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6 TV Shows We'd Like To See Get The Big-Screen, 'Veronica Mars' Treatment

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • March 12, 2014 2:00 PM
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6 TV Shows We'd Like To See Get The Big-Screen
Even for the non-marshmallows among us, the “Veronica Mars” movie, which hits theaters this week (our SXSW review here), being brought back from the dead by a combination of fan activism, creator and cast agitation and Kickstarter-related chutzpah, is at the very least an interesting phenomenon. The long-defunct TV show that gets its day on the big screen with original cast intact is a rare and precious event achieved by only a few, but the possibility is often endlessly bandied around for many for years after the show has ended.

The 15 Best TV Episodes Of 2013

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  • December 12, 2013 4:06 PM
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The Best Television Episodes of 2013
Without wishing to engage in the tiresome “TV shows or movies, which are better?” debate (not better, just different, plenty of toys for everyone) we have noticed a distinct uptick in our TV consumption over 2013, reflected in the increased number of shows we’ve been reviewing or recapping for your pleasure, including: “American Horror Story: Coven” “Boardwalk Empire” “Veep,” “Hello Ladies,” “Breaking Bad,” “Game of Thrones,” “The Newsroom,” “Family Tree,” “Girls” and “House of Cards,” along with miniseries “Top of the Lake” and “Parade’s End.”

'Breaking Bad,' 'House Of Cards' & 'Behind The Candelabra' Among Big Emmy Winners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 23, 2013 8:56 AM
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Last night TV's finest -- which these days tends to include some of movie's finest too -- gathered for the Emmy Awards, while the the rest of us stayed glued to "Breaking Bad" and to some extent, the series finale of "Dexter." Either way, both options were better than that dubstep dance routine to "Breaking Bad" on the awards show. And once the jokes were over, and tributes were finished, some statues were handed out honoring some fine folks.

The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 26, 2013 1:03 PM
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Unlike the movies, which do operate on a January-December basis when it comes to awards consideration, the TV season is a slightly different proposition. With ratings dipping in the summer, new shows tend to be unveiled in September or early fall, and are usually wrapping up by May. The rise of cable networks like FX and HBO has staggered this more, but the Emmys taking place in September tends to mean that the season has a more definitive end at this time of year.

Watch: 10 Funny '30 Rock' Moments To Commemorate The End Of Tina Fey's Classic Sitcom

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 31, 2013 12:55 PM
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If the last few years have been a golden age of TV, 2013 might mark the end of that era, as many of the shows that have been the highlights of the last few years are wrapping up this year. We've already seen the underrated "Fringe" finish, "The Office" and "Breaking Bad" are wrapping up this summer, and question marks hang over the survival chances of "Community" and "Parks and Recreation." And tonight sees another great show go to syndication heaven -- Tina Fey's "30 Rock."

Six Seasons And A Movie! NBC Renew 'Community' (Along With '30 Rock' And 'Parenthood')

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 10, 2012 8:25 PM
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Upfronts, wherein the networks reveal their programming for the TV season to come, take place next week, and, as such, it's the time of  year when invested fans start to bite their nails about their favorite low-rated shows: with many new pilots being ordered to series, the scheduling slots seem to grow fewer and fewer. And no fans have been more nervous than those of NBC's low-rated, but critically-acclaimed Thursday night comedy block.

TV Dial: 'The Office' Cast Might Get A Reboot; Donald Glover To Play Tracy Jordan On '30 Rock'; David Tennant Joins 'Spies Of Warsaw' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 4:56 PM
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Let's fave it, "The Office" hasn't been the same since Steve Carell left the show and frankly, it was already on the decline during his last season. James Spader was kind of wasted as the new David Wallace (of sorts) and Ed Helms' position as the new office manager was constantly undermined by tepid writing and a recycling of plotlines and running themes from previous seasons. So perhaps it's no surprise NBC may want to start over. With contracts up at the end of the season for Helms, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and B.J. Novak and not yet renewed, executive producer Greg Daniels is pitching a reboot of the show that would keep some key cast members, but essentially start fresh. Hmm. Remember how well that worked out for ABC and "Scrubs"?

Steve Buscemi Returns To '30 Rock' To Direct & Guest Star In An Episode

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 25, 2012 10:38 AM
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For all of Steve Buscemi's much-lauded Golden Globe-winning success on the small screen in the last few years, thanks to his starring role on "Boardwalk Empire," it's not been the only finger the veteran character actor has had in the television pie. In the last few years, he's also directed six episodes of Showtime's hit series "Nurse Jackie," and shown his comedic side with an occasional guest role on Tina Fey's consistently excellent "30 Rock."

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