Reality-show president butts into primetime with SCOTUS announcement

There’s nothing new about a U.S. president using some primetime real estate to announce a Supreme Court nominee. When Sandra Day O’Connor stepped down in 2005, George W. Bush introduced his pick to succeed Justice O’Connor, John Roberts, in a press conference televised during evening hours. But the first woman to sit…

Donald Trump will probably start a Twitter feud with PBS after tonight’s Frontline

Frontline (PBS, 10 p.m.): Frontline is known for providing factual, balanced, and in-depth looks at its documentary subjects, meaning that Donald Trump will probably hate the episode about him. Tonight’s installment covers “the key moments that shaped [the] President-elect.” We’re hoping this will include his birthing…

Trump’s campaign specifically targeted NCIS and Walking Dead viewers

If you felt like you were subjected to an inordinate amount of pro-Trump ads during the presidential campaign and don’t live in one of those miserable battleground states, then there’s a good chance you watch a lot of NCIS or The Walking Dead. Apparently, the Trump campaign’s marketing people determined that those two…

Who do you ’ship?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Read This: Now that they’re irrelevant, TV ratings matter more than ever

For decades, it was easy to identify hit television shows: They were the programs with the highest Nielsen ratings. It was simple Darwinism, heartless but comprehensible. Then, everything went kablooey because of the internet, and now, nobody knows what a “hit” television show even is anymore. Are we talking live…

NCIS’ Marisol Nichols joins Teen Wolf as Desert Wolf

Although Marisol Nichols has been capturing bad guys for the last year on NCIS, she’ll have a chance to let loose as a possible villain in the second half of Teen Wolf’s fifth season. TVLine reports that the actress—who was also on GCB and The Gates—will play Desert Wolf, one of the show’s many shadowy characters.

I shall not cause harm to any vehicle: 12 characters who live by their own codes

Many characters follow codes of conduct laid down by others, be they the Ten Commandments, the rules of medieval chivalry, the tenets of Bushido, rules that a policeman father instills in his adopted, serial-killer son, or hosts of others. But it takes special kinds of characters to come up with their own personal…