While The A.V. Club often operates under the fantasy that our readers have their eyes glued to The A.V. Club at all hours of the day, we understand that there are certain circumstances (work, school, court-ordered drug tests) that keep you away from the site for seconds, sometimes minutes, at a time. As such, you might miss out on catching some regular features—like our preview of the day’s most notable TV happenings, What’s On Tonight?—at the exact moment they roll off our digital presses.
Starting today, however, you can put aside those worries about not being one of the first recipients of Todd VanDerWerff’s wry distillation of the night’s television lineup. For today, you see, is the day when you can sign up to receive that information in your email inbox. No more restless, sweat-soaked nights spent agonizing over that pesky boss, teacher, or parole officer interfering with how you’ll plan the following evening’s television-viewing, for today is the day you free yourself from those shackles with a few quick keystrokes and the click of the mouse. For many who’ve come before, such freedom came with a hefty cost; today, it can be yours in an exchange for an e-mail address. Registered users can subscribe to the What’s On Tonight newsletter through their “edit profile” page; those without an A.V. Club account (Why don’t you have one? Is it part of the terms of your parole? Sorry, we didn’t mean to pry—but click here to sign up for a profile) can sign up to receive the newsletter here. And with that step complete, let’s start talking about circumventing the other obstacles keeping you from being within The A.V. Club’s reach 24-7.