Eric Deggans appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
The Former Daily Show correspondent kicked off her own show — Full Frontal With Samantha Bee — on TBS Monday night — making her the only woman with a news satire show on U.S. television.
Monday, February 08, 2016
There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.
Friday, February 05, 2016
Larry David will host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and viewers can expect his impression of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders. NPR looks at late night's take on the campaign.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Comedian Louis C.K. is experimenting again with how he distributes programs. He has begun selling a comedy/drama series with a stellar cast online for $5 per episode. NPR explores the show and its business model.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson starts Tuesday on FX. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans offers this review.
Friday, January 22, 2016
After more than a decade, the conspiracy-theory-laden cult series X-Files returns to television on Fox. How does it stand up to the original?
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Nielsen, the ratings company, says it has a way to track what TV shows are trending on Twitter and Facebook, which will give producers and advertisers a better way to measure audiences. NPR explores what this adds to the growing effort to measure online audience.
Friday, January 15, 2016
NPR reviews some of the new shows coming to network and cable television over the coming weeks.
Friday, January 15, 2016
Billions is a fictional drama informed by Andrew Ross Sorkin's reporting on Wall Street. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge fund king and the prosecutor trying to bring him down.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Last year was all about change in the television industry. Our TV critic says the new year brings a host of exciting shows, from platforms old and new.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
The cable channel is dropping the word family from its title for the first time in more than 25 years. The move shows how competition has forced TV channels to hone in on their most important viewers.
Monday, January 11, 2016
This year's Golden Globes did not come without some surprises, especially in the TV categories. Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle won best TV comedy, and the show's main character, Gael Garcia Bernal, won best actor in the category. USA's Mr. Robot beat out Fox's Empire and HBO's Game of Thrones in the Best TV drama category. NPR reviews some of these unexpected wins.
Monday, January 04, 2016
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans looks at some of the moments, from Trump to Brian Williams, that made a difference in media in the past year.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his Pennsylvania home in 2004. Though dozens of women have brought civil suits, this is the first time Cosby is facing criminal charges.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
As part of our year-end look at the "Ones That Got Away in 2015" series, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans reviews Hulu's Casual, a comedy about the modern search for connection.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Television exploded with options for fans, from a record number of shows to new kinds of online platforms. Our critic examines the biggest trends that reshaped the face of television this year.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
With so many good TV shows out there, the bar has been raised for best-of lists. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans highlights 12 shows he says are more than good — they're game-changing.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Priyanka Chopra is the first South Asian woman to play a lead in a network TV drama. She has an advocate in a venture capitalist who has made it her business to meld South Asian and U.S. pop culture.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
The acclaimed Amazon show about a transgender woman and her dysfunctional family has just returned for a second season. TV critic Eric Deggans praises the show's drama, nuance and complexity.
Friday, December 04, 2015
NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says NBC's production of The Wiz was "fully and fearlessly filled with blackness."