The Whole Crazy Process Of Creating A TV Show, From Pitch To Pilot

Right now, it's pilot season — which means you're going to be hearing about a lot of TV shows getting ordered. And then, nine months from now... most of those shows will not be on television. What is this mysterious crucible? Here's our step-by-step guide to the process of pitching a brand new television show. » 1/23/15 11:00am 1/23/15 11:00am

The Moment When Science Fiction Split off From Competence Porn

Science fiction used to be almost synonymous with "competence porn," stories about smart people who solve challenges by knowing what they're doing. But lately when it comes to movies and TV, it seems like Americans love competence porn, and they love science fiction... they just don't love them together. What happened? » 8/12/13 1:00pm 8/12/13 1:00pm

Designer creates a narrow house suspended between two sheets of fabric

Tanya Shukstelinsky's Cocoon project is a whimsical take on urban housing, imagining a world in which skinny dwellings are made from cleverly segregated sheets of fabric. » 7/07/13 8:30am 7/07/13 8:30am

This Chinese house sits in the middle of a brand-new road

What happens when you refuse to sell your house to make room for a new construction project? Lacking the balloons and helium to make an Up-ward escape, 67-year-old Luo Baogen of Xiayangzhang village and his wife decided to stay put, refusing the government's offer to purchase their property. So the government simply… » 11/24/12 5:00pm 11/24/12 5:00pm

What life looks like inside the world's narrowest house

Earlier this year, we told you about the construction of the Etgar Keret House, a residence in Warsaw that would measure a mere 133 centimeters across its widest spot. Now that house is a reality, wedged between two buildings, and we can see what this skinny house really looks like on the inside. » 11/18/12 4:00pm 11/18/12 4:00pm

What if other TV families had Game of Thrones house sigils?

Every Stark remembers that "Winter is Coming" and each Greyjoy must live by the words "We Do Not Sow," but what are words of Walking Dead's House Grimes, Breaking Bad's House White, and The Office's House Schrute? » 6/10/12 7:00am 6/10/12 7:00am

World's narrowest house will be less than 60 inches wide

While some architects are out to create lofty skyscrapers, Polish firm Centrala is shooting for the world's narrowest home. The house will be wedged between two larger buildings, and will sit just 133 centimeters at its widest spot. » 4/22/12 2:00pm 4/22/12 2:00pm

Fiction's favorite doctors get their heads stuck in Futurama's jars

When you call for a doctor in the 31st century, you have a wide choice of physicians. Hell, you can call up multiple versions of Neil Patrick Harris depending on whether you need a high school MD or a PhD in horribleness. Hopefully, you just want them for their minds. » 12/24/11 9:30am 12/24/11 9:30am

Which Sunday show are you more excited about: Game of Thrones, or Teen…

It's direwolves versus teen wolves! Next Sunday, MTV's new Teen Wolf series airs right after HBO's Game of Thrones adaptation. Which one are you more thrilled about? Vote in our awesome poll! » 5/30/11 9:00am 5/30/11 9:00am

This week's TV: Batman fights Star Sapphire, and the Avengers face…

Remember how we had a bunch of season finales last week? That was pretty awesome, huh? Unfortunately, though, it means one thing for this week's television: Kind of a slow week. But don't panic! There's still copious televisual greatness ahead! » 5/23/11 9:00am 5/23/11 9:00am

Season finales of Supernatural and Big Bang Theory bring H.P. Lovecraft…

Supernatural's sixth season comes to an end, with the first appearance of... H.P. Lovecraft! And The Big Bang Theory's season finale features Star Trek salaciousness. Plus Maria Hill vs. Hydra, Chuck's big day, and Family Guy Return of the Jedi! » 5/16/11 9:00am 5/16/11 9:00am

Smallville and Stargate Universe come to an end, and Neil Gaiman writes…

This week's television sees the last ever episodes of Smallville and Stargate Universe. Will Clark become Superman in time to save the Destiny? Plus season finales of Adventure Time, Vampire Diaries and Community. Orc Bikers! Daffy Duck's social climbing! Ghost-angst! » 5/09/11 9:00am 5/09/11 9:00am

Fringe gets apocalyptic, while Syfy has the week's second best Thor…

This week, Fringe season three comes to an explosive end. Adventure Time has an epic two-part story. Pirates attack on Doctor Who! Josh Holloway comes to Community! Lois Lane gets superpowers! But most of all, Thor comes to Syfy! » 5/02/11 9:00am 5/02/11 9:00am

This is the week of Chewbacca!

Let the Wookiee win the battle for your TV remote this week. Chewbacca comes to Star Wars: The Clone Wars for its one-hour season finale. Also: Superjail! is back on Cartoon Network. Camelot makes King Arthur gritty. » 3/28/11 9:00am 3/28/11 9:00am

This week's TV includes Batman and Superman, the Mongolian Death Worm,…

What's going on with Fauxlivia? We'll find out Friday. But also, this week's television offers a Superman/Batman team-up, the truth about the Mongolian Death Worm, and Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen fighting a Banshee. » 3/21/11 9:00am 3/21/11 9:00am

Pee-Wee Herman takes over HBO! And your future self gives useless…

This week's television holds many wonders: The return of Pee-Wee Herman! Isaiah Mustafa is back on Chuck. "Our" universe's Lincoln Lee appears on Fringe, and we've got the first clip. V's season finale goes all out! » 3/14/11 9:00am 3/14/11 9:00am

House Vs. Zombies! Television's best doctor battles the undead

We don't know how we missed this amazing scene from Monday night's House in which he battles an army of the undead, with his "axe-cane"... which transforms into a shotgun. » 3/09/11 12:15am 3/09/11 12:15am

Aliens will destroy the world if America's first black president and…

Aliens have it in for us on television this week. They're attacking on The Event, they're firing up reactors on V, they're facing off on Stargate Universe...and they're invading Los Angeles. Yes, there's a Battle of Los Angeles TV movie. » 3/07/11 9:00am 3/07/11 9:00am

In the Japanese cult classic Hausu, schoolgirls are eaten by an evil…

In Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 horror classic, House (a.k.a. Hausu), a band of plucky vacationing schoolgirls make the fatal mistake of spending summer vacation at a very hungry haunted house. » 3/06/11 6:15pm 3/06/11 6:15pm

Tricia Helfer is an evil mind-controller who seduces and destroys

Tricia Helfer has the most devastating power of all — she can control your mind and body. We say a tearful goodbye to The Cape, and welcome back all of your animated favorites. Bikini-clad ninjas attack! And much, much more. » 2/28/11 9:50am 2/28/11 9:50am