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Kristen Schaal -- Leslie Jones Troll Lost Freedom of Speech (Video)

21 July 2016 6:57 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

[[tmz:video id="0_gx90nvxu"]] The guy Leslie Jones blamed for sparking a wave of hatred against her absolutely deserves to be silenced because even the First Amendment has limits ... according to Kristen Schaal. The 'Last Man on Earth' star came out firmly on Leslie's side in her nasty battle with Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos. While many think Twitter went too far in deleting his account after Leslie was inundated by racist trolling -- Kristen says the guy went "over »

- TMZ Staff

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Nice Terrorist Attack: Kristen Schaal, Carrie Brownstein & More From Indie Community Share Prayers

15 July 2016 9:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday, July 14, a terrorist attack took place in Nice, France during a Bastille Day firework celebration, leaving 84 dead and 202 injured. A truck, with several occupants, appeared to have accelerated as it crashed into a crowd.

According to the New York Times, the government identified the attacker as a 31-year-old native of Tunisia. It also extended a national state of emergency as it took in the shock of having a third major terrorist attack in 19 months.

“We will not give in to the terrorist threat,” Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Friday morning. “The times have changed, and France is going to have to live with terrorism.”

At this moment no organized group has been named responsible for the attack, but the investigation still continues. 

Since the news of the devastating incident, celebrities such as Kristen Schaal have expressed their condolences on social media. “My heart goes out to Nice tonight, »

- Liz Calvario

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Music Video: The National & Låpsley Sing ‘Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom’

14 July 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In the sixth season finale of “Bob’s Burgers,” Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin) prepares for a big interview with Coasters Magazine that is set to put his restaurant on the map. Unfortunately, his kids Louise (Kristen Schaal), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Tina (Dan Mintz) are causing a ruckus with their long-running “goop war,” where someone tricks another into feeling a goop-like substance. Bob accidentally gets caught in their goop war when he finds himself glued to the toilet, a Louise prank meant for Gene, mere hours before the Coasters Magazine people come. While his family and friends try to pull him off, he ends up singing a musical duet with Louise, who feels guilty for accidentally gluing her father to the toilet, called “Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom.”

Read More: ‘Bob’s Burgers’: Ranking the Best Episodes With an Eye For the Emmys

Now, indie rock band »

- Vikram Murthi

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Music Video: The National & Låpsley Sing ‘Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom’

14 July 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In the sixth season finale of “Bob’s Burgers,” Bob Belcher (H. Jon Benjamin) prepares for a big interview with Coasters Magazine that is set to put his restaurant on the map. Unfortunately, his kids Louise (Kristen Schaal), Gene (Eugene Mirman), and Tina (Dan Mintz) are causing a ruckus with their long-running “goop war,” where someone tricks another into feeling a goop-like substance. Bob accidentally gets caught in their goop war when he finds himself glued to the toilet, a Louise prank meant for Gene, mere hours before the Coasters Magazine people come. While his family and friends try to pull him off, he ends up singing a musical duet with Louise, who feels guilty for accidentally gluing her father to the toilet, called “Bad Stuff Happens In The Bathroom.”

Read More: ‘Bob’s Burgers’: Ranking the Best Episodes With an Eye For the Emmys

Now, indie rock band »

- Vikram Murthi

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Brad Neely’s Adult Swim Show: How An Internet Pioneer Found New Audiences on Vine and TV

7 July 2016 11:27 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

If you read this article and still can’t remember the title of “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio,” that’s fine. “It’s intentionally meaningless,” said creator Brad Neely, speaking to IndieWire by phone last week, “which is a lot harder than you would imagine.”

Nonsense seems to be a strong suit for Neely, whose animated sketch show premieres on Adult Swim July 10. The first 10-minute episode made waves when it premiered on Vine last week, a first for the short-form video app, which typically hosts six-second videos. (Vine recently expanded its maximum time-limit to 140 seconds, but Neely’s show is the app’s first full-length video.) “Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio” consists of short sketches that bear no relation to the previous one, but they’re all just wacky enough to appeal to Vine’s Adhd-addled viewers.

Read More: Aduly Swim: Out of 47 Shows on Their Current Slate, »

- Jude Dry

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BoJack Horseman: Netflix Previews Season Three of Animated Comedy

30 June 2016 4:38 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Don't be a neigh-sayer. Below, watch the official third season trailer for the animated BoJack Horseman TV show, premiering on Netflix, Friday, July 22, 2016. BoJack was a TV in the '90s. Now with a new hit movie, he is an Oscar contender, dealing with (and complaining about) all the trappings, questions, and consequences of fame.Will Arnett stars as BoJack Horseman. Amy Sedaris voices his agent, a cat named Princess Carolyn. Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, and Paul F. Tompkins also star. BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg. Guests in past series include Stanley Tucci, Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Kristen Schaal, and Lisa Kudrow.Read More… »


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Kristen Schaal joins the Captain Underpants movie

30 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we brought you the first poster for Captain Underpants, the upcoming animated movie adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s bestselling children’s book series, and now Entertainment Weekly is reporting that comedian Kristen Schaal has joined the voice cast of the DreamWorks film.

Schall is set to voice lunch lady Edith, the love-interest of Mr. Krupp (Ed Helms), the principal of Jerome Horwitz Elementary School, who unknowingly moonlights as the superhero Captain Underpants after being hypnotized by two young pupils, George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch).

Rob Letterman (Goosebumps) is directing the film from a script by Nick Stoller (The Muppets), while the voice cast also includes Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) as Professor Poopypants and Jordan Peele (Keanu) as child genius Melvin. It is set for release on June 2nd 2017.


- Gary Collinson

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Comic-Con 2016: Game of Thrones, Orphan Black Added to Panel Lineup

28 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.

PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows

We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!

Wednesday, July 20

6 pm Warner Bros. Television’s annual “Preview Night” will unspool the pilot episodes for NBC’s Powerless, »

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‘Prison Break’ and ’24: Legacy’ Heading to Comic-Con 2016

20 June 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.

The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.

Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.

Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Comic-Con 2016: Prison Break, Bones, 24: Legacy, Scream Queens Among First Announced TV Panels

20 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Michael and Lincoln are hightailing it to San Diego.

Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2016 slate and a panel for Fox’s 9-episode Prison Break revival is on the docket, with returning cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and Robert Knepper all confirmed to attend.

VideosPrison Break: Michael and Lincoln Reunite in Trailer for Fox Revival

Bones will make its last Sdcc appearance ahead of its 12th and final season with nearly its entire cast — Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tj Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd included — present.

High profile reboot »

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Movie Review – The Boss (2016)

17 June 2016 11:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Boss, 2016.

Directed by Ben Falcone.

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell, Ella Anderson, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine, Cecily Strong, Kristen Schaal, Ben Falcone, and Kathy Bates.


A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

Schmaltz, chicken fat melted as a basis to fry, is a mainstay amongst traditional Jewish cooking. It’s comically terrible for you, yet it’s brilliant, on everything. Try making Matzah Balls without Schmaltz, they taste like hair bobbles. It’s a vital part of Jewish cooking. Clearly, Melissa McCarthy and director/partner Ben Falcone adore schmatlz. The Boss, the lame, limp follow up to the similarly lame, limp Tammy comes drenched in chicken fat.

McCarthy stars as obnoxious, bafflingly popular Michelle Darnell, an »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Last Man on Earth: Castmembers Brainstorm Season Three

14 June 2016 9:35 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

What will happen in season three of The Last Man on Earth? Recently, the castmembers of the Fox series brainstormed some possible season three plans, reports Deadline.

The comedy stars Will Forte as Phil, a man who thinks he's the last person on Earth after a deadly virus has wiped out the planet's population. However, he soon discovers he's not alone. The cast also includes Kristen Schaal, January Jones, and Mary Steenburgen.



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These shows would make great Emmy nominees

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories. That means it's time for my annual thought exercise, where I pretend that I'm an Academy member and try to figure out how I would fill out my ballot in the major categories. The whole thing becomes trickier with each passing year, just because there are so many shows and performances worthy of at least consideration: when I made my first run through the ballot, jotting down contenders in each big category, I wound up with 26 potential Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, for instance. It does give me a sense of how challenging this must be for the actual Emmy voters, especially since most of them have much less time to actually watch TV than I do. I'm using the same rules as usual: 1)I only consider shows and performances that were submitted. So even if I wanted to put, say, Hugh Dancy on my ballot for his work in the final season of Hannibal, I couldn't, because he only submitted his work on Hulu's The Path. 2)I can't move things into other categories to suit my preference. I can't treat Horace and Pete like a limited series, even though that's clearly what it was, because the Academy let Louis C.K. submit it in the drama categories, and I can't take a largely dramatic half-hour like Transparent or Togetherness out of the comedy categories. 3)I don't consider shows and performances that I didn't watch much, if at all, this season. Based on the last time I was a regular viewer of Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black, for instance, I suspect Eva Green and Tatiana Maslany would both be incredibly strong contenders for the drama lead actress category, but I haven't seen a second of either show's eligible season. Back in the days before Peak TV, it would make me crazy when actors were obviously nominated based on their work from previous seasons, rather than anything they had done in the current year, so I'm not going to make any nominations based on similar assumptions. Also, because so much of the biggest action this year is in the limited series categories (even sans Horace and Pete), I'm going to make picks there, when usually I've stuck with the comedy and drama fields. So here we go... Outstanding Comedy Series black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Review (Comedy Central) Transparent (Amazon) Veep (HBO) You're the Worst (FX) As I alluded to above, this was a tough one, especially since there are so many different kinds of "comedy" up for consideration. I could have surrounded Transparent and You're the Worst with a bunch of other half-hours that trended more towards the dramatic this year (say, Casual, Baskets, Togetherness, and Girls), or put on both of the CW's delightful Monday hour-long comedies in Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or loaded up on the resurgent broadcast network comedy scene and paired black-ish with the likes of The Grinder, The Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Fresh Off the Boat. And I haven't even mentioned Broad City or Lady Dynamite or Catastrophe or Silicon Valley or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a bunch of others that I'm not happy to not have on my final list. But these six were ultimately the ones that stuck with me the most, in some cases very long after they first aired. Outstanding Drama Series The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Happy Valley (Netflix) Horace and Pete ( The Leftovers (HBO) UnREAL (Lifetime) Because so many great shows like Fargo and American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson have gotten themselves categorized as limited series, this wasn't quite as impossible a category to cull down to six choices, even if I changed my mind five different times between including UnREAL, Mr. Robot, or Halt and Catch Fire for that last spot. The Leftovers was my favorite show of last year, and assuming its final season gets bumped to 2017, Horace and Pete and The Americans are the two front-runners to finish atop my best of list for this year. With Mad Men gone, and limited series more competitive, I'm holding out the faintest of hope that Americans can follow the Friday Night Lights pattern and start getting nominated late in its run after being largely ignored early on. Outstanding Limited Series American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Roots (History) Show Me a Hero (HBO) What an amazing resurgence for a format the rest of the TV business had all but ceded to HBO for the last decade. All six of these projects were extraordinary in different ways, and any one of them would be a more than deserving winner, though I'm assuming People v. O.J. is going to sweep its way through most of the limited series categories. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, black-ish Andrew Daly, Review Chris Geere, You're the Worst Rob Lowe, The Grinder Fred Savage, The Grinder Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Some years, I set a rule that I will only nominate one actor per show, but I couldn't choose between the two Grinder leads, who were as perfect a crazy man/straight man pairing as TV has had in quite some time. Anderson and Geere did great work flipping back and forth between silliness and pathos this year (I still choke up thinking about Dre's Obama speech from the black-ish episode about how to talk to your kids about black people being shot by cops), Tambor was once again stunning in a largely dramatic performance (that is, again, eligible here, in a category that isn't Funniest Actor in a Comedy Series), and Daly's absolute commitment to the awfulness of Forrest MacNeil's life made the second Review season even funnier, and darker, than the first. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete Louis C.K., Horace and Pete Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Justin Theroux, The Leftovers Horace and Pete was another case of my inability to choose between two actors from the same show, as by the end, C.K.'s work was just as nuanced and devastating as the more experienced Buscemi's. Malek was so riveting that he made a lot of pieces of Mr. Robot work that would have failed utterly in the hands of an even slightly less gifted performer, Theroux's work in the last few Leftovers season 2 episodes left me a wreck, Odenkirk continues to demonstrate surprising depths as a dramatic actor, and it's absurd that Matthew Rhys has yet to be nominated for all he does on Americans. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Bryan Cranston, All the Way James Franco, 11.22.63 Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero Regé-Jean Page, Roots Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Patrick Wilson, Fargo Cranston and Franco both gave tremendous performances in ultimately flawed projects. Isaac somehow made all the exposition and policy wonkery of Show Me a Hero entertaining and tragic, Page and Vance were enormously charismatic as men who were flashy on the outside and deeply pained on the inside, and Patrick Wilson basically turned into Gary Cooper and became the powerful, still center around which all the craziness of Fargo season 2 could orbit. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aya Cash, You're the Worst Gillian Jacobs, Love Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Michaela Watkins, Casual Louis-Drefyus will — deservedly — keep winning this category until either Veep ends or she pulls a Candice Bergen and withdraws herself from consideration. So it almost doesn't matter who gets nominated alongside her. But the other performances I chose were all wonderfully nuanced and complicated as they painted very different portraits of women who are all damaged in some way, and any of them would make an incredibly deserving winner if Louis-Dreyfus were to pull a Larry David and somehow offend everyone in Los Angeles at the same time. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Shiri Appleby, UnREAL Kerry Bishé, Halt and Catch Fire Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones Keri Russell, The Americans The Pov structure of Leftovers season 2 rendered everyone but Theroux a supporting player, but since Coon submitted herself here, I'm picking her, because when she was on screen, she was spectacular. Bishé was the highlight of the much-improved second season of Halt, Lancashire remains indelible on Happy Valley, Ritter lived up to all of my hopes for Jessica Jones, and refer to my Matthew Rhys comment when it comes to his TV spouse. The real surprise of the group is Appleby, who had never suggested the kind of depth and force that her role on UnREAL has allowed her to play. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Rachel McAdams, True Detective Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime As with the corresponding male category, we've got a couple of performances here (Keough and McAdams) that transcended iffy shows. You could argue that any or all of Dunst, Huffman, and Taylor belong in the supporting field, but they were all wonderful, even if they all understandably seem destined to lose to Paulson. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Louie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Christopher Meloni, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley Timothy Simons, Veep Honestly, I could make this an all-Veep category — say, with Simons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Matt Walsh (or swap any two of them out for Hugh Laurie and Reid Scott) — and it would be a completely respectable list. Instead, I decided to limit myself to one guy, and the New Hampshire election story has given Simons a chance to shine like never before. As for the others, Braugher is a national treasure, Camil may be playing the most reliable joke machine on television, Meloni stole First Day of Camp the same way he stole the original movie, and Miller got to add some surprising emotion to Erlich Bachman's usual hilarious buffoonery. And Anderson is, like Tambor, giving an almost entirely dramatic performance (and also playing a woman), but in a way that never feels like a gimmick. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Alan Alda, Horace and Pete Dylan Baker, The Americans Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Lance Reddick, Bosch Even if the Academy at large didn't watch Horace and Pete, I expect Alda will be nominated on name recognition alone, and when they see him give the performance of his career, he'll hopefully win. Baker sketched out a complicated and tragic character in the space of 13 episodes, Banks continued finding new gravitas inside Mike Ehrmantraut, Carroll knocked me out as much as his more well-known co-stars, Dinklage remains so much fun that he can even carry a long scene where he's acting against thin air disguised as CGI dragons, and Reddick also did the best work of his career on the largely unheralded Bosch. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ted Danson, Fargo Connor Jessup, American Crime Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager Zahn McClarnon, Fargo Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo Unfortunately, I assume John Travolta has one of these spots in the bag. And the only reason Jessup is here and not in the lead category is because he's young and relatively unknown. But this is still one of the most competitive groups in the whole field, and I'd love to see one of the more unheralded actors eligible win it, even though Danson and Laurie were both superb in the kinds of roles they don't usually play. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show Kether Donohue, You're the Worst Allison Janney, Mom Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Amanda Peet, Togetherness Kristen Schaal, Last Man on Earth Janney, like Louis-Dreyfus, may have a stranglehold on her category for a while, and she's terrific enough — at both the light and dark parts of Mom — that I can't get too annoyed with it. This is another extremely deep category, which I tried to cover with a variety of different kinds of performances from different kinds of shows. There's Devine playing extremely big — and yet still human enough to be at the center of an episode about clinical depression — on Carmichael (where David Alan Grier would also be a fine nominee on the male side), McKinnon carrying SNL, Donohue and Peet doing a mix of utter silliness and something much messier, and Schaal turning out in time to be the very best part of Last Man. I'd have liked to find room for some of the Transparent actresses or Zosia Mamet or a bunch of others, but you've gotta make choices when you play this game. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Ann Dowd, The Leftovers Regina King, The Leftovers Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul Alison Wright, The Americans Constance Zimmer, UnREAL Nope. Not gonna leave out one of the three Leftovers ladies here. (As a past winner, King is the most likely to get an actual nomination.) Seehorn, meanwhile, essentially became co-lead for much of Saul season 2, and was so likable and vulnerable and interesting that it felt like she was adding to Jimmy's story rather than taking away from it. Wright was stronger than ever on Americans, even though Martha was in crisis throughout, and Zimmer was every bit Shiri Appleby's dramatic equal as part of the UnREAL two-hander. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Rachel Keller, Fargo Regina King, American Crime Cristin Milioti, Fargo Anika Noni Rose, Roots Jean Smart, Fargo Another category where I went with three from one show, reflecting both the great work of Keller, Milioti, and Smart, but also the relative shallowness of this particular field. King is one of several actors this year who, thanks to the proliferation of limited series and shows with shorter seasons, has a realistic shot at being nominated for two different performances. Colman had a bunch of great moments during The Night Manager (particularly the monologue about why her character was so interested in taking down Hugh Laurie), and Rose was one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble. What does everybody else think? What nominations are you most hoping to see? Alan Sepinwall may be reached at »

- Alan Sepinwall

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5 Best Series to Watch Before Entering Parenthood

7 June 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

There's no proven way to completely prepare for the diaper deluge, the restaurant tantrums, and the rest of the beautiful chaos of being a parent. Life and children are too unpredictable. But there are a few TV shows that explore the hardest job you'll ever love in a way that goes a little deeper than the average laugh-tracked family sitcom. These are the series that don't incorporate kids just so they can deliver their catchphrases and then adorably toddle off into the wings. These show depict motherhood and fatherhood in all their messy glory, from major childhood milestones to everyday dilemmas.

You'll find comedies and dramas both on this list. Because while there's no more emotional a relationship than the one between a parent and a child, the process of raising little humans is rich with opportunities for all sorts of mishaps and humor. If you're getting ready to take on the job, »

- Sage Young

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Giveaway – Win a merchandise pack for The Boss!

6 June 2016 4:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its release this Friday (June 10th), we’ve got two merchandise packs for Melissa McCarthy’s new film The Boss up for grabs courtesy of the lovely people at Universal Pictures UK. Read on for a synopsis and details on how to enter…

Academy Award-nominated star Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” “The Heat,” “Tammy”) headlines “The Boss” as a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.

The Boss sees Melissa McCarthy joined in the cast by Kristen Bell, Peter Dinklage, Kathy Bates, Tyler Labine, Margo Martindale and Kristen Schaal.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, June 19th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

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By entering this competition you »

- Gary Collinson

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy

2 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

At this point, the question isn’t whether Julia Louis-Dreyfus will score her fifth consecutive nomination for her role as President Selina Meyer on the HBO comedy “Veep,” but whether her winning streak will end. The actress has watched her character go from the titular vice president to leader of the free world, collecting a string of statues along the way. While Candice Bergen managed to score five wins for “Murphy Brown,” even she didn’t do it in a row.

But there are some new faces poised to take the prize this year, from Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) to Amy Schumer (“Inside Amy Schumer”), who is on a hot streak herself. In addition, many actresses who have never scored a nom are coming off great second seasons, including Ellie Kemper (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”), Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”) and Constance Wu (“Fresh Off the Boat. »

- Variety Staff

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The Muppets: New Job Ideas for Unemployed Puppets

27 May 2016 7:13 PM, PDT | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Muppets take...unemployment. The Muppets TV show was cancelled by ABC after one season. Kind-hearted Comedy Central is so concerned for their plight that @Midnight with Chris Hardwick gathered Kristen Schaal, Fozzie Bear, and John Hodgman together, to brainstorm new ideas for the out-of-work Muppets. The brainstorming comes about as part of a game show format segment. Watch it, below.



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BoJack Horseman Announces Season 3 Premiere Date

26 May 2016 6:06 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

BoJack Horseman will return to Netflix with its third season on July 22nd 2016 – and that news is straight from the horse’s mouth. Answering a question fans have been asking since the animated comedy series was renewed last year, star Will Arnett used Twitter to release a short clip, informing his followers of the all-important date.

All the drama. All the BoJack. He’s back.

Will Arnett™ (@arnettwill) May 25, 2016

BoJack Horseman was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg, and takes a satirical swipe at celebrity culture, and the machinations of Hollywood. Will Arnett voices the titular character who – in a world where anthropomorphic animals and humans live side-by-side – is the former of star of a popular 1990s sitcom. BoJack seeks to regain cultural relevance by dictating a tell-all biography to ghostwriter Diane Nguyen (Alison Brie), while dealing with a freeloading room-mate (Aaron Paul), a social and professional rival »

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Bob's Burgers 100th Episode/Season Finale Sneak Peek, Plus: The Cast Chooses Its Favorite Episodes

20 May 2016 10:49 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

After six seasons on the air, not only will Bob’s Burgers grill up its 100th episode Sunday, the milestone will come with a side of season finale, as well.

The two-part event begins at 8:30/7:30c, when Tina works on earning her next Thunder Girls badge by volunteering at a nursing home whose residents make her reconsider her ideas about love. (Raising Hope alum Cloris Leachman lends her voice to the ep.)

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Then, at 9:30, the second half of the finale centers on how a »

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'Bob's Burgers' Originally Featured a Family of Cannibals and Other Secrets Revealed in THR's Oral History

19 May 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Since the January 2011 launch of Bob's Burgers, the animated series — about a burger-joint proprietor and his eccentric family — has gone from bubble show to bona fide hit, generating critical acclaim and averaging a 1.4 rating among adults 18-to-49 in live-plus-7 numbers. The 2014 Emmy winner — the brainchild of Loren Bouchard, 46 — also has made recognizable stars of voice castmembers like Kristen Schaal and Jon Benjamin. Ahead of its 100th episode (May 22), THR spoke with the executive producers and executives behind the series about the original Hannibal-esque pitch,

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