very hot seat

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    Larry Wilmore isn't exactly the new kid on the block. At 53, he's a highly respected figure in Hollywood writers rooms, helping to shape The Bernie Mac Show, The Office and the new ABC sitcom Black-ish.

    Starting tonight, Larry Wilmore replaces Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central.
  5. A TV comedy about adults that rings true

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    Brothers Mark and Jay Duplass, who have made many movies together as writers, directors and actors — including The Puffy Chair, The Do-Deca-Pentathlon and Jeff, Who Lives at Home — have a TV series now. It's called Togetherness and premiered this week on HBO. It is a lovely, …

    From left, Melanie Lynskey, Amanda Peet, Mark Duplass, Abby Ryder Fortson, and Steve Zissis in Togetherness.
  6. PunditFact: Frankly, Matt Lauer, your Golden Globe facts are off

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    Red carpet interviews are substance-free safe zones for fact-checkers, a rare chance to turn on the TV and turn off our ears for misleading claims.

    Kevin Spacey won a Golden Globe Sunday for his role in House of Cards as Frank Underwood, but contrary to Today host Matt Lauer’s claims, the name probably hasn’t leaped in popularity.
  7. Top TV week of Jan. 12: 'Broad City,' 'Saturday Night Live,' 'Parks and Recreation'

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    SERIES PREMIERE Friends to Lovers?, 10 p.m., Bravo

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  8. Alicia and Finn are an item (for now, at least)

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    Matthew Goode gets into the limelight on 'The Good Wife.'

    Matthew Goode is the new love interest on The Good Wife — but he’s also about to get a role on Downton Abbey.
  9. Bubba the Love Sponge morning show returns to local radio

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    He's back.

    At 6 a.m., Bubba "the Love Sponge" Clem returned to 98.7 FM. Clem early Monday tweeted: "And so the next Chapter in our radio career begins. 6am 98.7 Tampa. The 4th Tampa station in my 23 years in Tampa." He later retweeted a picture of a T-shirt stoking the fire between him and his old station. It bore …

    Bubba the Love Sponge Clem in the studio for the debut of his morning show on 102.5-FM The Bone in 2008.
  10. The women to watch on 'The Bachelor'

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    The 19th season of ABC's The Bachelor premieres tonight at 8. Chris Soules will be starring as a farmer from Iowa searching for true love, and I will be reigning as a two-time Bachelor fantasy league champion. During the last season of The Bachelorette, Chris was rejected by Andi Dorfman, a lawyer …