How TV Shows Are Made

Interview: CBS Digital gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how TV shows are made

November 23rd at 10:49 AM

Interview: CBS Digital gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how TV shows are made

If 2016 has provided a bumper crop of compelling TV content — in the form of everything from Westworld to all those Amazon and Netflix originals to earnest, experimental series like FX’s Atlanta — it’s also meant that studio executives like George Bloom and Craig Weiss find themselves busier than ever these days. Indeed, the pair of executives at CBS Digital have their work cut out for them. More →

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OK Go The One Moment Video

New OK Go video packs a lot into ‘One Moment’

November 23rd at 9:01 AM

New OK Go video packs a lot into ‘One Moment’

It’s an understatement to acknowledge that a lot tends to happen in an OK Go music video — those trippy, creative spectacles that have seen the band pull off things like dancing in sync on treadmills, filming themselves with drones and performing in zero gravity in support of their trademark brand of perfectly pleasant pop.

Such examples only scratch the surface of the reason the string of viral videos has fashioned the group into a Web sensation since debuting on YouTube way back in 2006. And now we have a new video the band released today on its Facebook page — for the song “The One Moment,” off the band’s most recent album Hungry Ghosts — which plays with the formula a little bit. Because this time the whole thing spans, like the song says, just one moment. More →

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raiders vs texans

A laser pointer from the stands helped the Oakland Raiders beat the Texans

November 22nd at 9:43 AM

A laser pointer from the stands helped the Oakland Raiders beat the Texans

Every kid learns at a young age not to shine laser pointers in other people’s eyes. It’s annoying, distracting, and potentially even harmful, not to mention that it’s just a rude thing to do. That didn’t stop some Oakland Raiders fans from using a laser to their advantage in last night’s matchup against the Houston Texans.

At several points throughout the game, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler had to deal not only with a punishing Raiders pass rush, but also a massive green laser in his eyes thanks to some knucklehead in the crowd.  More →

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The Walking Dead

Upcoming episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ will run much longer than normal

November 21st at 10:04 PM

Upcoming episodes of ‘The Walking Dead’ will run much longer than normal

After an incredibly violent beginning, the seventh season of The Walking Dead has finally calmed down a bit. Indeed, the past two episodes have been extraordinarily slow, if not downright boring at times. Of course, fans of the show shouldn’t worry too much as the series is simply laying the groundwork for what will likely be some thrilling episodes later on down the line. Indeed, the closing scene to this weekend’s episode, with Jesus discovering that Carl had stowed himself away in one of the Saviors’ trucks, suggests that the action and suspense will return to normal levels next week.

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Netflix Movies Expiring December 2016

Every movie and TV show being removed from Netflix in November

November 21st at 4:39 PM

Every movie and TV show being removed from Netflix in November

Here’s hoping that this is the last piece of bad news you read for the rest of the year: dozens of shows and movies are being removed from Netflix in December.

Of course, this happens every month, and some removals are harder to cope with than others. Thankfully, you’re not going to miss much of the content leaving next month.

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WTF is going on in this creepy new ‘Cars 3’ teaser?

November 21st at 3:39 PM

WTF is going on in this creepy new ‘Cars 3’ teaser?

Disney’s Cars franchise is, like most of the properties under Pixar’s umbrella, a feel-good family affair. Goofy characters, fantastic animation, and a jovial mood permeate both Cars and Cars 2. Today, Disney debuted its first teaser for Cars 3, and let’s just say things don’t seem quite right.

Right from the start of the short, 49-second trailer it’s clear that there’s a more serious tone. On a familiar oval track, series poster boy Lighting McQueen leads a pack of racers, and though we’ve seen this kind of scene before — specifically in the original teaser trailer for the first Cars film — it all looks much more gritty and real.

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Dave Chappelle Netflix

Netflix to release 3 brand new Dave Chappelle comedy specials

November 21st at 1:17 PM

Netflix to release 3 brand new Dave Chappelle comedy specials

Just about a month after learning that Netflix inked a lucrative deal with Chris Rock for two stand-up specials, now comes word that Netflix has also signed a deal with yet another famed comedian: Dave Chappelle. According to a tweet from Netflix, the enigmatic comedian, who just recently hosted Saturday Night Live to rave reviews, will release three new comedy specials soon.

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 5 Recap

The Walking Dead season 7, episode 5: The episode where nothing happens

November 21st at 12:31 PM

The Walking Dead season 7, episode 5: The episode where nothing happens

I was annoyed last week because our favorite characters in this world dominated by human flesh-eating species were careless, even stupid, in episode 4. Now that I’ve seen the latest episode “Go Getters,” I’m just bored. We could do without everything that happens in this episode. Instead, one of the characters could simply give us that short recap of off-screen events in an intro for a different episode. Think voice over with walkers dying on screen. That sort of thing. Because in episode 6 nothing really happens. Beware, spoilers follow below… but even if you haven’t seen episode 5 you should just read this recap instead of wasting your time.

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The Walking Dead Season 7 Episode 6 Trailer

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 7 episode 6

November 21st at 11:28 AM

Watch the first trailer for ‘The Walking Dead’ season 7 episode 6

Now that The Walking Dead episode 5 is past us, we might as well take a sneak peek at next week’s installment. As expected, AMC has posted both a new trailer for episode 706 — titled Swear — and a short clip that gives us an extra sneak peek. If you’re still behind on this season of the show, then you might be better off avoiding the following videos because there are some spoilers. More →

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Netflix New Movies December 2016

Every new movie and TV show being added to Netflix in December

November 21st at 10:50 AM

Every new movie and TV show being added to Netflix in December

2016 is coming to a close, but not before Netflix bulks up its streaming catalog one last time. The company’s focus on original content has occasionally come at the expense of worthwhile licensed movies and TV shows, but in December, there are several gems that should tide subscribers over throughout the holidays.

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SNL Trump Skit

Watch the new SNL sketch that pissed off Donald Trump yet again

November 21st at 10:02 AM

Watch the new SNL sketch that pissed off Donald Trump yet again

With Donald Trump poised to assume the Presidency this coming January, comedy fans can look forward to four more years of Alec Baldwin pulling off his impeccable Trump impersonation on Saturday Night Live.

Over the weekend, Baldwin was at it again during SNL’s cold open, this time portraying Trump as a bumbling fool completely unprepared and ill-equipped to handle the responsibilities of the Oval Office.

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Fantastic Beasts James Corden TSA Parody

‘Fantastic Beasts’ meets TSA agent James Corden in hilarious security check parody

November 20th at 9:00 AM

‘Fantastic Beasts’ meets TSA agent James Corden in hilarious security check parody

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year. It’s based on the same magical universe that we saw in Harry Potter, and it marks the triumphant return of J.K. Rowling’s work to the silver screen. The movie marks her screenplay debut, and the film is based on her book by the same name.

Fantastic Beasts tells the story of a young magician, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), who arrives by boat to New York in 1926 carrying a suitcase filled with magical creatures, some more dangerous than others. But what if Scamander were to travel to New York in this day and age? James Corden explored that possibility in a hilarious new sketch. More →

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