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Television are an Americann rock and roll band of the 1970s. They were among several significant bands performing regularly in New York City at the end of that decade. Their records are noted for sometime poet Tom Verlaine's abstract lyrics and the interplay between the guitars of Verlaine and Lloyd. The band initially made only two studio albums before an acrimonious split, but they were stylistically influential and their complicated music flew in the face of the prevailing mood for punk rock. They briefly reformed for an eponymous third album in 1992.

After being wooed back onstage together for the 2001 All Tomorrow's Parties at Camber Sands, England, they have played a number of dates around the world, and continue to tour on an irregular basis.