After 13 years, Tom Scharpling's influential comedy/music radio show The Best Show on WFMU came to an end last night, with one final three-hour installment that featured a lot of firsts (and lasts) for the program.
After Scharpling was sabotaged by a pair of bad headphones right off the bat, he kicked off a jam-packed goodbye show (which you can listen to here) by taking a string of calls that resulted in him doing a lot of what he does best: talking to kids, getting frustrated by a bunch of lunkheads, and Bad Company-ing his last caller. We also got final visits from Gary the Squirrel and newly-married [...]
It looks like Adam Scott's series of Adult Swim specials, The Greatest Event in Television History, are coming to an end next year. During an interview with Splitsider promoting his new movie A.C.O.D., Scott said Greatest Event will be concluding after its next two installments (the full interview with Scott will run tomorrow). The last two specials, the third and fourth in the series, will air November 7th and sometime in February or March, respectively. "It's a lot of work for such a short, stupid thing, so that's why I think we're gonna wrap it up here after the next two," Scott explains. "Just because it's sort of [...]
After 14 years (on and off), seven seasons, and two networks, Futurama is endings its run with one final episode tonight. Comedy Central, who revived the series in 2010, opted to cancel it in April. Tonight's final episode, entitled "Meanwhile," finds Professor Farnsworth introducing a device that can transport people back in time 10 seconds, while Fry proposes to Leela once more. And as is required by law for TV shows these days, there's a Chris Hardwick hosted aftershow and preshow online.