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Who Is the True Detective? True Detective's Shocking Episode 2 Explained

The true detective is dead; long live the true detective. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

The Weather Channel in the 1990s Was the Pinnacle of Television History

Smooth jazz. Green screens. Jim Cantore’s hair was on his head instead of his face. (The beard works for him, though.) Weather all day, every day, without a hint of hype or those ridiculous storm names . It was a successful experiment that raised a generation of scientists and likely saved countless lives. Show More Summary

Reality TV Work: Thankless and Dangerous

Yesterday, we brought you true stories of people who work behind the scenes in reality (or "nonfiction") television. Since then, we've been flooded with more emails from industry insiders, detailing poor working conditions. We bring you some of them below. Read more...

University of Iowa to Girls: Go Away

HBO's Girls, a show in which the children of famous people play the children of non-famous people, ended its season this week with the lead character being accepted into the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. The University of Iowa has responded with: Do not come here. Read more...

Did You Not See Mad Men? Neither Did We! Here Is Our Recap

Gawker Media Special Projects Editor Alex Pareene and Executive Features Editor Tom Scocca have never watched the much-discussed AMC program Mad Men. Nevertheless, in honor of the show’s much-anticipated finale, we scheduled a roundtable discussion on Twitter. Read more...

Are You a Mad Men Superfan? Take Our Quiz!

The critically acclaimed AMC original series Mad Men ended its run last night after seven seasons and 92 episodes of prestige period drama. Creator Matthew Weiner’s ode to the advertising industry in the middle of the 20th century was...Show More Summary

Stop Hiring Political Operatives as "Journalists"

The big controversy in the political pseudo-journalist world this week: the stunning revelations that ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos made undisclosed contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Allow us to point out that George Stephanopoulos never should have been a news anchor YOU IDIOTS!!!! Read more...

I Interrupted Anime Twitter Cybersex Roleplay as Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer

Some people role play to escape the dreariness of their day-to-day lives. Some people role play to bring back childhood memories. Some people role play to explore fantastical worlds of their own creation. I role play because I want to...Show More Summary

Love & Hip Hop Star Testifies Under Oath That Reality Shows Aren't Real

Are you sitting down? Please do so if not because the bomb I'm about to aggregate on your ass just might knock you over. Ready? Read more...

Verizon Dumps The Weather Channel in Favor of Looking out the Window 

Verizon FiOS unceremoniously dumped The Weather Channel from its cable lineup this morning, opting to provide subscribers with AccuWeather's new 24/7 weather network in lieu of the Atlanta-based weather behemoth. The move comes a year after the network went through an ugly public brawl with DirecTV. Read more...

Deadline Fights For White Peoples' Right To Be on TV

Broadcast networks are in the midst of casting the pilots from which they'll be picking their show lineups for the upcoming fall season, and Nellie Andreeva, Deadline's veteran TV writer, is worried. Why? Because, on the heels of minority-lead series seeing sky-high Nielsen ratings, television is in danger of becoming...too diverse. Read more...

Networks Are Obligated to Preempt Your TV Shows During a Tornado

The yearly ritual of the whiny television viewer is in full swing as severe weather season roars with a vengeance. When tornadoes touch down, local news stations have to preempt programming to warn people so they don’t die, but that interferes with Very Important Programs like Days or football. Show More Summary

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

Where are Tyrion and Jorah, and who attacked him? Who is that guy Daenerys is marrying? And what the fuck is going on with Theon, again? Read more...

Ex-CBS Staffers: Bill O'Reilly's War Stories Are a Bunch of Malarkey

Disgraceful—though not yet disgraced—Fox News loudmouth Bill O'Reilly's reputation-burnishing lies have taken another hit as CBS journalists who were in Buenos Aires with him contradict his description of events there, CNN reports. Read more...

Is MSNBC Abandoning Its Liberal Slant?

Yesterday, MSNBC announced the cancellation of Ronan Farrow Daily and The Reid Report, both of which had consistently posted low ratings in their respective daytime slots. The news marked yet another low point in the liberal cable channel’s failed attempts to raise ratings. Show More Summary

Report: Bill O'Reilly Has Been Telling Lies About War Exploits, Too

"When hard news people deceive their viewers and readers to advance a political agenda, that's when the nation gets hurt," Fox News Sith lord Bill O'Reilly complained last week, after Brian Williams' high-profile face-plant . But a new report suggests O'Reilly's been similarly flogging a bogus story of military bravado for years. Read more...

I Can't Stop Watching These Bizarro-World TV Show Opening Credits

I've got Friends, you've got Friends/Let's put our Friends together/All those friends in one bed/Makin' love forever/Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey/Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey/Chandler, Chandler, Chandler (Ross)/Chandler, Chandler, Chandler (Ross) Read more...

10 Flashbacks That Totally Changed Our Favorite Stories

A great story has lots of layers, and a rich backstory. When you only see part of the picture, you might reach a snap judgment about what's going on — but then you see events from years ago, that make you rethink everything. Here are 10 flashbacks that turn your understanding of a story upside-down. Read more...

Why I'm Kind Of Tired Of The "Smartest Man In The Room"

He used to be so cool and unpredictable. He would breeze into a complicated situation and make it simple through the razor-sharp power of his intellect. But lately, he's gotten dull and predictable, performing the same party trick over and over. The "smartest man in the room" is overexposed lately, and he needs a vacation. Read more...

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