Eric Deggans appears in the following:
Thursday, January 19, 2017
As Donald Trump's inauguration approaches, Hollywood faces the question of how this polarizing president might affect its work — and how to tell politically charged stories for a divided audience.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
TV critics from across the country are in Pasadena, Calif., for the Television Critics Association press tour. It's that time when networks, cable companies and streamers present their upcoming shows.
Friday, January 13, 2017
An episode of the Sky Arts show Urban Myths, featuring Joseph Fiennes playing the role of Michael Jackson, will no longer be broadcast.
Monday, January 09, 2017
Streep, a prominent progressive in the arts world, did not mention Trump by name when she criticized his remarks about a disabled reporter during the campaign, but her target was clear.
Friday, January 06, 2017
Netflix releases a new take on an old show, Norman Lear's One Day at a Time. This time, the show follows a Cuban-American family.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017
After Donald Trump starred on NBC's The Celebrity Apprentice, a new host takes over the boardroom. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the show shifts from Trump Tower to sunny Los Angeles.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
One of the most anticipated TV shows of the new year may sound familiar. Twin Peaks is coming back more than 25 years after FBI Agent Dale Cooper first started investigating Laura Palmer's murder.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
This year was the most chaotic year America's mainstream news media have faced in a long time — and not just because of the presidential election, or the prevalence of fake news stories.
Monday, December 19, 2016
It has been a perplexing and wonderful year for TV lovers, with more good and great shows than ever, but that overload left viewers drowning in content. We've picked out some of the best for you.
Friday, December 16, 2016
The show imagines what it would be like if the axis countries had won World War II, and America was divided between Germany and Japan. The show's heroes struggle against totalitarianism.
Saturday, December 10, 2016
At a taping of the show this week, during a visit by Vice President Joe Biden, Late Show writers and producers explain how they managed to turn the program around after a rough start.
Friday, December 09, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump will retain a credit as executive producer of the reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice. The new season, with new "boss" Arnold Schwarzenegger, premieres January 2. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says no one but Trump knows how involved he will be, but the news seems to contradict NBC's past assertion that it has severed business ties with Trump.
Tuesday, December 06, 2016
Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. In January, many executives will skip a big one in LA, and that concerns critics.
Monday, December 05, 2016
It's a regular event for TV critics to gather in Los Angeles for press conferences with networks and cable companies. But this year, top executives won't hold question and answer sessions.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Incorporated is a new show on Syfy executive produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. It imagines a dystopian future where corporations run the world, not governments. If you work for a corporation, you live an upper-middle class life. If you don't, you live in a slum.
Friday, November 25, 2016
How the Grinch Stole Christmas airs tonight — and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It's one of a rare few watchable Christmas specials. Why is it so hard to make a good Christmas special?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
As the fall TV season continues, a handful of shows have gone from bad to good, and some from good to great. Often it's hard to judge at the beginning of a season how good a show will be because critics just have a pilot to consider. Some shows take time to develop.
Friday, November 18, 2016
With the premiere of its eleventh season, the cast of A&E's hit reality show Duck Dynasty announced this will be its last season. The popular cable show has not been without controversy.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Gwen Ifill — host of Washington Week and PBS NewsHour — has died at age 61. She leaves a legacy as a pioneer among women and African-American journalists — and as a mentor to younger journalists.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Comedian Dave Chappelle hosted Saturday Night Live Saturday, which featured a somber opening and commentary about race relations after Donald Trump's victory.