Posted: 2020-08-07 09:00:00
Scientists, artists, thinkers, activists and journalists gather for meals and conservation in the new Amazon Prime show. "We have to sit at the table," says host Diego Luna....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:00:56
The animated series spoofs Trek with in-jokes and easter eggs and even if the gags aren't yet firing on all nacelles, the premise — Starfleet's D-listers — holds promise....
Seth Rogen Finds Himself (Twice) In 'An ...

Seth Rogen Finds Himself (Twice) In 'An American Pickle'


In a new film streaming on HBO Max, Rogen plays both a Polish immigrant who wakes up 100 years after falling into a pickle barrel and the great-grandson into whose modern life he emerges....
Posted: 2020-08-04 11:00:25
Seth Rogen Finds Himself (Twice) In 'An American Pickle'
In a new film streaming on HBO Max, Rogen plays both a Polish immigrant who wakes up 100 years after falling into a pickle barrel and the great-grandson into whose modern life he emerges....
'I'll Be Gone In The Dark' She...

'I'll Be Gone In The Dark' Sheds Light On Both Justice And Its Pursuers


By the end of the HBO docuseries, you may not know much more about the case writer Michelle McNamara pursued until her death. But you will know more about the price of that pursuit....
Posted: 2020-08-03 09:00:59
'I'll Be Gone In The Dark' Sheds Light On Both Justice And Its Pursuers
By the end of the HBO docuseries, you may not know much more about the case writer Michelle McNamara pursued until her death. But you will know more about the price of that pursuit....
BuzzFeed Reporter On 'Ellen Show' A...

BuzzFeed Reporter On 'Ellen Show' Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment


NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with journalist Krystie Lee Yandoli about the multiple allegations of workplace harassment and a toxic culture at The Ellen DeGeneres Show....
Posted: 2020-08-02 09:05:00
BuzzFeed Reporter On 'Ellen Show' Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct, Harassment
NPR's David Folkenflik speaks with journalist Krystie Lee Yandoli about the multiple allegations of workplace harassment and a toxic culture at The Ellen DeGeneres Show....

Posted: 2020-08-02 12:02:00
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks to Kermit the Frog (YES! Kermit!) about his new Disney Plus show, Muppets Now....
Posted: 2020-08-02 07:00:09
The actor, who became an Internet sensation for his pronunciation of "diabetes" in a Liberty Mutual ad, died Saturday morning at a Utah hospital....
Black And White Emmy Nominations Prompt #Lati...

Black And White Emmy Nominations Prompt #LatinosAreOnTVToo


While the 2020 Emmy nominations announced this week were notable for the number of Black shows and creators, they were woefully lacking representation of Latinx talent....
Posted: 2020-07-31 09:00:42
Black And White Emmy Nominations Prompt #LatinosAreOnTVToo
While the 2020 Emmy nominations announced this week were notable for the number of Black shows and creators, they were woefully lacking representation of Latinx talent....
'Muppets Now' Proves: It's Not...

'Muppets Now' Proves: It's Not Easy To Capture The Old Muppet Magic


A new comedy from The Muppets Studio features familiar characters and a few new ones. But the Disney+ series isn't nearly as funny as the original — and many of its sketches go on too long...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:04:07
'Muppets Now' Proves: It's Not Easy To Capture The Old Muppet Magic
A new comedy from The Muppets Studio features familiar characters and a few new ones. But the Disney+ series isn't nearly as funny as the original — and many of its sketches go on too long...
Remembering Regis Philbin, Prolific Talk And ...

Remembering Regis Philbin, Prolific Talk And Game Show Personality


The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? host, who died July 24, held the Guinness World Record for clocking more hours on camera than anyone else in the history of TV. Originally broadcast in 201...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:04:07
Remembering Regis Philbin, Prolific Talk And Game Show Personality
The Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? host, who died July 24, held the Guinness World Record for clocking more hours on camera than anyone else in the history of TV. Originally broadcast in 201...

Posted: 2020-07-31 03:08:57
Three of the show's executive producers have been accused of sexual misconduct among complaints made by 36 former staffers to BuzzFeed News. DeGeneres has apologized and pledged change....
Posted: 2020-07-31 10:04:00
A new documentary chronicling the formation, rise and break-up of the iconic group hits all the familiar Behind the Music beats, but does so with a bracing, clear-eyed candor....
Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why Ther...

Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why There Is No Hope' In His New Show


NPR's David Greene talks to John Cleese, best known for being part of the Monty Python comedy troop, the TV series Fawlty Towers and the movie A Fish Called Wanda, about his virtual one-man ...
Posted: 2020-07-31 09:11:00
Funny Guy John Cleese Riffs On 'Why There Is No Hope' In His New Show
NPR's David Greene talks to John Cleese, best known for being part of the Monty Python comedy troop, the TV series Fawlty Towers and the movie A Fish Called Wanda, about his virtual one-man ...
HBO's 'Weight Of Gold' Examine...

HBO's 'Weight Of Gold' Examines Olympians' Psychological Struggles


A new HBO documentary explores the mental health challenges of Olympic athletes. The Weight Of Gold is deep and revealing. It is also problematically not diverse....
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
HBO's 'Weight Of Gold' Examines Olympians' Psychological Struggles
A new HBO documentary explores the mental health challenges of Olympic athletes. The Weight Of Gold is deep and revealing. It is also problematically not diverse....
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Under...

'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Under Internal Investigation


A bubbly daytime talk show with a "be kind" ethos faces accusations of toxic workplace behavior off set, including firings of staff who took medical or bereavement leave as well as racist co...
Posted: 2020-07-28 10:03:19
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Is Under Internal Investigation
A bubbly daytime talk show with a "be kind" ethos faces accusations of toxic workplace behavior off set, including firings of staff who took medical or bereavement leave as well as racist co...

Posted: 2020-07-28 05:28:44
Netflix wins big, Watchmen gets the love it deserves, and other notes on Tuesday's Emmy nominations in this unusual season....
Posted: 2020-07-28 11:24:00
Bugs Bunny, the iconic cartoon character, made his official debut in the 1940 Oscar nominated short, The Wild Hare. The Looney Tunes standout was first voiced by actor Mel Blanc....
Final Season Of 'Last Chance U' Foc...

Final Season Of 'Last Chance U' Focuses On Laney College Football


The fifth and final season of Last Chance U — Netflix's verité series — is its best. It follows the football team at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., through a rocky season....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Final Season Of 'Last Chance U' Focuses On Laney College Football
The fifth and final season of Last Chance U — Netflix's verité series — is its best. It follows the football team at Laney College in Oakland, Calif., through a rocky season....
Regis Philbin, Longtime TV Host, Dies At 88...

Regis Philbin, Longtime TV Host, Dies At 88


Philbin rose to fame with the nationally syndicated program Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and enjoyed continuing success as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He would have been 89 in ...
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:45:00
Regis Philbin, Longtime TV Host, Dies At 88
Philbin rose to fame with the nationally syndicated program Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, and enjoyed continuing success as host of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. He would have been 89 in ...
Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking'...

Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking' Is The Talk Of India — And Not In A Good Way


The TV series, which debuted on the streaming service this month, has sparked debates about colorism, classism and caste-ism....
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:01:09
Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking' Is The Talk Of India — And Not In A Good Way
The TV series, which debuted on the streaming service this month, has sparked debates about colorism, classism and caste-ism....

Posted: 2020-07-24 08:16:00
Netflix's Floor Is Lava is an obstacle-course competition show premised on a children's game. It's like American Ninja Warrior meets Honey, I Shrunk The Kids — but with pits of "lava" to a...
Posted: 2020-07-23 09:01:00
The premise of the Netflix game show may be simple, but the gurgling goop is not. The magma is the result of months of work by Hollywood's top slime manufacturers. Fun fact: It smells like b...
'I May Destroy You' Let Michaela Co...

'I May Destroy You' Let Michaela Coel Explore Dangerous Areas In A Safe Place


In the HBO drama, a young woman is drugged and sexually assaulted — and then must piece together what happened to her. Coel wrote, directed and stars in the show, which is based on her own...
Posted: 2020-07-22 04:19:16
'I May Destroy You' Let Michaela Coel Explore Dangerous Areas In A Safe Place
In the HBO drama, a young woman is drugged and sexually assaulted — and then must piece together what happened to her. Coel wrote, directed and stars in the show, which is based on her own...
Alex Trebek Is Here To Tell You, 'The An...

Alex Trebek Is Here To Tell You, 'The Answer Is ...'


The Jeopardy! host didn't plan to write an autobiography. "I'm just a quiz show host who's been doing the same job for 36 years," he says. But writing the book gave him "a great deal of sati...
Posted: 2020-07-21 09:04:00
Alex Trebek Is Here To Tell You, 'The Answer Is ...'
The Jeopardy! host didn't plan to write an autobiography. "I'm just a quiz show host who's been doing the same job for 36 years," he says. But writing the book gave him "a great deal of sati...
In 'The Answer Is ...' Jeopardy! Ho...

In 'The Answer Is ...' Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Carefully Curates His Responses


In his new memoir, the TV icon reflects on his cancer diagnosis and presents brief, sometimes compelling glimpses into his history, as he aims to convince the world he's just an average guy....
Posted: 2020-07-21 08:00:02
In 'The Answer Is ...' Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Carefully Curates His Responses
In his new memoir, the TV icon reflects on his cancer diagnosis and presents brief, sometimes compelling glimpses into his history, as he aims to convince the world he's just an average guy....

Posted: 2020-07-18 01:00:54
In a new HBO documentary, current and former child actors from Wil Wheaton to Todd Bridges to Evan Rachel Wood talk about abuse, money, work and finding your way as an adult....
Posted: 2020-07-17 06:57:51
A judge says the Oscar-winning actress's discrimination and retaliation suit against Netflix can move forward....
Saving The World — But First, A Haiku — I...

Saving The World — But First, A Haiku — In 'Ghost Of Tsushima'


Sucker Punch's new samurai combat game gives players a gorgeous open world to explore, haikus to write and enemies to defeat — but the characters can be flat, leading to moments of dull ga...
Posted: 2020-07-17 06:00:05
Saving The World — But First, A Haiku — In 'Ghost Of Tsushima'
Sucker Punch's new samurai combat game gives players a gorgeous open world to explore, haikus to write and enemies to defeat — but the characters can be flat, leading to moments of dull ga...
2 New Shows, 'David Makes Man' And ...

2 New Shows, 'David Makes Man' And 'Twenties,' Are Now Available For Streaming


David Makes Man, a series about a Black teenager dealing with his friend's death, debuted on HBO Max. Showtime has released Twenties, a show about a young Black woman learning to navigate li...
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
2 New Shows, 'David Makes Man' And 'Twenties,' Are Now Available For Streaming
David Makes Man, a series about a Black teenager dealing with his friend's death, debuted on HBO Max. Showtime has released Twenties, a show about a young Black woman learning to navigate li...
Peacock, NBC's New Streaming Service, Is...

Peacock, NBC's New Streaming Service, Isn't Quite Must-See TV


Peacock launches with thousands of hours of old programs, plus a sampling of new ones. Most of the new shows are just average — except for Intelligence and The Capture, which are worth cat...
Posted: 2020-07-16 06:14:23
Peacock, NBC's New Streaming Service, Isn't Quite Must-See TV
Peacock launches with thousands of hours of old programs, plus a sampling of new ones. Most of the new shows are just average — except for Intelligence and The Capture, which are worth cat...

Posted: 2020-07-15 09:02:52
The last announced major streaming service debuts widely. It's NBCUniversal's Peacock. Here's what it offers and how it stacks up against everything else out there....
Posted: 2020-07-14 05:14:09
SNL "Weekend Update" co-anchor Colin Jost acknowledges that his clean-cut image sometimes rubs people the wrong way. "When I get hurt or hit on camera," he says, "the audience really loves i...
'Mythbusters' Star Grant Imahara, E...

'Mythbusters' Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49


Imahara was best known as a member of the "Build Team" on the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. A constant tinkerer, he was undaunted by even the most outlandish technical challenges....
Posted: 2020-07-14 04:33:50
'Mythbusters' Star Grant Imahara, Electrical Engineer And Robotics Wiz, Dies At 49
Imahara was best known as a member of the "Build Team" on the Discovery Channel's Mythbusters. A constant tinkerer, he was undaunted by even the most outlandish technical challenges....
Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be...

Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera


Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take no prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was also an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers....
Posted: 2020-07-13 05:36:12
Body Found In California Lake, Presumed To Be 'Glee' Actor Naya Rivera
Rivera was best known for her role as Santana Lopez, a take no prisoners cheerleader/singer on Glee for six seasons. That character was also an inspiration for young LGBTQ viewers....
In 'Perry Mason,' Matthew Rhys Live...

In 'Perry Mason,' Matthew Rhys Lives Out His Boyhood Noir Fantasies


Welsh actor Matthew Rhys says his version of the iconic criminal defense attorney is more hardboiled than the one Raymond Burr played on TV: "He's a man who kind of lives on whiskey and ciga...
Posted: 2020-07-13 04:53:19
In 'Perry Mason,' Matthew Rhys Lives Out His Boyhood Noir Fantasies
Welsh actor Matthew Rhys says his version of the iconic criminal defense attorney is more hardboiled than the one Raymond Burr played on TV: "He's a man who kind of lives on whiskey and ciga...

Posted: 2020-07-13 09:08:00
Last year, Chelsea Handler made a Netflix documentary called Hello, Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea, in which she explored white privilege. She asks how to be a better white person to people of ...
Posted: 2020-07-13 12:21:46
A top writer for Fox News' Tucker Carlson resigns after CNN revealed his racist and sexist posts, reviving criticism of Carlson's commentaries. Carlson is set to address the controversy Mond...
TV Review: 'P-Valley'...

TV Review: 'P-Valley'


P-Valley is a new drama on Starz about black strippers working a club in the Mississippi Delta. It's one of the year's most provocative dramas....
Posted: 2020-07-12 09:13:00
TV Review: 'P-Valley'
P-Valley is a new drama on Starz about black strippers working a club in the Mississippi Delta. It's one of the year's most provocative dramas....
Playright Katori Hall Discusses Evocative New...

Playright Katori Hall Discusses Evocative New Starz Show, 'P-Valley'


NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with award-winning playwright Katori Hall about P-Valley, a new series based on her play, set in a Mississippi Delta strip club....
Posted: 2020-07-12 11:57:00
Playright Katori Hall Discusses Evocative New Starz Show, 'P-Valley'
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with award-winning playwright Katori Hall about P-Valley, a new series based on her play, set in a Mississippi Delta strip club....
Amy Schumer Takes Viewers Behind The Scene In...

Amy Schumer Takes Viewers Behind The Scene In New Docu-Series


NPR's Scott Simon speaks to comedian Amy Schumer about her new docu-series Expecting Amy....
Posted: 2020-07-11 11:54:00
Amy Schumer Takes Viewers Behind The Scene In New Docu-Series
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to comedian Amy Schumer about her new docu-series Expecting Amy....

Posted: 2020-07-11 11:54:00
Looney Tunes turns 90 this year and HBO Max is launching a new series of cartoons, along with a new soundtrack composed by Joshua Moshier....
Posted: 2020-07-10 01:00:24
Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas....
Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho ...

Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho Mucho Amor'


Walter Mercado found his way into many tens of millions of homes as a television astrologer. A new Netflix documentary looks at his life and what he meant to the people who watched him....
Posted: 2020-07-08 11:00:11
Walter Mercado, Remembered, With 'Mucho Mucho Amor'
Walter Mercado found his way into many tens of millions of homes as a television astrologer. A new Netflix documentary looks at his life and what he meant to the people who watched him....
Padma Lakshmi, Model, Actor And TV Host, Says...

Padma Lakshmi, Model, Actor And TV Host, Says Above All, She's A Writer


The Top Chef host started out as a model/actress, never intending to have a career in food. But she loved to cook and to write down recipes. Her new show, Taste the Nation, explores immigran...
Posted: 2020-07-06 05:29:34
Padma Lakshmi, Model, Actor And TV Host, Says Above All, She's A Writer
The Top Chef host started out as a model/actress, never intending to have a career in food. But she loved to cook and to write down recipes. Her new show, Taste the Nation, explores immigran...
Seamless And Moving, 'Hamilton' Str...

Seamless And Moving, 'Hamilton' Streaming Works Stunningly Well


Filmed in 2016 when the actors were at the height of their comfort and performance levels, the steadycam and close-ups make the Broadway sensation impressively impactful on the small screen....
Posted: 2020-07-03 04:25:38
Seamless And Moving, 'Hamilton' Streaming Works Stunningly Well
Filmed in 2016 when the actors were at the height of their comfort and performance levels, the steadycam and close-ups make the Broadway sensation impressively impactful on the small screen....

Posted: 2020-07-03 04:25:38
We listen to archival interviews with Reiner, who died June 29; with Mary Tyler Moore, who worked with Reiner on The Dick Van Dyke Show; and with Mel Brooks, a longtime friend and collaborat...
Posted: 2020-07-03 11:06:00
Hamilton heads to Disney Plus this weekend. And a YouTube parody brings the coronavirus pandemic pro-mask/anti-mask debate to a head with lyrics written to match music from the Broadway smas...
Patrick Stewart On His Return To 'Star T...

Patrick Stewart On His Return To 'Star Trek': 'I'm Braver Now Than I Was'


Stewart is back as Jean-Luc Picard in the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. He says he's changed as an actor over the years: "I am not averse to risk-taking and I don't judge myself."...
Posted: 2020-07-02 04:13:48
Patrick Stewart On His Return To 'Star Trek': 'I'm Braver Now Than I Was'
Stewart is back as Jean-Luc Picard in the CBS All Access series Star Trek: Picard. He says he's changed as an actor over the years: "I am not averse to risk-taking and I don't judge myself."...
New 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Is C...

New 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Is Casting 'Funny Looking' Actors


If you don't have a conventional appearance but want to make your break in Hollywood, try auditioning for the new Lord of the Rings series....
Posted: 2020-07-01 09:16:08
New 'Lord Of The Rings' Series Is Casting 'Funny Looking' Actors
If you don't have a conventional appearance but want to make your break in Hollywood, try auditioning for the new Lord of the Rings series....
'Do Right By Us': Black 'Survi...

'Do Right By Us': Black 'Survivor' Alums Say The Reality Was Harmful Stereotypes


Alums of the unscripted CBS hit say the show routinely stereotypes Black contestants. They state its production is hampered by systemic racism that makes it tougher for Black participants t...
Posted: 2020-07-01 09:00:00
'Do Right By Us': Black 'Survivor' Alums Say The Reality Was Harmful Stereotypes
Alums of the unscripted CBS hit say the show routinely stereotypes Black contestants. They state its production is hampered by systemic racism that makes it tougher for Black participants t...