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Winningly ill-matched in 'Battle Creek'

Winningly ill-matched in 'Battle Creek'

Vince Gilligan, who created "Breaking Bad," and David Shore, who created "House," have a new show together, a semi-comical, sometimes dramatic police show called "Battle Creek." Based on a 10-year-old unproduced script by Gilligan, it premieres Sunday on CBS, home of the world's most successful procedural franchises (your "CSI," your "NCIS"). This is mostly not like those, in ways that I would call good. But it is also a little like them and other shows of its substantial ilk. It is also mostly not like "Breaking Bad" or "House," except in its mix of light and dark — here to a lighter effect — and...

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