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One Year Later: How the 2016 Election Changed Everything About 2017 TV

One Year Later: How the 2016 Election Changed Everything About 2017 TV

A year after the Election That Shocked The World, Donald Trump has permeated almost every ounce of popular culture — especially television. Just about everything on the small screen these days ends up being interpreted through a political lens. Even things that once weren’t politicized have now been thrust into that world.

That’s probably not surprising, given that the President of the United States is someone who has been obsessed with ratings, and winning an Emmy, over the years. He’s someone who spends all day consuming — and tweeting about — cable TV news, and often treats big announcements like he’s revealing the winner on “The Apprentice.” And that’s led to real-life storylines that would be dismissed as too outlandish or unbelievable if they were actually written on the page.

“This election happens and you have to reevaluate everything,” “Royal Pains” executive producer Michael Rauch said this summer

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