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Attention 'Community' fans: 'Inspector Spacetime' is real

You know that kooky British TV show that Abed and Troy are always drooling over – Inspector Spacetime? The one that’s supposedly been running since 1962 and is a dead ringer for Doctor Who?  Well, fans, now it’s more than just an in-joke; it’s the real deal, baby.

Community first made reference to Inspector Spacetime in the season 3 episode, “Biology 101.” Travis Richey, who played the titular inspector, ran with the idea and has developed his own web series called Untitled Web Series about a Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time. The title’s a bit dubious, but that’s because his first attempt to pitch the show as Inspector Spacetime earned him a cease-and-desist order from the suits at NBC. So he took a note from Prince’s playbook and adopted a comically precise, tongue-in-cheek moniker while leaving the substance in tact.

The first episode clocks in at just four and a half minutes and has the low-budget, self-aware production quality that fans of Community are sure to appreciate. I’m skeptical of its potential — it works as a running gag but may not have the depth for much more than that — but it’ll at least placate viewers until Community starts up again on Oct. 19. Check out the first episode below. READ FULL STORY

Last Call! Turn the Emmy-snubbed into EWwy winners by voting in all 10 categories here!

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Voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards — honoring the shows, actors, and actresses readers believe deserved an Emmy nomination but didn’t receive one — ends Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. (Winners will be announced Friday.) For a deep dive into the nominees, click through the Comedy categories and the Drama categories. Or, cast your ballot now by voting in the 10 polls below.

And the Drama nominees are…

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EWwy Awards reminder: Voting ends Thursday!

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With tonight’s return of Sons of Anarchy, recipient of four nominations in EW’s 5th annual EWwys — a celebration of the Emmy-snubbed — it’s a good time to remind you that voting for the 2012 EWwys ends this Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Winners will be announced on Friday. View the drama nominees and vote here (there’s a poll after each category). Click here for the comedy nominees.

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Emmys: Snubs in Comedy? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
Emmys: Snubs in Drama? Vote to Make ‘em EWwy 2012 Winners!
EWwy Awards: ‘An election we all can agree on,’ says Rob Lowe
EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

EWwy Awards: 'An election we all can agree on,' says Rob Lowe

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It’s Day 3 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed, and today’s reminder comes courtesy of Rob Lowe, a nominee for Best Actor, Comedy, alongside his Parks and Recreation castmate Adam Scott, Community‘s Joel McHale, The Big Bang Theory‘s Johnny Galecki, and Up All Night‘s Will Arnett. Campaigning is not only welcome, it’s encouraged! Use the hashtag #EWwy.
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EWwy Awards 2012: Which Supporting Actor is the tougher race?

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It’s Day 2 of voting for EW’s 5th Annual EWwy Awards, honoring the shows and actors snubbed by the Emmys, and already, a themed has emerged in the comments: That Supporting Actor race is brutal — whether you’re talking drama or comedy.

The comedy nominees are Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, and Aziz Ansari, along with Community‘s Danny Pudi and Donald Glover. (Vote here.) The drama nominees are Fringe‘s John Noble, Boardwalk Empire‘s Michael Pitt, Mad Men‘s John Slattery, The Killing‘s Joel Kinnaman, and Justified‘s Walton Goggins. (Vote here.) Which category is tougher? We’re resisting the urge to type a new poll. Here’s what readers are saying: READ FULL STORY

'Community' creator Dan Harmon passes out at wedding

Since Sony Pictures Television gave Community mastermind Dan Harmon the boot, the writer has taken to musing on his ouster and answering fans’ questions on Reddit, among other things.  Apparently, those other things include officiating a wedding and then unceremoniously — or ceremoniously? — passing out.

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EW's 5th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed: Voting starts now!

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It’s September, which means it’s once again time for the EWwys, EW.com’s annual awards honoring the shows, actors, and actresses that should’ve been nominated for an Emmy but weren’t. This year’s nominees are a combination of those who made EW critic Ken Tucker’s Emmy wish list and those who readers felt were most grievously snubbed when the Emmy nominations were announced in July. Check out the nominees in the five EWwy Comedy categories and vote for your favorites hereClick through the nominees in the five EWwy Drama categories and cast your votes here. Polls will remain open through Sept. 13. Winners will be announced Sept. 14. There are trophies involved, to which two-time EWwy winner Courteney Cox can attest: READ FULL STORY

Pop culture's best and worst teachers: Who makes the grade? -- POLL

Great teachers are all alike, in a sense — they’re mentors, role models, lifelong inspirations. Terrible teachers, on the other hand, are all awful in different ways. Some are drunken burnouts, while others are obnoxious frauds or sexually amorphous jerks who invite their personal BDSM slaves to perform lewd acts in front of their fourth graders. (Okay, that last one is probably limited to South Park).

Still, TV shows and movies are filled with characters who exemplify both poles. And in honor of back-to-school season, PopWatch wants to know who you think deserves to be at the head of the class — as well as who needs to have their teaching certification revoked, pronto.

The rules: These polls focus on teachers, so school administrators (sorry, Principal Belding), librarians (ditto, Rupert Giles), coaches (adios, Sue Sylvester), headmistresses (good riddance, Matilda‘s Trunchbull) and guidance counselors (you too, Mr. Russo from Freaks and Geeks) weren’t eligible for inclusion. Otherwise, though, it’s anyone’s game. Will you exalt Mr. Feeny and denounce Professor Umbridge, or celebrate Dead Poets Society English teacher Mr. Keating while pooh-poohing Ms. Halsey of Bad Teacher? The choice is yours and yours alone — but here are your options. Don’t worry; we made sure to show our work.

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Which 'Community' cast member would win in a fight? Dan Harmon's money's on...

Community creator Dan Harmon is no longer running the NBC sitcom — but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped thinking about it. The ex-executive producer took to Reddit today for an AMA, or Ask Me Anything, with fans; unsurprisingly, most of the questions focused on the cult comedy he was fired from this spring.

Harmon gamely revealed his all-time favorite Community episode (season 2′s “Advanced Dungeons & Dragons”) and speculated about what might happen in the Harmon-less season 4 (expect Jeff to meet his dad). He also spent a lot of time carefully answering this query: “Who would win in a fist fight between all the cast?” Here’s Harmon’s exhaustive take:

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Matthew Perry's 'Go On': Deja vu on NBC?

There’s something familiar about Go On, a new sitcom NBC previewed after tonight’s Olympics coverage — and I’m not talking about star Matthew Perry’s latest variation on Chandler Bing.

The show centers on Perry as Ryan King, a slick sportscaster who’s just suffered a devastating loss. Though Ryan wants nothing more than to bury his feelings and get on with his life, his bro-y boss (John Cho) insists that Ryan get help before returning to work full-time. Ryan is resistant — “Therapy? It’s not in my blood. I go see a shrink, my dad will roll around in his grave. At least, I think he’s dead. We don’t talk about that kind of thing” — but eventually relents. He joins an ethnically and generationally diverse therapy group that meets in a dingy classroom — an assembly that also includes an uptight, shiny-haired Tracy Flick type, a middle-aged, motherly nurturer, an older gent, and an antisocial weirdo with a wide-eyed stare.

See what I’m getting at? From its premise to its characters to its very set, Go On contains more than a whiff of NBC’s Community — which seems odd from a business perspective, given that show’s notoriously low ratings.  READ FULL STORY

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