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Hot Video: 'Dr. Horrible'

Can't wait for the premieres of 'Dollhouse' or 'How I Met Your Mother'? 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' will help tide you over. The 42-minute internet-only musical, written and directed by 'Buffy' and 'Firefly' creator Joss Whedon, stars Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, a would-be supervillain whose yearns to join the Evil League of Evil. If catchy tunes, Whedon's signature brand of offbeat humor and a gut-wrenching twist of an ending sound like your kind of thing, you'll love 'Dr. Horrible.' Just be sure to watch it soon -- although the video is now available on Hulu, there's a chance that it might disappear and only be available for purchase on iTunes. WATCH 'DR. HORRIBLE'...

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'Dr. Horrible' Sequel: 'Big Bang Theory' Star Simon Helberg Talks Rumors

During a recent visit to the set of CBS' hit comedy 'The Big Bang Theory,' Simon Helberg, the man who wears Howard Wolowitz's tight pants, gave us an update on the status of the rumored sequel to Joss Whedon's cult web series, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.' 'Horrible' fans may have recognized Helberg as the villainous (and slightly damp) Moist, henchman to Neil Patrick Harris' Dr. Horrible in the original series, and as far as Helberg knows, he's in line to reappear for the sequel....

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Is Dr Horrible the One? - VIDEO

Technically it is Buffy/Angel week, but all things Whedon have a way of just melding together into one big stew. So it's a fortuitous bit of timing that a trailer for Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog was released this week. For those still unaware of just what Dr. Horrible is, I think it was summed up best by Nathan Fillion in a recent interview. It's about a super-villain (Neil Patrick Harris) who falls in love with a girl (Felicia Day), and the super-hero (Nathan Fillion) who blows it for him. The super-hero is kind of a dick. And... it's a musical. I think it could be very much more than that. More on that, and the new trailer, after the jump. ...

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Dr. Horrible's Emmy appearance

In case you missed our live blog of the event and you haven't been checking around the Interwebs, Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris did a quick skit starring his character Doctor Horrible from Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. The sketch guest-starred Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer and a couple of other cast members. Oh, and by the way, that particular Internet series won an Emmy itself. One can only wonder if Joss Whedon had a hand in the sketch. It certainly seems that way. The sketch used his sort of style and humor, particularly the bits where the screen was "buffering". Fortunately, and perhaps in appreciation of the existing rabid fanbase of anything Whedon-related, a clip of the segment has already made it to YouTube (so TV Squad itself cannot be sued for taking someone else's intellectual property. You hear that CBS?). Hopefully it remains up there for a little while. The clip of the Dr. Horrible appearance at the Emmys follows after the jump. ...

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Dr. Horrible scores an Emmy nod

One of last years biggest online video hits, Joss Whedon's Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, is back in the news, and in a very good way: It's been nominated for an Emmy. Not sure where to find it on the complete list of nominees? Just search for "Dr. Horrible" and you'll find it. It got the nod in the "Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs" (a pithy name, no?) category. What's interesting is that the other nominees were all either on TV already or were offshoots of existing TV shows. Dr. Horrible was the only nominee that was born online and built its audience there (until, at least, the DVD came out earlier this year). This could be the start of something great; the Academy recognizing online-only programming can do nothing but help make it more mainstream. But this could also be an isolated incident, since the names behind the production were so huge. What do you folks think? Think this nomination will encourage more big names to hit the internet with their pet...

Dr. Horrible is back online - VIDEO

I guess it's the flexibility brought about by the nature of the Dr. Horrible production. Or maybe it's just a good way to keep making noise so people find the show. Either way, as announced on the Dr. Horrible Twitter feed, the formerly iTunes-exclusive episodes are back online over at Hulu, with a few changes. The episodes now come with short sponsor messages, and you also have the option of watching the whole thing in one big 42 minute burst. Go ahead, your boss won't mind. If they didn't want you to be watching wacky super-hero hijinks on the company computers they would have prevented it at the server, right? In addition, the move to the regular Hulu site also enables embedding. See for yourself, as the full episode has been added after the jump. And in case you missed it, Keith has added video from the Dr. Horrible Comic-Con panel to his post. ...

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Dr. Horrible: Act One goes live

The wait is over. Joss Whedon's new project, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog, made it's debut overnight with "Act One" going live on the internet. Acts Two and Three will follow on this Thursday and Saturday. Unfortunately, the premiere was not without its issues. Almost as soon as the video became available, the familiar complaints of U.S. only video started rolling in. To their credit, team Dr. Horrible quickly updated their twitter account to let everyone know they were working on international viewing. Assuming the geography issues get ironed out, it was a great start to the series. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) is very funny as Dr. Horrible and Nathan Fillion's Captain Hammer is the perfect foil. As good as Harris is, Fillion steals his thunder a little bit when he makes his grand entrance. Felicia Day is also terrific as Penny, and the three of them all do a nice job with what are very entertaining songs. This is a slam dunk for anyone that counts themselves a Whedon fan. For those of...

Dr. Horrible by the numbers

Now that we've all had a chance to take in and digest the saga of Dr. Horrible, one of the big questions is "Did it work?" It certainly seemed to work for the viewers. In our poll, an astounding 74.2% of you gave it 5 out of 5. Another 22.5% went with 4 out of 5. The bigger question though, is did it work out for everybody on the money end? And I ask that rather selfishly. Sure, I'd like to see Whedon, Fillion, Harris, Day, and the whole crew make a few bucks. But really, I'm more concerned with getting to see more of the story. If the numbers worked out for all involved, the chances of that happening increase greatly. Jeffrey McManus has made some educated guesses at just how the numbers shake out for those involved. The short version of McManus' analysis: At a million iTunes downloads he has the principle actors bringing in something in the neighborhood of $100,000 with Whedon coming in at around $4 million $2.6 million. I'm not sure how feasible one million iTunes downloads on iTunes is, but I do know...

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'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' Creators Dish on New Book, Take Credit for Neil Patrick Harris's Career

Remember 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog'? Did you love it? Is it still one of your all-time faves? Are you hoping that they'll get around to a sequel before the turn of the next century? Well, the sequel isn't here yet, but the next best thing is: 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Book' from Titan Books. It's quite simply everything you wanted to know about the creation of this award-winning, Internet-server-melting, genre-twisting musical tragicomedy ... and more. Like what, you wonder? How about the full shooting script, amazing photos, sheet music of all the songs, glossy pages and real sharp edges. Exclusively for TV Squad, two of Joss Whedon's collaborators on the musical masterpiece -- Maurissa Tancharoen and Jed Whedon -- as well as star Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. H himself!), have shared insights into the book about the film ... but more about the film, really. Read on and prepare to laugh. TV Squad: How surprised were you by the success of 'Dr. Horrible'? Jed Whedon: We were floored. We did...

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How did Felicia Day end up in Dr. Horrible?

Raise your hand if you love Penny from Dr. Horrible? Raise your other hand if you're such a Buffy nut that you follow the news about anyone that ever appeared on the show? I would raise both my hands, but I have to type this entry. If either of those apply to you, you'll want to get a gander at the video after the jump. Our friends over at Mahalo Daily caught up with Felicia Day at Comic-Con. They talk about her web series, The Guild, which has a new season coming soon, and then get into Dr. Horrible. She explains how she ended up working on the project and gives her thoughts on working with Joss Whedon, and Neil Patrick Harris. If that's not enough, she also reminds us that she will be showing up as a patient on House this fall. No groundbreaking news (like when there might be a Dr. Horrible 2), but a fun video for Felicia fans. ...

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Dr. Phil coming to primetime

Dr. Phil is getting his own reality show on CBS, where he confronts people who take advantage of hospitality from friends and family. These "slackers" will be removed from their friends' homes and Dr. Phil, or someone, will help them get jobs. But not just any job: crappy jobs. Like shoveling elephant poo. Now, why would working a horrible job make slackers want to stay in the work force? Dr. Phil, your psychiatry confounds me. Anyway, Phil McGraw and his son, Jay, are producing the show through their company, Stage 29. CBS ordered six episodes of the series, called Moochers, but it hasn't set an air date quite yet. ...

Joss Whedon & Dr. Horrible - VIDEO - Comic-Con Report

One of the panels I was most looking forward to was today's Joss Whedon panel, where he'd be discussing everything from the Buffy television series and comic books (including Fray), to the Dr. Horrible videos. This was an interesting juggling feat for Rich and I, as I was in this same ballroom covering Stargate Continuum while Rich attending Big Bang Theory, then Rich tool over for Atlantis, then I came in for Joss. It was kinda comical, actually, as we did some quick ticket swapping to bypass the incredibly long line just for this panel. After this, Rich comes in to take over for American Dad and Family Guy. Good times. ...

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Neil Patrick Harris Talks 'Glee,' 'Dr. Horrible,' 'Harold and Kumar'

Neil Patrick Harris is one of the busiest actors in show business these days. Between TV, awards shows and movies, he's got a full plate. His hit show 'How I Met Your Mother' returns for a sixth season this fall, and he has four movies coming out over the next year. While he was in New York wrapping up his work on the forthcoming 'Smurfs' movie, Harris sat down with TV Squad to chat about his Oscars stint, a possible sequel to Joss Whedon's Emmy-winning 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog,' his recent appearance on 'Glee' and the new 'Harold and Kumar' movie. To quote one of his recent tweets, for the actor, life does not suck....

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Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - DVD review

I recognize that the fans of Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog have probably already gotten the DVD (available exclusively on Amazon.com), so in effect I'm preaching to the choir. However, if you haven't gotten around to enjoying it by now, what are you waiting for? This is, quite simply, the best thing to come out of the writer's strike. If anybody thinks Joss Whedon's reputation is overblown, then you only have to listen to the genius that is "Commentary! The Musical" to realize how much of a genius the man is. It's tough to write a musical, but it's even tougher to write a 42-minute piece of musical metafiction that goes generally along with the beats of the original production and involves pretty much every cast member big and small (and some of the extras, as well). Granted, in all cases, he had help from his brothers Zack and Jed and Jed's fiancée Maurissa Tancharoen, so it must run in the family....

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'Glee' Script Being Written for Neil Patrick Harris Episode, Claims Source

Suit up, show choir fans! E! Online is reporting that actor/singer/award show host Neil Patrick Harris is not only going to guest star on 'Glee,' but that the good folks over at the Fox freshman hit are presently working on a script for the 'How I Met Your Mother' star's episode, set to air in late spring. While there's no official word yet, E! Online's Watch With Kristin all but confirms the casting, quoting a source that claims Harris' character will be "really funny and really mean," and someone along the lines of Dr. Horrible, the nefarious mad scientist Harris played on Joss Whedon's Emmy-winning Web musical, 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog.' ...

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