Mad Men Refresher: Everything You Need To Know About Everyone

Mad Men returns for its seventh and final season this Sunday—make that the first half of its seventh and final season, because far be it from AMC to let a prestigious cash cow die without milking it vigorously (and prestigiously). Like Breaking Bad, the final season will be split across two years, eight episodes per,… » 4/11/14 1:00pm 4/11/14 1:00pm

Real Or Fake, Stephen Colbert's Late Show Is Gonna Be Awesome

Back when Stephen Colbert was on The Daily Show, he also used to do radio-ad voiceover work for extra money. I was a junior copywriter working on a shit-ass cell-phone account when our agency hired Colbert (who worked for scale at the time) to enter a recording studio and do a series of 60-second retail spots. They… » 4/10/14 2:50pm 4/10/14 2:50pm

How To Fix Justified, Which Is Not Broken

The wise-ass Kentucky crime drama Justified had the good fortune to premiere in the spring of 2010, Tuesdays at 10 p.m., which means it accidentally got the best possible lead-in, even if that lead-in aired on another channel: the final season of Lost, over on ABC. » 4/09/14 4:16pm 4/09/14 4:16pm

Keith Olbermann's Tribute To David Letterman Is Great

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Keith Olbermann is never better than when he's talking about someone he respects (perhaps because there aren't many of them). Last night was one such occasion, when Olbermann devoted an entire segment to David Letterman's announcement of his impending retirement. "All I keep thinking," Olbermann said, "is I'm watching… » 4/04/14 11:47am 4/04/14 11:47am

Mark Cuban: "Greedy" NFL Is 10 Years From Implosion

In the worlds of both sports and television, the NFL is a behemoth. But is there something uniquely and grossly profitable about pro football that it can continue to grow indefinitely, or has it hit its ceiling? Mavericks owner Mark Cuban thinks the end is nigh. » 3/24/14 8:50am 3/24/14 8:50am

Cool Site Lets You Explore The IMDB Ratings Of Your Favorite TV Shows

For lovers of television and charts, Graph TV—a clever interactive tool built by Kevin Wu—let's you visually explore the ratings of TV shows in the IMDB database. Over on the site itself, you can scroll over the dots for the titles and scores of individual episodes; the regression lines show the trend for each season.… » 3/21/14 1:34pm 3/21/14 1:34pm

Every Single Person on Lost, Ranked From Most to Least Annoying

This year marking the 10th anniversary of the premiere of the television show Lost, and disappearing airplanes being quite (tragically) at the forefront of the international consciousness, and a Lost cast reunion this week burdening us all with the knowledge that Walt "MY BOY" Dawson is now a fully hot adult human man… » 3/18/14 4:37pm 3/18/14 4:37pm

"I GAVE YOU A THUMB'S UP!" Providence Live TV Report Goes Poorly

Here you have WJAR sports guy Frank Carpano trying to deliver a live report on the Big East championship game for Providence's NBC affiliate. Yeah, there are some technical difficulties, but it's Frank's enraged thumb's up that we're laughing hardest about. » 3/16/14 12:13am 3/16/14 12:13am

America Hates Male Nipples: FCC Viewer Complaints About The Super Bowl

As we do every year, we submitted a FOIA request to the FCC for all viewer complaints about the Super Bowl. What would this year bring? Anti-Coke bigots? Richard Sherman haters? Nah. But some folks were really upset about the Red Hot Chili Peppers' nipples. » 3/13/14 3:46pm 3/13/14 3:46pm

Report: Bob Costas' Olympic Eye Infection Was From Botched Botox

If you were a TV host with a huge gig on the horizon — the ding dang Olympics — you might make an appointment to get a little freshen up with the cosmetic surgeon. Who could blame you? You want to look your best when the whole world is watching. But what if something went wrong and your eyes got red and your vision got … » 3/07/14 11:18am 3/07/14 11:18am

One Person In America Was Offended By Richard Sherman

Those post-NFC Championship days were heady times, a nation torn apart by Seahawks corner Richard Sherman being loud on television. But how many Americans were so upset, so scandalized by Sherman's actions that they actually took the time to complain? One person from Arkansas. » 2/24/14 4:44pm 2/24/14 4:44pm