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Screenwriters compete for Hollywood success

Drew Pendleton

October 10, 2013

Aspiring television writers have an opportunity to be heard in Hollywood this October thanks to the script competition “Scriptapalooza TV.” Intended to help open doors for aspiring screenwriters, Los Angeles, Calif.,-based Scriptapa...

Female comedians on the rise

Hannah Widener

September 19, 2013

Female-dominated comedies are taking over primetime. The recent premiere returns of both “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” on Fox meant the return of my former Tuesday nights’ glory. While the problems both Jess an...

Female comedians on the rise

Hannah Widener

September 19, 2013

Female-dominated comedies are taking over primetime. The recent premiere returns of both “New Girl” and “The Mindy Project” on Fox meant the return of my former Tuesday nights’ glory. While the problems both Jess an...

‘Orange is the new black’ gains popularity with Netflix

Hannah Widener

September 12, 2013

I don’t have a Netflix account… Blasphemy! I watch all the shows I miss during the week on Friday; it’s my Hulu day. Only now, because of Hulu Plus and my low college funds, the episodes I do want to watch have been blocked of...

Embrace your nerdom in a society that now deems it ‘cool’

Hannah Widener

September 5, 2013

The day I moved into my freshman dorm, my dad took one look at my giant Marvel Universe poster, another at my brand-new roommate and told me, “Maybe you should wait a while before you put that up.” He made it appear as if...

Hopefuls to try out to become next Tuscaloosa Idol

Abbey Crain

August 21, 2013

Correction: "American Idol" auditions were held on August 21, 2013, not August 22, 2013 as originally reported. The correction has been reflected in the story below. “American Idol” is once again heading south to try for t...

‘Tuscaloosa Monorail’ displays local music acts

Alexandra Ellsworth

May 29, 2013

University of Alabama graduates Frank Thagard and Robin Rains have put their telecommunication and film degrees into action with their new biweekly television show, “Tuscaloosa Monorail.” “Tuscaloosa Monorail” is a te...

Never a dull moment as ‘House of Cards’ explores corrupt politics

Colby Leopard

March 21, 2013

“House of Cards,” Netflix’s first self-distributed original TV show, made its entire first season available to subscribers for instant streaming last month on Feb. 1. A political drama based loosely on the British novel an...

Travel shows don’t depict hard work, realistic circumstances of living abroad

Colby Leopard

February 25, 2013

When it comes to travel television, shows like Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover” and “House Hunters: International” rule the airwaves. Designed to take viewers to far off places while remaining firmly and safely in their L...

‘The Americans’ focuses on espionage, marriage

Asher Elbein

February 14, 2013

Picture a pair of spies who love their country. A man and a woman, patriotic enough to travel to a dangerous land, a place where the police operate with impunity and a madman has come to power. There they wait, posing as husband an...

Young cast of ‘Parks and Recreation’ more popular than ever

Colby Leopard

February 13, 2013

If you happened to be one of the 6.8 million people who watched the “Parks and Recreation” pilot episode on April 9, 2009, you would have seen a hodge-podge cast of B, C and D list actors and actresses in their first show on...

New art-driven show highlights Alabama artists

Ryan Phillips

February 13, 2013

WVUA plans to premiere a new art-driven television show, “Alabama Art Seen,” on Wednesday, Feb. 13. This student-produced program will exhibit the many different kinds of artists living and working in the state of Alabama. The h...

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