A notable and transformative shift has taken place at NBC. The network has chosen to bet its Thursday night on more serious dramas in hopes of aligning its programming with the viewing preferences of American audiences.
For seven years NBC tried to tell everyone that 30 Rock was a hit. It was not. Critics enjoyed it but no one was rabidly watching it like Modern Family. The Blacklist is the ONLY holdover for new shows from last season and that is only good because James Spader is truly "the man".
Question: What do science fiction, fantasy and horror have in common? Answer: they are the genres honored annually, for the past four decades, by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
Well, summer is over, folks, so now it's time to hang out with our real best friend: Television. I'm always interested in what could be the next big show, and even interested in a show that is not only big, but actually good.
When author Mary Gaitskill published Bad Behavior in 1988, critics around the world praised her bold and original collection of short stories. The author spoke with The Slant about why she thinks the book has endured and which story she thinks is the strongest.