Thursday, September 20

After graduating from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, alumna Jessie Draper created "The Valley Girl Show," recently syndicated for a television deal with Fox. 
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Q&A: Alum Jesse Draper discusses TV show, ‘Women Breaking Barriers’ seminar

UCLA alumna Jesse Draper has played Barbies with Mattel CEO Robert Eckert, high-fived retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and rode Segways with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. Read more...

Photo: After graduating from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, alumna Jessie Draper created "The Valley Girl Show," recently syndicated for a television deal with Fox. (Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

After graduating from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, alumna Jessie Draper created "The Valley Girl Show," recently syndicated for a television deal with Fox. 
(Daniel Alcazar/Daily Bruin)

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld (right), will premiere its fifth season on Thursday.
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Up Next: ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ offers fresh look into lives of comics

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld (right), will premiere its fifth season on Thursday. (Crackle)

"Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," created by and starring Jerry Seinfeld (right), will premiere its fifth season on Thursday.
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Throwback Thursday: Classic Halloween films

Choosing to watch an older horror flick is a little bit like going trick-or-treating.   Sure, there seems to be a mountain of regrettable candy corn and chewy messes to sift through, but every once in a while, like a diamond in the rough, comes the deluxe, king-size chocolate bar of your dreams. Read more...

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Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" has been renewed for a third and final season consisting of 10 episodes. Columnist Savannah Tate argues that the show's fragmented plot makes it difficult to find a cohesive narrative.
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Up Next: Netflix renews ‘Hemlock Grove’ despite confusing plot, unoriginality

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" has been renewed for a third and final season consisting of 10 episodes. Columnist Savannah Tate argues that the show's fragmented plot makes it difficult to find a cohesive narrative. (Brooke Palmer/Netflix)

Netflix's "Hemlock Grove" has been renewed for a third and final season consisting of 10 episodes. Columnist Savannah Tate argues that the show's fragmented plot makes it difficult to find a cohesive narrative.
(Brooke Palmer/Netflix)

Halloween Music Playlist

Pumpkins, orange and black colors, and costumes may be the telling signs of Halloween. But there is nothing like hearing the cackles of a witch or the howls of a wolf to set a creepy – and festive – feel of the holiday. Read more...


"The Killing," a homicide thriller that was canceled from AMC in 2013, has been revived by Netflix with a six-episode final season.
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Up Next: Netflix revives ‘The Killing’ for satisfying series conclusion

The rise of original online programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: "The Killing," a homicide thriller that was canceled from AMC in 2013, has been revived by Netflix with a six-episode final season. (Netflix)

"The Killing," a homicide thriller that was canceled from AMC in 2013, has been revived by Netflix with a six-episode final season.
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"Really," a dramatic comedy, about couples in Chicago, often more potential than other Amazon Studios pilots this fall. 
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Up Next: New Amazon Studios pilots suffer from weak storytelling

The rise of online original programming has revolutionized the way we consume television. But are any of these new shows actually worth watching? Up Next highlights noteworthy original content from Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Studios and examines how the flexible online format functions within each show. Read more...

Photo: "Really," a dramatic comedy, about couples in Chicago, often more potential than other Amazon Studios pilots this fall. (Amazon Studios)

"Really," a dramatic comedy, about couples in Chicago, often more potential than other Amazon Studios pilots this fall. 
(Amazon Studios)