Stephen Fry passes the ‘QI’ mantle at the alphabet’s halfway point

As they hit the halfway point of the alphabet, QI, (which stands for Quite Interesting), is losing its long-time host, the brilliant Stephen Fry (insert sad-face here). While Fry’s final series begins tonight at 10p on BBC2, when series 14 begins filming in the Spring/Summer of 2016, Sandi Toksvig will be charged with the herculean […]

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Post Downton Abbey, Sesame Street spoofs ‘House of Cards’

For a bit of a different take on the classic Three Little Pigs story, Sesame Street had to look no further than the  House of Cards for their next parody target. The American version with Kevin Spacey, not the brilliant BBC series with Ian Richardson. Given the British focus of Tellyspotting, I find myself a bit […]

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‘QI’ (Quite Interesting) headed to America…finally

According to the British Comedy Guide, the long-running British ‘panel/quiz’ show, QI (which stands for Quite Interesting), is finally headed to America for broadcast. Hosted by Stephen Fry and co-starring resident panelist Alan Davies (Jonathan Creek), the series has had its challenges in years past crossing the Atlantic, largely due to rights issues with the images […]

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'Downton Abbey' reaches new heights with 'Iron Man 3' reference

From 30 Rock to The Office to The Chris Matthews Show to, most recently, Iron Man 3, the cultural impact of Downton Abbey knows no boundaries. We all know about the talented efforts of Sesame Street, The Colbert Report, Saturday Night Live and Latenight with Jimmy Fallon as they paid tribute to the likes of […]

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Downton Abbey moves to Sesame Street this Fall

In 2011, the Guinness Book of World Records called Downton Abbey the most critically acclaimed English-language television show, the first British production to have ever received such recognition. After the first two series, Downton Abbey has amassed 27 Primetime Emmy nominations (winning 6 so far), making it the most nominated non-American program in Primetime Emmy […]

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Sesame Street's Mysterious Theater – move over Benedict

Sesame Street and The Adventures of Sherlock Hemlock Yet another one of those times you find things trolling around the Internets that you just have to share. Unfortunately, this won’t help much to curb your separation anxiety for the next series of Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss greatness. Vincent Twice (Vincent Twice) hosts this classic […]

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