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How BoJack Horseman Addresses the Silencing of Women

In BoJack’s very meta fifth season, women are ignored and assert themselves in spite of it.
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Behind the Scenes of The Bachelor: Vietnam’s Surprise Love Story

“It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming,” says the show’s executive producer.
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Credit Where Credit’s Due: Last Man Standing Is Unexpectedly Warm

The show has chosen to make a swerve toward vulnerability and self-knowledge.
  1. animated series
    Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig to Star in Animated Comedy at FoxSNL alum Emily Spivey wrote the script.
  2. lists
    The 7 Best This Is Us Episodes If You’re Just Watching the Show to CryFrom misty tears to heaving sobs, This Is Us has an episode for every kind of crying situation. Don’t forget the tissues!
  3. arrests
    Ex-Southern Charm Star Thomas Ravenel Arrested for Assault and BatteryBravo confirmed that he’s off the reality show.
  4. revivals
    Everything We Know About the Veronica Mars RevivalAnd why the Veronica Mars book series may play a major role.
  5. twist!
    Veronica Mars Writers Room Adds Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Of CourseA renaissance man!
  6. snl
    Natasha Rothwell Says Saturday Night Live Is ‘Hyperaware’ of Diversity Problem“The true evidence of diversity on that show will be longevity.”
  7. close reads
    How BoJack Horseman Addresses the Silencing of WomenIn BoJack’s very meta fifth season, women are ignored and assert themselves in spite of it.
  8. true crime
    Making a Murderer Is Coming Back Very Soon, Specifically on October 19The season will take a look at the post-conviction process.
  9. reality tv
    Behind the Scenes of The Bachelor: Vietnam’s Surprise Love Story“It was this gigantic declaration that no one saw coming,” says the show’s executive producer.
  10. overnights
    Maniac Recap: All the FeelsAnnie and Owen have strikingly different experiences with an experimental drug.
  11. tv review
    Credit Where Credit’s Due: Last Man Standing Is Unexpectedly WarmThe show has chosen to make a swerve toward vulnerability and self-knowledge.
  12. last night on late night
    Flight of the Conchords Visit Colbert to Play Their New Song, “Father and Son”Their HBO special premieres next month.
  13. overnights
    Better Call Saul Recap: Bayou Bayou, BabyKim reveals a new side of herself in an episode that could have grave consequences for the future.
  14. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Italian ScallionsGina’s divorce, already a hot topic, gets hotter when Gina outs herself as an atheist.
  15. overnights
    Love & Hip Hop Hollywood Recap: London BridgetA girls’ trip to London hits some bumps, as does Teairra’s press junket.
  16. the industry
    Zoë Kravitz, One of Your Top Two Favorite Kravitzes, Cast in High Fidelity ShowThe series is headed to Disney’s upcoming streaming platform.
  17. trailer mix
    Channel Zero: The Dream Door Trailer Reminds You This Is The Scariest Show on TVOh, nope!
  18. overnights
    The Big Bang Theory Recap: Yin and Yang of The Big BangThe final season begins with scenes from two marriages, both of them having their difficulties.
  19. vulture guides
    Everything You Need to Know About the Original Norwegian ManiacIt’s also streaming on Netflix.
  20. roasts
    Netflix Orders Historical Roasts Series Starring Jeff RossIt’s like Drunk History meets a Comedy Central roast, but on Netflix.
  21. overnights
    Insecure Recap: Creeping AroundIssa gets ghosted and doesn’t take it well in an episode that brings in her inner monologue.
  22. behind the scenes
    How Maniac’s Creators Approached Mental IllnessCary Joji Fukunaga and Patrick Somerville on therapy, world-building delusions, and the message of their bizarre Netflix show.
  23. teasers
    South Park Returns This Week With a School-Shooting EpisodeSeason 22 premieres on Wednesday with an episode titled “Dead Kids.”
  24. returns
    Inside the Actors Studio Is Coming Back, But Not With James LiptonA rotating cast of guest hosts will take over for the scrumtrulescent creator.
  25. murder
    CBS All Access Is Making a Show From Desperate Housewives’ Marc CherryWhy Women Kill follows a housewife in the 1960s, a socialite in the ’80s, and a lawyer in 2018.
  26. tribeca tv festival
    Here Are Anthony Bourdain’s Last Words in the Parts Unknown Premiere“I do my best. I look. I listen. But in the end, I know it’s my story.”
  27. the industry
    NBC Chief Bob Greenblatt Is Stepping Down TodayAfter eight years at the Peacock, sources say Greenblatt is leaving to find new challenges.
  28. tv review
    Who Gets to Define Jane Fonda?The HBO documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts reduces the Hollywood legend, even as it strives to exalt and empower her.
  29. food tv
    Parts Unknown and the Joy of Working With Anthony Bourdain“It was a very rare opportunity to have creative freedom, a very powerful platform to talk about how awesome and wonderful the world really is.”
  30. deals
    Bill Burr and Al Madrigal Sign Production Deal With Comedy CentralIncluding a stand-up series hosted by Burr and three hour-long specials.
  31. looking back
    Moral Orel Paved the Way for the Depressing Cartoons of TodayTalking with Dino Stamatopoulos, Carolyn Lawrence, and Scott Adsit about the show that was too bleak even for Adult Swim.
  32. tribeca tv festival
    Dorinda Medley Wants Lady Gaga’s Mom to Join The Real Housewives of New YorkAnd a few other things we learned from Andy Cohen’s Real Housewives panel at the Tribeca TV Festival.
  33. the industry
    Tim Cook Reportedly Axed Apple’s Dr. Dre Series Over Sex, Drugs, and ViolenceThe tech giant is reportedly leaning toward more wholesome TV fare. Or, as some put it, “expensive NBC.”
  34. tv
    Fox’s New Last Man Standing Returns Early, and on Twitter No LessYou can just imagine what Tim Allen’s character has to say about this.
  35. overnights
    You Recap: Bedtime and Dead BodiesBeck and Joe get to know one another a little better by building a bed. But the corpse on Joe’s basement remains a problem.
  36. overnights
    Kidding Recap: You’re My Crack Problem, and I Love YouMr. Pickles goes on a date, but his on-set troubles remain — as does his fixation on his ex-wife.
  37. overnights
    The Deuce Recap: Proud of Our PerversionsLori goes to L.A. as C.C. starts to realize his control won’t last forever.
  38. spoilers
    Let’s Talk About the Ending of ManiacNetflix’s genre-hopping epic is really about people struggling to heal themselves in an abusive world.
  39. overnights
    Maniac Recap: Into the A-VoidAnnie pushes her way into the study and gets to relive the worst day of her life.
  40. last night on late night
    Hey Weirdo Stalkers, Noah Centineo Has Some Advice for You: ‘Stop Following Me’It’s not cute for him, it’s “scary.”
  41. iconic mashups
    Freddy Krueger Will Make His Glorious, Gruesome Return With … The Goldbergs?!That clawed glove budget is legit.
  42. grey's anatomy
    Ellen Pompeo Discusses Grey’s Anatomy Salary Backlash“It’s still more challenging to get women to support you when you’re actually on top and doing fantastic.”
  43. last night on late night
    Hillary Stops by Late Show To Weigh In on Whether a President Can Be IndictedAnd, hey, if you can’t indict the president, there’s always impeachment.
  44. the industry
    Netflix Orders Melissa Joan Hart and Sean Astin’s Teen Scammer SitcomLike Full House, if Stephanie was running a long grift.
  45. in development
    Kenan Thompson’s Single-Dad Comedy in the Works at NBCBut what does this mean for SNL?
  46. chat room
    Maniac’s Billy Magnussen on Playing a ‘Colorful Douchebag’“It’s probably an accurate representation.”
  47. vulture recommends
    9 Things to Watch If You Like Netflix’s ManiacMore great shows and movies to wrap your head around.
  48. maniac
    The Making of Justin Theroux’s Maniac Character (and His Blow-Job Robot)“I was like, ‘I want some glasses, I want to be bald, and I want a weird wig.’”
  49. this week in late night
    We Need More Late-Night Guests Like Tiffany HaddishTry harder, people!
  50. snl
    Saturday Night Live Adds Ego Nwodim to the Cast and 4 New WritersSeason 44 will have some fresh faces.
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