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D'oh Ho Ho! Get Ready for 'Longest' TV Marathon Ever

FXX will host 'Simpsons' event with all 600 episodes over the holidays

(Newser) - Don't settle down for a long winter's nap after Thankgiving dinner is over—turn on your television for what FXX is calling the "longest marathon in TV history." Mashable reports that the network will air all 600 episodes of The Simpsons for 300 hours of Homer... More »

PB&Js for Everyone at Kimmel's Emmys

Some are wondering why he's never been asked to host the Oscars

(Newser) - USA Today recalls how Jimmy Kimmel's 2012 hosting gig at the Emmys didn't wow the masses, but the late-night host apparently redeemed himself Sunday at this year's awards show, earning an "affable" rating from the newspaper, which said "he hit the mark right all... More »

'Topple the Patriarchy!': Emmys Get Political

Talk of diversity, online harassment, and Trump infiltrated the awards

(Newser) - It's not surprising that, in a tense election year, politics and other weighty topics made a prominent appearance at this year's awards, per the AP . How they were broached, with both seriousness and a touch of levity:
  • First, the explicit shout-outs to Election 2016: Jeb (with an exclamation
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The Night's Biggest Laugh-Cry Moment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus wins, thanks her late father

(Newser) - Julia Loius-Dreyfus won lead actress in a comedy series yet again for Veep, and her acceptance speech "made us go through every emoji," one Twitter user noted . Per the Week , Loius-Dreyfus first apologized for today's current political climate, saying her HBO show had "torn down the... More »

Game of Thrones, OJ Simpson Series Win Big

The 68th Emmys are underway in LA

(Newser) - A beautiful night on the red carpet jump-started the 68th Emmy Awards at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater, followed by Jimmy Kimmel's exodus to the awards ceremony, with the cast of Modern Family, James Corden, and even Jeb Bush giving him a lift to the show. Kimmel's opening monologue... More »

Stars Reveal Unglamorous Sides Before Red Carpet

Vanity be damned for Amy Schumer, others

(Newser) - The Emmys red carpet is known for its glitz and glamour, but more and more celebrities have been taking to social media to show off what they look like before they get all dolled up, Us Weekly reports. And it seems like pore strips are a big prep item: Both... More »

New Comedy Atlanta Already Looking Like Massive Hit

3M watched premiere of Donald Glover's new show

(Newser) - It turns out we've all been waiting for a show about the Atlanta music scene and didn't even know it. Donald Glover's new comedy about an up-and-coming rapper and his manager in the titular city had the best premiere for a basic cable comedy in the "... More »

Presidential Candidate to DWTS: Rick Perry

Former Texas governor to join Amber Rose, Vanilla Ice, Ryan Lochte on 'DWTS'

(Newser) - Rick Perry will join the next season of Dancing With the Stars, joining Ryan Lochte (probably not doing the Brazilian bossa nova), Amber Rose (doing dance moves that epitomize whatever she's famous for doing), and other celebrities for the ABC show's 23rd season, ABC News reports. Perry, who... More »

Jon Stewart's Strong Words on Larry Wilmore's Last Show

'You took something and got better every [expletive] day'

(Newser) - Comedy Central may have been disappointed with how Larry Wilmore's late-night show performed, but one high-profile person certainly wasn't: Jon Stewart, who showed up to the final Nightly Show on Thursday to bid his former Daily Show correspondent adieu, USA Today reports. Calling Wilmore's show a "... More »

No Joke: Comedy Central Cans Larry Wilmore

Network president says ratings just aren't there

(Newser) - Larry Wilmore is no more in Comedy Central's 11:30pm slot after Thursday night, Wilmore informed his staff Monday, per Deadline . The Nightly Show, which debuted in January 2015, didn't grab young adults and hadn't had much impact on social media, Comedy Central President Kent Alterman tells... More »

'Estados Unidos' Kicks NBC's Ratings When They're (Way) Down

Like, really down from 4 years ago

(Newser) - An estimated 26.5 million people watched NBC's coverage of the Olympic opening ceremony, a sharp 35% drop from the record-setting viewership of the curtain-lifter in London four years ago, reports the AP . The opening ceremony of the London Games was seen by 40.7 million people in the... More »

The World's Slowest TV Show Comes to Netflix

Who needs plots, characters, dialogue, narration, sets...

(Newser) - Finally, TV for people who find C-SPAN too intense. Quartz reports Netflix is bringing Slow TV, a hit in its native Norway, to US audiences this month. The show features hours upon hours of regular activities shown in real time. There are no cuts, no narration, and the camera never... More »

The 10 Favorite TV Shows of Republicans, Democrats

Everybody loves Supernatural , apparently

(Newser) - It seems there's still three things Republicans and Democrats can agree on: zombies, nerds, and Jared Padalecki. The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, and—surprisingly—Supernatural are the only shows that make the top 10 of supporters of both political parties, PR Newswire reports. E-Score ranked the shows... More »

John Oliver Schools America on Thursday's Brexit Vote

He even calls in an emergency barbershop quartet

(Newser) - Not sure what or who a Brexit is? John Oliver understands why a good number of Americans may not, and so the HBO talk-show host took it upon himself to educate the US of A in an "epic" rant that Mashable calls a "thing of beauty." In... More »

Snoop Dogg: Don't Watch Roots

He's sick of seeing depictions of slavery

(Newser) - To Snoop Dogg, Roots, 12 Years a Slave, Underground, and other depictions of slavery apparently aren't important history lessons, but attempts to rub black people's faces in the oppression they suffered centuries ago. In an expletive-filled Instagram video , the rapper urges fans to steer clear of the History... More »

'Carpool Karaoke' Becoming Its Own Show

Popular 'Late Late Show' segment branching out

(Newser) - "Carpool Karaoke" is going international. The popular segment and YouTube sensation from The Late Late Show—in which James Corden drives celebrities around in a car fitted with cameras as they belt out tunes—is being shopped around to international broadcasters as a TV show, reports Variety . A US... More »

Game of Thrones Holds One Door, Opens Big Ones

The analysis and speculation following episode 5, 'The Door'

(Newser) - Sunday night's episode of Game of Thrones—the season's fifth—was appropriately titled "The Door." And while one door was held tight for a good long while, others were opened. Here's the best of the analysis and speculation to follow (if you're looking for... More »

Michael's Last Show With Kelly: 'I'm Not Dying!'

Final broadcast with Ripa 'bittersweet,' Strahan says

(Newser) - Just as they had done a couple of weeks ago , Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan strode out onto the stage of Live With Kelly and Michael on Friday holding hands—except this is likely the last time they'll do it. It was Strahan's final day on their ABC... More »

These 13 Shows Are Being Axed

Early announcements were bad news for 'Nashville,' 'Muppets'

(Newser) - It wasn't quite the Red Wedding, but Thursday brought viewers news of more than a dozen prime-time shows being axed to make room for new programs next season, the AP reports. ABC took the sword to seven series—including country music drama Nashville and veteran whodunit Castle—while Fox... More »

TV Is Getting 'Supersized' —and Annoying

'NYT' critic James Poniewozik says episodes are becoming more and more bloated

(Newser) - These days there's said to be "too much TV to choose from," but according to TV critic James Poniewozik writing for the New York Times , there's another prevalent problem: too-big TV, or what he refers to as TV that's "come down with a case... More »

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