FROM Andy Greenwald
TV Roundup: 'Empire,' 'The Daily Show,' 'Black Mirror' Cookie and Lucious are back, and TV watchers are reaping all the benefits. But can Empire keep outdoing itself without losing the audience? Then, The Daily Show returns with Trevor Noah as its new host; and Netflix has picked up British sci-fi series, Black Mirror.
TV: Comic-Con Roundup, and Mid-Summer Favorites Comic-Con is usually in the spotlight for movie news, but television made a strong showing this year, with exclusives and a standing ovation for ABC’s new Muppets show. That and more in our weekly TV roundup.
TV Roundup: 'Sense8' Premieres and 'Entourage' Flops in Big Screen Transition We look at Sense8, a new sci-fi series produced by some of the biggest names in the business, including the Wachowski siblings. And after Entourage flopped at the box office, we ask, how hard is to take television to the big screen?
TV Roundup: 'Louie' and 'Daredevil' In our regular television segment this week, it's all about the niche outlets. The fifth season of Louie debuted on the cable channel FX, and Daredevil is a Netflix original series based on a Marvel comic. We get the scoop on both from our regular TV contributors.
New Host for 'The Daily Show' Comedy Central announced that South African comic Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of the Daily Show when Stewart steps down later this year. Also, a controversial article wonders: Do actors of color have it too easy in Hollywood?
TV Roundup: 'House of Cards,' New Fox Sitcom, and More There’s all kinds of new TV to pick apart today in our weekly television roundup. The release of House of Cards season three meant a nation full of shut-ins over the weekend. Does it live up to the hype? There’s also a new Fox comedy that envisions a world with one man left on Earth. Plus, Tina Fey makes a small screen comeback, this time behind the camera. We size it all up with our regular television analysts.
Missy Elliot’s Super Bowl Win, and Other TV News Seattle Seahawks fans are emerging from mourning today, the day after the New England Patriots took home the Super Bowl, 28 to 24. But the real winner in all this might just be... Missy Elliott? She was the surprise guest during the game’s halftime show. We talk about the spectacle, the Super Bowl commercials, and this week’s other small screen news in our weekly TV roundup.
New Year, New TV If your New Year’s resolutions include watching more TV (why not?) then you’re in luck. You have plenty to choose from in 2015. Networks are starting the year with a slew of new shows and returning old favorites. We sift through the options and other small screen news in our weekly TV roundup.
'Sons of Anarchy' Says Goodbye, and More The cable television series Sons of Anarchy on FX is known for its rabid fanbase — a fanbase that’s in mourning this week. The final episode airs tomorrow night after seven seasons. But there’s a spoiler out now that is causing all sorts of consternation. That and other small screen news in our weekly TV roundup.
What To Watch on Thanksgiving Football not your thing? Fear not, there are plenty of other small screen options to take in as you digest your Thanksgiving feast this weekend. We talk about the holiday weekend TV schedule in our weekly television roundup, as well as the changing TV pilot system and how it affects what we see and don’t see.
The Return of Twin Peaks Twin Peaks, David Lynch’s surreal, cult hit TV show, is coming back to the small screen in 2016, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the original finale. We hear all about it, and other television news, in our weekly TV roundup.
Fake News Shakeup Saturday Night Live fans will see a new face behind the "Weekend Update" desk next season, and for the first time in the show’s long history, it won’t be a white face. NBC announced that comedian Michael Che will replace Cecily Strong as co-anchor of the fake newscasts. We discuss the switch, and we talk about some of the best new shows wrapping up their first Summer seasons. The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes , The Daily Show on Facebook , Daily Show Video Archive Comedian Michael Che, who will co-anchor “Weekend Update” on Saturday Night Live next season, in one of his appearances on The Daily Show.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.
In 'Free Fire,' Ben Wheatley wants to "meet the audience halfway" British filmmaker Ben Wheatley has built up a cult following with his hyper-violent, darkly funny movies. His newest film Free Fire is an action comedy starring Brie Larson, Armie Hammer, and a whole lot of guns. The movie has the broadest commercial appeal of any of his work to date, but it's still a Ben Wheatley film, which means, spoiler alert...a lot of people die.
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.