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Sam Thielman
How Leonard Nimoy Created an Alien Who Embodied the Best of Humanity Mr. Spock proved logic, loyalty and optimism could coexist

One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was…

February 27, 2015, 3:11 PM EST

Nickelodeon Unveils Subscription Service for Preschoolers at Upfront Noggin app will stream Blue's Clues and more for $5.99 a month

Starting March 5, Nickelodeon will debut a streaming service for TV's smallest viewers: Noggin, a preschool-targeted, ad-free app that will stream reruns of Blue's Clues; Little Bear; Ni hao, Kai-Lan;…

February 25, 2015, 5:48 PM EST

Why Keith Olbermann Picked Such a Dumb Fight on Twitter and Ended Up Suspended A case of argue first, click later

ESPN commentator and world-champion friendmaker Keith Olbermann this week launched a Twitter war with college students who'd raised $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. The incident left Olbermann with a (paid)…

February 24, 2015, 7:38 PM EST

Pee-wee Herman's 30-Year Journey From Obscurity, Through Infamy and Onto Netflix It's been a long road to his third movie

Netflix let it be known today that the long-awaited third Pee-wee Herman film, Pee-wee's Big Holiday, would finally make it to the ... well, not the big screen, but a…

February 24, 2015, 2:36 PM EST

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Hasbro's TV Strategy What went wrong with The Hub, and what the toymaker hopes will go right

What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual…

February 23, 2015, 12:00 AM EST

5 Delicious Questions for Tom Colicchio About His New Gig at MSNBC A chat with the celebrity chef turned food correspondent

Big news from MSNBC this morning: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will become the network's first food correspondent and debut two new shows. Stirring the Pot will air on the network's…

February 18, 2015, 1:05 PM EST

The Simpsons App Is Finally Using the Best Aspect Ratio Ever Don't pretend you don't care

Good news, nerds—and we mean really serious, committed, supreme-o nerds: The Simpsons is now available in its original 4:3 aspect ratio on FXX's Simpsons World streaming app. Revered Simpsons showrunner…

February 13, 2015, 2:43 PM EST

House of Cards Appeared on Netflix for a Hot Second, and the Show's Response Tweets Were Great Now we're back to waiting for Feb. 27

That was fast: the third season of Netflix's semi-Shakespearean government drama House of Cards momentarily showed up online for long enough to freak out the entire Internet, but the company…

February 11, 2015, 6:24 PM EST

5 Women Who Could Replace Jon Stewart Comedy Central's opportunity to change the face of late night

Sometime before the end of 2015, the face of The Daily Show will change, and the show's gender should probably change, too. Jon Stewart's 17-year tenure on the series could come…

February 11, 2015, 2:24 PM EST

Jon Stewart Is Leaving The Daily Show Series will continue without the influential comic in the lead

Jon Stewart is leaving Comedy Central's The Daily Show. It's a little hard to fathom, frankly. Stewart is as familiar among young consumers of news as any of the broadcast anchors—probably…

February 10, 2015, 9:57 PM EST

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