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Happy National Boss's Day

No need to panic. We know Boss's Day is tomorrow, and our guide to identifying the type of boss you have based on some of the famous bosses we have all come to know and love (or hate) will not only help you understand them, but figure out exactly what he/she needs. These famous bosses come in all shapes and sizes, just like your gift will! Is your boss more like a Leslie Knope or a Miranda Priestly? It could be the difference between a promotion and banishment to eating lunch in a bathroom stall for the rest of the year. Once you match your boss up you'll never be worried about another Boss's Day again.

Jane the Virgin is Your New Favorite Show

The CW's newest show may be its craziest gamble in years - and it seems that gamble is paying off. Jane the Virgin, based on a Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, tells the story of 24-year-old virginal Jane who finds herself living her own telenovela when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Crazy? Yes. Worth watching? Totally.

Jane has the distinct honor of having perhaps the most peculiar premise of any of the new fall shows. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) is a hard-working, religious young adult who has been staunchly abstinent her entire life, choosing to wait until marriage to finally have sex. This fact alone feels far-fetched by 2014 standards, but it’s by far the tamest aspect of the show.

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Bethenny Frankel Denies Rumors of Returning to 'Real Housewives'

Rumors have been circulating that Bethenny Frankel may be returning to The Real Housewives of New York City to help boost ratings for the upcoming seventh season. Although Frankel did admit that she was working with Andy Cohen about making a possible return to Bravo, it wasn’t necessarily to star on the Real Housewives again.

"I'm going in and out of Bravo, I'm talking to Andy [Cohen] about two different projects, because he's got a production company now….I haven't signed or decided to do anything. But it's not what everyone thinks it is. He's doing a lot of different shows, so we're talking about a couple of different things and deciding together what we're going to do. So that could be why everyone's writing about this,” Frankel said.

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After All These Years We Still Love Gilmore Girls

The time has finally come: “Gilmore Girls” is coming to Netflix on October 1st. The dramedy is practically required viewing for all girls over the age of 14, combining heart and pathos with hilarity and wit. The show coming to Netflix is going to lead to a lot of inevitable binge-watching which tends to blend all the episodes together. Here are 10 great stand-alone episodes that you shouldn’t get lost in the binge-athon shuffle.

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“True Detective” Season 2 Cast Revealed

After months of casting rumors, HBO has revealed the first new cast members of "True Detective's" second season. Vince Vaughn and Colin Farrell will star as a criminal and a detective, respectively. Along with the casting news comes the season’s official logline: “Three police officers and a career criminal must navigate a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder.”

The season will focus on three detectives this time, the first being Farrell's Ray Velcoro. Velcoro is described as "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him." Joining him will be another male and a woman who have yet to be cast.

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Fashion Police to Resume Without Joan Rivers


After Joan Rivers’ death on September 4th, many were left wondering whether her E! show, Fashion Police, would go on without her. On Friday September 19th, her daughter Melissa Rivers announced on the E! special, Fashion Police: Remembering Joan, that the show in fact would go on.

“Yes, Fashion Police will continue. We’re going to hit pause for a little while, but Fashion Police will be back in January,” Rivers said. The shows return will coincide with the 72nd annual Golden Globes.

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Moving Up In the World: Deena Cortese Takes Off For Her Couple's Therapy Debut at the Empire Hotel Rooftop

For all you reality TV buffs, this is for you. The spirited Deena Cortese of Vh1’s Jersey Shore debuted her newest endeavor and did so the only way she knows how: with a star-studded party. Streams of reality stars arrived at the Empire Hotel rooftop in support of Deena’s added appearance on the fifth season of Couple’s Therapy. Big names, like Mikey P from Dating Naked, Erica Mena from Love and Hip Hop, and Farrah Abraham from Teen Mom dropped by with words of wisdom for their host, and the latest scoop on their next moves.

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Judd Apatow Bringing New Show to Netflix

Judd Apatow is bringing his talents to Netflix with a new comedy entitled Love. The show has been green-lit for a 10-episode first season, to air in 2016, and a 12-episode second season premiering the following year.

The series is a comedy following Gus and Mickey, played by Paul Rust (I Love You, Beth Cooper) and Gillian Jacobs (Community), respectively. Rust is also credited as a co-creator of the series, along with Apatow and writer Lesley Arfin, who had written for Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. In grand Apatow-tradition, the cast and crew is comprised of people he's previously worked with.

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Fall’s Best Bets: The Most Anticipated New Shows

Every fall a whole batch of new comedies and dramas premiere. Some are better than others, and only a few will make it onto the must-see lists and became watercooler fodder. Who wants to be out of the TV loop? No one! So here’s a handy list of the falls most anticipated new series that you need to be watching.

  1. Gotham (Fox): Undeniably the most buzzed-about new show of the fall TV season, Gotham is a new take on an old classic. The show follows Detective Jim Gordon before his ascent to commissioner, when Bruce Wayne was nothing more than a young, newly orphaned boy. Starring Ben McKenzie (The O.C., Southland) as Gordon the drama is can’t-miss television. It’s even inked an unprecedented deal with Netflix, granting them streaming rights after the first season ends despite the show not having aired or found an audience yet. That’s what I call a vote of confidence. Gotham premieres on FOX September 22nd at 8 pm.





  2. Gracepoint (Fox): Adapted from the U.K. series Broadchurch, this 10-part ‘event series’ follows two detectives investigating a young boys death. The series stars Doctor Who’s David Tennant and Anna Gunn, of Breaking Bad fame. The cast enough is a major selling point, but given how fantastic the source material is there’s a good chance this is going to be network TV’s very own “prestige drama.” Gracepoint premieres on Fox October 2nd at 9pm.










  3. The Affair (Showtime): Hello Pacey Witter! Joshua Jackson is back on TV in a complex new Showtime drama. The Affair explores the implications of an affair for all involved. Rounding out the cast is Maura Tierney, Dominic West, and Ruth Wilson – so, really, how can you not watch with a cast that superb? The shows pilot episode is already getting glowing reviews so make sure to tune in on October 19 at 10pm.






  4. Jane the Virgin (The CW): This CW dramedy boasts the most absurd, and likely the most original, premise of all the fall pilots. Jane (Gina Rodriguez) is a, duh, virgin who has been pushed to abstain from sex until marriage – but that doesn’t help her from getting pregnant. Jane ends up artificially inseminated after a mix-up at the doctor’s office. Oops? The pilot is already a critical darling, appearing on many must-see lists – so make sure you check this one out. Jane the Virgin premieres on The CW October 13th at 9pm.


  5. Marry Me (NBC): Two of comedies finest character actors have come together for this take on modern marriage that is falls must-see comedy. The show follows Annie (Casey Wilson) and Jake (Ken Marino) as they traverse the trials and tribulations of getting to the “I do.” Marino and Wilson are both stars on the rise, and this may be the project that launches them into household names. Marry Me premieres on NBC October 14th at 9pm.
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Now streaming: New TV Pilots for Your Viewing Pleasure

Fall is arguably the best time of the year. The leaves change, everything tastes like pumpkin, and TV watchers are served up a whole new batch of shows for their viewing pleasure. Waiting for those new shows can be tortuous – especially those hotly anticipated ones. So to ease those impatient minds here’s a few of the new fall pilots that are already streaming ahead of air date.

  1. Selfie is a self-described “modern re-telling” of My Fair Lady that follows internet celeb and social media-addict Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan) as she tries to forge real, human connections. If you can make your way past the cringe-worthy title you’ll find a show with charming characters, plenty of laughs, and a whole lot of potential. Check it out on the ABC.go.com website. Selfie officially premieres on ABC on September 30th.



  2. If you’re a romantic comedy buff with a serious love for (500) Days of Summer, then A to Z is about to be your new favorite show. Starring Cristin Milioti (the titular ‘mother’ on How I Met Your Mother) and Ben Feldman (Mad Mens’ Michael Ginsberg) the show follows the beginning, middle, and eventual end of a relationship between Andrew and Zelda (get it? A to Z?). While the premise gives way to more than a few hokey, cliché moments the show also has real heart and humor. Plus, who knew that under all period-appropriate Mad Men outfits and bushy facial hair that Ben Feldman was a total hunk? Check this one out at NBC.com. A to Z officially premieres on NBC on October 2nd.


  3. This new drama follows Dr. Henry Morgan (Ioan Guffund), a brilliant medical examiner who has a slight problem – he can’t die. Morgan studies the dead in an attempt to understand his own mortality, or lack thereof. This Sherlock Holmes-esque show is a good old fashioned procedural about a two partners (Alana De La Garza rounding out the other half of this partnership) to investigate deaths. Oh, and one of them is an immortal who is always naked when he’s resurrected. Check this one out over at ABC.go.com. Forever officially premieres September 23rd on ABC.

  4. Bonus: an Amazon pilot! Amazon.com has released a new batch of comedy and drama pilots online as a part of their ongoing foray into original programming. One of the most promising of the five pilots is Red Oaks, a 1980s set coming-of-age tale. The show follows David Myers (Craig Roberts) as he traverses through the summer before he has to return to college and decide what to do with the rest of his life. It’s relentlessly funny and even stars ‘80s darling Jennifer Grey. You can stream this one over at Amazon.com.