MTV's Latest Reinvention Still Won't Involve Music

It's common knowledge that MTV's name hasn't had anything to do with its content in years, but there's still something that ties the network's early music video blocks to TRL and Teen Mom: Its relentless pursuit of teen viewers. To keep up with their fickle tastes, MTV has to keep revamping itself every few years.… » 10/03/11 12:55pm 10/03/11 12:55pm

TV Gets Less Gay This Season

GLAAD has realeased its annual "Where We Are On TV" report, and for the first time in four years, the number of LGBT characters on scripted network primetime shows is expected to decrease. That's particularly sad when you consider that GLAAD even has characters like Roger, the "omnisexual" alien on American Dad,… » 9/28/11 11:06pm 9/28/11 11:06pm

Are Shows About Surprise Military Reunions Hurting Kids?

There are few things more heartwarming than seeing troops safely return to their families, and there are now two new reality shows that capitalize on this: Lifetime's Coming Home and TLC's Surprise Homecoming. The producers say the goal is to showcase uplifting stories about military personnel and create special… » 9/06/11 2:20pm 9/06/11 2:20pm

The Ads Missing From Your Nickelodeon '90s Nostalgia Block

There's one thing Nickelodeon forgot for its nightly '90s revival: The commercials that accompanied Pete & Pete, Kenan & Kel, and Clarissa Explains It All. Buzzfeed has assembled a collection of ads to complete your viewing experience, including the games Don't Wake Daddy and Crocodile Mile, as well as essential… » 7/27/11 11:57pm 7/27/11 11:57pm

Your Favorite Glee Stars Actually Aren't Leaving The Show

Remember how Glee co-creator Ryan Murphy said Lea Michele, Cory Monteith and Chris Colfer would be leaving the show at the end of next season, and you didn't care so much about Finn but were distraught over the prospect of a life without Kurt? Well, we have good news: executive producer/co-creator Brad Falchuk… » 7/24/11 8:00pm 7/24/11 8:00pm

HBO's Actor Recycling Program Prevents Little-Known Talents From Going…

You probably never saw Michael K. Williams in anything before The Wire, but after his performance as Omar, it came as no surprise that he turned up on Boardwalk Empire as Chalky White. Andy Greenwald has unlocked HBO's plot to repeatedly cast little-known actors in similar roles, and he's produced a detailed chart to… » 6/13/11 2:06pm 6/13/11 2:06pm

PBS Adds More Commercials, Risks Angering Viewers Like You

For years, PBS has put forth the idea that it's too high-brow for commercials. Ads have been creeping onto the network in the pre-show sponsor acknowledgements you don't watch, but starting this fall programs will feature in-episode breaks for promotional messages. » 6/01/11 10:35am 6/01/11 10:35am

Glee: Relationship Death At A Funeral

It felt like there wasn't that much plot development in this week's Glee. Maybe that's because it featured four solo auditions in full — or perhaps I'm just disappointed that there was nothing about Brittany and Santana's relationship this week. » 5/18/11 12:46am 5/18/11 12:46am

Glee: Prom Queen Race Ends With A Slap In The Face

This week on Glee, Kurt learned that despite the creation of Santana's Bully Whips squad, the students at McKinley are still discriminating against homosexuals. Tonight we finally saw an end to the inane chatter about who would win Prom Queen, and though the results were leaked by an extra (who was told she'd "never… » 5/10/11 11:57pm 5/10/11 11:57pm

Glee: Fondue Is In, Santana's Secret Is Out

This week's episode is all about rumors, which conveniently allows Schue to assign songs from the Fleetwood Mac album of the same name (plus one "u"). During her ridiculously amusing web series "Fondue For Two" (which should definitely become a real thing) Brittany accidentally announces that Santana "plays for the… » 5/04/11 12:44am 5/04/11 12:44am

Is The U.K. Trying To Ban Homosexual Kisses From Daytime TV?

Reports are circulating that British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to toughen rules on what broadcasters can show before 9 p.m. so that children won't be exposed to "indecent" scenes, like the 1994 lesbian kiss on the soap Brookside, a first on U.K. TV. » 5/03/11 12:18am 5/03/11 12:18am

Glee: Quinn Has A Pimply Past, Santana Schemes To Win Her "Lebanese"…

In this week's 90-minute Glee, Kurt returns to McKinley High just in time for nationals, Rachel contemplates rhinoplasty, and we learn Quinn wasn't born attractive, and she may still be ugly on the inside. » 4/27/11 12:15am 4/27/11 12:15am

Absolutely Fabulous Is Returning, Sweetie Darling!

Exciting news! Chain-smoking, Champagne-guzzling self-centered and vulgar fashionistas Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone are being resurrected. This summer, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will shoot three new episodes of AbFab, and the show should return to BBC1 in the fall. It's been almost 20 years since the show… » 4/21/11 3:33pm 4/21/11 3:33pm

Gwyneth Addresses The Internet Haters On Glee

Usually when Glee does one of its contrived plots about Sue trying to take down New Directions for no apparent reason, we at least get a few memorable performances or witty lines. "Night of Neglect" wasn't the worst episode this season, but it was unusually bland. It felt like the writers were concentrating on next… » 4/20/11 12:47am 4/20/11 12:47am

Memories Of Being Taunted Lead To Tears On RuPaul's Drag Race

Last night, each queen was asked, "Why do you deserve to be crowned America's Next Drag Superstar?" Yara Sofia bluntly answered, "Because I'm broke." Manila Luzon was more eloquent, speaking about her loving and supportive family, and the desire to spread that encouragement. Raja became tearful as she sobbed, "I… » 4/12/11 2:30pm 4/12/11 2:30pm

Saddest Cartoon Ever Comes To DVD

In ninth grade, my friend and I used to turn off the sound on Rocko's Modern Life, turn on Sublime's self-titled album, and watch as Rocko and his friends wandered through their melancholy, chartreuse world. Now you too can ennui it up like it's 1996 with the show's first season, coming out on DVD June 21. Sure, you… » 4/08/11 6:45pm 4/08/11 6:45pm

Will Ferrell Meets His New Office-mates

Yes, waiting weeks to see Will Ferrell's new role on The Office has been difficult, but for those who just can't wait any longer — cheer up! Here are two preview clips from next week's episode. Spoilers ahead! » 4/08/11 5:00pm 4/08/11 5:00pm

A Read On The Script From The "Playboy" TV Show

We were lucky enough to get our hands on a copy of the Playboy TV series pilot script. We already knew it was about the glory days of the Chicago-based bunny-empire. But things about it were...surprising. » 4/08/11 12:30pm 4/08/11 12:30pm

Yes, there are retro bunnies galore! The details of the club scenes, one can only assume, hew with some…

The Wise, Wacky Women Of Extreme Couponing

Last night TLC aired new series Extreme Couponing, which is just what it sounds like: Ladies going to extremes to save on their grocery shopping. J'amie — seen in the clip above — is a self-proclaimed Coupon Diva, which means she shops wearing lipstick, eyeshadow and heels. It's a bizarre experience to watch her buy… » 4/07/11 12:54pm 4/07/11 12:54pm

Straight Guy Discovers He Loves Drag

There were "Jocks in Frocks" on last night's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race: Straight, athletic guys donned makeup, heels, dresses and wigs, in an attempt to channel the glamour, elegance and beauty of a drag queen. Unsurprisingly, many failed. Not just any man can be a drag queen! As RuPaul says, it takes… » 4/05/11 2:35pm 4/05/11 2:35pm