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Hillary Atkin

Trevor Noah, Jon Stewart’s Replacement as ‘Daily Show’ Host, Opens Up About Racism, the Twitter Controversy … and How He Will Be Different From Stewart

All eyes were on Trevor Noah Tuesday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. But it wasn’t the comedian’s average stand-up gig. Noah, who in less than two months will take over the ultra-high-profile job as host of Comedy…

PBS Special Takes a Timely Look at the Bomb

The producers of PBS’s new special “The Bomb” could not have predicted the current furor over the Iran nuclear deal while they were making their two-hour documentary, whose airing was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the detonation…

A Cult Sensation Returns Tonight

Obviously, Los Angeles was not enough — and neither was New York — because the ravenous sharks are back in Syfy’s “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!,” premiering tonight. This time, the entire Eastern Seaboard from Washington, D.C., all the way…

Can’t Wait for the Return of ‘Empire’? Here’s How You Can Get a Fix Ahead of Time …

Those anxiously awaiting the return of Fox’s breakout hit “Empire” can get a bit of a fix when Taraji P. Henson and Terence Howard co-host the ninth annual Spike TV Guys Choice Awards, airing June 18. It’s an always irreverent…

Shedding New Light on a Holocaust Tragedy

It is the most well-known personal story to come out of the Holocaust, the journey of young Anne Frank, her family and friends who hid from the Nazis for more than two years before they were betrayed and discovered in…

A Who’s Who of Comedy Pay Tribute to One of the Giants of the Genre

What do you get when you put Tina Fey, Jack Black, Dan Aykroyd, Amy Poehler, Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Martin Short, Diane Keaton, Queen Latifah, Lily Tomlin, Steve Carell, Conan O’Brien and Sarah Silverman in a room together? One hell…

The Real Inside Story on ‘Mad Men’

It was a panacea for all those suffering withdrawal symptoms from the end of the adventures of Don Draper & Co., a packed house at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills for the Writers Guild Foundation’s “Inside the Writers Room…

Television Academy Honors Recognize Six TV Shows

They are the programs on television that are most effective in creating awareness and often social change around important issues, whether they be pure entertainment or documentary in form — or anywhere along the spectrum. Sometimes they are hard to…

Top Honors Go to ‘The Americans’ and ‘Silicon Valley’ at Critics’ Choice TV Awards

It was a night of fresh faces being anointed and returning favorites being rewarded with more acclaim at the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The awards, considered by many to be a precursor to the Emmys, are voted on…

The Story Behind Three of Television’s Most Eclectic Comedies of Recent Years

“Portlandia.” “Togetherness.” “The Last Man on Earth.” They are three of the most eclectic indie comedies on television, each with a unique point of view that has garnered enthusiastic audiences. They have something else in common. All are hoping their…