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Big Stars Don't Always Guide TV Shows To Success

CBS is planning a one-hour season finale for Robin Williams' The Crazy Ones. It was one of three sitcoms built around big established stars this season, all three of which suffered in the ratings. It raises the question: Does television make stars, or is it the other way around?

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Eric Deggans is NPR's first full-time TV critic.

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