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Lady Gaga Celebrates the Holidays with The Muppets, “Great Performances” Presents Barbra Streisand and a “Walking Dead” Rematch

27 November 2013 5:28 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Things are slowing down for the holiday weekend, but its still pretty busy enough to tame that holiday stress.

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Having apologized for a 60 Minutes report that ignored questions about one source’s credibility, reporter Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan have taken a leave of absence.

New Girl is planning another episode about the roommates’ exes, with Adam Brody playing Jess‘ ex. Seems like she had a weakness for energetic guys with dark hair.

First Dylan O’Brien then me, eh?

Monday’s theatrical screenings of Doctor Who‘s “Day of the Doctor” special was the number two movie for the day, ranking only behind The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. In my home town, screenings were fairly limited — you couldn’t catch a matinee — which makes it an even stronger performer.

In talking with Gothamist about his cancelled MSNBC show, Alec Baldwin calls GLAAD Vice President Rich Ferraro and Andrew Sullivan, »

- Lyle Masaki

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Greatest Series Finales: That ’70s Show’s “That ’70s Finale” keeps things simple in memorable episodes

20 September 2013 1:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

That ‘70s Show Season 8, Episode 21, “Love of My Life” & Season 8, Episode 22, “That ‘70s Finale”

Directed by David Trainer

Written by Greg Mettler

Original Airdate: May 18, 2006 on Fox

In this decade it’s extremely difficult to find a sitcom that is as perfect as That ‘70s Show was. This show was, and still is, one of the best coming of age/high school set sitcoms (after Freaks and Geeks of course). It’s probably not the first finale that comes to mind when thinking about greatest television finales; but for me it’s way up there.

With good vibes, brilliant writing, and excellent characters that actually evolve That ‘70s Show is, to me, the ideal sitcom. What starts off as a comedy centered on the ‘70s, with a boy with mistaken ideals and a lack of confidence, soon turns into a series of memories, with six characters who weren’t adults »

- Catstello

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The Awesomes: Season Two Renewal from Hulu

19 September 2013 6:20 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Hulu has renewed The Awesomes for a second season. According to the online video provider, the animated series has become one of their most-watched shows since it debuted in August.

The Awesomes revolves around a group of superheroes who try to fill the shoes of an established team who are disbanding. The voice cast includes Seth Meyers, Ike Barinholtz, Taran Killam, Paula Pell, Kenan Thompson, Bobby Lee, Rashida Jones, Steve Higgins, Josh Meyers, Emily Spivey, Bill Hader, and Rachel Dratch.

Meyers and Mike Shoemaker are the creators and also executive produce, alongside Lorne Michaels.

Hulu has ordered another 10 episodes for season two.

What do you think? Have you watched The Awesomes? Does it live up to its title? »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Seth Meyers on The Awesomes and Nerdy Superheros

1 August 2013 8:45 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

With his new project The Awesomes, Seth Meyers is approaching Ryan Seacrest levels of ubiquity. The longtime head writer of SNL will be returning to his "Weekend Update" desk this fall, then exiting in time for the debut of Late Night with Seth Meyers in 2014. (Seth is replacing Jimmy Fallon, who's been bumped up to The Tonight Show.) And then there's The Awesomes, which marks both Meyers's and Hulu's first foray into original animation. Created with SNL vet Mike Shoemaker, The Awesomes chronicles the formation of a new superhero team, composed of heroes rejected from other teams for things like "mommy issues" and "age." Meyers and Shoemaker essentially made the show by following their friends around with microphones; the voice actors include Saturday Night Live cast members Taran Killam, Bill Hader, and Kenan Thompson; SNL writers Paula Pell and Emily Spivey; Madtv's Ike Barinholtz, Bobby Lee, and Josh Meyers »

- Gwynne Watkins

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Comic-Con 2013: ‘The Sidekick’ Interviews with Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Richard Speight Jr., Josh Meyers, Jordan Peele and Michael J. Weithorn

30 July 2013 1:11 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It’s not about the superheroes. It’s all about their sidekicks.

San Diego Comic-Con International 2013 premiered “The Sidekick,” a short film about an aging sidekick who seeks a new purpose in life.

Latino-Review participated in a roundtable discussion with the cast of the short film before their presentation to the attendees of the convention.

The participants included actors Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Richard Speight Jr., Josh Meyers, Jordan Peele and director Michael J. Weithorn.

The discussion topics range from how they were approached for this project; hopes for a full TV show or expanded series; the costumes and even stunt work (or lack of it).

Check out the interviews below.

Here is the “The Sidekick” trailer:

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- Gig Patta

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Comic-Con: The Sidekick Interviews with Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers, Jason Ritter, Richard Speight Jr. and Michael Weithorn

24 July 2013 9:24 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Comic-Con played host to the world premiere of The Sidekick, a short film about a career sidekick who finds himself sidelined by his long-time superhero partner.  When Captain Wonder (Ron Livingston) kicks Max McCabe (Rob Benedict) to the curb, Max must go in search of a new purpose or risk being labeled a has-been for the rest of his life.  If you missed our panel recap or the short's hilarious trailer, check them both out here. Just before the premiere, we had a chance to interview the cast and crew of The Sidekick in a series of roundtable interviews.  They talked about how they came to be involved with the project, how it fits into today's superhero culture, why Comic-Con was a perfect place to unveil it and what their plans are for the future of the show.  Hit the jump for interviews with with Rob Benedict, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Indie Spotlight Comic-Con Edition: The Sidekick Starring Rob Benedict, Ron Livingston, Lizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Josh Meyers, Jason Ritter & Martin Starr

23 July 2013 9:55 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

This special Comic-Con edition of Indie Spotlight features The Sidekick, a project from writer-star Rob Benedict (Felicity).  In a world of superheroic features, The Sidekick centers on the oft-overlooked partners of costumed crimefighters.  When career sidekick Max McCabe (Benedict) gets sidelined in favor of a new model, he goes on a quest to find his new purpose.  Also starring Ron LivingstonLizzy Caplan, Jordan Peele, Martin Starr, Jason Ritter, Ike Barinholtz and Josh MeyersThe Sidekick  was screened for a Comic-Con audience with hopes of generating interest in a TV or web series.  Judging from the audience's reaction, Benedict just might have something here. Hit the jump for a recap of The Sidekick panel and a look at the trailer for this hilariously original short. Here's the trailer for The Sidekick: Taking the stage were Emmy-nominated director Michael J. Weithorn (King of Queens) along with Benedict, Caplan, Starr, Meyers, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Hulu Releases New Trailer for 'The Awesomes' at San Diego Comic-Con

21 July 2013 9:02 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Hulu Releases New Trailer for "The Awesomes" at its first-ever San Diego Comic-Con Things are getting so much awesomer… We just screened a new trailer for "The Awesomes" at Hulu's first-ever San Diego Comic-Con panel! Host Chris Hardwick introduced the trailer just before a Q&A with co-creators Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker, writer Judd Winick and voice talent Kenan Thompson, Bobby Moynihan, Taran Killam, Ike Barinholtz and Josh Meyers. Additional Details: • Show Launch: Hulu releases a sneak peek of "The Awesomes" first episode on Xbox Live July 25; Episodes one and two debut on Hulu and Hulu Plus on Aug. 1 "The Awesomes" is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book »

- April Neale

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Comic-Con: Seth Meyers Says NBC Talk Show “Getting Ramped Up”

20 July 2013 4:55 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage Ex-Saturday Night Live regular Seth Meyers is hard at work as the replacement for Jimmy Fallon in the new NBC late-night talk franchise that will be titled Late Night With Seth Meyers. Appearing at an afternoon Comic-Con panel for the new animated superhero comedy series The Awesomes that he co-created — and which premieres exclusively online at Hulu on August 1 — Meyers responded to a question about his new talk gig by noting: “We’re just getting ramped up, building the sets and staffing up. We’re excited to be doing it and to be shooting out of 30 Rock in New York City.” Also featured on this afternoon’s panel were Meyers’ Awesomes co-creator and talk show exec producer Mike Shoemaker as well as series voices Judd Winnick, Bobby Moynihan, Josh Meyers, Keenan Thompson, Taran Killam and Ike Barinholtz. Related: Hot Comic-Con »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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Comic-Con 2013 complete TV schedule: From 'Game of Thrones' to 'Vikings'

10 July 2013 4:10 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The 2013 San Diego Comic-Con is at hand, and with it come a ton of big name movies and TV shows putting their best foot forward for the fans in attendance.

From primetime television series to cable favorites, web series to returning classics, television will dominate the San Diego Convention Center this year. Take a look at the complete movie schedule below and make sure to plan accordingly; there are plenty of tough choices. The complete list of movie panels can be found here.

Wednesday, July 17 (Preview Night)

Warner Bros. Television pilot screenings: Ballroom 20, 6-10 p.m. "Almost Human," "The Originals, "The Tomorrow People," "The 100."

Thursday, July 18

"Intelligence": Ballroom 20, 10-11 a.m. Josh Holloway, Marg Helgenberger, Meghan Ory, Michael Seitzman, Rene Echevarria and Tripp Vinson attending. Pilot will be screened.

"Battlestar Galactica" 35th Anniversary: Room Cf, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Richard Hatch, Michael Nankin, Dr. Kevin Grazier, Michael Angeli, »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Comic-Con 2013: The full TV line-up

7 July 2013 2:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

It’s time to finalize those Comic-Con schedules.

With the annual pop culture-paloooza just weeks away, the event’s organizers have finally released an official schedule, and if you thought your schedule looked packed based on initial panel reports, prepare yourself for more than a few tough choices.

For those not attending the Con, which runs July 17-21, stay close to EW.com all Comic-Con week long for live coverage, including breaking news, interviews and more. (Bookmark this.)

Here’s the full rundown of the TV line-up. Head to Inside Movies to create more schedule conflicts for yourself with the complete movie highlights list. »

- Sandra Gonzalez

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Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Saturday, July 20th

6 July 2013 2:55 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Comic-Con International has announced the schedule for the third day of San Diego Comic-Con 2013 on Saturday, July 20. You can clickHere to check out the full schedule, including comic book-related events, but we have pulled out all the movie, DVD, and TV-related panels right here. Take a look at what this day has to offer.

10:00 Am - 11:00 Am A&E Bates Motel

The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to »

- MovieWeb

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Comic-Con 2013 Saturday TV panels: 'Vampire Diaries,' 'Person of Interest,' 'Himym' and more

6 July 2013 12:50 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

Saturday at Comic-Con is stacked with TV panels as CW hits including "The Vampire Diaries" and "Arrow" join fan favorites "Once Upon a Time," "Grimm," "Family Guy," "Bates Motel" and "Person of Interest," plus the Con debut of "How I Met Your Mother."

All that plus the CW's promising new series "The Tomorrow People" and "The Originals," more Fox animation, "Futurama," Syfy's "Warehouse 13" and "Being Human," NBC's "Revolution" and Cinemax's "Strike Back." Good luck trying to follow it all.

Check out the full Saturday schedule on the Comic-Con official site or peruse the TV panel highlights below:

"A&E Bates Motel" (10:00am - 11:00am, Room 6A): The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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'The Sidekick' Trailer: Superhero Short Features the Other Guys in Tights

6 July 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Being Robin has its perks, chief among them the sweet hang time with Batman, but for the most part fighting crime as a superhero sidekick isn't all it's cracked up to be.

In "The Sidekick," a superhero short starring Rob Benedict (who also wrote the film), Ron Livingston, Lizzy Caplan, Josh Meyers, Ian Barinholtz, and others, a slew of number twos in tights lament their chosen line of work while also setting out to be the best they can be. But in the case of Benedict's Max McCabe, an unemployed and glaringly inept sidekick, his best may not be good enough.

"Sidekicks are a dying breed," says Barinholtz's Spandex-wearing character. "We have no relevance in this digital age."

"The Sidekick" will premiere at San Diego Comic-Con on July 18, where Benedict hopes to drum up interest for more from his quirky characters.

"Comic-Con has become a breeding ground for what's next in entertainment, »

- Laura Larson

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'The Getaway': Joel McHale, Aziz Ansari, and the full lineup of vacationing celebs -- Exclusive

5 July 2013 6:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Esquire Network (the re-branded G4 channel) debuts this fall with several original series. But the one I’m most excited about is The Getaway (Sept. 25 at 9 p.m.). From executive producer Anthony Bourdain and Zero Point Zero Production, each hour-long episode features a revolving cast of travel-loving celebs who take viewers on a tour of some of the world’s greatest cities. And since it’s the closest I’ll ever get to actually traveling with Joel McHale, I’ll gladly live vicariously through my DVR. A few of the participating celebrities had previously been announced, but check out the »

- Breia Brissey

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Comic-Con: TV Panel Round-Up

27 June 2013 1:30 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

A massive round up of all the panels concerning TV shows, their guests, with dates and times and room numbers (for most), has been circulating the webs. We have it for you below, and will update when we see fit.

For example, absent from the list is the Falling Skies panel, which takes place on Friday July 19th and Bates Motel on Saturday July 20th at 10 Am. 

Wednesday, July 17

• Pilot screenings: Almost Human (Fox), The Originals (CW), The Tomorrow People (CW), The 100 (CW)

• Psych musical midnight screening.

Thursday, July 18

The X-Files 20th anniversary (Fox): Panel will feature writers from the series including creator Chris Carter, David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin MOrgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong. Talent Tbd.

• Psych (USA Network): Panelists Tbd. Moderated by guest star Cary Elwes.

• Hannibal (NBC): Panelists include Bryan Fuller, Hugh Dancy, David Slade and Martha De Laurentiis »

- Andy Greene

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Hulu upfronts: Exclusive art from Seth Meyers' 'The Awesomes,' plus Chris O'Dowd's 'Moone Boy' gets a premiere date

30 April 2013 8:30 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

One of the first things Seth Meyers and Michael Shoemaker realized they had in common when they met at Saturday Night Live in 2001 was a love of comic books. They always thought it’d be fun to do an animated show for adults about superheroes, and around 2006, the idea for The Awesomes began to crystallize. But it didn’t become a reality until they found the 10-episode series a home at Hulu, where it will premiere Aug. 1 (after a planned screening and panel at Comic-Con in July). The story revolves around the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and »

- Mandi Bierly

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TV on Tap: Jimmy Fallon Will Take Over "The Tonight Show," "The Walking Dead" Promotes Three and the Wait for "Hannibal" Is Over

4 April 2013 5:03 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

The cast of Hannibalhopes you don't ahve dinner plans and are open to new experiences.

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NBC finally made it official that Jimmy Fallon will become host of The Tonight Show in 2014, settling weeks of rumor saying this was about to happen. Now there's the question of the new Late Night host.

The Walking Dead has promoted three cast members to regulars — Chad L. Coleman, Sonequa Martin-Green and Emmily Kinney (that's Tyreese, Sasha and Beth)

Syfy has ordered a new competition series, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Exit is based on a Japanese show and follows four teams trying to make it out of a series of four rooms, facing a variety of puzzles.

I may love watching Mad Men but covering it in the listings is a pain thanks to generic episode teasers like (I kid you not) "Don launches a new campaign," "Peggy ponders taking a trip" or "Pete encounters an interesting stranger. »

- LyleMasaki

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What to Watch Thursday: New Girl's Special Date, Hannibal Is Served, Men at Work and More

4 April 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

On TV this Thursday: A fancy fellow interrupts a New Girl date (on a special night), NBC serves up a first course of Hannibal, the Big Bang guys try for tenure and TBS’ Men get back to work. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm The Big Bang Theory (CBS) | Regina King (Southland) is back as Mrs. Davis when Leonard, Sheldon and Raj fight for tenure – and the competition heats up when the girls get involved.

8 pm Community (NBC) | Susan B. Anthony was a pioneer for women’s suffrage. »

- Kimberly Roots

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'Mindy Project': Mindy Kaling on Danny and Mindy's future and revolving love interests

2 April 2013 5:59 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

It's a big week for Fox's "The Mindy Project." The freshman comedy will air two episodes -- one tonight (April 2) and another on Thursday (April 4) following "American Idol" and a special "New Girl" -- and introduce two new love interests for series creator and star Mindy Kaling's character Dr. Mindy Lahiri.

Anders Holm ("Workaholics") begins a four-episode arc tonight as a character Kaling describes as a "minster with a lot of swagger. It's almost like he's a minister crossed with a Vegas party promoter."

He and Mindy quickly hit it off and enter into what Kaling calls Mindy's "raciest relationship yet. It's a very funny dynamic to have that with a Christian minister."

Thursday's episode welcomes guest star Josh Meyers (of "Mad TV" and the real life young brother of "Saturday Night Live" head writer Seth Meyers, who guest starred in "Mindy" episode "Hiring and Firing" earlier this season »

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