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Emmys 2013: 'Breaking Bad,' Mad Men' and Elisabeth Moss Lead the...

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The 2013 Emmy Nominations are in, and like every award season there are some nice sneaky nominations, a lot of old favorites, nominations for things that are going away, and startling omissions. Mad Men, 30 Rock and Breaking Bad are all represented, naturally, but so is the Netflix original series House...

Top 5 TV Shows That Got Their Groove Back in 2012

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Television is a fickle medium. A mediocre season can color an audience's perception of an entire series. It's a sad fact, but put away the tissues, because this year several fan favorites came back better than ever. After seasons ranging from mildly disappointing to eye-twitchingly awful, they've redeemed themselves. Here are five shows that got their groove back in 2012 -- Stella style.

News Roundup: New 'Silver Linings Playbook' Trailer, The Evolution Of...

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Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are creating quite a lot of buzz with their upcoming movie Silver Linings Playbook. Peter Travers even said that he predicts Lawrence will win the Oscar for her performance. The movie looks like a quirky love story between two dysfunctional characters, and the new trailer explores their personalities a bit more. Also, Adele debuted...

Emmy Nominations for 2012 are In!

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It used to be that winning an Emmy was considered sub-Oscar, but now that television is getting to be on similar artistic footing as cinema, it's surprising that winning one still isn't that great an accomplishment. Perhaps it's because of the stodgy and repetitive picks of their academy. Here's the full list of their 2012 nominations :

TV Renewal Roundup: 'The Office,' 'Nikita,' And 'Whitney' Are Spared, 'The...

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The Office Season 8 Episode 14 Special Project – TV Review
Well, it’s that time of year again, when TV networks decide which TV programs are profitable enough to save, and which are unsuccessful enough to deserve a summary execution.  Up for the chopping block this year were such shows of wildly varying quality like The Office, Nikita, Parks and Recreation,  Whitney, Community,  Awake, and many, many...

30 Rock: Season 6 Episode 18: Murphy Brown Lied to Us – TV Review

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Sometimes regression is progression, especially on 30 Rock.  While Jenna has moved on from Paul and Liz has moved on from the idea of being a foster mom, both spent last night’s episode wondering if they’d really made the right choice.  Meanwhile Jack’s attempt to broaden Kabletown’s horizons threatens to blow up in his face after his cottage industry turns out more torture...

Alec Baldwin Leaks That '30 Rock' Is Coming To An End In 2013

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Alec Baldwin isn’t exactly known as the most reliable source of information on the longevity of 30 Rock, the NBC comedy in which he stars, as the actor has frequently mused and Tweeted that each new season for the show would be either its, or his, last for NBC.  In fact, just this time last year, the famously cantankerous star came under fire for announcing that 30 Rock...

30 Rock: Season 6 Episode 17: Meet the Woggels! — TV Review

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30 Rock continues to churn out shows this year, as the NBC comedy aired its 17th episode in just 13 weeks. This week’s episode went back to a few occasionally touched upon subplots. We get more insight into Jack’s prickly relationship with his mother, Tracy’s non-existent relationship with his son, and Jenna’s weird relationship with her boyfriend Paul. How...

News Roundup: Johnny Depp May Appear In 'Beetlejuice 2,' 'The Office' Loses...

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It’s been a big day in the world of entertainment news blurbs today, with various rumors/ news bits leaking about the possible casting of Johnny Depp in Beetlejuice 2, what is sounding more and more like the downfall of the American version of The Office, a rumored “four hour” version of The Dark Knight Rises, and scattered bits and pieces concerning things as...

Tracy Morgan Collapses At Sundance 2012

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As readers of ScreenCrave may have noticed over the weekend, the 2012 Sundance Film Festival is currently in full swing, which means a deluge of films, press conferences, interviews, reviews, snow… and, apparently, celebrity health emergencies.  At least in the case of Tracy Morgan, who collapsed into unconsciousness on Sunday night outside of a Sundance event.

'30 Rock' To Satirize Tracy Morgan's Homophobic Rant In Upcoming Episode

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Well, this should be interesting.   Remember last year when Tracy Morgan, during a stand-up routine, stated that he would stab his son to death if he discovered he was gay, “criticized the media for promoting a gay agenda, said lesbians were just women who were angry at men and dismissed the wave of anti-gay bullying, which was at the time making headlines following a series of...

Top 5 TV Comedies That Figured It Out

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As with every new year of television, the weakest shows that cost the most money are often cancelled after airing a handful of episodes. For example:  this season, we've already seen The Playboy Club get shuttered, among others. TV shows are often about the ensemble, and most of their casts need time to work together to see how their chemistry develops over longer...

30 Rock: Season 5, Episode 22: Everything Sunny All the Time Always - TV...

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This week's episode of "30 Rock" brings in two very special guests from the world of politics. Ok, to be fair, one of those "guests" is merely an actor impersonating a famed political figure, but the performance is so frighteningly spot-on that we'd be safe in pretending that it was the real thing. Sadly, the other guest didn't quite deliver the goods, but that doesn't ruin...

30 Rock: Season 5 Episode 19: I Heart Connecticut - TV Review

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"30 Rock" is so attractive to fans of comedy because the writing is extremely sharp, reminding viewers that what goes on behind the camera is just as important as what goes on in front of it. Luckily, this week, both elements were pretty strong, and while there were a few missteps along the way, it generally made for a good half hour of entertainment.

Alec Baldwin Claims '30 Rock' Will End Next Year

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Well, fans of excellent television might have a reason or two to lament 2012 (aside from it being the end of the world, according to all the billboards I’ve been seeing lately)—according to Alec Baldwin, the next season of 30 Rock will be (brace yourselves) the last!

Tina Fey Hits Back At Sarah Palin In Her New Book, 'Bossypants'

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Tiny Fey covers a lot of ground in her new book, Bossypants ("Why is this book called Bossypants? One, because the name Two and a Half Men was already taken”), from discussing sexism and ageism in Hollywood, to her hit TV show 30 Rock, to getting advice from Oprah Winfrey.  But the most interesting sections seem to deal...

30 Rock: Season 5 Episode 18: Plan B - TV Review

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"30 Rock" is the best kind of sitcom: one that lets us know that the writers are just as important as the actors. As we slowly (and thankfully) say goodbye to laugh tracks on our TV shows, it's up to the writing staff to deliver comedy that is actually funny. Last night's episode was another one that harped on this fact, but dammit, it's difficult to harp on it enough.