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1. Key and Peele, "Family Matters" I've always liked Key and Peele, but also found it a little frustrating. Their sketches were so tightly constructed (often sticking to a very Upright Citizens Brigade school of comedy, which makes sense since the theater's co-founder Ian Roberts is one of K&P''s co-showrunners) that they failed to be surprising. In season four, however, K&P solved that problem handily. The sketches became darker, stranger, and a bit looser. "Family Matters" pushes a simple idea — Family Matters' shift from a humble family sitcom into the wacky Steve Urkel show — and turns it into a brilliant, surprising, hilarious, supremely dark sketch. 2. Inside Amy Schumer, "A Very Realistic Military Game" Amy Schumer really put herself on the map in 2014. She did it by being viciously funny and totally fearless. Rape in the military does not sound like the most hilarious subject, but Schumer and her »
- Jesse David Fox
Page Six confirms Keira Knightley is expecting her first baby with husband James Righton. However, the two have yet to comment. [Vogue] Leonardo DiCaprio and his model girlfriend are splitsville after a year of dating. Does this explain the Art Basel escapades? [Perez Hilton] Serial host Sarah Koeing is Colbert’s favorite guest ever. [Vulture] The Mad Max: Fury Road trailer is setting the Internet on fire. Literally. [Vanity Fair] Slumdog Millionaire costars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel throw in the towel after six years of dating. [Us Weekly] Meryl Streep says playing a “bitch” comes naturally. We find that hard to believe, Meryl. [Page Six] Brandi Glanville opens up about her sexuality on HuffPost Live. [Gossip Cop] Modern Family didn’t receive a Golden Globe »
- Taylor Ferber
That’s the broadcast premiere date for K.C. Undercover, her new espionage-tinged comedy series, the actress/recording artist announced Wednesday — and TVLine’s got your first look at a fresh trailer, in which the titular teen-agent learns a lesson about texting while spying.
K.C. Undercover stars Zendaya, also a co-producer on the project, as K.C. Cooper, a high school math whiz and karate black-belt who learns that her parents (A Different World‘s Kadeem Hardison and The Client List‘s Tammy Townsend) are spies when »
Major changes are afoot for The Vampire Diaries‘ leading players — including a fan-favorite couple — and it all begins on Thursday’s midseason finale (The CW, 8/7c).
The first big shift happens between Stefan and Caroline, who bond over an unfortunate bit of news.
“Their friendship has been through a lot this season, and [Stefan] decides that not only does Caroline need to learn something she doesn’t want to learn, but that he’s the one who should tell her the news,” executive producer Caroline Dries tells TVLine. “What we’ll come to see in the next few episodes is that »
The CW’s Supernatural on Tuesday night scared up 2.62 million total viewers — rising 13 percent week-to-week to its largest audience since January (per finals) — and a 1.0 demo rating, up one tenth.
Opening the network’s night, The Flash‘s own winter finale drew 4.7 mil (its most watched episode since the premiere) and a 1.5, dipping a tenth.
CBS | Rudolph drew the night’s second-largest audience (10.6 mil) and demo rating (2.8). Leading out of an NCIS rerun (10.3 mil/1.7), the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (9.3 mil/3.4) aroused Tuesday’s biggest demo number — edging out even Sons of Anarchy‘s series finale (which notched a »
Oliver Queen is going to need a holiday, badly, after the events of Arrow‘s winter finale (airing tonight on The CW).
Having thus far eluded the wrath of League of Assassins overlord Ra’s al Ghul (played by Matt Nable), Oliver (Stephen Amell) will be delivered a message by Nyssa: Find League member Sara’s killer within 48 hours, or the people of Starling City will be executed, one by one.
And though Team Arrow has already worked diligently to find the person who silenced Canary, this challenge is not to one shrugged off. Says showrunner Marc Guggenheim, “The thing about the League of Assassins, »
Chancellor Jaha has finally reunited with his former space pals, and he’s got a plan to save them — well, most of them — from those no-good Grounders.
As the Grounders prepare for their all-out assault, TVLine’s exclusive clip from Wednesday’s The 100 (The CW, 9/8c) finds Jaha proposing that his crew makes tracks for the “City of Light,” a mere stone’s throw from the aptly named “Dead Zone.”
But is everyone on board with Jaha’s plan? Or will a certain blonde — perhaps one whose name rhymes with Flarke — stand up for those left behind in Mount Weather? »
Family Matters was a popular sitcom of the 90’s and was a key part of ABC’s Tgif lineup. The series ran for nine seasons and featured 215 family friendly episodes. Jaleel White, who played clumsy nerd Steve Urkel, stole the show and became the main character while the Winslow crew became secondary characters. It has been over 16 years since the comedy left the air. We at TV Overmind decided to take a trip down memory lane and share 10 facts you may not know about one of your favorite comedies. 1. Family Matters was a spin-off Family Matters was a spin-off of Perfect Strangers, which was also a popular sitcom that spent a majority of its run on the Tgif lineup. JoMarie Payton, who played matriarch Harriet Winslow on Family Matters, was featured on the series during the third and fourth season. Harriet was the elevator operator at the Chicago Chronicle where Larry and Balki… »
- Tim Gerstenberger
There have been a variety of things in the air in Sons of Anarchy‘s final season: bullets, bloodshed, Gemma’s complicated web of lies.
But until Tuesday’s episode, love hasn’t been one of them.
So, the emphasis on matters of the heart in the FX drama’s latest installment — including seven sex scenes at the top of the hour — was a little disorienting.
There was Jax and Winsome getting it on at Diosa (which was only a matter of time, considering how they first met); Gemma barely acknowledging Nero’s presence in bed; Tig and Venus sharing »
In honor of Supernatural's 200th episode, EW took a quick trip down the road so far. And by quick, we mean that we ranked every episode of Supernatural ever. From Sam and Dean's first battle against the Woman in White to Sam's recent rescue of Demon Dean, we left nothing out, and we're pretty sure it was just as difficult as that one time that Sam and Dean stopped the apocalypse. If you're looking for our Top 40 picks, check out gallery No. 1, and for our Worst 10, head here. For everything in between, scroll down, relive the memories (and »
- Samantha Highfill and Jonathon Dornbush
Adult Swim has just released an 11-minute short film/parody entitled Too Many Cooks that skewers 1980s TV show opening credits, which was written and directed by Chris 'Casper' Kelly.
The short has been airing over the past week as a part of Adult Swim's "Off the Air" programming, which airs at 4 Am, but now you can watch the madness right here. Too Many Cooks riffs on credit sequences from classic 1980s and 1990s shows such as Full House, Family Matters, Step by Step and even Wonder Woman.
We're not even sure if words can adequately describe what you are about to see, so just take a look for yourself and prepare for the madness.
Though it premiered at Comic-Con months ago, Key & Peele's '80s action spoof "Strike Force Eagle 3: The Reckoning" still makes me laugh even to think about now. The clothing. The music. The foley art of necks breaking. The sheer gall. The denim-shirted heroism. It is all hilarious, much like that "Family Matters" spoof. Just watch. And live. And then die if your neck is touched. (This is a just-released Nsfw version with full profanity.) Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows »
- Louis Virtel
What happens when one of your favorite television shows visits another one of your favorite television shows? Magic, that’s what! There’s a certain feeling you get from finding out your favorite characters exist in the same fantasy world as another one of your favorite characters, like you’ve been let in on some very special little secret (never mind that everyone else watching is in on that secret, too).
While some shows have recurring crossover characters — like the wonderful sharing of Ursula Buffay (Lisa Kudrow) on Friends and Mad About You — others are just a one-off, like the appearance of the cast of St. Elsewhere on the classic sitcom, Cheers. More recently, Parenthood jumped over to About A Boy and The Simpsons and Family Guy met in an epic battle (although that’s not our favorite Simpsons cross over — you’ll see). All this, plus the time Ray Romano »
- Kat George
Sitcoms have given us so much - laughs, convoluted misunderstandings and even life lessons. But on occasion, they also broke from the typical formula and gave us a few scares. Sometimes they did it to celebrate Halloween. Sometimes they just did it to freak out children in the audience who might not be in on the joke. Here, then, are a handful of the oddball episodes of classic sitcoms that you can watch right now online - and that you might not believe actually aired until you see them for yourself. The Facts of Life, "The Seven Little Indians" Aired: »
- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie
As we saw with their instant-classic Family Matters sketch, Key and Peele can turn anyone into a frightening horror villain. In their upcoming Halloween episode, which will air next Thursday, K&P might've found their most unexpected monster yet: a Make-a-Wish kid. Jordan Peele plays a dying boy who wants to use his wish to do some sick ssshhhhh, and Keegan-Michael Key plays the doctor who is like, "Wait, what?" The moral is clear: Dying children are hilarious! »
- Jesse David Fox
I grew up during the heyday of Tgif. I remember fondly going to my best friend’s house on a Friday after school and we would watch the classics: Family Matters, Step by Step, Boy Meets World, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Those were the glory days – when people would actually stay home on a Friday night and watch wholesome television. ABC even tried to bring the genre back in the mid 2000’s with 8 Simple Rules and Hope and Faith, but by then audiences had stopped caring. Then along came Shonda Rhimes. She first entered the scene in 2005 with a little show called Grey’s Anatomy. Now the writer/producer/director dominates Thursday nights with fan favorite Scandal and new hit How to Get Away with Murder. The night has been dubbed Tgit and has proven to be a ratings success for the alphabet network. Whether you are a fan of Scandal or not, »
- Tim Gerstenberger
“Buffy’s” Nicholas Brendon apologizes for arrest, says he’s going to rehab Brendon says in a Facebook post his arrest was the result of mixing prescription painkiller with alcohol. "The result was embarrassing and unacceptable,” he explains. "I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons.” “The Walking Dead” holds up in Week 2 with Peyton Manning as a competition About 15.143 million watched last night’s episode. Henry Rollins goes from History channel to “He Never Died” horror-comedy miniseries The punk rocker, who currently host H2’s “10 Things You Didn’t Know About,” has singed on to star in a miniseries based on the 2014 film “He Never Died,” which he also stars in. Click Read Full Post For More DirecTV’s “Full Circle” Season 2 cast includes Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, Kate Burton, Terry O’Quinn Also joining Season 2 are Chris Bauer, »
- Norman Weiss
The comedy duo Key & Peele recently took us back to 1997 and behind the scenes of one of the era’s most popular shows, Family Matters. When Comedy Central released the sketch on Youtube, it didn’t take long before it went viral.
Don’t get me wrong; The Family Matters sketch is pretty amazing, but for my money, the best skit from season four (so far), features two elderly church-goers named Georgina and Esther. Their conversations follow a formula that begins with the introduction of a sin followed by an increasingly vulgar condemnation of Satan. Leave it to Key and Peele to have their most vulgar sketch take place inside of a church. Watch the video below.
For a lot of years, television has been viewed as sort of second string to film. It was good, of course, but usually couldn’t match the quality of the high profile, big budget blockbusters we saw at the cinema. But recently, television has been making huge strides towards closing the gap, thanks to some tremendously innovative, groundbreaking programs. So it’s fair to say that in regards to the new crop of television shows premiering this fall, our expectations are understandably pretty high. We’ve gotten used to Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Orange is the New Black — goofy little Chuck Lorre comedies on NBC just aren’t going to cut it anymore for the discerning viewer. We have more refined tastes now.
The following shows are the programs that we think have the potential to be genuinely good. Tellingly, there’s a healthy mix between the networks, »
- Audrey Fox
“This was supposed to be a blue collar Cosby Show. Now you turn it into goddamn Quantum Leap? Who writes this shit?”
An extremely funny sketch from Key & Peele has been released called "Reginald VelJohnson." This comedy duo is awesome at taking topical, historical, and pop-culture oriented subjects and turning them in short film sketches. This latest one takes us back to the time of the popular family TV series Family Matters, and the when the character Steve Urkel became a pop culture icon.
The sketch features actor Reginald VelJohnson (Jordan Peele) storming into the office of a Family Matters studio executive (Keegan-Michael Key) to complain about how Urkel is taking over the hit series, which was originally supposed to be a family-based sitcom centered on the Winslows. The sketch then turns into a take on Urkel’s ridiculous inventions, which later tormented the character Carl Winslow both onscreen and, »
- Joey Paur
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