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Veteran Television Writer Jane Espenson Producing Gay Marriage Sitcom

Andy Plesser | Posted 12.03.2011 | Entertainment
Andy Plesser

Jane Espenson, veteran television writer of "Buffy" and "Battleship Galactica," has a new online video series about gay marriage called "Husbands."

DVDs: TV's Roseanne -- A Working Class Comedy at a Working Class Price!

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.28.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

This is the best reason to put out a new editions of a show that has already been on DVD -- great, low prices. None of these season sets have lavish extras and the packaging is no-nonsense. If you're like me, you won't care.

Are Sitcoms...Back?

nytimes.com | BILL CARTER | Posted 11.26.2011 | Media

As dominant as "The X Factor" story was, it supplied only one of several plotlines that had television executives buzzing in the first week of the ne...

Urban Man: Perfect Nonsense

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 11.12.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Like most people, the Urban Man often says, "if only life were more like media." If only we offered one another heartfelt looks at the tail ends of dramatic days, and never had to tie our shoes after moments of true love.

WATCH: 'The Office' Goes 'Dallas'

Posted 10.08.2011 | Comedy

Benny2700, the YouTuber who gave the classic sitcom treatment to 'The Office' earlier this summer, is back with a new re-imagination of America's favo...

Why TV Genres Never Really Die

Omri Marcus | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media
Omri Marcus

If there is one absolute truth in the world of television, it is that genres are immortal. Things may go missing for a while, but they will always make a spectacular comeback.

Words Of Advice From Ricky Gervais: Stop The Flow, Start The Flow, But Don't Go With It

Ricky Gervais | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Ricky Gervais

I don't know what happiness is but it's definitely NOT just going with the flow. Stop the flow, start the flow, but don't under any circumstance just go with the flow. It may ruffle a few feathers, but some people's feathers need a little ruffling.

WATCH: Best TV Dads Through The Decades

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

With Father's Day upon us, it's natural to take some time to appreciate all of the wonderful things our dads have done for us over the years; homework...

WATCH: 'The Office' As An 80s Sitcom

Posted 08.14.2011 | Comedy

If there's one thing people love more than NBC's comedy lineup, it's 80's nostalgia. YouTuber benny2700 has found the perfect way to combine them both...

WATCH: 'I Love Sitcoms' Mocks Your (Least) Favorite Shows

Posted 07.14.2011 | Comedy

LA-based writer and comedian Sergio Cilli (InfoMania on Current TV) has introduced a new Web series where he celebrates the banality of the American s...

The Best Dinner Party Moments On Television

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.11.2011 | Food

As any host or hostess knows, getting together friends for dinner or cocktails can be challenging. But being a guest can be burdensome, too (it can be...

Betty White Still Hot in Second Season of Cleveland

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Brace yourself, Hot in Cleveland still sizzles. And the opening moments of Wednesday's episode find her bonding with an old chum: Mary Tyler Moore.

The Off-Topic Interview: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney

Steven Shehori | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steven Shehori

We recently sat down with Rob McElhenney, creator of Sunny... to discuss the secret to the series' longevity, the legendary Danny DeVito, and some eyebrow-raising storylines planned for future episodes. Then things got a bit off topic. My bad.

Marie Claire Says TV Show About "Fatties" Is Socially Irresponsible

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

I don't care whether or not obese people are "gross" to watch or kiss. I don't care if they're more expensive to insure or riding zebras in Kenya whilst singing "I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts." They are still people before anything else.

The 2010 Fall TV Schedule (Still in Color!)

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

MONDAY 8-9 ABC - Quran Burning With the Stars CBS - How I Lost Interest In a Show That Gags On Its Own Stroke-Inducing Pseudo-Cleverness; Some Comed...

The Porn Industry Has Gone Too Far

Ken Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ken Levine

Companies are beginning to produce XXX parodies of popular sitcoms. Here's my problem. It's one thing to ask these porn "stars" to do degrading acts like have sex with five guys. It's quite another to ask them to be funny.

Bob Newhart: The Quiet Comedy Master

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Twenty-five years ago--a passage of time that is painful to acknowledge--I wrote an article about Bob Newhart for my college newspaper. Newhart had be...

ABC's Modern Family: How "Modern" Is Its Gay Couple?

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Waymon Hudson

The show completely neuters and desexualizes its gay couple. Sure, they never kiss, but they also never even make innuendo or refer to any kind of sexual relationship between the two of them.

Humor 2.0: What Will Be Funny in the Digital Era?

Omri Marcus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Omri Marcus

In the world of new media, for all the developments it has brought about, there are no new techniques for humor, only a refinement of the old ones.

Sitcom Risotto

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Here's a little tip: chicks dig risotto. Most recently, I recommended the dish as foolproof first date fare.

The 7 Shortest Running Sitcoms Of All Time (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Alex Leo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

ABC announced recently that they've canceled "Hank," Kelsey Grammar's second flop in three years. "Back to You" at least lasted a season, but "Hank" b...

'Barack's House': The 80's-Style SitCom Returns

Michael Weingartner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael Weingartner

Blind Spots

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

Every show has its "blind spot," the thing they never mention, because if you did, the show wouldn't work anymore.

TV Review: The Cleveland Show

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Catie Lazarus

Based on the reaction from the packed crowd at The New York Television Festival's screening, The Cleveland Show will be a welcome in many homes.

Adieu Larry Gelbart...and Laugh Tracks

Anna Jane Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Anna Jane Grossman

Gelbart, who wrote Tootsie and many of the early episodes of M*A*S*H, spent years rejecting the industry's efforts to manipulate TV-watchers into emitting less-than-sincere laughs.