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Here’s Everything New On Netflix This Week, Including ‘Kodachrome’ And ‘Mercury 13’

Even with an already extensive archive of shows and movies, it seems like every week, a wide variety of titles come to Netflix, along with a few that end up disappearing. It can be tough to keep up with what needs to be binged at the moment. That’s why we’re bringing you a round-up of what’s new to …

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These ‘College Jeopardy!’ Finalists Tried And Failed To Do Basketball Things

Jeopardy! is most certainly sports, but the truth is that not all <i>Jeopardy!</i> contestants are sports fans. This has been proven over and over again with some flubbed sports answers about topics anywhere from football to NBA legends.<p>It’s easy to poke fun at dorks for not knowing general pop culture …

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Weekend Preview: ‘Westworld’ Returns With A Robot Rebellion

<b>Westworld</b> (HBO, Sunday, 9:00 p.m.) – <i>Westworld</i> returns with even bigger stakes but less confusing storylines. With the robots in full rebellion-mode, Alice leads the charge to wipe out the humans and take control of the park while Maeve recruits her own army to help find her daughter.<p><b>Blindspot</b> (NBC, …

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‘Ash Vs Evil Dead’ Has Been Canceled By Starz After Three Groovy Seasons

After three groovy (and bloody) seasons at Starz, the television continuation of Sam Raimi’s horror-comedy classic <i>Evil Dead</i> films, <i>Ash vs Evil Dead</i> has been canceled. <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> broke the sad news mid-afternoon on Friday, saying that star Bruce Campbell will be “putting his chainsaw down” …

Horror

‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Was Arrested For Her Involvement With An Alleged ‘Sex Cult’

Allison Mack, an actress best known for starring in <i>Smallville</i> and <i>Wilfred</i>, was arrested on Friday for her involvement with the alleged cult NXIVM. She, along with founder Keith Raniere, were charged with sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy, and forced labor conspiracy, according to <i>The</i> …

Crime

Comedy Now: Record Store Day Is For Stand-Up Nerds, Too

<i>Welcome to Comedy Now, a weekly column cataloging what comedy fans should know about what’s available in the streaming world. Whether it’s a brand new special, an old classic, or the oddball show that defies categorization, we’ll list as many as we can for your enjoyment right here. Who knows? We</i> …

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The Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Adds Eight New Characters

With all things <i>Game of Thrones</i> on lockdown (even the Mother of Dragons doesn’t have free rein around the set), we’ll take whatever details we can get. We know there’s a battle, the biggest in the show’s history, that took 55 nights to film; we know the season will begin in an unexpected location; …

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Trevor Moore Promises That ‘The Whitest Kids U’Know’ Movie Is Coming

If you’re reading this on the day it publishes, then you can hop over to Trevor Moore‘s 24-hour Facebook Live marathon before the clock strikes midnight. Unlike his clean shaven-appearance in his new Comedy Central special <i>The Story of Our Times</i>, which premieres once the Facebook Live event ends, …

Facebook Live

‘Broad City’ Has A Mobile Game To Help Your Favorite Stoner To Celebrate 4/20

<i>Broad City</i> is a hilarious and brilliant ode to navigating your 20s and the beauty of female friendship, but it’s also at times a zany love letter to marijuana. Outside of each other, Oprah, and Bed Bath And Beyond coupons, Abbi and Ilana love weed more than pretty much everything else. So, on this …

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‘Dexter’ Star Michael C. Hall Returns To TV In Netflix’s ‘Safe’ Trailer

You can forgive Michael C. Hall for taking some time off after <i>Dexter</i>. For one thing, the Showtime series was on for eight seasons (and before that, he did five seasons of <i>Six Feet Under</i>); also, the series finale was, let’s say, not well received. Hall hasn’t been entirely off the map — he played …

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Four Thoughts on ‘Bosch’ Season Four (With Spoilers)

Season four of Amazon’s LA cop drama <i>Bosch</i> debuted last week, and I’ve been stalling writing about it, even though I devoured the entire season last Friday. It’s an extremely enjoyable show — especially if you skip over the rote serial killer-focused first season and start with year two — but so …

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Emma Willmann Thinks ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Is Changing Her Comedy For The Better

When Netflix drops its previously announced collection of 15-minute stand-up comedy specials later this year, <i>Crazy Ex-Girlfriend</i> season three addition Emma Willmann will be among them. The Blue Hill, Maine native also popped up on the latest season of Pete Holmes and Judd Apatow’s HBO show <i>Crashing</i> …

Comedy Festival

Tina Fey Has Addressed Those ’30 Rock’ Reboot Rumors

If <i>The Chunks</i> can get a sequel, <i>The Chunks 2: A Very Chunky Christmas</i>, why can’t <i>30 Rock</i> get a reboot? Whether the comedy should is a whole other issue, but Jane Krakowski recently said that there’s “definitely been talk and conversations” about the cast, including Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, and Tracy …

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What Do We Want From The Second Season Of ‘Westworld’?

Westworld <i>returns for a second season on HBO this Sunday, April 22</i>. <i>The first season established a world in which the rich visited an elaborate Old West theme park staffed by robotic hosts, some of whom discovered they didn’t want to be of service to human masters anymore. It was a stylish, sometimes</i> …

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Ask Alan: What Classic Shows Would Be Hits Today, As Is?

Time for another installment of <i>Ask Alan</i>, where I take your questions about the past, present, and future of TV.<p>A lot of the same shows wind up appearing over and over in this week’s installment, where the questions ask for a broader overview of classic TV.<p>First up, I’m asked to pick one show each …

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Paper Boi Gets Lost In The ‘Woods’ In A ‘Pine Barrens’-Esque ‘Atlanta’

A review of tonight’s <i>Atlanta</i> coming up just as soon as I learn to make pasta in a dream featuring Mayor McCheese and the girl from <i>Dharma & Greg</i>…<p>After the first few episodes of “Robbin’ Season” felt ever-so-slightly more serialized in the way they caught up with Earn and the crew, this year made a …

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What’s On Tonight: The End Of ‘Scandal’ Is Here

<b>Scandal</b> (ABC, 10:00 p.m.) – The series finale is here and everyone’s coming out of the shadows. With the team ready to testify to the existence of B613, the Gladiators prepare to make the ultimate sacrifice to take down Jake and Cyrus.<p><b>Gotham</b> (Fox, 8:00 p.m.) – Gordon and Bullock try to solve a …

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‘The Americans’ Anxiety Report: Philip Jennings Is A Broken Man

<i>The Americans Anxiety Report is a weekly rundown of the people and things we are currently most worried about on the show. It will get weird because many of the people and things we will be worrying about will be tools in a plot to ruin America, put in motion by another country. Blame the show for</i> …

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‘American Vandal,’ A Show About Spray-Painted Dicks, Won A Peabody Award

The list of Peabody Award-winning television shows includes <i>60 Minutes</i>, <i>PBS NewsHour</i>, <i>The Wire</i>, and now, a Netflix mockumentary that dared to ask the question, who drew the dicks? <i>American Vandal</i> was one of eight series to win a prestigious Peabody in the entertainment category, along with <i>Better Call</i> …

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Emilia Clarke Wants To Show You Around The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Set (For A Good Cause)

Security is always tight on the <i>Game of Thrones</i> set, but especially so for the eighth and final season. The scripts are digital, social media bans are being enforced, and multiple endings have reportedly been filmed, all to prevent leaks. Even the Mother of Dragons — the Breaker of Chains herself! — …

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Start With These Classic ‘NYPD Blue’ Episodes Now That The Drama’s On Hulu

The dream of ’90s TV drama is alive, on Hulu! A few months after the subscription service finally brought <i>ER</i> into the streaming world, it followed with the addition of <b>NYPD Blue</b> to its ranks. This was a bit less momentous, both because <i>NYPD</i> even at its peak was never as popular as <i>ER</i>, and because <i>NYPD</i> …

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Brie Bella Set The Record Straight On How She Feels About John Cena

We warned you that there would be more hot goss to come out of the breakup heard round the world between Nikki Bella and John Cena. We just weren’t prepared for … quite so much of it.<p>To briefly recap: Cena and Bella announced that they have broken up and ended their engagement on Sunday. On Monday, …

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‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Should Prepare For Another Time Jump In Season 9

<i>The Walking Dead</i> is no stranger to time jumps.<p>It’s how we got Old Man Rick (even if that was a troll move) and Carl quickly recovering from his eye injury (unlike his other injury…) — there was even one on <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i>. But showrunner-turned-chief content officer Scott Gimple is planning …

The Walking Dead

The ‘Gotham’ Showrunner Clarifies Joker Details And Teases A ‘Reboot’ Of Sorts

If you were wondering if <i>Gotham</i> is still bonkers, wonder no more. After last week’s episode seemed to introduce the Joker as Jerome’s twin brother Jeremiah Valeska (Cameron Monaghan), <i>Gotham</i> showrunner Danny Cannon gave interviews to clarify Jeremiah’s role and to tease a “reboot” of sorts coming in …

Comic Books

Claire Danes Confirms Her Exit From ‘Homeland,’ Sending The Show Into Unknown Territory

It looks like season eight could officially be the end of <i>Homeland</i> on Showtime, at least as it pertains to the story of Carrie Mathison. During an appearance on <i>The Howard Stern Show</i> on Wednesday, Claire Danes confirmed that the upcoming eighth season of the series will be her last on the show. While …

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Nothing Goes Right For Elizabeth When ‘The Americans’ Meets ‘Mr. and Mrs. Teacup’

A review of tonight’s <i>The Americans</i> just as soon as I run away to Fiji and become a coconut farmer…<p><i>“It’s like that. A lot.” -Elizabeth</i><p>It can be a funny thing, watching <i>The Americans</i>. Not only is it a show where we’re conditioned to root against the main characters on a fundamental level, but one …

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Tina Fey And Amy Schumer Will Help Close Out Season 43 Of ‘SNL’

Donald Glover may be pulling double duty on <i>SNL</i> when the show returns in May, but we now know who will close out season 43 of the show in the weeks that follow Glover. May 12th and May 19th will be hosted by Amy Schumer and Tina Fey respectively, making it Fey’s second appearance this season and the …

Comedy

Ed Harris Has An Interesting Take On The Man In Black In ‘Westworld’ Season 2

<b>Possible spoilers for Westworld season two and definite spoilers for Westworld season one below.</b><p>The mysterious and possibly cruel (depending on how you look at it) Man in Black was the primary focus of <i>Westworld</i>‘s first season. If you’ve finished the first season (read our casual viewer’s guide), …

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What’s On Tonight: ‘The Americans’ Uncovers Disturbing Intelligence And ‘The Originals’ Returns

<b>The Americans</b> (FX, 10:00 p.m.) – Elizabeth uncovers a distressing piece of information that forces her to take extreme measures to get close to a Soviet negotiator.<p><b>The Originals</b> (CW, 9:00 p.m.) – <i>The Originals</i> returns for its final season tonight and things kick off with a desperate Hope taking …

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‘Roseanne’ Is The Highest-Rated TV Show Of The Season

After the season premiere set records with numbers that wouldn’t have looked out of place in the 1990s (a pre-Netflix era that feels like 500 years ago), the <i>Roseanne</i> revival has settled into a comfortable ratings groove. The last three episodes, including last night’s return of David and Beverly, …

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