More than Gilmore: 24 other TV shows to binge over Thanksgiving weekend

In what’s becoming a holiday tradition around these parts, The A.V. Club has once again combed the catalogs of the major streaming services to help guide your binge-watching over the Thanksgiving weekend. Unlike in years past, there’s a headline-grabbing Netflix premiere set for Black Friday—and while we’re plenty…

5 episodes to kick off your ABC throwback bingeing

In 5 To Watch, five writers from The A.V. Club look at the latest streaming TV arrivals, each making the case for a favored episode. The reasons for their picks might differ, but they can all agree that each episode is a must-watch. In this installment: ABC’s throwback, which makes its old shows available for…

What’s your favorite TV show that didn’t make our best-of list?

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…

Critics’ Choice TV Awards give BERT!, other deserving TV people their due

The Critics’ Choice TV Awards—the wackier, more unpredictable cousin of the Television Critics Association Awards—released the nominees for its June 19 ceremony today, correcting wrongs perpetrated by the TCA and the American Broadcasting Company by giving a Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nod to the year’s…

Trophy Wife: “Mother’s Day”

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The final scene of “Mother’s Day,” except for the charades tag, is a touching end to a touching show. Everyone’s in robes at a fancy hotel suite intended for Diane and Jackie’s Mother’s Day getaway. Bert and Warren are jumping on the bed having a pillow fight. Meg’s curled up next to the mini-bar. Diane and Hillary…

Will fear of TV cancellations become a thing of the past?

Consider three shows: ABC’s Trophy Wife, Fox’s Enlisted, and NBC’s Hannibal. Though the three could not be any more different in subject matter or premises, they share one major thing: Their ratings are disastrous enough that even a season ago, they would have been marked for swift, brutal cancelation. And yet as we…