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Community’s state of play

By the time you read this, NBC's brilliant, neglected stepchild of a sitcom will back on the air, having survived its creator's firing, various scheduling debacles, and the epic flouncing-off of Chevy Chase.

By S.I. ROSENBAUM  |  February 08, 2013
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The 10 TV premieres to DVR this fall

With new projects from Andre Braugher, Mindy Kaling, Michael Chiklis, and, uh, Lucy Liu?
Last Resort, The Mindy Project, American Horror Story, and more
By BY RYAN STEWART  |  September 21, 2012

First Amendment battle in the Bucket

As regular readers of this column know, Jorge is a native of Pawtucket. It was with great pride that I attended the celebration at McCoy Stadium this past Tuesday evening, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the city's incorporation.
A Catholic controversy; Taibbi’s straight talk; dandy Don; wisdom from Warren
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 26, 2011
 Will Fall 2011 Be The Season for New Nerd TV? (tldr: Nope.)

Will Fall 2011 Be The Season for New Nerd TV? (tldr: Nope.)


With Doctor Who returning to TV with its midseason premiere and Chuck entering its final season, we're guaranteed some staple nerd fodder on TV this...
By Kelly Dickinson  |  August 25, 2011
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Saying farewell to The Office's Michael Scott

I've been Dunder Mifflin's in-house cameraman for about seven years, during which time I have followed Michael Scott around his office and his world and, occasionally, to the restroom.  
Human resources
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 13, 2011
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Odd Future blew up out of nowhere. But they didn't do it alone.

By now you've heard about how post-this, uber-that, and pre-apocalyptically radical the Los Angeles collective Odd Future is. Or maybe your little sis came home with ringleader Tyler the Creator's tag tatted on her teenage ta-ta's.
Making the brand
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 06, 2011


Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight

Slaine to Appear on NBC's "The Cape" Tonight


Boston's most notorious rap scoundrel slash actor Slaine - best known theatrically from roles in "The Town" and "Gone Baby Gone" - is set to...
By Chris Faraone  |  February 28, 2011
AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"

AUDIO: It's alive! Conan wastes even more minutes of our time with improv'd version of "Frankenstein"


Hometown hero and spokesman for all that is awkward, pale, and pompadoured, Conan O'Brien has just pushed himself a notch higher on the badass meter....
By Steve Miller  |  August 21, 2010

Just a little bit of consistency

We frequently think that Governor Donald "Laughing Boy" Carcieri is an ideologue who uses data merely to confirm his already strongly held reactionary views. (Actually, when it comes to social issues, his wife's strongly held reactionary views.)
The loosey-goosey Gov; slipping with Scalia; keeping  church and state separate
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  August 13, 2010

Poor WGME

As the gubernatorial primary date inches closer, we’re starting to see more and more TV ads showing would-be governors touting themselves and their qualifications for the job.
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By JEFF INGLIS  |  May 07, 2010

VIDEO: The National debuts a track from High Violet


The thing about THE NATIONAL is that each of their albums has been the kind of thing that's taken me a few listens to get...
By Ryan Stewart  |  March 11, 2010


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Nothing beats nothing

Jerry Seinfeld held out on a Seinfeld reunion till last year, when he finally found a way to do a comeback that wasn't really a comeback. He and Seinfeld co-creator Larry David resurrected the greatest sit-com of the '90s as a show-within-a-show on D
Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais return
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  March 05, 2010
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Review: Mystery Team

Indie comedy has it tough in the marketplace, so though it's no fun to pan the first feature by the Derrick Comedy troupe, neither was it fun to watch Mystery Team .
Those meddling kids
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  January 29, 2010
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Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010
The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon

The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon


The Sandbox interviews Jimmy Fallon! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  November 25, 2009

A great little performer

If this doesn't convince you that no one with lotsa bucks plays by the rules, and that insider trading is rife on Wall Street, along with obscene bonuses collected by what are essentially crooks, with no morals, at most big lending institutions, how wou
Obama administration stubs its toe with the tax-challenged
By PHILLIPPE AND JORGE  |  February 04, 2009


Media kills hero pilot

US Airways Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who pulled off the "Miracle on the Hudson" emergency landing, was found beaten to death by the national media.
Herd-mentality pack lacks sufficient imagination to find another story
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 28, 2009
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Christian’s folly

Two men. One body. It sounds like the title of a squeamish sequel to “Two Girls, One Cup.” But the good news is it’s just the premise of My Own Worst Enemy , Christian Slater’s foray into the world of crappy small-screen dramas that use a lexicon of ja
His Own Worst Enemy
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  November 04, 2008
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Dance, Monkey: Iliza Shlesinger

Those pimply colorful gourds. I can’t figure them out. They’re like the ugly stepsisters for the pumpkin. Can you eat them? No. Are they pretty? No. Do you need them on your table?  
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 21, 2008
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Secret-agent meh

Tthough Chuck is programmed as a comic-action hybrid, it doesn’t do either particularly well.
NBC’s Chuck is a concept in search of a show
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 21, 2008

NYT buries lede on NBC/Mitchell/Greenspan


In today's New York Times, NBC News president Steve Capus says, basically, that Columbia Journalism Review's Megan Garber got it wrong on perils of having...
By Adam Reilly  |  October 13, 2008


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Death by handguns

The only difference between the carnage wrought on the Virginia Tech campus and the ongoing plague of murders bloodying Boston’s streets is one of intensity.
What the murders at Virginia Tech and on Boston’s streets have in common
By EDITORIAL  |  April 25, 2007