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Talking About 'My Generation' at ATX Television Festival

If you don't remember the 2000s, there's always ABC's Austin-centric mockumentary My Generation to remind you. And if you missed My Generation, then luckily the ATX Television Festival is on hand to re-run the experience. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Fri. Apr. 18, Richard Whittaker

The North Door's Got Game

So you haven’t got your menu planned out for this season’s viewing of Game of Thrones? What, you cancelled your HBO account because it was costing too much cheddar? Don’t worry, the North Door’s got you covered. They are hosting viewing parties on Sundays this season, complete with themed cocktails and thin crust pizzas. Read More | Comment »

11:30AM Wed. Apr. 16, Rachel Feit

Getting Schooled by Jake Busey on 'From Dusk Till Dawn'

If knowledge is power, then in From Dusk Till Dawn, that would make Professor Tanner, played by Jake Busey, the most dangerous man in the room. "I love being the information guy," he said. "I'm a combination of Basil Exposition and Indiana Jones in the classroom." Read More | Comment »

7:00PM Tue. Apr. 15, Richard Whittaker

Revenge Is Sweet

Sunday’s night episode bade goodbye to a character. Spoilers after the jump. Read More | Comment »

6:34PM Tue. Apr. 15, Rod Machen

ATX Television Fest Lines Up FX Premieres

Are vampires ever not trending? FX will test audience appetite for bloodsuckers with new series The Strain this July, but ATX Television Festival attendees get to cast an early vote: The premiere will anchor the fest's closing night programming. Read More | Comment »

4:38PM Tue. Apr. 15, Kimberley Jones

Trail of Crumbs Down Memory Lane: 'Pioneers of Television'

The fourth season of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television returns to PBS tonight with a new slate of topics, ranging from the beloved doctors and nurses who have graced our television screens to a new look at comedy. This season looks at television comedy a few ways, this time, in two episodes. Read More | Comment »

10:10AM Tue. Apr. 15, Anne Harris

‘Hillsborough’ (Do Not Read This in the UK)

Twenty-five years ago today, 96 soccer fans were crushed to death in the overcrowded stands at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, England. Just two weeks ago, a British coroner’s court finally opened a public inquiry to determine the cause of those deaths. This new ESPN documentary is the story of what happened that day, and in the 25 years since. Read More | Comment »

6:14AM Tue. Apr. 15, Nick Barbaro

Let the Madness Begin

As the sixth season of Mad Men drew to a close last June, it appeared a new beginning was afoot. Sunkist was on board as a client, and a Los Angeles branch of the firm was set to be opened by none other than Don Draper himself. Read More | Comment »

10:15AM Sat. Apr. 12, Rod Machen

Carl Reiner: The Interview

Two days before his 92nd birthday, Carl Reiner is showing no signs of slowing down. On this Tuesday, March 18, the comedy legend is making phones calls around the country to discuss a new DVD release related to one of his finest and funniest creations, The Dick Van Dyke Show: Classic Mary Tyler Moore Episodes. Read More | Comment »

4:07PM Fri. Apr. 4, Robert Faires

Don't Touch That Dial

After two successful summers, the ATX Television Fest appears poised to go for the hat trick in 2014. Read More | Comment »

12:01PM Fri. Mar. 28, Monica Riese

'From Dusk Till Dawn' Bites into a Big Kahuna

It's a mystery that plagued cineastes since Reservoir Dogs. We know they got some tasty burgers, but what does the inside of a Big Kahuna Burger look like? Tonight, in the latest episode of From Dusk Till Dawn, director Eduardo Sanchez swings open the doors on the most famous fake fast food joint in the world. Read More | Comment »

4:20PM Tue. Mar. 25, Richard Whittaker

When Jimmy Comes Out, Go Crazy

Austin's been on the receiving end of loads of late-night love all week, thanks to Jimmy Kimmel, who's been taping his weeknight chatfest at the Long Center since Monday. The city comes off resplendently on the small screen, but what's behind all those spectacular shots of a packed and cheering Dell Hall is a lesson in crowd control. Read More | Comment »

4:30PM Fri. Mar. 14, Robert Faires

Portlandia: Behind the Scenes With the Creators

Yesterday, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, co-stars/creators of Portlandia, joined fellow comedian Matt Braunger to discuss their creative process and the show’s evolution. We have it on good authority that the panel attracted the largest recorded count of beards and skinny jeans in one room to date. Read More | Comment »

2:30PM Wed. Mar. 12, Ashley Moreno

Cosmic Awe

Tonight, the first episode of the Cosmos reboot will premiere in the U.S. at prime time on Fox, and then afterwards in 170 countries in 45 languages. Read More | Comment »

4:15PM Sun. Mar. 9, Ashley Moreno

'Downton Abbey' and the 'Desire of Suitors'

Hello, my dearest readers. So sorry to have abandoned you last week, but I was overwhelmed with deadlines and unable to make our usual Downton Abbey appointment. Here’s what we missed: Read More | Comment »

12:57PM Mon. Feb. 17, Melanie Haupt

'From Dusk Till Dawn' Returns

Everybody be cool. You. Be cool. We've got an exclusive preview image of D.J. Cotrona as gun toting bad boy Seth Gecko from the upcoming From Dusk Till Dawn TV show, plus news of a special cast and crew screening of the 1996 horror-crime-comedy original. Read More | Comment »

12:00PM Thu. Feb. 13, Richard Whittaker

PBS Zooms In on Austin

The PBS series One Square Mile takes a microcosmic approach to "Texas life and culture"; its first season features nine quintessentially Texas spots from El Paso to Port Isabel and everywhere in between. But Feb. 13, we get to the heart of it all: Downtown Austin. Read More | Comment »

3:30PM Wed. Feb. 5, Monica Riese

Downton Abbey: 'Come to Bed and Dream of Ragtime'

Here it is, folks, perhaps the most boring episode of Downton Abbey that ever bored us. Onward through the slog, shall we? Read More | Comment »

1:30PM Mon. Feb. 3, Melanie Haupt

Welcome to 'Sherlock,' Where Everything's Made Up and the Deaths Don't Matter

There's a lot going on in the third season finale of BBC's Sherlock, which aired last night on PBS Masterpiece Mystery. Let's break it down a little, shall we? (Needless to say, spoilers abound.) Read More | Comment »

8:00AM Mon. Feb. 3, Monica Riese

Downton Abbey: The Holy and the Broken

You guys, I can’t even with this Anna’s rape storyline, so let’s get it out of the way up front, shall we? Read More | Comment »

2:45PM Mon. Jan. 27, Melanie Haupt

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