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The 10 Best TV Comedies of 2018

The year’s most refreshing, experimental, and hilariously indelible shows.
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The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off

35 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
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The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018

From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
  1. overnights
    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale Recap: You Better Watch OutSomething wicked is lurking in the Spellman house this Yule.
  2. overnights
    Jersey Shore Family Vacation Season Finale Recap: Welcome to the FamilyRon’s relationship woes are put on pause so the Shore gang can take part in some wholesome (for them) fundraising fun.
  3. best of 2018
    The 10 Best TV Comedies of 2018The year’s most refreshing, experimental, and hilariously indelible shows.
  4. 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.
  5. peak tv
    Almost 500 Scripted Shows Aired in 2018, But We Still Haven’t Hit Peak TVFor the first time in TV history, streamers like Netflix and Amazon had the biggest share of scripted production in 2018.
  6. casting
    Greg Kinnear Is the Latest Addition to Team Twilight ZoneSo many of your faves.
  7. #metoo
    Cybill Shepherd Says Rebuffing an Advance From Les Moonves Got Her Show CanceledShepherd says the former head of CBS propositioned her over dinner.
  8. series orders
    Jennifer Garner and J.J. Abrams Are Working Together Again on a New Apple ShowIt’s not about spies, or at least not yet!
  9. trailer mix
    Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 Trailer: Hark, the Red Angel SignalsReturning to CBS All Access January 17.
  10. the industry
    How TV Finally Got Its Own Blockbuster Special EffectsIn recent years, groundbreaking VFX work has transformed the TV landscape. But it’s not easy making monsters and dragons like ones on the big screen.
  11. netflix
    Up on Your Feet! One Day at a Time Will Return for Season 3 in FebruaryFebruary 8, to be exact.
  12. last night on late night
    Allow Samantha Bee to Introduce You to Fox News’ Streaming Service Fox Nation“It’s like television, grandpa, but you get it on the smaller screen you use for writing racism on Facebook!”
  13. overnights
    South Park Season-Finale Recap: Bezos Goes Up in SmokeThe season ends with a consideration of the challenges inherent in building and occupying a new world, and a cameo from a C-word-dropping Santa.
  14. not quite reality tv
    How Dirty John Actors Compare to Their Real-life CounterpartsMeet the real-life men and women (and one dog) who inspired Bravo’s twisted story of love, betrayal, and death.
  15. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New Jersey Recap: Jekyll and BrideDid anyone really think Danielle was going to be chill about her bachelorette party?
  16. sag awards
    Megan Mullally Will Host the SAG AwardsWill Nick Offerman host the AFTRA Awards?
  17. chat room
    Mark Consuelos on Playing Riverdale’s Resident MobsterPlus, some confusion over his “make my bones” catchphrase.
  18. overnights
    Riverdale Mid-season Finale Recap: The Hot ZoneOne of the dullest episodes in a while sends us into the mid-winter break by putting to bed the mystery of the Gargoyle King — or does it??
  19. trailer mix
    Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Trailer Brings an Insane Amount of Joy to CleaningFind your spark of joy!
  20. the industry
    Report: CBS This Morning Producer to Exit CBS Following Charlie Rose SettlementRyan Kadro was named in a recently settled lawsuit.
  21. casting
    Werner Herzog Joins the Star Wars UniverseHe’s headed to The Mandalorian.
  22. snl
    SNL Host Matt Damon Has Extremely High Secret Santa StandardsDon’t you dare ruin this for him.
  23. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off35 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  24. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Musical TV Moments of 2018From The Americans to Versace, these TV needle drops belong on your playlist.
  25. trailer mix
    Killer Mike Coming to Topple the Status Quo With Netflix ShowAsking the tough questions, like would you buy soda from the Crips?
  26. sexual misconduct
    Charlie Rose Accusers Settle Lawsuit With CBS NewsThey were paid an undisclosed sum.
  27. daytime tv
    Ellen DeGeneres, Tired of Being So Nice, Is Considering Leaving Daytime TVBut who will interview the viral stars?
  28. overnights
    The Conners Recap: Sister, SisterDan, Darlene, and Becky deal with some hefty emotional baggage surrounding their absent spouses.
  29. overnights
    Below Deck Recap: Who Is Brent?Why is the camera guy with no yachting experience the only person here who knows what to do in a boat-mergency?
  30. best of 2018
    The 10 Best TV Scenes of 2018The year’s most memorable TV moments, from The Americans to Sharp Objects.
  31. cancellations
    Detroiters, and Joy, Has Been CanceledComedy Central axed the show.
  32. deleted scenes
    This Nathan for You Deleted Scene Won’t Bring the Show Back But It’s Still FunnyNathan and Bill take in a little football.
  33. selena
    Break Out Your Bustiers, a Selena TV Series Is Coming to NetflixMe siento muy … excited!
  34. we're going to the catskills!
    What’s a Tummler? Your Guide to Mrs. Maisel’s Catskills ReferencesThe series’s second season is full of spot-on allusions to the history and culture of the Jewish vacation haven of the early and mid–20th century.
  35. tv news
    Kathie Lee Gifford to Leave the Today Show in April, So Break Out the White WineAfter 11 years on the show.
  36. awards
    Carol Burnett Will Get the New Golden Globes TV Award, Which Is Named After HerWho could have seen it coming?
  37. overnights
    My Brilliant Friend Finale Recap: For Better, for WorseAs Lila’s wedding approaches, the differences between her and Elena unite the two friends in silent understanding.
  38. overnights
    Vanderpump Rules Recap: James and the Giant BreachIs DJ James Kennedy abusive, or just a scumbag? The women of SUR are on the case!
  39. fashion du jour
    Mrs. Maisel’s Costume Designer Explains Five Key Outfits From Season TwoFrom Tony Shalhoub’s beret to Midge judging the swimsuit competition.
  40. chat room
    Mrs. Maisel’s Michael Zegen Knows You Don’t Like Joel“I’m always surprised when people tell me, ‘Oh, I’m rooting for you.’ It’s like, really?”
  41. best of 2018
    The 10 Best New TV Shows of 2018A wildly eclectic year of debuts, from Queer Eye to Sharp Objects.
  42. tv
    Tom DeLonge Takes Alien Obsession to Next Level, Makes Sci-fi Show for TeensCombining DeLonge’s loves of skateboarding, the paranormal, and dirty jokes.
  43. awards season
    The Favourite, Black Panther Lead Critics’ Choice Awards NominationsThe punchy period piece led the film slate with 14 noms.
  44. overnights
    90 Day Fiancé Recap: All Hail the QueenLarissa lashes out, Leida and Eric continue their explosive confrontation, and Olga is swimming in a sea of red flags.
  45. overnights
    Doctor Who Recap: Be the Better ManA game-changing season of Who ends not with a bang, but a whimper.
  46. outlander season 4
    What Lord John Grey’s Outlander Return Means for Claire and JamieThe heart-to-heart chat between Lord John and Claire was “years in the making,” says actor David Berry.
  47. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Atlanta Recap: Boobs and Bourbon (and Wine)NeNe must have a bag of words she uses when putting together her party themes.
  48. outlander
    Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe on That Swoon-Worthy Bathtub Scene“What I love is that Claire’s not insecure about her love for Jamie or Jamie’s love for her.”
  49. best of 2018
    The 10 Best Stand-up Specials of 2018Rounding up our favorite hour-long stand-up specials of the year.
  50. tributes
    Family Guy Pays Tribute to Carrie Fisher With Her Character’s EulogyThe actress voiced Peter’s boss Angela since 2005.
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