Another whirlwind weekend of New York Comic Con is in the books. For me, it was two full days of lines, panels, and free swag. So overall, I’d call the weekend a success. I made it into all the panels I wanted to (my strategy still works!), got to talk TV with some cool people, saw a lot of sneak peeks & “exclusive” trailers, and the weather couldn’t have been any better.
I found TBS’s new show The Guest Book in a roundabout way, but after one episode I was hooked. It features a strong main cast, a sustainable anthology-ish premise, fast paced jokes, and great guest stars. And oh yeah, a really cool “house band” that plays the opening theme song, plus a live song at the end of every episode.
The 69th Emmy Awards aired last night, and it was a doozy. After last year’s wins for Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek I didn’t think I could be more pleasantly surprised – I was wrong. For me, it was a satisfying show with wins going to Black Mirror, Big Little Lies, Donald Glover for Atlanta, Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe for Master of None, and Sterling K. Brown for This is Us.
Several TV shows I watch are making the move to Friday nights this coming TV season and while most of Twitter was up in arms about their favorite shows moving to the so-called “Friday Night Death Slot”, I was actually pretty pleased with the scheduling moves. (Here’s the Fall 2017 TV Schedule for reference.)
On Tuesday June 27th 2017, Pretty Little Liars will finally bid adieu. And I say “finally” because I feel like I can’t remember my life before the show. What was once a fun guilty pleasure and then an all-out TV obsession has long since turned into an obligation of sorts – I just need to know how it ends. I’m a bitter-ender, damnit!
Ever since The CW revived Whose Line is it Anyway? in 2013, each episode has featured a “special guest”. Typically that designation has meant one of two things, either a well known comedian joins them in the fourth chair, like Keegan Michael Key or Jeff Davis, or it’s a random celebrity, most often from one of The CW’s other shows that makes a couple of appearances in games that would otherwise require an audience member.
The traditional broadcast TV season is over, which means one of two things: either the shows you love are on hiatus, or gone for good. To find out the fate of your favorite shows, check TVLine’s Renewal Scorecard. (It also means TV By The Number’s Cancel Bear is in hibernation once again.)
At some point TBS quietly amassed a solid line-up of original programming. No longer just the home for reruns of Family Guy and The Big Bang Theory, TBS currently boasts a late night talk show, a weekly news satire program, an array of live action single cam comedies, and more.