Jimmy Fallon, Anne Hathaway
This week, the Game of Thrones theme song was redone by goats, and rap songs were redone Broadway style by Jimmy Fallon and Anne Hathaway. A college class played an amazing April Fool's joke on a professor, and a stubborn French bulldog expressed hisextreme displeasure at having to go to bed. Also, Hulu released its new original seriesDeadbeat, and The CW announced that its digital series Backpackers will make the leap to TV this summer. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best onlinevideos:
Tyler Labine, Cat Deeley
Hulu's new original comedy series Deadbeat is both familiar and different at the same time.
Although the show features a typical TV conceit — a protagonist has one amazing skill, but the rest of his life is a disaster — when you add in ghosts and a large quantity of controlled substances, you get something you'd be hard pressed to ever find on your TV dial.
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The series, created by Wilfred writers Cody Heller and Brett Konner, stars Reaper's Tyler Labine as Kevin "Pac Man" Pacalioglu, a stoner medium who helps ghosts resolve their unfinished business so they can move on to the afterlife...
He sees dead people! Hulu is scaring up laughs with its new original series Deadbeat, starring Reaper vet Tyler Labine as Kevin Pacalioglu, a New York medium who can successfully communicate with ghosts to help them solve their unfinished business but struggles to gain control of his own life.
Deadbeat also stars So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley as rival medium Camomile White and Brandon T. Jackson as Kevin's best friend, Roofie. Brett Konner and Cody Heller (Wilfred) serve as writers and executive producers. All 10 episodes will be available for streaming beginning on April 9.
Tyler Labine and Cat Deeley
In Hulu's new half-hour comedy Deadbeat, two mediums — one real and one fake — are at odds.
Tyler Labine, Deadbeat
Hulu announed Wednesday its 2014 original programming slate, which includes new original series starring Reaper's Tyler Labine and Happy Endings' Casey Wilson, as well as new seasons of such returning shows as Seth Meyers' The Awesomes and Chris O'Dowd's Moone Boy.
After surpassing five million subscribers and earning more than a $1 billion in revenue in 2013, the streaming service is making an even bigger bet on first-run programming on Hulu and Hulu Plus in 2014, according to Charlotte Koh, Hulu's head of original programming development.
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"I think the last year was a very solid foundation for us to continue to build our original business upon," Koh tells TVGuide.com....
FEARnet has acquired rights to the late CW series Reaper with plans to reunite the original cast and crew for a half-hour special, Deadline reports.
Justin Kirk and Crystal the monkey
There are a lot of actors in Hollywood who would refuse to play second banana to a monkey.
Animal Practice star Justin Kirk, on the other hand, is more than happy to share the spotlight.
"The thing about Crystal [the capuchin monkey who plays "Dr." Rizzo] is, all of the attention that comes to her she deserves and more. She is one of a kind and a national treasure," Kirk tells TVGuide.com. "Truth be told, I miss...
Crystal, the Monkey and Justin Kirk
Justin Kirk may be on all of the posters for NBC's new comedy Animal Practice, but even he knows who the real star of the show is — industry veteran Crystal the Monkey.
Premiering Sept. 26 at 8/7c, Animal Practice marks the first regular TV series gig for Crystal, a showbiz vet known for her appearances in The Hangover Part II and Community. After 16 years of waiting for her first TV series, Crystal is enjoying every ounce of the limelight thus far playing the...
NBC will surely miss the Olympics ratings bump once the Games are over, with closing ceremony set for Sunday, but the rest of TV is more than ready to get back to business. Even as the torch is being snuffed on NBC, the lights are going on elsewhere.
Including on AMC, which airs one of the most gripping episodes to date — and that's saying something — of its dark masterpiece Breaking Bad (10/9c), in conjunction with the return of the drearily dour Western Hell on Wheels (9/8c) for its second season.
Justin Kirk, Bill Pullman
NBC's 2012-2013 TV lineup is going to the dogs, the cats... and the White House?
NBC picked up the Presidential family comedy 1600 Penn and the Justin Kirk-led sitcom, Animal Practice, to series.
NBC orders Ryan Murphy comedy and J.J. Abrams action drama
From Modern Family's Jason Winer and Book of Mormon star...