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NBC’s “Whitney” and CBS’s “2 Broke Girls” : The New Yorker
The problem is that “Whitney” is a terrible show, though in ways that resonate with our culture’s debates about women and humor. Like so many comedians on TV, Cummings plays an off-brand version of herself, an acerbic photographer with a live-in boyfriend. She resists pressure to marry; she and her dude bicker over household habits; they party with friends at a local night club. But, while Cummings is lacerating and deadpan, her fictional avatar reminds me less of Roseanne, or even of Silverman, than of someone much older: Lucille Ball.
whitneycummings  comedy  cbs  nbc  television  entertainment 
november 2011 by deusx
Ars cracks TV Fringe code - Ars Technica
"Ars' own Julian Sanchez has deciphered a code embedded into the TV show Fringe. Bad Robot, the production company that created the Fox TV show, has been integrating puzzles and easter eggs into shows like Lost for years. Fringe, its freshman sci-fi/mystery which resumes Tuesday night on Fox, presented a particular challenge to viewers. It integrates a series of visual clues before commercial breaks. Sanchez determined that these images represented a simple cipher, building up to a single word per episode tying into the theme of that show."
television  entertainment  fringe  codes  cyphers 
april 2009 by deusx
Thats Incredible
"Following in the footsteps of "Real People" (1979), this show took a look at the more unusual sides of nature, medicine and human endeavor. Segments ranged from the uplifting (young people overcoming severe handicaps to lead normal lives) to the unexplainable (a park ranger who had been hit by lightning over 7 times) to the simply stupid (a stunt man jumping a motorcycle over the spinning rotors of 3 helicopters). Popularized the phrase "don't try this at home.""
television  thatsincredible  retro  entertainment  80s 
december 2008 by deusx
Retro Television Network - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"The Retro Television Network (RTN) is a system of television stations primarily airing classic television programming from the 1950s through the 1980s, such as Leave it to Beaver, Kojak, McHale's Navy, Adam-12, Emergency!, and The Rockford Files.The network is specifically designed to air on a digital subchannel for a local broadcast station, allowing channels an easy way to expand their programming options. With the 2009 switch to digital television drawing closer, RTN has added many affiliates in 2007 and 2008."
television  entertainment  tv  retro 
december 2008 by deusx
Sources: Daisies, Eli Stone and Dirty Sexy Canceled - E! Online
Damn. The crappy new Knight Rider continues on, yet shows like Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls get cancelled. ""I think the writers’ strike did it," Chenoweth (Daisies' Olive Snook) tells us tonight of the cancellation. "I think that the ratings for all the shows are poor this year, and it’s not what the networks were hoping for. I’m not sure why ABC decided to ax our show. I know they don’t own us, so I know that probably has something to do with it, but who knows?""
pushingdaisies  tv  television  sad  cancelled 
november 2008 by deusx
Pushing Daisies: Six Ways Pushing Daisies Made Your Inner Nerd Cry Tears of Geeky Joy
"Nerds are renowned the world over for our extensive knowledge of possibly useless trivia, our obsessive devotion to our favorite books and films, and our resulting difficulties communicating with non-nerds. Thanks to modern internet culture, however, these days everyone is a nerd. And nowhere is that more evident than in these great moments from troubled urban fantasy show Pushing Daisies — where our hero is a Jedi wannabee slash zombie rights activist, and our Japanese-speaking heroine reads everything in sight."
pushingdaisies  tv  television  youmustwatchthisshow  nerd 
november 2008 by deusx
Pushing Daisies: Why Pushing Daisies Is The Best TV Show You're Not Watching
All of you bastards out there need to start watching this show. "I wish that headline wasn't true, but the ratings back me up; not enough people are watching ABC's Pushing Daisies. Bryan Fuller's secretly twisted yet romantic detective show may bring the dead back to life on a regular basis, but it also goes out of its way to prove Isaac Newton and Stan Lee right every week as well. Hilarious, more cynical than you might expect and with the best ensemble cast on television right now, we're giving you four reasons why it's time to put your preconceptions aside and get onboard the Pie Wagon before it's too late."
pushingdaisies  tv  entertainment  television  shows 
november 2008 by deusx
Internet Archive: Computer Chronicles
"Hosted by Stewart Cheifet, Computer Chronicles was the world's most popular television program on personal technology during the height of the personal computer revolution."
computing  computers  video  television  computerchronicles 
september 2007 by deusx
Top 10 WORST Sci-Fi Shows EVER! w/Videos
"we present to you the 10 WORST Sci-Fi Shows of all time. Complete with video of each horrible, horrible, television mistake."
scifi  video  television 
august 2007 by deusx
BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Dr Who 'longest-running sci-fi'
"Doctor Who has been named TV's longest-running sci-fi show, after 43 years and 723 episodes, according to the Guinness Book of Records."
drwho  scifi  television 
september 2006 by deusx
ASCII by Jason Scott: Looking Ahead: DVD Formats
"It is also apparent that AACS will give the option of a computer/player "phoning home" if so chosen, so verify you got a good copy. Fuck that right in the ear. I will never do that, either."
dvd  video  copyfight  hddvd  bluray  television 
august 2006 by deusx
Brad Choate: Pulling the cable plug
"today we’re without cable again, but not because we can’t afford it."
cable  television  tv  entertainment  bittorrent  netflix 
july 2006 by deusx
New episodes of Futurama coming to Comedy Central ... for real! - TV Squad
"When Katey Sagal visited The Late Late Show the other day, she told Craig that the show is coming back to Comedy Central in 2008 for at least 13 episodes"
futurama  television  scifi  hooray 
june 2006 by deusx
List of problems solved by MacGyver - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"This is a list of problems that have been solved by the fictional character MacGyver from the television program of the same name."
macguyver  television 
june 2006 by deusx - On Writing A TV Pilot
"So if anyone wants me tonight, I'll be speaking dialogue aloud and generally acting like a schizophrenic until 4am."
writing  warren  ellis  television 
june 2006 by deusx
West 116th Street: Why You Too Should Cancel Cable
"The benefits of such a change will be tremendous. We will become smarter, more informed, and less prone to commercial manipulation."
television  tv  killyourtelevision 
march 2006 by deusx
Think the Internet will replace TV ? Think again - Blog Maverick - _
No Moore's Law for bandwidth and Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.
video  entertainment  podcasting  television 
march 2006 by deusx
"The Office" Working Overtime - Yahoo! News
"NBC has announced that 10 mini-episodes of The Office will premiere this summer not on the mothership network but only on"
theoffice  television  tv  entertainment  video  nbc 
march 2006 by deusx
Isaac Hayes Quits 'South Park' - Yahoo! News
"This is 100 percent having to do with his faith of Scientology... He has no problem and he's cashed plenty of checks with our show making fun of Christians."
religion  issachayes  southpark  entertainment  television  scientology 
march 2006 by deusx
The iPod Observer - Now Playing - iTunes Not Going Subscription with Multi-Pass
"Users can purchase a Multi-Pass to either show for US$9.99 and receive the next 16 episodes just as if they had purchased them individually, but at a substantial discount off the $31.84 they would cost if purchased one at a time. "
apple  itunes  media  entertainment  television 
march 2006 by deusx
Jon’s Thoughts On Everything » RSS + Bittorrent + Xbmc == Bliss
"I wanted to take a second and explain exactly how I’m using RSS and Bittorrent to download the television shows I watch, otherwise known as broadcatching."
xbox  xbmc  broadcatching  bittorrent  tv  television  entertainment  video  hacks 
february 2006 by deusx
Sci Fi Wire -- Schneider Talks Smallville's 100th
Ouch. "John Schneider—whose character of Jonathan Kent played a key role in Smallville's 100th episode, which aired Jan. 26—told SCI FI Wire that he knew what was coming, but used his mixed emotions to fuel his performance."
smallville  television 
january 2006 by deusx
mmeiser blog: An open invite to David Cross and the Arrested Development Crew
"...David Cross hits the nail on the head in this clip which seems to be a tailor made reponse to Fox who yesterday pulled the plug on the critically acclaimed show"
television  tv  entertainment  arresteddevelopment 
november 2005 by deusx
The Clicker: Television Physics and the $1.99 price point - Engadget -
"Is it possible that the economics of television assume a passive audience that’s willing to watch ANYTHING as long as they don’t need to move?"
television  apple  tv  entertainment 
october 2005 by deusx
Eric Rice :: The falsehood of "No one wants to watch 320px video"
"No one wants to watch video sized at 320 pixels, you'll say. To that, I'll just tell you to keep it down. "
ipod  video  television 
october 2005 by deusx
The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Entertainment - 'Firefly' glows in the deep, deep black
"And remember, every time you support a canceled Fox show, somewhere a network executive loses his wings."
firefly  television  scifi 
july 2005 by deusx
Kung Fu Monkey: It's a "Global" Frequency now ...
"A year and a half of writing and sweat and production disappeared down the TV pilot hole..." Well, shit. I was really looking forward to that one
warrenellis  globalfrequency  comics  television 
june 2005 by deusx
Slashdot | Futurama May Strike Back (on DVD)
'If shows start going "straight to DVD", it could be very good for those of us who likes niche shows.' +5 Insightful.
dvd  television  futurama 
may 2005 by deusx - Daily Dish
"South Park is the only show I know smart enough to defend being a total slut while wanting to keep it from being broadcast to children."
funny  politics  television 
january 2005 by deusx
Yahoo! News - NBC's 'Fear Factor' Sued for Rat-Eating Episode
Guy claims it made him vomit, become dizzy and light-headed, bump his head on a doorway, and apparently lose all ability to change TV channels.
morons  television 
january 2005 by deusx
InSoc vs. TV!
"Following is a response to VH-1's Information Society episode of their show 'Band Reunion' (or whatever)."
funny  television 
january 2005 by deusx
Wired News: TechTV Fans Mad as Hell
I've got an idea: Let's take a popular geek TV network and destroy it. That'll make us tons of money and happy fans.
june 2004 by deusx
Kimmel show pulled for comments
"They're going to burn the city of Detroit down if the Pistons win, and it's not worth it." Hah! It'd only be an improvement!
detroit  sports  television 
june 2004 by deusx
A Lamentation for TechTV
The new channel is really very sad. TechTV, with all its original shows and filler, was quickly taking over as one of my standby channels. I'll miss the real content they had on TSS.
june 2004 by deusx
Used to actually like this educational TV
education  television 
june 2004 by deusx
gvtechtv: the screen savers
Wow. What a way to lay waste to what used to be a decent site and a decent channel.
june 2004 by deusx
"Just in case you weren't bitter enough..."
angel  television  whedon 
april 2004 by deusx
MSNBC - Fallen ‘Angel’ prepares to turn to dust
"And damned if it wasn’t a corporate suit that killed this vampire, signing off on the show’s demise with a pen that might as well have been a wooden stake through the heart."
angel  television  whedon 
april 2004 by deusx
"Some of the information contained in this document has the potential to cause serious injury or damage."
nifty  science  television 
april 2004 by deusx
"Exec producer Tim Minear said he and his colleagues are hoping to find a home for the nine unaired episodes."
april 2004 by deusx
Fox cancels 'Wonderfalls'
Wow. One of the very few other TV shows I was starting to watch.
april 2004 by deusx
Century City Abandoned
Well, crap, and after just 4 episodes. I was starting to like that show
april 2004 by deusx
Dennis Miller was a jackass to Eric Alterman
Wow. For some reason, I seem to remember Dennis Miller not being such a lame jackass.
politics  television 
march 2004 by deusx
Yahoo! News - Save 'Angel' Campaign Takes Flight
"...the group has raised some $22,000 from several hundred donors in just a few weeks..."
angel  television  whedon 
march 2004 by deusx
Time-Life - The Best of the Muppet Show
The Muppet Show on DVD! (Thanks to Neil Gaiman for the link!)
oldschool  television 
march 2004 by deusx
WB decides it's time for 'Angel' to fly away
'"I thought that if a show was really good and doing really well (in the ratings), it was renewed," Whedon said. "I was apparently misinformed."'
angel  television 
february 2004 by deusx

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