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The 10 Most Expensive Flops In Television History

Every time a TV show gets greenlit, it's a huge gamble. Networks stake millions of dollars on risky ideas, that need to bring back audiences week after week. Sometimes it pays off — Lost and Game of Thrones cost a lot of money — but sometimes it doesn't. Here are the 10 most expensive failed TV shows of all time. Read more...

Reality TV Stories: "Who in Here Is a Jew?"

The rumbles of workplace discontent among reality television workers are not stopping. Some hopeful signs are emerging. But shitty conditions in the industry persist. Let's hear more! Read more...

Washington Post Says Homeland Is the Most Racist Show on TV

Not to be a killjoy, but nobody really imagined Homeland, a show about Muslims doing evil terrorism things in the United States, would be racially and culturally forward-looking. A new rant says it's the most racist thing on TV. But I bet we can do worse. Read more...

Here's Your 2014 Emmy Awards Open Thread

It's Emmy's time, on a Monday night in August. Why? Because NBC makes too much money airing football on Sundays in the fall to accommodate your needs. No matter! We're here, updating throughout the night with the ceremony's winners. Join us in the comments to air your grievances, cheer on your favorites, and make (good) jokes. Show More Summary

Rikers Inmates Riot After Early Bedtime Makes Them Miss Their Shows

Inmates made good on their promise from earlier this month (when Rikers instituted a new, earlier bedtime) and rioted Monday night in response to the prison's interference with the most sacred of bonds: the one we share with television. Show More Summary

Comic-Con Wrap-Up: The Shiniest Things We Saw In San Diego!

Comic-Con 2014 was chock full of amazing costumes, cool art, mind-blowing TV pilots and fascinating encounters. Because even a weak Comic-Con is better than most other events. Here's our complete roundup of all the most incredible things we saw last weekend. Read more...

The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014

The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising. Read more...

A Rich Treasury of Reality TV Worker Stories

Over the past few weeks, we've brought you several installments of true stories from the overworked, underpaid, and ill-treated employees who work at all levels in reality TV. We now offer you an absolute slew of new emails about the dark side of the "nonfiction" TV industry. Read more...

Reality TV Stories: The Temptation Island Hurricane

We've brought you several editions of true stories from the workers behind the scenes of reality television. But hey, how bad could working on a reality show really be? This bad. Read more...

"A Twisted Industry": Reality TV Workers Are Really Fed Up

Reality television can seem exciting and glamorous. Working on reality television, much less so. As the following stories from "professionally abused" insiders show, reality TV workers will continue to be beaten down as long as they have no union to defend them. Read more...

The Grim Realities of Reality TV: Workers Speak

The rise of reality TV programming over the past two decades has been driven in large part by the fact that reality shows are cheap to produce. Labor costs are a big reason why. What does that mean for the people who work on these shows? Allow some of them to tell you. Read more...

Man Loses Jeopardy, Wins Everyone's Hearts With Final Answer

The final clue on last night's Jeopardy!: "In 1891, this European said, 'Perhaps my factories will put an end to war sooner than your congresses.'" Read more...

Here's What Game of Thrones Would Look Like as an '80s Sitcom

Game of Thrones is over for the season, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the slew of internet stuff hat's popped up in its wake. Next on the docket: a video that reimagines the show's opening credits as the VHS-fried intro to a 1980s sitcom. Read more...

Why No Lady Stoneheart, Game of Thrones?

It is unquestionably insane to be angry at a television show. But check me into a padded room this week, I suppose. I am in a fight with Game of Thrones. (Beware to all who click here: I am about to seriously spoil anyone who hasn't read the books.) Read more...

It's Time to Start Freaking Out About American Horror Story: Freakshow

So excited to be playing Bette AND Dot this season. Two heads are better than one! #AHSFREAKSHOW pic.twitter.com/jdZJSPercn — Sarah Paulson (@MsSarahPaulson) June 12, 2014 Read more...

"I would not consider it fair if someone in Williamsburg were complaining that we weren't portraying

"I would not consider it fair if someone in Williamsburg were complaining that we weren't portraying Williamsburg in an accurate light," says a TV location scout, "considering that person probably just moved here from Ohio." It's too hard to tell who to dislike in Williamsburg hese days. Read more...

A Closer Look at Game of Thrones, Season Four Episode Six

What's a "trial by combat"? Where are Stannis and Davos? Who is Hizdahr zo Loraq? Read more...

A Closer Look at Game of Thrones, Season Four Episode Five

What's the deal with the Bloody Gate? What's going on with Bran and Jojen's visions? And how long will it take for Brienne and Podrick to get to the Wall, exactly? Read more...

Introducing Morning After, a New Home for TV Discussion Online

I'm extremely pleased to announce the launch of Morning After, Gawker's new television-discussion vertical, helmed by Jacob Clifton of Television Without Pity. Read more...

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