Coming to CNN: The History of Comedy, exploring what makes us laugh, why, and how that’s influenced our social and political landscape throughout history.
I have never missed an episode of “Black-ish.” It’s one of my favorite television shows, smart, sophisticated, and very funny. I am a huge fan. But this week’s episode took things to another level as the Johnson family and Dre […]
Eugene Lee has designed sets for “Saturday Night Live’ since the very beginning in 1975. He spoke to the UK’s Creative Review about creating the look of the sketches and how technology and expectations have changed in 41 years. Lee […]
Twenty years after his last series premiered on television, 94-year-old Norman Lear is back with a reboot of one of his most popular series, showing that he is, as ever, not just a reflection of contemporary culture but willing to […]
In tribute to Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, HBO has moved the premiere date of the documentary about them, a festival favorite, and it premieres on Saturday, January 7, 2016 at 8 pm Eastern. Be sure to check out “Wishful […]
Neil Patrick Harris stars as the evil Count Olaf in the new Netflix series based on the wildly popular books by Lemony Snicket, A Series of Unfortunate Events.
In the mid-15th century, the royal House of Plantagenet had two rival groups that fought for control of the throne of England. On one side was the House of Lancaster, associated with a red rose, and on the other was […]
A brand new, all-star version of one of the most irresistible, if improbable, musicals of all time will be shown live on NBC tonight. It’s “Hairspray,” the story of efforts to integrate an afternoon television dance show for teenagers, inspired […]
I’m so excited about the reboot of “The Gilmore Girls,” coming to Netflix on November 25, 2016. Here’s what I wrote about the show in 2004: This week’s episode of “The Gilmore Girls” is the season finale, but for me […]
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominees for this year’s Critics Choice Awards. I was delighted to see nominations for the outrageous new series “Fleabag” and its creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Rod Lurie’s “Killing Reagan” get a nod […]