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Hanging Out In the ‘Writers’ Room’

Community‘s Jim Rash hosts Sundance’s Writers’ Room, which reveals what it’s like inside the writers’ rooms of televisions most popular shows. The show is not for everyone. Two types of people will like it: fans of the show being featured on that week’s episode and aspiring television writers, who will tune in for every episode. The former group will only watch an episode or two. They will agree with Zap2it‘s assessment of the show feeling like “a glorified DVD box set extra.” Aspiring television writers will disagree because the show provides important insight into how a writers’ room operates, such as some people stressing over how the story progresses and others taking the role of cheerleader.

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Weekly TV Update: July 16

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler leave American Idol.

More American Idol news: Will Aretha Franklin be a new judge?

Aleve may have discovered a way to gets its advertising past a DVR.

Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management keeps losing viewers.

Breaking Bad started a new season last night. Ken Tucker has a review of the show.

Dish Subscribers Will Have Access to Breaking Bad Premiere

At the end of last month, Dish Network dropped AMC from its service. However, all is not lost for fans of AMC’s Breaking Bad. The network is making the season 5 premiere of Breaking Bad available via a live stream at www.amctv.com/breakingbad4dish. Dish customers will be able to register for access to the live stream beginning today at 3pm. The live stream will begin this Sunday at 10pm, which is the same time Breaking Bad will begin its fifth season on AMC.

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