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    NBC brings Red Nose Day to the U.S. on May 21

    Red Nose Day is coming to the U.S. NBC will introduce Americans to the long-time U.K. charity tradition with a three-hour live telethon on May 21. Variety reports Christina Aguilera, Jon Hamm, and Sienna Miller have already begun promoting the New York-based event, which will feature comedy sketches, standup sets, musical performances and celebrity appearances. […] More

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    Friends: Resolving Ten Years of Life’s Dilemmas

    It supposedly started with ’nothing to tell’.  Though, as it turns out, there was a lot to tell.  A group of six friends had enough to tell in order to create a pilot episode to a show that was quickly picked up by NBC in 1994.  Over the next ten years, Friends became one of the […] More

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    How Leslie Knope Made Me a Better Person

    This week, Parks and Recreation, created by Michael Schur and Greg Daniels, will finish its seven-season, 125-episode run. With that conclusion not only comes the end of one of television’s most rewarding series in the past decade, but the end of its main character’s long, memorable arc. More

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    ‘The Decalogue’ is set for an NBC remake in the U.S.

    It seems more and more apparent that television can’t think of anything new. They just keep digging into films and remakes for new shows. Oh, wait. That may be everyone. Deadline reported on Tuesday that the late Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski’s limited series, The Decalogue is set to get the remake treatment at NBC. The […] More

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    Constantine, Ep. 1.11 to 1.13 develops cast, but has plot hiccups

    Even though it is riddled with plot inconsistencies and even some slasher film/supernatural show cliches, Constantine starts to find itself as a show in its final three episodes as it embraces being a mythology lite, episodic show with a few season finale reveals and plot threads that could expand its universe and heighten the threat level of the Rising Darkness from being a silly name that occasionally, almost does something bad every other episode. But its biggest strength going forward is its small, morally ambiguous ensemble cast that really benefited from showcase episodes like “Quid Pro Quo” (for Chas) and “Angels and Ministers of Grace (for Zed and Manny) down the stretch. If it continues (either on NBC or as SyFy’s Hellblazer), Constantine has a solid foundation with these characters and actors along with sense of atmosphere and setting in most episodes. More

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    New ‘Hannibal’ S3 trailer sees Will Graham hot on the trail

    Fannibals were devastated recently by the announcement that the return of everyone’s favorite cannibal would be delayed until the summer, but at least we have this tasty morsel to tide us over in the mean time. The new trailer shows a recovered Will Graham searching all over Europe for Hannibal Lecter. There are scenes introducing […] More

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    This is Our Design #26: “Savoureux”

    Concluding the second season of This is Our Design, which analyzes the first season of Hannibal, is no small task. Thus, co-hosts Sean Colletti and Kate Kulzick have brought back the big guns wielded by Noel Kirkpatrick from tv.com in a podcast that is long. Very long. Extremely long. Too long? No. More

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    ‘Hannibal’ recasts Mason Verger

    Michael Pitt, who played Mason Verger in NBC’s Hannibal, is leaving the show, according to TVLine. Joe Anderson (Across the Universe, The Divide) will continue the role of the sociopathic heir of a meat-packing dynasty who is full of himself for the third season. Some SPOILERS for Hannibal Season 2 follow, as well as descriptions of some […] More

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    Constantine, Ep. 1.08, “The Saint of Last Resorts” is a dark, atmospheric midseason finale

    “The Saint of Last Resorts” breaks the mold of a lot of previous Constantine episodes, which partially set up the character of John Constantine (Matt Ryan) as some kind of cynical, occult superhero instead of the hell-bound bastard and con-man from the Hellblazer comics. Instead of having Constantine initiate the case of the week with Zed’s (Angelica Celaya) scrying, this time he gets a call from his magic tutor, old flame, and member of the Newcastle crew Anne-Marie (Claire van der Boom), who has seen a baby snatched by a supernatural force. Because this is personal, John leaves Zed on her own at the House of Mystery, giving her first solo plotline to show how she has grown as a character, along with revealing a new threat other than the vague Rising Darkness. Director T.J. Scott uses the convent, landscapes, and graveyards of Mexico City to give “The Saint of Last Resorts” a real sense of atmosphere and writer Carly Wray mines world mythology and the Hellblazer to craft a primal horror plot as well as cementing once and for all that Constantine is vulnerable, charming, and occasionally funny, but not a hero. More

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    ‘Parks and Rec’ moves to Tuesdays

    Ever since NBC killed “Must See TV” on Thursday nights (RIP), the Peacock network has felt only spy/cop dramas (ex. Blacklist, State of Affairs, anything by Dick Wolf) and event programming (The Voice, football, musicals) can be successful. In other words, not comedies. Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment chairman, fixes this problem for the seventh and […] More

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