Fin: The worst Cosby hot take, country music is gay and the Bravermans are bad parents

You can shut down the Bill Cosby Hot Take Olympics, become we have a gold medalist: It’s old friend Christine Flowers of the Philadelphia Daily News, a woman with much, much more sympathy and benefit of the doubt for Cosby than for any of his accusers, a number that’s now approaching two dozen. In this more »

‘Glee’ going out with a wimper, on Friday nights 

For a show that was a pretty big hit and pretty influential once upon a time, Glee is looking at a rather underwhelming end. Already left off the fall schedule, and having had its last season reduced to 13 episodes, Glee will now air on Friday nights. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series will more »

Aereo reaches likely end, files for Chapter 11

Give Aereo credit: They managed to soldier on for six months, even after the U.S. Supreme Court essentially declared their business model unconstitutional. Now, Aereo is likely one step closer to an eventual demise, having declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a letter on the company’s website by CEO Chet Kanojia: While our team has focused more »

A to Z makes sitcom history with Bechdel Test scene 

‘A to Z‘ may be a generally mediocre sitcom that’s already been cancelled and is merely playing out the string on NBC’s Thursday night schedule before Parks & Recreation is ready to return in January. But on Thursday, the show made history, becoming what is believed to be the first sitcom ever to reference the more »

A ‘Big Bang’ for Intel as Parsons stars in ads 

We have another celebrity endorsement of a technology company that will take the form of a large, national ad campaign.  Jim Parsons for Intel, though, makes a bit more sense than some of the other examples. According to a New York Times report Thursday, Parsons is now starring in a series of commercials for Intel more »

Fin: Sony drops Steve Jobs, Maryland governors on “The Wire,” and get more depressing, Charlie Brown! 

Since Sony’s electronics division spent much of the 2000s competing with Steve Jobs- and losing badly- it never made much sense that the Aaron Sorkin-written Jobs biopic would be released by Sony’s movie studio. Now, that’s not happening either; Sony has become the latest person/entity of many to wash its hands of the film, following more »


Kathy Griffin is indeed replacing Joan Rivers on “Fashion Police”

The show will go on, allegedly: Fashion Police will return to the air Kathy Griffin as host, according to TMZ. She will take Joan Rivers seat as the one who cracks the most jokes, but no one can ever take Joan Rivers’ place. TMZ reports that the show will no longer air weekly, but E! more »

ESPN’s 30 for 30 readies “I Hate Christian Laettner”

I think I’m about to have a new favorite “30 for 30″ movie. ESPN announced Tuesday that it will debut “I Hate Christian Laettner” in March, in conjunction with the NCAA tournament, as part of its “30 for 30″ documentary series. Laettner was a superstar college player for Duke University in the early 1990s. He more »

Larry Wilmore’s “Minority Report” becomes “The Nightly Show” 

It sounds like some changes are afoot for Larry Wilmore’s upcoming Comedy Central show, which will replace Stephen Colbert’s in the post-Daily Show slot early next year. And you can blame Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise for that. The series, known as The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore when it was announced this past spring, more »

TNA Impact moves to Destination America

Rumors about this deal were out there for a while, and today Discovery Communications confirmed them. TNA Wrestling will move to its Destination America network in January as part of a multi-year deal. Discovery will also get international broadcasting rights in regions announced at a later date. The move looks like a good fit for more »

Nielsen to rate streaming shows for the first time 

Ever since Netflix started airing original programming, we’ve had an inkling that House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are popular and well-watched, mostly because, well, it seems like they are. There’s a lot of word of mouth, Netflix talks them up a lot, and there’s always up for awards. But in all more »

Fin: The two mothers of Chris Messina, the rules of Sexiest Man Alive and Happy Valley zombies

Chris Messina is currently on two shows, The Newsroom and The Mindy Project. On the former show, his mother is Jane Fonda, on the latter, it’s Rhea Perlman. I’m wondering how two women so different could have possibly fathered the same son. Although I love that ‘Mindy’ has already established that Dan Hedaya- Nick Tortelli!- more »