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We, like much of the world, were today years old when we found out that Dolly Parton produced Buffy The Vampire Slayer. The '90s feminist drama series was perfect to begin with, but if there was one thing that could make it any better, it’s knowing that Queen Dolly had a hand in bringing it to the little screen. via GIPHY The show, which ran from 1997 to 2003, was produced by Sand Dollar Entertainment, a production company Parton created in 1986 with her friend and business...
This is where we are now. Far from studios in Hollywood, California or Atlanta, Georgia or in the streets of New York, television is shot from celebrities’ homes, without film crews, assistants, makeup artists, showrunners, etc., and what a time to be alive! Aside from news broadcastings, ABC's Saturday Night Live is one of the last shows to air live, not to mention, with a live audience. Of course the legendary sketch show would be forced to pivot in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Forced...
Everyone’s favorite Parks and Rec deputy director and future President of the United States of America, Leslie Knope, is back. NBC’s Parks and Recreation, which went off air in 2015, will be returning to the little screen for a half-hour special on Thursday, April 30. Scheduled to air at 8:30 p.m. EST, the scripted event will also be a fundraiser to raise money for Feeding America’s Covid-19 response fund. via GIPHY This is just the latest in a series of reunions and special events meant to bring relief...
Spoilers ahead for the first six episodes of Little Fires Everywhere. In quarantine, it often feels like each day just blends into the next, but Hulu’s Little Fires Everywhere has offered legions of us something to look forward to every Wednesday. Based on the bestselling novel by Celeste Ng, the eight-part miniseries follows two mothers with a tense relationship—and a handful of secrets between them—that ultimately sets everything in their picture-perfect town on fire, both figuratively and literally.  Megan Stott plays breakout character Izzy Richardson, the youngest of Elena’s (Reese...
After becoming a household name in the ’90s, Skeet Ulrich is back as the hottest dad on Riverdale These days, you might recognize Skeet Ulrich as Jughead’s rough-around-the-edges father FP Jones on the irresistible teen drama Riverdale, which was recently renewed for a fifth season. Or maybe you’re one of the 4M folks who follow him on Instagram, where he regularly shares his home renovation endeavors. (Most recently, the divorced dad built a closet for his daughter.) And then, there are his exciting upcoming projects, like...
With the world on lockdown because of COVID-19, now seems like a perfect time as any to watch a show about a bunch of kids fighting the zombie apocalypse. Alexa Mansour, crazy talented actress and musician, stars in AMC’s upcoming Walking Dead spinoff The Walking Dead: The World Beyond. Unlike other spinoffs in this series, The World Beyond explores a group of teenagers surviving the apocalypse by themselves. Set ten years after the outbreak, this show focuses on the first generation that grew up...
The United States, 1972. The Equal Rights Amendment has now been ratified by both the House and the Senate and will move on to state legislatures for ratification after dozens of feminists fought for equal rights and representation in the late 1960s. But nothing is this simple. The ERA, and the women fighting for and against it, still have a long way to go. This is the backdrop of the new FX and Hulu series Mrs. America, which follows the ERA’s movement towards ratification with a...
Quarantine has had many consequences, one of which is a look inside of the homes of late night talk show hosts, from Stephen Colbert to Jimmy Fallon. Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has also ditched her studio for safety, but has opted to take things outside rather than in, filming her episodes from her backyard in upstate New York.  On her first out of studio episode in front of a backdrop of trees starting to recover from the winter, Bee introduced the show, “I’m Samantha Bee...
Who would have thought absurdist, feminist retellings of historical events would be the new hit thing in 2020? Not me. But boy, am I here for it. From the writers of the Oscar-winning movie, The Favorite, comes a brand new Hulu TV series starring Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult about none other than Catherine the Great. With Beckettian speech patterns that call back to the TV show’s cinematic predecessor and imagery reminiscent of BBC’s Masterpiece Theater, it’s basically every nerdy history buff's dream. If you zoned...
I’m going to go ahead and take a guess that checking the news and Twitter every two seconds is one, probably not amazing for your mental health and two, not filling these quarantine hours up like you might have hoped it would. Lucky for you, we have 17 shows that will fill the time and make your heart and your brain happy.  1. Broad City  It’s no secret that BUST loves Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer (both were our cover stars in 2015 and 2019) and after...