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Late Night with Jimmy Fallon: The Modern Variety Show

Jimmy Fallon is truly on top of the world right now.  NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon currently leads in the late night ratings.  Rumors have been swirling that the announcement of Jimmy taking over The Tonight Show in 2014 (when both his and Jay Leno’s contracts are up) is imminent and all but outright […]

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When Opportunity Knocks, Veronica Mars Will Still Be Smarter Than You

In the days since the Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter reached its $2 million goal in less than 24 hours, I’ve kept a tab open to the page. In a week, it’s blown past its goal, now nearly reaching four million dollars at the time of this posting. We still have three more weeks–who knows what could still happen?

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Why I Watch: Girls

No show is without its problems, and Girls is probably one of the best examples of this. The show, and creator Lena Dunham, have come under a lot of fire recently for the inability to incorporate diversity into the show’s cast. There have been several other criticisms for the show as well, which begs the question: why do I watch it?

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Recap: People’s Choice Awards 2013

Kaley Cuoco hosted for the second year in a row, and started off the show by emulating the butt-kicking awesomeness of this year’s action leading ladies because, honestly, who was cooler than Scarlett Johansson and Jennifer Lawrence? Surprisingly, this didn’t include an ode to archery, which keeps being talked about as being the year’s most […]

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Recap: SNL 11/3/12 – Louis C.K. with fun.

SNL managed to book one of the biggest names in stand up comedy and one of the biggest names in hit crossover indie pop acts. Let’s see if host Louis C.K. and the trying conditions of Hurricane Sandy came together to make…the perfect storm (nailed it).

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Mockingbird Lane: A Reboot That Works

Mockingbird Lane may have been pushed out as a one-time special, but this darkly fun family drama deserves an entire series.

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“Don’t you just find Mindy Kaling, like, really annoying, though?” and other things I find, like, really annoying.

First of all, let’s just start this post by reminding everyone that The Mindy Project is my favorite new comedy of the season, and that I love Mindy Kaling more than I love a lot of things. I know that she is vaguely unpopular on the Internet, for reasons that are valid and reasons that are subjective, but when I ask people why they don’t like her, the general response is that she’s “annoying” or “talks about herself too much.” Now, I don’t know Mindy Kaling personally, but–wait a second, I’m pretty sure that neither do you. Let’s have a talk about separating ladies from personas.

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Recap: SNL 10/13/12 – Christina Applegate with Passion Pit

As Christina Applegate mentioned in her monologue, the last time she hosted saw the first appearance of Chris Farley’s now infamous Matt Foley character. Let’s see if this episode will produce anything just as infamous.

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Recap: SNL 10/6/12 – Daniel Craig with Muse

First-time host Daniel Craig comes to the SNL stage this week to help promote November’s release of Skyfall. It’s always interesting to see how dramatic actors hold up in the SNL setting, so let’s see how Daniel fits the bill.

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It’s Emmy Night 2012!

Hey kids, it’s officially Emmy night, and your crew at ABPW is ready to tackle it. Be sure you’ve read up on all of our Emmy-Nominated Weekend posts to get a refresher on who’s nominated as well as our picks, and join us on Twitter at @ABPWblog for live tweets from Bailey and Kailee about the event tonight.

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