Television

Gwen Stefani Lip Syncs ‘Call Me Maybe’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’

With Season 7 of The Voice beginning on Monday, new hosts Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton stopped by Fallon. While they’ll soon… Read More

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“Foot Horror” Becomes a New Genre in ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Poster

American Horror Story counts among its many talents a penchant for upsetting imagery in its marketing materials—no easy task given… Read More

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I Went to Central Perk Alone and Didn’t Make Any Friends

Can you believe it was just 20 years ago that Friends debuted and, along with Seinfeld, totally invented the sit-around-and-talk sitcom? Well, it’s true: Friends – and Central Perk along with it – turns 20 next week, and so Eight O’Clock coffee has partnered with NBC to recreate Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey’s favorite coffee shop, right down in Soho. Even James Michael Tyler, the man who played the perpetually grumpy barista Gunther, is said to be making random appearances. As a mild-to-moderate Friends fan who works a few blocks away, I had to check it out. Unfortunately, my coworkers had yet to arrive at the office, so I embarked upon the journey alone. … Read More

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‘The Mysteries of Laura’s’ Biggest Mystery: How Did This Show Get Made in 2014?

Oh, there are so many mysteries in The Mysteries of Laura, NBC’s new cop drama/motherhood comedy. The first mystery is, of course, why this show was made in 2014. It follows the template of the horrid “Can women have it all?” genre of television show that should, by now, be extinct. It reads as self-parody — the god-awful posters that disfigure Debra Messing’s arms have her standing in the middle of her two lives: on one side, she handcuffs a criminal as her partner smiles; on the other, she is wrangling two misbehaving children as her husband smolders on, oblivious. Messing might as well be performing a Modern Woman Circus Act, in which she literally juggles a screaming child, a loaded gun, a wedding ring, and an actual cop car — all while chasing down a perp as she chaperones a school trip.  … Read More

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Bill Hader to Host ‘SNL’ on October 11

These days, Bill Hader is hotter than New York’s hottest club (sorry about that one, Bill). Of course, unfortunately,… Read More

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Does Fox’s ‘Red Band Society’ Try Too Hard to Make Sick Kids’ Lives Funny?

There are some people who won’t watch Fox’s Red Band Society because they think a show about teenagers in a hospital will be too depressing. There are others who won’t watch it because they think a show about teenagers in a hospital will be too saccharine and sentimental. But judging by the pilot, which premieres tonight, the comedy-drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television could pleasantly surprise both of those groups — if they bother to give it a shot. … Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: “The Last Wedding”

Jess and Nick were never the heart of New Girl. For a while they appeared to be as they took over the majority of Season 3 with the beginnings of their romantic relationship and then the end of it. They were often the core of the show — Jess is, after all, the titular New Girl — but it was clear from day one that this sitcom works better as an ensemble piece. The roommates as one collective group (and I include Cece in this even though she’s still vastly underused) are the real heart of New Girl. The friendship is what keeps the show afloat and what keeps me coming back, as evidenced by this season premiere. … Read More

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‘Veronica Mars’ Spinoff ‘Play It Again, Dick’ Is Aimless, But Great Fun

The Veronica Mars movie was inevitable, and you can even make the argument that the novels were, too, because the show’s themes lend themselves well to a mystery series. A web series spinoff seemed less likely, especially one premiering ten years after the original’s run, starring a side character, and hosted by the network that canceled the show. But somehow today marks the premiere of Play It Again, Dick. Did we need a Veronica Mars web series? Not at all — but that doesn’t mean it isn’t fun. … Read More

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