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Greg Poehler had the perfect subject for his first sitcom - his own life. After falling in love with a Swedish women, Poehler left his life in NYC and followed her home. Now, he's turned his initial culture shock into a hit sitcom in both countries.
Along the way, he also learned a thing or two about communicating in his new country. Here are few tips Poehler has for your next trip to Sweden.
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From the airline that brought you a channel dedicated to a 7-hour train trip through Norway now comes a channel devoted to nonstop cuteness. Debuting this September on British Airways' long-haul flights, "Paws and Relax" will initially lead off with the comic series "Simon’s Cat," the documentary "The Secret Life of Cats," and the awwww-inspiring "America’s Cutest Dog."
It's obviously a departure from the usual in-flight fare of almost-new movie releases and TV series from B-list actors, but "Paws and Relax" is based on the very real research that watching cute animals lowers blood pressure and facilitates relaxation. The goal? To "enhance the wellbeing of customers" flying BA.
VisitScotland is taking full advantage of the hype surrounding the new Starz series Outlander by launching a map of Outlander locations for fans of the books and the show.
The online guide brings visitors to genuine locations from Diana Gabaldon's first two novels and includes Scotland's must-see historic sites. Some of the highlighted locations include the Holyrood Palace, Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness, and Fort William, which plays an important role in the novels.
If you love celery, the '90s, and putting birds on things, then IFC has a new sweepstakes just for you.
The network is giving one fan the chance be a Portlandia local, at least for a few days, with a trip to Portland and a walk on role in the show.
After playing Howard Hughes in 2004's The Aviator, Leonard DiCaprio is helping bring the story of another famous pilot to the masses.
DiCaprio is one of the producers of Paramount TV's event series Lindbergh, based on A. Scott Berg’s biography about the life of Charles Lindbergh who rose to fame after making the first solo non-stop flight from New York to Paris in 1927. The movie will also follow the kidnapping of his young child in 1932 which became one of biggest news stories of the time.
Who was it that once said, "Live every week like it's Shark Week?" Ah yes, it was 30 Rock character Tracy Jordan, by way of Kenneth the Page quoting him. Never have we heard a more inspirational saying. Even better would be adding that it's never too early to start planning for the real Shark Week, the blessed period of seven days when The Discovery Channel airs episodes of "Air Jaws Apocalypse" and any ocean-related episode of Mythbusters.
Shark Week 2014 is planned for the week of August 10 and it'll be celebrating its 27th Anniversary. Begin issuing those BBQ e-vites and set up your Facebook Event for a viewing party of "25 Best Shark Bites," because The Discovery Channel always seems to pick that time of the year when we've had just about enough of the summer, and just want to sit inside with the A/C blasting and the TV on. Suffice it to say that we cannot wait.
[Photos: Discovery Channel]
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There once was a time long, long ago when we breathlessly reported the globe-hopping antics of the reality TV show Amazing Race. Alas, we gave up after Season 18 and, now that they're still going strong with what surely must be Season 81, all the Amazing Race excitement fails to raise even an eyebrow.
That is, until we heard about Amazing Race Canada.
The competitors north of the border are the usual mix of cutesy couples, inspiring athletes, and curmudgeonly strange bedfellows; the destinations are as exotic and far-flung as ever; alas, it's the grand prize that's worth sitting up for.
The winning team of Amazing Race Canada's Season 2 will receive $250,000 CAD, two Chevrolet Silverados, gas for life from Petro-Canada, and a year of unlimited Business Class travel on Air Canada.
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Fun fact: BBC's Top Gear is the most popular automotive show in history, broadcasting in about 170 different countries. Hundreds of millions of people tune in and watch the ragtag trio of presenters race, destroy cars, and chide each other in the process every week, so there is a pretty good chance you're one of those fans. If so, good news! The Top Gear Test Track is now open to the public, for a price of course.
That’s right. You can drive on the same track at Dunsfold Park (near Guildford in Surrey) where they do most of their tests and challenges, visit the Top Gear TV Studio, and catch a glimpse of that looming Boeing 747 in the process. The Top Gear Track Experience, as it's called, offers 8 different options ranging from the “Star In a Reasonably Priced Car” timed laps to off-roading in a Land Rover Defender.
One of our favorite shows, Airplane Repo, is gearing up for another season on the Discovery Channel.
The crew will once again be hunting down and recovering high-value assets from the richest people in the world. In past seasons, the repo team has dealt with everything from violent altercations to flying damaged planes.
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With the Starz series Outlander about to debut, there is more interest than ever in the books which inspired the show, not to mention the Scotland locations where both are set.
There are several tour companies throughout Scotland now offering Outlander tours, including Vacation Scotland's Outlandish Adventures, a 7-day exploration of book locations, from Edinburgh to the Isle of Skye.
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San Diego Comic-Con is just a week away and this year there will be no shortage of TV panels for fans to attend. More than 60 television shows will be represented at SDCC, taking place in the San Diego Convention Center July 24 - 27.
Since it can be overwhelming to pick and choose which to attend, here's our Top Ten Must-See TV Panels at SDCC 2014.
Game of Thrones filming locations are so hot right now even the Queen is paying the show's Northern Ireland sets a visit.
There are several ways to see GoT sites in Northern Ireland but one of the newest tours includes a workout.