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The explosive fun of All Elite Wrestling’s ‘Dynamite’

Sports have been coming back in fits and starts in recent weeks, but pro wrestling has kept at it even during lockdown.

John Oliver skewers US history curriculum in ‘Last Week Tonight’

In Sunday’s episode of "Last Week Tonight," host John Oliver criticized the country’s education system, saying there are “embarrassing gaps” in many people’s knowledge of US history.

For Jon Stewart, early days at ‘The Daily Show’ were a trial by fire

It is fascinating to learn from Chris Smith’s oral history of “The Daily Show” how much resistance Stewart encountered from Craig Kilborn-era holdovers on the writing staff when Stewart took over as anchor.


Turmoil behind the scenes at talk shows then and now

This was not a good week for Ellen DeGeneres, whose image has taken a serious hit over allegations that her long-running TV talk show is a toxic work environment. It was faintly reminiscent of an issue that flared up early in Jay Leno’s stint as host of “The Tonight Show” on NBC.


This fall TV season will be unlike any we’ve seen — and not because of the shows

With the usual production schedule disrupted by the pandemic, the fall season will be unlike any we've seen.


Christine Baranski: ‘Good Fight,’ great actress

She got a late start on prime-time television, but has gone on to be a cornerstone of two topnotch series.


Regis Philbin, ‘Millionaire,’ and the price of network hubris

Overexposure by ABC doomed a onetime blockbuster hit.


Lincoln Project ad makes Trump a laughing matter

The political action committee of Never Trumpers skillfully utilized sitcom tropes.