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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.
Stranger Things Season 2 Sean Astin Paul Reiser
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Of Course ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Is Adding an Original ‘Goonie’

It was apparent to anyone on another planet that Stranger Things wore its ‘80s influence on its sleeve, and it’s only fitting that Season 2 pay back some of those homages. So it is, that original Goonies star Sean Astin of course joins the cast, along with Paul Reiser and more.

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Stranger Things Charlie Brown Parody
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‘Stranger Things’ Done ‘Charlie Brown’-Style Will Give You Good Grief

Okay, I know we thought Stranger Things parodies had run their course long enough to give us some space for season 2, but this one might have been worth the wait. Eleven, Will and all your Stranger Things favorites go Peanuts for a Charlie Brown makeover.

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Muppet Babies 2018 Reboot Disney Junior
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Disney Sets New ‘Muppet Babies’ Series for 2018

The new “adult” Muppets series didn’t exactly pan out for ABC, so the franchise might need a bit of rehab with by returning to youngest generation. Enter a new Muppet Babies TV series in the works for 2018, the first photo of which feel much more familiar that the last series ever could.

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SNL Does ‘Stranger Things’ With Kate McKinnon as Eleven

Sure, Stranger Things parodies have more or less run their course by summer’s end, but we can’t fault SNL for having waited to get in on the Upside Down. So it is, that Lin-Manuel Miranda takes us into Stranger Things Season 2 by introducing us to Lucas’ family.

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Negan and Rick Square Off in New ‘Walking Dead’ Premiere Clip

The Walking Dead has the unique problem of promoting Season 7 without eliminating any cast from Negan’s potential victim pool, but at least two were pretty easily crossed off the list. A new clip from Season 7 fresh out of NYCC sees Rick and Negan in a deadly post-Lucille staredown, but is Rick about to wind up with a major injury of his own?

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Fall TV 2016 Preview
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2016 Fall TV Preview: 30 Premieres You Can’t Miss

These days, it'd take at least two years to watch only only one season's worth of #PeakTV, a quarter of which won't even be around a second year. You’d need some sort of absurd television guidance periodical to navigate it all, but because we love you' we've put together an in-depth look at 30 major must-see premieres kicking off as early as August 31.

Come, wrap some barbed wire around your bats and grab a coffee in Stars Hollow, as we descend into the madness that is Fall TV 2016!

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SNL Season 42 Cast Confirmed
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McKinnon, Kenan and Every Other SNL Star Staying Put for Season 42

SNL sailed from the 40th anniversary into Season 41 rather smoothly, though the waters roughened in recent weeks with the departures of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. Thankfully, it’s clear skies ahead for Season 42, as the rest of the beloved cast will be staying aboard. Sailing metaphors!

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‘Making a Murderer’ Lawyer Says New Suspect Could Exonerate Steven Avery

Just when you thought the buzz around Netflix’s Making a Murderer had died down, the overturned conviction of Steven Avery’s “accomplice” Brendan Dassey got followers buzzing. Now, weeks away from Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner filing a new appeal, a new report suggests that an alternate suspect could finally clear Avery’s name.

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Here’s NBC’s First Beat-Prolonging Look at ‘Hairspray Live!’

They weren’t kidding when they told us we couldn’t stop the beat, because wouldn’t you know it – NBC went and started it up again. Your first look at the next great NBC live musical has arrived, with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson and more aboard for a live Hairspray this fall.

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Gilmore Girls A Year in the Life Netflix Premiere Strategy
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Here’s Why Netflix ‘Gilmore Girls’ Will Release All Four Specials at Once

This past weekend saw Netflix breaking with its traditional release strategy, to debut Baz Luhrmann’s The Get Down in the first of multiple installments. That owed to chaotic production, but where Gilmore Girls bosses hoped to release the four Year in the Life revival specials in equal installments, Netflix believes fans “would’ve killed us” to break with tradition.

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You Don’t Got It, Dude: ‘Fuller House’ Has ‘Given Up’ on Olsen Cameo

Even as Netflix’s Fuller House breezed right past our derision into a second season, the sitcom sequel may never live down its bizarre shade at the Olsen twins, either of which declined to reprise their role as Michelle for even the basest cameo. Now, with Season 2 well into production, the cast believes they’ve given up on ever seeing Michelle again.

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Making a Murdere Brendan Dassey Response
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‘Making a Murderer’ Directors, Lawyers Respond to Brendan Dassey Overturn

Friday dropped a bombshell on anyone familiar with the subjects of Netflix’s Making a Murderer, namely that Steven Avery’s “accomplice” and nephew Brendan Dassey had his conviction overturned, and could well walk free. Now, filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos respond to the shocking news, as well do former Avery lawyers Jerry Buting and Dean Strang.

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