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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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'Great News'

It may currently lack the ratings, raves and awards of 30 Rock. But the latest NBC sitcom from the producing team of Tina Fey, Robert Carlock and Tracey Wigfield is on-pace to become another enduring canon-worthy favorite, if people would just start tuning in. Anchored by two brilliant lead performances – from Briga Heelan as a sweetly frazzled cable news producer and SCTV's Andrea Martin as her eccentric helicopter mom – Great News already has its predecessor's rocket pace, absurdist humor and cutting insight into how women carve a place for themselves in the television business. The show found its voice and rhythm almost immediately, and while other contemporary comedies may be warmer, hipper or deeper, most of them aren't as consistently, quotably, laugh-out-loud funny. NM

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