Shandling's 'The Larry Sanders Show' changed comedy

March 25, 2016 7:50 AM

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NEW YORK (AP) - From 1992 to 1998, the six-season run of Garry Shandling’s “The Larry Sanders Show” was little-watched, little-rewarded and yet became one of the most influential TV shows of the last 25 years.

It was a quiet landmark, airing on HBO before “The Sopranos” or any other shows more famously revamped television. But reverence for it - a near perfect piece of comedy, radical in its unadorned portrait of a nightly late-night show and the damaged men behind it - steadily grew from cult to canon in...

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