Former Glee cast member sentenced to up to 7 years on child pornography charges

Mark Salling, the actor who played reformed bully Noah “Puck” Puckerman on Fox’s Glee, has entered a guilty plea to child pornography charges as part of a plea bargain that will see him serve between four and seven years in jail. (Salling was previously facing a possible sentence of as much as 20 years.) Salling will…

A slayer’s legacy: 10 pop cultural follow-ups to Buffy

A show as genre-bending and generation-defining as Buffy The Vampire Slayer was bound to have some long-lasting implications. Creator Joss Whedon quickly moved on to new series like Firefly and Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., and brought his wisecrack to movies like The Avengers. Angel tried to pick up the slayer…

Dancing With The Stars asks you to pretend you’ve never seen these stars dancing

The whole draw of Dancing With The Stars—ABC’s Americanized version of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, which couldn’t sound more Anglo even if there was a “Pip pip!” somehwere in there—is in watching celebrities who don’t normally dance work their way through complicated routines with the help of professional hoofers…

What TV series did you love but will never revisit?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Urkel, The Fonz, ALF, and other TV characters “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Nothing injects a bit of funk into a television series like a few characters breaking it down on the dance floor. Whether it’s a serious drama, a wacky sitcom, or some dramedy that melds the two—TV writers and producers find excuses to let their characters cut a little rug on the boob tube. All of that dancing about…

The year in swag 2015: Celebrating the many perks of the ivory tower

There are a lot of perks to occupying this, the highest peak in pop culture’s ivory tower. Us A.V. Clubbers are, on a daily basis, lavishly plied with all manner of semi-marketable garbage, from fancy picnic baskets packed with name-brand candy to potentially lifesaving survival kits that could, in theory, keep us…

Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens is like a rocky, horror-filled Glee

Ryan Murphy announced Fox’s Scream Queens in a manner befitting his brand: He declared the camptastic anthology series the genesis of a heretofore unseen genre called “comedy horror.” Ornery internet haters—also known as reasonable people with a cursory knowledge of horror—cried foul and lambasted Murphy in the name…

This chart shows how hard it is to craft a satisfying TV series finale

People love to hate series finales. Reddit user ChallengeResponse has taken up the task of exploring fans’ tumultuous relationships with television conclusions in a graph that charts a show’s finale reception when compared to the average rating of the rest of its run. There’s a catch, though: All the data used for the…

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