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These days, a new show has to use every tool in its arsenal to attract viewers as quickly as possible: splashy advertising, big name guest stars, over-the-top promos, and of course, a blockbuster web presence, one that gathers fans on Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr who will then faithfully promote the show with homemade image macros and clever hashtags born from love. But while a show might leave our airwaves, a Facebook fan page is forever. What becomes of the social media accounts of canceled shows? Sad things, it turns out.

The Social Media Graveyard of Canceled Comedies | Splitsider

Here’s a great and interesting examination of the social media accounts of canceled television shows.

Last summer, we had the silly idea to throw a party for The O.C. and couldn’t believe people actually showed up. We ended up throwing TV parties every month (and I still can’t believe people actually show up) and this August, we’re going right back where we started from. Come join us for The O.C. party 2.0!

As always, we’ll watch a few episodes while playing drinking games, host trivia with prizes, listen to all the great soundtracks, and other stuff! Wear wifebeaters, boo Marissa, and be conflicted about whether you want Sandy Cohen as your father or your boyfriend.

Only $5! Get your tickets here!

Friday August 15, 8 PM
Videology Bar
508 Bedford Ave. 
Brooklyn, NY

Mystery Girls is a show that exists and it’s biggest crime is that there have been absolutely no Beverly Hills 90210 jokes.

Remember when Sun came through the trees and was all like, “I need to talk to you.” in English and you were all like [Michael’s reaction pictured above].

Season 1 Episode 3: The first time Sawyer calls Kate ‘Freckles’.

We know it’s a month into summer, but we are just getting around to starting our Summer TV Club. We had fun watching The O.C. last summer until we got bored or busy or drunk or something to finish and this summer will probably be no different. For the last six weeks or so of summer join us in rewatching ABC’s Lost. Lost premiered 10 years ago on September 22, 2004. Can you believe it’s been that long? It’s all on Netflix so it should be relatively easy viewing for most. We’ll be posting all our favorite moments, commentary, articles, guest posts (if you have something you’d like to share get at us), drinking games, and more.

Remember when Jack first saw Kate and you knew they were MTB. Shannon was still sun tanning near the plane wreckage, before she and Sayid became an item. Boone was still alive. You didn’t know the Tailies or the Others or the Smoke Monster. Walt was still a little boy. Remember when you first heard Sun speak English and how you’re still not over that final scene in the submarine (I am not over that). Was Kate & Jack your favorite couple or was it Kate & Sawyer or maybe was it Juliet & Sawyer? Did you hate or love the ending? Will we even make it that far in our rewatch? I’m barely even scraping the surface here, so it was inevitable that we had to go back.

Tell us your favorite moments on Twitter or Facebook, tag your posts Summer TV Club, comment, email, or whatever you feel like doing - which could be nothing at all, that’s cool too.

Why Is Orphan Black Still Fighting a War Buffy Should Have Won Over 10 Years Ago?

Because the show is smart enough to back away from the concept that all female power needs to be of the mentally unbalanced variety, not all the women in Orphan Black are unhinged like Helena. But that’s why this show is such a complicated joy. Tatiana Maslany is every woman, literally. And sometimes she’s something else entirely. Maslany herself has commented on the decidedly feminist thrust of the show, which makes cloning and male-driven, scientific control a metaphor for sexual politics:

That always resonated for me as a woman to have this idea of our bodies not being our own. That they’re owned by someone else. That the image of them is owned by someone else. I feel that’s a very resonant theme for young women like myself, and especially women in this industry. (via)

What will you be watching this summer? Here’s a list of summer 2014 premiere dates.

June 22:
The Last Ship (TNT, series premiere)
Falling Skies (TNT, Season 4 premiere)
Rising Star (ABC, series premiere)
Wipeout (ABC, two-hour Season 7 premiere)
True Blood (HBO, Season 7 premiere)
The Musketeers (BBC America, series premiere)

June 23:
Teen Wolf (MTV, Season 4 premiere)
CeeLo Green’s The Good Life (TBS, series premiere)

June 24:
NY Med (ABC, Season 2 premiere)
Covert Affairs (USA, Season 5 premiere)
Tyrant (FX, series premiere)
Sullivan & Son (TBS, Season 3 premiere)
NY Med (ABC, Season 2 premiere)

June 25:
Young & Hungry (ABC Family, series premiere)
Mystery Girls (ABC Family, series premiere)
Big Brother (CBS, Season 16 premiere)
Taxi Brooklyn (NBC, series premiere)
Wilfred (FXX, Season 4 premiere)

June 27:

Girl Meets World (Disney Channel, series premiere)

June 29:
Unforgettable (CBS, Season 3 premiere)
Reckless (CBS, series premiere)
The Leftovers (HBO, series premiere)

June 30:
Under The Dome (CBS, Season 2 premiere)

July 1:
Biker Background
 Phoenix (History, series premiere)
Bizarre Foods America (Travel, season premiere)

Drunk History (Comedy Central, season 2 premiere)

July 6:
Witches Of East End (Lifetime, Season 2 premiere)

July 8:

Finding Carter (MTV, series premiere)
Married at First Sight (FYI [rebranding from Bio Channel], series premiere)

July 9:
Extant (CBS, series premiere)
The Bridge (FX, Season 2 premiere)

July 10:
Welcome to Sweden
 (NBC, series premiere)
Working The Engels (NBC, series premiere)

July 11:
Hemlock Grove
 (Netflix, Season 2 premiere)
The Almighty Johnsons (Syfy, series premiere)

July 13:
Ray Donovan (Showtime, Season 2 premiere)
Masters Of Sex (Showtime, Season 2 premiere)
The Strain (FX, series premiere)
The Real Housewives Of New Jersey (Bravo, Season 6 premiere)

July 14:
Backpackers (The CW, series premiere)
Seed (The CW, series premiere)

July 16:
Make Or Break: The Linda Perry Project (VH1, series premiere)

July 17:
Married (FX, series premiere)
You’re The Worst (FX, series premiere)
Rush (USA, series premiere)
Satisfaction (USA, series premiere)
Dating Naked (VH1, series premiere)
Candidly Nicole (VH1, series premiere)
LeAnn & Eddie (VH1, series premiere)

July 21:
Hotel Hell
 (Fox, Season 2 premiere)

July 22:
Food Fighters
 (NBC, series premiere)
Face Off (Syfy, Season 7 premiere)

July 31:
The Quest (ABC, series premiere)
The Honorable Woman (Sundance Channel, series premiere)

August 1:
Masters Of Illusion (The CW, series premiere)

Gravity Falls (Disney XD, Season 2 premiere)

The Killing (Netflix, Season 4 premiere)

August 4:
Bachelor in Paradise (ABC, series premiere)
Partners (FX, series premiere)

August 7:

Garfunkel & Oates (IFC, series premiere)

August 13:
Legends (TNT, series premiere)
Franklin & Bash (TNT, Season 4 premiere)

Our ABC TGIF party is this Friday in Brooklyn! Come celebrate the end of a long work week with lots of beer, drinking games, trivia prizes, and Shawn Hunter’s perfect hair. 
Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Clueless, and more! 
It’s only $5 and tickets for our events sell fast, so get yours today!

Our ABC TGIF party is this Friday in Brooklyn! Come celebrate the end of a long work week with lots of beer, drinking games, trivia prizes, and Shawn Hunter’s perfect hair. 

Boy Meets WorldSabrina the Teenage WitchClueless, and more! 

It’s only $5 and tickets for our events sell fast, so get yours today!