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How Bill Cosby's Tarnished Legacy Impacts His Business

Bill Cosby

A year ago, Bill Cosby, armed with a pitch for a new TV show, began taking meetings with network executives. The idea was simple: Re-create the magic of The Cosby Show with a sitcom built for a new generation.

"There is a viewership out there that wants to see comedy, and warmth, and love, and... read more

Ranking Sarah Braverman's Men on Parenthood

Betsy Brandt, Lauren Graham, Ray Romano

Sarah Braverman's love life has been quite the rollercoaster ride ever since Parenthood started. She's made a few bad choices over the years (see also: dating her and her brother's boss and kissing her fresh-out-of-rehab ex-husband), but ever since Sarah (Lauren Graham) rekindled her romance with Hank (Ray Romano) at the end of Season 5, it appeared that the eldest Braverman daughter had finally settled down for good. But will that remain true when Sarah's former fiancé, the beloved Mark (Jason Ritter), comes back into her life on Thursday's episode... read more

Weekend TV: Homeland, Survivor's Remorse, Mulaney

Rupert Friend, Claire Danes

If last season (and the last parts of the season before) left you wanting to run away from Showtime's Homeland, the good news is that it's safe to come back. The show may never again achieve the intensely suspenseful and emotional heights of year one, with its psychosexual tango between Carrie and the enigmatic war hero/possible terrorist tool Brody, and I'm still not convinced that basket-case analyst Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) should be posted anywhere hotter than Antarctica. But this Emmy-winning international spy thriller suddenly feels much more topical and urgent again in its fourth season, where the only remaining remnant of the Brody storyline is the infant daughter — a ginger baby, naturally (hauntingly Damian Lewis in aspect) — whom Carrie bore after witnessing the father's cruel fate.

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On the Set: Justified Rides Toward Its Last Roundup

Timothy Olyphant

The sun is quickly setting on Justified.

As the contemporary Western's cast and crew shoot a scene for the show's penultimate season, the light is going, even though it's only 4:15pm. But in the mountains of California's Angeles National Forest — which are standing in for the deep, dark hills of Kentucky, the show's setting — the sun rises late and sets early.

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Starz Orders Basketball Comedy From LeBron James

Lebron James

LeBron James' empire is expanding into TV.

Starz has picked up a scripted comedy, titled Survivor's Remorse, executive-produced by James, Tom Werner (That '70s Show, Roseanne), Maverick Carter and Paul Wachter. Glee vet Mike O'Malley, who has also written for Shameless, will serve as... read more

Justified: 6 Things to Know About Season 5

Timothy Olyphant

Whether intentional or not, the first episode of Justified's fifth season feels truer than ever to the spirit of Elmore Leonard, the literary giant who died in August and whose short story "Fire in the Hole" inspired the FX drama.

"It's been sad," executive producer Graham Yost says of working on the show after Leonard's passing. "Our first response was sadness at the loss, immediately followed by gratitude that we got to know this guy and spend time with him. [He was] a writer who I long admired and read almost all his stuff. I got a chance to try to bring his world to life on TV, but better than that, just spend time with him on occasion. He was just a neat guy. There's the old song, 'Never Meet Your Heroes.' That doesn't apply in the case of Elmore."

Justified
 postmortem: Graham Yost answers our  burning questions


The premiere (Tuesday at 10/9c, FX) will feature a special 90-second tribute to the late author, but the show itself, full of Leonard's trademark crackling dialogue, will continue to honor him until it ends... read more

Glee's Ryan Murphy on Finn Tribute: "It Was Incredibly Difficult to Work On"

Ryan Murphy

Glee's upcoming tribute to Finn Hudson, and the late Cory Monteith, is sure to be an emotional hour for viewers at home, and it was even tougher to make.

"It was incredibly difficult to work on," co-creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy told reporters Thursday at a screening for his FX drama American Horror Story: Coven. "It was very difficult to... read more

Report: Glee's Finn Tribute to Include Adele, Bruce Springsteen Covers

Cory Monteith

A week ahead of Glee's tribute to Finn Hudson, and the late Cory Monteith, the track list for the emotional hour has surfaced.

As reported by MJsBigBlog.com, "The Quarterback" episode will include covers of "I'll Stand By You," one of Finn's first big solos back in Season 1, and... read more

Mike O'Malley: From Glee's Dad of the Year to Welcome to the Family's Grandpa-to-Be

Welcome to the Family

To many, Mike O'Malley is best known for playing Kurt Hummel's extremely supportive and loving father, Burt, on Glee. But in his new sitcom, Welcome to the Family, O'Malley's character Dan Yoder isn't quite a doting dad.

"What's stitched on the pillow in many a living room: 'There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings.' Dan would amend that to 'a swift kick out the... read more

The Thursday Playlist: Family Comedies and an Originals Spinoff

Samantha Isler, Sean Hayes

This fall you can really feel the Modern Family influence in the development of most networks' new comedy slates, and it's especially noticeable on NBC's Thursday lineup. With the exception of the long-running Parks and Recreation, which until the double expectancy whammy of Ann Perkins and Ron's Diane had been curiously child-free for a show supposedly set in America's heartland, NBC's new sitcoms are very much in the family way, for better or worse.

One actually bills itself as Welcome to the Family (8:31/7:31c), and if familiarity is a prerequisite for your viewing patterns, you'll feel right at home here. This innocuous domestic farce pivots on a culture clash between... read more

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