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'New Yorker,' 'Circus,' Viceland signal a good shift in TV land

'New Yorker,' 'Circus,' Viceland signal a good shift in TV land

Paul Giamatti as Honore de Balzac, author and debauched coffee addict. The big-body rap artist Action Bronson on tour eating great food and smoking pot in epic quantities. And some of the best backstage reporting on the presidential campaign in any medium.

After years of hearing experts say television is on the way out, it might shock some to know that there is actually more TV than ever. Lots more, and the people, performances and topics listed above are included in some of the best, brightest and most intriguing new shows and cable channels in 2016.

In 2009, there were 211 original scripted series on television. In 2015, the number almost doubled to 405. And there was growth...

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