Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 20, 2012

by Rachel Stein December 20, 2012 3:34 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, December 20, 2012

Oh, hell yes.

Episode: This Week’s Truest Hollywood Story

by Ethan Alter July 9, 2012 6:00 am
<i>Episode</i>: This Week’s Truest Hollywood Story

The Season 2 premiere of Episodes ended with the cast and crew of Pucks learning that the show's pilot had pulled in boffo ratings despite receiving largely terrible reviews from critics. But last night's episode revealed another key Hollywood truth: in television, success can turn to failure within the span of a single week.

Smash: Other Shows It Resembles More Than Glee

by Angel Cohn February 7, 2012 5:03 pm
<i>Smash</i>: Other Shows It Resembles More Than <i>Glee</i>

We're sick of everyone saying that Smash reminds them of Glee. The shows have very little in common, so it's just a lazy comparison that's made because both programs happen to feature musical elements. Smash is a layered show about adults in realistic situations, not adults playing teenagers in the most ridiculous high school ever. NBC's series also has serious actors (like Anjelica Huston) and (judging by the upcoming episodes we've been privy to) actually remembers its storylines from week to week and doesn't wildly change itself in order to fit the music of the week. Oh, and its original songs are truly catchy, and the less said about that time Glee went for originality, the better. Here are the other shows Smash actually resembles:

If a WWE Channel Can Exist, Why Can't These Other Niche Networks?

by Rachel Stein February 17, 2010 2:10 pm
If a WWE Channel Can Exist, Why Can't These Other Niche Networks?

So it looks like pro-wrestling fans will finally have a 24/7 network all to themselves next year when WWE can gets its own channel. But why stop there? Let's take narrow-casting to the extreme with even more insanely niche networks like these:

TWoP 10: Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

by Angel Cohn December 5, 2008 6:00 am
TWoP 10: Shows That Were Cancelled Too Soon

This was a hard one. Honestly, we could have probably done a TWoP 20. But the untimely demise of Pushing Daisies got us thinking about the most gut-wrenching cancellations -- the ones that we're still devastated about. And we're not talking about shows that went off the air after a nice long successful run, or shows that the writers opted not to do any more of (like Extras or Battlestar Galactica), these were shows that were unceremoniously ripped out of our hands during the midst of their all-too-brief lifespans. A cruel twist of the TV fates or TPTB who often only recognize ratings and not rare bits of genius in television form, leaving us still wanting more.

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