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Are there complete rankings for current TV shows in North America?

Are there complete rankings for current TV shows in North America? I already tried: IMDB. It doesn't enable filtering of results, in my case to shows that are currently broadcast. Metacritic. But ...
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Are there any complete lists of made-for-tv Lifetime movies?

Specifically, I'm looking for a schedule or list of all made-for-tv Lifetime movies that have premiered to date, in 2015. Is there some hidden calendar or schedule on their website? Can this ...
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What is the purpose of a mid-season finale?

With shows like The Walking Dead, why do they use a 2-part season? There are other shows like Son of Anarchy that do not have a 2-part season. Some shows such as American Horror Story take a break for ...
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What is the reason that the air order and the DVD order of a tv show is different?

Some TV shows the order of the episodes on the DVD and the order how the episodes where aired is different, e.g., Freaks and Geeks. The fact that on thetvdb there is a field "DVD order" implies more ...
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Why are TV shows not aired at the same time across the World?

It's not as bad now, but it used to be the case that in the UK an American TV show would air, and we would only be able to watch it months later. Sometimes when we got the first episode, in the US ...
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How are rerun episodes selected?

I'm curious as to how episodes of shows are selected for re-runs. I ask because I've noticed over the years of watching re-runs of various shows that they seem to favor certain episodes. I've noticed ...
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How can I find release schedules of foreign movies in China?

I currently live in China and love to go to the cinema on a regular basis. However, due to government protectionism and a fear of foreign culture invading, only about 30-40 foreign movies are ...
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What was the recent 3 week delay for? [closed]

I watch shows like Pawn Stars, American Restoration and Count's Customs on History channel. Recently (as in 2-3 weeks ago) they announced the shows would "return in 3 weeks" and have not aired an ...
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Why do TV shows take frequent breaks during a season?

I notice this more when watching American shows - but for example, the Canadian show "Continuum" skipped a week after only four episodes in the current season. This is something I have seen frequently ...
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What is the most repeated programme on British telly?

Asked in The Guardian's Notes & Queries: I notice Channel 4 is again screening the Christmassy Ted episode of Father Ted. Which episode of a TV series (as opposed to one-offs such as The ...