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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 18 Recap: “Walk of Shame”

If I have one constant gripe about New Girl, it’s that the series never gives Cece as much screen time as she deserves. Cece is such a rich character with plenty to be explored (and actress Hannah Simone has proven her comedic chops time and time again, making it even more ridiculous that Cece rarely gets anything to do outside of her will-they-again/won’t-they-again relationship with Schmidt). This season has given her a little bit more, with her job at the bar and return to get her degree, but I still want all Cece, all the time. That’s mostly solved this week as she’s paired up with Jess for the majority of the episode, as they both embark on a walk of shame. … Read More

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10 TV Events to Look Out For in March

The good thing about March is that the snow on the ground is finally thawing and the temperatures are rising (slightly). The bad thing about March is that there’s still lousy Smarch weather and the outside is mostly just gross, gray slush. Fortunately, television continues to give us plenty of reasons to stay indoors and under a blanket. From a cyber-centric spinoff of a popular franchise to crime-solving zombies to an insider look at Scientology, here are the ten TV events to watch in March. … Read More

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Jon Stewart Injects Some Much-Needed Humor Into WWE’s ‘Raw’

You don’t even have to be a wrestling fan to be aware that something’s been brewing between WWE star Seth Rollins and The Daily Show host Jon Stewart. A few weeks ago, Rollins publicly remarked that he would be a better host of TDS than Stewart. In response, Stewart cut a (pretty spot-on) promo. Then, Rollins showed up in the Daily Show studio to interrupt the Moment of Zen, and last night, Stewart appeared on WWE’s Raw (which took place in Newark) to defend himself. This certainly isn’t the first time that Raw has had a special guest show up (recent months have featured everyone from Kathie Lee and Hoda to Grumpy Cat to Larry the Cable Guy) but none of those appearances were memorable. Stewart, however, was a funny, affable, and all-in guest in a well-written segment, proving that WWE’s problem with guest hosts has less to do with their product and than with the enthusiasm of the celebrity in question. … Read More

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 1 Episode 5 Recap: “Jello”

Although Better Call Saul has kept the promise that it would be “lighter” than Breaking Bad, laugh-out-loud funny scenes have been few and far between. Or, at least, they were until the moment last week when we saw Howard Hamlin gazing up at a Jimmy McGill billboard that looked exactly like him. “Jello” upped the humor quotient with some of the show’s funniest dialogue to date — though, thanks to a parallel storyline, it was also Better Call Saul‘s most emotional episode. … Read More

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Neil LaBute’s Step-Sibling Rom-Com ‘Billy and Billie’ Gets Caught in Its Taboo Premise

If DirecTV’s Audience Network is trying to make a name for itself, Billy and Billie is probably not the right show for it to bet on. From reliably controversial filmmaker and playwright Neil LaBute, the original half-hour series is marketed as yet another romantic comedy — with a twist. Billy and Billie, which premieres Tuesday, follows two similarly named young adults as they stumble through the beginnings of a relationship and slowly, somewhat reluctantly, fall in love. The big obstacle? They are step-siblings. … Read More

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Netflix Shares Release Dates of ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’ and ‘OITNB’ Season 3

You are going to have an extremely conflicted summer. You will — especially if you’ve been part of the unifying experience… Read More

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It’s Nobody’s Business Why William Shatner Missed Leonard Nimoy’s Funeral

Leonard Nimoy’s death prompted an almost universally positive outpouring of remembrances in the media Friday, but the backlash against his Star Trek costar William Shatner sounded a more sour note. This weekend, Shatner came to social media to express his sorrow over the loss of his costar and friend, and lamented his inability to attend Nimoy’s funeral due to a charitable commitment in Florida. For this, he was rewarded with a “Captain Jerk” headline by the tabloids. … Read More

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