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  • Patton Oswalt, Taylor Schilling, George Takei, De La Soul Celebrate Webby Awards

    "Yeah, don't be in the moment," said Patton Oswalt as he was greeted by a wave of cellphone cameras upon taking the stage at the 18th Annual Webby Awards Monday night. "It's not like any of this will end up on the internet." After the chided audience...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' Alum Bill Hader to Develop HBO Comedy Series

    "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader has inked a deal to develop a comedy series for HBO. Pact calls for Hader to write and star in a vehicle for the pay cabler, but there's no word yet on specifics. Hader logged eight years on NBC's "SNL," signing off...
  • Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes

    Five actors from wildly different TV comedies compare notes
    Quality dramas, armed with conflicted antiheroes and complex storylines, grab much of the headlines when it comes to the current hubbub surrounding TV fare. But comedies during the last few years have had bold breakthroughs of their own, with...
  • 'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show

    'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show
    Every football fan knows how much fun tailgating outside a game can be. But NPR fans get into tailgating, too. In the latest teaser to upcoming fourth season of "Portlandia," Portland residents Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) party...
  • Writers Guild of America Nominees

    The winners of the Writers Guild of America awards will be announced in simultaneous ceremonies Saturday in Los Angeles and New York. The nominees: SCREEN NOMINEES ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY American Hustle, Written by Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell;...
  • Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode

    Melissa McCarthy air-fights on Seth Meyers' final 'SNL' episode
    No one could ever accuse Melissa McCarthy of being too egotistical when it comes to her appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” If you’ve seen the three-time host even once on the show, you’ve gotten a good idea of what her other...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy

    Emmys may be ready to give up the 'Modern Family' lock on comedy
    "Modern Family" has won the Emmy for comedy series four years running. The only show to take it five straight years? "Frasier." Should "Family" win again, we might need therapy. An early look at this year's comedy races. COMEDY SERIES "Modern Family"(...
  • The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

     The laughs are real on fake talk show 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'
    Thursday brings the third-season return, on IFC, of Scott Aukerman's "Comedy Bang! Bang!" An often surreal and free-associating sketch show in the guise of a talk show, it is also a talk show within a sketch show — the one shading into the other...
  • NBC Takes Ratings Victory Lap In Braggy Upfront Affair

    Here's something you haven't heard from NBC in a while: confidence. In an upfront presentation laced with bragodoccio, the Peacock touted its first-place ranking in the audience demographic most coveted by advertisers, people between the ages of 18 and...