Scandalous! The network famous for its dramas plans to introduce a ‘more adult’ Muppet Show reboot

As one of a long list of upcoming TV revivals, it was announced earlier this month that ABC would be rebooting the Muppet Show.

The show, featuring Jim Henson’s iconic puppets (who first gained fame from a 1969 appearance on Sesame Street) was originally formatted as a comedy/variety show.

It began in 1976 and ran until 1981, and was then rebooted shortly in 1996 as Muppets Tonight, getting cancelled after two seasons. Continue reading

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True life: I don’t know how I feel about the Full House reboot

So, I’m a Full House fan. I mean, what Nineties kid wasn’t? I think my love of the show was only exacerbated by the fact that it contained the Olsen twins, with whom I was, well, let’s just say it, obsessed. I may or may not have been a member of their fan club.

And sure, Full House was a little cheesy, and not necessarily true to life – case in point: I love my little sister to the moon and back, but if she had stolen my brand new sweater (which required me to work my butt off at a new job just to have the mucho dinero to even afford it) before I even got to wear it, got mustard on it, and then shrunk it while trying to wash it… let’s just say I wouldn’t have so quickly been like, oh, that’s okay, I should share more! And quickly given her one of those hugs the Tanners love so much. Continue reading

Veep recap: “East Wing”

Another half hour with the nation’s fearless leader, and this week she has quickly abandoned her flustered, new kid jitters, in favor of her usual spunk and sassy confidence, taking every opportunity to remind her thankless staffers that she’s busy “saving the world.”

Speaking of said staffers, the emphasis of “East Wing” seems to be on their struggles and incompetence, as it all begins with the reveal of Mike’s embarrassing, newly dyed mustache… which he likes to call “tangerine dream.” Continue reading

Veep recap: “There are literally no words.”

HBO had a helluva night, with the season premieres of three of its scripted shows: Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley, and Veep.

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Watching the ill-fated speech — via HBO

Conversely to the show’s name, the Julia Louis-Dreyfus led Veep entered Sunday’s fourth season premiere with the titular character – Selina Meyer – looking worse for wear due to her responsibilities as the United States’ first woman president.

It all comes to a head as she takes the podium during what was meant to be a term-defining speech, only to find that all of the text has been erased from the teleprompter. Continue reading

“It’s really hard to say congrats without sounding sarcastic.”

It can be difficult when everyone around you seems to be knocking it out of the park while you’re still just sitting on the bench. Not that you aren’t excited for your friends – of course you are! – but it can be hard pursuing a career in a creative field, especially in tough economic times.

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So today I’m writing about one of the more unpleasant sides of that artistic dream, something I think we’ve all dealt with from time to time: the green-eyed monster, as it is so eloquently described. Continue reading

An Ode to Dev Patel… star of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

With his film, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel hitting theaters March 6, now seems as good a time as any to recount the blessing to pop culture that is Dev Patel.

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Final Reel via Fox Searchlight

Now, of course he’s known for his turn in the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire (which would go on to be copied with cringe-worthy results in a 2009 episode of The Office). Continue reading

The saddest day… the Parks and Recreation series finale

It’s finally here, the day that I’ve been dreading, and I feel like I have to say goodbye to my own beautiful tropical fish.

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via NBC

Tonight brings the series finale of one of my all time favorite shows, Parks and Recreation, after seven blissful seasons.

The series has been knocking it out of the park, Breaking Bad-style, so far killing its final 11 episodes leading up to the two-part finale.

In honor of the series ending, I thought I’d look back at some of my favorite heart-warming and laugh out loud moments. Continue reading

Happy Galentine’s Day!

So everyone knows that today is Valentine’s Day — a day of red roses, heart-shaped chocolates, and scorn for all singletons.

However, a select group of people — those in the know — also celebrate the day before Valentine’s Day, a day for lasting friendships, accomplished ladies, and crispy, golden waffles (order isn’t important).

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College Magazine Via NBC

One of TV’s most earnest and kind-hearted characters, Leslie Knope (played by the amazing gift to earth that is Amy Poehler) created the holiday “Galentine’s Day” on the NBC series Parks and Recreation, which is currently (sadly) airing its final season. Continue reading