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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.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Oprah Winfrey returns to a regular TV drama role for the first time in two decades, appearing in
Greenleaf, a scripted drama set in a Memphis megachurch. The show premieres Tuesday on her OWN network.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Late night talk show hosts responded to the tragic events in Orlando in a variety of ways. Many chose to dedicate time in their monologues to the tragedy, thus taking on the role news anchors once had dominion over.
Monday, June 13, 2016
A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans says ESPN's new documentary series about O.J. Simpson is a detailed and revealing look at the football star turned murder suspect's life.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Lifetime's Peabody award-winning fictional dramedy —
UnREAL — about an out-of-control reality show returns for its second season. In it, a black man sets out to find love among a bevy of women.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The massively popular BBC show,
Top Gear, relaunches Monday on BBC America. Following the painfully public downfall of its former host, the new hosts have big gears to grind.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The remake of the seminal TV miniseries begins on the History channel this week. Co-producer LeVar Burton says he recognized an opportunity to retell the story "to and for a new generation."
Thursday, May 19, 2016
This week, networks present their new fall shows and strategies at the annual upfronts, in the hopes of raking in an estimated $9 billion from advertisers. Reboots and remakes are prominent this year.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
It's that time of year when TV networks decide which shows to cancel and which to renew for the 2016-2017 season. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans gives an update on the new and canceled shows.