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'Community' Behind the Scenes: Meet the Show's Makeup, Prop & Costume Pros (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Apr 18th 2011 12:00PM
'Community' has done some pretty epic things in its two seasons on the air. I mean, just look at this cast:
The cast of 'Community'

But none of it would be possible without the people behind the scenes: the makeup artists who lovingly applied Yvette Nicole Brown's beard for the 'Pulp Fiction' homage; the props person who meticulously crafted the claymation figures, like Gillian Jacobs' Britta Bot, for the Christmas episode; and the imaginative costumers who turn Jim Rash into Dean Pelton, the spectacle, week after week.

Not only do these people have the vision to bring the scripts to life, they also have stories. Lots and lots of good stories.

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Behind the Scenes of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

by AOL TV Staff, posted Oct 13th 2010 5:00PM
Law & Order Los AngelesThere's more than meets the eye on tonight's episode of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' (10PM ET, NBC).

When Det. Winters (Skeet Ulrich) and his partner, Det. Jaruszalski (Corey Stoll), investigate the death of a surf champion, they find that it might have been an inside job.

Meanwhile, DDA Morales (Alfred Molina) goes above and beyond to get information from someone related to a suspect.

Go behind the scenes to watch Ulrich prepare for a discovery scene, plus learn more about what it's like to be on 'LOLA' from guest star Caity Lotz.

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'Lost' Final Season DVD Coming This Summer?

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 1st 2010 2:00PM
LostThe final 16-episode season of 'Lost' hasn't even started yet (we'll have a live chat tomorrow night for the season's premiere) and already there's release date for the DVD for that final season.

VideoETA and TVShowsOnDVD have announced that ABC and Disney will release a DVD set (both regular and Blu-ray) for the final season of 'Lost' on August 24. The set will include various features such as a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the final season (and the show in general), interviews with cast and crew, audio commentaries, bloopers, deleted scenes, and hopefully some answers that we probably won't get when the show ends.

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Behind the scenes of this Thursday's episode of Fringe

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 7th 2009 1:29PM
One of my TV-related New Year's resolutions is to catch up on Fringe. I watched the first few episodes but drifted away because of other commitments. But every clip I've seen since looks pretty awesome, including this behind-the-scenes look at this week's episode, "Grey Matters." It has to do with brains.

[Watch clips and episodes of Fringe and other shows at SlashControl.]

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Behind the scenes of the Mad Men season finale

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 9th 2009 4:33PM
You've read Allison's review and Joel's take on the Mad Men season finale, and I'd just like to add that I think it was the best episode of any TV series I've seen in years. Brilliant, dramatic, funny, even exhilarating. Here's a behind the scenes look at the episode, including interviews with Matthew Weiner and the cast.

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Happy 7000th episode, Price is Right

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2009 2:31PM
I'm not sure if it seems like it should be more episodes or less, but The Price is Right has been going strong since 1972 and they're going to be celebrating their 7000th episode on November 5. I guess that seems right, it's just that when a show is on for 37 years you lose all track of the number of episodes.

Here's a behind the scenes look at tomorrow's show.

[via BuzzerBlog]

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Here's a behind the scenes look at the new season of 30 Rock

by Bob Sassone, posted Oct 6th 2009 6:01PM
I can't wait until the fourth season of 30 Rock starts a week from Thursday. Here's a sneak peek/behind the scenes look, with the cast talking about a new plot, guest stars, and what it's like working on the set. I'm already laughing. (Note: it's a bit spoilerish; not necessarily the plots but some great lines you'll hear this season).

[Watch episodes and clips of 30 Rock and other shows at SlashControl.]

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Behind the scenes of Warehouse 13

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 10th 2009 2:31PM
Behind the scenes footage of TV shows is always fun, but this clip below from Warehouse 13 not only shows you the warehouse set, it actually explains a lot more behind the history of the warehouse than we got from the two-hour pilot the other night.

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On the Set: 'Castle'

by Maggie Furlong, posted Mar 9th 2009 6:00AM
CastleFind out what 14 things we learned on the set of ABC's new cop drama.

Sure, there are plenty of procedural shows already on TV, but there's a new one that's got us setting our DVRs already. And not just because it stars two of our favorite under-sung actors, Nathan Fillion ('Firefly,' 'Desperate Housewives') and Stana Katic (bit parts in 'The Shield,' 'The Closer,' '24' and so on) ... well, maybe that's a lot of it.

But the concept's got us intrigued as well -- imagine a crime novelist helping the cops solve crimes. Now make that writer an absolute rock star ladies' man and make the lead detective a sassy, smart woman who can give him a run for his money ... and be his new muse. That, in a nutshell, is 'Castle,' ABC's new cop drama with a twist (premieres Mon., March 9, 10PM ET).

AOL TV got the inside scoop on the show, straight from the stars themselves, when we visited the 'Castle' set in Hollywood.


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Take a sneak peek at The Office webisodes - VIDEOS

by Richard Keller, posted Jun 28th 2008 3:29PM

Kevin is prominently featured in the newest batch of Office webisodes.July is right around the corner, which means just one thing ... new webisodes of The Office. Starting July 10th, you'll be able to tune into the NBC website to view the latest adventures of the characters that normally don't have top billing during the normal seasons. And yet, they are just as funny (sometimes funnier) than the big stars that grace the show week after week.

As we reported back in May, this set of webisodes will feature Darryl, Oscar and, most prominently, Kevin. The plot of these webisodes are a bit fuzzy from the previews, but it seems that Kevin is in a bit of financial trouble and needs to take a loan out in order to cover some losses. During this time he is taken under the wing of Darryl, who helps Kevin reach his goals. All that, and we get to see Darryl wear a suit.

There are two videos after the jump. The first features scenes from the upcoming webisodes. The second is a behind the scenes look at the episodes by stars Oscar Nunez (Oscar), Craig Robinson (Darryl) and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin). It's here that we learn that Brian has filmed the webisodes sans pants. Something that us fans probably didn't want to know about.

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Biggest Behind-the-Scenes TV Scandals

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jun 10th 2008 2:22PM
'Three's Company's' on-set feud ... Isaiah Washington's gay slur ... Miley Cyrus' racy pics ... find out where they rank on our list.

Before YouTube, camera phones and celebreality-TV, the best Hollywood catfights, feuds and fracases happened behind the scenes.

Some of the most salacious scandals were never caught on camera, but their fallout is the stuff of legend.

We dig deep -- from before the advent of the Internet and since -- to name our picks for TV's top 20 off-screen scandals of all time.

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Go Backstage at Saturday Night Live

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 6th 2007 9:01AM

snlOver on NBC's site for SNL, there's a new (I'm pretty sure it's new*) section called Saturday Night Live Backstage. The section includes backstage videos (natch) and an interactive feature called "Star in Weekend Update" that allows registered users to edited together clips from the "Weekend Update" segment into an annoying, confusing mess that's not even remotely amusing.

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Idol auditions: What you don't ever see

by Mikalah Gordon, posted Feb 8th 2007 3:30PM

I have been asked many times about what really goes on during the audition process. Do you really sleep outside? Do Randy, Simon and Paula see everyone? Do you go straight to Hollywood?

Experiencing this process firsthand, I am going to give you a little insight on what really goes on.

For my audition in Las Vegas, 9,000 people showed up. I got in line at 2 in the morning and waited until noon. Fortunately, I got very lucky and did not have to sleep outside for a few days. When they finally opened the doors, we waited in line yet again for a wristband and filled out some paperwork.

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What's on tonight: The Evidence, Trading Spaces, Cops, Naruto, Showgirls

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 10th 2006 6:20PM
  • Henry RollinsAt 8, ABC has Toy Story 2, followed by a new episode of...The Evidence?! Weird how these forgotten shows come out of the woodwork in the summer. But they can't show those unseen eps of Eyes?
  • CBS has repeats of NCIS, Cold Case, and 48 Hours Mystery.
  • NBC has Game 3 of the Oilers/Hurricanes hockey playoff at 8.
  • Over on FOX at 8, a new Cops, then a repeat Cops, then a new America's Most Wanted.
  • TBS has Old School at 8, while E! has Dazed and Confused.
  • Also at 8: Cartoon Network has a new Zatch Bell.
  • At 9, TLC has a new Trading Spaces.
  • VH-1 has a new Behind The Scenes at 9, profiling Nick Lachey.
  • There's a new Naruto on Cartoon Network, at 9.
  • At 10, VH-1 has Showgirls. Ha!
  • Also at 10: IFC has a new Henry Rollins Show.

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Siskel and Ebert: behind the scenes

by Adam Finley, posted May 16th 2006 12:07PM

siskel and ebertThis is both hysterical and bittersweet. Someone has found footage of film critic Roger Ebert and his late partner in crime, Gene Siskel, shooting promos for their syndicated program Siskel & Ebert & the Movies. Listen as they both go off on a hilarious tongue-in-cheek rant about WASPs and Protestantism, laugh as they try to get through yet another promo while lobbing insults at one another, and try not to wet your pants when Gene explains that Roger's answer to every question he's asked at McDonald's is "yes."

Funny as all of this is, it does make me miss watching these two guys lock horns with one another. Richard Roeper does okay holding his own against Roger, but it's nothing compared to how he and Gene used to go after one another in what often seemed like an extremely vicious and callous manner. And yet, when it was all said and done they still remained friends.

Note: Links above contain swearing, so probably NSFW.

[via Metafilter]

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