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5 Things You Need to Know About the TV Industry To Get You Through the Day

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | July 27, 2012 | Comments ()


  • OK. So, we've established that there is a gap still yet to be explored in How I Met Your Mother between the time that Barney proposed to his stripper girlfriend and he and Robin's wedding day. In fact, earlier this week, we learned that -- during that gap -- Robin would have a new love interest, which will kick off in the opening episodes of Season Eight. Now we have also learned that Ashley Williams, i.e., Cupcake Girl, i.e., Victoria, will also have a multi-episode arc to kick off the season. That's just mean, and you know why? Because Victoria is too good for Ted, but she is totally the logical choice to be the mother. Now, they're going to dangle her in front of us a little longer, even though we know that she and Ted are ultimately not meant to be.

  • We don't know how much she'll be on Mad Men next year, but according to Matthew Weiner, we do know that Peggy Olson will be in season seven. "I can't say how much, in what capacity or what [her story] is going to be, but she has not left the show," said Weiner. I think she'd destined to return to Sterling Cooper, and my guess is that when she comes back, she'll be made a full partner. In fact, the future of that agency is likely Joanie and Peggy.

  • I don't know anyone that still watches Grey's Anatomy, but I know that you people do exist, so I'm letting you know that Eric Dane -- McSteamy -- will not return to the show next season, joining the departing Chyler Leigh. Honestly, I don't even know who is left on this show anymore.

  • Thanks to images from the NYTimes, we now know that -- in addition to John McCain -- Barbara Boxer and my own Senator from Maine, Olympia Snow (an awesome Republican, who is stepping down this year because she's fed up with the divisiveness in Congress) will be on next season's D.C. arc of Parks and Recreation.


  • Finally, I leave you with a promo for the next season of Adult Swim's Children's Hospital . Again, if you're not watching, FIND IT. Watch it. Love it. This promo should tell you all you need to know about the show's insane sense of humor.

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  • Comments Are Welcome, Bigots and Trolls Are Not

    • Green Lantern

      Oh I'm totally on board with the "Children's Hospital" love. Watched an episode last night after not seeing it in a while and forgot how RELENTLESSLY funny it is. Like "Arrested Development" whittled down to 15 minutes.

      In a hospital.

      For children.

    • Piping up with another petty grammar thing: There's no apostrophe in "Childrens Hospital" (it's named after Dr. Arthur Childrens).

      Now to go yell at some kids on my lawn...

    • Drake

      That Children's Hospital video is gross and wrong. And HILARIOUS.

    • AudioSuede

      Children's Hospital is one of the most under-watched series on television. As a fan of the old State and Stella style of humor, its insanity is matched only by its brilliance. I mean, the episode where they parody Do The Right Thing? Incredible. Also, fun fact: Shot in the same hospital as Scrubs.

    • Christopher Bird

      "Olympia Snow (an awesome Republican, who is stepping down this year because she’s fed up with the divisiveness in Congress)"

      Olympia Snowe has spent her political career being simultaneously one of the most powerful Senators in Congress (because as a relatively safe moderate she could tease voting for or against either party's legislation) and one of the most pointless (because inevitably whenever major legislation did come up, her impact was only to shave a percentage point here or there, as she did with both the Bush tax cuts and the Obama stimulus).

      She's going to retire with no real legislation under her belt despite having had a disproportionate amount of power, and she's not retiring because she's "fed up with the divisiveness in Congress," but because she's finally no longer safe from her own party and doesn't want to be humiliated in a primary.

      In conclusion: she's not worth the plaudits. She's a standard business-enabling senator who happens to get undeserved credibility from liberals for occasionally saying she's pro-choice (without actually, like, voting to protect abortion rights).

    • Slash

      This. The more time goes by, the more unbelievable this tale of "moderate Republicans" is. I'm now convinced they are a total fabrication. Self-described moderate Republican voters keep supporting batshit crazy people, and the "moderate" politicians keep voting alongside the crazies, so ...

    • John W

      I wonder is Peggy's firm will merge with Joan's firm?

    • BWeaves

      I wonder if Peggy's firm breasts will merge with Joan's firm breasts. (Well, that's how I read it.)

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