May 10 2015 9:00 PMDavid Letterman Raised MeHis subversive comedy transformed the entertainment landscape—and made me who I am today.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMWe’ll Always Have ParrotsLooking back on my years as David Letterman’s animal handler.
May 10 2015 9:00 PMWe Were With CocoHow did Conan fade from the pop culture spotlight?
April 29 2015 10:30 AMBourgeois GhostsThe BBC’s Casual Vacancy miniseries is infinitely better than J.K. Rowling’s book.
April 21 2015 3:00 AMThe Female GazeHow Amy Schumer flips the script on real-life gender dynamics.
April 9 2015 2:43 PMLouie Season 5Don’t be fooled by tonight’s slapstick-y episode: This season is darker—and smarter—than ever.
April 8 2015 2:55 PMHow Black-ish Earned the Right to Call Itself Black-ishIn its first season, the sitcom has more than earned its provocative name.
April 3 2015 10:57 AMThe Sad Case of The SlapHow a show with so much potential became the least likable series on TV.
April 2 2015 2:40 PMThe Walking Dead PodcastListen to an early release of Slate’s recap of the Season 5 finale, “Conquer.”
March 24 2015 10:22 AMThe Late Late Show With James CordenIs it the most earnest late-night show on TV? 
March 13 2015 4:01 PMRacial Stereotypes Can Be FunnyThe critics of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt aren’t wrong. But they are missing the point.
March 5 2015 4:58 PMUnbreakable Kimmy SchmidtNetflix’s new Tina Fey comedy may be the new 30 Rock—with an even bigger heart.  
March 3 2015 10:37 AMHouse of ZzzzsThe Netflix thriller makes itself over as a plodding relationship drama.
Feb. 26 2015 10:08 AMLast Man on EarthFox’s new sitcom gives the apocalypse genre a surprising twist.
Feb. 19 2015 5:18 PMSnapchannel SurfingAmerica’s fastest-growing app has brought TV back to its roots.
May 10 2015 9:00 PM“Just Call Me ‘Bean Bag’!”The first late-night show ever was insane. Why have we never heard of it?
May 10 2015 9:00 PMYouTube Killed the Studio Audience What I learned from going to tapings of every late-night show.
May 1 2015 5:39 PMExtreme MakeoverThe dramatic, surprising evolution of Louie’s philosophy of love.
April 23 2015 5:33 PMMore Like CrappyishThe new Steve Coogan series Happyish is frustrating in a particularly Showtime-y way.
April 9 2015 3:20 PMThe ComediansFX’s new show is the celebrities-fictionalize-their-own-lives genre at its clunkiest.
April 9 2015 1:48 PMA Song of Ice and Sometimes Different StuffIn its fifth season, Game of Thrones is at its best when it diverges from the books completely.
April 7 2015 10:38 AM“I Know Who You Are”Better Call Saul’s smart, surprising first season insisted that it’s never possible to escape your past.
April 2 2015 5:10 PMWolf HallA rich, riveting TV adaptation brings Hilary Mantel’s book to life.
April 1 2015 10:36 AMYoungerTV Land’s new series shows us just how fully the TV premise “millennials in Brooklyn” has jumped the shark.
March 16 2015 5:22 PMThe “How Does Adam McKay Work?” TranscriptRead what Adam Davidson asked a Hollywood director in Episode 1 of Season 2 of Slate’s Working podcast.
March 9 2015 5:10 PMPowersThis superhero police procedural is the PlayStation Network’s clunky take on prestige TV.
March 4 2015 9:39 AMAmerican CrimeThis new ABC drama is the most nuanced, intelligent take on race relations we’ve seen in years.
Feb. 27 2015 3:45 AMAll Box, No SexWE TV’s new show wants to have its smut and censor it, too.
Feb. 25 2015 9:21 AMThe Heart of PawneeWhat made Parks and Recreation such a uniquely good sitcom—even if the finale lost sight of it.
Feb. 18 2015 1:13 PMThe Odd CoupleCBS’s show puts a retrograde new spin on an old story about what it means to be a straight man.