Something we'll never get to look forward to again: a new season of 30 Rock. One of TV's most excellent shows had its last day of shooting yesterday, culminating in what must have been a seriously weepy wrap party. Cast member Kevin "Dot Com" Brown took and shared pictures on Twitter, because he knows how much we wanted to be a part of this glorious farewell.
The series finale (sob) of 30 Rock will air Thursday, January 31 on NBC. And just in time for your to restock your tissue supply, Community will come back! It's the most bittersweet two weeks in sitcom history!
Here is the full cast and crew of 30 Rock, gathering for a group photo. Perhaps the last group photo. Sniff...
Thanks for sharing these, Dot Com! Will we ever have another TV show with a character named Dot Com? Probably not. And if we do, it just won't be the same.
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If there was any reason to look forward to this exact time next year (besides the fact that no one will be talking about the Mayans), it's this: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will hit theaters on December 20, 2013. Let the year-long party start NOW. (via Vulture) Read the rest
CBS TV Studios wants to hop on the genre TV train! News broke today that the studio has hired Bryan Singer to serve as executive producer for a(nother) new version of The Twilight Zone, though it's still in the very early stages of development. With the success of horror-themed shows like The Walking Dead and American Horror Story -- not to mention the upcoming prequel series, Hannibal and Bates Motel -- you can't really blame them for trying, but will an anthology series (as opposed to a serial) still attract the audience they want? The most recent attempt (2002) only lasted for one season, and previous one (1985) also struggled to gain traction. But a new Twilight Zone could probably go to much creepier places these days, making it a little more worth our while. Possibly.
In the meantime, you can just tune in to Syfy's annual Twilight Zone marathon on December 31 and January 1. It's a holiday tradition!
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Nothing says "the holidays" like slaves and whores, but which is sadder? Really?
When fashion designer competition show Project Runway
returns to Lifetime for its eleventh season, the designers will be forced to compete in teams
! For the whole season! That's ridiculous, because as we all know, no contestant on any competition show is there to make friends
, and now they totally have to make friends
! This is crazypants, which will probably be one of the challenges, and everyone will be eliminated that week because no one ever
does well in team challenges. Also: Michael Kors is not returning due to scheduling issues and will be replaced by Zac Posen. But I'm going to assume this has something to do with not-making-friendship. (via The Hollywood Reporter
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If you're a fan of Wes Anderson movies because you felt you could relate to the characters, then this is the infographic for you! Follow this flow chart (created by Jennifer Lewis at Flavorwire) to find out which Wes Anderson character you are. (For the record, I'm Steve Zissou. I haven't decided how to feel about this yet, but it's Bill Murray, so I'm leaning towards "tickled.") (via Flavorwire) Read the rest
When New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz found out that Newtown victim Jack Pinto, 6, was a huge fan, he decided to dedicate Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons to the first-grader. Cruz, the father of an eleven-month-old girl, decorated his cleats and gloves with tributes to Jack, calling the boy his "hero." Normally, writing on uniforms or gear would be cause for a fine in the NFL, but Cruz -- and the rest of the Giants and the New York Jets, who had "SHES" written on their helmets (Sandy Hook Elementary School) -- won't be in trouble. (The Giants' playoff chances? Another story.) Jack's family has been in touch with Cruz since the weekend, offering any needed assistance, and he has promised to try and meet with them in person, even if just for a short time. He's also promised to give the Pinto family the cleats as a keepsake. If the final score of that game wasn't enough to make a Giants fan weep (present company included), then this story certainly is. (via TIME)
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We don't see a lot of Gillian Anderson lately, but when she's coming back to genre television, that's pretty noteworthy! After a ten-year absence from American television, the former X-Files star is set to play a recurring role as Hannibal Lecter's therapist on NBC's upcoming Hannibal series. I like this news. I like it bunches. And not just because Anderson will get to wear better blazers onscreen. (via CNN's The Marquee) Read the rest
Maybe we shouldn't wonder how the Peanuts gang spend their holidays as adults.
Since 2004, film development executive Franklin Leonard has set up an annual list -- called The Black List
-- of the best screenplays that have been sitting around, collecting dust, waiting for a producer to get the wheels in motion. Former Black Listers include the Oscar-winning Juno
by Diablo Cody and nominee Lars and the Real Girl
by Nancy Oliver. So, who will get lucky this year? Among the scripts listed this year
are Ground Control to Major Tom
by Jason Micallef, Fuck Marry Kill
by Neel Shah and Alex Blagg (to which I say "FINALLY"), and Seuss
by Eyal Podell and Jonathan Stewart, among many other interesting titles. (via Deadline
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As part of its first comedy issue -- or as I like to call it, "The Sexiest Humans Alive" issue -- Vanity Fair has featured a photo shoot and (unembeddable) interview with the lads of The Lonely Island, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone. They provide exactly zero information on their future plans and talk about fake cookbooks instead, and I'm okay with that. (via Vanity Fair) Read the rest
A most proper drug deal in the New Mexico desert could only happen with the finest English gentlemen.
FX has announced that the animated characters of Archer are turning into real people and invading four cities for live readings with the cast and creator of the show! Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Jessica Walter, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates will all perform some of the more memorable scenes from the show under the direction of show creator Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson. Here are the show dates and locations:
January 3: The Echoplex, Los Angeles
January 4: The Fillmore, San Francisco
January 11: The Theatre of Living Arts, Philadelphia
January 12: Irving Plaza, New York
The show dates lead up to Archer's fourth season premiere on Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 PM (Eastern). In case you needed a reminder that January can actually be exciting! If you aren't already familiar with the show, please allow our publisher Jason Weisberger to introduce you to it. (via A.V. Club)
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Entertainment Weekly is reporting that TLC will air a pilot for Best Funeral Ever
, a new unscripted show that follows a typical day at Dallas' Golden Gate Funeral Home and all of the wacktastic death parties it hosts. I, for one, think this is one of the smartest ideas for a TV show because unlike all these dippy-ass wedding shows, death truly is
forever and worth all the money for one last party. If there is only one thing we all have in common, fellow humans, it's our mortality. It's okay to have smoke machines and BBQ sauce fountains before we peace out for good. Best Funeral Ever
will air Wednesday, December 26 at 8:00 PM (Eastern) on TLC. (via Videogum
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