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A quick survey of this fall's (and the past summer's) new shows suggests that whatever other trends you may spot -- apocalyptic settings, single leading ladies, atypical families -- TV definitely seems to be moving away from the traditional opening credits sequence to a more straightforward title card. While cable channels still lean toward longer openings, with HBO generally leading the pack (the back-patting opening for "The Newsroom" aside), the networks seem to be favoring either briefer title displays that don't eat quite so much into episode runtimes, or "Revolution"-style expository intros that explain high-concept premises. In appreciation of well-edited montages and catchy theme songs, no matter how tired they can get when binge watching a full season of a show on Netflix, here's a look at the five best opening credit sequences from the narrowing selection of 2012's new series. "Ben and Kate" Fox's comedy about an...


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