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Summer sitcom rewind: 'Cheers' - 'Thanksgiving Orphans'

2 July 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

We're continuing this periodic summer project where we revisit classic sitcom episode. This week, we're returning to the 1980s for the season 5 "Cheers" episode "Thanksgiving Orphans," which you can find on Netflix, coming up just as soon as we're moving into the earth tones... The short version of "Cheers": Sam Malone (Ted Danson) is a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, and a recovering alcoholic who bought a bar during one of his drunker periods, then kept it in sobriety. At the time of this episode, the Cheers staff includes rookie bartender Woody (Woody Harrelson), a naive kid from Hanover, Indiana; single mom waitress Carla Tortelli (Rhea Perlman), as abrasive as she is fertile; and waitress Diane Chambers (Shelley Long), a pretentious aging graduate student who has been Sam's on-again, off-again love interest. Among the regular customers: unemployed accountant and one-liner machine Norm Peterson (George Wendt), whose »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Rock & Shock Gives Early Preview of 2014 Line-up

26 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Yes, Rock & Shock, the legendary Worcester, Mass., horror and metal festival, is still four months away, but organizers have released a tiny taste of what festival-goers can expect this October 17-19. Read on to learn what celebrity guests and musical acts are already lined up for the show.

Rock and Shock is not only Doctor Gash's favorite weekend of the year, but it's one of the coolest and most intimate festivals one can attend. And the first wave of celebrities should have everyone marking their calendars and making plans to head to Worcester this October.

Brad Dourif, who's done everything from voicing Chucky in the Child's Play series to Lord of the Rings, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and "Deadwood" just to name a few, will be making a rare festival appearance. Additionally , Dourif's daughter, Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, "True Blood") will be appearing as well.

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- Scott Hallam

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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Will Travel Through the Imagination, Nightmares and Abstract Thought

11 June 2014 5:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Pixar released the first plot details for their upcoming animated feature Inside Out, which centers on an all-star voice cast portraying the emotions inside an 11-year-old girl named Riley Anderson, such as Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). Director Pete Docter shed even more light on the story during an hour-long presentation at the Annency International Film Festival in France yesterday, which he described as the most high-concept idea ever to come out of the hallowed halls of Pixar.

The filmmaker screened the first five minutes of the movie, most of which was still in animatic form, which introduces viewers to Riley as a baby, along with all of her emotions, which all live inside her brain at a base known as Headquarters. The emotions all watch as Riley gets her first memory, which they can bring up on a projection at Headquarters. »

- MovieWeb

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Plot details revealed in new synopsis for Disney and Pixar's Inside Out

27 May 2014 1:16 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Out of all of Pixar's upcoming films, the one I want to see the most (besides The Incredibles 2, of course) is Inside Out. The animated movie comes from Up director and Toy Story scribe Pete Docter, and Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Mindy Kaling, John Ratzenberger and Phyllis Smith will be lending their voices for the film. We already know the movie will be set inside the mind of a young girl and involve her emotions, and now Pixar has released a synopsis for Inside Out, »

- Jesse Giroux

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Pixar's 'Inside Out' Synopsis Reveals New Story Details

26 May 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Pixar website has revealed the first official plot synopsis for Inside Out, the latest from director Pete Docter (Up, Monsters Inc.) that takes fans on a journey through the human mind. Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Mindy Kaling, Lewis Black and Phyllis Smith lead an all-star voice cast, portraying the human emotions within an 11-year-old girl named Riley, who relocates from the Midwest to San Francisco as she learns how to adjust to his new surroundings. Take a look at the first official details for the story, which was written by Pete Docter and Michael Arndt.

From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all - inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, »

- MovieWeb

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Watch the Whole Star Wars Parade at Disney World's Star Wars Weekends

20 May 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Walt Disney World’s Star Wars Weekends 2014 has officially begun at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. I've never been able to attend one of these weekends, but it looks like it would be a ridiculous amount of fun.

For those of you like me who won't be able to attend the event any time soon, we have a video of the Star Wars parade for you to watch. It comes to us from Attraction Magazine, who was there for the opening day festivities. 

The parade includes special Star Wars guest celebrities such as Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla — Star Wars Rebels), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi — Clone Wars) and a bunch of Star Wars costumed characters. They even included three new characters from the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series! Those characters were Chopper, Sabine Wren and Ezra Bridger. 

I'll be honest, I'm not a big parade guy. »

- Joey Paur

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14 May 2014 11:46 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FX, Fxx

Episodes: 26 (half-hour)

Seasons: Two

TV show dates: January 17, 2013 -- May 14, 2014

Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Jim Jefferies, Dan Bakkedahl, DJ Qualls, Mindy Sterling, John Ratzenberger, and Sonya Eddy.

TV show description:

Jim Jefferies (playing a fictional version of himself) is an edgy and foul-mouthed stand-up comedian from Australia. He's in his mid-thirties and is living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more "legit." He finds that it's a difficult, uncomfortable and uphill struggle -- every step of the way.

Jim is encouraged in his quest by his neurotic best friend and roommate, Steve Nugent (Dan Bakkedahl) -- a cyberlaw library salesman who struggles to stay on his feet in the wake of a divorce.

He's also supported by Steve's brother, Billy »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Super Buddies

7 April 2014 8:57 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The seventh family-friendly adventure for Disney's Golden Retriever gang sees the irrepressible pups gain super powers after discovering a set of mystical collars. When Budderball's young owner Bartleby (Trey Loney) is given the comic book 'Kid Courageous and Captain Canine' by his grandpa (John Ratzenberger), the Buddies suddenly find themselves transformed into superheroes who must save the world from a shape-shifting alien villain. It also brings them muzzle to muzzle with Captain Canine himself! »

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Interview: Season 2 of ‘Legit’ hits close to Jim Jefferies’ life

28 March 2014 7:26 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

I feel the need to climb to the top of a mountain and shout at the top of my lungs to watch Legit on Fxx before it falls victim as another show worth your time that couldn’t find its audience in time. It’s smart, edgy, and sweet and comedies like this are few and far between.

Legit isn’t your typical comedy. Standup comedian, Jim Jefferies is trying to do something different, and bring his own sensibilities to the TV comedy realm. “When you’re with your friends,” he explains. “You laugh a little bit, you laugh a little bit, and then something big happens. I think a lot of network sitcoms it’s just laughs per minute. I don’t think they even care how big the laughs are. As long as they can pack so many into that timeline. We have episodes where there’s maybe five, »

- Ernie Estrella

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Pixar Planning 3D Re-Releases for 'The Incredibles' and 'Ratatouille'

17 March 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney Pixar's director of 3D production, John Hollander, revealed at the 3D Creative Summit in London that the studio is working on 3D conversions of The Incredibles and Ratatouille.

Here's what John Hollander had to say at the summit about The Incredibles, though it isn't known when they may release this 3D version.

"Right now we're working on The Incredibles, which is a lot of fun in 3D. I'm not sure what the release strategy for it will be. It's been an interesting challenge to work on technology because - while the film was released 10 years ago - the technology is even older as it took four years to make."

He also spoke about the Ratatouille 3D conversion, which has already been completed.

"We have a version of Ratatouille, which works really well in 3D and we're trying to figure out exactly what the release strategy for that will be. »

- MovieWeb

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'Legit' Season 2 review: Jim Jefferies' sharp comedy finds its momentum

26 February 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Legit" might not be Fxx's most popular comedy, but it should be one of them. After a critically acclaimed first season, the Jim Jefferies-starring series is only sharper, funnier and more brutally heartwarming in Season 2.

Though Wednesday's (Feb. 26) premiere episode isn't as jarring or as uplifting as Season 1's, "Legit" finds its groove much easier in Season 2 than it did last year. The characters of Jim, Billy (DJ Qualls) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) feel lived in here, and the episodes feel like one part of a larger story instead of just funny jokes conceived as episodes, which is more akin to "Louie."

In fact, it's hard to compare "Legit" to much of anything on television right now, and that's part of what is so exciting about it. After viewing the first four episodes, it's clear that Jefferies and co-creator Peter O'Fallon aren't afraid to push the bounds of what is politically correct on television. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'Legit' Season 2 teases: Life is going downhill for Jim and Steve

21 February 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

"Legit" didn't leave main characters Jim (Jim Jefferies) and Steve (Dan Bakkedahl) in the best places at the end of Season 1, and life doesn't get much better for them in Season 2. Still, according to the cast, watching their downward spirals is going to be so much fun for viewers.

Zap2it visited the Venice, Calif., set of "Legit" in November when Jefferies, DJ Qualls, Bakkedahl and creator Peter O'Fallon were shooting one of the final episodes of Season 2. As they later teased at their 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour panel, this season will deal with Jim suffering from sex addiction and Dan being an alcoholic. It's not going to be a pretty sight.

"The career's going downhill this season," Jefferies tells Zap2it and select other outlets on the set visit. "I might be a bit more famous next season if we get a third season. All of our lives are »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Super Buddies

20 February 2014 2:45 AM, PST | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

The seventh family-friendly adventure for Disney's Golden Retriever gang sees the irrepressible pups gain super powers after discovering a set of mystical collars. When Budderball's young owner Bartleby (Trey Loney) is given the comic book 'Kid Courageous and Captain Canine' by his grandpa (John Ratzenberger), the Buddies suddenly find themselves transformed into superheroes who must save the world from a shape-shifting alien villain. It also brings them muzzle to muzzle with Captain Canine himself! »

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Drop Dead Diva: Lifetime Series Ending Again

13 February 2014 1:36 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

THR reports that Drop Dead Diva will end after the upcoming sixth season. The final 13 episodes will start airing on Sunday, March 23rd. Guests will include Rick Springfield, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Ratzenberger, Corbin Bleu, Colin Egglesfield, Virginia Williams and Jay DeMarcus.

Starring Brooke Elliott, Drop Dead Diva revolves around a self-centered model who dies and then returns to life as an attorney. Others in the cast include Margaret Cho, April Bowlby, Kate Levering, Jackson Hurst, Lex Medlin, and Justin Deeley.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the show was canceled when Lifetime and the studio couldn't come to a deal for season five. A few months later, the series was resurrected with a more cost-effective agreement.

It was later renewed for a sixth season but ratings have been on the decline. The fourth season averaged 2.3 million viewers but season »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Lifetime's 'Drop Dead Diva' to End After Sixth Season (Exclusive)

13 February 2014 9:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lifetime is plotting the end for Drop Dead Diva. The upcoming sixth season of the drama from Josh Berman (Bones, CSI) will be its last, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Brooke Elliott-starrer about an aspiring model killed in a car crash and brought to life as a lawyer will kick off its final season with a two-hour premiere event on Sunday, March 23 at 9 p.m. Co-star Margaret Cho will be joined by a roster of guest stars for the final run, including Rick Springfield, S. Epatha Merkerson, John Ratzenberger, Corbin Bleu, Colin Egglesfield, Virginia

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- Lesley Goldberg

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2014 Best Super Bowl Commercials features ads directed by David Gordon Green, Nicolas Winding Refn and more

3 February 2014 7:48 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With 111.5-million U.S. viewers, and a further 7.3-million in Canada, Super Bowl Xlviii was the most-watched in history. The commercial spots were the most expensive for any TV broadcast in any given year, and there were plenty of big name stars and A-list directors who helped create these very expensive advertisements. John Hillcoat, director of The Road, helmed the spot for Coke. The minute long ad featuring a multilingual rendition of “America the Beautiful” was refreshing to many, but left a bitter taste in the mouth of conservative pundits. Bruce Willis and Fred Armisen get close for Hyundai, and prolific music video and film director, Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go), re-teamed with U2 for the Bank of America “Invisible spot”(Romanek directed U2 in an Apple commercial in 2004). The small screen rarely attracts this many big screen filmmakers in one night, so we decided to vote on our »

- Ricky

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Best Super Bowl Commercials: Our 6 Favorites

3 February 2014 11:15 AM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

Super Bowl Xlviii might have lacked the thrills compared to past games, but the commercials were not lacking when it came to excitement, familiars faces and emotions... it's Ok to admit you got a little misty eyed!

Here are some of our favorite Super Bowl ads:

Radio Shack, "The Phone Call": It was a serious Throwback Thursday - '80s style - with appearances from Hulk Hogan, Mary Lou Retton, Dee Snider, Kid 'n Play, John Ratzenberger, Chucky, Alf, and the California Raisins in a spot announcing the store's makeover.

Cheerios, "Gracie": Could this spot for the cereal ...

Copyright 2014 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- access.hollywood@nbcuni.com (AccessHollywood.com Editorial Staff)

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Super Bowl 2014: Best and Worst Commercials

2 February 2014 8:58 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This was not the best Super Bowl for commercials (or football)! You know it’s an off year when two of the most memorable spots involve Greek yogurt. That’s just a rather bleak landscape in general, “live culture” notwithstanding. Meanwhile, my favorite healthy snacks Doritos and M&Ms, which usually bring it hard for the Super Bowl, barely registered. Below, 2014′s Best and Worst ads:


Radio Shack, “The Phone Call”: ’80s celebs like Hulk Hogan, Mary Lou Retton, Dee Snider, Kid ‘n Play, John Ratzenberger, Chucky, Alf, and even the California Raisins storm the store to reclaim »

- Annie Barrett

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Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial

2 February 2014 7:25 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The Super Bowl doubled as throwback Sunday for RadioShack, with the brand unveiling a hilarious new ad that pays tribute to the most beloved celebrities from '80s pop culture. From Hulk Hogan to Chucky, the '80s superstars invade and ransack a typical RadioShack retail outlet (the rampage meant to assure customers that the chain will no longer be stuck in the past). At only 60 seconds, the ad was an overload of nostalgic randomness; here's a breakdown of every '80s reference we spotted, in roughly the order of appearance:Loverboy, "Working for the Weekend" (audio) Olympic champion Mary Lou RettonJason, »

- Nate Jones

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‘Ali G: Rezurection’ and ‘Legit’ Season 2 Get Premiere Dates From Fxx

16 January 2014 2:53 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fxx has given premiere dates to the second season of “Legit,” as well as the new series “Ali G: Rezurection.” Both will premiree Feb. 26, with “Legit” airing at 10 p.m. and “Ali G” airing at 10:30. Also read: ‘Simpsons’ Coming to Fxx in Biggest Off-Network Deal Ever The second season of “Legit” will find series star Jim Jefferies grappling with a number of personal questions, as well as dealing with and extended visit from his parents and his roommates’ dad, Walter (played by “Cheers” alum John Ratzenberger). “Ali G: Rezurection” will represent (and re-present) all episodes of  “Da Ali G Show, »

- Tim Kenneally

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