The Year in TV: 12 New Shows You Should Be Watching

From a brilliant sitcom from the '30 Rock' crew to the misadventures of a fake Diplo – these were the 2017 gems you need to catch up with

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'Brockmire'

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Hank Azaria – man behind the voice of The Simpsons' Apu, Moe, Chief Wiggum and a gajillion other Springfield residents – has a knack for impressions and accents; he and writer Joel Church-Cooper could've easily made their tale of a down-on-his-luck baseball play-by-play man into a broadly comic goof. Instead, they found the soul within the spoof, spinning a surprisingly involving yarn about a small-town sports fan (played by the winning Amanda Peet) who helps disgraced alcoholic broadcaster Jim Brockmire make a comeback. This show is far more poignant than it had to be. And for those who just want to hear Azaria swearing like an intoxicated Vin Scully? You won't be disappointed either. NM

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