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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 20 Recap: “Par 5″

As we enter the final episodes of New Girl‘s fourth season, it’s been hard to view this season as a whole because it has often felt disjointed, varying in quality, and generally uneven when it comes to both the characters and the overall tone. There were many false starts, go-nowhere plots (Jess’ entire relationship with Ryan (Julian Morris) was so boring from the beginning that no one cared when he was swiftly kicked out of the picture), and plenty of funny, poignant episodes that were followed by lackluster duds. “Par 5″ is an odd little episode, one that feels a bit out of character for the show as it attempts to tackle a relevant and serious topic — the ongoing tension between police officers and black citizens — through its cheery sitcom lens.  … Read More

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‘SNL’ Cures Collective Cookie Withdrawal, Announces Taraji P. Henson as Host

For fans already experiencing withdrawal now that the first season of Fox’s Empire is over, Saturday Night Live has… Read More

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7 Musicians Who Should Guest Star on ‘Empire’ Season 2

Along with the addictive soap-opera storylines and the utter perfection that is Cookie Lyon, Empire is a great show because it never stops surprising us with its lineup of guest stars — many of whom are very famous musicians. Last night’s finale brought Patti LaBelle and Snoop Dogg (along with Rita Ora), topping off a season where Mary J. Blige, Courtney Love, and Gladys Knight also made appearances. Now that Empire is the biggest hit of the 2014-15 TV season, it should have access to just about any name on the Billboard charts for Season 2. With that in mind, here are a few ambitious suggestions. … Read More

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Rivers Cuomo’s Character in the Rivers Cuomo-at-College TV Pilot Has Been Cast

The idea of rockers settling down with textbooks seems to be trend-worthy. Tommy Lee did a reality TV show where he … Read More

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Fox’s ‘The Last Man On Earth’ Finds Humor in a Decidedly Unfunny Situation

What would you do if you were the last person on Earth and had no rules to abide by? You’d lose your mind pretty damn quickly, if The Last Man on Earth, which premieres Sunday on Fox, is to be believed. But you’d also have a little fun while you’re at it. The latest installment in the post-apocalyptic end-of-the-world genre, the show takes place in 2022, after a disease wipes out everyone except Phil Miller (Will Forte), who has no idea how he survived or why. He is completely alone, he prays to God about how much he misses other humans, and he even, at one point, tries to commit suicide. But Last Man on Earth is a comedy — in fact, it’s one of the best new comedies of the season.  … Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 4 Episode 17 Recap: “Spiderhunt”

With Ryan out of the picture, this week’s episode of New Girl was bound to go one of two ways: Jess continues to wallow and the gang cheers her up in more elaborate ways, or the episode is a silly, silly diversion from the breakup in which Ryan’s name becomes as unsaid as Voldemort’s. Thankfully it’s the latter, in the form of a bottle episode that revolves around a Ridiculous Schmidt Quirk Everyone Humors (RSQEH). … Read More

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