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The Year of the Worst Series Finales

Fair warning: spoilers.

Series finales are always bittersweet. It means that a beloved show is coming to an end but now we don’t have to suffer all of those emotional traumas. Generally, series finales tend to be great masterpieces that tie all loose ends. This year, on the other hand, we were presented with rushed and just down right disappointing series finales. It seemed like as each show ended, you’d hear someone on the Internet commenting, “well this beats [insert show that recently ended] for worst finale ever”

Dexter

I’m going to get this one out of the way. I have not watched this show, but I plan on watching it one day. I’m not going to go into why it was terrible in fear that it will ruin something from the first four seasons. That’s when you’re supposed to stop watching Dexter, right?

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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 2

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

MTV has a recap of last night’s BET Awards performances. Entertainment Weekly has a full list of winners.

Dexter fans will be disappointed. Executive producer Sara Colleton confirmed that Dexter is definitely ending after season 8.

Erin Andrews leaves ESPN. She will now host her own show on Fox Sports.

If you’re still interested in The Newsroom, Vulture has a review of the latest episode.

Seth MacFarlane’s Ted topped the box office this weekend. How similar is it to Family Guy?

Have Time Warner Cable or DirecTV? Showtime May Be Free This Weekend

Sorry to get your hopes up, but this is only available in New York City and Los Angeles. Showtime is free this weekend so that Emmy voters can watch the “Best in SHO” Emmy Free Preview marathon. The good news is that if you live in those two cities you don’t have to be able to be an Emmy voter in order to benefit.

If you are a subscriber to Time Warner Cable or DirecTV and live in New York City or Los Angeles, from now until June 17 you will be able to watch Showtime, Showtime HD, and Showtime on Demand through marathons and full seasons available On Demand.

The list of shows available to watch is after the jump.

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Weekly TV Update: May 21

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

The Wall Street Journal reports that network “TV Embraces Its Dark Side” with new shows inspired by the success of The Walking Dead and Dexter.

For more news on the upcoming Fall season, check out Philly.com.

Less than a week since Dan Harmon was fired, Community has new showrunners.

Kristen Wiig leaves Saturday Night Live.

The series finale of House is tonight. The Tampa Bay Times has some observations about the show.

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