The bitter cold becomes a metaphor for the Trump era, with every mention of the president’s name bleeped as though it were too awful to be heard on TV.
The guest-star wattage on Season 4 of Broad City is so bright, you may have to wear shades. Creators/stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson followed up last year’s headline-making Hillary Clinton cameo by booking such high-profile names as Shania Twain, Wanda Sykes, Steve Buscemi, and RuPaul Charles. “It feels surprising, but then it’s like, no it’s not,” Glazer explains to Yahoo TV. “We’re drawn to them because they’re chill. … We get to work with these people we’ve looked up to our whole lives. ...
It’s April 20 (aka 4/20), and cannabis lovers around the world will be celebrating “Weed Day.” In its honor, the video above highlights 10 memorable times TV characters used pot.
Love is in the air and on the boob tube this Valentine’s Day, so SuperFan Los Angeles has been asking every celebrity we’ve had the chance to interview a not-so simple question: Who is your all-time favorite TV couple? George and Weezy from The Jeffersons were the sole duplicate as everyone else has fallen in love with a different pair of lovers, or they found a tricky way of getting too sentimental by opting for duo of platonic life partners, like Abby and Ilana from Comedy Central’s Broad City, or Magnum and Higgins from Magnum, P.I. (Dominic Purcell from Prison Break is insistent that it was his favorite series AND “without doubt” his favorite TV couple). Star’s Benjamin Bratt also chose to get… creative, and he picked Law & Order’s Lennie Briscoe and his finest partner ever, Rey Curtis, played by none other than Benjamin Bratt.
Emmy Advocacy: Voters, Nominate These Actors! It’s time for the TV-industry folks to start Emmy nomination voting. The nominating process begins on Monday and goes through June 27. Networks mount campaigns to remind voters of the possibilities (best of luck to you, Chicago Med!). So now’s the time for me to do some of my own campaigning for performers I think deserve to be first-time nominees. We all know that high-visibility shows such as Modern Family, Game of Thrones, and The Big Bang Theory will get multiple nominations. ...
People around the world will be celebrating “Weed Day” April 20. In its honor, this video, running four minutes and 20 seconds, highlights some of television’s most memorable marijuana moments.
Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are back for another season of deeply satisfying, gleefully vulgar slapstick and cultural commentary, as Broad City returns for a third season on Comedy Central Wednesday night. The season premiere opens with a bravura sequence: A split-screen shot of Abbi and Ilana in the bathrooms of their respective New York City apartments. The scene is Broad City’s triumphant announcement that it’s back, bursting the confines of space with every aspect of life that the show is capable of presenting.
Great episodes are the ones that become a part of the larger cultural conversation, like Inside Amy Schumer’s “12 Angry Men” and the Jinx finale. A great episode can hook you into a show at the start by establishing a strong point of view, as the pilots for Empire and UnREAL did.