• Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Laughter and the art of survival

    I just finished watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt for a third time on Netflix, and I’m having some feelings about it. Namely, wow. They really did it. They managed to make a sitcom with a central premise that revolves around a victim of kidnapping and abuse. Yup, that actually happened. And the narrative is so spot-on that many elements of the show’s storyline appear to be lifted directly from a few

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    How I Met Your Mother, Arrested Development, Big Bang Theory and more! TV’s greatest catchphrases in one video supercut

    From modern comedy hits like How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory and Arrested Development to iconic comedy shows like Good Times, Happy Days and Everybody Loves Raymond the concept of the catchphrase is one firmly embedded in the success of those shows. So, it’s with great pleasure we peeped this new, massive supercut of TV’s Greatest Catchphrases. In less than five short minutes, we – and now

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    Alec Baldwin makes gay joke in San Francisco to reverse recent bad press

    In an effort to reverse his current public image after calling a photographer a cocksucking fag, former 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin made a gay joke last night in front of a San Francisco technology conference audience. “I want you to be my lover,” Baldwin said to a male member of his staff, according to the Associated Press. “I want you to be my lover, Matt. I love you, Matt.

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    Colbert Report breaks Daily Show streak, Julia Louis-Dreyfus makes history at Emmys

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus made Emmy history last night when she won her fourth comedy award for Outstanding Lead Actress on Veep (it was her 14th nomination, which broke Lucille Ball’s record of 13 as lead actress). “I’m very grateful to have the opportunity to make people laugh. It’s a joyful way to make a living,” she said during her acceptance speech. She had her personal aide from the show, Tony Hale

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    Tina Fey is returning to NBC, unless NBC loses its damn mind

    I think I’m not alone in saying that I mourned — and continue to mourn — the loss of 30 Rock from NBC’s Thursday night comedy line-up. Liz Lemon is the spirit animal for awkward, bookish, driven ladies everywhere, yours truly included. Hell, it’s not a night without some night cheese, am I right? Lemon may be gone from the airwaves, but Deadline is reporting some good news on the

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    Report: Alec Baldwin will host political talk show on MSNBC

    A year before 30 Rock completed its seven-season run on NBC, star Alec Baldwin began a relatively low profile part-time gig as host of the WNYC podcast Here’s The Thing, wherein he interviewed the likes of Chris Rock, Judd Apatow and Lena Dunham (listen below). Now, it seems, the celebrated actor and Capital One spokesman might soon use his on-mic skills in a higher profile situation. A report surfaced recently

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    Watch the 30 Rock series finale here (Full episode)

    If you’re on this site, chances are you’re one of the nearly five million people who watched the highly anticipated series finale of 30 Rock last night. Chances are, then, you won’t mind watching it again. And to those who missed it because you were, say, drunk or putting your kids to bed, or drunkenly putting your kids to bed, watching the full episode below will prove even more valuable.

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    Alec Baldwin interviews Lena Dunham (Audio)

    Hugely successful and divisive comedy star Lena Dunham sat down with Alec Baldwin this week on his WNYC show Here’s The Thing. The far-ranging interview covered the genesis of Dunham’s hit HBO show Girls, her love and respect for Sex and the City, her family and so much more. You can listen to the entire thing here. Enjoy! Be sure to subscribe to the weekly Laughspin Podcast on iTunes or

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    Hot in Cleveland pulls a 30 Rock, plans to go live for its summer premiere

    With its fourth season premiere set for Nov. 28 at 10 pm ET, TV Land producers are already hyping the show’s summer schedule– and for good reason. The super popular multi-camera series will go live on June 19, 2013 at 10 pm for the East Coast; viewers on the West Coast, unfortunately, won’t get the same experience as the live-to-tape version will be aired for them. If you think this

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    NBC confirms ‘Community’ finally has a premiere date (again)

    NBC just confirmed what Joel McHale, Yvette Nicole Brown and Alison Brie announced on Twitter today: that there’s finally a premiere date for Community’s long-awaited fourth season. Thursday, Feb. 7 at 8 pm is when it goes down. Community will become Parks And Recreation’s lead-in, which will move up to 8:30 pm ET on Thursdays. Since there’s no other news today here’s some: #Community will premiere Thursday February 7th 8pm.#February7thIsOctober19th—

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    Tina Fey: If one more gray-faced man explains what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind (Video)

    Tina Fey was invited to speak at the Center for Reproductive Rights Inaugural Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York last night. And talk she did. Although the entire speech is not online yet, the Wall Street Journal has released an amazing clip. “I wish we could have an honest and respectful dialogue about these complicated issues,” Fey says in the video. “But it seems like we can’t

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    Donald Glover and Emmy winning 30 Rock producer are developing a comedy series for NBC

    One half of comedy’s favorite television nerd bromance (Troy + Abed), Donald Glover, is producing a comedy series for NBC! It seems Glover — also known as Childish Gambino in the hip-hop world — is busying himself outside of the stand-up comedy world and playing Troy on Community. He’s joined forces with Emmy-winning 30 Rock writer and co-executive producer Matt Hubbard to develop a semi-autobiographical show in which he would

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    Tina Fey talks about the last season of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon’s evolution and more!

    In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Tina Fey discussed the upcoming Emmy awards, her wish list for 30 Rock’s final season, and what it’s like to watch Liz Lemon finally grow up. Even though the show and Fey have received numerous awards in the past and endless critical acclaim, the star of the show still says, “It’s super fun if you win. I mean, it’s super duper fun.” She

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    NBC sets innovative premiere dates for Parks and Rec, Community, 30 Rock and more

    NBC today announced premiere dates for its fall comedies, boasting a rather unorthodox approach. Rather than a traditional premiere week, the network has scattered its kick-off shows over a two-month period. So pay attention… Go On, a new sitcom starring Matthew Perry, will air as a sneak-peak on Wednesday, Aug. 8 after the Olympic Games coverage, and begin its official run Tuesday, Sept. 11th at 9 pm. Following that, will

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    It’s official: 30 Rock’s next season will be its last

    The upcoming season of 30 Rock will be the show’s last, NBC chairman Bob Greenblatt confirmed today. Rumors of the series’ end have been floating since the middle of last year, and when the show was renewed for a seventh season last week, we assumed it would be the last. In an NBC conference call just yesterday, however, Greenblatt still denied that that decision had been made. His announcement today

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