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TVLine Items: Veep Season 5 Trailer, Big Dead Finale, Y&R News and More

21 March 2016 12:17 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

In the final seconds of Veep‘s Season 5 trailer, Selina handles a major financial crisis by making a comparison to male genitalia.

So, even though she might lose her Potus title to Bill O’Brien, Selina is clearly sticking to her vulgar, inappropriate guns in the HBO comedy’s fifth season.

RelatedEllen DeGeneres Working With HBO to Air Dying Comedian’s Stand-Up Special

In the video above, Selina and her staff brainstorm how to break last season’s electoral tie, all while President Meyer deals with an economic collapse (and a bedroom rendezvous with Mad Men‘s John Slattery).

Veep returns Sunday, »

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Casts Courtney Thorne-Smith for ‘Melrose Place’-Themed Episode

21 March 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fresh Off the Boat,” meet “Melrose Place.” In an homage to one of the most iconic series of the 1990s, ABC’s ’90s-set sitcom will feature a guest turn from Courtney Thorne-Smith, one of the original stars of “Melrose Place.” The episode, titled “Jessica Place,” will see Jessica (Constance Wu) beside herself when the season comes to an end. So to fulfill her need for drama, Jessica and Honey (Chelsey Crisp) do some snooping and discover a juicy secret about Deidre. Also Read: ABC Renews 'Fresh Off the Boat,' 'The Goldbergs,' 'The Middle' Meanwhile, Louis (Randall Park »

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The subversive messages snuck into Melrose Place

16 March 2016 11:36 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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For 2 years in the 1990s, an art group snuck props containing hidden political messages into Fox’s glamorous soap, Melrose Place

When it comes to matters of morality and ethics, Us TV Networks are notoriously strict on what their shows may or may not depict. Remember the episode of Friends in which Rachel and Monica fight over the apartment’s last condom? After the fuss following Seinfeld’s condom episode, NBC stopped the creators from showing an actual condom wrapper, hence the use of a generic box.

The same went for A Different World episode Time Keeps On Slippin, when Producer-Director Debbie Allen was forced to have a character point to a handbag rather than show a packaged condom.

A similar stringent attitude applies to alcohol and drug references. In The Italian Bob episode of The Simpsons when Lisa gets drunk, Fox banned producers from showing her »

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