‘The League”s Taco on Steve Jobs, who “invented the first job”

Wednesday’s episode of The League had the funniest moment of the season so far, and the hardest I’ve laughed at the series in memory for moment that didn’t involve Rafi, Mr. McGibbletts or Bobbum Man. To set the scene, Taco (Jon Lajoie), in discussing his Kramerica Industries-like pretend-corporation TacoCorp, lapses into bullshit business jargon, before whipping more »

Fin: @Fansince09 and Greg Bennett vs. gay-bashers, GQ goes West and “a stupid man for our stupid times” 

There won’t be a better crime-fighting story this year, as celebrated anonymous Twitter persona @FanSince09 teamed up with Greg Bennett- the gay sidekick of the sons of the one of the Real Housewives of New Jersey- to help solve a gay-bashing on the streets of Philadelphia. I want this to be a CBS procedural next more »

NBC dares tread on sacred ground with a ‘Problem Child’ TV reboot

It borders on the blasphemous. How dare any network, let alone the former place of the peacock, NBC, defile something as magnificent as the Michael Oliver epics ‘Problem Child’ and ‘Problem Child 2?’ We’re serious here. How The Criterion Collection has avoided presenting these two classics in the pristine, Special Edition, filled with features packages more »


TechnologyTell Interview: ‘Wizard Wars’ co-creator Rick Lax makes SyFy ratings magic

SyFy’s new hit competition Wizard Wars is like Chopped for magicians. Participants are given items to create an illusion with, then have their work judged by a panel including magic icons Penn and Teller. Like many great ideas, the concept for SyFy competition Wizard Wars had humble beginnings. Vegas-based magician Rick Lax was having some more »

Fox gives pilot commitment to “Lucifer” TV series

With its highly anticipated (and sort of stupid looking) “Gotham” TV series set to debut on Fox next week and “Constantine” set to premiere next month, DC’s TV show prospects are starting to look up significantly. Feeling confident, Fox has given a pilot commitment to a series based on the Vertigo comics character Lucifer, which more »

Bud Part II: Bud Bundy-focused “Married… With Children” spinoff eyed

One of the current trends in Hollywood is continuations of beloved TV shows. Dallas lives again on TNT. Girl Meets World follows the exploits of Cory and Topanga’s young daughter. Now The Hollywood Reporter says Sony Pictures Television is working on a pitch to revive Married… With Children. It would focus on David Faustino’s Bud more »

Cranston channels Bugs in first-rate baseball commercial

After a week of some of the worst sports-related stuff, get ready for one of the best. Bryan Cranston is starring in a short film, in connection with baseball’s upcoming postseason on TBS, in which the actor purports to star in a one-man stage show about baseball in which he plays all the parts himself- more »

Netflix commits to “Love” with Apatow, Gillian Jacobs

I think I know what’s going to be go down as next, big, talked-about new Netflix show. It’s Love, a show that’s been talked about for awhile, and will soon be a reality thanks to a two-year commitment from the streaming service. Since it comes from executive producer Judd Apatow and former Girls writer Lesley more »

Rumor: Warner Bros. interested in buying WWE film library

The Wrap is among several sources reporting that Warner Bros. would like to acquire WWE’s extensive film library. WWE has some 150,000 hours of wrestling footage including not just its own product, but the libraries of WCW and ECW and others of its defunct former competitors. A lot of this stuff is available in the more »

Legends meet at last as ‘Sesame Street’ parodies “Star Wars”

Sesame Street and “Star Wars” date back to the ’60s and ’70s, respectively, yet for whatever reason they haven’t much intersected in the past. But that’s finally changed with the latest “Sesame” adult pop culture parody- “Star S’Mores.”  Yes, “Star S’Mores.” There’s Luke Piewalker. Cookie Monster as “Flan Solo” and his loyal partner, “Chewie,” who is of more »

Fin: One year of “Ozymandias,” a more Jewish Christian Mingle movie and the decline of Robin Thicke

Today marks one year since the airing of “Ozymandias,” the greatest episode of Breaking Bad and quite possibly the most emotionally wrenching TV episode of all time. They don’t make ‘em like “Ozymandias” anymore. Go back and read Alan Sepinwall’s review, which he wrote from a hospital bed (What’s Alan Watching) RE: The “Christian Mingle” more »

How I Met Your Mothers: ‘Iyanla: Fix My Life’ subject has 34 biological kids

Like most therapy shows, Iyanla: Fix My Life gives an update on what happened to the people whose lives we were eavesdropping on. They’ve often fallen right back into the place they were before life coach and mentor Iyanla Vanzant showed up. Not surprising. Any therapy that has transformative results is a time-consuming thing. Now more »