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7 Reasons Why Netflix's BoJack Horseman Is the Funniest Show of the Fall

BoJack Horseman

Netflix has done it again.

While the Broadcast Sitcom Assembly Line has generated shows ranging from the lukewarm (A to Z) to the downright languid (Mulaney), Netflix has trotted out (heh) BoJack Horseman, the rare show whose execution lives up to its ambition.

In this fall's stale comedy landscape, BoJack is like a breath of fresh air — and it's clear that Netflix has faith in its latest project, which was renewed four days after it premiered last month. The cartoon's just-go-with-it premise follows the title character (voiced by Will Arnett), a washed-up former equine star of the '90s hit sitcom "Horsin' Around" who's trying to write his memoir. The show really finds its footing by Episode 3, which skewers ...
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Wednesday Playlist: A Toy Story Special, Burton and Taylor, EPIX Gets Schooled

Toy Story of Terror

It's Scream with playthings. A scream and a hoot, to be precise. And the first real event of the Halloween season, deserving to become an annual family tradition right up there with It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown — which ABC is holding until Halloween night itself. Disney Pixar's first made-for-TV special, ABC's Toy Story of TERROR! (Wednesday, 8/7c), is a delightful half-hour vignette of gags, action and self-empowerment, couching its never-give-up message in terrific non-stop entertainment. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen are back as Woody and Buzz, along with such other iconic fan faves as Don Rickles' Mr. Potato Head and Wallace Shawn's anxious dinosaur Rex, but the focus is on cowgirl Jessie (Joan Cusack), who has to face her abandonment issues and fear of being boxed up alone when one by one, her pals keep disappearing from a shady roadside motel where their owner Bonnie (and her mom) are staying overnight.

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The Toys Are Back With Toy Story of TERROR!

Toy Story of Terror

For all the laughs and sweet surprises, the Toy Story franchise can also deliver big frights, from the freaky mutant toys in the 1995 original to the deadly incinerator that nearly claimed the lives of Woody, Buzz and the gang in 2010's Toy Story 3. Now the peeps at Pixar are dishing up more chills with their first-ever Halloween special, Toy Story of TERROR!, a takeoff on the old Agatha Christie chestnut And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians).

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Exclusive: ABC to Air Toy Story Special in October

Toy Story of Terror

Toy Story lives on!

In October, ABC will air Toy Story of Terror, a 30-minute special that reunites the original voice cast from the Toy Story franchise, TVGuide.com has learned exclusively.

From Pixar, Toy Story of Terror follows the adventures of the toys post-Toy Story 3, in which a fun road trip takes a very unexpected turn. "Bonnie is on a road trip to go see grandma with her mom and the toys are in the trunk," executive producer Galyn Susman says. "Mom gets a flat tire and they have to spend the night at a motel and all kinds of chaos ensues."

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The Good Wife First Look: Audra McDonald Battles Alicia! Plus: Who Is the New Kalinda?

Audra McDonald and Julianna Margulies

On The Good Wife, Alicia (Julianna Margulies) has lamented many a time about not having many female friends after her fallout with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi). Now, one of her law school friends is coming back into her life, but it may not be good news.

In new photos from the March 10 episode (Sundays at 9/8c on CBS), Private Practice's Audra McDonald guest-stars as a former Georgetown classmate, Liz, against whom Alicia must.... read more

6 Things to Expect From the Gossip Girl Wedding

Wallace Shawn, Leighton Meester, John Shea

Blair Waldorf's big day has finally arrived! But who's she marrying... or not marrying? We won't spoil that surprise (and let's be honest, these days it could be anyone — Louis, Dan, Chuck...), but we can share a few fun tidbits from Gossip Girl's milestone 100th episode (Monday at 8/7c on The CW).

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Shawn as Gossip Girl Love Interest? Not Inconceivable!

Wallace Shawn by Jason Kempin/WireImage.com

Final details have trickled in regarding Gossip Girl's guest-casting of Wallace Shawn.The Princess Bride's utterly inept villain will play the father of Serena's new beau, Aaron (Vanished's John Patrick Amedori), as originally reported by EW's Ausiello. It has since been confirmed that Shawn's character, in keeping with the Gossip Girl books, will also emerge as a love interest for Blair's mother, Eleanor.We've also nailed down Shawn's first air date: His multiple-episode arc kicks off in the heat of sweeps, on Nov. 11. — Matt Mitovich read more

Why Wallace Shawn Likes Being the Only Guy on The L Word

Wallace Shawn, The L Word

He may be best known for his portrayal of Vizzini in The Princess Bride, but the truth is that any time there's a successful television show featuring gorgeous women, you can expect to see character actor Wallace Shawn making a brief but memorable guest appearance. From Sex and the City and Desperate Housewives, Shawn now makes the leap to The L Word (Sunday at 9 pm/ET, Showtime) for a four-episode arc, playing William Halsey, the financier of Jenny's fictional film. Shawn chatted with TVGuide.com about being the only guy on-set and why he loves the controversial drama. TVGuide.com: Who is your character?Wallace Shawn: Well, that depends on who you ask. Actors are advocates for their characters, like lawyers, so I would say that I think he was in love with young Jenny and he wanted to change his life and go fr read more

Exclusive: Wallace Shawn to Join Cast of The L Word

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Those who feared that The L Word's Jenny (Mia Kirshner) may have drifted out to sea for good can now stop guessing. Jenny is back and ready to start production on her movie "Les Girls." She's hooked Wallace Shawn — best known as Vizzini in The Princess Bride — as the financier of her "fictional" flick. Shawn, who will play William Halsey at the start of Season 5, has a four-episode story arc on the Showtime drama.Also joining the cast as a recurring guest star is Top Gun's Kelly McGillis, who will appear as a military lawyer handling a "Don't ask, don't tell" case. The L Word returns in January. —Reporting by Carita Rizzo read more

November 28, 2006: Weeping Willow

“This kid Holden’s lost control of his set.” That pretty much sums up this episode’s whole crazy chain of events. The hour may have been a little convoluted but was compelling and fresh from the first frame to the last.I’ll admit that I was a little skeptical going into this one, after last week’s ripped-from-the-headlines story style, which was both too literal and too out-there for its own good. But I think the writers handled the technique correctly this week, using the LonelyGirl15 debacle as a springboard rather than a crutch. What we got was a carefully plotted hoax, amateur film and kidnapping all rolled into one.I thought it was great to see the detectives scrambling to play catch-up to a new type of crime they definitely weren’t trained for at the police academy. It would have been interesting to see Goren handle this case, but Noth played just the right blend of bravado and bewilderment — while still offering up his trademark sarcast... read more

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