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  1. 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.
  2. winter preview 2019
    Winter TV Preview: True Detective, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and 7 More Shows to WatchA complete guide to the TV shows worth seeing this winter.
  3. comics to watch
    38 Comedians You Should and Will KnowHere are the comedians, duos, and groups you’ll want to keep an eye on next year.
  4. documentaries
    Cracked Up Dives Deep Into the Mind and Work of Darrell HammondHere are the most fascinating things we learned from the new documentary.
  5. tv review
    Must Love DogsThis six-part Netflix docuseries is such a good boy.
  6. good one podcast
    How a Kenan Thompson SNL Impression Comes TogetherOn this week’s Good One podcast, Kenan Thompson and his longtime SNL collaborator discuss creating characters out of impressions.
  7. snl
    Luke Null Looks Back on His Very Short Time at Saturday Night Live“I couldn’t be happier they made the mistake of hiring me.”
  8. this week in late night
    A British Invasion on Late Night, Just in Time for the MidtermsEvery late-night guest this week was either a political analyst from MSNBC or a charming rogue from across the pond.
  9. reality tv
    Would You Let a Reality Show Pick Your Home? Or Your Spouse?On Buying It Blind and Married at First Sight, the whole appeal is letting someone else make life’s biggest decisions.
  10. follow friday
    Rebecca O’Neal Uses Twitter to Diagram Her JokesTalking tweets with the Brooklyn-based writer and comedian.
  11. tv
    How Homecoming Made the Jump From Podcasting to Prestige TVCreators Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg break down the biggest changes, what the ending means, and what to expect in season two.
  12. decisions
    Why Lisa Lampanelli Quit Stand-up to Become a Life Coach“I want to say literally what’s on my mind. I don’t want to be misunderstood ever again.”
  13. party report
    Conan O’Brien Doesn’t Want to ‘Kill Time’ With His New Half-Hour ShowO’Brien returns to TBS next year with a much slimmer late-night show … and more freedom to do what he wants.
  14. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: HDTGM Celebrates 200 EpisodesIt’s time for some very funny podcast episodes.
  15. behind the scenes
    How It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Pulled Off Mac’s Jaw-dropping DanceNo joke: Rob McElhenney spent seven months training, lifting weights, and rehearsing for Sunny’s finale dance surprise.
  16. documentaries
    Meet the 1970s Guerillas Who Helped Kick-start DIY Video ComedyDecades before smartphones and YouTube made producing videos easy, there was TVTV.
  17. sketch comedy
    The Baroness von Sketch Stars Reveal Their Favorite SketchesThe IFC sketch-comedy stars choose their favorite sketches (and favorite Muppets).
  18. cable news
    In Praise of MSNBC’s Steve KornackiHe’s the best election night analyzer there is. He also might be a robot.
  19. funny games
    A Brief Comedy History of the Beastie Boys“Our main goal was really just to crack each other up.”
  20. book excerpt
    There Will Never Be a Man As Perfect As The Office’s Jim HalpertAn excerpt from Lane Moore’s new book How to Be Alone.
  21. this week in web videos
    Doctors Reveal Their Greatest Mistakes: The Sweet Spot for New Creators“We’re only human.”
  22. close reads
    The Legacy and the Lunacy of House of CardsThe show’s final season considers serious issues raised by the 2016 election, and it also gets completely nuts.
  23. close reads
    The Romanoffs’ Misconduct Episode Is Depressing and UnnecessaryAs a defense of an accused man, “Bright and High Circle” fails as both a drama and a polemic.
  24. from the archives
    Looking Back at Robert Smigel’s Saturday TV Funhouse PilotFeaturing a young Stephen Colbert as Grimy the Talking Outhouse.
  25. good one podcast
    How a Couple Navigates What From Their Life Can Go Into His Stand-UpOn this week’s Good One, real-life couple Max Silvestri and Leah Beckman discuss how they navigate what from their lives goes into his act.
  26. backstories
    The House of Cards Team Wrote Their Final Season. Then They Wrote It Again.How the writers’ room regrouped (and killed off Frank Underwood) in the wake of the Kevin Spacey allegations.
  27. overnights
    Saturday Night Live Recap: Jonah Hill Earns His Five-Timers’ JacketThe return of Adam Grossman never disappoints.
  28. follow friday
    Rachel Pegram Loves Commenting on LifeTalking tweets with the Brooklyn-based comedian, writer, actor, and singer.
  29. close reads
    In Defense of Prudence Night on Chilling Adventures of SabrinaFrom the beginning, Prudence is more than a mere mean girl.
  30. behind the scenes
    How Bodyguard Pulled Off Its 4 Most Heart-Pounding ScenesCreator Jed Mercurio takes us behind the scenes of his British crime drama’s absurdly tense moments.
  31. profile
    Stephan James Is a Face You Won’t Soon ForgetThe star of Homecoming and If Beale Street Could Talk is, quite literally, taking over screens this fall.
  32. best of 2018
    The Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far)Atlanta, Sharp Objects, Pose, Killing Eve, Better Call Saul, and more.
  33. this week in late night
    Late Night Rocks the VoteThis week in late night has been balls-to-the-wall midterm election boosterism.
  34. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Spooky, Scary, and SillyOur favorite comedy podcasts celebrated Halloween this week.
  35. live comedy
    Why Is PowerPoint Having a Comedy Moment?How a boring office staple became a favorite tool of young comedians.
  36. art
    John Waters Is the Godfather of Baltimore’s Art SceneThe Prince of Puke’s museum retrospective inspires six artists to reflect on his transgressive influence on his hometown.
  37. stand-up
    We Always Knew a Louis C.K. Comeback Would Be EasyThe comedian’s return to the comedy-club scene has arrived without much resistance.
  38. this week in web videos
    The Crying Chef: Need We Say More?“I honestly thought she had gone to war. But I think the battle’s inside her.”
  39. fashion du jour
    The 10 Best Outfits in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, RankedFrom Miss Wardwell’s fabulous green robe to Sabrina’s Dark Baptism dress.
  40. underrated
    Inside Nighty Night and the Bravery of British Comedy With David CrossThe comedian breaks down why Julia Davis’s dark British comedy is so worth watching.
  41. tv review
    Patriot Act Cements Hasan Minhaj As a Necessary Voice in Late NightThe Daily Show vet infuses his Netflix show with a stand-up sensibility and his perspective as the Muslim son of Indian immigrants.
  42. horror
    How Scary Is Haunting of Hill House, Really?A terrified wimp investigates.
  43. good one podcast
    The Story Behind Nikki Glaser’s Best Roast JokesOn this week’s Good One, Nikki Glaser talks about all the work that goes into putting together a set for the Comedy Central roasts.
  44. snl
    Saturday Night Live Hosts’ Best Recurring Characters, RankedIncluding Justin Timberlake, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Martin, and this week’s returning host Jonah Hill.
  45. horror
    Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House, and Every Parent’s Worst FearParents worry about keeping their kids safe. The new Halloween and Netflix’s Hill House capture that anxiety to an extreme.
  46. follow friday
    Alex Song Wants Less Evil and More Cute Videos, PleaseTalking Twitter with the Brooklyn-based writer, actor, and comedian.
  47. behind the scenes
    How Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Made Its Creepy Opening CreditsThe artist who draws the Chilling Adventures comic also designed the Netflix show’s title sequence.
  48. this week in late night
    Late Night’s Theatre of the AbsurdEvery week we say things can’t get worse or weirder, and every week they do.
  49. tv
    Megyn Kelly Never Belonged at Today. The Blackface Debacle Just Proves It.The former Fox News host was never a good fit for morning TV, and it’s time for NBC to finally face that.
  50. this week in comedy podcasts
    This Week in Comedy Podcasts: Danny Pudi Is Gettin’ BetterIt’s comedy podcast time.
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