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7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back

June 4th, 2014 6:00pm EDT
7 Canceled TV Shows We Wish Netflix Would Bring Back
Arrested Development's successful return for a fourth season on Netflix was lauded as a just reward for a show that was often viewed as a critical success but just didn't have the viewers to show for it. Arrested Development's success on Netflix started a new era of original programming for the company that has since given us other hits like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black.

With Netflix's status as a home for quality original shows still on the rise, we thought it might be fun to take a look at back at some of our favorite canceled shows that, like Arrested Development, were pe...
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Stephen Colletti Dishes On 'One Tree Hill' And A Televised Youth

May 11th, 2011 12:09pm EDT
Stephen Colletti
After gaining fame as a cast member on the reality series Laguna Beach, Stephen Colletti has segued from MTV to The CW’s One Tree Hill. Recently promoted to the main cast this season after four as a recurring character, Stephen sat down with me recently to talk about Chase’s future, the prospects for the show’s future, and where he himself might head next.

There is only one more episodes left in One Tree Hill‘s eighth season. What’s left in store for Chase?

There’s some decisions to be made. We’ve been teasing them all year. It’s going to come to a resolution with the decisions I’...
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IFC To Air 'Freaks And Geeks' & 'Undeclared'

June 30th, 2010 1:52pm EDT
James Franco
IFC has acquired the complete series of Judd Apatow's Emmy®-winning high school comedy "Freaks and Geeks" (18 episodes) and college spinoff "Undeclared" (17 episodes) from Paramount Pictures Corporation. These two cult TV hits helped launch the careers of Jay Baruchel, Jenna Fischer, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, among other young stars.

"Freaks and Geeks" will premiere on IFC on Friday, July 2 at 11 pm, et/pt, and encore on Mondays at 11 pm and Sundays at 10 pm. "Undeclared" will debut on IFC this fall. A previously unaired episode of "Undeclared" will make its U.S. telev...
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Martin Starr On 'Invention Of Lying:' 'F**k It, I Really Like The Movie'

October 2nd, 2009 9:20am EDT
Martin Starr
The Invention of Lying is the brilliant new Ricky Gervais comedy about a society where there's no such thing as lying and then a gentleman essentially creates the first lie, rolls with it and creates waves along the way.

We had the chance to sit down with Martin Starr, who is one of the best character actors around under the age of 30 (Freaks and Geeks, Knocked Up, SuperBad) , to talk about his part in the film and some of the things that he's up to.

Eric Stromsvold: Can you tell us a little bit about your character?

Martin Starr: I don't have a very big part [and] I kind of thou...
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Judd Apatow: His Career And Latest 'Funny People'

July 30th, 2009 10:38am EDT
Judd Apatow
This Friday marks the theatrical release of "Funny People," the Judd Apatow dramedy starring Adam Sandler as a terminally ill stand-up comedian. As the buzz around this film has grown, fans and critics alike have wondered if Apatow, who never met a penis joke he didn't like, was making a huge mistake by veering into "serious" territory. Pretty odd, considering that one of Apatow's most loved and respected works was the TV series, "Freaks and Geeks," a show that beautifully walked the line between hilarity and heartbreaking realism.

Although it may seem like he came from out of nowhere to...
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Two More Out On 'American Idol': See The Power Rankings

April 23rd, 2009 9:34am EDT
American Idol
Last night, "American Idol" morphed into a classic variety show celebrating Disco while Anoop and Lil became history.

The show opened with a very interesting look at a different Paula Abdul. She's long played the show's doped-up clown. It was nearly jarring to see her barking at the kids and taking her work so seriously, and it actually paid off. This was one of the best group numbers from a visual standpoint the show has ever done. True choreography that nearly exhausted the Idols by song's end. We know it wasn't the singing that left them breathless - lip-synching has never been...
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Celebrity Summer Jobs

April 1st, 2009 12:01pm EDT
Adventureland
Think back to the summer jobs you had growing up. It was probably a time before you really needed money, needed a job that would look good on your resume, or prepared you for your career. Summer jobs in high school and college are for pocket money to pay for movies and illicit six packs that your older sibling buys - the essentials for good summer living.

The upcoming film "Adventureland" is a trip down nostalgia lane, and not only because it's about a guy who just graduated college and has no idea where his life is going who takes a less-than-stimulating amusement park job. Set in 19...
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Interview: 'How I Met Josh Radnor'

January 15th, 2009 10:48am EST
Josh Radnor
I fully admit this particular column is going to be anything but non-partisan. Regular readers will know that I am an unabashed fan of CBS's Monday night sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Once even going so far as to declare it the best show on television. So, it comes as no surprise that I was absolutely thrilled to have this long conversation with the series star, Josh Radnor, who plays the lead character, Ted Mosby.

Josh Radnor and I discuss New York living, the awesomeness of co-star Neil Patrick Harris and the back story behind Neil's People Magazine interview when he decided to come ...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 25

November 25th, 2008 8:00am EST
Beverly Hills, 90210
On Beverly Hills, 90210 season six, Kelly becomes an addict, Dylan gets married, David's mother tries to kill herself and more. Also on DVD: 24: Redemption, The Doris Day Show the complete series, and Freaks & Geeks the complete series (Yearbook Edition).
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'Bones: Season Three - Totally Decomposed Edition' Hits DVD Nov. 18

November 4th, 2008 7:30pm EST
Bones
Dig into a world of crime scenes, decayed remains, murder investigations and more with seven unlikely colleagues as Bones Season Three – Totally Decomposed Edition exhumes its way onto DVD November 18th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The suspenseful procedural drama stars actress and co-producer Emily Deschanel (Glory Road, That Night) as Dr. Temperance Brennan, a brilliant, highly-skilled forensic anthropologist with a lack of social courtesy, and TV icon David Boreanaz (Angel) as F.B.I. Special Agent Seeley Booth, who despite mistrusting science and scientists, forms ...
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New TV On DVD, Oct. 28

October 28th, 2008 8:00am EDT
The 4400
There are several releases this week, likely in anticipation of the holiday season: The 4400 the complete series, Brotherhood season 2, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman the complete series, The Donna Reed Show season 1, Freaks & Geeks the complete series, Girlfriends season 5, Good Times the complete series, JAG season 7, Millennium the complete series, Newsradio the complete series, Sanford & Son the complete series, Sister, Sister season 1.
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Muppets Forever: The House That Henson Built

September 30th, 2008 11:46am EDT
Sesame Street
For nearly 40 years Jim Henson’s Muppets have captivated audiences young and old, whether down the block on Sesame Street, from backstage on their own syndicated variety show, or even on the big screen. They’ve earned fans in Kanye West, Feist, Weezer, and Jason Segel, who’s been commissioned to bring them back to the moviehouse. This is the story of Jim Henson and how he built his beloved empire from a discarded housecoat and a pair of ping-pong balls.

When I lived in L.A., one of my favorite pastimes was walking up La Brea Avenue toward Hollywood Boulevard. Amid the hip boutiques, ch...
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Seth Rogen Should Never Have Been Famous

August 4th, 2008 8:42am EDT
Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen should be a McDonald's employee. With his rough, gurgling chuckle and lumberjack-stoner voice, the high school dropout should be asking, "Do you want fries with that?," not "You know how I know you're gay?" He should be muttering how much he hates his life under his breath. He should be living paycheck to paycheck, hoping his mom doesn't kick him out because he forgot to take out the trash. Again. He should be an alcoholic has-been trying to turn a small stint on network television into a tad longer one on some god-awful E! reality show. Seth Rogen should have been this generatio...
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The End: More Satisfying Conclusions To Canceled Favorites

July 10th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Moonlight
Every year you wait with bated breath to see the new television show line up. You eagerly scan the list. "Hey, wait a minute. My show is not on the list," you may think with a sense of panic. Then, as the cloud of evil forebodings rises in your mind, you go online to see if you can get other information. Sure enough, they have CANCELED your show. The Television-Programming-Powers-That-Be have snatched your show off the line up without warning, apology, and even worse, NO CONCLUSION TO LONG-RUNNING STORY LINES!

That's just wrong. That's a slap in the face to the faithful. It makes you n...
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Realistic 'Coming Of Age' Shows Desperately In Need Of A Comeback

April 21st, 2008 10:00am EDT
My So-Called Life
Take a look at the television landscape, and you will see a mix of good and bad. There are medical dramas, shameless reality television programs, quirky sitcoms, and sappy TV movies. There are gritty action-thrillers, animated comedies, and shows that break the time-space continuum. There is one television genre that has been noticeably underrepresented: realistic, coming of age programs.

Quick, name three recent programs that dealt with young people finding their way in the world that didn’t pander to the audience, wasn’t a show driven by sexuality, and wasn’t a program that tied ...
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Judd Apatow Takes Over Hollywood One Film At A Time

April 15th, 2008 3:41pm EDT
Judd Apatow
You may not know his name, but he's the guy who did "The 40-Year-Old Virgin." Ever since releasing his breakthrough film starring Steve Carell as the awkward celibate, Judd Apatow has been cranking out movies like nobody's business. The key is how many roles he can actively fill for that fancy silver screen - Apatow writes, directs, and produces. He's a triple-threat that's got him walking all over Hollywood.

In 2007, he wrote two screenplays (Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story and Knocked Up), directed one hit ("Knocked Up"), and produced three films ("Walk Hard," "Knocked Up," and Super...
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The Ultimate TV Lineup: 'Star Trek,' 'Cheers,' 'Buffy' & Much More

January 29th, 2008 2:58pm EST
Get Smart
Imagine this: through some temporal anomaly, rift in the space time continuum, or other such unique phenomenon, we are transported to an alternate reality. This new world is strikingly similar to our own, with one major exception. The television industry.

In this time-compressed universe, every show in the history of television is currently in production. All original actors/writers/producers are alive. Each show is exactly as it was in its prime, although the number of episodes in each show's original run is irrelevant.

In this brave new world, where every series is in ex...
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2008 TV Wishlist: An End To The Writers' Strike, A Proper Ending For 'Scrubs' & More

January 17th, 2008 10:01am EST
Desperate Housewives
The new year is usually a time of reflection and resolutions. Instead of reflecting on the past TV season, we make the following wishes for the coming year, some more attainable than others.

1.) An end to the writers' strike - More than anything, let's hope that 2008 brings an end to the writers' strike with a resolution that satisfies everyone's demands. Most of this season's shows are already out of new episodes, and midseason entries like Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles aren't far behind (the show will run out of new episodes March 3). Lost (premiering Jan. 31) will be cut o...
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Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year

December 31st, 2007 12:00pm EST
George Clooney
We put a lot of thought into who should make it into the "Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year" list of 2007, and it caused quite the debate among our friends and colleagues, particularly over who should occupy the top spot. Take a look:

10. The Cast of High School Musical

The group that made "High School Musical" a phenomenon went through a lot in 2007. They rocketed from nobodys to tabloid fixations (hello, Zac Efron), from adorable, dimple-cheeked Hilary Duff's in-the-making to sex symbols (naked photos of Vannessa Hudgens, anyone?). The point is, these singing and dancing young actors...
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John Francis Daley Joins 'Bones' As Series Regular

October 30th, 2007 11:57am EDT
Bones
John Francis Daley has joined the cast of the FOX series Bones as a series regular. Daley plays "Dr. Lance Sweets," a young FBI-appointed therapist with whom Dr. Temperance Brennan and FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth are ordered to meet in order to determine if their crime-solving partnership can continue.

Of Daley's addition to the cast, "Bones" creator and executive producer Hart Hanson said: "He is terrifically funny and very appealing while projecting intelligence, which injects his scenes with all our actors, especially Emily and David, with a kind of rollicking energy that is a re...
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'How I Met Your Mother' Season Two Arrives On DVD October 2

September 19th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
How I Met Your Mother
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - Get ready to suit up once again with Ted, Robin, Lily, Marshall and the outrageously inappropriate Barney when the Emmy®-nominated series How I Met Your Mother Season Two arrives on DVD on October 2 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Releasing the week after the show's season three premiere on September 24th, "How I Met Your Mother" Season Two features an all-star cast including Josh Radnor (Not Another Teen Movie), Jason Segel (Knocked Up, Freaks & Geeks), Cobie Smulders (The L Word) Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Date Movie) and 2007 Emmy® -nominee Nei...
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David Duchovny And Sigourney Weaver Star In 'The TV Set'; Coming To DVD Sept. 25

August 29th, 2007 9:00pm EDT
The TV Set
CENTURY CITY, Calif. - A smart, brisk and engaging comedy chronicling the perilous journey of an idealistic television writer as he tries to steer his pilot to a coveted spot on the prime-time television schedule, The TV Set bows on DVD September 25 from Fox Home Entertainment.

Hysterically smart, the black comedy from television writer and director Jake Kasdan (Orange County, Freaks and Geeks) "gets high ratings for razor sharp writing and direction and a wonderful ensemble delivering terrific comic performances" (Maxim). David Duchovny (The X-Files, Trust The Man) stars as writer M...
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MTV's New Thursday Block To Premiere April 5

March 22nd, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Nick Cannon
-Sketch Comedy Goes Haywire As MTV & Nick Cannon Team Up On Dynamic New Series "Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz"

MTV has again teamed up with comedic mastermind Nick Cannon for a new project, Nick Cannon Presents: Short Circuitz. The series, created, executive produced and starring Nick Cannon himself offers a fresh new blend of sketch comedy that skewers pop culture with a hip-hop edge. With the help of some of the hottest comedy players, viewers will enjoy topical sketches, dead-on impersonations of beloved celebrities, notables and laugh-out-loud hi-jinx as only Nick and M...
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