Here’s a Trailer For ‘Branson Famous,’ A Musical Reality TV Series

Just when you thought reality TV had mined every awful possibility, the creative demons of television commerce have concocted… Read More

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Watch Chris Pratt and Kate McKinnon Be Funnier Than ‘SNL’ In ‘SNL’ Promo

This Saturday is the premiere of the 40th season of Saturday Night Live, and if this promo is any indication,… Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 2 Recap: “Dice”

One of the big reasons I’ve been looking forward to Season 4 of New Girl, besides the continued exploration of the Nick/Jess break-up, is that we finally get a season when all of the characters are single at the same time. Relationships can obviously be good for sitcoms but it’s the awful awkwardness of the dating scene that provides the most laughs, especially when everyone involved can barely be considered adults. In “Dice,” it’s Jess who dives back into the dating world and, of course, she’s not very good at it.  … Read More

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Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner to Produce Documentary About LGBT-Friendly Tailors for HBO

Bindle & Keep, the Brooklyn-based bespoke tailor, is getting its own HBO documentary thanks to Jenni Konner… Read More

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Can ‘Awkward.’ Fix Itself Midway Through a Disastrous Season?

For three seasons, Awkward. was a surprisingly great show that stood out on MTV, not just because it was a scripted comedy among reality programs but also because it was an honest and nuanced gem on a network that values dishonesty and sensationalism. What began with an iffy premise — Jenna loses her virginity to a popular jock and then a series of mishaps is misconstrued as a suicide attempt — turned into a funny, touching, and, yes, awkward tale of navigating high school when you’re not quite popular but not quite an outcast, either. It was about first relationships, strong teen-girl friendships, and the countless insecurities that plague us through adolescence and never go away no matter how old we get. In Season 4, with a new showrunner at the helm, Awkward. seemed to realize it was on MTV, destroyed complex narratives, and went for cheap tricks. Can it redeem itself during the second half of senior year? Possibly. … Read More

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Watch Abbi and Ilana Clean Their Fridges and Fake Boobs, Respectively

The only bad thing about the last Broad City preview video was that there weren’t any more on hand to immediately binge… Read More

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Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn Officially Cast in ‘True Detective’

After what felt like decades of speculation, HBO finally confirmed two male leads for True Detective Season 2: Colin Farrell and… Read More

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You Guys, We Just Weren’t Smart Enough to “Get” Alessandra Stanley’s Shonda Rhimes Piece!

“When Shonda Rhimes writes her autobiography, it should be called How to Get Away with Being an Angry Black Woman.” I must have read that sentence five times, unable to believe that multiple editors would OK it as a lede in The New York Fucking Times. But what followed wasn’t much better: unsupported judgments and inaccuracies about one of America’s most powerful television voices, particularly when it comes to portrayals of racial diversity in the workplace. … Read More

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Steven Soderbergh’s Sasha Grey-Starrer, ‘The Girlfriend Experience,’ Will Be TV Show With Riley Keough

Remember 2009, when then-porn star Sasha Grey made a foray into a different field of acting, starring in Steven Soderbergh’s experimental… Read More

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“This Is My ‘Six Feet Under'”: Jill Soloway on the Amazing ‘Transparent’

Jill Soloway’s Transparent came bursting out of the gate during its February pilot premiere on Amazon Prime with such an exquisite, melancholy handle on tone and mood that its potential as the next great television series about the nature of families and love was obvious to any viewer. … Read More

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