Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: An Oral History of "Hush"

The Gentlemen

Over the years, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has become the litmus test for feminist drama. But creator Joss Whedon didn't just turn gender roles on their head with his spunky vampire slayer. He flipped, remixed and defied all television conventions, preferring to play with the medium in novel and unexpected ways. While the Season 6 musical episode "Once More with Feeling" might be the most talked-about example of this, "Hush" is arguably the most eloquent.

Sandwiched in the middle of Season 4, "Hush," which aired Dec. 14, 1999, took away the thing that Buffy had become most famous for — the snappy, witty dialogue — forcing the episode to rely solely on musical cues and pantomime to tell the story of yet another murderous monster rampage in Sunnydale.

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Why TV is Looking to the Big Screen For New Ideas

Rush Hour, Big

In Hollywood, familiarity breeds content. That's been especially true in recent weeks as TV writers and executives raid film libraries, looking to adapt movies into primetime series.

Among projects now in development: CBS' take on the Jackie Chan/Chris Tucker buddy-cop comedy Rush Hour (this time from Cougar Town's Bill Lawrence) and a comedy based on Paul Weitz's 2004 feature In Good Company. NBC is rebooting two comedies, Real Genius and Problem Child, as well as creating a sequel to Marley & Me.

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Janeane Garofalo Exits Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce

Janeane Garofalo, Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett

Sometimes partnerships just don't work out.

Janeane Garofalo, who was slated to star in Bravo's upcomingGirlfriends' Guide to Divorce, will exit the show midway through its first season, TVLine reports.

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Do Supernatural Shows Need a Human Element?

Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer

Though the vampire and zombie trends might be on their last legs, it's likely only a matter of time before the next supernatural fad hits the airwaves. But no matter what type of otherworldly being is in the spotlight, is it possible for a supernatural show to be too supernatural? Does a series need that grounding humanity to keep it from spiraling into the absurd? Or is it the "anything goes," free-for-all attitude that makes us love these shows in the first place?

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Arrow's Andrew Kreisberg Teases New Love Interests, Villains and Surprising Returns

Stephen Amell

Can Arrow's consummate hero have it all?

The third season of The CW series will dare to answer that question when Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) attempts to have his cake and eat it too — in this case, that means being a superhero that the residents of Starling City actually respect while also trying to have a personal life. It's harder than it sounds — something that Ollie will learn fairly quickly into the season.

Exclusive: Arrow taps Peter Stormare as new Count Vertigo

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Orange Is the New Black's Laverne Cox Heads to Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox is breaking out of the big house. At least temporarily.

The Orange Is the New Black star is set to guest-star on the new Bravo scripted series Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, the network announced Tuesday.

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From Buffy the Vampire Slayer writer Marti Noxon and based on the best-selling books of the same name, the hour-long series centers on Abby (House alum Lisa Edelstein), a self-help book author who tries to hide her separation from her husband as she begins to navigate life as a single woman in her 40s. She goes to her divorced friends, instead of her married ones, for advice which leads her to unexpected and life-altering experiences.

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Buffy's Marti Noxon Bringing Gone GirlAuthor's Debut Novel to TV

Sharp Objects

Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer executive producer Marti Noxon and Paranormal Activity executive producer Jason Blum are teaming with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn to adapt her debut novel Sharp Objects for television, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Emmy Watch: First Time for Fantasy?

Peter Dinklage

Is this the year Game of Thrones finally breaks through the Emmy geek ceiling? Shows with sci-fi, fantasy or horror themes are rarely major awards contenders, despite earning great reviews and top ratings. In fact, in Emmy history, only one genre show has won Outstanding Drama Series — Lost, in 2005. More often, these shows get rewarded in the craft categories, like special effects and makeup, if they... read more

Bravo Picks Up Lisa Edelstein Divorce Dramedy as First Scripted Series

Lisa Edelstein

There's a new House star coming to Bravo, and no, we're not talking about a new Real Housewife.

Bravo has picked up 13 episodes of Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, starring House alum Lisa Edelstein, Deadline.com reports. This marks the cable network's first-ever scripted series.

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HIMYM Star Alyson Hannigan Joins CBS Comedy From Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

Alyson Hannigan

Alyson Hannigan isn't taking much time off.

The How I Met Your Mother star, who will film the show's series finale later this month, has signed on for the CBS pilot More Time With Family, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The complete pilot report: CBS has HIMYM and NCIS spin-offs

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Premiered: October 02, 2001, on UPN
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: A cheerleader is chosen to battle the forces of evil as she weathers the storms of young adulthood in an imaginative series that blends killer writing and performances. The show put WB on the ratings map and spawned the successful `Angel' before moving to UPN in 2001. Series creator Joss Whedon introduced the character in a 1992 film that had Kristy Swanson in the Slayer role.

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