Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

Missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special? Here’s How to Tune In!

If you missed The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special thanks to holiday plans or holiday brain fog and are howling a Tarzan yell of protest, fear not. Not only is it ultra easy to check out CBS’s homage to the queen of comedy and her iconic variety show, but you have nearly two months to do so. Or two months to watch it every single day, because everything’s better with Burnett. To honor the show’s timeless good humor, the two-hour special reunited Burnett (now 84), Lawrence (68) and Waggoner (82) on the show’s original stage alongside a host of actors, singers and comedians […]

Man Among Cheetahs Naborr
Documentary

‘Man Among Cheetahs’: We Ride Along with Filmmaker Bob Poole to Spot Nat Geo Wild’s Big Cat Week Stars

On a brilliant early September day, acclaimed wildlife filmmakers Bob and Gina Poole await visitors on a tiny airstrip in Kenya’s Mara Naboisho Conservancy. When we — 10 international journalists primed for adventure — land, there’s time for quick hellos before everyone leaps into waiting safari vehicles. There is somebody else we need to meet. And he’s a bit unpredictable. In their specially outfitted Land Rover, the Pooles lead the caravan to a nearby stand of acacia trees. The twitch of a tail beneath one draws our eyes to magnificent cheetah Forester, a feline star of the Pooles’ latest film, […]

Psych the Movie
Comedy

Psych: The Movie: TV’s Fake Psychic Detective Returns In The Holiday Film Fans Have Been Waiting For

Christmas comes early this year for fans of TV’s Psych. The series ended in early 2014 but returns for an all-new caper in the form of a two-hour movie titled Psych The Movie. And after talking to series stars James Roday (who also cowrote the film) and Dulé Hill, it’s hard to decide who is more excited — the actors or the series’ loyal fans, who call themselves “Psych-Os.” The film picks up three years after the events of the series finale, with fake psychic detective Shawn Spencer (Roday) and his best friend, Burton “Gus” Guster (Hill), about to open […]

Happy!
Comedy

Happy! Christopher Meloni As You’ve Never Seen Him Before In A Wild New Syfy Series

In Syfy’s new, nearly unclassifiable series Happy!, former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Christopher Meloni plays an ex-New York City cop, but that is the only thing even remotely similar to his previous well-known role. In fact, his character here, the morally dubious Nick Sax, is unlike anything you’ve seen the actor do before, and it is as invigorating for the viewer to watch as it likely has been for Meloni to play — a combination of the patheticness and sardonic humor of a world-weary and reluctant action hero. Based on the graphic novel of the same name […]

Knightfall
Drama

Knightfall: The Knights Templar’s Greatest Quest Is History’s Latest Drama

Long ago, an order of monastic warriors fought battles in distant lands, until a wealth- and power-grabbing ruler betrayed them and led to their demise. Sound familiar? They’re not the Jedi of a galaxy far, far away, but rather the Knights Templar of Europe in the Middle Ages. The Templars were a mysterious order of Catholic warriors who were active in the 12th, 13th and early 14th centuries, fighting in the Crusades and defending pilgrimages to the Holy Land. Some legends have them also protecting sacred relics like the Holy Grail. Stories of the Templars have spawned new mythologies for […]

A Christmas Story Live
Comedy

A Christmas Story Live!

We triple dog dare you not to smile when FOX’s musical production of A Christmas Story Live! brings the beloved Christmas film — complete with nostalgia, pink bunny pajamas and the Bumpus’ dogs — right into your living room. The 1983 cinematic classic A Christmas Story tells the tale of an imaginative boy’s yearning for a very special gift, “an official Red Ryder carbine-action, 200-shot, range model air rifle.” The film inspired a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, which, in turn, forms the backbone of this live TV event. “Everyone knows about the leg lamp and ‘You’ll shoot your eye out!’” says […]

Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary special
Comedy

The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special: We Talk 50 Years of Funny with the Comedy Icon

In 1967, Carol Creighton Burnett stepped onto CBS Television City’s Stage 33, chatted up the audience, performed sidesplitting skits, tugged her left ear and made history. The 34-year-old stage and TV actress honed her knack for physical comedy as a regular on The Garry Moore Show, parlaying her popularity into a variety show of her own. Surrounded by a crack ensemble of laugh-getters — Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman and Lyle Waggoner, plus frequent guest star Tim Conway — Burnett made The Carol Burnett Show must-watch, feel-good TV that earned the weekly series 25 Emmy awards. Fifty years later, it lives […]

Melissa McCarthy as Sean Spicer on SNL
Commentary

The Best & Worst Of 2017: Top Shows, People, Moments And More That Made TV Great Again

He’s The Pope, But YOUNG! HBO’s The Young Pope was the year’s first surprise hit, largely due to the internet’s funny reactions to the show’s forthright title. “At the beginning of the week, [I was] completely unaware of what a meme was,” star Jude Law said in January. “I’ve become very aware. And I love them.” HBO ordered a new season, aptly titled The New Pope. Everybody’s Gonna Die. Come Watch TV. Adult Swim’s brilliantly absurd Rick and Morty and its cult following inspired McDonald’s to offer its Szechuan sauce — one of the show’s running gags — in limited […]