HBO has renewed “Insecure” for a fourth season and fellow comedy series “Ballers” for a fifth season. The renewals come nearly a month after the two series returned for new seasons Aug. 12 on HBO and its digital platforms. Created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, “Insecure” follows the friendship of two women dealing with […]
The nominations for the upcoming Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning, and Emmy voters behaved like TV critics.
The Peabody Awards board of jurors has announced the nine entertainment winners, including children’s and youth programming, for series released in 2017. Netflix leads with three honorees — “A Series of Unfortunate Events” starring Neil Patrick Harris, which won for children and youth programming; mockumentary “American Vandal” about a high school prank; and stand-up special […]
From Britain's answer to “Silicon Valley” to Disney’s cross-network premiere of “Descendants 2,” here are the five shows you won't want to miss this week.
The first season of Divorce wasn’t exactly a pop-culture phenomenon — indeed, I may have to remind you that this is the Sunday-night HBO sitcom that’s not Issa Rae’s Insecure, but rather the one from Sarah Jessica Parker — and it’s a show that elicits strong feelings. The slow, painful process of the dissolution of the marriage of Frances (Parker) and Robert (Thomas Haden Church) reached a turning point — a twisty, turny turning point. It almost seemed as though show creator Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe) decided to do some hasty, last-minute rearranging of the cast and narrative.
In "Insecure," Issa Rae plays a woman named Issa who teaches at a Los Angeles middle school, lives with a boyfriend she’s having doubts about, and constantly mulls over her life options with her best friend, Molly (Yvonne Orji). On this slender premise, show co-creators Rae and Larry Wilmore have hung a beautifully detailed, often very funny, always lovable sitcom. If “lovable” seems like a weak or sentimental word to use, it’s not — Issa Rae radiates charm and decency in portraying the show’s Issa as a young woman trying to find love in her private life and respect in her professional life.
We know you can’t wait for your beloved shows to return this fall, but the upcoming TV season will also offer up a slew of new series vying for your attention every night of the week. Click through this slideshow to check out potential new favorites to add to your roster.