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TV’s Most Unlikely Spin-Offs

Yesterday’s news that the powers that be at Breaking Bad are contemplating a spin-off series centered on Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk’s sleazy lawyer, was a bit of a head-scratcher. Sure, we love Saul as much as anybody, but he’s not just a supporting character (and thus, via precedent, possible spin-off fodder) — he’s also the “comic relief” on a decidedly serious program, meaning that Better Call Saul (or whatever it might be called) would presumably have a tone, style, and length altogether removed from its predecessor. It’d be a peculiar transition, is the point — but it certainly wouldn’t be the strangest spin-off we’ve seen. Examples after the jump. … Read More

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Dating Tips from Your Favorite Television Shows

He’s a womanizer, a parkour-crazy spaz, and the reason his roommates invented a Douchebag Jar, but the real-life Schmidt (played by Max Greenfield) on Fox’s New Girl is a pretty cool guy. The Emmy-nominated actor — who also just launched his six-episode web series, Finding Susan Glenn — is actually married, although he admits he used to find it tough to talk to women, because he was extremely shy. Huffington Post recently caught up with Greenfield to find out what kind of dating tips he had for singles searching for a love connection. The advice is a far cry from something his Casanova alter ego might say, which got us thinking about our favorite TV characters and the dating tips they’ve shared over the years. Dig into some handy — and not so practical — dating tips from television’s finest after the jump. … Read More

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Our Favorite Female Ensembles on Television

In glancing at tomorrow’s new DVD releases, one title jumped out as being worthy of our little spotlight: yes, tomorrow marks the unveiling of Designing Women: The Final Season. Not that the ’92-’93 year was one of their best — it did feature the third and decidedly lesser version of the cast (Delta Burke and Jean Smart 4eva) and the writers were kind of running on fumes. Still, mediocre Designing Women is better than none at all; this was, after all, one of the best female ensemble shows in TV history. We nearly called it the best, and then realized what a tall claim that is. In contrast to the moving pictures, where you can barely find two important women’s roles in the same movie, television is full of crackerjack female ensembles; we’ve assembled our ten favorites after the jump, and if you’re the kind of person who thinks Sex and the City will be on it, you should prepare yourself for disappointment now. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we experienced 10 real-life moments right out of Zoolander. We met the mind behind the world’s largest mobile gallery, Art on Track. We learned how the Higgs boson is like Justin Bieber and a giraffe. We saw New York through 50 years of Amazing Spider-Man comic… Read More

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The Best of the Worst TV Cast Feuds

Everyone loves a good off-screen TV feud, eh? Even some of our favorite, friendliest sitcom stars have found themselves targets of a bitter costar’s angry words. Why? It’s usually a matter of jealousy, annoyance, or an extramarital affair with Sienna Miller, but more on that later. We get it — when you’re working with a small group of people as closely and consistently as a successful television show requires, you’re bound to get your feathers ruffled at some point or another, right? Check out a selection of nine noteworthy TV cast feuds after the jump, and hit the comments to pick a side. … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: The Links That Made the Rounds In Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we got the scoop on Mantyhose, which are exactly what you think they are. We found out why Chartbeat is an “addictive, sanity-ruining stats tool.” We said goodbye to Austin icon, Leslie. We watched last night’s Shins show. We saw an Eyptian prosthetic… Read More

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10 TV Show Prequels We'd Actually Want to See

Like a chronic rash, Carrie Bradshaw just keeps coming back. It’s old news that the folks behind Sex and the City want to make a third movie, but that vague threat was overshadowed by the very real revelation, earlier this week, that the CW has committed to developing The Carrie Diaries. The SATC prequel will follow Carrie to high school in the early ’80s, where she’ll have a boyfriend and a popular-girl rival. Pretty groundbreaking stuff, right? The whole misguided mess has us thinking about shows whose prequels we’d actually enjoy watching. Ten of our suggestions are after the jump; add yours in the comments. … Read More

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The Top 10 TV Grandmas of All Time

Since the holidays are a time for family, it’s only natural to return from them thinking of our own kin. That — and our love of feisty old ladies — is what got us started compiling this list of TV’s top ten awesome grandmas, from the sweetest (remember Mother Winslow from Family Matters?) to the most deliciously sour (hello there, Lucille Bluth) to the utterly and sometimes tragically senile. Count down with us after the jump. … Read More

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10 Epic Cult TV Tattoos

Few things go together quite as well as obsessive devotion to a television show and the decision to get something permanently imprinted on your skin. So it’s hardly surprising that there are so many cult TV tattoos out there. That’s why, to give ourselves a bit of a challenge, we’ve only rounded up the ones that truly spoke to us – for better or for worse. We’ve also omitted the gobs of sci-fi show ink (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica), because they’re utterly ubiquitous, and honestly, the stuff we did find was pretty predictable. (Anyone regretting those “The truth is out there” tatts yet?) And since there are so many incredible animated series tattoos (The Simpsons, South Park), and we’d seen most of them everywhere, we left those out, too. With those caveats, your roundup of epic cult TV tattoos is after the jump. … Read More

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RIP: Rue McClanahan (1934-2010)

The world has lost its third Golden Girl with the death early this morning of Rue McClanahan. “She passed away at 1am this morning,” her manager told People magazine. “She had a massive stroke.” She was 76 years old.

Aside from her beloved Golden Girls character, aging Southern belle Blanche Deveraux, McClanahan appeared in… Read More

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