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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Rob Lowe Remembers the ’90s, Andy Samberg Returns to ‘SNL’

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, Meg Ryan joins How I Met Your Dad, Andy Samberg returns to Saturday Night Live, and Ellen DeGeneres gets a design show. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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Forget Andy Samberg: Andre Braugher Is ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s’ Secret Weapon

Last night, on Fox television, a comic star was born. This is not some young up-and-comer, fresh from the nightclub circuit or improv scene; Andre Braugher is 51 years old, and not exactly known for being funny. For six years, he was doing (bar none) the best dramatic acting on television, as Detective Frank Pembleton on NBC’s Homicide: Life on the Streets; he continued doing fine character work in films like Primal Fear and Frequency and on failed but interesting television shows like the medical procedural Gideon’s Crossing and Ray Romano’s Men of a Certain Age. Little on his résumé would indicate a hidden comic genius. But as Captain Holt on the new Andy Samberg cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he proves what countless dramatic actors have discovered before him: that the key to being funny is to play it absolutely straight. … Read More

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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, TV gears up for fall with a few much-anticipated returns, one bittersweet goodbye, and an uneven comedy special with one serious high point. … Read More

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Fall TV Preview: New Shows To Try This Fall

Times are tough in network television, kids. Ideas are hard to come by, and decent scripts even harder. Prestige cable and Netflix are making everybody nervous, and goddammit, Time Warner doesn’t even carry CBS anymore. The scrambling is evident in the sheer number of bad pilots which the networks put up this season. There are shows that think that putting a family in a bunch of matching sweaters is “so 1980s,” and others that think “We Are Men” counts as a witticism about the state of the single father. Le sigh. … Read More

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Extremely Serious Photos of Extremely Silly Actors

If you’re a frequenter of Flavorwire, you’ve probably already come across our series of extremely silly photos of extremely serious artists, writers, and historical figures. Now, to shake things up a bit, we’ve gathered extremely serious photos of extremely silly actors. Why? Well, believe it or not, these kinds of photos are actually pretty rare — comedians and comic actors are generally photographed looking goofy. After the jump, check out our selection of very serious, black-and-white, no-funny-business photos of very funny actors, and hit the comments to name your favorites. … Read More

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Andy Samberg’s New TV Show Doesn’t Look That Funny

We had hoped that when Andy Samberg left Saturday Night Live, he would either focus on his work with The Lonely Island or find a role that played to his comedic strengths — pretending to be Nic Cage or Mark Wahlberg. Unfortunately the promo for Cuckoo, his new six-part TV series that premieres next week in the UK, features footage that could easily have been pulled from one of his more forgettable SNL skits. Does he look adorable playing a free spirit in a Davy Crockett hat? Of course! But that doesn’t make it funny — and Samberg is so gosh darn likeable that we really, really wanted it to be. Click through and let us know what you think. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Guide to Indie Flicks to See in August

Even among the mindless carnage and endless superheroes of summer, August tends to be a bit of a drag; studios put the blockbusters they’re less certain of in the late-summer slots, so for every Bourne Legacy, there’s sure to be two or three Premium Rushes. But that just means it’s an even better time to go off the grid and see what’s playing in the art houses, and indie distributors have stocked several gems into the upcoming months; check out our recommendations after the jump. … Read More

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This Week in Trailers: ‘Monsters University,’ ‘The Master,’ and One Last ‘Dark Knight Rises’

Every Friday here at Flavorwire, we like to gather up the week’s new movie trailers, give them a look-see, and rank them from worst to best — while taking a guess or two about what they might tell us (or hide from us) about the movies they’re promoting. This week, we’ve got new trailers from Pixar, Paul Thomas Anderson, and Christopher Nolan, plus vehicles for Liam Neeson, Andy Samberg, and Rashida Jones. Check ‘em all out after the jump, and share your thoughts in the comments. … Read More

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