Can actors playing stressed-out emergency room doctors develop real symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder? If any actors are susceptible, it would be the ones in "Code Black."
The new "Daily Show" ended with an old bit -- the show's customary "Moment of Zen" -- but it was a "Moment of Cringe" that was more startling. It came about two-thirds into Monday night's show, which marked the debut of Trevor Noah, 31, as the new host replacing Jon Stewart.
The show biz trade press seem to have decided that the Live+3 ratings should now be reported with the same enthusiasm they formerly reserved for the just-plain ratings. The stories began appearing in the last few days, reflecting the first official week of the new fall television season last week.
As September draws to a close, it seems appropriate to take a look back at the gaggle of presidential candidates who flocked to the late-night shows this month.
Where have all the "Heroes" gone? Gone elsewhere, some of them. That's the key question and answer for fans of the original "Heroes" series on NBC which will be revived tonight with a sequel series called "Heroes Reborn" five years after it was last seen.
In the space of about eight months, MSNBC's afternoon lineup of personalities went from Ronan Farrow to Brian Williams. By almost any measure, this has to be considered a step up -- despite the uphill battle Williams faces to rehabilitate his reputation and reestablish trust in his audience (should he be so lucky to attract one).
"The Muppets" is just like "30 Rock," only with puppets. Kermit is Liz Lemon. Miss Piggy is a combination of Tracy Jordan and Jenna Maroney. The other characters in "The Muppets," premiering Tuesday night on ABC, are like the supporting players in "30 Rock" -- writers, assistants and other studio personnel who are all involved in the production of a fictional TV show.
Isn't life complicated enough already? Apparently it's not -- at least for the creators of two new fanciful dramas premiering Monday night to officially kick off the new fall season.
If TV is everywhere, then hasn't the TV industry won? This question arises as the TV biz prepares to strut its stuff Sunday at the Emmy Awards -- "The 67th Prime Time Emmy Awards" starts at 8 p.m. Eastern on Fox.
NBC's announcement earlier this week that Arnold Schwarzenegger will replace Donald Trump on "The Celebrity Apprentice" raises so many questions and creates so many tantalizing angles to explore that one hardly knows where to begin.