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John Hugar

  1. The Case Against a ‘Will & Grace’ Reboot Back in September, when Donald Trump becoming President was just a remote possibility and not a hard fact that most of us are still […]
  2. Talking to Showrunner Alec Sulkin About Working to Revitalize ‘Family Guy’ Recently, I wrote about the gradual decline of Family Guy over the years, along with my optimism over the show’s decision to bring in Billy […]
  3. Can ‘Family Guy’ Lift Itself Out of Its Perpetual Rut? The long-running Fox animated sitcom Family Guy has made the news twice so far this season. The first time, it was because they “re-enacted” […]
  4. The Surprising Longevity of ‘@Midnight’ When @midnight debuted on Comedy Central in October of 2013, it became a hit right away. A brief trial run proved successful, as many viewers […]
  5. Why Fallon and Corden Are the True Heirs to Johnny Carson (Whether You […] When people talk about the state of late night, one of the more complaints is against the so-called “consumer comedy” that hosts like Jimmy […]
  6. Evaluating Trevor Noah’s First Year Behind the ‘Daily Show’ Desk It’s been a little over a year since Trevor Noah began the daunting task replacing Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show. Noah had the […]
  7. How the Serial Format Has Made ‘South Park’s Politics Even Harder to […] South Park is currently in the midst of its 20th season, and its third season using a serial storyline. Switching to that format in 2014 did […]
  8. Jimmy Fallon Is Just the Most Visible Representative of Comedy’s Trump […] This past Thursday, Jimmy Fallon interviewed Republican Presidential nominee and person-who-wants-to-ban-Muslims-from-entering-the-country […]
  9. What Happens When Once-Beloved Comedy Fails the Test of Time? One of the most common praises of art – be it music, literature, comedy or anything else – is to refer to it as “timeless.” What people […]
  10. Why Time Slots Still Matter in Late Night In 2016, there’s no reason why you urgently need to watch any late night talk show the moment that it first airs. It’s all on the internet; […]
  11. How Donald Trump Has Made Political Satire Weaker When Donald Trump announced he was running for President a year ago (it feels like it’s been a decade at this point), the world of late-night […]
  12. Which Classic TV Shows Could Have Benefitted From the Freedom of the […] When Season 2 of Rick & Morty ended on a cliffhanger, as we wondered how Rick would be freed from intergalactic prison, we were given […]
  13. How ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ Has Adjusted to its Star’s Ever-Increasing […] Seemingly every new season of Inside Amy Schumer has brought us the same question: What is Amy going to donow that she’s gotten famous? Her […]
  14. Political Satire Is Thriving Without Jon Stewart (and We Should Thank Jon […] Last week, fans of political comedy were given a rare treat: a public appearance by Jon Stewart. Stewart appeared at a live taping of David […]
  15. ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ Is Still Searching for an Identity Last week, fans of Stephen Colbert and late night TV as a whole were hit with a minor shocker – Colbert and his Late Show staff are already […]
  16. Larry Wilmore and the History of the Insurgent Host Depending on who you ask, Larry Wilmore either bombed horribly at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, or he was the best host in nearly a […]
  17. Could Norm Macdonald Really Pull Off Being CBS’s Next Late Night Star?For the past week, Norm Macdonald has been on Twitter campaigning to become the next host of The Late Late Show after Craig Ferguson steps down […]
  18. ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, and ‘American Dad!’: Three Cartoons at […]Due to the nature of animation, cartoons can last a lot longer than live action shows. Characters don’t age, so the 4th grade can be played out […]
  19. Why Personality Matters at the Weekend Update DeskWhen Seth Meyers did his final Weekend Update newscast on February 1st, he retired from the desk as the longest-tenured anchor to ever hold the […]
  20. How ‘@Midnight’ Is Turning Its Internet Hook Into One of the Strongest […]Considering the ever-expanding role that social media in our lives, it was only a matter of time before there was a television program named […]