Nathan For You won't be returning for season 5, unless this is just another wacky scheme 

Get ready for a real taste of poo-flavored frozen yogurt: As reported by Pitchfork, Comedy Central has confirmed that Nathan For You won’t be returning for a fifth season. As a little bit of silver lining, it sounds like the decision to stop the show came from creator and host Nathan Fielder, not the soulless Viacom…

Some of Nathan For You's best moments came when its star broke character

Comedy Central’s Nathan For You is one of the best series on TV, but articulating that to the uninitiated is tough. On its surface, the show, which finds lonely “business consultant” Nathan Fielder conjuring up elaborate marketing stunts for small businesses, can feel callous and cruel, as if he’s punking them or…

Hulu finally plays nice with Viacom, gets exclusive rights to Daria and Nathan For You

Hulu as a service has always been defined by its “buts,” as in, “it’s like Netflix but it has commercials” or “you can watch all of your favorite shows but it doesn’t have everything from Nickelodeon or Comedy Central.” That latter point is finally changing, though, thanks to a new deal between Hulu and Viacom—the…

Nathan Fielder has a step-by-step tutorial on how you definitely shouldn't hack the Emmys for him

Voting for the 2018 Emmy nominations starts in just a couple of days; obviously, that’s big business for anyone involved in the TV industry. And nobody thinks about “big business” like Nathan Fielder, whose Comedy Central series Nathan For You could, hypothetically, win this year, potentially courtesy of its…

Errol Morris calls the Nathan For You season 4 finale his “new favorite love story”

Nearly everything about the final episode of Nathan For You’s fourth season felt different, from its opening credits and feature-length run time to its lush cinematography and emphasis on character over comedy. In it, Nathan Fielder helps Bill Heath, a Bill Gates impersonator with whom he’s previously worked, find…

The Nathan For You finale gets a little more wistful with the closed captions on

An intrepid viewer who watched the epic Nathan For You season finale with the closed captions turned on discovered what he thought might be a “hidden message” for viewers, signaling the end of the show. (A fifth season has not yet been announced, or publicly green-lit.) What you hear when you watch the episode—which,…

Nathan For You’s two-hour finale lives up to the hype with incredible catharsis

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The hype for “Finding Frances,” the two-hour season finale of Nathan For You was intense, and it seemed insurmountable. Or it would have if this was any other show on television. Nathan Fielder has given us enough stunning moments since 2013 that when he promises something unlike anything we’ve seen before, it would…

Asexuals and psychics comprise a solid-but-perfunctory Nathan For You

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With a show as good as Nathan for You, it’s hard not to feel a little bit spoiled. The last two episodes, in particular, have been incredibly intricate and detailed, and both to led to hilarious conclusions. So, when we get an episode like “Computer Repair/Psychic,” it’s hard to know exactly what to do with it. In…

Nathan finds a new use for smoke detectors on a clever Nathan For You

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One of Nathan For You’s defining — and most enjoyable — attributes is the way Nathan is constantly piling one lie on top of another to make things work, and the fact that he usually pulls it off has given us some of the show’s most satisfying episodes. That was certainly true with “Shipping Logistics Company,” where…

Nathan stages the perfect talk show anecdote on a stunning Nathan For You

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With any show as fundamentally different as Nathan For You, the question of “how do they keep things interesting?” always looms large. Even if a show is still brilliant in the technical sense, it can still lose some impact when the audience grows accustomed to its innovations, which begin to feel like tropes. We know…

Nathan For You kicks off season 4 by celebrating Nathan’s past...uh, successes?

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“I Came Out A Believer,” Molly Lambert’s Grantland piece from 2014, remains the closest thing to a proper, thorough accounting of the lasting impact of Nathan For You on the entrepreneurs who have appeared on it. As much as Nathan Fielder’s surreal format borrows from the “small business makeover” reality subgenre, …

New Nathan For You trailer introduces secret chili and asexual computer repairs

It has been far too long since America’s small businesses had the benefit of Nathan Fielder’s insights, but his Comedy Central series Nathan For You is finally returning at the end of next month and the network has just released a trailer that teases some of the amazingly innovative ideas he’ll be coming up with this…

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