<i>The Millers</i>: Or, <i>The Farters</i>, Starring Margo Fartindale and Will Fartnett

"It's a fart. Some people think they’re funny." That's what Margo Martindale's character Carol, a screeching cliché of a helicopter mother, declares in the pilot of CBS' new comedy The Millers. That sums up the apparent operating principle behind this show: fart jokes. So many fart jokes.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, February 22, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 22, 2013 2:37 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, February 22, 2013

Looks like FX will keep on playing those spy games.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 21, 2013

by Ethan Alter February 21, 2013 2:49 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, February 21, 2013

Is this what bringing sexy back looks like?

Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 29, 2012

by Ethan Alter October 29, 2012 3:12 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, October 29, 2012

Meanwhile, in non-hurricane related news...

Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

by Samantha Rullo October 3, 2012 4:21 pm
Today's TWoP News: Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Apparently June is too sunny for the Twilight crew.

Up All Night: New Beginnings

by Ethan Alter September 21, 2012 10:40 am
<I>Up All Night:</i> New Beginnings

During its first season, Up All Night seemed to revamp itself every few episodes as it tried to strike the right balance between being a domestic comedy about two new parents and a workplace sitcom set at an Oprah-like daytime talk show. In its second season premiere, the show went through one last (I hope) reboot, abandoning the talk show angle once and for all and bringing it all back home, seemingly for good.

TWoP 10: Lessons of the Fall 2011 Season

by Angel Cohn December 16, 2011 6:58 am
TWoP 10: Lessons of the Fall 2011 Season

We already receive our most important life lessons from television, but we're hoping producers, studios and networks themselves learn from the successes and failures of this fall. Here are our big takeaways from the first half of the 2011-12 season:

Up All Night: Mommy’s Alright, Daddy’s Alright

by Ethan Alter September 15, 2011 6:00 am
<i>Up All Night</i>: Mommy’s Alright, Daddy’s Alright

Full disclosure: My wife and I had our second child in January, so we're very familiar with the situation new parents Reagan (Christina Applegate) and Chris (Will Arnett) find themselves in at the top of the new NBC sitcom, Up All Night, which premiered last night. In real life, we have argued over which one of us was up longer with the baby, we have let slip an inappropriate curse word or two (or three, or four, or five) around the kid, and we have dealt with the difficulty of balancing work life and family life. Watching all of those moments played out onscreen, it was almost as if we were watching versions of ourselves from several months ago, before the crawling, the babbling and the sleeping through the night (that's right Reagan and Chris... it does happen). And, for us at least, that authenticity made the show that much funnier. To be honest, I have no idea how Up All Night will play with non-parents; all I know is that the pilot made us laugh harder than any other new fall comedy besides New Girl.

TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

by Ethan Alter August 30, 2011 6:00 am
TV on DVD: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

See Nikita. See Nikita run. See Nikita shoot her gun and run some more.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, September 7, 2012

by Ethan Alter September 7, 2012 3:13 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, September 7, 2012

"Hey America -- watch my new sitcom or the cat gets it."

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