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Broadcast Bloodbath: Networks Cancel ‘Mr. Mayor,’ ‘Kenan,’ ‘Naomi,’ and More Fan Favorites

Broadcast TV just took a broad sword to their 2021-22 shows.In a swarm of cancellation and renewal announcements following network Upfronts, NBC, The CW, and CBS gave the ax to 13 series.The CW canceled Ava DuVernay and Jill Blankenship’s superhero series “Naomi” after one season, just two days after the finale aired. According to Deadline, […]

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Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Last Year’s Winner: Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”Still Eligible: Yes.Hot Streak: The last person to win Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy in back-to-back years was Jeremy Piven for “Entourage.” After that, there was a period where “Modern Family” stars Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet would swap wins. Given how “Ted Lasso” took up half the […]

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‘Reboot,’ a Sitcom About Sitcom Reboots, Will Star Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville

Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville will be teaming up for a new streaming series from Modern Family co-creator Steve Levitan. According to Deadline, Hulu has picked up the comedy pilot Reboot, about a comedy show reboot, with the two actors tapped to star. A Major Showrunner Heads to Streaming Reboot is a meta-comedy inspired by […]

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‘Solar Opposites’ Season 2: Justin Roiland Continues To Impress With His Bonkers Animated Alien Sitcom [Review]

It may not have the rabid fan base of “Rick & Morty” but there’s a similarly subversive sci-fi family comedy from some of the same players over on Hulu that’s building its own following thanks to sharp writing and excellent voice work. On one level, Hulu’s “Solar Opposites” is a send-up of family sitcoms—think “Modern […]

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‘Home Economics’ Trailer: Topher Grace Stars in ABC’s Next Shot at a Family Comedy with Heart

As one expansive, big-family ABC comedy door closes — adieu “Modern Family” — the window opens up to “Home Economics.” The new show, which on Friday got an official premiere date of April 7, centers on a trio of siblings, each in very different financial situations.Tom (Topher Grace) is a middling novelist with dwindling readership, […]

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Fred Willard Remembered by Hollywood: ‘You Were Funny in Your Bones’

Following the news of Fred Willard’s death on Saturday, many film and TV stars, including Jamie Lee Curtis, Jimmy Kimmel and more, paid tribute to the comedic legend.Willard was known for his goofball characters and improvisational comedy. He earned four Emmy nominations, including three in a row for his role as Hank MacDougall on “Everybody […]

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‘Modern Family’ Finale: How Cameron and Mitchell Forever Changed Gay Families on TV

When “Modern Family” premiered in 2009, the mockumentary-style family sitcom was an instant hit, one that would forever alter the fabric of the television landscape. At the time, it seemed water cooler discussion of primetime television had gone the way of the radio, but — much like that other medium — it came roaring back. […]

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The Morning Watch: Meet the ‘Modern Family’ Documentary Crew, ‘Full House’ Goes Full Quarantine & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, after 11 seasons of watching the Dunphys in […]

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7 New Netflix Shows in April 2020, and the Best Reasons to Watch

1. “#blackAF” Season 1 (available April 17)Why Should I Watch? “#blackAF” marks the first Netflix original series from Kenya Barris after the “black-ish” (and “grown-ish” and “mixed-ish”) creator signed his $100 million overall deal with the streamer, and to mark the occasion, he’s putting himself in front of the camera. Co-starring with Rashida Jones, Barris […]

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