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Ricky Gervais' New HBO Show Proves He's Lost His Touch

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.17.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

This unfunny program goes a long way toward proving that the smug, smirking Gervais has turned into The Office's David Brent.

Fashion Week For Suburban Dads: Day Four

Dan Zevin | Posted 04.17.2012 | Comedy
Dan Zevin

Tonight, the crème de la crème of A-List suburban dads will be at the most sought-after show of Fashion Week, the Rangers vs. Blackhawks game at glitzy Madison Square Garden.

The Photo Booth Relationship Microcosm

Andy McDonald | Posted 04.17.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

What's better than a photo booth when you're in the early stages of becoming crazy in love with someone?

'Hot In Cleveland': Elka Boycotts Facebook, Blames Mark Zuckerberg

Posted 02.16.2012 | TV

Elka Ostrovsky (Betty White) may be the oldest of the "Hot In Cleveland" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on TV Land) women, but she showed that she's still down wi...

Bindlestiffs: A Raunchy Teen Comedy Made By Teens

Turnstyle | Posted 04.16.2012 | Entertainment

By Noah Nelson Bindlestiffs has the distinction of being one of the most oversexed, twisted, and just plain messed up comedies in ages, and when you ...

Lessons From 'Downton Abbey': A Jewish American Princess Studies the Dowager Countess

Julie Gerstenblatt | Posted 04.16.2012 | TV
Julie Gerstenblatt

The next time your dad worries about who will take over his condo in Boca once he passes on, ensure him that you've got his back. Promptly fall in love with your cousin and gain an immediate heir to the estate.

Fashion Week for Suburban Dads: Day Two

Dan Zevin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Comedy
Dan Zevin

We're turning up the heat even more, because this father is feeling frisky. This morning, I cat-walked into my kitchen decked out in an 8-year-old bathrobe, Adidas tennis pants, and open-toe, massaging sports sandals ensemble.

Why You Should Be Watching Cougar Town

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 04.14.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

In an effort to spread the gospel of Cougar Town to you non-believers, I've compiled a list of some compelling reasons why you should watch this fabulous show.

Drink Up! The Fabulous 'Cougar Town' Is Finally Back!

Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.14.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

One of the most impressive things about "Cougar Town" is how many jokes and silly moments it can fit into a scene, while keeping the characters consistent and the enclosed world of the Cul De Sac Crew rooted in its own loopy reality.

Expert Civilian Rick Santorum Theorizes About Combat Conditions

John Baxter | Posted 04.14.2012 | Comedy
John Baxter

In response to a question from CNN's John Hill regarding the Pentagon's proposal to expand the combat role of American servicewomen, former Pennsylvan...

Fashion Week for Suburban Dads

Dan Zevin | Posted 04.13.2012 | Style
Dan Zevin

Speaking as a guy who owns 28 pairs of cargo pants (that's a grand total of 168 pockets), I can't say enough about how much simpler life became once I started wearing a filing system on my legs.

I'm With Stupid: The Bizarro Mirror at the Center of the Universe

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

Based on my routinely exhibited ability to make grandiose statements that can't be proven wrong but for which I nevertheless have no proof, I've always thought I would make an excellent astrophysicist.

Congratulations, New York Giants Fans!

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

Congratulations! With your team's win in the Super Bowl Sunday, you have no doubt already seen an immediate and vast improvement in the quality of you...

Yesterday I Was Just a Sperm Cell. Now I'm a Person!

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Since the pro-lifers came up with this awesome personhood idea, I've been dating an ovum named Emily. She's a babe. Obviously, we can't have sex because that would form an embryo, which is a no-no, but we can do... um... everything else.

Steve Carell Talks About Remaking 'The Office' For The U.S.

Posted 02.10.2012 | TV

Many successful British television shows have crossed the pond over the years to be remade for an American audience with variable results. For every "...

Pulling -- The Best TV Show We Forgot to Watch

Joe Winkler | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Joe Winkler

With a little help from my friends, I found the best TV show I didn't even know existed. It's called Pulling, the equivalent of the American slang term "hooking up" and it aired on BBC from 2006 to 2008.

Happy Endings and Gay PDA in Prime Time

Lelia Nebeker | Posted 04.10.2012 | TV
Lelia Nebeker

In case you hadn't noticed, America is still a little homophobic, and its homophobia is much more pronounced when it comes to PDA between gay men on TV than when it's between women.

The Roaring Twenties: Treat Yourself

Stefanie Lee | Posted 04.10.2012 | San Francisco
Stefanie Lee

Have you ever been on a date with yourself? I don't just mean walking alone from BART to your apartment, or waiting at the bar playing Words With Friends while your friend finds a parking spot in the Mission.

Theater: New Comic Play The Ugly One Only Goes Skin Deep

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I suppose The Ugly One has some comment on beauty and superficiality to make but it's too straightforward and unsurprising to offer even modest insight.

The Secret Life of Inanimate Objects

Floyd Elliot | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

My computer just achieved self-awareness. It immediately made a video that went viral. You remember that "Friday" song? Yeah, sorry. I pulled the plug before it could post "Monday." No one will ever know how close the world came.

An Open Letter to Ms. Anjelica Huston Regarding Her Involvement in NBC's Smash

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 04.09.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

Dear Ms. Huston: I saw you on Smash last night and I just wanted to send you a quick note that says, "You don't have to do this."

Nick And Jess' Threesome With The Landlord On 'New Girl'

Posted 04.08.2012 | TV

After the latest problem with the apartment was "Nick-fixed," Jess wanted to get the landlord involved on "New Girl" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Fox). After ...

Arj Barker: Rockstar Comic

Ruth Gerson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment
Ruth Gerson

Arj Baker is a rock star -- a rock star comedian, actor, and writer. His improvisational style makes every show a bit different, so you can go at least twice to get your fill while he's in town.


Peter Mehlman | Posted 04.08.2012 | Comedy
Peter Mehlman

Blank is the story of Eugene Brusca, a man who had absolutely no opinions on anything, yet became an overnight sensation as a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

'Two And A Half Men': Zoey On Berta's Special Brownies

Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

While there'd been no mention of it in previous episodes, suddenly Walden was noticing that something was off about Zoey's enthusiasm during their sex...