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Thursday November 22nd, 2012

TV REWIND: Chase Out Of ‘Community,’ NBC Set To Win Sweeps, Clash Resigns

By Carson Blackwelder
Television Contributor

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip! This week, Carson fills in.



Chevy Chase has pulled out of NBC’s Community — effective immediately.

• NBC is poised to win its first November sweeps in nine years.

Kevin Clash, who puppeteers Elmo on PBS’s Sesame Street, resigned amidst the allegations of having sexual relations with an underage partner.

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Thursday November 15th, 2012

TV Rewind: ‘House of Cards’ Trailer Suggests Shake-Up, ‘Nashville’ Renewed, ‘Girls’ Going For Three

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist



• The first trailer for Netflix’s original series House of Cards is online. Not to be overly dramatic, but its success could change TV as we know it.

• ABC’s new musical drama Nashville, staring Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere, received a full season from the alphabet network.

• It looks as though HBO’s Girls will get a third season. The comedy’s second season premieres Jan. 13.

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Monday March 19th, 2012

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield in “Death of a Salesman”

By Roger Friedman

The greatest American play? Quite possibly Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” set in 1949 and revived last night on Broadway in a production that is outstanding. Mike Nichols directed and reinvented Miller’s classic, with Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy Loman, Andrew Garfield (the new movie Spider Man) as Biff, Linda Emonds as Willy’s wife Linda, and Finn Wittrock as Happy. This is a historic production, quite possibly the best ever (and there have been many great ones starring Dustin Hoffman, Brian Dennehy, Lee J. Cobb, George C. Scott).

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Sunday October 3rd, 2010


By Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg)

Over the past two years, Twitter.com, the free micro-blogging service that first launched in March 2006, has became a full-blown cultural phenomenon. The first time most Americans heard of it was in April 2009, when the celebrity Ashton Kutcher (@APlusK) challenged the cable news network CNN (@CNNBrk) to a race to one million Followers — and won. Just two months later, when news broke of Michael Jackson’s sudden death, so many people were Tweeting their reactions that the site actually crashed. And, over the time since, millions more have begun employing Tweets of 140 or fewer characters as a way to share their thoughts and feelings with the world — including a considerable number of 2010 awards contenders and industry pundits. (See below for our directory of “must-Follows.”)

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Thursday April 29th, 2010


Keith Bearden’s “Meet Monica Velour” premiered on Sunday at New York’s School of Visual Arts as part of the ninth annual Tribeca Film Festival. After just a few minutes of establishing material, the film began to look a lot like other low-budget indies that recently clicked: its protagonist is a veritable — and virginial — nerd (very similar to the title character in “Napoleon Dynamite”); it constantly employs sight gags like a decades-old Weenie-mobile (not a far stretch from the VW-bus in “Little Miss Sunshine”); its script calls for hip/irony-laden dialogue and terms like “Homeslice” (which is embarassingly similar to “Homeskillet” in “Juno”); and the list goes on. The reality is that this film cannot compete with those films on their strengths, but it does have a few of its own — and none is greater than the actress who plays its eponymous character, Kim Cattrall.

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