‘New Girl’ drafts ‘Veep’ star Reid Scott for season 4 premiere cameo

Reid Scott’s sleazy, backstabbing, go-getting, oddly charming Dan Egan character on HBO smash hit Veep doesn’t really have a lot of time for relationships. Well, aside from the occasional career-boosting politicians’ daughters fling. But that’s what network sitcoms are for, as Scott will reportedly round out a steamy, dreamy love triangle on Fox’s New Girl more »

DVD Review: The Marx Brothers TV Collection

You know, I’ve used the phrase “a history lesson” around here plenty, usually when talking about an old title Shout Factory converted to Blu-ray. But today, Shout Factory’s putting on a downright history clinic with “The Marx Brothers TV Collection,” a copy of which it sent out for review, and this one is going to more »

Candid Blossom: “Candid Camera” revived, with host Mayim Bialik

Check out Mayim Bialik playing it cool, modestly tweeting  “I have a new side gig ” to break the news that she’ll be hosting a new version of the original prank show, Candid Camera. She’s so chill! Variety has the story: “Candid Camera” will premiere on TV Land on Monday, Aug. 11. That week, a more »


Watch five minutes of gags from the ‘Family Guy/Simpsons’ crossover event

What happens when a show that has long outstayed its welcome crosses over with a show that wasn’t all that welcome to begin with?  Well, it’s too early to say at the moment, but for now it looks like Family Guy/Simpsons crossover event could easily live up to all of the hype. According to The Verge, more »

Monty Python says “goodbye” with rousing sing-along send-off

It was a bittersweet moment last Sunday (7/20) night as the five remaining members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus said goodbye. Goodbye to the audience that paid a handsome price to see them during their 10 sell-out performances at London’s O2 arena. Goodbye to the legion of fans who couldn’t make it across the pond more »

Jess meets Jess in ‘New Girl’ season 4 premiere as Biel circles back to TV

Jessica Biel’s once flourishing big-screen career, back in the days of “The Illusionist”, “Cellular”, even “Elizabethtown”, took hit after hit recently (“Valentine’s Day”, “The A-Team”, “New Year’s Eve”, “Total Recall” and, oh my, “Playing for Keeps”), so sooner or later, the 7th Heaven whiz-kid was bound to need TV again to help pay the bills. more »

Rhea Perlman will appear on “The Mindy Project” as a tough M-I-L

It’s perfect: Mindy Kaling announced that Rhea Perlman has been tapped to play her mother-in-law on The Mindy Project, of which Kaling is star and executive producer, on its third season. Kaling teased the news during an appearance at the Television Critics Association summer press tour, saying Perlman would play her fiance and partner Danny more »

Little-loved MacFarlane hires universally-loved Azaria for ‘Bordertown’

(Reluctantly) love him or (vocally) hate him, but controversial actor, animator, comedian, writer, producer, director, singer and, yes, Oscar nominee and emcee Seth MacFarlane is poised to remain in the spotlight, both on the small and big screen, for at least a little while longer. No, his disgraceful boobs-centric Oscar song isn’t enough to bury more »

FXX to air a full series marathon of the Simpsons to coincide with app

FXX’s acquisition of cable TV and streaming rights for The Simpsons is apparently enough of a coup that the fledgling(ish) network has decided to commemorate the occassion in the most bombastic (and sorta terrifying) way possible: airing a marathon of the 25 year old series in its entirety over the course of two straight weeks. That’s more »

Saving souls and smoking weed? Adult Swim prepares for ‘Black Jesus’

As I type this, I still find the statement hard to believe – Aaron McGruder is getting ready to work with cable outlet Cartoon Network (and it’s late night [adult swim] brand) again. After what appeared to be a highly acrimonious split from the channel over the final Season of his animated lightning rod, ‘The more »

The (almost) complete ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ is coming to Blu-ray

Today’s secret word…is BLU! As in Blu-ray. Yes, after months of wondering whether Shout! Factory was/is ever going to released the beloved children’s TV show ‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ on the high definition format of record, the company announced this week that the complete series will be hitting store shelves this October (October 21, to be exact). more »

Why that sounds perfectly cromulent: A live ‘Simpsons’ show is coming to the Hollywood Bowl

You know The Simpsons is in the toilet bowl when it’s not only a cliché to note it’s not the show it used to be, but it’s also a cliché to point out what a cliché it is to note that it’s not the show it used to be. But we’re all adults here. We more »