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Twin Peaks Episode 5 Recap: Did We Just Meet [Spoiler]'s Demon Spawn?

5 June 2017 5:14 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

So many familiar faces popped up in “Part 5” of Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival — and I think we can see all the far-flung storylines just starting to come together. But it was a minor footnote that finally got me bubbling over with excitement. As the credits rolled, a familiar name popped up in the crawl: angular young actor Eamon Farren is playing (drumroll) “Richard Horne.” That’s Horne, as in Horne’s Department Store, and “I’m Audrey Horne and I get what I want.” (And yes I stood up from my couch and screamed out “He’s a Horne! »

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How Will Lucifer Explain Resurrection? How Do Nashville Kids Know Daria? iZombie Confusion? And More TV Qs!

2 June 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Twin Peaks, The Americans, The Handmaid’s Tale and Nashville!

1 | For Twin Peaks‘ third and fourth episodes, where in Las Vegas did David Lynch find slot machines that still pay out in coins?!

2 | While watching Silicon Valley, how long did it take your sixth sense to scream in your ear, “Holy crap — it’s Haley Joel Osment!!”?

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In Praise of 'Daria': 20 Years Later

12 April 2017 6:59 AM, PDT | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

This year marks 20 years since the debut of Daria, the MTV series about a bespectacled, combat boot-wearing misfit whose defining trait was, on the surface, a deep disdain for those around her. In the years since viewers were first introduced to Daria Morgendorffer, she's become a heroine of sorts for many who saw (or still see) themselves as outsiders – particularly women – for whom mainstream depictions of non-traditional characters were, at the time, few and far between. (Cher from Clueless and the Spice Girls weren't exactly relatable if you were a weird girl in the 1990s. »

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TV's 15 Best Musical Episodes, Ranked (Plus the One Absolute Worst)

16 March 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Musical episode.” No two words strike fear in the hearts of network executives — and snark in the minds of critics — with greater expedience. But when done right, the result can be a beautiful thing.

VideosThe Flash and Supergirl Get Retro Glam in First Musical Crossover Promo

With two big-ticket musical episodes on the horizon — the Supergirl/Flash crossover airs Tuesday (The CW, 8/7c), while Once Upon a Time‘s song-and-dance hour will air later this season — TVLine decided to take a look back at some of our favorites from days (and shows) gone by.

Before you start whining about your favorites being omitted, »

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Daria: On the 20th Anniversary, Series Creators Recall the End of the MTV Series

3 March 2017 6:49 PM, PST | | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

It's been 20 years to the day since Daria premiered in 1997. In honor of the anniversary, the creators spoke with Variety about the history of the MTV series.Created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis, the animated show followed Daria Morgendorffer, a smart and sarcastic teenage girl who observes life in the suburbs with her friends and family. The voice cast included Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Alvaro J. Gonzalez, and Marc Thompson. The show ran five seasons before ending in 2002.Read More… »


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Daria Turns 20: 11 Things You Never Knew About the Iconic Show

3 March 2017 7:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Ask a certain crowd of people what the defining MTV show of their childhood was, and it’s not Trl, or Real World or Jersey Shore. It’s Daria. Though Ms. Morgendorffer had been seen on Beavis and Butt-Head before, the March 3, 1997, premiere of Daria proved that the two shows couldn’t be more different. Let’s take a fond trip back to Lawndale for a closer look at the best animated misanthrope of the ‘90s.

1. B&B-h creator Mike Judge had no involvement in Daria

Judge agreed to release the character, but that’s where his involvement with the show ended. »

- Alex Heigl

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‘Daria’ 20 Years Later: Producers Behind MTV’s Iconic Cartoon Look Back

1 March 2017 2:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Even before I watched all of “Daria,” its heroine Daria Morgendorffer loomed large in my consciousness. At the turn of the millennium, MTV was saturated with Backstreet Boys and *Nsync music videos — and obsessed with the nascent careers of Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. I watched all of that, too. But she became one of the first characters I saw on television who seemed to feel the way I did about the world. The phrase I held onto was from “Esteemsters,” the “Daria” series premiere — “I don’t have low self-esteem. I have low esteem for everyone else.”

It’s been 20 years — and five seasons and two made-for-tv movies — since March 3, 1997, when “Daria” introduced us to the world of sarcastic and brilliant Daria Morgendorffer. The world has changed a little. But aside from a clunky phone or two, “Daria” feels more modern than ever.

A still from Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” featuring Daria Morgendorffer.

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- Sonia Saraiya

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