Shaq and Ken Jeong to work odd jobs on new reality show, because why the hell not?

We’ve been known to critique TV shows from time to time here at The A.V. Club, but let’s be clear about one thing: Making TV shows is very, very, very hard. It must be, or else it would be completely absurd for TBS to pick up a pilot about Shaquille O’Neal and Ken Jeong working together on various odd jobs. Surely …

Conan O'Brien bids a heartfelt farewell to his house band on their final episode

Conan O’Brien’s the best talk show host we’ve still got, but he sees the writing on the wall. As we previously reported, his TBS series will pivot to 30-minute episodes when it returns next year, focusing less on guests and music than comedy. That means no more musical guests and, sadly, no more La Bamba or Mark…

Conan talks about the evolution of late-night, from Johnny Carson to viral videos

In the current stable of late-night hosts, no one has been in the game longer than Conan O’Brien. That feels weird to say because, once upon a time, he was the sweaty, wide-eyed rookie in a field of veteran showmen. But after 25 years behind the desk at Late Night, The Tonight Show, and Conan on TBS—which will soon…

How have A.P. Bio, Black Lightning, and other midseason shows panned out?

We’re now in upfront season, the time of year in which the networks and streaming outlets preview their fall lineups. These announcements are usually preceded by some bloodletting, so as we await the decisions from on high—and the inevitable petitions to save this drama or that comedy—The A.V. Club is checking in on…

Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish’s new show is all about second chances

Tomorrow, Tracy Morgan returns to television alongside Tiffany Haddish in The Last O.G., five years after 30 Rock ended, and four since the car accident that nearly cost him his life. The show centers on Tray, played by Morgan, an ex-con adjusting to life in a gentrified Brooklyn, and reckoning with his sudden role as…

Exclusive: Samantha Bee takes us through Full Frontal's "joyful" Puerto Rico special

It’s now been six months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, but our fellow Americans are rallying. They could obviously still use some help with their rebuilding efforts, which Full Frontal With Samantha Bee is highlighting in The Great American Puerto Rico* (*It’s Complicated) special on March 28 at 10…

Doubles and double-crossings: The creators of Search Party break down the season-2 finale

Search Party kicked off its second season digging a grave and giving new life to the old murder-mystery format. Dory’s (Alia Shawkat) group of friends, once united by bottomless mimosas and the search for Chantal, is now completely fractured. The consequences of Keith’s murder and their cover-up became unavoidable,…

The 2nd season of Search Party starts digging a grave, but finds TV treasure instead

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The second season of Search Party begins with a burial, as the protagonists of TBS’ mordant genre exercise attempt to cover the tracks (and the corpse) they left behind in the show’s first season. It’s not hard to transpose the Search Party creative team of Sarah-Violet Bliss, Charles Rogers, and Michael Showalter…

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