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These days, Joe and Anthony Russo are famous for helping to steer the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise. They directed Captain America: The Winter Soldier and returned for Captain America: Civil War, and will be back yet again for the next two Avengers sequels. But before all that, they were best known for their work on beloved shows like Arrested DevelopmentCommunity, and Happy Endings.

And, as it turns out, they haven’t abandoned their small-screen comedy roots completely. The Russos are teaming with Showtime for a new sitcom about a family of pot dealers. Zach Cregger (The Whitest Kids U’Know) and Moshe Kasher (Another Period) are also on board.  Read More »

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Game of Thrones‘ sixth season has been moving forward with the force and speed of a runaway freight train. HBO’s flagship series, traditionally a lumbering and patient affair, has been burning story like gasoline and it has been all the better for it. “Oathbreaker,” the third episode of the season, kept the fire bright. The show is officially barreling toward something, maybe a a final seventh season, and it’s as good as it has ever been.

Now, let’s run down the most important stuff that happened last night, shall we?

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Brie Larson Saturday Night Live

This Mother’s Day weekend, it seemed appropriate that the host of Saturday Night Live was Brie Larson, fresh off her Oscar-winning role as a traumatized but strong mother in the adaptation of Room. In adorable fashion, Larson’s real mother was in attendance for SNL and even made an appearance with a few of the other cast members’ mothers. As for the rest of the show, it was hit or miss, but the most surprising aspect was how SNL chose to tackle political satire this week, and it worked better than most of the other sketches they’ve tossed up this election season. Plus, there’s a pretty damn great Game of Thrones sketch to check out as well.

We run through all the best and worst sketches from the Brie Larson Saturday Night Live episode after the jump. Read More »

Defenders Avengers Crossover

Marvel Studios already brought several superhero film franchises together when they assembled The Avengers back in 2012. Now they’re getting them back together every few years with new franchises beginning and previous solo superhero franchises continuing in the years between. The same approach is coming together over at Netflix with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting their own shows to lead to an assemble of The Defenders. But will the two ever meet?

Fans are hungry to see the simultaneously connected but separate worlds of Marvel’s movies and TV shows come together in a big way, and many are hoping that it will happen in the two-part sequel Avengers: Infinity War. Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, fresh off scripting Captain America: Civil War, recently addressed the possibility of a Defenders Avengers crossover in Infinity War, and the chances don’t seem to be very high. Read More »

New Church Lady Sketch

Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican or anything in between, I think we can all agree that this election season has been an absolute nightmare. But don’t worry, because there’s only six more months of hell to endure before we elect a new president. Usually Saturday Night Live helps make this process easier to swallow by giving us some laughs to go along with the politics, but this year the election has been so ridiculous that the truly quality political satire sketches have been few and far between, simply because they can’t be more outlandish than the real election.

However, last night Saturday Night Live rounded up a classic character to bring some solid political satire to the table by having Dana Carvey return as his famous character the Church Lady. She starts off by taking some jabs at the sinful fashions on display at the Met Gala, but then she brings on guests Ted Cruz (played by Taran Killam) and Donal Trump (played by Darrell Hammond) and chastises them in exactly the way you would expect.

Watch the new Church Lady sketch from this weekend’s Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Seth MacFarlane Live-Action Series

Seth MacFarlane has made quite a name for himself by being the go-to creator of new animated series on the FOX network. He started off with Family Guy, a show that was canceled and then revived along with MacFarlane’s career. Since then he’s created American Dad, The Cleveland Show and Bordertown. Now he’s heading into live-action television territory at his comfy network home with a new hour-long comedic drama series that will be set 300 years in the future.

Find out more details on the Seth MacFarlane live-action show after the jump. Read More »

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As you’ve surely noticed by now, today is May the 4th, a.k.a. Star Wars Day. Normally, this would have absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming premiere of a made-for-TV B-movie about improbable weather events. But the geniuses at Syfy and The Asylum snuck onto the Star Wars bandwagon last month by revealing the title of their sharks-in-tornadoes sequel to be Sharknado: The 4th Awakens. And so they’re celebrating today with the first Sharknado 4 poster, which is an endearing homage (or a infuriating ripoff, depending on how you feel about this series) of that now-iconic Star Wars: The Force Awakens poster.

See the first Sharknado: The 4th Awakens poster, and get the full Sharknado: The 4th Awakens cameo list, after the jump.  Read More »

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Netflix may rule the streaming scene with an iron fist at the moment, but you’ve got to hand it to the competition – they’re doing everything in their power to level the playing field. Hot on the heels of Hulu announcing its brand new documentary film arm with the purchase of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week comes the news that the streaming service has renewed The Mindy Project for a fifth season and is planning a second election year special from Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.

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I rolled my eyes harder than anyone when it was revealed that MTV was making a new television series based on the Scream movies. However, a few trusted friends and colleagues have told me that my negativity was misplaced. I have yet to actually eat my words, but enough serious horror fans have informed me that my decision to not watch the first season of this show was a poor one and that the negative early reviews were off-base. With the new season arriving later this month, it seems that I officially have a fire lit under me to actually watch this show, even if it’s just an excuse for me to tell everyone that they’re wrong.

Igniting that fire is the new trailer for the show’s second season, which gives away some of the first season’s biggest plot twists. Tread carefully if spoilers matter to you and you haven’t caught up with season one quite yet.

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