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'Good' shows to watch ahead of the 'Good Girls' premiere

Many critics say that we’re in the midst of a new golden age of television. Maybe that’s because there are so many good shows now. Literally.

And there’s a new one hitting the small screen on Monday. “Good Girls,” premiering at 10 p.m. on NBC, features a trio of moms turning to a life of crime to get their worlds in order, but things take a strange turn after their first heist.

Starring a trio of TV favorites — Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men”), Retta (“Parks and Recreation”) and Mae Whitman (“Parenthood”) — it also joins a slew of “Good” shows premiering in recent years. Here’s a rundown of the key ones on TV now:

'The Good Fight' (2017)

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This "Good Wife" spin-off, on CBS All Access, features Christine Baranski's Diane Lockhart starting over with a new legal firm. With Cush Jumbo and Delroy Lindo.

'The Good Doctor' (2017)

From David Shore, creator of
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From David Shore, creator of "House" (also a good show, despite not having the adjective), comes this ABC medical drama about a doctor (Freddie Highmore) with autism working at an acclaimed hospital as a surgeon. Also starring Nicholas Gonzalez, Antonia Thomas and Richard Schiff.

'The Good Place' (2016)

If you haven't seen this NBC comedy, don't
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If you haven't seen this NBC comedy, don't read too much, but that first season finale offers a great moment. The show follows a quartet of people in the afterlife, in the good place. Except Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) was not good, and should probably be in the bad place. Also starring Ted Danson, and, seriously, don't Google it, just watch.

'Good Behavior' (2016)

This TNT crime series, which just finished up
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This TNT crime series, which just finished up its second season (it is still unknown if it will get a third), stars "Downton Abbey" mainstay Michelle Dockery in a much different kind of role. She is a criminal, newly out of prison, who gets caught up in some illicit behavior, if you will.

'Good Witch' (2015)

Catherine Bell (
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Catherine Bell ("Jag") plays the magical Cassie Nightingale alongside Bailee Madison as her daughter Grace in this Hallmark Channel series. The show, which began as a movie series in 2008, also stars James Denton ("Desperate Housewives"). 

'Great News’ (2017)

Good? This comedy is great! (So, honorable mention.)
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Good? This comedy is great! (So, honorable mention.) Follow a low-level producer (Briga Heelan) -- on a low-level TV news series -- who finds her hovering mother (Andrea Martin) joining her workplace as an intern. Also starring Nicole Richie, John Michael Higgins and Adam Campbell. 


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