REVIEW: ‘Archer’ Spends Season 8 in Dreamland

It’s tough to keep a show going past its third season. A lot of shows will pair main characters off, or break them up, or add a baby to the mix — anything to create new dynamics between the characters, new conflicts, new story possibilities. The rioutously funny animated spy comedy Archer has taken a…

EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Detour’ Cast Talks Best Episodes of Season 2

Before season one of TBS’ The Detour even premiered, it was picked up for a second season — a high bar for the Samantha Bee and Jason Jones-led comedy easily cleared by the end of season one, raising the anticipation of what sort of trouble the Parkers would find themselves in for season two. One thing…

Party Down on Starz

#Bingeworthy: ‘Party Down’ on STARZ

In the age of social media and The Voice and our venerable reality-show president, it seems there are more people out there trying to make it in the entertainment world than ever before. And why wouldn’t they? The barriers to expressing creativity keep getting lower and lower, allowing us to make movies with our phones…

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The Final Season of HBO’s ‘Girls’ Marks the End of an Era

Fans expecting a tidy conclusion might be in for disappointment when HBO’s Girls comes to a close on April 16. Based on the season premiere, viewers can most likely expect the characters to remain true to their unique natures and, maybe, to better see themselves for the women they are. Growth, but not necessarily change….

The Mick

‘The Mick’ Drags Network Comedy to the ‘Sunny’ Side

In the world of scripted television, particularly the world of scripted television comedy, entropy is the norm. No matter how funny or inventive a show might get by its second or third or fourth season, the inevitable decline always seems to begin around the seventh: the premises start to repeat, the jokes get tired, the…

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Tom Papa Hauls In Laughs In Fourth Comedy Special ‘Human Mule’

In the last couple of years, comedian Tom Papa has starred alongside some of the biggest names in dramatic film, including Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in the HBO film Behind The Candelabra and Clive Owen in the Cinemax series The Knick. Spoiler alert: Neither of those titles is classified as “comedy,” so to see Tom…

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandon Micheal Hall Talks TBS’ ‘Search Party’

If you’re a fan of Girls and Serial, don’t miss your chance to join in on TBS’ newest dark comedy Search Party.We chatted with one of the stars of the show, Brandon Micheal Hall, who plays Julian, a former flame of Dory (Alia Shawkat), a 20-something girl obsessed with finding an old college acquaintance who…