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  1. The Rock's Brilliant Career Strategy: Other People's Sequels

    Andy Greenwald

    By any conceivable metric, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has had an extremely successful career. From champion wrestler and catchphrase-ologist to big-screen action star, self-effacing comedian, and, ultimately, family-friendly lug, he's managed to stay ...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  2. Fall Out Boy Returns, Trying to Save Rock and Roll

    Andy Greenwald

    Fall Out Boy formed on the not-at-all-mean streets of Chicago's North Shore, the same bucolic suburbs that birthed the late filmmaker John Hughes. Though separated by age, medium, and, blessedly, fashion sense, the band and the director were united b...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  3. The 30 Rock Finale: An Essentially Perfect End to One of the Funn...

    Andy Greenwald

    The cult of TV brilliance, like a runner on third with less than two outs, demands sacrifice. What unites classic, obsessed-over shows like Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, and Arrested Development isn't just their sparkling dialogue; it's their martyrd...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. NBC Comedy Recap: Two Shows Nearing the End Give Us What We Want,...

    Andy Greenwald

    30 Rock and The Office are both ending this season, the former in just six days, the latter in four months. As a result, NBC's once-proud Thursday-night comedy lineup has shifted from triage to hospice care. A sense of finality looms large over all f...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  5. NBC Comedy Recap: Ron & Leslie & Jerry & Duke

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | December 07, 2012
  6. NBC Comedy Recap: Liz Lemon Gets Married!

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  7. NBC Comedy Recap: An Actually Funny Episode of The Office

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. NBC Comedy Recap: In Praise of Amy Poehler

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | October 26, 2012
  9. NBC Comedy Recap: A Night of Sex Idiots and Intolerable Cruelty

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  10. NBC Comedy Recap: Bryan Cranston, Governor Dunston Check In to 30...

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  11. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Pitch Perfect Writer Kay Cannon

    Andy Greenwald

    Writer Kay Cannon's already had a career-making autumn. Pitch Perfect, the delightful-even-if-you-hate-human-beatboxing comedy she wrote, opened wide this weekend after an impressive start in limited release, and she's about to begin work on the pilo...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  12. NBC Comedy Recap: 30 Rock Begins Its Victory Lap

    Andy Greenwald

    Every week in this space, Grantland's Andy Greenwald will run down the happenings and mishappenings in NBC's Thursday comedy night done mostly right. (Note: The order reflects newsworthiness, not quality. Although occasionally the two just might over...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  13. 'Homeland', Showtime, and the new age of Cable drama

    Andy Greenwald

    Showtime's breakout hit returns — and brings the future of cable drama with it.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2012
  14. Fall TV Preview: Hapless NBC Still Stumbling Around Like a Peacoc...

    Andy Greenwald

    With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, it's time to focus on the main business of the fall: school football television! All week, Grantland will be previewing the new TV season, one network at a time, and evaluating the first efforts of each incoming...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  15. NBC Announces It Would Like Its Comedies to Be Broader, Better-Ra...

    Andy Greenwald

    When the ship's going down, any piece of flotsam can look like a life raft. So it was yesterday at NBC's executive session at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, where, according to Alan Sepinwall, Peacock President Bob Greenblatt crowed a...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  16. The Killers Rock From Deep Within the Uncanny Valley at Webster H...

    Andy Greenwald

    The most celebrated rock band of 2012, at least critically, is Japandroids, a Canadian duo that, in the words of Chuck Klosterman during a recent B.S. Report, "synthesize[s] the best parts of classic rock and makes it the whole song." It's a sped-up ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012