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TV Upfront

Funny or Die Takes Down the Upfronts' 'All New' Lineups

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Did a few of the new shows announced at the 2016 TV upfronts sound a little ... familiar? Funny or Die picked up on that too.

The networks aren't just being lazy, of course. They're in a death match for viewers' attention, and even a good show won't attract an audience as quickly as broadcasters require if nobody checks it out in the first place. So the plan is straightforward: Give people programs they already recognize.

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