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Overwhelmed by Peak TV? Aaron Barnhart is your guide to the good, the great, and the skippable.
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POSTED July 20, 2021
Is The Right's Inevitable Answer to Stephen Colbert
Partisanship has poisoned the one hour when it used to be OK to be politically incorrect.
POSTED July 16, 2021
Amber Ruffin’s Special Blend of Silly And Serious Is What Late Night Needs
Her critically acclaimed late-night show is the spoonful of sugar that makes the anti-racist medicine go down.
POSTED July 6, 2021
America Has Changed Since 2014.
The Tonight Show
Why Jimmy Fallon is no longer No. 1, or even No. 2, in late night.
POSTED June 29, 2021
How Stephen Colbert Became the New Jay Leno
His turnaround from near-extinction to No. 1 in late night followed a trail blazed by NBC’s former star.
POSTED June 23, 2021
Conan O’Brien Was a Late-Night Survivor Who Helped Quirkiness Go Mainstream
He's signing off after 28 years of the nightly grind — but he’s not going anywhere.
POSTED June 17, 2021
Think You Don't ‘Get’
Desus And Mero
? Watch It Anyway.
Showtime’s TV-MA talker, featuring the comic chemistry of two longtime friends, is the hottest thing in late night.
POSTED June 9, 2021
How Jimmy Kimmel Became the Grand Old Man of Late Night
ABC’s late-night Everyman didn’t just survive — he’s evolved.
POSTED June 3, 2021
: After 33 Years, NBC’s 1:30 A.M. Talk Show Franchise Is History
Why make viewers stay up late when you can just send them to Peacock?
POSTED June 2, 2021
Small is Beautiful: Seven Boutique Streaming Services That Are Changing the Game
If you love indie films, global thrillers, or documentaries, there’s an app for that.
POSTED May 27, 2021
Pause With Sam Jay
Has a Dirty Mouth and Pure Intentions
The standup comic's new HBO late-night show aims to discuss hot-button topics with more light than heat.
POSTED May 21, 2021
Streamers Are On a Sports Spending Spree — And That's Bad News For Cable
A series of rich sports-rights deals are set to change the game.
POSTED May 18, 2021
May Be the Best Thing Borne of the Pandemic
Concluding tonight, the experimental Showtime series has been trippy, hilarious, and even poignant.
POSTED May 11, 2021
What Led Netflix To Kill
? The Same Thing That Led Them To Create It
Viewer data is the force behind streaming’s rapid-fire creative destruction.
POSTED May 5, 2021
‘Cause TV’ Enters a New Era
The star-studded concert will be easier to find online than on TV.
POSTED April 27, 2021
The Handmaid’s Tale
Season 4, the Revolution Is Coming … Any Minute Now
Will Hulu’s signature show ever stop spinning its wheels?
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