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SNL Names Michael Che First African-American 'Weekend Update' Anchor

September 12th, 2014 3:03pm EDT
SNL Names Michael Che First African-American 'Weekend Update' An
In yet another groundbreaking move for the struggling Saturday night mainstay, "SNL" has named it's first African-American Weekend Update Anchor, comedian Michael Che. Che will replace Cecily Strong, who will continue to remain on the sketch comedy series.

Che is the third person to helm the anchor desk since the departure of Seth Meyers earlier this year. Meyers went on to host "The Late Show with Seth Meyers." Meyers introduced Strong to much fanfare at the beginning of season 39, in the hopes of making the transition easier for viewers. Strong never caught on as "WU" anchor. She was lat...
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Fall TV Preview: 6 Must-See New Shows

September 8th, 2014 4:03pm EDT
Gotham - FOX
The arrival of September means pumpkin spice lattes, the return of football and digging into the fresh harvest of new television shows for the 2014-2015 season. This year's crop of new shows range from quirky and creepy to grittily intense. Here are six must-see new shows...

"How To Get Away With Murder" - ABC

It's an impressive feat to create appointment television in the quoted, beloved long-running medical drama, "Grey's Anatomy" or the soapy thrillride of "Scandal." It's an epic achievement when your creations fill the entire prime-time block of programming. "How To Get Away With...
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6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave

September 7th, 2014 1:06pm EDT
6 Great Canceled TV Shows That Came Back From the Grave
Ted Sarandos, chief content officer over at Netflix was quoted last month as saying that another season of Arrested Development on the streaming service was a question of "when" at this point. That's not surprising considering Arrested Development was essentially the first major show to film exclusively for the network after the company opted to bring it back from the dead after its three year network TV run came to an end.

While the Netflix angle is what made AD's rise from the grave so notable, it's not the first show to get re-greenlit after getting canceled. Here are six other great TV...
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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who Will Win Outstanding Drama?

August 25th, 2014 4:02pm EDT
2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who
Last year, even more than usual, there were a lot of head-scratchers when the Emmys were handed out. Who expected the victors to include Jeff Daniels, Bobby Cannavale and Merritt Wever? (She sure didn’t. To quote her acceptance speech: “Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye.”) It served as a reminder that at the Emmys, anything can happen.

Nevertheless, here are some fearless predictions about who will take home the gold on Monday evening at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominees: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange is the...
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5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching

August 22nd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching
In honor of FXX's marathon of all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, which began yesterday and runs through September 1, we've put together a list of our favorite shows to waste a half-hour watching. They're those programs that you can tune to when you've only got a little time and always enjoy yourself. From Springfield to the United Kingdom, here are our six picks for half-hour escapes.

The Simpsons

Whether you're still a devoted fan or don't watch as much as you used to, chances are you've still got dozens of fond memories from The Simpsons. There's Homer falling down Springfield Gorge, Ma...
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‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better

August 19th, 2014 7:07pm EDT
‘Gossip Girl’ Wisdom: 50 Ways To Make Your Life Better
Serena (Blake Lively), Blair (Leighton Meester), Nate (Chace Crawford), Chuck (Ed Westwick), Dan (Penn Badgley), Jenny (Taylor Momsen) and a coterie of others had it all. But “all” was more than just clothes, travel via private jet, and elevators that open right into the penthouse. They had a point of view as inspiring as the one from their expansive terraces.

I realized this when recently binge-watching the iconic show that ran from 2007 to 2012. Although I could have done without seasons three and four, I found one, two, five and six rather entertaining. Even though the plots are thin an...
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‘Candidly Nicole’ Episode 5 Recap 'Who’s The Boss?'

August 15th, 2014 9:06am EDT
‘Candidly Nicole’ Episode 5 Recap 'Who’s The Boss?'
Nicole tries to find her authoritative side working at a fashion magazine.

Being a boss takes more than donning the nameplate necklace, so Nicole realizes when she takes on being guest editor of Who What Wear fashion mag in “Candidly Nicole’s” fifth ep “How to be a Boss.”

Nicole’s sauntering into the E.I.C’s office (she’s the pal that landed her the gig) while she’s on the phone is a big red flag of what NOT to do. Want some more? Being the main distraction that everyone stops work for. Nicole was just that for Who What Wear writers by taking selfies on a colleague’s phone, stealing anoth...
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'Better Call Saul' Teaser Reveals Air Date

August 11th, 2014 1:30pm EDT
'Better Call Saul' Teaser Reveals Air Date
Saul Goodman, the notorious criminal lawyer from AMC's 'Breaking Bad' will be getting his own show on AMC. According to a leaked teaser trailer 'Better Call Saul' will debut February of 2015. Check out that teaser below.

Here's the first teaser trailer from "Better Call Saul" https://t.co/9yZBrFVmca

— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) August 11, 2014

Is it just us, or does Saul (Bob Odenkirk) look younger, and sound maybe a bit more gregarious? It's possible the first season will take us back to the early days of Saul's career. It may in fact turn into a bit of a 'Breaking Bad' story in and of i...
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‘Candidly Nicole’ Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Short Girl Problems

August 8th, 2014 11:33am EDT
‘Candidly Nicole’ Season 1 Episode 4 Recap: Short Girl Problems
Nicole shares the ups and mostly downs of being a shorty in “Candidly Nicole’s” fourth ep “How To Be Short.”

The ep opens with Nicole putting her petite feet to work tackling a spinning class at Soul Cycle. But the workout sesh has a minor hiccup when the reality star couldn’t reach the bike pedals. After the instructor adjusted her bike closer to the floor (#shortgirlproblems) she was able to work up a drenching sweat—that transformed her hair into a matted Sesame Street character—but was too short to participate in the high-five exchange taking over the class by the talls.

Immediately f...
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