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Added to the list of things too dirty for network TV is, apparently, period sex. The CW refused to air a scene in Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend that featured a ballad dedicated to period sex. The show is no stranger to hot-topic feminist issues and often covers them with humor and wit. Rachel Bloom, the writer, co-star and creator of the show, tweeted about the song and the CW’s refusal to air it — she, of course, posted the song and music video online instead. Via...
We were all wondering when Jon Stewart would come out of hiding and unleash his brand of rage onto the new order we find ourselves in, and what better podium for him to deliver his slapstick satire than next to his former correspondent Colbert? Last night on The Late Show, Colbert pulled out a USA Today which read: “10 DAYS, 20 EXECUTIVE ORDERS” Jon marches in wearing what he describes his new style — inspired by the president — as “super long tie, dead animal on head.” A...

I used to lay in my sister's bed and watch re-runs of The Mary Tyler Moore Show on Nick at Nite. It was in the '90s and I had yet to reach my 10th birthday. I remember thinking, I can't believe women would wear so much orange! I also remember thinking, Mary Richards is the coolest woman on the planet. I used to lay in my college dorm bed and watch Romy and Michele's High School Reunion on my laptop. It was the 2000s and I...
Each year, the White House Correspondents’ Association holds a highly publicized dinner to honor journalists and the First Amendment – an act we must not take for granted, as it may soon be punishable by law (unless you’re Fox News). While a to-be-announced comedic entertainer (either a D-list celebrity or someone who really enjoys a good stay at Trump hotels) hosts the official dinner, Samantha Bee, comedian and host of Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, will be putting on her own event, called “Not the White...

Via Twitter/@Tom_Bergeron 2017 has taken its first entertainment great-- Mary Tyler Moore has died today, age 80. Moore was most famous for her groundbreaking show, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, one of TV’s first and most famous portrayals of a happy, single, career-driven female character. The show, which launched in 1971, starred Moore as television producer and career-woman Mary Richards, paving the way for shows like 30 Rock, Sex and the City, and Ally McBeal. But the show’s impact was on more than just the sitcoms to follow....
  Fresh Off the Boat’s Constance Wu Takes Hollywood to Task Constance Wu is fearless. Even in an industry in which Asian-American actors are so underrepresented that her ABC comedy, Fresh Off the Boat, is only the second sitcom ever to focus on an Asian-American family, Wu is famously outspoken around issues 
of diversity in Hollywood. Speaking on the phone from her home in L.A. during a rare break from filming Fresh Off the Boat’s third season, the 34-year-old laughs when asked about critics who’ve suggested that...
  Watch the lovely ladies of Broad City react to the T***P Inauguration. It’s just the dark humor we need to keep up our strength to resist this new administration!     And don’t forget to enter our contest for your chance to win Season 3 of Broad City on DVD - plus a $100 giftcard!     ...
    Good Girls Revolt, the Amazon Original series about female journalists based on a true story, will sadly not be returning for a second season. News of this first broke in December when the head of Amazon Video, Roy Price, decided to axe the show— without any women present in the room. He personally didn’t like or even watch the show. Since Amazon decided not to renew the show, Sony began shopping the series elsewhere, to no avail. “Good Girls Revolt won't be airing on another network. We made...
The critically acclaimed Comedy Central series from executive producer Amy Poehler, Broad City Season 3 brings back TV's baddest BFFs for a whole new set of adventures. Join Abbi, Ilana and a lineup of special guests as they find true love (or one-night stands), get high on life (among other things) and show New York City how it's done. The new DVD includes all 10 episodes from Season 3, uncensored with 30+ minutes of bonus features—and we've teamed up with Comedy Central to give one lucky...
  It seems like once again, television has surpassed our draconian politics in its progressive projecting plotlines. The research group Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, in collaboration with UC San Francisco, has conducted a study of the frequency and manner in which abortion, or the topic of abortion, has been portrayed on screen in 2016 and the results are hopeful — though our current political reality is not. The group notes that, on TV< there was a “slight increase in choosing abortion over the past decades,...
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