Eric Deggans appears in the following:
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Late Show host David Letterman said goodbye Wednesday night with his trademark self-deprecating sarcasm. He left as he had arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.
Monday, May 18, 2015
AMC's Mad Men ended its seven-season run on Sunday. Fans may have loved how characters' stories were resolved, but critics may question how writers got them there.
Friday, May 15, 2015
The TV industry was in New York to present its new lineup to advertisers. We examine whether the networks have doubled down on diversity after the success of shows like Empire and Jane the Virgin.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
NPR's Eric Deggans interviews David Letterman about his career as a late night host. Letterman will retire from CBS' Late Show next Wednesday.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
No one has been a late-night TV host longer than David Letterman, who retires Wednesday after 33 years. Here's what he told TV Critic Eric Deggans about leaving the Ed Sullivan Theater one last time.
Monday, May 11, 2015
The once dominant TV show American Idol will end after this coming season.
Friday, May 08, 2015
TV networks officially reveal fall schedules next week, but word has already spread on some new shows and cancellations. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says early trends include more diversity, big names.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Superheroes are big on TV, but why do some shows work and others fail? It's not about the costumes or the special effects.
Friday, April 17, 2015
The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Showtime's dramedy Nurse Jackie begins its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show offers television's most realistic depiction of a high functioning drug addict.
Friday, April 10, 2015
HBO's Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon Valley all start new seasons Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these three shows just might form the best Sunday night lineup on television this spring.
Saturday, April 04, 2015
Actor Jon Cryer's new memoir details his life in show business, including, of course, co-star Charlie Sheen's meltdown. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Cryer's a smart guy who's often been overlooked.
Friday, April 03, 2015
AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men returns for its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these last seven installments explore how little people change, even in tumultuous times.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Comedy Central named Trevor Noah on Monday to replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. The 31-year-old comic is being criticized for misogynistic and anti-Semitic jokes tweeted in 2009.
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Less than 24 hours after "The Daily Show" made its announcement, new host Trevor Noah is facing backlash over tweets he posted where he ridicules Jews, lesbians and overweight women.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Several big media companies recently announced new ways to bring TV over the Internet. For example, HBO's streaming service, Sony's PlayStation Vue and a rumored service from Apple.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.
Friday, March 20, 2015
Childrens Hospital returns to Comedy Central's Adult Swim for its sixth season Friday. NPR's Eric Deggans spent a day on set and reports on how this niche comedy is swimming against the tide.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
The hip-hop drama ends its first season Wednesday as a huge hit, thanks to black viewers. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it also has sparked a complex debate over TV stereotypes.