this week in late night

Bob Odenkirk With a Crossbow Won Late Night This Week

Plus Matthew Rhys’s and Melanie Lynskey’s accent work and Tooning Out being mean (complimentary).
dinner party

The Noise Around Swarm Is Deafening

The first episode’s sex scene opened an entire can of discourse worms. We’re still trying to sort them out.
auxiliary power

Time to Brush Up on Succession’s Assistants, Aides, and Attachés

Which of the Roys’ many suit-wearing advisers is closest to power?
  1. sleuthing
    Let’s Look Way Too Hard for Clues in the Season 4 Succession Credits SequenceMaking like truffle pigs and snuffling out deets.
  2. whose anatomy is it anyway?
    Nevertheless, Grey’s Anatomy PersistedThe medical drama has been renewed for season 20 with a new showrunner.
  3. cut my life into pieces
    Yellowjackets’ Warren Kole Is Activating Super Jeff“I had never heard Papa Roach.”
  4. overnights
    Party Down Recap: Pressure Makes DiamondsLydia and Escapade beat the odds and “made it” in Hollywood, but at what cost?
  5. overnights
    RuPaul’s Drag Race Recap: Teacher’s PetThe makeover challenge gives the subjects what they came for, but the viewers less so.
  6. did nothing cancel?
    Arrested Development Is Staying on Netflix After AllThere’s still some money in that banana stand.
  7. bey hive meet killer bees
    Overanalyzing Every Beyoncé Reference in SwarmX is to Beyoncé as Y is to Ni’Jah.
  8. it’s you
    You Finally Get to See Joe Goldberg’s EndSeason five will be its last.
  9. next month on late night
    Roy Wood Jr. to Get Behind the Daily Show Desk at LastFollowed by The Daily Show correspondents Jordan Klepper, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, and Michael Kosta.
  10. dinner party
    The Noise Around Swarm Is DeafeningThe first episode’s sex scene opened an entire can of discourse worms. We’re still trying to sort them out.
  11. overnights
    Dear Edward Finale Recap: Ten Weeks LaterOur characters have to say good-bye yet again, but this time it’s on their own terms.
  12. yellowjackets
    Who Are All of the Other Yellowjackets?Perhaps the biggest unanswered question is, in theory, the simplest: How many survivors are there in that cabin? Who are these background players?
  13. announcements
    Introducing Succession ClubA newsletter exclusively for New York subscribers obsessively covering the show’s final season.
  14. this week in late night
    Bob Odenkirk With a Crossbow Won Late Night This WeekPlus Matthew Rhys’s and Melanie Lynskey’s accent work and Tooning Out being mean (complimentary).
  15. overnights
    Grey’s Anatomy Recap: The Mighty JungleWhat’s supposed to be an empowering, important day quickly turns into a terrifying one.
  16. chat room
    Jessica Williams Brought Her Own Spice, and Scrunchies, to ShrinkingPost-finale, Williams talks about her new spin on the “Black lady therapist” trope and her many improvised moments — including that Mariah Carey riff.
  17. behind the music
    Inside Daisy Jones & the Six’s Most Resonant Needle DropsIncluding a hard pass from Led Zeppelin and an enthusiastic yes from Fleetwood Mac.
  18. auxiliary power
    Time to Brush Up on Succession’s Assistants, Aides, and AttachésWhich of the Roys’ many suit-wearing advisers is closest to power?
  19. overnights
    Love Is Blind Season-Premiere Recap: Mean GirlsYou’d think by season four of this show, the formula would be tired, but Netflix keeps finding new and inventive ways to punish single people.
  20. buzz! buzz!
    Citizen Detectives, Get SleuthingYellowjackets is already leaving us with more questions than answers about our favorite not-not-cannibal girls.
  21. finale thoughts
    Daisy Jones’s Sebastian Chacon Knows Warren Is the Real Hero of the Six“I thought, How can there be something in every scene that I love or am tickled by?
  22. overnights
    Daisy Jones & the Six Series-Finale Recap: Go Your Own WayIn the finale, Daisy Jones is more ambitious and freer in its unadulterated melodrama.
  23. overnights
    Shrinking Season-Finale Recap: The Best Way to Help YourselfTherapy has become a smaller and smaller part of this show over the course of the season, so the final scene of the finale feels a bit jarring.
  24. overnights
    Daisy Jones & the Six Recap: Steel City BluesWe know that the Six isn’t long for this world, but the dream gets to live a bit longer when Billy and Daisy make amends.
  25. buzz buzz hmmm
    Our Spooky, Sexy Yellowjackets TheoriesSeason-two premiere “Friends, Romans, Countrymen” gives us much to chew on.
  26. overnights
    Yellowjackets Season-Premiere Recap: Cornflake GirlsGet ready to wander back into the wilderness of cannibalism, unresolved trauma, and teen angst.
  27. state of the union
    SNL’s Postproduction Editors Have Ratified Their First Union ContractSuccessfully averting an April 1 strike.
  28. overnights
    The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip Season-Premiere Recap: Thai One OnThe latest UGT feels like fights from past Housewives seasons but with different peanut galleries weighing in on them.
  29. party report
    Juliette Lewis Says Natalie Is ‘Seeking Redemption’ in Yellowjackets Season TwoAfter being kidnapped by Lottie’s cult, Natalie is searching for answers.
  30. close read
    The Uncomfortable Dissonance of Swarm’s Faux DocumentaryDespite a standout central performance, the penultimate episode rings hollow in a show heretofore luxuriating in ambiguity.
  31. ricky thompson voice: success!
    Yeah, HBO Wanted More Succession TooOkay, so gimme it.
  32. vulture lists
    Top Chef Celebrity Guest Judges, RankedJennifer Coolidge, Patti LaBelle, Joe Jonas, and — of course — Anthony Bourdain.
  33. queen bee
    Which Hymenopteran Toxic-Femininity Cult Is Right for You?A hive only has one queen.
  34. scandoval
    Jax Taylor Knows ‘For a 100 Percent Fact’ That Tom Schwartz Was a ‘Decoy’But is this the man we trust?
  35. news from shondaland
    Bridgerton Gives Queen Charlotte Her Own Romance in First TrailerThe prequel gallops onto Netflix on May 4.
  36. overnights
    Star Trek: Picard Recap: It’s a Heist!The return of yet another beloved character and an excellent use of the word burgle.
  37. buffering
    The Battle for BETThe competition to buy the historic network — and its streaming service — has the TV industry talking.
  38. remembrance
    Lance Reddick’s Comedy Journey Was Just Getting StartedJake Weisman, co-creator and co-star of Corporate, reflects on working with the late actor.
  39. screen time
    Why Does Poker Face Look So Good?The cinematographer is a self-taught coder who makes digital video look like film.
  40. last night on late night
    The Tonight Show Goes Inside Brian Cox’s Method Acting MasterClassJimmy Fallon teared up at Cox’s advice on acting.
  41. overnights
    Snowfall Recap: A Dying BreedIf Franklin is Prometheus, bringing fire to Compton in the form of rocked-up cocaine, then Louie is Icarus, flying too close to the sun.
  42. overnights
    Vanderpump Rules Recap: Mexico StandoffWelcome to the pool party from hell.
  43. comeback stories
    Ahmed Best on Joining Mandalorian Cast: ‘Good to Be Back’The actor formerly played Jar-Jar Binks.
  44. overnights
    Swarm Finale Recap: Everything Is LoveSwarm doesn’t provide any definitive answers, but it opens up the floodgates to an already polarized conversation.
  45. vanderpumped
    Ariana Madix Joins Cast of Lifetime Movie Buying Back My DaughterAt least something good came out of Scandoval.
  46. coming soon
    It’s Love, Korean Style in To All the Boys Spinoff XO, KittyKitty (Anna Cathcart) is about to have her love-expert status challenged.
  47. the law
    Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland Cleared of Domestic Violence ChargesThe Rick and Morty creator released a statement calling the charges an attempt to have him “canceled” by “an embittered ex.”
  48. tv review
    Succession Still Has a Few Surprises LeftIn its final season, the HBO juggernaut keeps redefining itself, charting new business battlefields and emotional terrain.
  49. overnights
    The Bad Batch Recap: We’re in the Endgame NowThis is it. This is the show we’ve been waiting for, the episode everything has been building toward.
  50. overnights
    The Mandalorian Recap: NestingThe Mandalorians, or at least Din Djarin’s branch, take the task of adopting strays seriously.
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