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‘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 »

The latest ‘Sons of Anarchy’ guest star is… Lea Michele?

The idea of Glee star/pop singer Lea Michele guest-starring on Sons of Anarchy‘s final season may soon counterintuitive, because it’s hard to imagine Michele and and SAMCRO existing in the same universe. But it’s happening. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michele will star on one episode as “Gertie, an empathetic truck-stop waitress and single mother who connects with more »

Sam Raimi says there will be an Evil Dead TV series…starring Bruce Campbell!

For all Sam Raimaniacs, yours truly definitely included, any Evil Dead news is good news. Even the slightest mention of the horror franchise makes us unnecessarily giddy. So when the famed filmmaker made an unscheduled appearance at Comic Con this past week, it was reason to rejoice. What he had to say turned happiness into more »

This week in mainstreamed piracy: Popcorn Time gets AirPlay, TorrentTV launches 

How a company whose entire business model is based on piracy could go on for any period of time- when every legal precedent from Napster on down indicates that they’ll be shut down sooner or later- is unclear. But that doesn’t mean we’re not getting new innovations in the content piracy space all the time. 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 »

From Westeros to San Diego: ‘Game of Thrones’ Comic-Con news roundup

While Comic-Con this year was all about Marvel and DC’s movie properties, with a surprising amount of “Mad Max,” there was plenty of attention on that other property beloved by nerds and non-nerds alike, Game of Thrones. Here’s some of what broke over Comic-Con week about Westeros: – Casting! We have official word on who’s more »

‘The Walking Dead’ cast delivers trailer, talks about Terminus

All roads in season 4 of The Walking Dead led to Terminus, a creepy community filled with people whose angle we don’t know. The trailer makes one thing certain. This season doesn’t start with gardening. The residents of Terminus don’t appear to be cannibals, but they don’t seem very friendly, either. As you see in more »

Fin: Palin’s walled garden, the dawn of “booth babes” and Godspeed, Viral Politics Editor

A Sarah Palin subscription video channel? I’m all for it! Like Glenn Beck and Paula Deen before her, I’m thrilled to see Palin going exactly where she belongs: Behind a paywall. And hey, of all the inventive, scammish ways the conservative media has of getting their aging audience to part with their money- from Goldline more »

Report: Spike TV cancels Impact Wrestling

Reports from sources including TMZ Sports say Spike TV has informed TNA management it won’t renew its TV contract. The current deal expires in October, and the report said Spike wanted to give plenty of notice so the promotion could find another deal. Impact has aired on Spike since 2005. TNA President Dixie Carter tweeted more »

Anniversary thinkpiece roundup: “Purple Rain,” “Paul’s Boutique” and the Paris Hilton Sex Tape 

It seems like every day, it’s the anniversary of some major movie, TV show, or album. Here’s what we’re commemorating this week: “,” 30 years. Jezebel’s Hillary Crosley:  From his on-stage booty shake (my favorite) to his Lake Minnetonka purification ceremony with Apollonia, fans ate it up and Purple Rain topped the box office while 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 »

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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 »