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VIDEO: What The Wire Would Look Like as a Musical

Posted by Robin Paulson Categories: Comedy, Drama, Music, HBO, Video,

As if one's love for The Wire couldn't be any greater, Funny or Die -- a comedy site founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay -- went and created this.

Sonja Sohn, Andre Royo, Larry Gillard Jr., Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, and Michael Kenneth Williams reprise their roles from the critically-acclaimed HBO series in this hilarious trailer for the imaginary musical. The trailer recreates a few of the show's most famous scenes -- with a lot more singing, dancing, and smiling.

I dare you not to get "Chess is a Metaphor for Drugs" stuck in your head this week.

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What are President Obama’s Favorite Shows?

EntourageCould President Obama’s secret love of HBO have anything to do with the channel’s inaugural coverage?

Thanks to his highly-publicized selections before the NCAA tournament, the country already knows that our POTUS likes to watch a little basketball. But what other programs does he like to follow when he has some free time?

Although he referenced Simon Cowell during his recent appearance on Jay Leno, American Idol apparently doesn’t rank at the top of Obama’s must watch list. According to Politico, the President has a preference for two shows coincidentally on the same pay channel.

“We would talk about all the time,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs revealed. “I remember one time I e-mailed him because [a] call was scheduled for the last 15 minutes of Entourage and I said, ‘Just be late and we can just watch Entourage and still get on and do the call,’” Gibbs added. (On a side note: Jeremy Piven’s character is based on Ari Emanuel, the Chief of Staff’s real-life brother.)

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AFI’s Top Programs of 2008

In Treatment

Even though we’re accustomed to perusing the ‘s lists of ranked movies, the organization also acknowledges excellence in television.

For their 2008 AFI Awards, a 13-member panel chose ten programs for their annual honors. Of the names selected, only Mad Men makes a return from the 2007 list. (Those not included in this round include Ugly Betty, 30 Rock, Dexter and Everybody Hates Chris.) Meanwhile, the only comedy represented this year is NBC’s The Office.

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TV on DVD: December 9, 2008

Still looking for a few Christmas ideas? Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

Lost Season 4 DVD

  • Deadwood (Complete Series)
  • Dragon Ball GT (Season 1)
  • Gunsmoke (Season 3, Vol. 1)
  • Happy Days (Season 4)
  • Lost (Season 4)
  • McLeod’s Daughters (Season 7)
  • Not On Your Nellie (Season 1)
  • Rawhide (Season 3, Vol. 2)
  • Swingtown (Season 1)
  • The Wire (Complete Series)

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TV on DVD: August 12, 2008

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Music, ABC, Cable, CBS, FOX, HBO, MTV, NBC, DVD,

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday.

The American Mall

Emmy Finalists for Best Series

Family Guy

For the first time, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has unveiled its list of remaining contenders for the top two Emmy categories: Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series.

The groups of ten will eventually be whittled down to five after a set of Blue Ribbon panel screenings. Those final names - along with the rest of the nominees - will be revealed early on Thursday, July 17. The ceremony for the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards will then be held on September 21 on .

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This Week on TV (12/31-1/6)

Dick Clark, Ryan Seacrest

(Reminder: You can view the whole Revamped TV Programming Schedule here.)


MONDAY (12/31)
  • Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2008 (ABC, 10pm):  and will co-host the event.  Is old enough to be associated with a drinking holiday?
  • New Year’s Eve Live (FOX, 11pm):  Idol alums and will perform.  In just a few short weeks, we’ll start caring about a new batch of .
  • Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve Masquerade (MTV, 11pm):  NYC masked ball will include Kid Rock and Mary J. Blige.  Has it already been a year since we were forced to watch and kiss?
  • NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly (NBC, 11:35pm):  Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz will be performing.  This may be the first time in a while someone has stayed awake to watch show.

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TV on DVD: December 4, 2007

In need of a few gift ideas? Here are some of the options you can find on the shelves this Tuesday.

Battlestar Galactica Razor

  • 24 (Season 6)
  • 7th Heaven (Season 5)
  • Battlestar Galactica: ‘Razor’
  • Crank Yankers, The Best Of
  • Diagnosis Murder (Season 3)
  • Dinner for Five: ‘Best of Directors’
  • Dinner for Five: ‘On the Road’
  • The Grafters (Season 2)
  • House of Payne (Volume 1)
  • Instant Star (Season 2)
  • Law and Order: SVU (Season 4)
  • Saturday Night Live (Season 2)
  • Touched by an Angel (Season 4, Volume 2)
  • Will & Grace (Season 7)
  • The Wire (Season 4)

‘Lost’ Adds Five New Characters

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Drama, Prime Time, ABC, Lost,


The last time the producers of tried to introduce two new characters (remember Nikki and Paolo?), audiences hated them so much they were promptly killed off.  So with hesitance I say that five new players are being brought on this upcoming season.  Of course, we don’t necessarily know their roles or how long they will stay.  Maybe they will pull a Bai Ling and exit quickly.

Entertainment Weekly exclusively reports that these actors include Jeff Fahey (Lawnmower Man, ), Jeremy Davies (a.k.a the skinny guy in Saving Private Ryan), Lance Reddick (), Ken Leung (X-Men: The Last Stand) and Rebecca Mader (Justice).  The show’s still got two more years to go—so I guess someone’s gonna to have to die.  Any bets as to which one in this bunch will be the first?  I’m gonna go for the skinny guy (Davies).

Reminder, Lost does not start until mid-season….so don’t be waiting for it in September.

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