• TV's Golden Ages: It All Depends On How You Look At Them
    A 1982 episode of "Taxi" contains a scene that I often cite to illustrate my own personal belief that TV has had many golden ages.
  • Trump Team Detects Anti-Donald Bias In TV Dramas: Reports
    MSNBC isn't the only place on TV where anti-Trump plot lines are the order of the day. Scripted shows from broadcast TV to pay cable are getting in on the act now,
  • IFC's 'Brockmire' Is The Best New Comedy Of The Year So Far
    "Brockmire" is about as rare as a rainbow in a desert -- a TV show that made me say, "Hey, this is something different." And also: "Thank Heaven."
  • With F-Words And Ads, FX Has Become HBO With Commercials
    If some advertisers are OK with the adult content in "FEUD," viewers might not be OK with the commercials.
  • Families Behaving Frantically: ABC's Comedy Formula
    ABC's new show "Imaginary Mary" contains at least two cliches so often used in shows like this: the dreaded narrator and the frantic breakfast.
  • Why I Dislike Facebook: It's The P.R. Version Of Everybody's Life
    On Facebook, everybody's lives are swell and peachy keen. In short, Facebook does not reflect reality.
  • The Game Show King
    I have long considered Chuck Barris to be one of the true titans of television. Barris was a showman, who also gave the impression that he was somewhat eccentric.
  • Free Advice For NBC Late-Night Publicists: Get Rid Of This Photo
    Jimmy Fallon's playful hair-tousling of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump on "The Tonight Show" last September may or may not be one of the reasons viewers are abandoning Fallon and flocking to Stephen Colbert on CBS.
  • Fox Now Seeks To Join 'National Conversation' On Race
    Who better than Fox to lead us into a discussion of race relations and police brutality?
  • Tim Allen's Germany-Hollywood Comparison: What He Really Said
    Instead of invoking the the n-word -- in this case, "Nazi" -- in decrying the intolerance that grips Hollywood these days, Allen made a remark comparing Hollywood to " '30s Germany."
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