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Community Will Be Back For Season 4. Dan Harmon Will Not.

When NBC announced the best show on their network, Community, was being picked up for a short fourth season, there was much rejoicing… but now it looks like we may have been a little pre-emptive in that celebration. Community will be coming back in the Fall, but showrunner/ show creator/ overall genius Dan Harmon has been removed as showrunner by Sony.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.9 – “Dark Shadows”

Continuing the interesting theme of each new episode being centered on some specific human emotion, “Dark Shadows” explores feelings of jealousy.   Even though most of the characters in the show are fairly well-off and happy some of the time, they all have something to be jealous about; someone else’s body, wife, creative talent, recognition, so on and so forth.  While not the most exciting or revelatory episode of the season, “Dark Shadows” serves as yet another brilliant character study of some of the most compelling characters around.

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Community Is Coming Back For Season Four

All you fellow Humans out there can breathe a sigh of relief– NBC has officially renewed Community for a fourth season!

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.8 – “Lady Lazarus”

It’s been another intense week at SCDP. After last week’s foray into all kinds of disappointments, it seems about time for a little bit of redemption… but coming at it straight away wouldn’t be much fun, so instead “Lady Lazarus” continues to build to a decisive make or break moment for the increasingly conflicted Don Draper, and a subtle cliffhanger that packs way more punch than an horde of zombies or a terrorist threat ever could.

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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.7 – “At the Codfish Ball”

This week’s episode of Mad Men was full of disappointments.  No, that doesn’t mean that I was disappointed with the show; it means that almost every character was severely unhappy about something.  The balance that “At the Codfish Ball” struck among the many different storylines was incredible and it ended up being a solid, if somewhat subdued, episode.

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DVD Korner: Fighting Crime in a Future Time with Best of COPS Volume 2

COPS is one of those forgotten franchises of the 80’s. Intended to jump on the Robocop craze (and capture their previous success with GI Joe and Transformers), Hasbro’s futuristic police force featured one of the best toy lines of the late 80’s, as well as a cartoon to support it. I had fond memories of the COPS series as a kid, but not all of the 80’s toons hold up over the years… so how did COPS fare? Read on to find out…
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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.5 – “Signal 30”

After last week’s foray into some seriously dark territory, Matthew Weiner and company wouldn’t have been remiss to tone things down a little bit for this week.  Instead, they took the focus off of Don and put it on Pete, who is slowly becoming the show’s most compelling and tragic character.  All in all, “Signal 30” was one of the best episodes yet.
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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.4 – “Mystery Date”

Matthew Weiner is not playing games. “Mystery Date,” the ironically-titled latest episode of Mad Men proves that, with a plot denser than any I can remeber for this show, and a rapid-fire succession of compelling and downright brutal character moments which bring the pacing of this season to a breakneck new speed. It makes for a real edge-of-your-seat thriller of an episode, and a high point, even for this perpetually stellar series.
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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.3 – “Tea Leaves”

After last week’s nigh-flawless double premiere, I had my doubts that this week’s episode of Mad Men would be able to match up. It didn’t, but average by this show’s standards is still pretty fantastic, so who am I to complain?
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TV Korner: Mad Men 5.1 – “A Little Kiss”

It’s been a long year and a half wait for AMC’s Mad Men to return to the air, and this week’s double-length premiere had a lot to offer us starving SCDP addicts. As we enter 1966 with Don Draper and his fellow ad men, the scene is immediately set for a whole new world, between the burgeoning civil rights movement, and some major personal changes to contend with at the same time.
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