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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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‘The Mindy Project’ Is Still a Mess, Despite Small Improvements

At this point, close to the end of the second season, I can say that The Mindy Project is never going to be my favorite show. That’s fine: there are plenty of other sitcoms for me to love, and plenty of other people to love this particular sitcom. It’s hard to express my distaste for this show because it’s not terrible and I watch many programs that are much, much worse. The Mindy Project is fine. It was once bad but now it’s fine, as evidenced by last night’s double feature, “French Me, You Idiot” and “Indian BBW.” Both episodes were improvements, both had well-crafted jokes, both had a fun little story. Neither sold me on the show but neither made me turn off the television. Baby steps, I suppose. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: Morgan Spurlock’s Deadly Sins, NBC’s Summer Premieres

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, Morgan Spurlock gets a new docu-series, Undateable gets a premiere date, and Enlisted gets the shaft. … Read More

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Fox’s ‘Surviving Jack’ Makes a Dubious Case for ’90s Nostalgia

Going in, Surviving Jack has a lot to prove. Premiering tonight on Fox, it’s the newest sitcom from Justin Halpern, who is best known for creating the Shit My Dad Says Twitter account that spawned a book and a television show — for a while he was the go-to guy to jokingly blame whenever some Twitter account became something more. $h*! My Dad Says the TV show was abysmal, panned by critics and canceled after one season. Surviving Jack is another autobiographical effort from Halpern, this one taking place in 1991. It’s a nostalgic family sitcom with a “Remember the ’90s” vibe trying to simultaneously warm our hearts while reminding us of Hypercolor T-shirts. Here’s something to add to your list of “Want to feel old?” questions: Surviving Jack, essentially a period piece, includes a Seinfeld clip in its nostalgia pile. The show is, to be fair, more than its time period — but not too much more. … Read More

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‘New Girl’ Season 3 Episode 20 Recap: “Mars Landing”

There is so much happening within this half-hour of New Girl that I’m not exactly sure where to begin. There is so much good happening, I should clarify, but there’s also a bit of heartbreak. The first two acts of the episode had me laughing nonstop. It was joke after joke after joke—visual gags, physical comedy, character bits, perfect punchlines—and everything was completely on point. The writing and the acting were all top notch tonight (and, as always with the show, a specific shoutout to the editors) and it was a good reminder of just how far this show has come from its shaky beginnings, how well this cast works together, and how invested we all in Nick and Jess’ relationship. “Mars Landing” took seemingly small bits and blew it up to a stunning conclusion—and it’s one of the best episodes of New Girl to date. … Read More

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‘Enlisted’ Is the Best Show You’re Not Watching

There has been a lot of praise for Fox’s comedy lineup during this current television season. It’s for good reason: Bob’s Burgers has never disappointed, The Mindy Project has become a stronger show and a fan favorite, New Girl cast Prince and was rewarded with the coveted post-Super Bowl spot alongside Brooklyn Nine-Nine, a show that snagged two Golden Globes after only 12 aired episodes. Yet there is one sitcom that has been unfortunately missing from much of this conversation: the outstanding military comedy Enlisted. … Read More

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Fox Cancels ‘Raising Hope’

Fox announced the cancelation of Raising Hope today — just days after renewing comedies The Mindy ProjectBrooklyn Nine-Nine, and New Girl. The sweetly… Read More

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