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Pan Am: Girdles Support a Message of Female Empowerment

Pan Am, Christina Ricci

Ticket? Check. Baggage? Check. Girdle? Check. The plane is now ready for lift-off.

On ABC's new period drama Pan Am, the elite ranks of Pan Am stewardesses need to pass daily weigh-ins and girdle checks before they are allowed to fly. On the flip side: They are worldly, empowered women who producers would like us to view as a new breed of feminists.

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Charlie's Angels Producers on Reboot: "If Jack Bauer and Carrie Bradshaw Had a Love Child"

Charlie's Angels

ABC's reboot of Charlie's Angels will obviously be forever linked to the hit '70s TV series and the two films that followed. But for those who have never heard the iconic line "Good morning, Charlie" — or are just skeptical about this latest remake — the cast and crew have more a modern comparison to describe the series. "If Jack Bauer and Carrie Bradshaw had a love child, it would be Charlie's Angels," co-creator and executive producer Al Gough told reporters at ABC's fall TV previews Sunday.

ABC picks up Charlie's Angels

Gough and co-creator and executive producer Miles Millar have reboot cred: The duo launched the Superman-in-high-school series Smallville in 2001. "There a lot of... read more

The Chew Producer: With Soaps Going Online, “You Can Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too”

The Chew

ABC's upcoming daytime series The Chew is a topical, View-style talk show all about food, and already it's embroiled in controversy. Why? Because it will replace All My Children, which goes off the air next month, and soap opera fans aren't exactly excited about the trade-off. 

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Marc Cherry: The End of Desperate Housewives Is "Bittersweet and Lovely"

Desperate Housewives

"The only thing harder than creating a hit show is knowing when to end it," Marc Cherry, creator of Desperate Housewives, told critics Sunday at ABC's fall previews. "I am also aware of people overstaying their welcome. I didn't want that to happen to Desperate Housewives. I wanted to go out when the network still saw us as a viable show and a force to contend with. We felt from a creative standpoint that this was the right time. I feel so good about it."

Desperate Housewives To End This Season

His statements came just minutes after ... read more

Aziz Ansari Has Tense Exchange With Audience Member at Stand-Up Gig

Aziz Ansari

Aziz Ansari exchanged tense words with an audience member who asked what he thought to be a "racist" question at a stand-up gig, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The Parks and Recreation star, 28, made a surprise appearance Friday at a Los Angeles comedy club and took questions from the crowd. Things got heated when an audience member asked, "Why don't you have a red dot on your forehead?"

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A shocked Ansari asked the woman why she didn't have the word "c--- on her forehead," and made a comment about how there are still... read more

Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones Claim TCA Awards

Friday Night Lights, Parks and Recreation, Game Of Thrones

Critics sure do love the underdogs. Friday Night Lights, which didn't receive Emmy attention until its final two seasons, won the Program of the Year award for its final season at the Television Critics Association Awards on Saturday night. 

Game of Thrones, which was one of the most buzzed-about new shows of the year, was named... read more

Peter Tolan Celebrates the End of Rescue Me by Dropping His Pants

Peter Tolan

How did Rescue Me co-creator and executive producer Peter Tolan celebrate the show's final panel at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews? He dropped his pants, of course.

Rescue Me's final season: Can Tommy Gavin survive?

In typical Rescue Me fashion, the panel began as a semi-serious discussion of the show's final season and its legacy before turning crazy.... read more

VIDEO: Switched at Birth's Vanessa Marano Calls Bay and Emmett Kindred Spirits

Sean Berdy, Vanessa Marano

Switched at Birth's Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc) have a lot on their plate. After learning they were swapped as newborns and that Daphne's mom, Regina (Constance Marie), has known for quite some time, Bay's MIA biological father (guest star Gilles Marini) returns in Monday's finale.

Exclusive: Gilles Marini joins Switched at Birth as Bay's biological father

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It's Always Sunny Star on Packing on 50 Pounds: "I Tried to Look as Ugly as Possible"

Glenn Howerton, Charlie Day, Kaitlin Olson, Danny Devito and Rob McElhenney

Rob McElhenney had just one objective for the new season of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, but it was a big one.

"I tried to look as ugly as possible, basically," he said of his remarkable 50-pound weight gain for Season 7. So what exactly compelled the star to transform his alter-ego's normally fit physique into something a little flabbier? "It came when... read more

The League Drafts Seth Rogen to Play the Legendary "Dirty Randy"

Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen will play the infamous Dirty Randy on The League's Season 3 premiere, producers revealed Saturday at the Television Critics Association fall TV previews.

Creators and executive producers Jackie and Jeff Schaffer promised fans last year that they would reveal the oft-mentioned, but never-seen friend of Rafic(Jason Mantzoukas)if the comedy was picked up for a third season.

The League creators talk Season 3

"As the legend of Dirty Randy grew among our fans — is that Dirty Randy? Is that a shot of Dirty Randy? — we realized we really have to... read more

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