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Jon Heder & Johnny Pemberton Talk “Pickle and Peanut” On Disney XD

Pickle & Peanut

Disney XD is taking a bold step away from the gentle and sweet territory of its usual brand into uncharted waters. Edgy waters. Waters swimming with … a pickle… and a peanut. Starting Monday, Sept 7, Disney’s slightly off-kilter sibling, Disney XD becomes home to Pickle and Peanut, an outrageously bizarre series created by Noah Z. Jones (Fish Hooks) and developed by Joel Trussell (Yo Gabba Gabba!). While chatting with actor Jon Heder and comedian Johnny Pemberton, who voice the tasty foodstuffs, the topic drifted from the Disney animated classic, The Aristocats to the super dirty comedy standard, “The Aristocrats,” … Continue reading

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Could FXX’s “The League” rebuild past seven seasons?

FXX The League

By Amber Dowling Seven years ago when creative husband and wife duo Jeff and Jackie Schaffer launched production on the first season of FXX’s The League, they were free to shoot entirely on location, undisturbed. With no real budget for a fancy base camp, security or even trailers to work out of, they pieced together six episodes featuring a group of close-knit friends who talked smack to each other while running a fantasy football league. Roughly 20 episodes of “Eskimo Brothers,” “Yobogoya” and “Vinegar Strokes” later, however, a hardcore fan base (armed with this new vocabulary) was hard on the … Continue reading

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A Chef’s Life Season 3: Vivian Howard talks success, struggle … and the Avett Brothers!


Vivian Howard, whose Emmy-winning PBS show A Chef’s Life enters its third season this fall, is in the midst of her first Television Critics Association Press Tour, doling out freshly made parfaits to — and taking questions from — sugar-buzzed reporters at an afternoon reception. Afterward, Howard relaxes in the PBS green room to talk frankly about success and struggle and what she believes is the real meaning of “farm-to-table” dining. And — less frankly — about The Avett Brothers, who perform the show’s theme song and drop by to say hi this season. A Chef’s Life Season 3 finds the fresh-faced North Carolina native juggling … Continue reading

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2015 College Football Kickoff weekend TV schedule

2015 College Football Kickoff TV schedule

The 2015 college football season kicks off this weekend with a full slate of games across ESPN/ABC, FOX, FOX Sports 1, CBS, CBS Sports Network, BTN, NBC and more. Daily highlights for Sept. 3-7 and full kickoff weekend TV schedules for ESPN/ABC networks and CBS Sports Network below. 2015 College Football Kickoff Weekend TV Highlights Thursday, Sept. 3 North Carolina vs. South Carolina (at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, N.C.), ESPN, 6pm ET Oklahoma State at Central Michigan, ESPNU, 7pm ET Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt, SEC Network, 8pm ET Michigan at Utah, FOX Sports 1, 8:30pm ET TCU at Minnesota, … Continue reading

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Total Divas Season 4 Episode 9: Clash of the Divas

Total Divas Season 4 Episode 9: Clash of the Divas

Paige has an interest in motorcycles and acts on it during Total Divas this week. She goes all “Sons of Anarchy” with Rosa and Alicia as the trio gets riding lessons. Things start okay until Paige crashes and burns. It reminds her of a past car accident. Mark Carrano, talent relations head, gets wind of what happened and gives Paige the dad speech. He tells her to remember she is a WWE diva and to be careful on her days off. Basically, make smart choices. Paige is also given the task of training Ariane. Things get heated at the WWE … Continue reading

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The CSI Series Finale: Case Closed

CSI Series Finale

After 335 episodes, television’s most cutting-edge crime procedural series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, comes to an end on Sept. 27. For fans of the groundbreaking series, the end of the show’s 15-year run feels bittersweet, but no one has shed more tears than series creator, writer and executive producer Anthony E. Zuiker, who penned the series’ final script. “I was all over the place,” he admits. “I was laughing out loud. I was crying every day. Not necessarily crying because it was over, but just touched, kind of touched by the characters and touched by the moments and hearing the voices … Continue reading

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What’s new on Hulu September 2015

What's new on Hulu September 2015

Here are the streaming movies and shows that are new on Hulu September 2015, including the Season 4 debut of The Mindy Project (pictured), which comes to Hulu from FOX. Titles with an * are available with a subscription to the Showtime premium add-on. Available September 1 Elementary: Complete Seasons 1 – 3 (CBS) The League: Complete Season 6 (FX) Lovesick (2014) (*Showtime) The Hunters (2013) (*Showtime) Tooken (2015) (*Showtime)   Available September 2 Willow Creek (2013) (*Showtime)   Available September 3 Celebrity Wife Swap: Season 4 Finale (ABC) Alien Rising (2015) All The Wrong Reasons (2014) American Ghost Hunter (2015) American Made … Continue reading

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What’s new on Netflix September 2015

What's new on Netflix September 2015

New on Netflix September 2015 streaming includes the Season 4 premiere of Longmire, which has a new home for new episodes on Netflix, having previously aired on A&E. A fascinating documentary about legendary rocker Keith Richards is also among the highlights this month. NETFLIX ORIGINALS Longmire Season 4 (Available Sept. 10; Seasons 1-3 now streaming) — The fourth season premiere picks up moments after the Season 3 finale. Walt Longmire (series star Robert Taylor), having found out who was behind the murder of his wife, succumbs to his darker impulses and takes off in pursuit of the killer with murder on his mind. … Continue reading

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President Obama to appear on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”

President Obama to appear on "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"

President Barack Obama will trek through the wilderness with survival expert Bear Grylls for a special edition of Grylls’ NBC series Running Wild with Bear Grylls, to air later this year. The episode will be taped while President Obama is in Alaska this week to observe the effects of climate change on the area. The president will then come together with Grylls in the Alaskan wilderness, where he will become the first U.S. president to receive a crash-course in survival techniques from Grylls. Running Wild with Bear Grylls is currently in its second season, and has already featured a number of non-presidential celebrities, including … Continue reading

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Recap: Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8: “40 Days Filth and Fury”

Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8

It’s almost over, we’ve made it to Naked and Afraid XL, Episode 8. Somewhere, what started out as a celebration of our favorite survivalists, has turned into a “warts and all” expose where we realize that our heroes are little more than flawed humans with a very specific set of skills. We’ve seen strong men and women felled by dehydration, but more surprising, we’ve seen strong people taken down by bullying and mental instability. I didn’t foresee team members turning against and tormenting each other. Did you? It’s disappointing; in the regular two-person 21-day experiences, if you don’t get along … Continue reading

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