Comedian’s Malaysia Joke Prompts Threats and a Diplomatic Incident
Jocelyn Chia’s line about the 2014 missing airliner was part of a Comedy Cellar set in April. But when video was posted this week, outrage poured in.
Jocelyn Chia’s line about the 2014 missing airliner was part of a Comedy Cellar set in April. But when video was posted this week, outrage poured in.
The head of CNN, Chris Licht, was ousted on Wednesday after just 13 months on the job.
The Canadian-made computer animated series “Beast Wars: Transformers” serves as the unlikely basis for the latest film in the popular franchise.
Ahead of the 76th Tony Awards, Michael Paulson, a theater reporter for The New York Times, shares what viewers can expect at this year’s ceremony amid a writers’ strike.
“Jury Duty,” a unique comedy on the Amazon streaming platform Freevee, became a surprise hit thanks to word-of-mouth social media buzz.
Our TV critic recommends a darling preschool series from 1999, an incisive new Norwegian comedy and an inspiring Australian dog show.
Reaction to the smoke from the Canadian wildfires. Also: Sexism and xenophobia in Hollywood; Target’s L.G.B.T.Q. merchandise; “The View”; migrant opportunity.
With the final season of “Never Have I Ever,” the actress is graduating from her first onscreen role. Next up: a (nonfictional) college degree.
The company’s new leaders — who include a longtime aide to Warner Bros. Discovery’s C.E.O., David Zaslav — are trying to move on from the stormy tenure of CNN’s former leader Chris Licht.
Panned when it was released in 1971, the movie gained acclaim decades later. Mr. Newman also starred on TV in the legal drama “Petrocelli.”
A Baptist minister and a broadcaster, he turned evangelicals into a powerful constituency that helped Republicans capture Congress in 1994. He had earlier run for president.
Take a look at some of the artifacts from her archive, which includes 65,000 cross-referenced gags and is headed to the National Comedy Center.
The network will be managed on an interim basis by a group of executives.
Chris Licht’s tenure illuminated how increasingly hard it can be to find success on the divided cable news dial.
Khosrow Vaziri drew on his Iranian heritage to create a caricature of a Middle Eastern villain and became one of the most memorable heels in wrestling history.
The lo-fi “Tucker on Twitter” finds the former prime-time host at the intersection of Fox News and Fox Mulder.
A former railroad clerk, he didn’t became a full-time actor until his 40s, but he made up for lost time in films like “Rudy” and TV shows like “Everwood.”
Mr. Zaslav, the head of Warner Bros. Discovery, must find a new leader who shares his vision for the network and can figure out its financial future.
Rome’s fabled Cinecittà movie studios are as full as they’ve ever been, as productions come for the tax incentives, high production values and Italian glamour.
Breaking down Ice Spice’s new feature on Swift’s “Karma” remix, the explosion in pop music documentaries and more.
Netflix’s latest dating reality show hit, which wrapped up on Wednesday, broke ground by focusing exclusively on queer and nonbinary couples.
Over-the-top locations and characters bathed in red light recall an all but dead genre that was once a staple of late-night cable: the erotic thriller.
A Los Angeles socialite and heiress to a defense contractor, she lived most of her life in private before joining a reality show.
Fans of the K-pop group are tuning in to the new HBO series to marvel at the global pop star in her acting debut.
The vote does not guarantee a walkout. The actors and studios will begin negotiations on Wednesday.
In HBO’s series, nostalgic sexism poses as transgression.
Mr. Licht, the network’s chief executive, said on an internal call on Monday that he would “fight like hell” to win back the trust of the network.
Is this show about a pop star’s liberation or her subjugation? After Sunday night’s premiere, it’s still hard to tell.
He is a broken human being who has not yet lost faith in the promise of wholeness.
A brother investigates his sister’s 1987 disappearance in a new true crime series from HBO, and the 76th Annual Tony Awards air live on CBS.
It’s been more than a year since he was forced from the top job at the network. Since then, he has made no secret of his frustrations with his exit — or his low regard for the man who replaced him, Chris Licht.
In an interview, the Weeknd, Sam Levinson and Lily-Rose Depp discussed their controversial new HBO drama. “Running headfirst into that fire is what thrills us all,” Levinson said.
His sketch show, “I Think You Should Leave,” zeroes in on the panic-inducing feelings of living in a society where we can’t agree on the rules.
The host said she wanted to concentrate on her new show, “Taste the Nation,” her writing and “other creative pursuits.”
Still grappling with the finale of the hit HBO series? An article by a feminist theorist could be surprisingly helpful with understanding the deals that patriarchal systems offer women.
Trump’s Fox News town hall is a reminder of the ferocity of his voters’ support.
Like so much of America, this influential show is less interested in vigorous debate.
Selections from the Weekend section, including a review of "Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse."
The vote, after the union representing striking writers urged opposition, can be overruled by the streaming giant’s board of directors.
Our TV critic recommends a mesmerizing art series, a time-looping thriller and a dark Australian comedy.
The highlights includes new seasons of “Black Mirror,” “Reservation Dogs,” “What We Do in the Shadows” and “The Witcher.”
Thursday night’s finals come after nearly a week of competition involving 231 spellers from around the United States.
The actress, who played Samantha in the original series, had been famously absent from the first season of the reboot, “And Just Like That.”
The case against a star of the sitcom “That ’70s Show” drew widespread attention because of accusations that the Church of Scientology had tried to discourage his accusers.
A fan-favorite show wraps up a series in which the mostly male characters became more vulnerable, empathetic and comfortable being themselves with other men.
Introducing a new weekly video show from the Popcast team that breaks down the essential pop culture story lines of the moment.
An eclectic mix of titles are leaving the service for U.S. subscribers by the end of the month. Catch them before they’re gone.
The charismatic English actor, who stars as the cocksure footballer Jamie Tartt, had to trust the writers to transform him from villain to hero.
She’s known for playing offbeat characters in “Russian Doll,” “High Maintenance” and “Girls,” but Greta Lee is winning raves for her restrained performance in “Past Lives.” It almost didn’t happen.
In an episode that felt very much like a series conclusion, Ted does what he has to do, Richmond plays for a title, and Rebecca finds what she has been waiting for.
Viewers placed friendly bets on who they thought would take control of Waystar Royco. Some jackpots went up to $1,000.
The acclaimed HBO drama ended on a high note, with its largest audience for a season closer.
Strong reflected on Kendall Roy’s place in his life and in the culture. “Kendall is seen as a try-hard,” he said. “I guess that’s become something to judge or deride.”
Still sorting through the finale? Here’s a broad range of hard and soft takes to help you out.
As HBO’s hit series comes to a close, was everything foretold in Episode 1?
In a joint interview Monday morning, Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun reflected on their characters’ bond and their big finale slap fight. “It was real,” Macfadyen said.
Now that the Roys have shuffled offstage, where can bereft fans turn for their regular dose of acid insults and privileged misery? We have a few ideas.
The show captured the terrifying, mesmerizing interplay between fact and fiction and turned it into great television.
HBO premieres its new series from the creator of “Euphoria,” and the show starring Lil Dicky wraps up.
In the HBO series finale, Tom Wambsgans beat out three competitors at once, just like the Cleveland second baseman who turned the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.
Who won? Who lost? Who was left staring off into the sea?
‘It was definitely a comedy when we started,” the actress said. But in the end, it “was a morality tale” about the choices that make us who we are.
Bill Hader’s dark comedy made the culture of violence and the culture of showbiz into collaborators.
For five years, the series and the question of who would end up in charge captivated a chatty swath of the TV audience. But did anyone really win in the end?
He appeared in Off Broadway roles before starring on CBS as one of two young men who find adventure crossing the country in a Corvette convertible.
¿Saldrá victorioso algún Roy? ¿Se cancela el “Shivorcio”? ¿Y qué pasará con la democracia estadounidense? A continuación, algunas tramas que esperamos ver resueltas.
The show’s costume designer, Michelle Matland, explained why she always starts “at the bottom.”
The streaming company had said it was looking for ways to increase revenue. And one way was to make more people pay for the service.
Some Hollywood producers dream of a future in which chatbots do the writing. Be careful what you wish for.
Fox’s handling of the defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems, which settled for $787.5 million, left many unanswered questions.
The “Cruel Summer” actor explains why Frank Ocean, ramen and “MJ: The Musical” are among her favorite things.
There’s a reason great TV endings are often the most elusive endings of all.
After more than a decade of hit records with his brothers, he found success as a solo performer and a star of the series “Daniel Boone.”
Wanda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Lewis Black, Zarna Garg and Greg Warren each deliver very funny hours worth your time.
This is not a personality quiz.
Will a Roy sibling emerge victorious? Is the Shivorce off? And what about American democracy? Here are some plot lines we are hoping to see resolved.
The HBO drama, which ends on Sunday, updates past rich-people soaps like “Dallas.” But unlike those series, it argues that the problems of the hyper-wealthy inevitably become ours too.
Our TV critic recommends a beautiful finale (that isn’t “Succession” or “Barry”), a charming comedy and a lush dinosaur docu-series.
A new leader is anointed. Decades later, the Yellowjackets still aren’t free of the consequences.
Workers from other unions have shown solidarity with the strikers, catching entertainment companies off guard.
In “Succession,” Jess quits, and Kerry was in tears. What is it actually like to be an assistant to the ultra wealthy?
A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including the live-action remake of "The Little Mermaid."
The Republican presidential candidate’s announcement on Twitter had a high of about 300,000 concurrent listeners and a total of 3.4 million listeners as of Thursday.
This charming documentary aims to peek under the smile of a groundbreaking television star.
En teoría, Estados Unidos adora a los luchadores, a las personas que empiezan con poco y con trabajo consiguen el éxito. En la práctica, es distinto.
When it comes to quantifying bias in popular entertainment, the Academy Award winner’s in a league of her own.
Nicholas Britell’s score for the HBO series, which concludes on Sunday, has developed, episode by episode, into a classic theme-and-variations work.
At Cannes, the sex-filled show is drawing plenty of controversy. That just means “we’re about to have the biggest show of the summer,” Sam Levinson says.
His career as a musician and a painter over six decades ended abruptly when he was convicted of sexually abusing teenage girls.
For years, Gene Luen Yang was convinced a single character in his groundbreaking graphic novel would doom any attempt at an adaptation. What changed?
Jamie, Nate and Ted find their paths forward.
The host of “Taste the Nation” talks about the do-it-yourself nature of shooting her show.
His wide-ranging roles included fantasy characters, a knight, a Roman soldier and a Punisher.
Disney’s adaptation of this groundbreaking graphic novel finds the teenage action drama that lurked inside the deconstruction of immigrant identity.
The screenwriters’ strike threatened next month’s broadcast, a key marketing moment for the fragile theater industry. That’s when leading dramatists sprang into action.
Over the last few years, TV has offered portraits of female rage that are striking within a culture that still prefers women to carry their anger calmly and silently.
The BAFTA-winning crime drama returns with its characters seven years older and continuing to confront generational trauma and grief.
Mike Cavanagh, a veteran of the financial crisis, has just been given a leading part in the unending drama of Hollywood.
The HBO hit wraps up its series run, and Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” airs.
Marcia looks “chic” for the funeral, and Matsson follows decorum for once, but the wives and mistresses steal the show.
This week, Logan Roy’s family and associates gather for his funeral, pausing all grudges so they can pay conflicted respects to the man.
It’s fine to have money and power, as long as you don’t admit how much you want them.
How will the conflict change the entertainment landscape?
The new Apple TV+ comedy, starring Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne, proposes an atypical answer to the question of the “When Harry Met Sally” conundrum.
Sarah Lancashire returns in the long-delayed final season of one of the best, and most human, crime dramas on TV.
It imagines a world where elites dictate events.
Our TV critic recommends a documentary about the Hillsong megachurch and a top-shelf drama that never got its due.
The Yellowjackets are outsourcing a lot of their decisions to “the wilderness” lately. Too bad for its latest victim.
A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including "Master Gardener."
For his first TV series, the best-selling sports and pop culture writer joined with Michael Schur to tell a story based on his adolescence in San Antonio.
Soo Hugh (“Pachinko”) and Damon Lindelof (“Lost,” “Mrs. Davis”) discuss learning from their staffs, wanting to hear “no” and navigating the writers’ strike.
A new generation of stand-ups is mining the heartbreaking loss of a loved one for ambitious shows. How did we get here?
How quickly can a story line end? Very quickly.
He played many characters in his career, but he was best known by far for the one who said, “You doesn’t have to call me Johnson.”
For years, Mr. Carlson used his Fox News show to bring right-wing ideas into Americans’ living rooms. Playing the same role in his next chapter will be much harder.
When it comes to the high-powered Roy dynasty, food is for the weak and striving.
Dozens of protesters greeted marketers as they entered the first major event of the upfronts, an annual showcase for advertisers in which media companies stage lavish gatherings to promote their lineups.
America’s ambassador to Britain says several top officials have called her to discuss the hit show, implausibilities and all. Now she’s meeting with Keri Russell, who plays her role.
Los egipcios dicen que la plataforma está arrastrando a una reina de la antigüedad a un debate moderno y occidental —sobre la representación en Hollywood— en el que ella no tiene nada qué ver
As “Succession” nears its end, the veteran actor is looking forward to closing the book on Connor Roy.
On Sunday night, the Roys pondered whether to sell out democracy in exchange for their father’s kingdom. In the real world, the going rate is usually cheaper.
A spy drama based on a decades-long manhunt comes to Showtime, and a new FX documentary brings back former Hillsong pastors to reflect on the church’s scandal.
It’s election night in America. Stay away from the bodega sushi.
No te preocupes si ves un “spoiler” de “Succession”. Las investigaciones indican que seguirás disfrutándola.
Inflation continues to slow. Elon Musk says he’s found a new C.E.O. for Twitter. And there will be a pair of Senate hearings on the banking crisis.
A popular show on Netflix is about the glamorous job of a U.S. ambassador. But is it realistic?
What two groups — network producers and executives as well as rival Republican presidential candidates — can take away from the CNN town hall.
Are our ideas of journalism so degraded that providing airtime to a candidate is tantamount to an endorsement?
The author of the new book “Quietly Hostile” is a fan of listening to Paul Mooney records, rereading “Gone Girl” and watching guys arguing about sports.
This year’s event would be “Ukraine’s party,” a broadcasting official said. It just happens to be taking place in Britain.
The show is back to having some fun, which was sorely needed after last week’s trauma fest.
The show about nothing ended in May 1998. But in an era when priorities are being re-evaluated, the sitcom has taken on new relevance.
The “actor’s actor” ad-libbed so many funny threats that the movie star couldn’t keep a straight face and resorted to improvisation to keep up.
Mr. Musk said Ms. Yaccarino would focus on business operations and he would work on product design and technology at the social media platform.
The impact included promising shows that lost their audiences, films rushed into production with flimsy scripts and turbocharging reality programming.
A selection of entertainment highlights this weekend, including "Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story."
The show’s creator, Shonda Rhimes, and a few historians spoke about the facts, fantasy and controversy surrounding Netflix’s new prequel series to “Bridgerton.”
Our TV critic recommends the most recent season of “Documentary Now!” and the American version of “The Great British Baking Show.” (It’s actually good!)
The influential crime drama debuted 30 years ago. Here, the creators and stars reflect on its legacy and on an early episode that served notice that it was a different sort of cop show.
Fear of protests prompted the streaming giant to shift an anticipated presentation for advertisers to a virtual event and a top executive to skip an honorary gala.
Aaron Rodgers and the Jets will play the Miami Dolphins in a Black Friday game that will air on Amazon, as pro football continues its expansion of the regular-season lineup.
MTV News bridged a gap between news and pop culture without talking down to its young audience. As it prepares to shut down, Kurt Loder, Tabitha Soren, Sway Calloway and others reflect on its legacy.
“People woke up, and they know what the stakes are in this election in a way that they didn’t the day before,” Chris Licht said in a morning call at the network.
Amid a night of verbal parrying, the CNN host made another statement.
The “Back to the Future” star time-travels through his career in this documentary, charting his experiences learning to live with Parkinson’s disease.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Lisa LaFlamme was dismissed after a decades-long TV career, not long after she stopped dyeing her hair, setting off debates across Canada about sexism, ageism and going gray.
Readers discuss several reasons for the decline of moviegoing. Also: Elon Musk and Twitter; women’s health care; chatbot pitfalls.
Plus Iranian players protest at the World Cup and “Neighbours” will start filming again.
Being back in the workplace only really matters “if the amount of care and caring that became the No. 1 conversation in March of 2020 carries through,” J Wortham, a co-host of “Still Processing,” says.