Eric Deggans appears in the following:
Monday, September 19, 2016
Does the fall TV season even matter anymore, in this age of #PeakTV? September is still the beginning of the season for broadcast networks — which still draw the most viewers and the big bucks.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
Game of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O.J. Simpson won for best drama, comedy and limited series — but some new names made splashes, too. NPR's pop culture crew live-tweeted the night's festivities.
Friday, September 16, 2016
The NFL's Thursday night game streamed on Twitter's platforms on a variety of devices this week. Over 800 million Twitter users worldwide had free, live access to the game.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Star Trek debuted on TV in 1966, and Starship Enterprise is still seeking strange new worlds. Co-star George Takei credits creator Gene Roddenberry's inclusive vision for Trek's enduring popularity.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
A new comedy by
Community alum, Donald Glover, called Atlanta premieres on FX on Tuesday night. And over on Oprah's network, OWN, Queen Sugar premieres. Both shows reflect the push toward diversity in prestige cable television, with creators, stars and subject matter focused on black people.
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.