South Park takes on vape culture in one of its funniest episodes in years

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Based on history, “Tegridy Farms” had a very good chance of being a great episode. Three of the best shows from South Park’s last ten years are “Butters’ Bottom Bitch,” “Medicinal Fried Chicken,” and “Crack Baby Basketball Association,” and this episode combined elements of all of them. The result was an episode that…

Modern Family resolves its love triangle, and finds comfort in familiarity

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After spending much of last week’s episode indulging in rather meaningless storylines, this week’s episode of Modern Family, “Torn Between Two Lovers,” gets back to one of the season’s predominant bits of conflict, which is the love triangle developing between Haley, her boyfriend Arvin, and her old and incredibly…

Netflix confirms Orange Is The New Black's next season will be its last

It’s been a likely possibility for a while now that Orange Is The New Black’s sentence might almost be up; the Netflix series is coming to the end of its current three-season order, and ended last year’s run—its sixth—by finally seeing Piper Chapman get released from jail to become the deeply privileged decorative soap…

ABC moves forward with NYPD Blue sequel series about Sipowicz's son 

In what seems a little like the TV equivalent of releasing an album of “new” music shortly after a musician’s death, ABC has begun developing a pilot for an NYPD Blue sequel series just over six months after the death of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco. This comes from Variety, which says the new show will revolve…

New York's attorney general's office is now investigating MoviePass

Good news for the trombone player that now just follows subscription movie ticket service MoviePass around everywhere, “womp-wahh”-ing whenever something bad happens to it: New York’s attorney general’s office has announced that it’s now investigating the service’s parent company, over allegations that it might have…

We rounded up 10 female horror directors for Jason Blum, who seems to have trouble finding them

With the release of Blumhouse’s rebooted Halloween just a couple of days away, studio head Jason Blum has been doing his usual round of interviews touting the studio’s success. But rather than letting Blum rest on the laurels of Get Out and Halloween, Matt Patches of Polygon asked Blum about a less flattering aspect…

The Real World is pivoting to Facebook video, which, uh, good luck with that

Catching the zeitgeist just as aggressively as the days when it first introduced the world to concepts like “roommates” and “people acting like assholes for attention on TV,” MTV has announced that its long-running reality series The Real World is making the move to Facebook video, that most reliable and profitable of…

Camping's Brett Gelman and Arturo Del Puerto on playing emotionally expressive men

Based on the British series of the same name, HBO’s Camping is set during a nightmare weekend camping trip, where tempers flare and personalities clash among a group of adults stuck in the wilderness together. Ahead of the premiere, we sat down with the cast to talk about the show. In this clip from that interview, we…

Jane Curtin on the worst SNL guest host: "God, there were so many"

There are few gigs in modern TV more fraught with the potential to out yourself as a massive asshole than hosting Saturday Night Live. Pretty much every factor—the rush, the pressure, the presence of the live camera—is almost guaranteed to bring out the worst in people, whether it’s deciding to bust out their “funny”…

Aubrey Plaza leads a parade of bad taste and noir misfits in An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

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To the extent that Jim Hosking’s cartoonishly grotesque characters can be called human, they paint an unflattering portrait of the species. They are dopes and bullies, middle-aged virgins and horndogs with bad hair, disgusting habits, ugly thrift-store clothes. The Greasy Strangler, his debut feature, pitched itself…

Redman's fine with not being in the How High sequel, for it is not as God intended 

How High broke no box office records when it hit theaters in 2001, nor did it turn rappers Redman and Method Man into Hollywood A-listers. It did, however, feel distinctly theirs, so it was something of a shock to learn that MTV’s upcoming sequel wouldn’t feature either of the franchise’s original stars, despite the…

Night Of The Living Dead is coming to get you, America—and we've got free tickets

Sure, technically you could watch Night Of The Living Dead (1968) on YouTube, thanks to the copyright registration error that’s made George Romero’s game-changing horror masterpiece also one of the most famous public-domain titles of all time. But those versions won’t be the 4k Ultra HD restoration of the film, which…