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America In Primetime: The Misfit

Airs Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 8 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Larry David, creator of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Seinfeld," is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.

Actor Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.
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Above: Actor Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.

Diablo Cody, creator of "United States of Tara," is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.
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Above: Diablo Cody, creator of "United States of Tara," is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.

Actor Rainn Wilson ("The Office") is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.
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Above: Actor Rainn Wilson ("The Office") is featured in AMERICA IN PRIMETIME.

AMERICA IN PRIMETIME presents some of the most compelling shows on television today, as well as those of the past, by focusing on key character archetypes — the man of the house, the independent woman, the misfit and the crusader — that have remained a staple of primetime through the generations, capturing both the continuity of the character and the evolution.

The show features more than a hundred in-depth interviews with the creators, writers and actors who give life to the characters whom audiences have come to love, and demonstrates how the finest television today has its foundation in the best television of yesterday.

The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30 through November 20, 2011. "Independent Woman" will air on Sunday, October 30 at 8 p.m. "Man of the House" will air on November 6 at 8 p.m. "The Misfit" will air on November 13 at 8 p.m. "The Crusader" will air on November 20 at 8 p.m.

"The Misfit" - Celebrate the unique characters who defied comic stereotypes and societal expectations to reflect America’s diverse personalities.

Interviews include Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”); Diablo Cody (“The United States of Tara”); Greg Daniels and Rainn Wilson (“The Office”); Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Seinfeld”); Paul Feig and Judd Apatow (“Freaks and Geeks”); Mitchell Hurwitz (“Arrested Development”); Mike Judge (“Beavis and Butthead”); and Garry Shandling (“The Larry Sanders Show”), among others.

Episodes "The Independent Woman," and "Man Of The House" are available for online viewing.

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Above: Mitchell Hurwitz talks about his inspiration for the Bluth family in "Arrested Development," Matriarch, Patriarch, Craftsman and Clown.

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