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Is TV Going 'Nice'?09:11
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This fall, there is a handful of new romantic comedies coming out on ABC and NBC. And even though they have varying plots, they all have the same underlying theme: they’re nice.

A hopeless narcissist hires a self-image specialist to transform herself into a good person. A player falls in love and becomes ready for commitment. A quirky married couple who are meant for each other laugh over their nachos and cheat at charades together.

Here & Now’s Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson talk to NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans about the recent trend of "niceness" in sitcoms.

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This segment aired on September 22, 2014.

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