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  • TV Picks: 'Community,' 'Decker,' 'Empire,' 'iZombie'

    TV Picks: 'Community,' 'Decker,' 'Empire,' 'iZombie'
    "Community" (Yahoo Screen, Tuesdays). The philosophical farce that put the meta in metacomedy is back, but not on NBC, which has washed its corporate hands of the sort of cerebral yet not unfeeling sitcoms with which it once lined its Thursday nights. Rather, it will stream into your home and life via Yahoo Screen -- not so uncool after all, old Yahoo, is it? Notwithstanding the loss of Donald Glover (now the artist known as Childish Gambino, but also still the artist known as Donald Glover) and Yvette Nicole Brown (gone to "The Odd Couple"), it is substantially the same show as before, still built on the bones of a network situation comedy, still doing backflips with form, still with its special language and pop-cultural mash-ups; this is not the Velvet Underground's "Squeeze." Keith David, bringing back the AARP demo, and Paget Brewster -- who is either the new Shirley or the new Abed, or even the new Jeff despite the continuing presence of the old one, but really her own kind of weirdo -- make productive additions. As ever, creator and commander Dan Harmon manages to find heart in a series whose self-awareness amounts almost to sentience, to achieve a tricky balance of cynicism, sentiment and surreality whose tics somehow never devolve into schtick. Episodes will appear weekly, as on television. Watch here.
  • Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV

    Hits like 'Empire' signal major shift in look of network TV
    Diversity sells. That's the takeaway from the 2014-2015 network TV season. And as a result, primetime network television, the largest stage in American popular culture, is never going to be as white again. From "Empire" on Fox to "How to Get Away with...

    With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television

    With 'Empire,' diversity becomes the watchword on television
    The 2014-15 TV season was already shaping up to be a watershed year for diversity on the major networks, thanks to the success of ABC's "black-ish" and "How to Get Away With Murder." The most-watched new comedy and new drama of the season, respectively,...

    'Hot Tub Time Machine 2': It's too cold for this [bleep]

    'Hot Tub Time Machine 2': It's too cold for this [bleep]
    How unfunny is “Hot Tub Time Machine 2”? A lousy movie opening this week, “The DUFF,” cruelly stands for “the designated ugly fat friend,” someone who exists primarily to make others look better. And “HTTM2”...

    Mo'Nique talks Oscar backlash, being 'blackballed,' in new interview

    Mo'Nique talks Oscar backlash, being 'blackballed,' in new interview
    In anticipation of both the Oscars on Sunday and the 75th anniversary of Hattie McDaniel's historic win, The Hollywood Reporter spoke with Woodlawn native Mo'Nique about the impact winning an Oscar for "Precious" in 2010 has had on her career. The frank...