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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…

A People's History of Transformers Cartoons

Everybody from Scatman Crothers to Fred Willard is here

Hasbro has a lot of enduring intellectual property (G.I. Joe, My Little Pony) but nothing holds a candle to its long-running Transformers franchise. Its origins are borderline cynical: After acquiring…

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…

The War for Winter Time Slots Is Creating Some Truly Odd TV Matchups

Will iZombie Feast on Marvel's Agents?

Broadcast networks are pitting their bench players against each other after a particularly poor showing in the fall. Some matchups are anyone's guess, and some are just plain weird. Interestingly,…

Here's a Brief Tour of DC's Television Universe

What's on the air, what's on the way

DC Entertainment has become a major force in the television world over the past few months thanks in large part to an aggressive slate at the CW, but there's more…

Five Shows Premiering This Winter That You Need to See

Good stuff from CBS to Amazon

Another new year, another bumper crop of slots on your DVR waiting to be filled with shows that haven't been canceled or started to smell funny after a few episodes.…

The 10 Best New TV Shows of the Year

Unearthing 2014's surprising, satirical and sublimely dark gems

At the end of every great TV series—The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Wire, 30 Rock—somebody usually jumps to declare the Golden Age of Television at an end, and somehow that…

Presenting the Winners of the Television Hot List

It was a big year for HBO

This Japanese Cellphone Company's Shrimp Gun Will Make Your Day

We came here from the Internet as fast as we could to tell you of a brand-new development in seafood technology: the fried shrimp gun. With flour, egg yolk, tempura…

The Definitive Ranking of Every Adult Swim Show Currently Running

Yes, we watched them all

Over the next few weeks we're going to be looking at some of the highest-rated cable networks on the airwaves in much the same way we ranked the shows on…

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