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Extra, Extra! The First Edition of The TV.com Times Is Hot Off the Presses

While chatting about all the (fictional) disasters and big events that took place on television this past week, we wondered, "Dang, what would happen if television existed in the real world?" And then we thought about how crowded the news cycle would get with major stories developing four or five times a night between 8pm and 11pm. It would be pure insanity. So we figured hey, let's mock up a newspaper to see how ridiculous it might be. And so we present to you the first edition of The TV.com Times, with reports on some of this week's bigger TV storylines. Can you figure out which headlines are from which shows?


NOTE: There might be spoilers ahead! Telling you exactly which shows are covered would ruin the fun, but keep mind in that anything that aired in the last week is fair game. 


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Love it!
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This was great!
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Very funny ! Better than many comedies available on air ! Can I get a wallpaper version for my desktop?
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click on the pic; then right-click on it, choose "view image" right click on it again; choose "save image as" then pick a spot to save it; open the saved image; right click again; pick "set as background image" & poof! there it is
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Thank you. I knew all that. What I mean was a wallpaper size (version) of 1280 x 800 so that it will fill up my desktop.
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I figure most people who're online know that stuff already, but I just didn't wanna make assumptions.

Anyway, just for shits & giggles I took the original pic & resized it in my photshop to 1200x800 to check for distortion & it looked just fine, but since not everyone has photoshop, what people can do is resize it in Paint since everyone with windows has that.

It's just faster to get it done yourself than waiting around for someone else to do it

Cheers :)
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Thanks. Guess I could try it out with paint
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*1280 I mean heh!
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This is v. clever and fun. Totally looking forward to the next set of headlines.
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Oh my goodnss, I am too amused!! YES!
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I love it :D good idea
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Do you want to be The Onion?
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Love it. I recognized every show mentioned, including the blurb beside "Jolene Castille's" photo. I think I watch too much TV!
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This is awesome! Bring it back every week, please!
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I loved it!!!!! You guys should do this every week!
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i hate that i have had the following idea......

a lonely hearts section would probably be amusing and appeal to users who get involved in 'shipping'.....

i now feel unclean
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You win!
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ha ha this is great! good work guys
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Very clever. Neat idea.
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Love it! But I don't think a real newspaper could get away with that language.
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Hehe we took a few editorial liberties just for fun.
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What about taking weekly submissions from willing members & compiling some of them into the editions as it goes along?

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Definitely! Feel free to send any and all ideas via PM to TVcom_editorial. Maybe you'll even end up with a byline!
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That's cute. Going for salacious USA Today style, huh? Some of that writing wouldn't pass muster, kids. ;-)

I only recognize 2/3rds: SVU, South Park, Breaking Bad, Sleepy Hollow, Homeland, Lucky 7.
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You got it, I actually cribbed the design from yesterday's/this weekend's edition of the USA Today front page. Hehe yeah this newspaper is very "special" in terms of its writing style.
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Nice but doesn't beat this obit in the Albuquerque Journal.

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Hehe we will definitely be including that obit in FTW this week.
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Haha I got a kick out of this.
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Quite nice but since I'm catching up on a lot of shows, I'll probably pass because this is spoilers in a paper.
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Good point; we can add a spoiler alert to the intro. But once you've made it through your DVR queue, check it out!
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I definitely will! (But you have no idea how huge my DVR queue is :p)
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Love it! Is it going to become a regular thing?
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Hopefully! Took me forever to lay this out because my InDesign skills are realllll rusty. Ideally the next edition will have a full front page. ;)
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YA!
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I should worry, I got every single reference.... I think its time for a TV intervnetion...
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you should make it a pdf so it be easier to scroll and see the news
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Will see what we can do. This definitely started out as a PDF but our image system can't currently display them. If we can make one available for the next edition, we will!
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This was fun. I hope this will be a regular viewing pleasure. Thank you TV.com Staff.
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Glad you liked it. We are going to try to do it regularly!
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This is awesome!
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great stuff! and I recognized about 50% of the shows, which must mean I'm well informed enough, but still have a life outside TV, right?
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LOL this is pretty funny. I like this a lot
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Fictional TV stories written in the form of reputable looking news paper articles, as if they were real? This is going to make my view of reality even more distorted than it already is.
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Wait, what? These stories are fictional?! ;)
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Cool idea, but unfortunately all these things happened in different universes...
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Way to take all the fun out of it!
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This newspaper is very special it is inter-universal.
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Cool...
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Love this, especially enjoyed the mention of the alternate Breaking Bad ending. Which I personally don't ascribe to, but it's an intriguing theory nonetheless.
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This is cool, can't say I knew all the shows though... Also this could prove to be quite spoilery if people aren't up to date with all of the shows.
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Shouldn't that be the reader's problem for not keeping up with their shows, though? It's not like the site isn't going to talk about big deal stuff either way.
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I've always assumed its my responsibility to remain unspoiled two days after the episode airs. If someone spoils an episode I haven't seen the day before, shame on them. But if it takes more than two days for me to catch-up, then the shame is on me.
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I totally see your points. Just saying that as an avid television watcher I'm fully aware that it's impossible for me to keep up-to-date with everything on television that I want to watch on a weekly basis. I plan to start watching Sons of Anarchy and Person of Interest at some stage in the future, so stuff like this is a little spoilery for me. But I get that it's totally my decision to make whether or not I want to read it, so I think I may have to pass on future editions (although I'm a sucker for spoilers so I'll probably end up taking a peek anyway).
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Wait, how is it your responsibility to remain unspoiled 2 days after it airs and yet you're blaming others for spoiling it? Those are diametrically-opposed concepts, either within that timeframe you're taking responsibility or you're blaming others.
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We can put a spoiler alert in the intro. But yeah this is likely gonna be one of those "week in TV" things where if you're still catching up on certain shows, spoilers will be a risk and it'll be up to you whether to read it or not!
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As a journalist, I love this. Woo, Person of Interest getting a headline.
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I recognized every show....Okay i will go play outside!!
Nice touch on "councilwoman from Albany" thingy..she gets press time but it was never really about her. LOVE THIS!..lets do this everyweek!!
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No don't go play outside, watch more teeveeeeeeee!
We will do our best to publish these weekly! We definitely could've written more headlines for this one but just didn't have the time to do more layout.
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Outside...the worst!!..For the most part, playing outside was utterly boring.
Thus, I have decided to take The TV.com Times as a game..to see how many shows i can recognize from the news headlines.
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Recognised Breaking Bad (how could you not?) The Vampire Diaries and is it....Sons of Anarchy? Love it!
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I like.
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This was really really fun! I want more!

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We will definitely do this again! Hopefully we'll be able to do weekly(ish) editions.
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Lucky 7, The Blacklist, Breaking Bad, SVU, Homeland, The Vampire Diaries, South Park, Sleepy Hollow, Person of Interest and Sons of Anarchy!
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Ya'll literally have too much time on your hands.
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I found Lucky 7. But probably none of the other shows I watch got featured here. I'm sure that Crisis will when it's on.
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Wow, I thought I watched a decent amount of television but I didn't get the school shooting, train wreck or iBillionaire ones.
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The train wreck was "The Blacklist"
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Sons of Anarchy/I don't know/Person of Interest.
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Brilliant! I want a daily edition now.
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Haha that would possibly kill me. But hopefully we'll be able to do weekly ones.
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That would be great. Like Walter White's obituary.
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HAHAHAHA!!!! This is awesome!
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Funny...and sadly I still had to think which show is this on a couple stories (like POI I read three times and was like oh doh). I'm beginning to think I won't bother with TVD since I think I caught all big events accidentally.
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This is actually pretty funny
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Hahaha. Clever! I hope this will be on every week. I got what the headlines were except Jolen Castille trial and Whitmore College Suicide.
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Law and Order: SVU and The Vampire Diaries, respectfully. Wanna help me out with the train wreck story? That's the only one I didn't get. :-)
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Yup it was The Blacklist as stated by KittyKato.
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I think the train wreck was Blacklist
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Holy crap! This rocks! Effin' brilliant XD
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Breaking news - Lottery winners all lose their jobs!
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also an obituary section could probably be included
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This so much! We need an obituary section guys! Please make it happen!
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Absolutely. When applicable we will include an obit section! Also the next time we do this we'll hopefully have a full front page; this initial layout took me forever because I haven't done one in ages (and it could still be better). So if you have additional suggestions, holler!
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