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"Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Angel"

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Sneak Peek footage from the "Buffy The Vampire Slayer", Season 1 episode "Angel", written by David Greenwalt and directed by Scott Brazil, that aired April 14, 1997 on The WB:

"...'Buffy Summers'(Sarah Michelle Gellar) has just moved to 'Sunnydale' after burning down her old school's gym to escape her 'vampire slayer' duties. Her plans are complicated by 'Rupert Giles' (Anthony Head), her new 'Watcher', who reminds her of the presence of evil.

"'Sunnydale High' is built atop a 'Hellmouth', a portal to demon dimensions that attracts supernatural phenomena to the area.

"Buffy meets two schoolmates, 'Xander Harris' (Nicholas Brendon) and 'Willow Rosenberg' (Alyson Hannigan) who help her fight evil through the series.

"She also gets a love interest in the form of 'Angel' (David Boreanz) a vampire with a soul.

"Together they are the 'Scoobies', and must prevent 'The Master' (Mark Metcalf), an ancient vampire, from opening the Hellmouth and taking over Sunnydale.
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Willow and Tara's Relationship Is Still So Important, 20 Years Later

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Willow and Tara were a groundbreaking couple on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The powerful wiccas were first introduced to each other in season four's most frightening episode, "Hush," and their romance showcased a positive image of lesbian characters on TV in the early 2000s. Recently, Alyson Hannigan and Amber Benson reflected on their roles for the 20th anniversary of the show and discussed how Willow and Tara combated negative stigmas often affiliated with Lgbtq+ characters on the small screen. "It's just been such a profound thing for people who were going through the same thing or just terrified of what they were going to have to go through and just to see somebody that they had been watching for so many years to get to not feel so alone, it's like it's such a gift to be able to be part of that," Hannigan told Entertainment Weekly. Related14 Times Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 4

And thus, a new era began.

Buffy Season Four is a controversial Season amongst fans. To put it simply – it’s not the favourite for many. This was a bit of an interesting year for the show – for one thing, it lost two of its principle cast members to a newly launched spin-off, the familiar high school location was no more and the characters were officially adults. Times were moving on for Buffy, and the things that we had gotten used to were going to have to change.

Thus, the show moved onto the life of a Slayer at College, and the adventures that ensued. Adventures that are a little, well, daft at times. Don’t get me wrong – Season Four is by no means a failure, and does hit some serious heights on occasion. If anything, it lacks the consistency of Season Three and the brilliance of Season Two.
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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years

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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years
Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”

They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now
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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years

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The 25 Best TV Love Stories of The Last 25 Years
Love stories are often hard to execute on TV, because ongoing shows will try to manipulate romances for plot purposes — yet at the same time, it’s so easy to get hooked on a tale of two people finding each other. The couples featured below have undergone no shortage of strife as they forged their own unique paths, but one thing these narratives all have in common is that they illustrate the ways in which romance can be found in the most unexpected of circumstances, and how it can become the foundation of something so much bigger and profound.

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, “The Americans”

They met as strangers, but the complicated relationship between these two Russian agents has never lacked for passion and love, even as they find themselves tied up with other partners. Their ultimate fate could go in a lot of different directions, but for right now
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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Is The CW TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

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Vulture Watch Have Penn and Teller run out of magicians who can stump them? Is the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on The CW television network, Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan. The TV series showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act. . Read More…
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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You

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All the Throwback Set Photos You Need to See, From Mean Girls to 10 Things I Hate About You
Ever wonder what the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows got up to when the cameras weren’t rolling? Well, we have some partial answers for you.

Keep scrolling to see the best behind-the-scenes shots from decades past. They’re totally phat, gnarly, groovy and … you get the idea:

Lizzy Caplan, Jonathan Bennett, Amy Poehler, Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Amy Poehler and Nicole Crimi in Mean Girls.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andrew Keegan, Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Larisa Oleynik, Gabrielle Union-Wade, and David Krumholtz in 10 Things I Hate About You.

Zoë Saldana, Taryn Manning and Britney Spears in Crossroads.
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Tracy Oliver Writing New “First Wives Club” TV Reboot

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Tracy Oliver struck box office gold with “Girls Trip,” and now the screenwriter is tackling a project for the small screen. Deadline reports that she’s signed on to pen a half-hour series based on “The First Wives Club,” the 1996 film starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton.

A reboot written by Rebecca Addelman (“New Girl”) was previously developed by TV Land with “How I Met Your Mother’s” Alyson Hannigan and “Smash’s” Megan Hilty set to star. The network passed on the pilot, but the source explains that the project was “kept alive and moved to Paramount Network for redevelopment. Paramount Network, slated to debut Jan. 18 as Viacom’s leading scripted cable brand, also took in newly picked up TV Land series ‘Heathers’ and ‘American Woman,’ which will be part of the network’s inaugural slate.”

Based in NYC, the series will follow a group of women who band together when their marriages fall apart.

Karen Rosenfelt (“Twilight” franchise) is executive producing.

Oliver just made history with “Girls Trip.” She co-wrote the script for the comedy, which earned over $115 million in the U.S. and $20 million abroad. According to Deadline, Oliver now holds the “distinction of becoming the first African-American woman to write a movie that grossed over $100 million domestically.” She’s signed on to adapt Nicola Yoon’s bestselling Ya novel “The Sun is Also a Star,” a story about two teens who fall in love just as one of them is facing the threat of deportation. Her other credits include “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” and “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl.”

“I learned to write out of necessity. When I was in my early twenties, I was frustrated with the lack of great roles for women who looked like me. So I decided that instead of being passive about it, I’d put myself in the driver’s seat and start being a creator,” Oliver has said. “I took writing classes, bought several screenwriting books on Amazon, read tons of scripts. Anything I could do to learn the craft, I did. And I wrote shitty scripts that eventually turned into not-so-shitty scripts over time with a lot of practice. Today, I still feel like I write out of necessity. I’m not one of those people who can just crank out a script in a weekend. Writing for me is hard. It’s stressful. It’s sometimes the worst fucking thing in the world. So because of that, I try really hard to write stuff I care about. Stuff that matters to me. Which for me, most often, means I’m writing about women and people of color. I’m passionate about telling stories about people I know that don’t get a lot of shine. People that are invisible to the mainstream, but are hugely important to me,” she explained.

Tracy Oliver Writing New “First Wives Club” TV Reboot was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season Four Ratings

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Although season three saw a significant drop in the ratings, The CW renewed its Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show for a fourth season. How long will the magic continue? Will Penn & Teller be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. A CW magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act. Read More…
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2

Once upon a time, there was a goofy little show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s first TV outing, a mid-season replacement that only contained 12 episodes, premiered to mixed responses. Whilst the potential was clearly there, it was easy to write it off as just a little too silly, a little too… odd. Nevertheless, it was granted a Season Two, which premiered on September 15th, 1997.

And this is where shit got serious.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 2 is truly a remarkable season of television. This is the year when the writers realised that not only were they making something special here, but that they were capable of producing some incredible content. Whilst the first half does maintain some of the less than impressive traits of Season One, such as poor quality filler episodes (containing mummies) and some rather rubbish bad guys (the zombie from episode 2 and literally everything to
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Rollback Review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 1

“In every generation, there is a chosen one. She alone will stand against the Vampires, the Demons, and the Forces of Darkness. She is the Slayer.”

There must be about a million films, stories and TV related content that contains one particular scene. A vulnerable young woman, running for her life, terrified of whomever, or whatever, is pursuing her. She is utterly helpless to prevent her oncoming, horrible death – and most of the time is scantly clad. The scenario ends one of two ways – she either meets a terrible fate, or ends up getting saved by a dashing, Harrison Ford look alike male hero. Rinse, lather, repeat.

It once looked like that would be all we’d get from female characters in horror related productions. That was, until, a young writer came along named Joss Whedon, who decided that enough was enough. He had an idea of a young woman
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Win Buffy the Vampire Slayer complete boxset on DVD

A 15th Anniversary Firefly Blu-rayTM and DVD Box Set will help fans find serenity on 11th September 2017, While Buffy commemorates 20 Years of slaying with a new DVD Box Set releasing on 18th September 2017. To celebrate, we’re giving away 1x DVD box set of Buffy!

The teen years can be brutal. Especially when you’re Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) — a Sunnydale High School student destined to slay supernatural, blood-sucking baddies instead of hanging out at the mall. Over the seven seasons of this thrilling, witty show, Buffy struggles to maintain allies in the fight against evil, while also engaging in on-off romances with a moody vampire (David Boreanaz) or two (James Marsters). Now you can own this 39-disc set containing all 144 episodes of one of the smartest, funniest, most action-packed series ever to slay on the small screen — also starring Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head and Nicholas Brendon.

To be
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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season Four Ratings

Although season three saw a significant drop in the ratings, The CW renewed its Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show for a fourth season. How long will the magic continue? Will Penn & Teller be cancelled or renewed for season five? Stay tuned. A CW magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller: Fool Us showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act. Read More…
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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Is The CW TV Series Cancelled or Renewed for Season Five?

Vulture Watch Have Penn and Teller run out of magicians who can stump them? Is the Penn & Teller: Fool Us TV show cancelled or renewed for a fifth season on The CW? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Penn & Teller: Fool Us, season five. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? Airing on The CW television network, Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a magic competition series hosted by Alyson Hannigan. The TV series showcases talented magicians performing their acts for comedic illusionists Penn Jillette and Teller. Those who manage to fool the pair win the opportunity to perform in Penn and Teller’s Las Vegas act. . Read More…
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Buffy, Firefly Receive Anniversary Box set with Collector’s Items

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition DVD Boxed Set

The teen years can be brutal. Especially when you’re Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) — a Sunnydale High School student destined to slay supernatural, blood-sucking baddies instead of hanging out at the mall. Over the seven seasons of this thrilling, witty show, Buffy struggles to maintain allies in the fight against evil, while also engaging in on-off romances with a moody vampire (David Boreanaz) or two (James Marsters). Now you can own this 39-disc set containing all 144 episodes of one of the smartest, funniest, most action-packed series ever to slay on the small screen — also starring Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head and Nicholas Brendon.

Bonus Features:

**New** Official Buffy Dark Horse Comic Book Featuring Exclusive Cover and Coloring Sheet Inside Packaging as a Gift With Purchase for Limited Time Only Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete
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The 25 Best TV Comedy Ensembles of the Last 25 Years, Ranked

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The 25 Best TV Comedy Ensembles of the Last 25 Years, Ranked
A great ensemble creates a mysterious bond between a show and its viewers. The chemistry shared on screen brings with it a certain level of comfort.

But to refer to this quality as some kind of supernatural power does a disservice to the men and women who forge it. There is the talent of each individual performer to consider: If any of them falter, the whole dynamic falls apart. It’s a dynamic that requires work, too. Whether it’s bonding in real-life or being a good listener on set, chemistry is a science for these casts; it’s made, not found.

Then there’s the versatility of expanding these connections beyond just one or two cast members, but an entire ensemble of six or so series regulars. The best ensembles work no matter who’s paired up in a scene, and it feels like the TV can barely contain
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The 25 Best TV Comedy Ensembles of the Last 25 Years, Ranked

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The 25 Best TV Comedy Ensembles of the Last 25 Years, Ranked
A great ensemble creates a mysterious bond between a show and its viewers. The chemistry shared on screen brings with it a certain level of comfort.

But to refer to this quality as some kind of supernatural power does a disservice to the men and women who forge it. There is the talent of each individual performer to consider: If any of them falter, the whole dynamic falls apart. It’s a dynamic that requires work, too. Whether it’s bonding in real-life or being a good listener on set, chemistry is a science for these casts; it’s made, not found.

Then there’s the versatility of expanding these connections beyond just one or two cast members, but an entire ensemble of six or so series regulars. The best ensembles work no matter who’s paired up in a scene, and it feels like the TV can barely contain
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Alyson Hannigan has close encounter with mind-reading chicken on Penn & Teller: Fool Us

This week on Penn & Teller: Fool Us, a mind-reading chicken gets up and personal with host Alyson Hannigan. Alyson Hannigan has her hands full this season on the show as more and more of the aspiring magicians ask her to help the out during their acts. This week is no exception and she comes face to face and face to other bits with a mind-reading chicken…where’s Buffy when you need her! Still, Alyson is pretty game and takes it all in stride, though this trick better be good or else the chickens will come home to roost! Also on...read more
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Buffy and Willow Join Funko’s “Rock Candy” Toy Line

Buffy and Willow Join Funko’s “Rock Candy” Toy Line
Because you need someone to slay all your vampire toys. Not only is Elvira making her way into Funko’s Rocky Candy line this year, but so too are beloved small screen characters Buffy Summers and Willow Rosenberg! Portrayed by Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan, the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” icons get their own vinyl […]
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The Completely Random Connection Between Piper's Mom and Larry on Oitnb

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Image Source: Netflix Prior to season five of Orange Is the New Black, it had been a while since we saw Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) reflect on her relationship with Larry Bloom (Jason Biggs) in a flashback, and it brought us right back to the cringeworthy early memories of the couple. In the first episode of season one, before dropping off his then-fiancée at Litchfield Penitentiary to serve her 15-month sentence, we saw Larry and Piper tell her family about her drug money escapades with Alex Vause and that she'd be going to prison. While Piper's dad wonders if Larry knew she was a lesbian, we were left wondering why this situation looked so familiar. Answer: Carol Chapman, played by the actress Deborah Rush. It turns out this wasn't the first time Biggs faced his soon to be mother-in-law in an awkward living room setting. In 2003's American Wedding, Biggs's
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