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Jim Carrey in 'Kidding' (Showtime)

Jim Carrey Plays it Straight in Showtime’s ‘Kidding’

“Feel it and you can heal it,” sings Mr. Pickles. “Isn’t growing up funny?” Showtime’s new half-hour dramedy Kidding, starring Jim Carrey as a kids TV host in crisis, is freighted with an odd mix of expectations, coming as it does after the rapturously received Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the Mr. Rogers documentary whose…

Kaitlin Olson, Rob McElhenney, Danny DeVito, and Charlie Day in 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' (FXX)

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Shakes Things Up in Season 13

Only 18 months after it left us on a cliffhanger finale to a season full of game-changing plot twists — Mac finally acknowledging he’s gay, Charlie finally persuading The Waitress to move in with him and have a baby, Dennis accepting responsibility for the child he apparently sired on a layover in North Dakota (during…

Emily Meade and Gary Carr in 'The Deuce' (HBO)

Barely Illegal: HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ Gets Even Better in Season 2

“Whoever would have thought the most boring part of this whole thing would be the [sex]?” So muses Maggie Gyllenhaal’s prostitute-turned-porn star-turned porn director as she lies prone on a table, waiting for the cameras to roll, but she could just as easily be talking about the show on which she is a character, The…

Woody McClain in 'The Bobby Brown Story' (BET)

BET’s ‘The Bobby Brown Story’ Traces Every Little Step

After the runaway success of BET’s rapturously received three-night miniseries The New Edition Story, about the ‘80s boy band as famous for its battles with management, its record label, and among its members as for its musical output, it was inevitable that similar treatments of other legendary musicians would be swiftly greenlighted, and right on…

Viacom Comedy Extra

Four Shows to Binge in Sling’s Comedy Extra

Admittedly, a name like “Comedy Extra” doesn’t exactly capture the full scope of amazing content that’s available on hit channels like MTV, TV Land, CMT, and Paramount Network (among others in the $5 pack). To help give you a clearer idea, here are four amazing shows that tell you more about Sling’s Comedy Extra than its…

The Contender Season 5 Episode 501; The Return of The Contender

Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: ‘The Contender’ Is Back on EPIX

For a little while there it seemed like the sport of boxing was on life support, supplanted in the public imagination by the UFC. But with a few particularly interesting fights over the past year or so — Andre Ward dethroning Sergey Kovalev, the action-packed Canelo/GGG fight that went to a draw, and of course…

The Post-Wife Lives of ‘The Real Housewives of Orange County’

If you’re new to The Real Housewives of Orange County, my immediate thought is that you and I lead extremely different lives.  Also, I feel I should point out that the show’s name is monumentally misleading.  Much like the other Housewives franchise (with the marked exception of Dallas), the majority of the ladies are neither…