What happened when TV-comedy titans Betty White and Tracy Morgan came together to have their photo taken for the cover of this week’s New York? Blessedly, exactly what you’d expect: Shirts were removed! Feels were copped! Sassy things were said by an octogenarian! As our gift to you, please enjoy this delightful behind-the-scenes video from Tracy and Betty’s photo shoot.
Then, check out our cover package on the new rules of TV. Michael Hirschorn explains why the television industry’s implosion may be good for the television industry. Adam Sternbergh raps with our scene-stealing cover stars and good bad guy Ted Danson. Emily Nussbaum tells us how Modern Family is revitalizing the family sitcom, and how Dexter’s opening theme is awesome. Mark Harris appreciates non-boring procedural The Good Wife and cleverly egregious product placement. Kera Bolonik hails the glory of Parks and Recreation 2.0. Dan Kois explains how Justified made a better hero by losing his kids. Mike Flaherty admires Breaking Bad’s cinematography. And Jada Yuan explores how Party Down gets big laughs on a tiny budget.