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Prince (yes, THAT Prince) will star on an episode of NEW GIRL!

Apparently, the artist known as Prince is a huge fan of Fox’s New Girl. Who knew? 

Word on the street is that Prince is such a big fan of the Tuesday night comedy that he pitched an idea for a episode for him to guest star on that is based off his legendary all-night house parties. Still with me? 

Prince pitched the idea to the show’s creators, and they OBVIOUSLY were on board. The mysterious musician will make his TV debut in the Feb. 2 episode of New Girl following the Super Bowl. 

*dies* 

December 12, 2013 VIEW POST

HAPPY ENDINGS’ Adam Pally joins THE MINDY PROJECT

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Well, if I can’t get my Happy Endings fix on current TV, I guess seeing two MVPs from the show head to other sitcoms is an okay medium ground. 

After news that Damon Wayans Jr is visiting Fox’s New Girl to reprise his role as Coach, his Happy Endings co-star Adam Pally is following suit and is headed for a multi-episode arc on The Mindy Project. 

He’s said to be joining as a fellow OBGYN that works in the building with Mindy. 

July 18, 2013 VIEW POST

Damon Wayans Jr poised to make return to NEW GIRL

Well, if ever there was a perfect example of a silver lining, this would be it. 

Following the unfortunate (read: fucking extremely unfortunate) demise of ABC’s Happy Endings, funnyman MVP Damon Wayans Jr is rumored to be heading back to FOX’s New Girl to reprise his role of Coach from the pilot. 

Considering Wayans was a standout on Happy Endings, and clearly knows how to play off the rest of an already stellar ensemble, this gets me all warm and fuzzy inside.

He’s said to be returning for a “major season 3” arc. Praise! As if I thought New Girl could get any better. This is monumental, you guys. 

July 11, 2013 VIEW POST

Dreams do come true: Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson to co-star in buddy cop comedy

My brain is crying with happiness. 

Because the universe clearly wanted the two of them to be together, hilarious sitcom boys Jake Johnson (New Girl) and Damon Wayans Jr (Happy Endings) have been cast to co-star in the buddy cop comedy Let’s Be CopsWhat’s that you say? You didn’t realize you could be this happy? I know. Me either. 

Considering Damon Wayans Jr has been killing it for 2.5 seasons over at the heinously underrated and underwatched Happy Endings, and Johnson is having the season of his life over on New Girl, the idea of the two of them together on the big screen, pretending to be cops, makes me just DIE. I die. It’s just too good. Is there such a thing as too much amazing? If so, I don’t wanna know. 

The film will see the two pranksters playing cops, when of course they find themselves in a bit of a hilarious predicament upon running into real life criminals. 

Can we buy our tickets now? 

March 4, 2013 VIEW POST

Best TV of 2012

It’s the end of the year, so you know what that means! Annual ‘Best Of’ lists. MY FAVORITE. 

I’m going to start with the best TV shows of 2012 (mainly because I still have several more films to see before I can make my final judgements on this year’s best films.) 

So here we go! (These are in no particular order.)

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1. Girls
The show that spawned a million blog posts about loving or hating Lena Dunham is indeed on my top 10 list. I have mad respect for Dunham for all that she has done and continues to do as a woman in the entertainment industry. I love Girls; I love that it makes me cringe, laugh, shake my head, weep in relation to the bad moments—yes, I love Girls

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2. The Walking Dead
After a killer first season (pun intended), and a lackluster season two, The Walking Dead came back with a vengeance this fall for an action-packed third season. The writers figured out that less talking is better, more action makes for a more enjoyable show, and sometimes it’s okay to make your main character totally batshit crazy. After the fiasco that was the Sophia storyline in season two, the paced has picked up quite a bit, resulting in an intense, enjoyable, weekly adrenaline rush that you just can’t find anywhere else. 

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3. Breaking Bad
I have, and will, stand by the statement that I made earlier in this year: I think Breaking Bad may be the best show—ever. I never cease to be flat-out amazed by the cinematic quality of the show, and the fucking powerhouse, gut-wrenching acting chops from every single person involved. Almost every show on TV (both good and bad) can’t manage to keep viewers surprised at nearly every single turn—except Breaking Bad. If that doesn’t keep you coming back, I don’t know what will. 

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4. Revenge
Soap done right. Revenge is what Sunday night dramas are all about—filthy, lying couples, family coups, sinful affairs. Done in the right way, these things play out like a delicious little present each and every week. Revenge manages to walk the line of both delightfully soapy and genuinely well-crafted—something that many weekly dramas would kill to be able to accomplish so well.  

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5. Happy Endings
Many shows have tried to recapture the magic that NBC created with Friends in the early 90s. Shows have tried a similar formula and failed, never able to recreate the perfect witty banter, the insane chemistry between cast members, the painfully funny long-running gags like Friends had done—until now. Happy Endings was a surprise little darling that came along as a mid-season filler a few seasons back, and has grown into one of the most consistently laugh out loud, slap your knee hilarious shows on television. The fluidity of the fast-paced snark that flows from character to character is unrivaled as far as current, popular comedy shows go, providing viewers with a blatantly silly (albeit hysterical) 30 minute tryst to look forward to once a week. 

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6. New Girl
Try to put aside for a moment the fact that you feel pressured by society into shit-talking this genuinely good TV show just because it stars Zooey Deschanel. New Girl has gone from quirky new sitcom starring a girl I don’t know if I should love or hate to a fantastic ensemble comedy that hits all the right notes of fun, whimsy, despair, heartbreak, and love. Sure, Deschanel’s Jess started off as the anchor to the show’s first season, but it became clear very quickly that Winston, Nick, Schmidt, and CeCe all had important roles to fill in her life and meaningful stories to tell. This is another example of a cast that works so well off of each other it’s almost scary. As a 25 year old who is still trying to find herself, New Girl really hits home in the best possible way. 

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7. Parks and Rec
There really are very few words I can think of that can adequately describe the immense amount of adoration that fills my heart for this show. Parks and Rec is without a doubt, the BEST comedy on TV. It’s definitely the most well-written, consistently amazing comedy, hands down. The actors at the center of Pawnee are some of the most talented in the biz, with Amy Poehler reminding me every week why I want to be her best friend. We cry with her, we laugh with her, we want to be Ron Swanson’s right hand lady friend. The stories that come out of Pawnee are the kinds that we are familiar with and can relate too—friends becoming lovers, the daily grind, fighting for what you believe in, family and friends are everything—but done in such a beautifully comedic way it feels like a treat every week. I am rarely so invested in characters on comedy shows, but I’ll be caring about the residents of Pawnee for the long haul. That, and THIS just wins all the things: 

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8. Louie
Depressed never looked so good. Louis CK has a gift, and that gift is making the most inanely mundane things seem hilarious, no matter just how awful they might actually be. He is a schlub, through and through, but with the self-deprecating humor that has made his standup a treasure to most, he is also lovable. The earnest way in which we can relate to Louie is both scary and appreciated, when we’re so used to being surrounded by superficial assholes everywhere we look. I cringe, you cringe, we all cringe for every episode of Louie—and I love it. 

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9. Downton Abbey
It’s hard for me to write about Downton Abbey without being a bit resentful that the seasons are so short and very far between. That being said, this period epic from BBC is just a flat out delight. Early 20th century class wars and societal pressures has never been more entertaining. It’s another good example of a soap done right—this time if a soap opera were set in war times and you put a fancy top hat on it. And even amid all the legitimately heavy material covered in the show (adultery, murder, PTSD, war), there’s still always time for a good, old-fashioned love story—one that just gives me goosebumps thinking about it. It’s written splendidly well, and acted even better. 

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10. Sherlock
Speaking of few and far between! Geez. I don’t know what it is about the BBC that makes them think they can just drag us along like that! But anyway. Sherlock quickly became one of my absolute favorite shows this year. The style in which it is shot, the maniacal graphic callouts, the devious villains and quick rapport between, oh, well, EVERYONE, makes this show one of the best on TV. It’s one that makes me think, makes me raise my eyebrow in skepticism, makes me admit that I’ve been had. Sherlock is unlike any other show on TV, and that alone makes the wait all the more worth it. 

December 23, 2012 VIEW POST

Dennis Farina cast as Nick’s dad on NEW GIRL

Farina will be playing my favorite grumpy-but-oh-so-loveable roommate’s con-man dad later this season. I can totally see it. 

November 21, 2012 VIEW POST

NEW GIRL casts Jess’ parents—who are they?

It’s these two! 

It’s been reported that Activia spokeswoman Jamie Lee Curtis and writer/director/producer Rob Reiner have been cast as Jess’s divorced parents. Jamie Lee Curtis I get. Rob Reiner? Not so much. Not that I’m against that casting choice, he’s just not one of the first people I would have thought of. I’m sure it will all work out just fine though. They’re set to meet the gang in the Thanksgiving episode—the same one where Rob Riggle is set to play Schmidt’s cousin, Schmidt. 

September 14, 2012 VIEW POST

Rob Riggle joins NEW GIRL Thanksgiving episode as Schmidt’s rival

Yes! 

It was reported today that funnyman (and underused actor) Rob Riggle has signed on to join New Girl’s Thanksgiving episode as none other than Schmidt’s cousin AND competitive rival, Schmidt. Yes, he also goes by the name Schmidt. I literally cannot express how much this synopsis tickles me. This is going to be a good one. 

September 10, 2012 VIEW POST

Parker Posey coming to season 2 of NEW GIRL!

As if you needed another reason to love New Girl (and catch up on season 1 before season 2 premieres!), resident quirky amazing ladyface Parker Posey will be joining the gang for the Sept. 25 premiere! 

The episode, which features a penis cast removal party for Schmidt, will feature Posey as a “shot girl.” (That may be the best sentence I’ve ever written.)

The part was original slated for funny lady Leslie Mann (which would have been great too), but due to her busy schedule she had to bow out. Here’s hoping the show will find some reason to bring back Posey every couple of episodes! 

August 6, 2012 VIEW POST

Emmy nominations 2012: PARKS & REC, DOWNTON ABBEY, & GIRLS score big

Full list with my commentary below. YAYYYYY AMY!

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls (Obvs.)
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep (What? Do you know anyone who even watched this?)

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad (FUCK YEAH)
Downton Abbey (FUCK YEAH x2)
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law 
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (Holla!!!) 
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey (Get it, daddio.)
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (He’s bloody brilliant. He better fucking win.)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Top Chef

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls (Go Lena! So frigging awesome.) 
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (If my girl doesn’t win for this last season I will swear off all TV, I swear to god I will. I’ll do it.) 

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie (omfg. YES.) 
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men (NO.)
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy

Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl (Just give it to Schmidt. Just do it.) 
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (She’s McGonagall AND the Dowager Countess. Bitch deserves to win.) 
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (I want him to win so badly. He’s INCREDIBLE. Just flat out incredible. Such a talent. And I have a huge crush on him so. There’s that.) 
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (I’m sure he’ll get it.) 
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys (Yes. Yes.) 
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Best variety series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (YAH.) 
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live (OH YAH.) 
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys (Get it, Kevin!!) 
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Best writing for a comedy (This whole category makes me very, very happy. SO happy.) 
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men


This is a very good year for Emmy noms. The only notable atrocity is Nick Offerman not getting a nom for Parks & Rec, AND the fact that Parks & Rec as a whole wasn’t nominated for Best Comedy. How can you nominate Amy and get noms for Best Writing and not get nominated for Best Comedy? TRAVESTY. I don’t get it. Like, it really doesn’t make any fucking sense. And since they didn’t get nominated, this only heightens my wish to see Amy get what she deserves this time around. 

AND AND AND, oh how could I forget?! Revenge! Totally snubbed. I mean, the fuck?! Though it may just look like a soapy rich people romp in the Hamptons, it’s incredibly well-written, directed, and acted. It was one of the best new shows of the entire season last year, and to see nothing, NOTHING and no one nominated really bums me out. 

July 19, 2012 VIEW POST

NEW GIRL season 2 poster

Excellent. Excellent. 

July 17, 2012 VIEW POST

Here’s what TV is going to look like this fall: SCHEDULE

With NBC doing some truly stupid shit like moving Community to Fridays after Whitney, it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest to see ABC and Fox follow suit in the asshatery. 

The fall TV schedules have been announced for NBC, Fox, and ABC (still waiting on CBS and The CW), and here’s what we’ve got: 

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So Revenge moves to Sundays to take the Desperate Housewives slot (I’m not super disappointed by this as I know Revenge will flourish here); 

Glee moves to Thursdays against Grey’s Anatomy (good luck);

Remember when I was so happy to hear that ABC renewed Happy Endings for a FULL 22-episode season for the fall? Well they pulled the old bait and switch on us, as they’ve renewed, sure, but moved it to Tuesdays up against New Girl. New Girl has become one of the better comedies on TV (and I do truly love it, even if I had to grow into it), but it’s not as good as Happy Endings. Not to mention it’s picked up quite a loyal fanbase now, whereas I have gone blue in the face trying to convince people that Happy Endings is a fucking brilliantly hilarious show (and I still feel like no one believes me). So, yeah, let’s put them against each other. GOD DAMN YOU ABC. 

Also, I was TOTALLY right when I called The Mindy Project filling the slot after New Girl on Fox. That will totally work. Obvs. 

May 15, 2012 VIEW POST

First image for NEW GIRL season 2 (yes, already)

Don’t care. I’ll take it. 

CYUTE!

May 11, 2012 VIEW POST

Fox renews NEW GIRL for season 2

YAY! After starting this show with my skeptic hat on, and then giving up on it after a few episodes, and then finally getting back on track, I can safely say I ama big fan of this show. This show has found its groove and has become one of the funnier sitcoms on  broadcast TV. The characters other than Jess have come into their own, and successfully carved out hilarious roles for themselves. The jokes are heartfelt and hysterical, the delivery by the actors totally solid. I am sad I ever doubted the show (only for about 3 episodes!) at all. Everyone starts off rough. But New Girl is definitely on the right track—-the track to my heart. (yeah, I went there)

Also, NICK AND JESS FOREVERRRRR

April 9, 2012 VIEW POST

First photos from TRUE BLOOD’s Ryan Kwanten visit to NEW GIRL

Enjoy these two beautiful mugs just muggin beautifully and shit. Beautifully. Muggin. Yum. 

The episode airs on (ew) Valentine’s Day, natch. 

(via Entertainment Weekly)

February 2, 2012 VIEW POST