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Of all the trailers starting to trickle out for the Fall 2014 season, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth is the most exciting to me. The fact that the trailer can stand alone as a short little film is perfect and, I mean, Will Forte is brilliant. Fox seems to be going out on a limb with this series and I for one am into this. So, good on you Fox - at least until we actually see the pilot.

Cougar Town hasn’t felt the same since it moved to TBS (though it’s still a funny and enjoyable watch) so this final season is probably for the best. Good to know that the writers are at least aware of this end date so they can end the show how they want.

Yes. Good choice, Comedy Central, A+

And yet, before Catfish premiered on MTV in 2012 and as a feature-length documentary in 2010, there was a quiet shame surrounding extreme cases of digital love — stuff like the Manti Te’o controversy, in which involved parties dropped those three magical words before meeting face to face (or, hell, even before FaceTiming.) With the premiere of Catfish: The TV Show came a full array of representations of this blind love: spanning sexual orientation, location, ethnicity, and age. Everyone has a reason for taking to the web to find and maintain love. They’re all remarkably different reasons, and none of them are just because the people in question are sad nerds in their mother’s basement.

‘True Detective’ of the Web: ‘Catfish’ Creators Nev Schulman and Max Joseph on Solving the Mysteries of Online Love – Flavorwire

Catfish is a secret favorite at TV Hangover and this revealing interview with Nev and Max is sometimes uncomfortable, always fascinating, and definitely worth the read.

Fox released the trailer for its Batman-prequel Gotham (which officially got picked up to series today) and oh my god, Ben McKenzie.

Still no premiere date for Season 2 of Gravity Falls, but we now have some promo art. 

Still no premiere date for Season 2 of Gravity Falls, but we now have some promo art

The news we’ve all been waiting for is finally here and finally true: The Comeback is coming back.

HBO’s The Comeback, arguably the most underappreciated comedy in TV history, is coming back for a six-episode run, with production scheduled to begin May 19, sources confirm exclusively to E! News.

Though HBO hasn’t confirmed anything regarding the project, we are told by multiple insiders that the writers already have been at work on scripts for the new episodes for two weeks, and that new episodes will pick up nine years after the series left off, with original stars like Malin AckermanKellan Lutz and (duh) Lisa Kudrow expected to return. Ackerman and Lutz likely won’t be in every episode, but will be woven in and out, subject to availability. (via)

I started rewatching the series a few years ago and recapping them, but maybe got sidetracked or something, but with this news it seems like a good time to continue rewatching them again. 

WE’RE FINALLY HAVING A DEGRASSI PARTY!

Our next TV Hangover party will be May 16 at 8pm. It’s graduation themed (I am not entirely sure what that means yet) and we’ll be watching our favorite silly Degrassi episodes. Drinking games, Degrassi trivia, prizes, etc. Because every Degrassi episode is my favorite Degrassi episode, we’re letting you guys vote on which ones you want to watch. If your favorite isn’t on the list, add it in! 

$5 — buy a ticket here so you don’t get sold out!
May 16, 8pm at Videology
308 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 

Mad Men Power Rankings: Betty Francis

Isn’t there a little part of all of us that wants to side with Betty Francis, Supermom? Wasn’t it great how she volunteered to chaperone the trip to Pappy Cyrus’s Potato Farm, and then didn’t just stand by, smoking and trading jokes about Ms. Keyser’s cleavage, but actually gulped down a warm bucket of straight-from-the-udder cow-juice? There’s a version of Betty that never would have bothered, that would have stayed home, trading shots of straight-from-the-can Reddi-wip with her latex-entombed dark passenger. She’s at least making an effort now.

And sometimes that effort ends when your idiot kid trades your lunch for a bag of fucking gumdrops. There’s a reason she got rid of the first four Bobbys. No respect whatsoever for Mommy’s property. Who did the brat think that second sandwich was for? Why do kids ruin everything? Mommy needs a cigarette.

As always, a huge thanks to everyone who came out to our ’90s Nickelodeon Party last Friday! We had a great time — and I have officially fulfilled my dream of getting a room full of boozy people to sing the All That theme song with me. We’ll announce our next event very soon but until then: here are the drinking game rules we made up so you can print them out and host your own mini TV Hangover event!

The rules are for some specific episodes: “No TV” for Clarissa, “The Tainting of the Screw” for Kenan & Kel, and “Time Tunnel” for Pete & Pete. The All That rules work for just about every episode.

If you want the full TV Hangover experience, we also watched the Ryan Gosling episode of Are You Afraid of the Dark (“The Tale of Station 109.1”). And squealed every time he was on screen, obviously.