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TV Review: Great Cast Nearly Rescues Deeply Flawed ‘Survivors’

CHICAGO – Who knew the end of the world would be so dull? BBC America makes a rare misstep this weekend with the debut of “Survivors,” an ensemble show with a strong cast and timely concept but self-serious writing that rarely clicks into anything entertaining in its premiere.

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