Last month marked 20 years since Beavis and Butthead debuted on MTV. But with that anniversary came the news that the show won't be seen there anymore. Fans have been petitioning for Comedy Central to pick it up. But if they do they might want to keep in mind the show's controversial history. After ... More >>
David Cross discusses Arrested Development’s return with Michael Cera
Depending on your perspective, Zooey Deschanel is either the cutest, funniest, most adorable little retro-kookster on earth, or she's an irritating try-hard with zero comedy chops. The only thing the world seems able to universally agree on is that Deschanel has nice bangs. As such, her sitcom - ... More >>
In this week's feature in the Voice Pride Issue "Does 'Gay Inc.' Believe in Free Speech?" we take a long look at GLAAD, the self-described "PR firm for the LGBT community." Since the story was published Tuesday afternoon, a few events have happened as if on cue (one nationally, the others on a muc ... More >>
David Adjmi's new comedy is sadly no laughing matter
We're about to close up shop here until 2012, and what better way to send out the year that birthed trollgaze than to run down the 11 posts on Sound of the City that generated the most pageviews over the course of the past 52 weeks? Enjoy this look back on the psyche of our readers, and have a happy ... More >>
As we continue our year-end celebrations, we've come to a big moment. We asked voters to decide which story had the most impact on Scientology watching this year. We chose five finalists that we think had lasting importance as well as immediate punch. There were many other stories worth cove ... More >>
20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy? The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>
This past weekend at New York Comic-Con, Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge presented the inaugural public screening of his crude animation's newly rebooted first episode. Chris Linn, MTV Executive Vice President of MTV Production, introduced the pilot, which premieres October 27 at 10 p.m.. ... More >>
MTV turns 30 on Monday. To celebrate, we're running a bunch of pieces on the channel, its legacy, and its future. You may have heard by now that Beavis and Butt-Head are returning to MTVa real comeback after years of cruel teasing rumors, none of them particularly believable. Mike Judge an ... More >>
"Those are mah cheesy poofs!"If you're a South Park fan -- and who isn't these days -- get excited for a new snack the Frito-Lay division of PepsiCo is preparing to launch next month. Finally, Cheesy Poofs will be real, for a limited time.
Judy Gold grew up wishing she was in a sitcom starring the much happier Brady Bunch or Partridge Family. Years later, she wished her life--as a 6' 3" Jewish lesbian comic with two sons--was the subject of a sitcom, so she could impart meaningful messages and her kids could see their experien ... More >>
Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land
And she deserves it. The hilarious, deadpan Judy Gold returns to the stage in The Judy Show--My Life As A Sitcom beginning June 30th at the DR2 Theater. I just called the lesbo-visible comic and got the gay lowdown on it. Me: Hi, Judy. Tell me about your wacky new show. Judy: It starts w ... More >>
In light of the rather icky publicity the show has gotten in the past year, along with the ill will accorded its unruly, departed star Charlie Sheen, the bigwigs over at Two and a Half Men will submit the show in a lot of Emmys categories, but not the biggies. In other words, there is no sub ... More >>
Yes, Ashton Kutcher has been announced as the guy who'll fill Charlie Sheen's lumpy shoes on Two and a Half Men, but this isn't like when there was suddenly a new Darren on Bewitched.
Today in masochism: there is a comedian named Gil Ozeri who is currently watching every single episode of Two and a Half Men in a row, sans interruptions. The whole thing is streaming online here. Fittingly enough, all of the episodes of Charlie Sheen's famously mediocre sitcom (there are 177 ... More >>
crimsong19/FlickrThe stuff that sitcoms are made of.Joining Kitchen Confidential and Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place on the illustrious roster of food-industry-related television sitcoms are food trucks. Per New York's Vulture, ABC and some former King of the Hill writers are developing a ... More >>
The New York Times ArtsBeat blog managed something resembling an apology from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone for lifting huge segments of dialogue for their Inception parody, which aired Wednesday, from CollegeHumor's "Inception Characters Don't Understand Inception," created ... More >>
Padma Lakshmi demonstrated her acting skills once again on NBC's 30 Rock last night. "Men always tell me I'm very funny," she confesses to Jack Donaghy. So, whatever happened to those sitcom plans?
BravoOut of the frying pan, into the fire: Variety is reporting that Padma Lakshmi will be leaving Top Chef after its sixth season for her own sitcom on NBC. The show will reportedly "star Lakshmi as a woman working in the culinary world," and is tentatively titled--lord have mercy--Single Serving.D ... More >>
Emmy-nominated The Family Guy featuring Emmy-nominated Seth MacFarlane. For us the joy of the Emmy Nominations, announced this morning, is in the less-well-known categories. We see that there are only two shows, for instance, up for Outstanding Children's Nonfiction Program: Grandpa, Do You Know ... More >>
Breathe easy, Simpsons fans. The movie is eeeexellent.
Mike Judge's much ballyhooed but rarely seen Idiocracycoming soon to your idiot box!
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