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Column: New TV show 'Pitch' throws too many cliches at viewers

Avalanche warning: You will soon by buried in ads about this new TV show "Pitch," an audacious drama about the first female pitcher in the major leagues. It debuts Sept. 22 on Fox, just in time for the playoffs, just in time for the network to bludgeon us with promos until we scream "uncle." Or in this case "aunt."

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Aug. 28: Actor David Soul is 73. Actress Barbara Bach is 70. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 65. Actor Daniel Stern is 59. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 55. Country singer Shania Twain is 51. Actor Billy Boyd ("Lord of the Rings") is 48. Actor-singer Jack Black of Tenacious D is 47. Actor Jason Priestley is 47. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 38. Country singer Jake Owen is 35. Country singer Leann Rimes is 34. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 30. Actor Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger," "The Social Network") is 30. Actress Shalita Grant ("NCIS: New Orleans") is 28. Singer Cassadee Pope ("The Voice") is 27. Actress Katie Findlay ("How to Get Away With Murder") is 26. Actor Kyle Massey ("Cory in the House," "That's So Raven") is 25. Actress Quvenzhane Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") is 13. Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo") is 11.

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UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week

University of Miami scientist and shark expert Neil Hammerschlag will be featured in two films showcasing tiger and great white sharks starting Sunday on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.
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UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week 1:55

UM scientist and tiger shark expert Neil Hammerschlag dives in to 2 films for Shark Week

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown practices for his 'Dancing with the Stars' debut 1:19

Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown practices for his 'Dancing with the Stars' debut

Race of Champions coming to Miami 1:05

Race of Champions coming to Miami

Fire at FPL substation leaves thousands without power 0:57

Fire at FPL substation leaves thousands without power