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So This Is an Awkward Moment to Release a Movie Called ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ Eh?

Back in 2012, Fox had what sounded like a sure-fire summer comedy hit on their hands: Neighborhood Watch, starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill, and The IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade as four desperate losers on a neighborhood watch patrol. The studio had posters and a trailer in theaters in February, when neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin — and suddenly, Neighborhood Watch didn’t sound so funny after all. The studio changed the title to The Watch and altered their ad campaign (less Jonah Hill threatening to shoot kids, more alien invasions), but to no avail; the picture was sunk by its own accidental yet spectacular bad timing. And now, the same studio finds itself in the same predicament again, releasing a zany comedy called Let’s Be Cops the very week when Americans are most likely to respond, “Hey, let’s not.” … Read More

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Yahoo Might Revive Fox’s ‘Enlisted’

It took about two seconds after Yahoo announced that it was reviving Community for Twitter to yell out suggestions about what… Read More

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The Awful Fairy Tale of Fox’s ‘I Wanna Marry “Harry”‘

“I have to convince them I’m Prince Harry, but the goal is for them to like me for who I am,” says Matthew Hicks in the series premiere of Fox’s latest deceptive reality show, I Wanna Marry “Harry.” It’s a nonsensical sentence that sums up the nonsensical show. I Wanna Marry “Harry” takes the basic idea of a reality competition dating program — 12 women compete to find the man of her dreams — and makes it even more obnoxious: The women are competing for a man who they think is Prince Harry but obviously isn’t. It’s the typical reality show conundrum: You are trying to find someone who loves your true self by spending a few weeks acting like an entirely different person from who you really are.  … Read More

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Bob and Linda Belcher Are the Best Parents on TV

In last night’s fantastic Season 4 finale of Bob’s Burgers, the show took a detour from its usual lighthearted tone and low-stakes format to create something bigger and darker: Bob Belcher’s life was in danger. After a back-and-forth about the fate of the Wonder Wharf amusement park, Bob finds himself tied up underneath the pier alongside Mr. Fischoeder, awaiting certain death, unable to properly communicate with anyone via his ancient flip phone. The rest of the Belchers cleverly decode the Auto-Corrected texts and figure out where he is. Bob’s life is saved by his family — led bravely by Linda. It’s a great ending for a great season that brought the Belcher parents to the forefront, diving deeper into who Bob and Linda are, and ensuring that they’ll never be one-note characters. … Read More

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2014-2015 TV Season

Upfronts! It’s the exciting time when networks announce new and returning shows, the sad time when networks announce that your favorite sitcoms are canceled, and the overwhelming time when networks announce their fall schedules and you scramble to plan your life around television. Here is a helpful and exhaustingly comprehensive look at the 2014-2015 fall TV season, featuring everything you need to know: snazzy preview trailers, details about upcoming programs, when old favorites will be airing, and which network has the worst promotional photos. (Spoiler: It’s… Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Julie Klausner’s USA Comedy, PBS’ Genderbent ‘Frankenstein’

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, renewals, cancellations, and pickups galore! … Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 3 Finale Recap: “Cruise”

Like many third seasons of sitcoms, this season of New Girl has had its ups and downs. It was particularly rough in the beginning and though no episode was straight-up unwatchable, there were a few that were disappointing. Off the top of my head? “The Box,” “Thanksgiving III,” and “Prince” (sorry, Prince fans!) are episodes that I don’t ever need to watch again. Around “Birthday,” a classically funny episode that became an instant favorite for me, New Girl began to reassure me that it hadn’t gone downhill just yet; it was just having some adjustment issues. … Read More

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Watch the First Trailer for Fox’s ‘Gotham’

In a strange move, Fox debuted the trailer for its upcoming Batman prequel Gotham during the premiere of 24: Live Another Day instead of waiting… Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 3 Episode 21 Recap: “Big News”

Here is a universal truth: Breakups suck. It doesn’t matter if it’s one-sided or mutual, quiet or explosive, longterm or a shorter fling — whatever the case, breakups will always suck, at least a little bit, no matter how much you try to pretend that they don’t. It’s also a universal life event that’s full of awkwardness, which is why breakups are such great fodder for sitcoms. New Girl is aware of this fact and the show has played around with various approaches in the past (all of the main characters have gone through a breakup at one point or another during these three seasons) but it still manages to tackle the subject in new ways. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Mulder Hunts Manson, HBO Sends Women to Space

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, David Duchovny hunts Charles Manson, Martin Sheen hunts Moby Dick, and Rake hunts for a new time slot. … Read More

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