Like any other kid who grew up in the 90s, my TV diet mainly consisted of Nickelodeon, Saturday morning cartoons, ABC’s TGIF block of programming, and the occasional free preview of the Disney Channel. Needless to say most shows were filled with slime, hijinks, hugs, laugh-tracks, and catchphrases, but every now and then an episode would drop a real life truth bomb on you. Here’s five episodes that chipped away at my childhood innocence.
It’s April, which means we’re in the homestretch of the traditional broadcast TV season. And for cable networks and streaming sites, it’s just another month to program, so needless to say there’s a lot of shows coming and going right about now. Without further ado, here’s a spring TV survival guide with premier and finale dates, renewal and cancellation information, and more.
Earlier this week news broke that Nashville’s current showrunner would be replaced by Marshall Herskovitz and Ed Zwick. Now on one hand this is good news for Nashville fans since it seems to indicate that a fifth season is likely; however, handing over the reins of a TV show can seriously alter the tone of a show, for better or worse.
Love to live-tweet during your favorite TV shows? If so, who are you following, the actors, the official show account? How about the writers? Many do have Twitter accounts, but if the prospect of searching for each and every credited writer on every new episode is less than appealing you can just follow the show’s writers room account instead.
Many TV shows employ some level of self-contained storytelling in each episode. Hence the familiar case of the week, patient of the week, monster of the week, and mystery of the week formulas. While this form of storytelling is tried and true, see any Dick Wolf production, that doesn’t mean it can’t be spiced up every now and then.
2015 was one hell of a year for the US Women’s National Soccer Team and 2016 is shaping up to be just as much fun to watch. Between the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship, the inaugural SheBelieves Cup, and of course the Summer Olympics there’s plenty of opportunities to watch these talented women compete.
There’s a lot of high-profile comic book-based TV shows on broadcast and Netflix right now. From The Flash and Arrow to Daredevil and Supergirl, there’s no shortage of vigilantes and powered people to root for. However, there’s another really excellent show on TV right now – Marvel’s Agent Carter.