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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Set in 18th century London, Hulu's new drama, Harlots, is about a group of women who work and live in brothels. The show is told from the point of view of the women and has an almost entirely female production team.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The new Fox show Shots Fired follows two investigators looking into a police shooting where a black cop kills an unarmed white man. It's one of a handful of new network shows that are about policing.
Friday, March 17, 2017
Netflix releases another Marvel superhero series, Iron Fist. This one features a white martial arts expert who fights bad guys, most of whom are Asian. After successful shows like Jessica Jones, this one misses the mark.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Fogelman says he was genuinely surprised to learn that his NBC family drama has a reputation for making audiences teary. "It was not the intent, nor something I expected," he says.
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Emerging TV outlets once used cheap reality TV shows to define their brands. Now, they're among those using high quality scripted shows to redefine themselves and build new audiences.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
The third season of American Crime debuts this week on ABC. It's one of a number of interesting anthology series on TV now. NPR takes a look at the pros and cons of anthology series.
Friday, March 03, 2017
Murphy has compared the process of developing a show to having a dream — and his dreams have quite a track record. They include Nip/Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story and now Feud.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Late night TV shows heavy on sharp satire of President Donald Trump are scoring well in the ratings. NPR takes a look at the phenomenon.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
The Good Fight is a spinoff of CBS's award-winning drama, The Good Wife. It brings back star Christine Baranski, whose character's savings were wiped out in a financial scam.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Noah Hawley, writer-director of the FX series Fargo, has created a promising and visually striking series set in the X-Men universe that seems oddly reluctant to embrace its pulpy, superheroic roots.
Monday, February 06, 2017
New England won the Super Bowl in overtime beating the Atlanta Falcons. But the Super Bowl is more than the game. From the half-time show to ads — we do a little Monday morning quarterbacking.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
While a significant portion of the Super Bowl watching audience are around for the ads, it's not just the TV-watching audience to which those ads are geared. Here's a few notable ads to watch Sunday.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The new BET miniseries, Madiba, starring Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Mandela, premieres Wednesday night. BET says the show is at the heart of their Black History Month programming. The show is also part of the latest attempt to redefine the BET brand with high quality scripted shows.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The spinoff of the hit political action TV show 24, called 24: Legacy, premieres after the Super Bowl. The show is very familiar to the original, which is a "missed opportunity," our commentator says.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
TV critics from across the country are in Pasadena, Calif., for the Television Critics Association press tour. It's that time when networks, cable companies and streamers present their upcoming shows.
Friday, January 13, 2017
An episode of the Sky Arts show Urban Myths, featuring Joseph Fiennes playing the role of Michael Jackson, will no longer be broadcast.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Streep, a prominent progressive in the arts world, did not mention Trump by name when she criticized his remarks about a disabled reporter during the campaign, but her target was clear.
Friday, January 06, 2017
Netflix releases a new take on an old show, Norman Lear's One Day at a Time. This time, the show follows a Cuban-American family.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
After Donald Trump starred on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, a new host takes over the boardroom. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the show shifts from Trump Tower to sunny Los Angeles.