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The Immortal Kevin Fitzpatrick was born and raised in New York City, and that doesn't make sense. Kevin wears many hats, including actor, editor, and writer, but never yellow. The best things in life are Back to the Future, beets, Firefly and The Venture Bros. When not picking apart the minutia of pop culture in film and TV, Kevin can usually be found RIGHT BEHIND YOU.
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TVLand Pulls ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Episodes From Lineup, Guess Why

Amid continued controversy over the Confederate flag, corporations seem to be racing one another to pull down anything and everything associated with the Civil War symbol. The Dukes of Hazzard even had the image taken off merchandise of the iconic General Lee (which kept the name, for … reasons?), and now TVLand has upped the ante by pulling them Duke boys off their lineup altogether.

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Dick Van Patten, Star of ‘Eight is Enough’ and ‘Spaceballs,’ Dead at 86

A sad day for fans of Eight is Enough and the world at large, as representatives of actor Dick Van Patten have confirmed news that the 86-year old passed away of unknown causes. The lifelong star was also known for his work in such Mel Brooks movies as Spaceballs and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

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Have Mercy, Lifetime’s Unauthorized ‘Full House’ Movie Looks Horrific

As if the world’s Full House fan(s) weren’t already scouring the internet for every item of gossip on who will or won’t return for Netflix’s Fuller House, Lifetime has officially withheld its mercy on us. Behold, the cast of the upcoming Unauthorized ‘Full House’ Story, and nary a felt woodchuck among them.

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The ‘Seinfeld’ Cast Hated Working With Susan, So They Conspired to Kill Her

Seinfeld is truly the gift that keeps on giving, whether bestowing all its episodes on modarn platforms like Hulu, putting Jerry and Elaine on the road together, or unveiling surprise stories of the past. Latest from the treasure trove is Jason Alexander’s explanation of Heidi Swedberg’s Susan Ross, whom the cast apparently hated working with, and conspired together to kill off.

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Stephen Colbert Ditches the Colbeard in First ‘Late Show’ Promo

We’re still feeling out a world post-Late Show With David Letterman, but Stephen Colbert is already gearing up and shaving down for his big debut. The former Colbert Report host finally ditches his Colbeard in prep for the September debut, and you may never look at hot dogs the same way again.

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Bob Saget and Lori Loughlin Round Out Netflix ‘Fuller House’ Cast, Comet Still Probably Dead

Netflix’s Fuller House may not not have Michelle or either Olsen twin (or our respect, anticipation, interest ... ), but two mainstays of the Tanner household will indeed drop by Kimmy and D.J.’s new digs. Not only will Aunt Becky join Uncle Jessie at the Fuller House, but so too will Bob Saget’s Danny Tanner.

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TLC Cancels ’19 Kids and Counting’ After Josh Duggar Molestation Confession

If this is your first week learning of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting or its star Josh Duggar, you are not off to a great start. Previously troubled by Honey Boo-Boo, the network has officially pulled the reality series from its lineup, following Duggar’s admission of incestuous molestation near of a decade ago.

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10 ‘Better Call Saul’ Facts to Break Bad By

AMC’s Better Call Saul carries on quite a few traditions from its Breaking Bad predecessor, but did you know Saul’s prequel journey was originally envisioned as a half-hour comedy? Or that some of Walter White’s famous threads put in a cameo six years before their origin? These are just some of the criminal facts to uncover in the seventh episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which lawyers up to defend AMC’s Better Call Saul!

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‘The Simpsons’ Voice Harry Shearer Leaving the Series, Iconic Characters to Get New Voices

The Simpsons has gone on long enough that fans will inevitably face cast departure or a potential end to the series, but despite the recent renewal for Seasons 27 and 28, that end may already be in sight. Iconic Simpsons mainstay Harry Shearer appears to have revealed his exit from the long-running FOX animated series, and not even Ned Flanders could find the optimism here.

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FOX Ending ‘American Idol,’ Final Season Bows in 2016

Now that Upfronts 2015 have entered the scheduling phase, we thought most of the major renewals, cancellations and pickups had delivered their biggest surprises. Not so apparently, as FOX has decided to put American Idol out to pasture after 15 seasons, ending the reality singing competition for good next year.

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