Reba Plays “Reba” on New Sitcom That’s Totally Not “Reba”

Everyone’s favorite redhead country superstar (turned prime-time television star, turned failed country comeback queen, turned Kelly Clarkson’s BFF) is back! And so is her trademark corny humor in ABC’s original sitcom “Malibu Country.” Continue reading

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Listen Ya’ll, ABC’s Nashville Is Fall’s Best Pilot Yet

The previews for ABC’s new country/soap/prime-time drama Nashville never got my DVR excited. The show seemed simply targeted to either southern teenage girls or die-hard country fans. Despite your preconceived notions you may have of me, I am neither. But after watching the full pilot online, I am hooked on the show and I may or may not be Google imaging Hayden Panettiere this very second.
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Renew or Cancel?

Quiz time: What do the new fall television shows Revolution, Go On, The New Normal, and The Mindy Project all have in common? Continue reading

The Mindy Project: The Savior for Prime-Time Sitcoms

Remember hearing Rihanna’s mega-smash “We Found Love” for the first time? From the first line, you became hooked. You were pulled into a foreign territory- something you never quite experienced before. And just when you thought you figured out the song, the production completely changed into an epic anthem that you, still to this day, would never dare to stop. Ladies and gentlemen, what I present to you is the sitcom equivalent to “We Found Love”- FOX’s and Mindy Kaling’s love child: The Mindy Project. (Stay with me) Continue reading

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The Office: No Longer Paper-Cut Excruciating To Watch

I was a sophomore in high school when NBC’s mockumentary sitcom The Office premiered just seven years ago. It’s sad to say, but the journey’s of the beloved staffers at Dunder Mifflin are about to come to an end.
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The New Normal: A Feat or Not?

By the time Dawson’s Creek entered its second season in 1998, Jack McPhee, played by the 10-year-older Kerr Smith, became a cultural icon for American teenagers. McPhee marked one of the first gay characters to appear on network television with a targeted teenager demographic. Gay or straight, teenagers were able to relate to his struggles in earning acceptance from his peers and family. More importantly, they were able to relate to his journey in seeking self-acceptance of his identity. When Creek’s third season aired in fall 1999, McPhee found new confidence in his sexuality, and you better believe the writers of Creek were going to explore the life of a newly out-of-the-closet male teenager.

This fall television season marks thirteen years since McPhee shared the first U.S. prime-time television male-on-male on-screen kiss with his then boyfriend Ethan (Adam Kaufman). American television has come a long way since 1999 in respects to representing homosexual characters, but there has yet to be a prime-time television show solely centered around the life of a gay couple…until now.
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SNL Weekend Update Thursday Welcomed Back

Every four years there are a couple things Americans can rely on: the presidential election and SNL mocking the presidential election. SNL’s Update Thursday was first introduced in 2008 during the last election year season.  Thanks to Tina Fey’s eerily spot-on impression of the then vice presidential candidate (and Chick-Fil-A’s number one fan) Sarah Palin, SNL’s ratings shot through the roof.  SNL is hoping to achieve the same success this election year, with Weekend Update Thursday. Locked and loaded with political humor, the show seems to be off to a great start.
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The New Normal: Why It Will Be “The New Hit”

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The New Normal, a new sitcom centering around a gay couple’s journey to start a family, will be something to keep an eye on. Premiering on NBC this fall, I’d definitely get your DVR’s warmed up for this one. If I do say so myself, New Normal has “hit” written all over it, and here’s many reasons why it will be the rainbow after NBC’s last television season storm:
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FOX: The Mindy Project

Most of us know her as the lovable, yet hyper-mercurial Kelly Kapoor on that pretty popular NBC sitcom The Office. But this fall, Mindy Kaling is leaving NBC’s prime-time schedule for FOX’s in a starring role of her own produced sitcom titled, The Mindy Project. There are probably a millions reasons I could think of to watch this soon-to-be your new favorite show, but lets just go over the top three.
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X Factor Permiere: The Good, The Bad, And Clapney

September 12th, 2012 will forever mark the day that pop culture conglomerates Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, and Demi Lovato converged onto one judging table (oh yeah, and LA Ried was there too).

Last year, it seemed as if broadcast television met a max capacity for singing competitions that appeared to exclude X Factor. Cowell’s X Factor made its way over sea’s from the land where cars drive on the other side of the road, in hopes to produce big stars like Leona Lewis, One Direction, and Cherl Lloyd. More importantly, it was treated an American reboot to produce big ratings. The first season’s premiere opened to 12.49 million viewers, seen a severe disappointment in FOX’s eyes. After Cowell aXed half the judging panel, host, and revamped the series to appeal more to American audiences (AKA HEAVILY SCRIPTED), season two seemed like it would resonate well compared to its previous incarnation.
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