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Things We Saw Today: More Children At Their Geeky Best For Halloween, Including An Awesome No-Face

Before we completely say goodbye to Halloween for the year, I just wanted to shout out two more kids who really got it right (and whose parents are raising their kids as good little pop culture geeks). Take three-year-old Momo in Taiwan, for instance, who did an amazing job dressing up like No-Face from Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away.

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Why Halloween Episodes Are Objectively the Best Part of Every TV Series

Christmas episodes are often too sappy. Thanksgiving ones are nearly always trite and frequently racist. Valentine’s Day episodes? Excruciatingly unrealistic. But Halloween episodes occupy the same sweet spot between surprise and tradition as the holiday itself.

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Things We Saw Today: The Glass Ceiling, A (Fake) Board Game for Girls

The commercial for a fake board game, made by Comedy Central, is a bit simplistic but it makes the point that it set out to do. That Privilege board game mentioned at the end sounds a lot easier.

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iZombie Recap: “Eternal Sunshine of the Caffeinated Mind”

Sending one Marshmallow latte to all you Fannibals out there.

If you read anything about last night's iZombie episode, you were probably anticipating an special guest appearance that would turn you into a Marshmallow all over again. Little did we know that the episode would be a literal platter of cameos! With a side of black-humoured coffee!

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Looks Like Lucy Davis Will Play Etta Candy in the Wonder Woman Movie

Lucy Davis, best known for her role as Dawn in the UK version of The Office, has been spotted in several pictures from the Wonder Woman set. Based on her red hair and close proximity to Gal Gadot in the photos, everybody's assuming that Lucy Davis will be playing the role of Etta Candy, the heroine's best friend.

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Netflix’s Holiday Countdown Calendar Is Full of Nostalgia, Hunks

Not even the reindeer have such small hands.

It's December 1st, do you know where your holiday spirit is? If not, Netflix has got you covered! The streaming service has released a winter countdown calendar full of suggestions for festive episodes and movies to help make your viewing a little more seasonally appropriate.

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Finally: The BBC Is Working On a Netflix-Style Streaming Service

According to The Atlantic, The BBC is currently developing a "Netflix-style streaming service offering programming past and present."

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That’s What Statler & Waldorf Said: New Muppet Show Details Reveal Mockumentary-Style Series

Ok, so the new Muppet show is definitely in the works and it's going to be a mockumentary. I'm Kermit flailing all over the place right now.

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[UPDATED] Flailing-Arm Prayer Circle: A Parks and Rec Alum May Be Developing a New Muppet Show

Rumor? I barely know 'er! Waka! Waka!

Take this news with a chicken-sized grain of salt, but according to Production Weekly, The Muppets may be heading to the small screen soon with the help of a beloved comedy alum.

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Allons-y! Netflix Keeping Doctor Who and Other BBC Series!

It's a mid-January miracle!

Hallelujah! According to Variety, a Netflix spokesperson has confirmed that rumors of Doctor Who and other beloved BBC series disappearing from the streaming service at the end of the month have been greatly exaggerated.

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Paley Center “Cracking the Code” Panel Discusses Television’s Portrayal of Women in STEM

Could television be a force to galvanize young girls towards science, technology, engineering, and math, and is it the job of the actors and writers who work on these shows to constantly push for better representation? That was the question at the heart of Monday's Paley Center panel in New York, during which women from all over the industry came together to talk about their own experiences with STEM, their favorite scientific women on television, and what we might accomplish in the future.

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Things We Saw Today: Fear Has A New Worst Enemy

Mike Wazowski?

In her series Terreurs, french Photographer Laure Fauvel depicts children battling their fears. Take that, abandonment and self-consciousness!

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Watch John Cho, Seth Rogen, and More Audition For The Office [VIDEO]

Consider the Following

How different would The Office be if John Cho (a.k.a. Hikaru Sulu from J.J. Abrams' Star Trek) was Jim? What if Seth Rogen was Dwight? Well, now you can find out! Lost audition tapes featuring these actors and more, including Adam Scott, Bob Odenkirk, and Katheryn Hahn, paint a very different picture of what the show could have been. Now that all of the actors are so closely tied to their respective characters, it's hard to imagine anyone else playing them! (via Death and Taxes)

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Things We Saw Today: An Epic Bat-Stache

Things We Saw Today

Yup. (via Blastr

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Woman Recreates Adventure Time, Mad Men, Arrested Development Openings For Her Husband [VIDEO]

This Exists... Because of A Lady

When I heard the description of what this video would be, it sounded cool. "Thought you might be interested in a project I made for my husband for his birthday, a collection of re-created television show intros based on his life, friends, and interests," Leigh Lahav wrote to us. And then I actually watched. I'm now giving Leigh a standing ovation and I hope her husband Oren gave her a big kiss. Watch as Leigh injects herself, her husband, and his entire life into the television openings of Adventure Time, The Office, and tons more. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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10 Pieces of British Slang I’d Like to See Adopted in America

I watch a lot of British television. My wife just watched all of Downton Abbey in about a day, and I love Doctor Who so much that we named our daughter Amelia. We're two cultures separated by a common language, but the more British television I watch, the more envious I've become of some of their slang terms, and I'd like to see some of them adopted into American English so I can use them without sounding like a jerk who's just been watching too much BBC.

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The Hobbit Meets The Office In This Unexpected Parody [VIDEO]

There And Back Again

This is not your run of the mill mash-up. This is a literal one. YouTuber EagerBeaverFilms took footage from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and slipped in faces of the characters from Britain's The Office. To rather unusual effect. See for yourself. (via TheOneRing.net) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Move Over Fifty Shades of Grey, Another Twilight Fanfic Gets A Book Deal

Highly Successful Marketing Strategies

Sitting alone (or with a friend) in your room, coming up with various ways your favorite characters could bump into each other and have sex, did you ever think you'd get paid for it?  Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings will wonder no more. Simon & Schuster have picked up their Twilight fanfiction, The Office, for a two-book deal.

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Mindy Kaling Shares the Very Human Emotions She Felt When Her Pilot Was Picked Up For Series

million dollar lady

First, we have great news concerning Mindy Kaling's pilot that she filmed for Fox -- it was picked up for series, and that series also has a title: The Mindy Project! (Exclamation point ours.) The announcement came during this week's TV upfronts, and the newly-minted sitcom showrunner kept a diary at Vulture for the duration. Her journey began in Boston at her childhood home and ends in New York, but not before a layover in the Land of Tears of Joy.

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Mindy Kaling Is Shooting a Pilot for Fox, Will Leave The Office If It’s Picked Up

Clever Girl

NBC may be losing one of its brightest comedy stars -- and it looks like it's their own darn fault, too! Mindy Kaling, author and star of The Office, has been shopping around a script for a sitcom pilot about a "Bridget Jones-type doctor." And NBC wasn't interested. (Really? Um, okay then!) However, Fox thought it would be a good idea to hop on the Kaling train -- probably sensing the success of other comedies featuring quirky female characters, like The New Girl with Zooey Deschanel -- and picked up the pilot. Should it go to series, NBC will have to wave goodbye to Kelly Kapoor. Their loss!

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