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  1. Everyone in Hollywood Is Envious. Mike White Is Willing to Talk About It.The director of Brad’s Status on his “craven” contemporaries, Dawson’s Creek and Enlightened, and whether he considers himself “successful.”
  2. candy
    You Should See Laura Dern Wearing a Badass T-Shirt With Her Face on ItEnjoy!
  3. vulture lists
    Beyond Big Little Lies: The 11 Greatest Laura Dern RolesFrom Blue Velvet to Wild, she is one of Hollywood’s most fascinating actresses.
  4. stay tuned
    Can I Convince Comedy Snobs to Stick With SNL?Plus: Please sell me on Enlightened.
  5. r.i.p.
    TV Regular James Rebhorn Has DiedThe Homeland actor was 65 years old.
  6. year in culture 2013
    Seitz’s Top Comedy Episodes of 2013See what our TV critic thought was the best of the best.
  7. 12 More TV Comedies That Netflix Should Resurrect From the DeadFunded by the collective prayers and wishes of the internet hive mind, with possibly some help from dubious business practices in Iraq1, […]
  8. HBO Cancels ‘Enlightened’; Somebody Start a Kickstarter Right Now After two excellent but low-rated seasons, HBO has canceled its critically-acclaimed comedy-drama Enlightened. HBO released a statement […]
  9. farewells
    HBO Cancels EnlightenedSometimes, it seems, ratings do matter to the pay cable network.
  10. Maria Bamford and the Cathartic Comedy of Mental IllnessMaria Bamford is launching a revolution from her microphone. In less than two years, Bamford has survived the death of her best friend — […]
  11. Fun Thing to Buy of the Day: ‘Enlightened’ Season 1It 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 […]
  12. ‘Enlightened’ Season 2 Review: It’s ‘The Wire,’ But FunnierSomething 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 […]
  13. postmortem
    Mike White on Enlightened’s Finale, and His Plan for Season ThreeIt would be set in the legal world.
  14. save this show
    Enlightened’s Amy Jellicoe: TV’s Most Tragic HeroineEveryone cries during Enlightened, right? Like, a lot?
  15. ‘Enlightened’ Creator Mike White on American Audiences’ Unfair Gender Bias “If I have a male protagonist, it’s a studio movie, and if it’s a female protagonist, it’s an indie movie. That’s just how it is. It’s not […]
  16. chat room
    Nashville’s Charles Esten on Deacon and Rayna“It’s not like a movie we’re going to wrap up: We’re together! The end!”
  17. the vulture transcript
    Mike White on Enlightened’s Tough Road“I’m in this anxious place, but I’m afraid this will be the best thing I ever do. I think it will be. That it might be over is sad.”
  18. inspiration
    Enlightened Is Trying to Be More Like HomelandJust a little.
  19. chat room
    Dermot Mulroney on Enlightened, True American“I don’t live in a cave, so I know that True American has become a national obsession.”
  20. You Can Watch New Episodes of ‘Girls’ and ‘Enlightened’ Early on HBO Go […]To avoid competing with the Super Bowl for ratings this Sunday, HBO has made the newest episode of its series Girls and Enlightened each […]
  21. profiles
    Mike White Would Like to Make You SquirmThe Enlightened showrunner on his proudly eccentric path.
  22. The Return of ‘Enlightened,’ TV’s Most Cinematic ComedyThe 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 […]
  23. tv review
    Seitz: Enlightened’s Heroine Is Still Deranged, But Not Totally Wrong The HBO comedy’s second season is brilliantly nuanced.
  24. Trailer for the New Season of EnlightenedTV overload.
  25. 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. […]
  26. HBO Sets ‘Girls’ and ‘Enlightened’ Return Date; Confirms Larry David MovieLast week we mentioned that Larry David’s rumored movie might end up on HBO. Today HBO confirmed as much. Also announced is that Enlightened […]
  27. scheduling
    Girls and Enlightened Return to HBO in JanuaryTen-episode seasons each.
  28. Potentially Emmy Nominated Actresses Discuss Being Funny and Farts and […] “So many Emmy roundtables so little time,” says everyone this month. “But they talk about farting on set,” says I! Also, this roundtable takes […]
  29. The 2011-12 TV Season’s Best New ComediesWe’re still in the midst of a golden age of television. At least, I think the era of quality programming that began with The Sopranos is still […]
  30. vulture lists
    Who Is HBO’s Biggest Asshole?Where does Kenny Powers rank in the network’s echelon of jerks?
  31. tv
    HBO Renews Enlightened, Cancels Bored to DeathHung and How to Make It in America got the ax, too.
  32. ratings roundup
    Ratings: All-American Muslim, Boardwalk Empire, Hell on WheelsAs well as ‘Luck,’ Bag of Bones,’ and ‘Enlightened.’
  33. Enlightened Recap: Straight to the Top“Well, I’m glad you’re happy. Because I want to die.”
  34. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: Mom’s-Eye ViewOut of Amy’s head and into her mother’s.
  35. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: Monkey Men“Why does something always have to be missing?”
  36. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: Doodles of Flowers“Just tell me one thing — did you hook up with him?”
  37. Enlightened’s Mike White on His Reluctant Return to TV and His Own Nervous BreakdownAfter Cracking Up ended, “I was like, ‘F-ck you all.’”
  38. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: Shadows Under the Water“You can try to escape the story of your life. But you can’t.”
  39. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: The Haves and Have-Nots“I imagine the love that they’re getting.”
  40. overnights
    Enlightened Recap: The Land of the Mole PeopleAmy gets her new job, and it’s in the windowless land of misfit toys and data entry.
  41. Is HBO Trying Too Hard To Be Edgy Instead of Funny?When was the last time you saw people blogging really excitedly about Bored to Death? Hung? Other than Curb Your Enthusiasm, does HBO have any […]
  42. ratings
    Cable Ratings: Results for Enlightened, RosieRosie O’Donnell did okay.
  43. overnights
    Enlightened Premiere Recap: Woman on the VergeHBO’s new Laura Dern–Mike White comedy begins.
  44. last night on late night
    Last Night on Late Night: Kim Kardashian Can’t Stand This About Kris HumphriesPlus: Anna Faris couldn’t recycle any of her old flames, and more, on our daily late-night roundup.
  45. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Stevens, KeoughPlus: Jonathan Demme to direct two episodes of Mike White’s HBO show.
  46. the industry
    Industry Roundup: Seyfried, EfronPlus: Haley Joel Osment to play a virgin teaching sex ed!
  47. the industry
    HBO Says Yes to Mike White’Enlightened’ gets picked up.
  48. the industry
    Luke Wilson to Play Messy Slob on TVPlus: Stacy Keach! Casey Wilson! Jessica Walter!
  49. the industry
    Big Mama’s House Series to Be a TrilogyPlus: Mike White gets a green light!
  50. the industry
    Leonardo DiCaprio and Ridley Scott Try the SomaPlus: Laura Dern and Mike White get ‘Enlightened’ on HBO.