Will You Miss MADtv?

by Mindy Monez November 13, 2008 11:02 am
Will You Miss <I>MADtv</I>? When it rains it pours, cancellation-wise. After 14 seasons, Fox has pulled the plug on MADtv. The remainder of this season will air, and then that's it for MADtv on Fox, though the show's creator is working on bringing it to another network. I'm kind of loathe to admit that I'm one of those people who looked down on the show in favor of SNL, even though SNL is weak and inconsistent and many comedy buffs have urged me to give MADtv a chance, so aside from Stuart and Ms. Swan, I'm not terribly knowledgeable about the show. I did find the sketch below on Hulu this morning and laughed out loud several times (despite it containing the worst Goldie Hawn impression in the history of celebrity impressions), so now that it's canceled I of course wish I'd watched it more. Hindsight, right? Any MADtv supporters out there who are going to miss the show?

TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

by Ethan Alter November 12, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Can you believe we used to be married?"

TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

by Ethan Alter March 26, 2013 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Hey -- who elected her Vice President?

Hills Stars Continue to Make Careers Out of Being Their Boring Selves

by Lauren Gitlin September 11, 2008 11:05 am
<i>Hills</i> Stars Continue to Make Careers Out of Being Their Boring Selves I know I'm partially to blame for the enduring success of The Hills and its respective "stars," being that despite my incessant rants that nothing ever effing happens on that show, I continue to tune in week after week, perhaps operating under the misapprehension that the one time I miss it will be the time producers finally decide to unleash a shitstorm. That said, I can't help but be infuriated by the fact that these bland tanorexics keep making money for doing essentially nothing but acting -- I use the term with no small sprinkling of irony -- like themselves. Say what you will about L.C.'s crappy fashion line -- at least it requires some measure of effort. Sure, it's unlikely she actually designs any of that ugly poo herself, but the whole endeavor is based on the idea that she has an actual interest in fashion and might have, at one point, drawn a sketch. The girl does, after all, attend fashion school (sometimes).

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