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Jay Leno Eyeing Return To TV

October 9th, 2014 10:52am EDT
Jay Leno Eyeing Return To TV
It was announced today that Jay Leno is eyeing a return to television as the host of his own CNBC series.

Leno will helm the as-yet-unnamed regular series beginning in 2015. The comedian has a long relationship with the network. In conjunction with his work on "The Tonight Show," Leno has also has a car-themed show on NBC.com called "Jay's Garage."

"Jay's Garage" explores Leno's love of cars. The show features Leno's Big Dog Garage houses one of America's great collections of cars and motorcycles. Custom-built from the ground up, the garage is staffed by a crack team of mechanical wizards...
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'Veronica Mars' Cast Reunite For Web Spin-Off

August 13th, 2014 9:57am EDT
'Veronica Mars' Cast Reunite For Web Spin-Off
Kristen Bell and her "Veronica Mars" co-stars are appearing in a new web spin-off called "Play It Again, Dick," according to BuzzFeed.

The program will center on series regular Ryan Hansen, who will play a version of himself, as he tries to put together a spin-off for his character, Dick Casablancas.

Bell will appear as an exaggerated version of herself, and several other stars will also make appearances, including Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III and Francis Capra, who all starred in the Veronica Mars movie.

The eight-episode web series just finished filming.

The "Veron...
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5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 That Left Us Wanting More

July 6th, 2014 10:00am EDT
5 TV Shows That Should Have Quit While They Were Ahead - And 3 T
The upcoming revival of NBC’s hit series, Community, headed by Joel McHale and Alison Brie makes room for a discussion of what the right time to call it quits for a TV show should be. The question should always be: is there still an audience for this, and has the premise of the show run its course?

There have been several shows in the last 20 years that have towed this line perfectly and ended the show while it was still on top. The hit series Friends from 1994-2004 is one of the perfect examples of this as the characters had all aged to a point that the show was no longer what it starte...
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Kit Williamson 'Mad Men' Star Promotion For His Acclaimed LGBT Dark Comedy Series, 'Eastsiders'

May 8th, 2014 6:45am EDT
Kit Williamson
Kit Williamson, Mad Men star and creator, writer, director, Eastsiders is honoring -Five Dollar Friday May 9th. They will be having a drag name competition. If you donate $5 or more to the EastSiders Kickstarter campaign TODAY ONLY you can enter a drag name for Willam Belli's character Douglas' drag persona! If you've already donated, just up your pledge by $5 today and you can submit to the competition! We will put the top 5 drag names up to a public vote! www.tinyurl.com/eastsiders
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Christiann Castellanos On 'Veronica Mars' And Viral Videos

April 5th, 2014 2:01pm EDT
Christiann Castellanos On 'Veronica Mars' And Viral Videos
It was one of the coolest developments of last year: the Veronica Mars Powers That Be and loyal fans pulling together to get a feature film made continuing on from the TV show. That's the kind of second chance most of us can only hope for. What was it like to actually be a part of that awesomeness? To find out, BFTV chatted with actress Christiann Castellanos - who has a supporting role in the film - about the Veronica Mars experience, as well as what she's passionate about.

"My character's name is Jade, and I am a very important part of one of the original cast members' lives," Christiann...
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Seth Laderman Takes Us Inside The Nerdist Channel

February 24th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Seth Laderman Takes Us Inside The Nerdist Channel
How is The Nerdist Channel so jam-packed with fun, unique videos? BFTV recently chatted with TNC's head of programming, Seth Laderman, to get some insight into the web channel that brings us the likes of Math Bites with Danica McKellar, CM Punk's Grammar Slam, and COPS: Skyrim.

What exactly does it mean to be the head of programming? "People will come and pitch us ideas and want to develop ideas for us. I take part in the first meetings, trying to decide whether or not this is something that will be able to live on Nerdist," Seth explained. "After that, I will communicate with Chris Hardwi...
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Jessica Chobot Talks Anchoring 'Nerdist News'

February 24th, 2014 2:10pm EST
Nerdist News
The ever-awesome Nerdist brand has spread out to The Nerdist Channel, a YouTube home for nerd-worthy video content. Case in point, Nerdist has recruited the fabulous Jessica Chobot to host Nerdist News, its five-times-a-week news show. Jessica recently joined BFTV to chat about the launch of Nerdist News and the many things that she nerds out about.

What does she believe sets TNC apart from the vast expanse of YouTube pop-culture channels? "Honestly, I think it's the personality and the quality of the video we're producing," she said, telling us, "A lot of the people on the team, they're a...
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Sarah Dooley Releases Her Debut Album 'Stupid Things'

February 12th, 2014 2:12pm EST
Sarah Dooley Releases Her Debut Album 'Stupid Things'
Music world, meet Sarah Dooley. The adorable pop singer's debut album, Stupid Things, arrived yesterday and it is most definitely not stupid. BFTV had the chance to check in with Sarah last week to chat about the record and her convoluted path to becoming a professional recording artist.

So who exactly is Sarah Dooley? We asked her to tell us. "My music is very similar to Regina Spektor. It's in the vein of singer-songwriter stuff. it's really heartfelt [and] quirky," she said, calling her debut "a very theatrical album. I come from a theater background - I studied playwriting in college a...
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John Lehr Brings Improvised Comedy Back With Hulu's 'Quick Draw'

August 12th, 2013 7:19pm EDT
John Lehr
The improvised comedy on TV is a beautiful but rare thing: few shows can pull off the format, and they don't seem to last very long, much to our dismay. Thankfully, John Lehr is bringing the concept back with his new Hulu series Quick Draw, a comedic Western where all the dialogue is made up and the stories are intermixed with real history. BFTV talked with John last week to find out what the heck he was thinking, and if he's still recognized for being one of the infamous GEICO Cavemen.

"My partner Nancy Hower, who I created the show with and she directs all the episodes, we had been wanti...
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Chris Lilly's Web Series 'Just Us Guys' To Screen At Comic-Con 2013

July 16th, 2013 9:10am EDT
Chris Lilly
Chris Lilly is enjoying an accomplishment for any web series creator: his production, Just Us Guys, will be part of the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con Film Festival. It will screen at 1 PM on Saturday, July 20 in Marriott Hall 2 at the Marriott Marquis & Marina.

Just Us Guys is a series about a gay father who has "a Gilmore Girls-type relationship" with his straight son. The four webisodes introduces Scott, his son Max and their friends through a variety of happenings, including an attempt to get tickets to Comic-Con, one of the biggest pop-culture conventions in the world.

Chris recently sat d...
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