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Yvonne Orji Can Turn Punchlines Into Choruses

Momma, I Made It! works best when Orji’s material speaks for itself.
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I May Destroy You Confirms Michaela Coel’s Stunning Talent

An unflinching, dynamic exploration of desire and consent stands on the strength of Coel’s work as a writer, director, and performer.
best of 2020

The Best Comedy Specials of the Year (So Far)

Featuring Marc Maron’s apocalyptic End Times Fun, Leslie Jones’s Time Machine, and Ted Alexandro’s DIY quarantine release.
  1. tiger king
    Band Behind Joe Exotic’s Tiger King Tunes Drops New Carole Baskin SongThey presumably had it just lion around.
  2. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars Recap: Jeff Probst’s Drag RaceThat’s right, henny, we’re doing Survivor now.
  3. the industry
    California Governor Gavin Newsom Allows Film and TV Production to Resume June 12Which is…next week.
  4. overnights
    Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Recap: The Beginning of the EndWhat if Betty had just walked away when Dan was late for the movies? Could all of this have been avoided?
  5. dun dun
    SVU Showrunner Says Cop Shows Are ‘Miscontributing’ to SocietyHe has also spoken against police brutality on Twitter this week.
  6. police tv
    Cops Season Premiere, Live PD Episodes Pulled in Light of ProtestsIt’s unclear whether Cops will return to Paramount.
  7. comedy review
    Yvonne Orji Can Turn Punchlines Into ChorusesMomma, I Made It! works best when Orji’s material speaks for itself.
  8. tv
    Vanderpump Rules Stars Once Called the Cops on a Black Cast MemberFaith says Stassi and Kristen bragged about reporting her to the police in 2018. “It didn’t work, so they were upset about that.”
  9. tv review
    I May Destroy You Confirms Michaela Coel’s Stunning TalentAn unflinching, dynamic exploration of desire and consent stands on the strength of Coel’s work as a writer, director, and performer.
  10. buffering
    All Eyes on the ProtestsHow streaming news networks are emerging as valuable resources for anyone looking to go beyond cable news coverage.
  11. bring back my girls
    Give Drag Race Season 12 a Do-OverOne of the best group of queens this show has seen deserves the full, unadulterated Drag Race experience. Enter All Stars.
  12. last night on late night
    Amber Ruffin Opens Up About Her Experiences With Racist Police“Don’t let people get away with racist crap — not anymore. It’s a new day.”
  13. overnights
    The Real Housewives of New York City Recap: Holy Ravioli!Throwing pasta at another person is awful and uncalled for, but also, a round of applause for Leah, our new MVP.
  14. overnights
    Dirty John Season Premiere Recap: Hell Hath No FuryThe new season kicks off with Betty Broderick’s tenuous grasp of reality on full display, alongside glimpses of what brought her to that point.
  15. commencement speeches
    Meghan Markle Addresses Black Lives Matter in High School Graduation Speech“I realized: The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.”
  16. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Recap: Children Will ListenDenise’s husband Aaron needs to take a seat and let these women do their jobs.
  17. glee
    Heather Morris Somehow Both Drags and Defends Her Glee Co-Star Lea Michele“…was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so.”
  18. the arrowverse
    Batwoman Avoids Recasting Ruby Rose by Inventing New Lead CharacterShe’s described as “likable, messy, a little goofy and untamed.”
  19. now streaming
    The 50 Best TV Shows on Amazon Prime Right NowHomecoming, Escape at Dannemora, The Americans, and more.
  20. best of 2020
    The Best Comedy Specials of the Year (So Far)Featuring Marc Maron’s apocalyptic End Times Fun, Leslie Jones’s Time Machine, and Ted Alexandro’s DIY quarantine release.
  21. last night on late night
    Leslie Jones Wishes She Left Her Sledgehammer at Home“What do you think that you’re gonna change by going out here with that?”
  22. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusA long list of broken dreams.
  23. true crime
    How Dirty John’s Young Dan and Betty Channeled the Brodericks’ ‘Perfect’ PastAnd the origins of that whole “turtle and alligator” thing.
  24. black lives matter
    Brooklyn Nine-Nine Cast Donates $100,000 to National Bail FundThey issued a statement condemning the death of George Floyd.
  25. tv
    Glee’s Samantha Marie Ware Says Lea Michele Made Working on Show ‘Living Hell’Michele released an apology after being dropped from her HelloFresh sponsorship.
  26. chat room
    Insecure’s Jay Ellis Is Convinced That Issa and Lawrence Are Soul Mates“I think they will always be in each other’s lives no matter what happens.”
  27. dun dun
    Dick Wolf Fires Law & Order Spin-off Writer for Violent Facebook PostsHe had captioned a photo of himself with a large firearm “Curfew…”
  28. role muddles
    Why Cops and Soldiers Love the PunisherUnderstanding the controversial fandom of a violent Marvel antihero.
  29. tv review
    Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story Offers a Careful Study of a Woman ScornedAmanda Peet sinks every one of her teeth into the role of the famous housewife turned murderer.
  30. true crime
    There Is No Villain in Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story“To this day, I believe that Betty believes it was either her or them,” says Dirty John’s showrunner.
  31. last night on late night
    Michael Che Says It’s a ‘Bummer’ His 2016 Black Lives Matter Joke Is Relevant“I feel like the guy who wrote ‘Amazing Grace’: You’re happy you hear the song, but every time you hear it you’re like ‘Oh no, what happened?’”
  32. last night on late night
    Jimmy Fallon Apologizes Again for Blackface SNL Sketch: ‘I’m Not a Racist’He later interviewed Don Lemon, who said his words were “very honest and brave.”
  33. best of 2020
    The Best TV of the Year (So Far)Never Have I Ever, What We Do In the Shadows, and The Last Dance are some of the brightest bright spots among 2020’s televisual offerings.
  34. overnights
    Below Deck: Mediterranean Season Premiere Recap: Same Sh*t, Different YachtThe Wellington may be new, but this is already shaping up to be another season of the same Below Deck: Med we know and love.
  35. overnights
    Killing Eve Season Finale Recap: Do You Ever Think About the Past?Where did Killing Eve lose its way?
  36. chat room
    Malia White Wouldn’t Be Below Deck’s First Female Bosun Without Captain SandyBelow Deck: Mediterranean’s new bosun talks returning to the series, quarantine, and sexism in yachting.
  37. close reads
    Cops Are Always the Main CharactersTV perfected the cop show, metastasized it, and then franchised it into ubiquity. How does that affect the way audiences think about police?
  38. last night on late night
    John Oliver Recaps the Year of America’s ‘Brutality Bingo’“That misconduct is in and of itself built on a legacy of white supremacy.”
  39. postponements
    Drama Desk Awards Postponed Out of Regard for Ongoing Protests“We stand together with our black colleagues against the racial injustice and violence in our nation and city.”
  40. overnights
    Quiz Premiere Recap: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?The miniseries kicks off with the roller-coaster origin story of a game-show phenomenon and the unlikely faction of fans looking to hack it.
  41. overnights
    Billions Recap: Family DramaAs Axe revisits the watershed moment that set him on his path to wealth and power, Chuck is tasked with saving his father’s life.
  42. overnights
    Space Force Season-Finale Recap: Ding Dong DitchThe first season limps to a bizarre cliffhanger that leaves Space Force with some work to do in season two.
  43. overnights
    Snowpiercer Recap: It’s Only Doors Between UsFight Night allows the train’s classes to mix, and reveals the tiny exploitable holes permeating Snowpiercer’s closed system.
  44. overnights
    Space Force Recap: The Wrong StuffAngela Ali takes her moment, China makes a power play, and Erin spirals out.
  45. bachelor nation
    Hannah Brown Issues Apology: She’s Not ‘Ignorant White Girl Who Uses the N-Word’“If you want to support me, do not defend me. What I did, what I said was indefensible.”
  46. overnights
    Space Force Recap: Orange Is the New BlahPick a lane, Space Force, or people are going to pick another show.
  47. george floyd
    Police Hit Insecure Actor Kendrick Sampson With Rubber Bullets at L.A. ProtestPolice also hit him with a baton.
  48. overnights
    Space Force Recap: Skinny FuelAn old-fashioned “special guest star” episode is pretty thin overall but features some great work from Kaitlin Olson and Janina Gavankar.
  49. overnights
    Space Force Recap: Foreign CorrespondentLike the spy investigation at its center, this episode doesn’t really add up to much in the end.
  50. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Begs Older Americans to Vote Donald Trump Out of Office“Is this who you want leading us? A president who clearly and intentionally inflames violence in the middle of a riot to show how tough he is?”
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