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It’s a miracle that Parks and Recreation, a critical darling that never had any security in terms of ratings, made it through seven seasons and never managed to be anything less than great. Last night’s finale gave us a glimpse at our beloved characters’ futures and was a wonderful tribute to the show’s cornerstones of hard work and friendship. These were some of our favorite moments; read on and try not to cry, you beautiful, talented, brilliant, powerful musk oxen. Spoilers abound, of course: 1. Read More
Second Wavers are finally getting the small screen representation they deserve. Yesterday, HBO announced that Marisa Tomei will be playing Gloria Steinem in the upcoming miniseries Ms. The series will focus on Ms. magazine’s founding in 1971 through the eyes of both the women who founded it and the women whom it affected. Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Hocus Pocus) is set to co-star as U.S. Representative and feminist leader Bella Abzug. We are beyond thrilled that this pivotal moment in the feminist movement is finally getting the prestige TV treatment it deserves. Read More
With heavy hearts, tomorrow we say goodbye to one of our all-time favorite television series. Parks and Recreation ends, and we’ll greet our favorite Pawneeans armed with waffles, Snake Juice, NutriYum bars, and the cheapest red wine we can find because we can’t tell the difference...And, of course, plenty of tissues. The show’s real magnum opus, of course, was the creation of character Leslie Knope, one of the funniest and most feminist characters in TV history. Read More
Our favorite female crime-fighters are coming back to Cartoon Network in 2016, and we couldn’t be more excited. The Powerpuff Girls made being strong and sassy cool, and we can’t wait to have more sugar, spice, everything nice—and of course, a dash of chemical X—on the air again. These heroines kicked ass from 1998 to 2005, winning two Emmy awards and several animation awards along the way, and now they are revamping the show, taking on Nick Jennings (Adventure Time) as their executive producer. Read More
Like many people in every corner of the world, we were pretty gutted when Jon Stewart announced his retirement from The Daily Show yesterday. It really speaks to how beloved and talented someone is when 16 years at the same job just doesn’t seem long enough. We’ll miss so much about Stewart’s hosting—his better-than-the-real-news fact-checking, readiness to interview everyone from Malala Yousafzai to Bill O’Reilly, and relentless criticism of dumb idiots like Glenn Beck. Read More