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Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: 'Enlightened' Season 1

It took a while for Enlightened to fully gain the public's recognition, but by the time it finished its second season this past Sunday, it had become one of the more talked-about shows on television. The emotional semi-comedy, created by and starring Laura Dern and Mike White (and featuring Jason Mantzoukas, Molly Shannon, Luke Wilson, and more) may or may not be returning to HBO next year for a third season, but in the meantime you can listen to all the buzz and pick up the first season to check it out. By the time you're done maybe the second season will on DVD already! [...]

The New Season of 'Enlightened' Looks Neat

Here's the trailer for the second season of HBO's acclaimed series Enlightened, which debuts on January 13th at 9:30, right after Girls. Created by Mike White and Laura Dern, Enlightened stars Dern as an unhinged woman trying to take down the evil company she works for from the inside. The show also stars Mike White, Diane Ladd, Luke Wilson, and Timm Sharp, with Jason Mantzoukas sticking his head in every now and then. Enlightened flew under a lot of people's radars when it aired its first season last year, but now that it's paired with Girls, you should start watching it immediately because it's real good.

'Enlightened' Season 2 Review: It's 'The Wire,' But Funnier

Something like a little less than one month ago, Patton Oswalt began to tweet his effusive praise of a show very few people had heard of. Like a virus, more and more people on Twitter began to speak the world of it, suddenly discovering that the half hour after Girls Sunday nights on HBO wasn't a test pattern, a talk show talking about Girls that just ends up being a conversation about Lena Dunham, or even a classic episode of Arli$$. Instead, they found a challenging, uncomfortable, intelligent, incredibly nuanced work that wasn't The Wire that is categorized as a "comedy," and featured a bunch of talented comedic actors. [...]

Potentially Emmy Nominated Actresses Discuss Being Funny and Farts and Vaginas

"So many Emmy roundtables so little time," says everyone this month. "But they talk about farting on set," says I! Also, this roundtable takes place around a square table, which makes it slightly more visually interesting. In the full, uncut version below they discuss hosting SNL, the non-controversy (or nontroversy) surrounding women being funny, and more.

The Return of 'Enlightened,' TV's Most Cinematic Comedy

The HBO comedy-drama Enlightened flew under a lot of people's radars when it premiered in the fall of 2011, scoring soft ratings but a Golden Globe win for star Laura Dern. HBO surprisingly kept the series around, renewing it for an eight-episode second season amidst a bloodbath of cancelations for the network's other low-rated comedies like Bored to Death, Hung, and How to Make It in America. Critical acclaim and awards attention might be what spurred HBO's decision to spare Enlightened, as well as an appreciation for creator Mike White's vision for the show. This season, which just kicked off last night, the network's putting more stock in the [...]