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Julia Roberts, reboots and diversity part of new TV season

What's the television industry's top summer destination? A hotel in which 200-plus U.S. and Canadian entertainment reporters and critics gather for an early look at next season's shows and the chance to question the actors, writers and producers who create them.

The Television Critics Association's just-ended biannual conference was both a micro look at programming and a macro view of the medium's direction (hello streaming, and hang in there, broadcasting!). In a parade stretching over two weeks, about 30 networks, channels and streaming platforms held more than 100 Q&A sessions and countless one-on-one interviews to prove they've got what viewers want.

While the...

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