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NBC Buys Pilots from Krysten Ritter, Mike White, and More

NBC has bought three sitcom pilots from familiar TV names. Krysten Ritter is working on yet another show with a swear word in the title; the Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 star's production company has sold My Parents Are Too F**king [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

HBO Cancels ‘Enlightened’; Somebody Start a Kickstarter Right Now

After two excellent but low-rated seasons, HBO has canceled its critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Enlightened. HBO released a statement yesterday saying, "It was a very difficult decision. We’ve decided not to continue Enlightened for a third [...]

By Bradford Evans

HBO Cancels Enlightened

Sometimes, it seems, ratings do matter to the pay cable network.

By Denise Martin

Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental Illness

Maria Bamford is launching a revolution from her microphone. In less than two years, Bamford has survived the death of her best friend — her pug, Blossom — and a battle with depression, suicide, and hospitalization. The result: Her [...]

By Marisa Carroll

‘Cracking Up’: The Show That Made Mike White Crazy

It's a story as old as time and one that sadly continues to be relevant, usually on network television: a well meaning individual has a perfectly sculpted vision of a great television show in his or her mind. Then several evil network [...]

By Roger Cormier

Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Enlightened’ Season 1

It took a while for Enlightened to fully gain the public's recognition, but by the time it finished its second season this past Sunday, it had become one of the more talked-about shows on television. The emotional semi-comedy, created by and [...]

By Jenny Nelson

The Return of ‘Enlightened,’ TV’s Most Cinematic Comedy

The HBO comedy-drama Enlightened flew under a lot of people's radars when it premiered in the fall of 2011, scoring soft ratings but a Golden Globe win for star Laura Dern. HBO surprisingly kept the series around, renewing it for an [...]

By Bradford Evans