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Two ‘SNL’ Veterans Reunite for a Raucous — and Maybe a Bit Raunchy — Writers Guild Session

‘Tis this season for TV show panels and receptions, whether they are officially billed as FYC events or not. Yet an event Wednesday night, sponsored by the Writers Guild Foundation at the WGA Theater in Beverly Hills, was unlike any…

Jun 8, 2018

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Offer Their Take on Wednesday’s Series Finale of ‘The Americans’

“Hey now, hey now, don’t dream it’s over.” The haunting lyrics from that hit 1986 song by Crowded House played during the opening montage of the first episode of Season 6 of “The Americans” earlier this spring. And now, comrades,…

May 31, 2018

Against a Backdrop of Impending Mergers … a Look Back at the Major Network Upfronts

The dust is still settling from last week’s series of major network presentations for the 2018 TV upfronts. Despite the uncertainty in the air about potential mergers between CBS and Viacom, AT&T and Time Warner and even Disney and Fox…

May 25, 2018

Like President Trump, Tom Brokaw Attacks the Media Messenger

NBC News’ special correspondent Tom Brokaw’s now public email of April 27th ferociously attacked former NBC News correspondent Linda Vester’s account of several encounters they had. Vester, 52, in the pages of both the Washington Post and Variety the day…

May 2, 2018

It’s Become an Awards Magnet and Hulu’s Signature Series — Here’s What One of the Show’s Stars Revealed About ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

It was a big night for Hulu Wednesday as the streamer dropped the first two episodes of Season 2 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” its acclaimed drama series based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling 1985 dystopian novel of the same name. The…

Apr 26, 2018

Picasso According to ‘Genius’: TV to Be Provoked By

When National Geographic Channel debuted its anthology series “Genius” last year depicting the life of Albert Einstein, it was an ambitious project and a huge roll of the dice for the cable network. But “Genius,” which was NatGeo’s first-ever scripted…

Apr 23, 2018

New TV Project Examines the Roles of Jews in the U.S. Military in World War II

GI Jews. Unlike GI Joes, it’s not a term commonly used when speaking about members of the military. But it is the attention-grabbing title of a new feature-length documentary focusing on the more than 550,000 American Jews – men and…

Apr 10, 2018

CNN’s Anderson Cooper and His CNN Colleagues vs. Anderson Cooper, ‘60 Minutes’ Correspondent: A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

The interview with Stormy Daniels — the adult film star and director who claims she once slept with Donald Trump in July 2006 — which was conducted by newsman Anderson Cooper and was broadcast on CBS’s “60 Minutes” this past…

Mar 28, 2018

Final Season of ‘The Americans’ Plays Out Against a Backdrop of Real-World Russian Intrigue

Talk about collusion and you might think the showrunners of FX’s “The Americans” somehow timed the premiere of their sixth and final season to coincide with the nearly constant barrage of headlines about Russia in the news. The new chapters…

Mar 25, 2018

Oh No! Has Oprah Missed Signs From God?

Ever since her electrifying speech at the Golden Globes on Jan. 7th, there has been talk that Oprah Winfrey should become a candidate to run for the presidency of the United States in 2020. She made headlines again on Wednesday,…

Mar 1, 2018