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'All Hail King Julien' Brings 'Madagascar' Favorite To Netflix

December 19th, 2014 12:02pm EST
'All Hail King Julien' Brings 'Madagascar' Favorite To Netflix
After the big-screen success of The Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks is giving another character from the popular Madagascar film franchise his own spin-off - this one a TV series on Netflix.

All Hail King Julien brings back Danny Jacobs as the voice of King Julien, the larger than life lemur, as audiences will get to see what he was like before the movies and before the Central Park Zoo animals descended on Madagascar.

While Julien still has lovable Mort and right-hand man Maurice to keep him company, he's also joined by "special ops" expert Clover, voiced by India de Beaufort. We rece...
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Charlie Sheen Returns To Classic 'Ferris Bueller' Role On 'The Goldbergs'

December 18th, 2014 8:28am EST
Charlie Sheen Returns To His Classic 'Ferris Bueller' Role On 'T
There was a time where Charlie Sheen wasn't known for getting fired from "Two and a Half Men" or proclaiming to the world that "I am on a drug. It's called Charlie Sheen. It's not available because if you try it once you will die."

In simpler times, the world knew Charlie Sheen mostly from a brief role as a teenage bad boy in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Now, Sheen's returning to those times- the actor will be reprising the iconic role in a guest spot on the ABC sitcom, "The Goldbergs."

The Sheen-starring episode will involve Barry, son of the titular family, trying to create his own epic...
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Best TV Shows Of 2014

December 17th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Best TV Shows Of 2014
Last week, we brought you the Best TV Moments Of 2014. But what about the best TV shows - the ones that didn't have just one or two good moments, but that impressed us all year long? What was going to make up for the end of Breaking Bad or the absence of Strike Back?

Here now then, is our list of the Best TV Shows Of 2014. In alphabetical order, we present to you the eight small-screen series that were at the top of their class, that were appointment television in our book and the reasons that lists like these are made.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the current season of tele...
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Kevin Murphy On RiffTrax's Return To National Geographic

December 16th, 2014 12:06pm EST
Kevin Murphy On RiffTrax's Return To National Geographic
Have you ever thought to yourself that TV would be more interesting with a commentary track? Well, the folks at National Geographic did.

They've once again enlisted the kings of aftermarket commentary - Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, collectively known as RiffTrax - to lend their gentle wit to two hours of NatGeo Wild programs.

Total Riff Off airs tonight, and Kevin recently dropped in from back East to talk to us about RiffTrax's second NatGeo go-around as well as the recent RiffTrax Live show.

The guys started December off with their usual RiffTrax Live holiday show,...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Terry's Picture Book Will Give Us Nightmares for Years

December 15th, 2014 10:18am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Terry's Picture
Well, "The Stakeout" confirmed it. The Gigglepig task force was a rousing success, Deputy Chief Wuntch has been made to look a fool in front of the entire police force and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made it through its very first long-form story arc.

What did everyone think? We were a little... nonplussed with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" foray into major story arcs, quite frankly. Outside of a few key episode, Gigglepig was mostly given lip service here and there; just enough so we'd remember it was still going on.

It never felt like it had built to a satisfying conclusion, even if Holt's giggly...
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Jamie Lee Curtis And Emma Roberts To Star In 'Scream Queens' On Fox

December 10th, 2014 2:50pm EST
'American Horror Story' Creator Nabs Jamie Lee Curtis And Emma R
Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts have a lot of screaming in their future.

Does that sound weird? Well, whether it does or not, it's true- both actresses have signed on as the lead characters in "Scream Queens," the latest TV series from "Glee" and "American Horror Story" mastermind Ryan Murphy.

Also in charge of "Scream Queens" are Brad Falchuk, who was a major part of all of Murphy's previous endeavors, and Ian Brennan, who was a co-creator of "Glee."

According to The Wrap (who broke the story), the series will be a horror comedy, centering on a college campus where students are getti...
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8 Great TV Moments From 2014

December 10th, 2014 2:04pm EST
Best TV Moments Of 2014: From 'The Good Wife' To 'The Newsroom'
2014 has been another interesting year for television, whether you're talking about the arrival of a new series or the reinvention of an existing hit show. There's been no shortage of buzzworthy happenings on the small screen, across all kinds of channels and genres, and they deserve a little applause.

It's time once again to recognize the best TV moments of the year and the people who made those moments happen. Below, we've selected the eight moments that still have us talking weeks or even months after they aired, in chronological order.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the cu...
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'The Mindy Project': A Christmas Holiday Story

December 10th, 2014 11:31am EST
the Mindy Project - Christmas
I love Christmas episodes and thankfully, so does The Mindy Project, which has nailed all of its Christmas episodes. Make no mistake: this is not a holiday episode, as the office boos about, but a Christmas episode which has so many punchlines and side characters (except a notable absent Tamara) that it’s just a blast to watch.

The episode sticks itself to another Danny and Mindy plot, but this time it doesn’t feel repetitive even if it’s the same material we’ve seen before: Mindy wants to be engaged my Christmas. She’s stalking and investigating Danny’s weird habits only to learn he boug...
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'Supernatural' Winter Finale Review: Three Stooges

December 10th, 2014 11:24am EST
Supernatural
Dog strollers. Lip injections. Winter finales. What do these three things have in common? They are hideous inventions that make me worry about the future of our society. As a TV blogger, I encounter the last two more often than I care to admit. “Supernatural’s” winter finale entitled “The Things We Left Behind” was cluttered with the drama of secondary characters which left little room to focus on Sam and Dean’s predicament with that pesky Mark of Cain.

It is a cute parallel that Dean was giggling at old episodes of “The Three Stooges” bungling through tasks and hurting othres in the...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Christmas

December 8th, 2014 9:56am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Chr
Has anyone else felt like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was in a wee bit of a slump? Since around the Halloween episode, maybe. As though, as gut-busting (and believe us, guts have been busted) each episode was, there was something dragging it down?

Well, whether you agree or not (or are sharpening an Andy Samberg-shaped penknife for a swift and brutal defense of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" honor), "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" was an absolute hoot. Naysayers and yaysayers alike have a lot to love this week.

Kinda like "Halloween II," "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" makes a pretty general stab at sequelizi...
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