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  1. comedy
    The Unlikely Rise of Schitt’s CreekSchitt doesn’t just happen overnight. Here’s how the cult comedy transformed into a Peak TV success story.
  2. close reads
    What The Good Place Teaches Us About Politics“The Book of Dougs” makes a sly political point, but it’s not made in blatantly political terms.
  3. chat room
    Andrea Savage on I’m Sorry’s Return and Male Tank Tops“Who are we now? We’re people with male tank tops? This doesn’t seem like something that we should discuss as a family?”
  4. roll clip!
    Holy Fork: The Good Place’s First Look at the Actual Good PlaceIt smells like … chlorine?
  5. tv review
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Is Back, Thank GodOn its new NBC home, Brooklyn Nine-Nine is just as goofy, warm, and funny as ever.
  6. bazinga
    Jim Parsons Abandoned Big Bang Theory Because There Wasn’t ‘Anything Left’ to DoAlso, he disliked those T-shirts.
  7. overnights
    The Big Bang Theory Recap: Paint(ball)ed Into a CornerIs this really gonna be the main Shamy story line for the rest of the series?
  8. close reads
    The Women of Superstore Are Busting Taboos and Breaking BarriersA relentless revision of established tropes about female sexuality and pregnancy has taken the NBC sitcom to the next level.
  9. the industry
    CBS Developing a Vehicle for Natasha Leggero to Be RachetThe multi-cam pilot will be written with 2 Broke Girls writer and stand-up Morgan Murphy.
  10. vulture lists
    The Best Hidden Jokes and Easter Eggs in The Good Place Season 3Prepare yourself for a tremendous number of puns.
  11. behind the scenes
    How The Good Place Made Its Very Special Janet EpisodeAnd that Janet-on-Janet kissing scene.
  12. chat room
    D’Arcy Carden on the Art of Imitating Her Good Place Co-Stars“I was like, ‘How far do I push this?’”
  13. the streaming wars
    Why Netflix Spent $80 Million to Keep Friends for Another YearBut even this “nuts” deal might not be enough to keep the sitcom forever.
  14. vulture recommends
    WKRP in Cincinnati Had the Best Thanksgiving Episode Ever“Turkeys Away” is still the most quintessential, uproarious Thanksgiving episode of a sitcom.
  15. vulture lists
    The 14 Best Clip-Show Parodies, From Community to It’s Always SunnyUnshackled from its dull origins, the clip show has become a boundary-pushing TV experiment.
  16. chat room
    Michael McKean on His Good Place Cameo for the AgesThe comedy legend breaks down his surprise appearance as the mysterious Canadian stoner Doug Forcett.
  17. behind the scenes
    How Black-ish’s Prince Tribute Episode Came Together“We were all Prince fans. We would have done 20 or 30 songs if we had the time,” says Black-ish showrunner Kenny Smith.
  18. party report
    Kirk Douglas Called His Son Michael’s Acting Debut ‘Absolutely Terrible’“Dad came back and said, ‘Son, you were terrible. You were absolutely terrible.’”
  19. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Liev Schreiber Has a Case of the GigglesEven the Ray Donovan star is “a little surprised” to be hosting.
  20. overnights
    Murphy Brown Recap: Nighttime Is the Right TimeWith this light, smart, cameo-filled episode, the Murphy Brown revival finally becomes the show we all wanted it to be.
  21. animals
    The Good Place’s Lizard Is a ‘Moody’ Improv MasterMuch to the delight of Kristen Bell.
  22. tv ratings
    Are Network TV’s Reboots and Revivals Succeeding This Season?From The Conners to Murphy Brown, the early verdict is in.
  23. comedy
    Mike Judge on Loving Funk Music and Reviving King of the Hill“We’ve been talking about it over the last year, and I think we might have a way to do it.”
  24. food talk
    Wow, The Big Bang Theory’s Actors Have Finally Gotten Good at Fake-EatingWell, I guess it’s real eating now.
  25. close reads
    The Good Place Isn’t About Heaven and Hell, It’s About the InternetThis sitcom proves that TV can still bring people together in the streaming age.
  26. a grammy for megan
    Megan Amram Wants to Win a Grammy After Her Good Place Cameo“I do think a Grammy is something that is very enticing to me. It’s no Emmy, but it’s still very exciting.”
  27. a very serious question
    Is Chidi Too Swole on The Good Place?Am I complaining about this? No, but I do have questions.
  28. the conners
    Roseanne Who? The Conners Premiere Draws Solid Ratings for ABCIt’s nearly identical to the audience that showed up for last May’s Roseanne finale.
  29. spoilers
    How Does Roseanne Die on The Conners?You can probably guess.
  30. sitcoms
    Why ABC Decided to Do Roseanne Without Roseanne“If we can capture even half of Roseanne’s audience from last year, we’ll be the number one new show for the season.”
  31. easter eggs
    Wait, Do The Good Place and Parks and Recreation Exist in a Shared Universe?Pawnee’s famous Paunch Burger makes it to Australia!
  32. chat room
    25 Years After Her ‘#MeToo Moment,’ TV Legend Finally Reclaims the SpotlightThe Cool Kids star Vicki Lawrence talks the highs and lows of her illustrious career.
  33. behind the scenes
    How Murphy Brown Faked That Sarah Huckabee Sanders CameoA combination of real-life news footage, voice and body doubles, and a very particular wardrobe.
  34. close reads
    Murphy Brown’s Righteous, Furious, Flawed Protest Against Sarah Huckabee SandersSure, it’s liberal wish-fulfillment. But isn’t that the point?
  35. tv review
    Big Mouth Season 2 Is a Hilarious and Vital Portrait of PubertyThis show isn’t just funny. It also makes an important message about the way we discuss sex.
  36. will & grace
    After Sparking a Sitcom Revival Frenzy, What’s Next for Will & Grace?Creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan on doing fewer Trump jokes, this season’s big wedding, and what else to expect.
  37. murphy brown
    How Murphy Brown Landed a Surprise Hillary Clinton Cameo“It was actually Candice’s idea,” says creator Diane English.
  38. overnights
    Murphy Brown Season-Premiere Recap: You Had Me at HillaryMurphy returns to a changed media world, as the long-running sitcom begins a second life in the Trump era.
  39. feuds
    Murphy Brown Revival Mocks the Downfall of RoseanneWho knew network sitcoms could be so shady?
  40. comedy
    Yes, Richard Marx Approved That ‘Right Here Waiting’ Joke on The Good Place“I have a huge sense of humor about myself, so I thought, ‘F–k it.’”
  41. close reads
    Why The Good Place Keeps Rebooting ItselfThe show is its own philosophical thought experiment. And that’s why it’s so great.
  42. the good place
    The Good Place Showrunner Michael Schur Knows the Meaning of Life“‘Are you good or bad?’ is essentially unfair. That’s going to be the argument of the show when all is said and done.”
  43. tv review
    The Good Place Is Still the BestStill surprising, still hilarious, still forking great.
  44. vulture recommends
    If You Love Family Sitcoms, Watch Kim’s ConvenienceI haven’t laughed as hard all year, with feeling, as I have alongside this Canadian sitcom.
  45. tca 2018
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Co-Creator Promises No ‘Substantial Changes’In other words: Yes, they’re doing another Halloween episode.
  46. tv history
    Dinosaurs: The Making of TV’s Saddest, Strangest Sitcom FinaleIn 1994, a goofy show about anthropomorphic dinosaurs tried to warn about the dangers of climate change.
  47. tca 2018
    CBS in ‘Preliminary Discussions’ to Renew Big Bang Theory Beyond Season 12Sheldon and Co. will likely be back for a 13th season.
  48. tca 2018
    Last Man Standing Won’t Say Whether Tim Allen’s Character Is a Trump Voter“The producers’ plans are simply not to address whether or not he might be a Trump supporter.”
  49. Ted Danson on Why The Good Place Is Really About KarmaAnd how playing himself on Curb Your Enthusiasm created confusion in his real life.
  50. sitcoms
    Is There Any Way for the Roseanne Spinoff to Succeed?Even without Roseanne, The Conners may not be a thoughtful and insightful sitcom.
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