The cable channel FX announced today that it is launching a weekly documentary series focusing on the inner workings of the New York Times. This is not to be confused with the new Showtime documentary series about the New York Times. Unfortunately for these desperate, gullible TV executives: media is fucking boring.
Jimmy Kimmel and Sean Hannity started an incredibly dumb feud with each other on Twitter last week, and today Kimmel tried to end it.
PBS NewsHour bills itself as “one of the most trusted news programs on television” and a haven for “solid, reliable reporting.” That’s why it’s strange that, on its Thursday edition, it hosted an anti-immigration extremist from a known hate group and presented him as merely an advocate for stricter immigration laws.
Jimmy Kimmel got a lot of attention this week for a segment in which six anti-immigrant hardliners came face to face with a young undocumented mother holding her toddler.
Omarosa Manigault, infamous villain of The Apprentice and former White House employee, will appear in the newest season of Celebrity Big Brother, according to a painful ad for the series that aired Sunday before the Grammys. The first episode is slated to run on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Where is Megyn Kelly these days, an impoverished soul might ask. Today, she was fondly reminiscing about the time she asked her stepfather to “fat-shame” her into staying trim on her morning talk show.
It may be four days before Christmas (if that’s something you celebrate), but Cardi B is out here handing out precious gifts early. Not only did she become the first female rapper to have her first three singles hit the top ten of Billboard’s Hot 100, but yesterday she singlehandedly made The Tonight Show Starring…
It’s been almost two weeks since Matt Lauer’s abrupt firing from NBC’s Today show over sexual misconduct. Yet despite being one of America’s most familiar faces and beloved hosts for 20 years, it looks like Lauer’s departure hasn’t hurt Today’s ratings. In fact, Today has become the most-watched newscast for the…
Today marks the 84th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, which allowed Americans to once again drink legally. Today is also ironically when I found out that Alec Baldwin, who is bad, is developing a talk show. This show, along with talk shows hosted by white men in general, is a thing I would like to prohibit.
After six seasons, two separate networks, and an array of romantic suitors, Mindy Kaling’s groundbreaking series The Mindy Project has finally come to an end.
Women and people of color as episodic television directors has continued to rise during the 2016–2017 season, according to a study released by Directors Guild of America on Tuesday.
MTV’s short-lived animated series Clone High USA, which premiered 15 years ago this month, is one of those brilliant cult TV classics, like Arrested Development or Freaks and Geeks.
Welcome to Ban Week, in which Splinter writers will build a case for burning it all down.
Earlier this year, Lifetime, the channel known for hits such as Liz & Dick, Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story, and of course, Mother May I Sleep with Danger, announced it was making a movie about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. While Cher (yes, that Cher!) was initially attached to the film, she ended up…
With 18 Emmy nominations and eight wins this year (including Outstanding Drama Series for Handmaid’s Tale), Hulu has made its mark as a producer of original content. It seems they’re only ramping up their production, teaming up with A24, the production company behind Moonlight, to order a pilot for a Muslim comedy…
The number of first-time female and ethnically diverse TV directors rose in record numbers for the 2016–2017 television season, according to a Directors Guild of America study released on Wednesday.
Female representation in front of the camera and behind in Hollywood has been exceptionally bad since, well kind of forever. But according to a new study, there is some “modest” progress being made in the world of television.
Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s big-kid programming block, may be a notorious boys club, but Rick and Morty, possibly its most insane, disturbing, existential crisis-afflicted, belch-filled, pop-culture reference-jammed, hilarious, and heartwarming show, has taken matters into its own hands. The show, created by Dan…