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What Happens When the Latest Episode of Breaking Bad Is Your First

What if this most recent episode, stunning, shocking of Breaking Bad—the single greatest 60 minutes of television of all time, according to IMDB—was the very first one you watched? Read more...

Jimmy Fallon's Show Finds Way to Get More Annoying

Between permanently kidnapping The Roots and producing the god damn endless popular cover song medleys that every god damn asshole wants to share with you on Facebook, you might have thought that mop-headed giggler Jimmy Fallon's show had reached Peak Irksomeness. Wrong! Read more...

AMC is moving forward with its planned Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul.

AMC is moving forward with its planned Breaking Bad spin-off, Better Call Saul. It'll focus on the character of Saul Goodman prequel-style, before he was Walter White's lawyer. But I don't want a new puppy! I want my old dog back! Read more...

Subplots Swirl: Dan Rather Recaps The Newsroom

Authenticity, good acting, sharp dialogue and good, fast-moving storytelling are the hallmarks of this hour, created and written by Aaron Sorkin. This week’s seemed to whiz by faster than any other I can remember in the now almost two seasons that the series has been running. Show More Summary

Brian Lewis Speaks Out: Roger Ailes and Fox News Should Fear Him

Brian Lewis’s attorney Judd Burstein just provided this statement to Gawker: Read more...

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Declares a "State of Emergency" for Film & TV

THIS IS NOT A TEST: In an interview with Variety, newly elected LA mayor Eric "I'm Not a Regular Mayor, I'm a Cool Mayor" Garcetti declared a state of emergency for California—a figurative state of emergency, duh—as film and television productions continue their exodus out of the state in lieu of locations with more favorable tax breaks. Read more...

“This Guy Fucked Me”: Why Roger Ailes Fired Top Fox News Exec

Why did Fox News president Roger Ailes fire his top lieutenant? The sudden ousting of PR chief Brian Lewis, who had pioneered the channel’s aggressive public relations strategy since its founding in 1996, inspired plenty of speculation...Show More Summary

Climax Time: Dan Rather Recaps The Newsroom

Climax time for the series thus far. The ACN network and its news operation—despite reservations—went ahead with a report that U.S. troops had used poison gas—lethal sarin— during an operation inside Pakistan. Soon after the investigative exclusive aired, there were revelations that wrecked its credibility. Read more...

Kevin Spacey Delivers the Definitive Wake Up Call to Anti-Tech TV Execs

Leave it to Kevin Spacey, the first actor in the Edinburgh International Television Festival's 37 year history to deliver the keynote James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture, to outline everything that's wrong with the mindset of today's TV execs. Read more...

Top Fox News Executive Fired Over “Financial Issues”

Fox News executive and Roger Ailes acolyte Brian Lewis was fired and escorted out of the cable news station’s Manhattan headquarters earlier this month, marking an unprecedented departure from the channel’s tightly-knit leadership. According...Show More Summary

The Anchor Remembers an Ancient Truth: Dan Rather Recaps The Newsroom

As the series gets further into its second season, it is broadening, deepening, and becoming even more thought-provoking. There has been no diminution of its trademark sharp scripts and superior acting, which combine for superior story-telling. Show More Summary

Bob Schieffer's NSA Farce

Bob Schieffer, the elderly moderator of CBS's Face the Nation, once dismissed Edward Snowden "just a narcissistic young man who has decided he is smarter than the rest of us." Yesterday, Schieffer once again addressed the issues of privacy and the NSA. His performance was an embarrassment to journalism. Read more...

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will premiere Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, on PBS -- roughly a month aft

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will premiere Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, on PBS — roughly a month after its U.K. premiere. A PBS boss says this delay creates "promotional buzz," which is industryspeak for "piracy." Read more...

That Hair Color Spells Trouble: Dan Rather & Co. Recap The Newsroom

One headline summation of this latest edition of The Newsroom could read: A riveting new subplot unfolds and a previously unsympathetic heroine—associate producer Maggie Jordan (played by Allison Pill)—emerges transformed. Another might be: That hair color spells trouble (both Maggie's old blonde and new red. Not to mention that the new cut is awful). Read more...

Time Warner Cable subscribers have been blocked from watching CBS shows on the channel's website, an

Time Warner Cable subscribers have been blocked from watching CBS shows on the channel's website, and TWC has dropped CBS in several markets, due to an argument about the fee TWC pays CBS to carry its signal. If you're affected, don't worry: You are better off without Big Brother. Read more...

Digital Media Surpasses TV as America's Favorite Drug

America is changing. People these days no longer fly Old Glory, eat apple pie, or take their date a-courtin' before copulation. Instead of mom marrying dad, people are marrying gays, or horses. And our national love affair with TV is being replace by blippity-bloopity-interdigital thingamajiggery. Read more...

“I'm Good with Myself”: A Conversation with Laverne Cox

It's hard to say which is rarer: meaty, star-making roles for trans actors or careers that cross over from reality TV to acting. Laverne Cox has both. She competed on VH1's I Want to Work for Diddy, developed/starred in that network's...Show More Summary

VH1 has released the first footage of its upcoming biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

VH1 has released the first footage of its upcoming biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. It is mostly recreations of music videos and it is mostly convincing. Lil Mama seems particularly spot-on as Left Eye. Who knew? Read more...

Spanish-language station Univision is going to finish this month's sweep ratings in first place with

Spanish-language station Univision is going to finish this month's sweep ratings in first place with both the 18-34 and 18-49 age demographics. Perhaps now is the time for traditional networks to try and appeal to Latino viewers instead of giving us shows in which people gamble on their babies. Read more...

Helena Bonham Carter's Liz Taylor Is Infinitely Better Than Lohan's

The other 2013 Elizabeth Taylor biopic aired on British TV last night. Burton & Taylor featured Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in the title roles, focused on the twice-divorced couple's reunion on Broadway in 1983's revival of Private Lives, and received generally positive, if unenthusiastic, reviews. Show More Summary

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