The journey from ‘Jeeves and Wooster’ to ‘Blackadder’ to ‘House’ to ‘The Night Manager’ lands Hugh Laurie a CBE during the New Years Honours

Widely known for his comedic partnership with Stephen Fry, his roles in Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder and The Night Manager, not to mention his 8-year run as the unconventional medical genius, Dr. Gregory House, on the American television series, House, Hugh Laurie is being awarded the upgraded honor of a CBE in the New Year Honours for his services to […]

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Scattershooting while putting a few rumors to bed….

Don’t get me wrong, the Internets can be a wonderful place to mindlessly lose yourself tracking down little known or cared about facts that will amaze your friends at parties. It can, however, be a breeding ground for endless rumors when it comes to your favorite television series whether it’s possible storylines, suggested plots, casting […]

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Will 3rd time be the charm for NBC’s American version of ‘The IT Crowd’?

NBC is counting on the old adage that the 3rd time will be the charm rather that older one that says strike three and you’re out when it partners with Universal Television to create and American version of Graham Linehan’s sitcom, The IT Crowd. Unsuccessfully piloted twice before to American audiences by NBC, the network’s newest effort […]

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PBS’ Young Hyacinth special tells the backstory of Hyacinth, pre-Bouquet

Almost three decades ago, American public television audiences were introduced to Richard and Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”). With her white slimline telephone with automatic redial, of course, and her prized collection of Royal Doulton china with hand-painted periwinkles, of course, Hyacinth longed to spend her days visiting stately homes on the oft chance she would […]

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Absolutely Fabulous news! It’s now Dame June Whitfield!

While the news that June Whitfield had officially become a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen’s Birthday Honors List at Buckingham Palace must have driven Pats and Eddy to drink even earlier in the day, there couldn’t be a more deserving individual to receive such an honor. Best known for her role […]

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“The Wrong Mans” headed to public television in 2018

The Wrong Mans Rule #1 – After witnessing a horrific car crash on a desolate country road, never ever answer the dead driver’s ringing mobile. Rule #2 – pay close attention to rule #1. In 2018, public television stations will show you what happens when Sam Pinkett breaks rule #1 AND #2 when the brilliant […]

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Mr. Jelly not a big fan of Halloween trick or treating on the streets of Psychoville

Since 2010, Halloween has been about two bits of small screen greatness that should be considered ‘must see TV’. The annual Simpsons Halloween Special and the 2010 ‘newcomer’ on the block which came from the brilliant mind palaces of Reece Shearsmith (League of Gentlemen, The Widower, Chasing Shadows) and Steve Pemberton (League of Gentlemen, Whitechapel, Happy Valley, Mapp […]

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