Random Roles: Carol Kane on Scrooged, Andy Kaufman, and The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Welcome to Random Roles, wherein we talk to actors about the characters who defined their careers. The catch: They don’t know beforehand what roles we’ll ask them to talk about. The actor: Carol Kane has become so well known for her work in comedy that it’s often forgotten that she first earned a name for herself through more dramatic efforts, […]

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TV Club: A cyclops, a stranger, and an empty grave bring horror back to The Knick

In a way “Ten Knots” was easy. Almost all of the main characters were sequestered in separate storylines, give or take Gallinger’s boat ride or Harry’s visit from Cleary. Ten individual knots. Things are more complicated now that everyone but Harry is back at the Knick. There’s a lot more collusion and collision in “You’re No Rose.” Thack, Gallinger, and […]

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Newswire: Hannibal’s Bryan Fuller headed back to NBC for an Amazing Stories reboot

Hannibal creator Bryan Fuller is returning to NBC, a move that suggests that all his claims about bearing the network no ill-will for canceling his cult-favorite series were actually true—or at least that Stockholm syndrome might have set in. Fuller is set to write and executive produce a reboot of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories, thus allowing NBC to check both […]

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Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Give Metalocalypse a proper send-off

Defying the fact that there’s nothing more brutal than a long-running show getting canceled just before its planned finale, Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small is crusading to win his series the ending it deserves. Working with music video game Rocksmith—in what may be the first instance of a “Save Our Show!” campaign with sponsored support—Small has spent the last month running […]

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Newswire: Rare, Tolkien-annotated map of Middle Earth found tucked inside old book

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings has long provided a safe space for fans of orcs, poem-songs, and fantasy cartography to come together in shared appreciation of their mutual loves. Now, we can add “rare book collectors” to the list of communal nerderies, with The Independent’s i100 blog reporting that a rare, Tolkien-annotated map of Middle Earth has been […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Matthew Perry turns “Hotline Bling” into “Hotline Bing”

For those who thought the internet was done with parodying the video for Drake‘s “Hotline Bling,” congratulations on being born yesterday. For everyone else, Mashable has concocted “Hotline Bing,” which takes the original video and augments it with Matthew Perry’s lovably uptight Chandler Bing from Friends. As Drake suavely dances within his giant, color-changing cubes, there’s dorky, decidedly not-suave Matthew […]

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