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Watch This New Show to Find Out What the Dogs of Tompkins Really Think About You

Something strange is happening in the American psyche right now. Just a few years ago, the heroes of New York City-centric comedy TV were disconnected 20-somethings with suspiciously fancy apartments who wandered the earth clueless as to why no one wanted to date their flawless Tinder profile/soulless body. Now, they’re much tinier creatures that we rarely notice IRL and if we do, we’re like gagging and pointing and screaming: “Gawwwwd, I think that rat is bubonic.”

Hot on the hoofs of Louis CK’s The Secret Life of Pets, and HBO’s Animals (which just returned for season two), a new animated feature from Brooklyn-based animation company Cartuna offers a peek at what these city-dwelling creatures see in us humans. Obviously, it ain’t pretty.

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Jim Gaffigan Show Goes Back in Time with the Tenement Museum

via The Tenement Museum

via The Tenement Museum

Jim Gaffigan, one of our fave joke spinners and a stalwart crank of the Lower East Side, seems to be up to some new tricks at one of our favorite old neighborhood institutions, the Tenement Museum. The second season of Gaffigan’s eponymous show premieres on TV Land on June 19 (Father’s Day, fitting for the man whose shtick is corralling five kids around town).

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The Bedford Stop Does the Holidays, or How the Girls Survive Ft. Lauderdale ‘Clurbs’

Here’s a question for the ages– is The Bedford Stop still The Bedford Stop if the girls go to South Florida for the holidays? The title of the newest episode from Williamsburg’s most lovable residents, “Holidays Without Hollandaise,” implies that the girls are gonna be roughin’ it while holed up in America’s dangler. Whatever will they do without Cafe Colette? If you can stand to imagine an episode without brunch, then venture forth. Although given that Dubai is making moves to stage a junta of Williamsburg’s title for Most Depraved Brunch, we maybe would have preferred a special “City of Gold”-edition of America’s favorite reality show. Somebody get these girls a Fulbright grant.

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Stop Whatever You’re Doing The Bedford Stop Has a New Clip Out

Our favorite show of the millennium, The Bedford Stop has released a new clip (via Gothamist) and it’s imperative you drop whatever it is that you’re doing and see it. Because clearly, there’s nothing more “relevant” out there. As Alex told us over cocktails at Café Colette back in November, “Williamsburg is extremely relevant, the things we do are extremely relevant, and why not broadcast that if we have someone who’s willing and has the connections to do it?”

The fact that a reality show about brunching in Brooklyn now exists is clear indication that we’ve reached the Golden Age of Not-on-Television Television, which can only mean it’s all down hill from here, baby.

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Arrested Development Bingo

Calling all never nudes! And just regular AD fans, too. Hang out with your friends (and make new ones–how can you not love a stranger in jorts?) while watching Arrested Development and playing bingo. How it works is you look for things like the stair car and the banana stand, and if that’s on your bingo card, you put down a chip. Win a game and you’ll get either a free drink or frozen banana. But come as a never nude and you’ll get both automatically.

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D’ja See Jason Schwartzman On East 9th Today?

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

(Photo: Ilyse Liffreing)

A day after Jared Leto graced Bushwick with his presence yesterday, another actor/rocker, Jason Schwartzman, was in the East Village today. A source spotted the indie moppet on the set of Mozart in the Jungle, the Amazon original series he’s co-producing with Roman Coppola.
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Spoons, Toons & Booze

According the Nitehawk, the only thing missing from your weekend morning cartoons and cereal is booze. Compete in short contests with other cartoon-goers to decide which cartoon, out of 80 series from the ’30s to the ’90s, you want to watch. Your price for admission covers an all-you-can-eat cereal bar, replete with marshmallows, chocolate, and sugar poorly disguised as nutrition. And of course, choose drinks from a special selection of cocktails, or if you’re feeling bold, drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua in your cereal.

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Spoons, Toons & Booze

According the Nitehawk, the only thing missing from your weekend morning cartoons and cereal is booze. Compete in short contests with other cartoon-goers to decide which cartoon, out of 80 from the ’30s to the ’90s, you want to watch. Your price for admission covers an all-you-can-eat cereal bar, replete with marshmallows, chocolate, and sugar poorly disguised as nutrition. And of course, choose drinks from a special selection of cocktails, or if you’re feeling bold, drop a shot of Baileys or Kahlua in your cereal.

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David Schwimmer’s and Dennis Leary’s New TV Shows Filmed Today

At Beauty & Essex, filming took place today for the new ABC series  Irreversible (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

At Beauty & Essex, filming took place today for the new ABC series Irreversible (Photos: Jenna Marotta)

Before production on the new Richard Gere film rolls into the East Village, a pair of TV comedy pilots shot interior scenes nearby today.

Over at Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side, filming is underway for the David Schwimmer vehicle Irreversible. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Friends actor and Sixth Street resident will produce and star in the semi-improvised series on ABC, a reworking of Bilti Hafich, the most-watched original comedy on Israeli TV. Here is the trade magazine’s breakdown of Schwimmer’s character.
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Exclusive First Look: Amy Sedaris Guest-Stars on Broad City Next Week

For this Wednesday night’s episode of Broad City, the script called for a belligerent realtor with a neck brace and a penchant for creepy crafts. Comedy Central did fans old and young a favor by bringing back Amy Sedaris, who 15 years ago starred in her own series on the network, Strangers with Candy.

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It’s Movie Night at The Bowery Mission

(Courtesy Bowery Mission)

(Courtesy Bowery Mission)

It’s not all that often that church pews double as theater aisles at The Bowery Mission’s Lower East Side Chapel but that’s what happened today, as local homeless men sought refuge from the single-digit temperatures.

Staffers set the thermostat above 70 degrees and unspooled a projection screen to show DVDs of The Bible, a 10-part miniseries that aired on the History channel last March. (The Blind Side was screened during a previous film session.) A few dozen men wearing hooded sweatshirts and nylon jackets watched stories of Jesus, Moses and Sampson before a backdrop of Christmas tree garland and organ pipes.
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