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    Portlandia

    Portlandia

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    IFC
    IFC has greenlighted a new series that will focus on how life really is in Portland, Oregon. Lorne Michaels will executive producer the short-based series, which stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein.moreless
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    Hung

    Hung

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    HBO (ended 2011)
    "It's hard to make an indecent living." Thomas Jane heads up the cast in this comedy as Ray Drecker, a middle-aged basketball coach and high school History teacher who figures out how to put his exceptional physical endowments to use and change his fortunes. Forced to find an alternative source of income after a series of unfavorable events, Ray takes on a whole new profession aided by his pimp and business partner, Tanya Skagle (Jane Adams). Joining Jane and Adams are Men in Trees' Anne Heche who plays Ray's ex-wife, Jessica and Eddie Jemison as Jessica's new husband, Dr. Ronnie Haxon. Rounding up the series cast are Charlie Saxton and Sianoa Smit-McPhee who play Jessica and Ray's twin children, Damon and Darby. Created by Colette Burson and Dmitry Lipkin, the series is filmed both in areas of Detroit, Michigan and Los Angeles, California.moreless
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    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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    Disney Channel
    Disney's Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is the first computer generated (CG) 3-D animation television series to feature the "Sensational Six." Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Pluto star in this series, which focuses on interactivity with its primarily preschool-aged audience to stimulate problem solving. Each episode involves the characters helping its viewers to "solve a specific age-appropriate problem utilizing basic skills, such as identifying shapes and counting through ten." The series uses Playhouse Disney's "whole child" curriculum of cognitive, social and creative learning opportunities.moreless
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    The New Adventures of Old Christine

    The New Adventures of Old Christine

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    CBS (ended 2010)
    The New Adventures of Old Christine is a comedy about a 35-year-old divorced mom (Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seinfeld), who runs a 30-minute female-only gym with Barbara 'Barb'(Wanda Sykes), and tries to keep peace with everyone around her. That includes the judgmental stay-at-home moms at her son Richie's (Trevor Gagnon) private school, her ex-husband, Richard (Clark Gregg, The West Wing), and his new girlfriend (Emily Rutherfurd, The Ellen Show), whose name is also Christine, Old Christine's brother, Matthew (Hamish Linklater, Fantastic Four) lives with her. From writer-exec producer Kari Lizer, Will & Grace and Warner Bros. TV. Music by Matters.moreless
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    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

    Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

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    Showtime (ended 2010)
    In society, there are many products and ideas that we buy in to. Some of these products, services or ideas are just plain bullsh**. Well-known magicians, Penn and Teller, are here to knock some sense into people in a humorous and informal way and to explain why some things in life are just plain bullsh**.moreless
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    Outnumbered

    Outnumbered

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    BBC (ended 2014)
    BBC's family comedy following a beleaguered mother and father of three.
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    Eastwick

    Eastwick

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    ABC (ended 2009)
    In the rustic suburban village of Eastwick, there live three seemingly ordinary women who possess unique personalities and lead very distinctive lives. Roxanne "Roxie" Torcolleti, an uninhibited artist and a financially-challenged single mom, Kat Gardener, a frustrated wife and an overworked mother of five, and Joanna Frankel, a shy and subdued newspaper reporter, are suddenly brought together thru a strange encounter at the town park. Different they may be from each other, they quickly learn that all of them have one common yearning -- to excite and experience change in their lives. Incidentally, a charismatic yet enigmatic man named Darryl Van Horne (Paul Gross) arrives in town determined to make their wishes come true. With Van Horne's help, Roxie (Rebecca Romijn), Kat (Jaime Ray Newman), and Joanne (Lindsay Price) soon discover their extraordinary talents and harness them to fulfill their innermost desires. As these enchanting women unleash their magical powers, Eastwick, once peaceful and idyllic, is never quite the same. Based on the novel of John Updike and the popular 1987 film adaptation, Eastwick also stars Ashley Benson as Roxie's daughter Mia, Jon Bernthal as Kat's husband Raymond, Johann Urb as Joanna's boss Will, Sara Rue as Roxie's best friend Penny, and Veronica Cartwright as Bun Waverly, the head of the Eastwick Historical Society. Created by Maggie Friedman for the small screen, the ABC dramedy is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Acting as executive producer along with Friedman is David S. Rosenthal.moreless
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    The Thundermans

    The Thundermans

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    Nickelodeon
    When a superhuman family move to Hiddenville, they struggle to adapt to keeping their powers a secret.
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    Beavis and Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head

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    MTV - Music Television
    Beavis and Butt-head was first aired on the U.S. cable network MTV in March 1993. This show, which combined animation and music videos, was an example of the unique programming that MTV has consistently provided for its youthful demographics. The half-hour program alternated between a simple narrative, which focused on the exploits of two low-life adolescents, and clips from music videos, which the two teens commented on. Creator Mike Judge had penned the aimless duo for a festival of animation when Abby Turkuhle, MTV's senior vice president picked up an episode for the network's animated compendium Liquid Television. MTV immediately contracted for 65 episodes from Judge, with Turkuhle as producer, and placed Beavis and Butt-head in the 7:00 and 11:00 P.M. week-day time slots. The characters, Beavis and Butt-head, are rude, crude, and stupid, and can be placed in the "dumb comedy" tradition, which includes Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, Cheech and Chong, Saturday Night Live's Wayne and Garth, and FOX's The Simpsons. When the show debuted, television critics differed in their opinions, with some praising the show for daring to present the stupidity of male "metalheads" who watch too much television (effectively satirizing the core MTV audience), and others categorizing Beavis and Butt-head as another example of television's declining quality. Beavis and Butt-head did find an audience and began pulling in MTV's highest ratings. But the show was also quite controversial, instigating heated public debate on the interconnected issues of representations of violence in the media and generational politics surrounding youth subcultures. Beavis and Butt-head they found, was especially popular with those in their twenties. It turned out to be bothersome to many that young people enjoyed the show and laughed at its two imbecilic boys, even if these fans were much more intelligent and much less grating than Beavis and Butt-head. In this sense, Beavis and Butt-head raised the issue of generational taste cultures. Definitions of "taste," Pierre Bourdieu notes, "unite and separate, uniting those who are the product of similar conditions but only by distinguishing them from all others. And taste distinguishes in an essential way, since it is the basis of all that one has--people and things--and of all that one is for others, whereby one classifies oneself and is classified by others." To the degree that taste cultures agree, they are brought together into a subcultural formation; but to this degree they are also separated from those with whom they differ. It was the "bad taste" of Beavis and Butt-head's audience which bothered many, and this brings to the surface another one of the reasons why Beavis and Butt-head was so controversial. Cultural critics, educators, and concerned parents gathered skeptically, sternly, and anxiously in front of the television set and passed judgment upon the "tasteless" Beavis and Butt-head show. And in an ironic reversal, Beavis and Butt-head countered by ascending the cultural hierarchy. The two youths channel-surfed, looking for videos that didn't suck (i.e. those with heavy metal or hardcore rap, those that contained violence, or encouraged genital response.) In becoming the self-proclaimed Siskel and Ebert of music video, they served to evaluate pop culture with an unencumbered bottom line--does a music video "suck" or is it "cool?" Beavis and Butt-head as a television show, was certainly towards the lower end of traditional scales of cultural "quality." But these two animated "slackers" evaluated other media, and so pronounced their own critical opinions and erected their own taste hierarchies. Beavis and Butt-head had their own particular brand of "taste:" they determined acceptability and unacceptability, invoking, while simultaneously upending, notions of "high" and "low" culture. In this, they entered that hallowed sphere of criticism, where they competed with others in overseeing the public good and preserving the place and status of artistic evaluation. They disregarded other accepted forms of authority, refusing to acknowledge their own limited perspectives. But like other critics, this was an important part of their appeal. After all, critics are sought out for straightforward opinion, not muddled oscillation. In this recuperation of the critical discourse, Beavis and Butt-head joined with their audience, approximating the contradictory impulses of contemporary cynical youth, who mixed their self-delusion with self-awareness. In the case of fans of Beavis and Butt-head, these lines of demarcation indicated both a generational unity and the generation-based barriers between the baby boomers and the "baby busters." The reputed cynicism of the "twentynothings" was on view as Beavis and Butt-head evoked both a stunted adolescence which was long past and an unsure and seemingly inaccessible future.moreless
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    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

    Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

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    Nickelodeon (ended 2007)
    Nickelodeon's Ned's Defied School Survival Guide chronicles the wacky adventures of Ned Bigby and his best pals Jennifer "Moze" Mosely and Simon "Cookie" Nelson-Cook at James K. Polk Middle School, as "every-kid" Ned shatters the fourth wall to share tips and tricks on navigating middle school or junior high hurdles.

    Ned's not super cool, and he has no superpowers. He is, however, witty, well-groomed, upbeat and self-aware. Moreover, with more than a little help from his two best friends, he's equipped to conquer middle school minefields. From crushing bullies to crushes, from off- the-wall, mean and cool teachers to pop quizzes, elections and detentions, Ned knows that nothing, including the seventh grade, is as bad as it seems, and friendship matters most.

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    Ned Bigby is pretty much your average 13-year-old. He hangs with anyone who he thinks is funny and cool, like his two best buds Moze and Cookie. Ned's not exactly popular, but he does have a couple of things going for him: He's smart and observant. Ned knows what's up. Which is probably why Ned's basically an optimistic guy. He realizes that nothing, including 7th grade, can be as bad as it seems. Of course, a few survival tips definitely come in handy now and then.

    Moze is a smart, funny and totally insecure seventh grader. She's never really been "one of the girls," since she spends most of her time with her best friend and next door neighbor, Ned. But these days Moze is actually starting to get into some typically girlie stuff-like fashion and, you know, boys-and she's decided she's in need of some actual female friends. Makes sense, right? Try telling that to Ned...

    Cookie is Ned's OTHER best friend-probably because their last names have been alphabetically linked since second grade. Cookie comes from a super-rich family, but doesn't want anyone to know it. He actually has a limo drop him off at Ned's house so he can ride the bus with everyone else. Cookie's a major brain who's, well...kinda weird. He suffers from chronic bed-head, his fashion sense is non-existent and despite his super-smarts, he can be pretty clueless. Oh yeah, and he's wired to the web 24/7, which comes in handy since he seems to wind up in wacky situations 24/7 too. Did we mention he was kinda weird?

    Gordy School janitor who doesn't clean, Ned's adviser. Often heard saying "I'll let the night guy do it." He is simple minded, like his Weasel catching attempts, yet very complex, like in his book. A good hearted man, he just wants to help the kids, though it's the kids that usually help him. Mr. Chopsaw Wood shop teacher, Moze's adviser. In episodes he's in, he often helps her with problems (i.e. Clothes). Has a prosthetic hand... rumor is he's made of wood. Tough and gritty, then good spirited. Mr. Monroe Life Science teacher, full of life! He's another good person. Although a little girly, he wants to help the kids. Ned calls him "a great teacher" probably in part because he doesn't punish Ned like all the others. Mr. Wright History teacher. In episodes without Mr. Chopsaw, Moze often goes to him for advice. He's a good teacher, and always knows what to say. Kind of a usual nice TV show teacher, kind yet not always very observant. The good guy. Ms. Dirga Stern P.E. teacher. Tough, athletic, yet caring. She wishes to help the kids get through Middle School, but she's still a teacher and is not going to let the road be easy. Mr. Sweeney Evil Science teacher. He's very into science, and just wants everyone else to be as well. As we see in "Notebooks" he wants everyone to do well, but when given the chance will be evil. Has a good evil laugh. Lisa Zemo Allergy sufferer, adores Cookie. Billy "Bully" Loomer Polk school bully, adores Moze. Claire Sawyer Future lawyer, helpful in a pinch.
    Suzie Crabgrass Moze's rival, object of Ned's desire. Coconut Head Bad haircut, good heart.
    Seth Powers Hottie basketball player. Moze has, or at least had, a crush on him. He always wears the same green and yellow warm up suit and has a basketball spinning on his finger. Not very interested in school.
    Martin Qwerly Talkative smart kid. A friend of the gang's. Not very popular either. A little on the weird side. Has a twin sister seen in "Tutors." Student Council V.P.
    Crony Loomer's henchman. Doesn't talk to much, and follows Loomer around. He is very dependent, seen in "New Semester" when Loomer doesn't want him anymore, he runs off to find someone else to copy... twice. He is also the best cross stitcher at Polk
    Nurse Hunsucker Polk nurse. Though it may not seem it at the beginning of the show, she is caring and really goes out of her way to make sure the kids are okay. In the episode "Double Dating" she comes to the school at night to help Ned with an upset stomach.
    Ms. Enstile Beautiful Spanish teacher, scene in "Teachers." Due to not being able to focus on anything but her, Cookie transfers out of her
    The huge crew VERY into make-up, and the girl bullies of the school. They adore Ned beyond belief.

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    Go, Diego, Go!

    Go, Diego, Go!

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    Nickelodeon
    Diego Marquez, is an eight-year-old rough and tumble action-adventure hero with an intense love of nature and the animals around him. Diego takes viewers on high stakes animal rescue missions while encouraging them to jump, clap, cheer and speak in English and Spanish each step of the way. Diego is joined by his 11-year-old sister Alicia, along with a loving group of loyal animal friends including baby Jaquar, and occasionally his cousin Dora (Dora The Explorer,) who will encourage kids to use scientific thinking and investigative strategies to help the animal in trouble.moreless
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    Mercy

    Mercy

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    NBC (ended 2010)
    The friendship of three nurses is spotlighted in this NBC dramedy. Through their eyes the audience will see life inside a hospital as it has never been seen before. The show also explores the personal lives of these three nurses and their relationship with the outside world. Mercy is produced by Universal Media Studios and Berman Braun.moreless
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    Hello Ladies

    Hello Ladies

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    HBO (ended 2013)
    Stephen Merchant stars in this HBO comedy about a tall and awkward Englishman searching for the woman of his dreams in Los Angeles.
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    Steven Universe

    Steven Universe

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    Cartoon Network
    Steven is the youngest team member to the magical Guardians of the Universe known as the Crystal Gems. He is also the proverbial little brother to Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl -- the intergalactic female warriors who summon magical weapons using the power of special gem stones embedded on their bodies. However, Steven has not yet figured out the various secrets to using his gem stone. Together, they live in Beach City while keeping the universe under constant protection. Steven must also live with the Crystal Gems because his mother, Rose Quartz, gave up her physical form to bring Steven into the world. His father, Greg, can't take care of Steven because he tries to stay away from magic.moreless
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    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

    Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

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    ABC (ended 2013)
    A young woman named June Colburn moves to New York City for her dream job. Her work goes under and June ends up with a troublemaker for a roommate named Chloe. She now works at a coffee shop and is friends with Chloe's best friend who happens to be James Van Der Beek from Dawson's Creek.moreless
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    Terra Nova

    Terra Nova

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    FOX (ended 2011)
    FOX Broadcasting teamed with Steven Spielberg, Peter Chernin, Brannon Braga, Rene Echevarria and Aaron Kaplan to bring a new series,Terra Nova. In the year 2149, the planet Earth is a disaster, and most of the plant and animal life has become extinct. Scientists can't reverse the damage, but have found a way to travel back to prehistoric times to save the human race. Among the Tenth Pilgrimage of settlers in Terra Nova is the Shannon family. Jim Shannon, played by Jason O'Mara, is a loving father with secrets in his past. His wife, Elisabeth, is a trauma surgeon who has been recruited to join Terra Nova's medical team. Their three children join them on this journey: Josh is 17 and is not happy about leaving the life he knows. Maddy is 15 and is looking forward to a new life and a chance to make changes. Zoe is 5, and there is a secret involving her that could create problems for the Shannon family. Commander Nathaniel Taylor warns the new arrivals of the dangers that surround them in Terra Nova. There are not only dinosaurs, but other settlers who have left the colony to start their own. The outcast colony is led by Mira, who left because she disagreed with Taylor as a leader. The Shannons soon discover not all the danger exists outside the walls of Terra Nova. Some of the members of their group disagree on how to save mankind and some may even be trying to destroy the new world before it can get started. While FOX has announced the cancellation, Terra Nova is being shopped to other networks.moreless
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    The League

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    FXX
    Fantasy Football is at the core of The League, a comedy that explores how the online sports obsession affects marriages, friendships, families, and completely shuts down Sundays. The comedy will be partially improvised, with the team from Curb Your Enthusiasm behind it. The show begins its fourth season in October on FX.moreless
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    Caillou

    Caillou

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    PBS (ended 2006)
    "Growing Up is the Greatest Adventure of All" Welcome to the Caillou guide at TV.com! This show is about the life of a young bald boy named Caillou, his family and his friends. It is based on the books by Christine L'Heureux and Helene Despeteaux, which is highly popular in the Quebec area in Canada. There are actually two versions of the show. The first version premiered in late 1997, is only 5 minutes in length, consists of 65 episodes, and is fully animated. The plotline of this version is that a grandmother reads her grandchildren a Caillou book. While this version enjoys success in some countries outside the US, it was never formally aired in the US. The second version, which premiered in late 2000, has the show exended to 30 minutes, and has puppets, music and live action segments thrown in. The animation parts, however, are a mixture of the first version of the show with the "grandma reading to kids" part of the story lopped off and some new stories (the stories are completely original as of the U.S. second season.) You can usually tell when you're watching a story lifted from the first version because in these, Caillou wears a non-descript dull-grey shirt rather than the bright-yellow one he wears in the newer segments. It premiered in the US and is now airing side-by-side with repeats of the old version in Canada. It is also aired around the world, although some parts of the world still air the old version. In 2006, Caillou debuted even more new episodes. These new episodes now feature fantasy segments, but no longer any puppet segments or musical numbers performed by real children. Instead, Caillou performs a song in-between the second and third story segments of each episode. These new episodes have now finished their run, but if you missed any, watch for upcoming repeats on PBS. Both versions of the show are known to be available in 2 languages - French and English. The show is produced by Cookie Jar animation in Canada, known in older seasons as CINAR. It is available in Dolby Surround and with Close Captioning on selected networks. Note 1:The old (5-minute) version is listed in this guide as Season 1 episodes, while the new (30-minute) version are listed as episodes from Season 2 onwards. Also, due to the varying runtimes, the runtime entry is omitted on purpose. Note 2: The network in the information section was formerly Teletoon, as this was the first network to pick up the show. It has been changed to PBS to reflect that the airdates listed in the guide for the newer (and current) episodes of show reflect the dates that the program aired on PBS. Note 3: The new version is aired under the title "Caillou and Friends" on TeleToon Canada. This is done presumably to avoid title conflicts with the old version of the show. Note 4: Season 3-4/2-3US no longer contain any edited versions of first season episodes. They instead consist entirely of original stories.moreless
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    Bunheads

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    ABC Family (ended 2013)
    Bunheads on ABC Family shares the story of a Las Vegas showgirl, who impulsively marries a man, moves to his sleepy coastal town, and takes an uneasy role at her new mother-in-law's dance school.moreless
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    The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd

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    Channel 4 (ended 2013)
    At the UK company Reynholm Industries, their corporate high-rise towers are full of beautiful happy people with one success story after another. Well, except for the employees that work in the basement - the IT department. While their colleagues work in fantastic surroundings, Jen, Roy and Moss must work below ground in the dark and horrible basement, struggling to make it into normal society. Jen (Katherine Parkinson) is a career person who is looking to climb the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, due to fibbing on her CV (resume), she finds herself the manager of the IT Department. The problem is, she knows nothing about technology! Roy (Chris O'Dowd) and Moss (Richard Ayoade) make up the IT Department and share a love of technology, science fiction and not having to work if at all possible. What they don't like is the idea of being supervised by someone who knows nothing about computers. Seeing that Roy and Moss may know a lot about computers, but very little about working with people, Jen takes on the role of "Relationship Manager" to help the guys and help herself in the process. The IT Crowd is a playful and somewhat surreal look at what it's really like to be the underof every company - the IT Department. In 2008, The IT Crowd won the Rose D'Or for Best Comedy.moreless
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