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Why We Want Jim Halpert in Our 20s and Ben Wyatt in Our 30s

A tale of two TV boyfriends.

I wanted to know if Jim's confession of love to Pam still held up in 2017, 11 years after it aired. The answer is yes, yes it does. The writing, acting, and everything are all there. But the overall effect is not quite the same, and I blame myself and the passage of time.

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Dear NBC: Straightwashing Is Not OK (and Maybe Hire Producers Who Aren’t Myopic)

There are so many important, interesting, inspiring stories within the LGBTQIA community. If only the producers and television executives telling those stories actually acknowledged where they came from. In the case of the upcoming NBC drama Rise, its protagonist, based on a real person, will be missing a key element of his identity. The person is gay, but the character will be straight.

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At the Intersection of Sexism and Racism: Today Hires Hoda Kotb to Replace Matt Lauer but Pays Her Less.

You'd think that this current moment of female empowerment might have taught the Powers that Be at NBC a thing or two about how sexism is a system of interrelated things that all bolster each other to perpetuate a racist, patriarchal...oh hell, if the whole Matt Lauer thing hasn't taught them this, my opening paragraph in a Mary Sue post isn't gonna. Sheesh.

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NBC’s Reported New Anti-Sexual Harassment Rules Are … Not Great

NBC should definitely make sure these rules—espeially ones based on reporting the behavior of friends and colleagues—don't actually lead to less transparency regarding the line between romantic relationships and potential abuse in the workplace.

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Hillary Clinton Has the Last Laugh in SNL Christmas Carol Parody

The real Donald Trump was certainly haunted over the weekend by the most recent developments in the investigation into Russia's influence in the 2016 election, including Michael "Lock Her Up" Flynn's guilty plea and his own self-incriminating tweet. On SNL, he was haunted a bit more literally in A Christmas Carol fashion, which is all too fitting as he continues his quest to shift money from the poor to the rich through the tax code like a bizarro-universe Robin Hood.

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The White House Is Full Of Undesirable Vermin and the Jokes Write Themselves

Specifics include mice in the situation room and Navy mess food service area, cockroach infestations in "at least four parts of the White House", and "a colony of ants living in chief of staff John Kelly's office."

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Matt Lauer Had an Assault Button Under His Desk & Other Horrific Details of His Time at NBC

Variety has released a detailed list of allegations that make it clear that 1. Matt Lauer is a goddamn monster, and 2. There's no way NBC didn't know about this. It takes a lot of power to keep this kind of thing quiet.

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Matt Lauer’s Been Showing Us What Kind of a Creep He Is for a Long Time Now

Let's look at who Lauer is, and who he has always told us he is.

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NBC Fires Matt Lauer for “Inappropriate Sexual Behavior.” The Women of The Today Show Respond.

News broke this morning that longtime Today Show host Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC due to a complaint received by a female employee detailing "inappropriate sexual behavior." Above, you can watch as Today Show co-host Savannah Guthrie, joined by her colleague Hoda Kotb, gracefully report the news while grappling with having only recently heard about it themselves.

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Fork Yeah, The Good Place Has Been Renewed For a Third Season

The Good Place has been renewed for a 13-episode third season, and everything is fine.

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Corey Feldman Shows Why Naming Names Is Not an Easy Thing to Do

"There are thousands of people in Hollywood who have this same information. Why is it all on me?"

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The Good Place Speculation: Let’s Talk About Eleanor & Janet

Warning: spoilers and wild theories ahead!

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5 Spoiler-Free Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for The Good Place to Return Tonight

NBC's The Good Place returns tonight for Season Two. I was already really forking excited for the show to pick back up, but then just last night I did a binge rewatch with a friend who had never seen it and it reminded me all of the reasons why I love it so very much.

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Our Hearts Are Hurting: The Xena: Warrior Princess Reboot Is Officially Dead in the Water

In a time of reboots, reshoots, and President Donald Trump, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero. But NBC just sent a chakram straight through the heart of our hopes.

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NBC Is Kicking CBS’ Butt in the ‘Valuing Women’ Department

NBC's new "Female Forward" initiative seeks to provide women with the pathways to success that are so often closed to them, simply because of their gender.

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Amy Poehler Stopped by Late Night to Mock Trump/Caesar Protests, Bring Us Infinite Joy

Amy Poehler has a lot of experience with politics. That may mostly extend to her excellent run on Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update" and playing the world's most lovable politician as Leslie Knope on Parks and Rec, but that's exactly the kind of experience required to take up the "Really!?" segment again to mock the protestors of the Trump-themed Julius Caesar production.

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Now You Can Watch Adam West’s Guest Performance from an Unaired Episode of Powerless

DC Entertainment has posted the unaired episode of Powerless on which Adam West, who passed away at the age of 88 earlier this month, had a cameo.

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Watch Arrow‘s Stephen Amell Tear Through the American Ninja Warrior Course

Stephen Amell, who plays Oliver Queen/Green Arrow on the CW's Arrow, recently competed on American Ninja Warrior for charity - and he was really impressive.

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NBC’s Timeless Is Un-Cancelled

In a twist that's oh-so-fitting for a time travel show, NBC's Timeless has been un-cancelled. The series was originally cancelled earlier this week, but NBC has reversed course after fan outcry.

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Melissa McCarthy Continues to Give SNL the Best & Weirdest Promos Possible

A Spicey in the streets.

Melissa McCarthy was seen shooting an SNL segment Friday, rolling Sean Spicer's podium through Midtown Manhattan.

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