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A regular reader of my columns probably realizes I was predisposed to love "Rise," the new NBC high school musical drama series that premieres at 10 p.m. March 13 after the season finale of "This Is Us." "Rise" is created by Jason Katims, the writer and showrunner of two of my all-time favorite series that dealt with complicated family relationships, "Friday Night Light…

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Ah, the suspense. It’s killing me. Now that she has announced she will return Tuesday from her self-imposed absence to “Live with Kelly and Michael,” will Kelly Ripa be chirping brightly when Bellamy Young comes to visit  to plug the latest doings on "Scandal"? Will Ripa be her usual sardonic pixie self? For that matter, as long as we’re on unhappy-diva patrol, another q…

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Mick and Marty were right. When Mick Jagger first proposed the idea of HBO’s “Vinyl” to Martin Scorsese in the mid-’90s, the two of them first tried to get it made as a movie. No luck. So now it’s a 10-part HBO series whose pilot was unveiled Sunday evening. Scorsese himself directed the pilot just as he once directed the pilot of the much inferior HBO series “Boardwalk …

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Yes, “Game of Thrones” returns on April 12, and yes, everyone who is not a member of the “King Joffrey Appreciation Society” is excited. But one does not need to stay home to watch. The Tralf Music Hall is hosting a season five watch party, and admission is free.Doors open at 7 p.m., with a showing of the Season Four finale at 7:30 p.m. A beer tasting, featuring Ommegang’s…