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Newswire: Exclusive DC preview: Justice League United #8 wipes out The Legion Of Superheroes

DC’s New 52 hasn’t been kind to The Legion Of Superheroes. After launching two new Legion-centric titles at the very start of the New 52 reboot, DC canceled both books and left the characters floating in 31st-century limbo. They’ve recently returned in the current arc of Jeff Lemire’s Justice League United, teaming up with the heroes of the present day […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Carl Sagan did say “billions and billions” a lot on Cosmos, video proves

Certain public figures become associated in the public’s mind, often thanks to mimics and comedians, with particular catchphrases or vocal tics. Sometimes, however, these associations are inaccurate or exaggerated. Cary Grant never actually said the words “Judy, Judy, Judy” in any of his movies, for instance, nor did James Cagney ever truly call someone “you dirty rat.” But late astrophysicist […]

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Newswire: iZombie to premiere March 17, introduce the term “ZILF”to the cultural lexicon

During the upfront presentation for the CW’s iZombie, executive producer Rob Thomas—once again, the Veronica Mars guy, not the Matchbox Twenty guy—joked that his new series would be more accurately called “ZILFs,” which stands, presumably, for “Zombies I’d Like to Finish off, maybe with a shovel, because who would want to have sex with an animated corpse?” (Besides the guy […]

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Newswire: Netflix is releasing a one-hour special of Ricky Gervais’ Derek

Probably as a result of all that deafening critical acclaim, Netflix will be airing a one-hour special of Ricky Gervais’ sitcom Derek. The comedian tweeted the news that his show, whose second season aired last summer, would be returning to the streaming service on April 3: EXCLUSIVE: BIG NEWS! #Derek and the Broad Hill gang return to Netflix with a […]

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Newswire: CBS renews three new shows, sets date for Colbert’s Late Show debut

For football fans inundated with commercials constantly touting the network’s success, it should come as no surprise that CBS has renewed three of its freshman dramas. The Tiffany Network has given Scorpion, NCIS: New Orleans, and Madam Secretary all second seasons of seemingly edgy but ultimately bland procedural shows that somehow pull in huge numbers, even as most people would […]

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Great Job, Internet!: Here’s an hour of Murder She Wrote’s Angela Lansbury figuring shit out

“Yes, of course! That’s it!” There is perhaps no sweeter moment in television, or truly in all of existence, than that inevitable scene in every episode of Murder, She Wrote during which Angela Lansbury’s inquisitive mystery writer Jessica Fletcher gets a sudden flash of inspiration and dashes off to solve yet another homicide. Editor extraordinaire Isaac Royffe (whose CV includes […]

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Newswire: The CW is renewing basically everything, wants more DC Universe spin-offs

Continuing its grand tradition of saying, “Eh, what the hell,” to just about any show that garners the slightest amount of critical praise or audience, The CW went ahead and renewed almost every scripted show it has for next season. That means there will be at least one more year apiece of Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Reign, Jane […]

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Coming Distractions: A new trailer for The Walking Dead’s midseason premiere is here

“Surviving… surviving together is all that matters.” Those are essentially the only words you’ll hear in this trailer for the back half of The Walking Dead‘s season five. Rick and his cohorts are shown slowly, stealthily moving through the woods—at least, right up until the moment they unleash holy hell on someone or something. The trailer is more like a […]

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Great Job, Internet!: This great new Split Single video is an homage to Marathon Man

We’ve been ardently in favor of Split Single in the past 12 months, positively reviewing the band’s debut album and inviting them in to cover TV On The Radio. The band is the brainchild of Jason Narducy, a Chicagoan with the sexiest elbows in rock who’s also a touring member of Superchunk and Bob Mould’s band. Just today, Narducy released […]

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