Television

‘SNL’ 40th Anniversary Special Surpasses Ratings Expectations

The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special  earned unexpectedly high ratings this Sunday — scoring NBC the most views (outside… Read More

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The CW Fills Up on Horror with New Pilot Pickups

The CW has fully embraced horror in its new series of pilot pickups. They’ve just announced having ordered an hourlong pilot for a reboot… Read More

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David Duchovny Hopes to Revisit his ‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘X-Files’ Characters

With the long-awaited third season of Twin Peaks scheduled for a 2016 return on Showtime, David Duchovny has expressed his desire… Read More

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Eddie Huang Examines ABC’s Treatment of His Memoir ‘Fresh Off the Boat’

ABC is ready to release their new situation comedy series Fresh Off the Boat, but Eddie Huang — author of the memoir… Read More

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Andy Warhol’s Lost Films Find a Voice in Bradford Cox, Dean Wareham, and More

Watching a drag queen and a James Dean-looking fella make out over a hamburger while Bradford Cox live-soundtracks it was not quite what I had pictured when I heard about Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films. The Brooklyn Academy of Music event, which opened Thursday night and runs through Saturday (November 8), seemed like a solution the confusion I had felt while watching Andy Warhol’s short films in isolation at the art icon’s Pittsburgh museum a few years back: I wasn’t sure exactly how to feel about the home movies without musical cues swaying me one way or another. There’s no one way to read Warhol’s work, but with the guidance of five experimental musicians — Cox, Television’s Tom Verlaine, Suicide’s Martin Rev, Eleanor Friedberger, and the program’s musical curator, Dean Wareham — the 15 never-before-seen short films selected for Exposed felt far more powerful than they would have on their own. Created for the Exposed program (which showed in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles last month), these 15 songs each highlight different elements of Warhol’s  work, ranging from the vulgarity of both overt sexuality and commercialism to the vulnerability of being on display. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve… Read More

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“How to Be an Angry Black Woman”: The Craziest Quotes From Alessandra Stanley’s Racist, Awful Shonda Rhimes Tribute

We could add commentary to New York Times Television Critic Alessandra Stanley’s overview of Shonda Rhimes’ many television shows and… Read More

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The Greatest Ray Bradbury Adaptations

This week marked the birthday of visionary science fiction icon Ray Bradbury. He was dubbed the “Poet of the Pulps” in 1953 for his lyrical style, which lent creditability to a genre that often struggled for legitimacy. With over 600 short stories and 27 novels to his credit, Bradbury’s works have always attracted filmmakers and producers looking for descriptive, emotional, and engaging narratives. We’ve highlighted just a few of our favorites, but feel free to share your own picks, below. … Read More

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