The best TV of 2016 so far: The A.V. Club’s catch-up guide

You’re busy, and The A.V. Club understands that. We can’t watch all the TV we want to, let alone cover it. That’s why we take a little bit of time in the middle of each year to step back, survey the landscape, and single out the best stuff we’ve managed to watch so far. As a courtesy to you, the reader, this year’s…

The Grinder realizes the impossible premise of Conan O’Brien’s Lookwell

In 1991, Saturday Night Live writers and future Late Night collaborators Conan O’Brien and Robert Smigel wrote a pilot for NBC. Titled Lookwell, it starred Adam West as Ty Lookwell, a washed-up actor who played the title character on the fictional cop drama Bannigan. Once given an honorary detective’s badge by the Los…

Mary Elizabeth Ellis talks about her transition from It’s Always Sunny to The Grinder

Since her premiere on It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia in 2004, Mary Elizabeth Ellis has primarily been known to many fans as “Waitress,” the unrequited love interest of Charlie Day’s character, Charlie Kelly. Through 10 seasons, Charlie has stalked and pined for the Waitress, leaving many fans wondering if she’ll…