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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Party Down’ Comes to Hulu, Lifetime Orders ‘The Omen’ Series

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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, Malcolm Gladwell’s medical drama, Lifetime’s The Omen sequel, and Animal Planet’s animal birth Labor Day marathon — what the hell is going on with TV?
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Why the Hell Does ‘Modern Family’ Keep Winning the Best Comedy Emmy?

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There are certain traditions that we can count on in popular culture. Super Bowl parties. Oscar red carpet gawking. Beyoncé idolatry. MTV VMA hand-wringing. And every year, when the Primetime Emmys hand out their award for Outstanding Comedy Series, you can reliably depend on a nation of television viewers slapping their foreheads, gritting their teeth, and growling, “Jesus Christ, Modern Family AGAIN?!” And last night, as reliably as Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, ABC’s family sitcom won the prize for the fifth straight year. It has won every year it’s been on the air. Why, oh why, does this keep happening?
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Flavorwire Interview: Adam Scott Doesn’t Want a ‘Party Down’ Movie

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At the beginning of A.C.O.D., the new comedy from director Stu Zicherman, Carter (Adam Scott) has, in his words, “kinda got it figured out.” His parents, who divorced when he was a kid (the title stands for “Adult Child of Divorce”), haven’t spoken in 20 years, and it’s working out fine for everyone; Carter deals with them as he needs to, keeps them far apart, and as a result, they’re in “a period of real calm.” But that all comes to an end when his brother (Clark Duke) gets engaged. Suddenly, the parents (played, uproariously, by Catherine O’Hara and Richard Jenkins) have to interact.
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10 Long-Awaited Cult Movie Projects We’d Like to See Kickstarted

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After five years of “what ifs” and “maybes” and “we’d like tos” and various other forms and hemming and/or hawing, the feature film follow-up to the much-beloved, low-rated TV masterpiece (I do not throw that word around lightly!) Veronica Mars is finally really going to happen — thanks to a studio-approved Kickstarter campaign to raise preliminary funds that pretty much wildly exceeded anyone’s expectations. Of course, any silver cloud must have a gray lining, and the project’s tricky intermingling with the kind of Faceless Bad Corporation the platform was ostensibly created to circumvent has already prompted plenty of hand-wringing. But the project’s remarkable Kickstarter success (it reached its goal in ten hours) is a testament to the feverish nature of the show’s fans — and is, in fact, a good way for said fans to prove to the holders of rights (and purse-strings) that they’re serious about supporting the films they’re passionate about. So, could other long-desired films adopt a similar approach? After the jump, we suggest ten more cult films that could finally find their way to the big screen by following Veronica’s lead.
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