Can Hasan Minhaj make topical comedy work on Netflix?

On an earlier morning in September, Minhaj and about 20 of his “Patriot Act” colleagues were in the bowels of their midtown Manhattan office, gathered around an enormous TV (and a basket of croissants) for what they called a “pre-viz” meeting. The monitor showed a computer rendering of the “Patriot Act” stage, on More...

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By SLPundit On Saturday, October 20th, 2018
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Freddy Krueger Is Back in The Goldbergs Halloween Episode Trailer

Robert Englund is back in action as Freddy Krueger in the latest promo for The Goldbergs. We’ve seen behind-the-scenes footage of Englund and Wendi McLendon-Covey’s Beverly Goldberg as well as a clip More...

By SLPundit On Friday, October 19th, 2018
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How The Goldbergs Creator Convinced Robert Englund to Return as Freddy Krueger

After 15 years away, Robert Englund is getting ready to make his triumphant return as Freddy Krueger. It’s happening in a bit of an unexpected place, as the horror icon will make his way to the small screen More...

By SLPundit On Friday, October 19th, 2018
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Watch the First Clip from the Freddy Krueger Episode of The Goldbergs

The first clip from the Freddy Krueger episode of The Goldbergs has been revealed. We’ve seen little teasers to promote the upcoming special Halloween episode, but this is the first clip from the show, setting More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Orange Is the New Black to wrap after next year’s season 7

By The Associated Press Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 LOS ANGELES—“Orange Is the New Black” is fading to black after its upcoming seventh season. Cast members posted a video Wednesday announcing the More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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Murdoch’s latest mystery: the case of the missing election coverage

By Tony WongTelevision Critic Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 As a television critic, it pains me to say that the most important role the media plays in a democracy is not to determine whether Young Sheldon is better More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, October 18th, 2018
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B.C. teen gives away Ellen DeGeneres tickets for an O Canada welcome

By The Canadian Press Thu., Oct. 18, 2018 VANCOUVER—A 14-year-old girl’s quest to give away two tickets to Ellen DeGeneres’s appearance in Vancouver has turned into an 82-ticket giveaway More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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‘I ain’t dead,’ Roseanne Barr retorts after Conners premiere

Roseanne Conner may be dead, but Roseanne Barr wants you to know she’s still here. The comedian, who was fired from ABC’s Roseanne revival following a racist Twitter rant, returned to the social media More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Iron Chef America winner Rob Feenie brings the kitchen clash north

By Tony WongTelevision Critic Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 Rob Feenie thought it was game over when he discovered the secret ingredient would be crab. After all, the Vancouver chef was in the New York City kitchen More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
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Supergirl shows us the way through casting trans actor

By Johanna SchnellerSpecial to the Star Wed., Oct. 17, 2018 It didn’t feel like a momentous entrance. On the first episode of Supergirl’s fourth season, an eager young woman reporter, Nia Nal More...