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  • Review: Hulu's 'Deadbeat,' Netflix's 'Short Poppies'

    Similar in tone to the late lamented "Pushing Daisies," "Deadbeat" promotes Tyler Labine from the sidekick role he's seemingly played in a half-dozen shows -- including the cult favorite "Reaper" -- to leading man. However familiar, this Hulu original...
  • Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential

     Review: 'Short Poppies' on Netflix blooms with whimsical potential
    Rhys Darby, who played personal manager (and New Zealand deputy cultural attache) Murray Hewitt on HBO's "Flight of the Conchords," has created a series in which to star. "Short Poppies" gets a U.S. premiere Thursday via Netflix, all eight episodes at...
  • TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'

    TV Picks: 'None of the Above,' 'The Numbers Game,' 'Doll & Em'
    "None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
  • TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA

    TV This Week March 23 - 29: 'Psych' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 23 - 29, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SUNDAY "American Dream Builders" are tasked...
  • How Hit Guest Stars Ended Up on TV's Top Shows

    Playing a guest role on a TV show can be one of the most difficult acting jobs: While series regulars have the luxury of building a role over time, a guest star has to drop in and create a fully fledged character, sometimes with only a few lines. Dawn...
  • Review: In 'I Give It a Year,' the funny bits are welded on

    Writer Dan Mazer, a longtime Sacha Baron Cohen collaborator, brings his taste for the comedy of discomfort to the rom-com realm in "I Give It a Year." The jaundiced sentiment of the title hints at an inside-out reworking of the happily-ever-after formula....
  • Stephen Merchant has fun with his misfortune in 'Hello Ladies'

    Stephen Merchant has fun with his misfortune in 'Hello Ladies'
    In mid-August, the British comedian and actor Stephen Merchant went to a party at fellow comedian Sarah Silverman's house. It was a jovial scene, populated by a who's who list of L.A.'s funniest people. Merchant ate some chocolate of questionable...
  • Fall TV Preview: From 'Sleepy Hollow' to 'Ravenswood' to 'Atlantis'

    The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
  • Fall TV 2013 preview: 11 new cable, Internet shows

    Fall TV 2013 preview: 11 new cable, Internet shows
    Every fall, the major broadcast networks unveil the most new TV series and thus grab the biggest chunk of audience attention. But quantity doesn't necessarily equal quality, so to find some of Fall TV's most interesting fare viewers need to check out...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...
  • Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party

    Emmys 2013: 'Modern Family' cast celebrates at the HBO party
    The cast of "Modern Family" was jubilant and seemingly everywhere at HBO's annual post-Emmy bash at the Pacific Design Center on Sunday night. The ABC sitcom was riding high thanks to its fourth consecutive Emmy win for best comedy, and star Ty Burrell,...