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  1. Six Seasons, a Movie, and Another (Yet Another) Rebirth: Yahoo Sa...

    Andy Greenwald

    I've eulogized Community twice now and, like the recipient of one of Jeff Winger's long-winded monologues, I've finally learned my lesson. After yet another shock resurrection - news broke late yesterday that Yahoo had agreed to ...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  2. Egads! Maggie Smith to Decamp From Downton Abbey?

    Andy Greenwald

    Stiffen your lip and refill your brandy snifter: News broke over the weekend that Dame Maggie Smith, the only person involved with Downton Abbey who actually has a royal title, is planning on leaving the estate after filming the in-production third s...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  3. Planned The Office Spinoff to Give Us All The Schrute We Can Hand...

    Andy Greenwald

    Like most bad ideas, this one emerged at night. The sun had long since set on Scranton yesterday when Deadline broke the story that NBC was pursuing a Dwight Schrute-focused spin-off of The Office. The proposed show, eyed for a midseason debut next y...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  4. Will Jeff Daniels Get Back on the Toilet for Dumb & Dumber 2?

    Andy Greenwald

    Fans of idiocy the world over rejoiced yesterday when news broke that Bobby and Peter Farrelly were planning on revisiting their first — and some would say funniest — film, Dumb & Dumber. According to Deadline, the new project would be a ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  5. Cancellation Scorecard: Five TV Lessons We've Learned This Fall

    Andy Greenwald

    Old Tom Eliot had it wrong: April isn't the cruelest month, it's October. As the final blasts of the shofar fade into memory, television's brightest hopes find themselves adrift in an unfamiliar landscape, dotted with returning giants and buffeted by...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  6. Would-Be AMC Showrunners Shooting Test-Pilots With Their Own Mone...

    Andy Greenwald

    Look, we're not saying AMC is broke. (That's so last month!) We're sure the upstart prestige netlet is just doing just fine financially. Between their recent stock offering and their new line of licensed The Killing ponchos ("Because when it rains it...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  7. Fall TV Cancellation Fantasy Scorecard: Playboy Club Disappoints,...

    Andy Greenwald

    The early going of a baseball season is often slow: Teams need extra time to gel, personalities need to mesh, and scoring is down. The inaugural Grantland Fall TV Cancellation League is no different: two weeks in and action, as well as the pickings, ...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  8. Saluting the Guys of New Girl

    Andy Greenwald

    The cavalcade of press for Fox's break-out sitcom The New Girl has, for good reason, focused on said girl herself, Zooey Deschanel. But after a careful, unicorn-free viewing of last night's second episode — as well as the even better third, air...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. AMC to Fill Space Cheap With New Kevin Smith Reality Show

    Andy Greenwald

    Just yesterday Vulture, in a thorough, prescient think piece, asked the question, "What's really going on at AMC?" Today we may have an answer: They're broke. Not in terms of quality or prestige, certainly — not even the infamously unsolved mu...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  10. Trent Reznor and HBO Will Criticize the Bush Administration When ...

    Andy Greenwald

    News broke late last Friday that HBO was moving forward with long-gestating miniseries Year Zero, based on the 2007 Nine Inch Nails album of the same name. The project — which we must stress, again, is based on a doomy four-year-old electronic ...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  11. Who Will Replace Tom Cruise Next?

    Andy Greenwald

    When news broke today that Tom Cruise had dropped out of the lead role in Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim — a monster movie presumably starring creatures who peak-a-boo you to death — eyebrows were raised over the fact that his replaceme...

    Blog | June 22, 2011