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  • April 22, 2008
    By Sharon Steel


    I'm not very skilled at predicting things that could provide me with some form of material gain, like, say, the stock market. And I'm no fortune teller -- try as I did to memorize the palm-reading gift book I picked up in the Occult section of Barnes & Noble when I was 13, I don't have a fucking clue about my own future, and even less of an inkling about those who let me stare at the lines on their hands.

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  • May 18, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart


    The men behind Human Giant, MTV's first prime-time sketch comedy show since The State (where the fuck are those DVDs, incidentally?) are set to take over the network (and MTV2) for a full 24 hours starting today at noon. They say they've been given authority to show whatever they want, including The State, Beavis and Butt-Head, Remote Control, etc.


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  • March 26, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    For those who haven't yet heard of it for whatever reason, The Riches has been airing Monday nights at 10 on FX for the last few weeks. It follows the lives of a family of Travellers (headed by Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver) who have stolen the lives of a well-to-do family of suburbanites. We haven't seen it yet, but the reviews have not been spectacular and the clips don't look promising.

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  • March 13, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart


    In hopes of building advanced word of mouth (we presume, at least), NBC has taken the somewhat unprecedented step of putting all six first-season episodes of its new Thursday-night comedy (read: quirky, no laughtrack) Andy Barker P.I. up on its Web site. Perhaps this means that NBC doesn't think the show will do well and thinks the unique marketing campaign will help - if enough internet users check it out, suddenly people will start talking and, lo and behold, the show's a hit, sort of.

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  • March 02, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    You may remember Massachusetts's own Rob Corddry from The Daily Show as a correspondent. You may remember his wordless bit part in Old School, as well. Now he's broken out on his own to do a show from Seth MacFarlane, who apparently just has free reign over Fox now, even though Family Guy has been a shell of its former self since coming back from the dead.

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  • March 02, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    ABC is giving the Geico cavemen their own sitcom. Variety says the show "will revolve around three pre-historic men who must battle prejudice as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta."

    This could work, we suppose, but it doesn't look good.


    Thirty minutes of this?

  • February 22, 2007
    By Ryan Stewart
    In two years, Conan O'Brien will be making the jump to 11:35 to replace Jay Leno as the host of The Tonight Show. And that's a good thing. We like Conan - his skits are consistently funny and he does a good job of establishing a rapport with his guests, including the ones the publicity machine forcefeeds him. Sure, maybe he runs the occasional joke into the ground - see last year's President of Finland business for an example - but, for the most part, he's the best thing going on late-night television.

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