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Joseph Gordon-Levitt will star in a live action “Fraggle Rock” Movie

In a casting move as perfect as Aubrey Plaza as Grumpy Cat, spritely actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will produce and star in a live-action Fraggle Rock movie for New Regency that is sanctioned and blessed by The Henson Company and Lisa Henson. Gordon-Levitt has the work ethic of a Doozer (and will play hard-headed workaholic Edward more »

Fashion Police has been pulled until the fall; E! execs scramble to explain

Failure, some say, is not an option. But that is bullshit. People fail all the time. Businesses fail. And sometimes, hastily retooled TV shows fail, which is the case with Fashion Police in our post-Joan Rivers existence. And while it seems that the failure of Fashion Police 2.0 doesn’t need to be explained away by more »

No joke: Andy Samberg is hosting the Emmys

It’s going to be a long hot summer, and at its end comes September with the unofficial launch of awards season: the Emmy awards. Because you’ve been good, the news of the host of the 67th Emmy Awards is going to be goofy comedian Andy Samberg, who stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine right along with some more »

Wyatt Cenac is the latest Daily Show alum to launch a “topical” show

Standup and former Daily Show correspondent Wyatt Cenac will have his own satirical news program on the Pivot channel Pivot broke the news to advertisers at its upfront presentation, saying in part that Cenac’s new show “would provide his unique take on topical issues in an unconventional format.” While Cenac’s new show will undoubtedly make more »

Kathy Griffin exits “Fashion Police” after seven episodes, one controversy

Kathy has said it herself: it was never her goal to fill Joan River’s shoes as host of E!’s Fashion Police. She would rather have her friend back than the gig.And after all the post-Oscar controversy (a shitty joke was made at the expense of a 19-year-old who once was a friend of the show more »

DVD Review: Mr. Bean: The Whole Bean

British humor has never been the kind of thing that caught on universally outside of Great Britain. But there are some points that have been much more readily accepted abroad, and particularly in the United States. Monty Python, for example, is almost universally beloved, as is the work of Simon Pegg. But perhaps one of more »

The Kids in the Hall are touring, some shows almost sold out

It’s been a moment since the versatile Canadian comedy troupe (and Lorne Michael’s other great TV creation) Kids in the Hall  have gone on tour, and even though tickets only went on sale March 6th, some cities have already sold out. If you lost out, don’t beat yourself up about it – there was a more »

Samantha Bee is leaving the Daily Show to do satirical news on TBS

  While Samantha Bee already had a show in development away from the Daily Show set (she and Jason Jones will write and star in a road trip comedy for TBS), she’s taken on yet another gig. This new show is also a comedy, but Bee will play a role you’ve seen in before. She more »

Stephen Colbert will appear on The Mindy Project with a full, luxurious beard

To take the awful chill out of our newly Colbert Report-less world, and to diffuse the ennui that’s set in until his new Late Show launches, Stephen Colbert will return to television guest-starring on The Mindy Project. And Colbert won’t be quite the same. In fact, he wants to introduce you to someone. It’s his new more »

Bye bye, Biggs: “Orange is the New Black” loses Larry

In short: hooray. The cheers are for the fact that the upcoming season of Orange is the New Black will not feature Jason Biggs’s character, Larry, at all. We won’t see the fallout that came after Larry selfishly write a story about his now-ex-fiancée’s prison experience; we won’t see Larry snuggling with his ex’s best more »

DVD Review: “Maude: The Complete Series”

And then there’s Maude. These words had a hand in one of the biggest television series the 1970s could offer, a series about a married woman who seemed to want a little more for herself than June Cleaver ever asked, yet there was no doubt she was every bit as in charge as June ever more »

DVD Review: Episodes: The Third Season

You’ve got to hand it to Showtime; they’ve got some of the best television around. “Episodes” showed that it’s ready to keep the streak alive, and our friends out at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Episodes: The Third Season” for us to review and show that, indeed, the streak is alive. “” more »