How did Marvel's Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. go from pop-culture behemoth to scrappy underdog? 

In 100 Episodes, The A.V. Club examines the shows that made it to that number, considering both how they advanced and reflected the medium and what contributed to their popularity and/or longevity. This entry covers Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has run for five seasons and 11o episodes from 2013 to now,…

Everything about ABC's Roseanne spin-off The Conners is TOP SECRET for some reason

When ABC decided to reboot its Roseanne revival without its eponymous lead (who had been fired for being racist on Twitter), the path seemed pretty straightforward: Just do everything exactly the same as they would’ve had Roseanne Barr not been fired, but replace everything she would’ve said with someone else saying…

Reject ABC’s Proposal, reality TV for those who find The Bachelor too intellectual

“What you are about to see has never been attempted before on television.” With this baldfaced lie, ex-NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer kicks off a reality TV show where a bunch of women reveal their personalities (and bodies) to a guy hidden behind a wall whom they know nothing about, and hope he’ll propose to them.…

Kenya Barris to ABC: "You hired a monster and then you asked why the monster was killing villagers"

It continues to feel a bit like ABC somehow dodged a bullet—albeit, one it had, first, carefully aimed at its own big dumb head—with this whole Roseanne situation, as critics, fans, and even members of their own corporate family express their vague relief that the network was willing to cancel its most successful…

ABC is still quietly trying to brainstorm ways to do Roseanne without Roseanne

Ever since ABC found itself in the unenviable position of canceling the most-watched scripted series on network TV—admittedly, through its own willingness to let a Twitter-equipped scorpion go crawling around on its back, just waiting to poison the entire enterprise with one more-honest-than-usual tweet—there’s been a…

Good Morning America to extend into the afternoon for your lazy ass

Offering up what’s basically the morning chat equivalent of McDonald’s All-Day Breakfast, ABC has announced that you’ll no longer have to DVR your dose of amiable morning banter if you can’t manage to drag your ass out of bed by noon. Per Variety, the network is extending its Good Morning America—the top-rated talk…

Here are all the new shows you’ll see this fall, and when you’ll see them

After last week’s cancellations, pickups, and 11th-hour rescues, the broadcast networks are convening in New York this week for the annual TV ritual known as upfront presentations, in which America’s broadcasters announce their fall lineups to potential advertisers. This post will continue to update as those schedules…