“At the Beginning of This Episode I Was a Cocky Little Sh**”Meghan McCain learns something in Raising McCain.
Not Guilty, but Not Innocent EitherBBC America’s Broadchurch, a detective story most interested in the mystery of the human soul.
Are These Farting Rednecks TV’s Most Loving Family?In praise of the Henderson-Thompson-Shannons of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo.
Hemisphere FactorIn the Stephen King adaptation Under the Dome, a small town gets stuck, uh, under a dome.
Can Amazon Transform TV?With eight new sitcom pilots and stars like John Goodman and Bebe Neuwirth, the bookselling giant is willing to try.
With Great Power Comes Great HilaritySelina Meyer’s a player in the second season of Veep, and the show is much better as a result.
Cool to Be KindRicky Gervais plays a pure, innocent, gentle soul in Netflix’s Derek. You read that right.
Fox Sports 1 Is Not Yet Fully JockulariousThe launch of a new sports network is not without its speed bumps.
The Role Larry David Was Born to PlayOnce again, Larry David plays Larry David, basically, in HBO’s Clear History.
Soap Springs EternalAll My Children, One Life to Live, and the sweetly human act of caring about fictional characters.
High? Def.Fox’s new Saturday-night animation block is counterbrogramming for stoned dudes, 15 to 25.
Headless Chickens Who Happen to Be Excellent at Their JobsThe new season of Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom.
The Best Mad Men Season YetThe series is no longer about American history. It’s about Don’s history. And it’s scary as hell.
The Saturday Night Live Sketch PredictorWhat will happen when Ben Affleck hosts tomorrow night? Argo see for yourself!
Ashen-Faced Don Draper, and Other Mad Men Promo PredictionsReading the tea leaves of AMC’s maddening “On the next Mad Men …” promos.
The Mad Men ScorecardWho scores the most? Whose bedpost needs more notches? Tally the conquests of Don, Peggy, Roger, and more on Slate’s interactive guide to Mad Men romance.
Tee to GreenMorning shows about golf. Talk shows about golf. Reality shows about golf. The Golf Channel has it figured out.
Zuckerman UnfoundPBS’s Philip Roth documentary is more respectful to its subject than its subject is to himself.