As we all continue to self-isolate, television has become our life raft to the other side. That’s a lot to ask of any one flat screen, but we can do this people — as long as we know what to watch. Last week I recommended seven shows: Transplant (CTV), Ramy (Hulu/Starz Canada), Ken Burns’ Baseball
Going stir crazy in isolation? Good. That means you’re doing your part to help manage medical resources in North America and the rest of the world in order to cope and eventually conquer the COVID-19 crisis. As a TV critic, all I can do is help make isolation in front of your screens a little
TV viewers have been asking one question ever since this frightening pandemic took over: WWLDD? As in “What Would Larry David Do?” The 10th season of his partially-improvised comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm is winding down already (the final new episode airs Sunday). I’m recommending it as my fifth Pandemic Programming Pick. If you haven’t
UPDATED: Think 2019 had too many TV shows? Think again! With even more streaming services on the way, this new year will be even harder for anyone trying to cling to their 20/20 vision. The handy list below is in chronological order as to what returns/premieres when. Happy binging: Deputy (Thurs., Jan. 2, Fox): Stephen
Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave
The Beverly Hilton-based TCA press tour has wrapped up for another summer and for the first time in years I didn’t gain any weight. That’s because, as mentioned here before, I went to the cottage this summer instead. The tour was packed as usual with sessions but the two-and-a-half week gathering always seems newsier when you’re
PASADENA, Calif.–At 8:30 on the dot, the ABC-hired security personnel formed a line and started sweeping reporters and TV stars out of the ballroom. Party’s over. We’d seen this last year–but 8:30? “Don’t they know we’re talent?” said one of the ABC stars. The beefy ex-cops in the dark blue jackets were just following orders from ABC/Disney.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.–HBO chief executives Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo had plenty to crow about at Thursday’s TCA press tour session. Once again, thgeir premium cable network had cleaned up at the Emmys, snaring 99 nominations, including a record 19 for the limited run series True Detective. (That tally nosed out the 18 noms gained