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2013 | 2012

6 items from 2013


TV highlights 09/12/2013

8 December 2013 11:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Football: Swansea City v Hull City | The Royal Variety Performance | MasterChef: The Professionals | Ripper Street | Liberty Of London | The Happenings | Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves | Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net

Football: Swansea City v Hull City

7pm, Sky Sports 1

A battle between two Cities, though with one of those Cities soon to be Tigers, should Hull owner Assem Allam's rebranding move go ahead. Despite fan rancour over the prospective name change, on the pitch Hull look in decent nick, with Steve Bruce's side managing an impressive victory over Liverpool last weekend. Swansea, so far, have struggled to balance domestic and European duties, though they are probably better than their current middling league position suggests. Gwilym Mumford

The Royal Variety Performance

7.30pm, ITV

The most mainstream event in the TV schedules, the annual comedy and music show isn't without its historically interesting moments: this, after all, was where »

- Gwilym Mumford, John Robinson, Hannah Verdier, Jonathan Wright, Ben Arnold, Julia Raeside, David Stubbs

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Comedy Gives Back Out To Better The World During YouTube Comedy Week

16 May 2013 10:13 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

I fully expect a lot of the jokes during YouTube Comedy Week to be ethically questionable and morally wrong, but at least one event during the week will be socially just. Comedy Gives Back, an organization that uses laughter to better the world, has teamed up with Jash to produce an "International Comedy show" on May 20th. The show will be on the Monday of Comedy Week, with Rob Delaney, Rove McManus, Greg Berhandt and Matt Kirshen performing. Tickets are free, as Comedy Gives Back will attempt to drum up support for its main project: a 24-hour live streamed comedy event that will go down on November 6. That event will work with the Malaria No More charity to help Africa fight the deadly disease, which kills thousands of the continent's inhabitants every day. To help promote the show, Comedy No More has released a promo video featuring Dane Cook, Kevin Nealon, »

- Sam Gutelle

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TV on Tap: FX Announces a Spin-Off Channel, "New Girl" Gets Taylor Swift, and Don't Hope to See Sal Return to "Mad Men"

29 March 2013 4:38 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

You wouldn't want the network of Once Upon a Time to run out of Happy Endings would you?

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The big news is that FX announced that the Fox Soccer channel will be turned into a sister channel of FX. Fxx will focus on younger viewers than FX. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Legit and The League (which were all renewed for additional seasons) will move to the network along with Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which will become a daily late night talk show. Combined, the two networks (along with the movie-focused Fxm channel) hopes to create 25 hours of original programming.

Meanwhile, the mothership FX has renewed Justified for a fifth season and ordered its first mini-series, a 10-episode adaptation of Fargo, which will follow the same basic characters dealing with a new crime. The channel is also developing a handful of potential series including a portrait of »

- LyleMasaki

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BBC America Announces Lineup for Season 1 of The Nerdist

26 March 2013 4:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Press Release:

BBC America Announces The Nerdist Guest Line-up Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Gillian Jacobs and Matt Smith among the first stars to join Chris Hardwick for the first season in his new studio

Los Angeles – March 24, 2013 – Your favorite nerd, Chris Hardwick, swoops in to your Saturday night’s with 10 all-new episodes of his comedy-variety talk-show, The Nerdist, premiering Saturday, March 30th at 10pm Et as part of Supernatural Saturday.

Guests announced today for this season include: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Matt Smith, Katee Sackhoff, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Rooker, Guillermo Del Toro, Gillian Jacobs, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, Karen Gillan, Bobak Ferdowsi, Jenna-Louise Coleman and others to come.

Stand-up performances include: Ron Funches, Rob Hubel, Kyle Kinane, Matt Kirshen, Natasha Leggero, Paul Scheer and more to come.

The comedian, writer, Doctor Who evangelist and web pundit invites some of today’s hottest actors, writers, »

- Erin Willard

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Chris Hardwick Welcomes Elijah Wood, Gillian Jacobs and Other to The Nerdist

25 March 2013 3:33 PM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Chris Hardwick’s show, The Nerdist, on BBC America is gearing up for its third season, which is premiering this Saturday, March 30. Filled to the brim with as many “nerdy” guest stars as can be found, The Nerdist takes a look at what it’s like to be a nerd, stimulating great conversation. When the new season premieres, there will be plenty of faces joining Hardwick, some of whom have made appearances on his other talk show, Talking Dead. If you thought the first two seasons had great names from nerd culture, you haven’t seen anything yet.

The 10-episode season will, according to Deadline, feature the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Matt Smith, Katee Sackhoff, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Rooker, Guillermo Del Toro, Gillian Jacobs, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, Karen Gillan, Bobak Ferdowsi, Jenna-Louise Coleman and more are still to be announced. I »

- Brody Gibson

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Guillermo Del Toro, Katee Sackhoff Top ‘Nerdist’ Lineup

24 March 2013 12:13 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

The upcoming season of Chris Hardwick‘s BBC America series The Nerdist is starting strong with a guest lineup that draws from nerd royalty and from Hardwick’s other steady TV hosting gig on AMC, Talking Dead. BBC America has revealed the 10-episode new season will see appearances by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg, Dominic Monaghan, Elijah Wood, Matt Smith, Katee Sackhoff, Tatiana Maslany, Michael Rooker, Guillermo Del Toro, Gillian Jacobs, Robert Kirkman, Buzz Aldrin, Karen Gillan, Bobak Ferdowski, Jenna-Louise Coleman and others to be announced. The show will also feature standup from the likes of Kyle Kinane, Matt Kirshen, Natasha Leggero, Paul Scheer Ron Funches and Rob Hubel. The Nerdist airs Saturday nights at 10 Pm as part of BBC America’s ‘Supernatural Saturday’ lineup. The new season starts March 30. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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