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Faith and the New Golden Age of Late-Night TV

What the Church can learn from the late-night revolution. Read More

NBC just bought the pilot for a show called Powerless, which is a workplace comedy featuring characters from DC Comics. The heroes are somehow involved with “one of the worst insurance companies” in the country. The Office worked great, right? Add superhumans. According to Vulture, the bigshots like Batman and Superman probably won’t appear much. Rather, Powerless will focus on “white-collar workers like you and me who argue endlessly with Superman about his insurance premiums.” Discuss

Questions to Ask Before Watching an 'R-Rated' Show

“If your Roku causes you to sin, tear it off and throw it away." Read More

It’s time to blast your Tom Jones album and start doing the Carlton dance: The Fresh Prince is Coming back. According to a report in TVLine, Will Smith may be producing a reboot of his iconic ‘90s sitcom about a kid born and raised in West Philadelphia, who got in one little fight and his mom got scared, only to be informed later that he would be moving with auntie and uncle in Bel-Air. Though, according to TVLine, the reboot in such early stages that the new plotline and characters are still being worked out. No network has signed on to pick up the sitcom at the moment, but an NBC executive told reporters, they'd “be happy to talk to Will [Smith] about it.” Discuss

The comedy trio who gave us award-winning shows 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt are creating a new show. This time, Tina Fey, writer Tracey Wigfield (who also worked on The Mindy Project) and writer-producer Robert Carlock are making a sitcom for NBC about a millennial-aged girl and her mother. Apparently, the untitled project will follow the mother-daughter relationship through a weird scenario: the mom gets an internship at the same news network where daughter works. There are no cast members named yet, but we can only hope that mom equals Fey. President of NBC Entertainment, Jennifer Salke, told Mashable, "With this super-talented trio at the helm, we’re eagerly looking forward to their next great show.” Discuss

Starting this fall, the next five seasons of Sesame Street will air on HBO. The decision comes after the show faced significant funding problems. Sesame Street only received about 10 percent of its funding from PBS. The rest of the money mainly came from licensing revenue like DVD sales, which have slacked off recently due to the rise of streaming services. The show had cut back to 18 episodes each year, but by partnering with HBO, it will be able to produce 35 episodes a year. The exact financial terms of the deal are unclear, but it does give HBO the rights to exclusively air the show for nine months, after which it will also appear on PBS, which has been its host channel for 45 years. During those nine HBO-exclusive months, PBS will air newly edited episodes from recent seasons. “The partnership is really a great thing for kids,” the chief executive of Sesame Workshop told The New York Times. “We’re getting revenues we otherwise would not have gotten, and with this, we can do even more content for kids.” Discuss