The 8 New TV Shows We’re Most Excited About This Fall
In case you didn't notice, it was kind of a lackluster summer for new TV shows. Extant wasn't great. Welcome to Sweden underperformed. It was all just a little "meh." Luckily, the fall TV season is almost here, and with it a slew of new programming we can't wait to let clog up our DVRs. Here's what we're most excited to glue our eyeballs to.
Alec Stern: Halle Berry and summer TV's 'Extant' effect
If you’re anything like me, there’s a slew of TV series that premiere in the warmer months, after school ends and responsibilities fall by the wayside, that you wait around all year for. “True Blood,” perhaps? “Orange Is the New Black?” Maybe it was “Weeds” or “The Closer?” Or maybe it will be “The Leftovers” or “The Strain?” To some, summertime equals vacations, beaches, sunshine. read more
Welcome to TV's second "Golden Age"
(CBS News) TV's first Golden Age played out decades ago on old-fashioned console ... They were the weeds growing in a "vast wasteland" -- a withering criticism leveled at TV back in 1961 by then-FCC chairman Newton Minow. But if the TV landscape was ...
Saturday evening TV has never been so bad
This is not a drill. Tomorrow, between the hours of 5:30pm and 8:30pm, all of television will become a wasteland. A terrifying post-apocalyptic wasteland with a total absence of light or happiness, like The Book of Eli or the modern British high street.
Why Reality TV Doesn’t Suck, and May Even Make Us Smarter
Photo: mikecogh / Flickr It’s easy to assume reality TV is the place where bad TV went to hide when the rest of TV got a lot better. Like that old Wild West town where criminals congregate, reality TV is often perceived as the last, “vast wasteland ...