Great Job, Internet!: Kumail Nanjiani does a chilling Mariah Carey in this recreation of a TRL episode

Paul Scheer is arguably a little too familiar with the world of recreating bygone television for absurdist effect. His Arscheerio Paul re-stagings of old episodes of The Arsenio Hall Show were delightfully weird reenactments, in which he would try to stick to the actual dialogue of the show while his guests aped celebrities’ behavior to increasingly bizarre degrees. It was […]

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Newswire: Upfronts 2015: The CW don’t need another hero (until midseason)

Considering the rocky fortunes and demolished lineups of the networks that kicked off this upfronts week, the amount of confidence on display during Wednesday and Thursdays presentations is staggering. As staggering as a network booking a big superhero show and holding it until midseason? By its own metrics, The CW just had its best season in network history, and it’s […]

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Newswire: Exclusive Marvel preview: Master Of Kung Fu brings martial arts to Secret Wars

Secret Wars has taken all of Marvel history and created a new landscape where different realities, timelines, and locations are given their own individual kingdoms in Battleworld, a sprawling territory created and ruled by God Emperor Doom. The event’s tie-in miniseries delves into the specific kingdoms, and next week marks the beginning of a surge of new books highlighting different […]

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Watch This: A small town lures drivers to their deaths in Peter Weir’s first feature

Every day, Watch This offers staff recommendations inspired by the week’s new releases or premieres. This week: With Mad Max speeding back into theaters, we go Down Under for some Ozploitation classics. The Cars That Ate Paris (1974) Peter Weir’s debut feature The Cars That Ate Paris isn’t scary or laugh-out-loud funny, and yet it’s usually classified as a horror-comedy […]

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Coming Distractions: Samantha Bee is done with sausages in the teaser for her new talk show

Samantha Bee, The Daily Show‘s longest-running correspondent, teased her new TBS talk show in a clip that shows how male-saturated the late-night talk-show landscape is. With Jon Stewart on the left, Stephen Colbert on the right, and lots of other men in between, Bee muses, “When I take a step back I feel like something’s missing.” The name of Bee’s […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Yip along to this supercut of actors making dog noises

People acting like animals has been a common sight in both film and television, a device that’s been used for comedic purposes or, in dramas, to suggest some sort of lingering psychological breakdown. Ruff. The folks at Wiseguy Pictures put together a supercut that—Rrrrrrrrr—takes these various moments and puts them all together into one single, rabid package. The supercut features […]

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Newswire: James L. Brooks still wants to work things out with Harry Shearer

The Simpsons casting kerfuffle continues: Despite confirmation from showrunner Al Jean that Harry Shearer will not be returning to the show, it seems that the program’s top creative heads don’t have all their “Bort” license plates in a row. Shearer’s very public Twitter announcement that he is not coming back (and at least partially implying the fault lies with co-creator […]

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