Television

Celebrate Leslie Jones’ “Saturday Night Live” Promotion with Her Career Highlights to Date

SNL writer, stand-up comedian, and all-around hero lady Leslie Jones was officially promoted to featured player last night, and those of us who’ve been paying attention to the sketch show’s 40th season know the news was a long time coming. Since joining the show as a writer at the beginning of 2014 — part of the same talent search that recruited cast member Sasheer Zamata and fellow writer LaKendra Tookes, who has since left the show — Jones has become one of the show’s most memorable faces, even without her name in the opening credits. Here’s some of Jones’s best material; watch it all, and get as excited as we are for this Saturday. … Read More

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15 Fictional TV Characters’ Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

Many people argue that the magic of Halloween disappears once you’ve grown up, but let’s be honest: dressing up is always fun. Pop culture provides us with endless ideas for Halloween costumes, whether it’s a favorite TV character, the many iterations of Lady Gaga, or some clever take on an Internet meme. And because TV writers are just as informed by media as we are, their fictional television characters will often also end up in pop culture-inspired costumes. From Bob’s Burgers to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, here are 15 of the best pop culture costumes in television. … Read More

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Shonda Rhimes Responds to Twitter Complaint of “Gay Scenes” that Are “Too Much”

Shonda Rhimes got a very annoying Tweet of homophobic constructive criticism, saying, “The gay scenes in Scandal and How… Read More

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‘Sleepy Hollow’ Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: “The Weeping Lady”

In “The Weeping Lady,” Tim Mison’s sexy-fine looks finally get the recognition they deserve: Three ladies are all pining/dying for Crane. The first is Caroline, a sharp, present-day woman with an obsession for all things colonial. In fact, the episode opens with Caroline delivering a bunch of handmade goods to Crane before he realizes her romantic intentions. The second is this episode’s titular character, Mary, a woman from Crane’s time who was promised his hand in marriage by her parents. And the third is, of course, Katrina, his loving and spiteful wife. … Read More

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Ryan Murphy & ‘Glee’ Co-Creators Working on Anthology Series ‘Scream Queens’

Ryan Murphy is keeping pretty busy: in his spare time away from turning familiar horrendous crimes in American history into… Read More

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‘Simpsons World’ To Launch Tomorrow With On-Demand Access to Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’

Just when the effects of FXX’s “Every. Simpsons. Ever.” marathon were beginning to wear off, just when you were finally… Read More

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Watch Lisa Kudrow’s Second Comeback in Trailer for Second Season of ‘The Comeback’

Perhaps you remember, not too long after Friends‘ end, Lisa Kudrow’s comeback in the first — and until now,… Read More

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“Your Show Is Full of Feminist Philosophy That You Take for Granted”: Matthew Weiner and Alexandra Clert Talk Women, Work, and Television

The first line of Mad Men Matthew Weiner ever wrote, the showrunner told his audience on Friday night, was “I’m not gonna let a woman talk to me like that.” Delivered by man’s man, advertising genius, and fraud Don Draper to a female potential client (and his future mistress), the line fit the event’s theme perfectly — “Women at Work” on television, both American (Mad Men) and French (Engrenages, known as Spiral in English).  … Read More

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Netflix Signs Deal for Dystopian Disease Series Starring Jennette McCurdy

Netflix and the Canadian network City have signed a contract to produce Between, another plague-based thriller series starring Nickelodeon’s Sam &… Read More

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