Eric Deggans appears in the following:
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Cuba Gooding Jr., Rami Malek and Constance Zimmer all have one thing in common: this year is the first time each has been nominated for an Emmy. Their nominations hint at deeper changes in television.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
NBC broadcast more than 6,000 hours from the Summer Olympics on various platforms and hailed it as a big triumph, even though TV ratings dropped off substantially from London in 2012.
Friday, August 19, 2016
As part of the
All Things Considered series, "The New Middle," we take a look at how the middle class has been portrayed on television.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore comes to an end this week. Host and comedian Larry Wilmore reflects on the show's failures and successes.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
The Nightly Show has had some viral moments, but had a hard time building ratings. It will air for the last time on Thursday; Wilmore says he feels the show was overlooked by Comedy Central.
Friday, August 12, 2016
From Happy Days to The Wonder Years, television has long looked to the past for inspiration. Some new shows dig into 1980s and '90s nostalgia: The Get Down, Stranger Things and MacGyver among them.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Broadcast and cable networks unveiled their fall lineup to television critics. NPR looks ahead at the good, the bad and the ugly for the upcoming TV season, and how the business is changing.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
More faces of color are turning up on TV, but at this year's Television Critics Association summer press tour, actors and producers spoke out about how hard it still is to get a foot in the door.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
As cable and streaming services continue to expand programming, the networks face increasing competition for viewers and buzz. Here's a check-in from the Television Critics Association press tour.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Now that the national conventions have concluded, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks back on both, judging them purely as television programs. Policy aside, did either convention make for compelling TV?
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Conflict, betrayal, false words: The Republican National Convention is playing out like a reality TV show.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Writer-director Garry Marshall, who had a string of TV hits that included
Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and the box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, has died. He was 81.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Stephen Colbert resurrected his
Colbert Report conservative buffoon character Monday night for the opening night of the Republican National Convention. The move highlights what Colbert's been missing since he took the helm of The Late Show.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. They highlight another year of high quality and diverse television.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The acclaimed hacker drama,
Mr. Robot, returns to the USA Network for its second season Wednesday night. In its first season, the unconventional show proved to be a smash hit.
Sunday, July 10, 2016
HBO's new miniseries follows a Pakistani-American college student who finds himself at the center of a murder investigation. It's brutal, brilliant and maybe the best new TV show of the summer.
Monday, June 27, 2016
NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says HBO's most popular series soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Composer and keyboardist Bernie Worrell played funk, soul, and broke genres as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and a performer with Talking Heads. Worrell died Friday at the age of 72.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Cameron Crowe's new show
Roadies chronicles the backstage world of rock-n-roll, focusing on roadies. The long-awaited show, a comedic drama, premieres Sunday on Showtime.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
HBO launched a weekly talk show with former ESPN star Bill Simmons. Considered one of the top sports commentators, Simmons crafted a show that melds pop culture, sports talk and celebrity interviews.