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TV Club: The adults take over on a brilliant Class

It feels churlish to call this Class’ best episode. After all, to do so would imply that Class is at its best when it wanders furthest from its chosen genre of teen drama. The adults are in charge tonight, with the Coal Hill students...Show More Summary

What's On Tonight: Catch up with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt over the long weekend

Here’s what’s up in the world of TV for Sunday, May 28. All times are Eastern. Top pick Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix): Sunday TV nights have considerably amped up in intensity, what with Leftovers in its final season, and the uber-dramatic recent debuts of American Gods and Twins Peaks. Show More Summary

TV Club: Tonight’s Doctor Who is nothing special, at least until it uncorks an all-time great ending

For most of its 45-minute running time, “The Pyramid At The End Of The World” is fine. Not much more than that, admittedly, but there’s nothing wrong with fine. But it’s perhaps telling that the most inventive, most powerful moments of tonight’s episode come when it’s drafting off of the stories before and after it. Show More Summary

TV Club: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt spotlights the cult leader gender gap

“Kimmy Steps On A Crack!” brings back Kimmy’s fellow molewoman Gretchen, one of the more complicated characters on the show. After Kimmy accidentally encouraged her to start her own cult last season, Gretchen did just that. Now she’s...Show More Summary

Newswire: Jordan Peele talks Get Out, his Tracy Morgan sitcom, and “brewing a comedy legend”

On last night’s Tonight Show, Jordan Peele came out sprinting, which, considering everything he’s got going these days, makes sense. Sure, he was recreating the so-called “Get Out Challenge,” where fans of his uniformly praised “social thriller” (as he terms it) recreate that scene from the movie. Show More Summary

Newswire: Twin Peaks came through with the streaming numbers, as expected

The full (including streaming and Live+3) ratings are now in for Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, and, as expected, the premiere’s somewhat weak initial numbers have been heavily bolstered by viewers watching through non-”traditional” means. Show More Summary

TV Club: Master Of None’s “Thanksgiving” presents one of the best coming out stories on television

Thanksgiving is a loaded holiday for a lot of queer folks. For some, it means going back into the closet entirely. For others, it means going partially back in the closet. Maybe your family knows you’re gay, but they don’t want you to be “too gay” at the dinner table. Show More Summary

TV Club: The Drag Race crew jumps in front of the camera for the makeover challenge

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 9 finally reached its potential last week with a hilarious, drama-filled episode with a jaw-dropping lip sync and elimination, and the show keeps the momentum going with this week’s makeover episode. It’s not...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: Watch a dude go absolutely apeshit setting a Plinko record on The Price Is Right

The funny thing about the video below, which details a record-setting hot streak on The Price Is Right’s signature game Plinko, is that it at first, you would think the star of it is Andrea. Andrea’s number gets called and we watch as she takes her spot at the show’s famous row of contestants, and as the camera pans to the right, all seems normal. Show More Summary

Newswire: NBC’s Love Actually sequel finds love for Laura Linney, burns Piers Morgan

The Love Actually sequel, Red Nose Day Actually, finally aired in the U.S. last night as part of NBC’s Red Nose Day Special, and it provided a variety of sweet codas for the various characters, as well as one merciless Piers Morgan burn. Show More Summary

Newswire: White House correspondent April Ryan tells Stephen Colbert why “fake news” is nonsense

In a country where the press is under attack (figuratively and, as of this week, physically), White House correspondent and American Urban Radio Networks Washington bureau chief April Ryan has endured more than her share of abuse from the Trump administration, and Trump himself. Show More Summary

Newswire: America’s Got Talent won’t air performance by the couple that sued it

Earlier this week, we reported that the producers of NBC’s America’s Got Talent were getting sued by a couple of contestants, largely over new host Tyra Banks’ treatment of their underage daughter. (Banks apparently mocked a song the...Show More Summary

Newswire: Russian opposition activist fined for posting Last Week Tonight clip

John Oliver loves to antagonize people like Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin on his HBO news show Last Week Tonight, but a man in Russia recently got in trouble with the government for posting a clip from the show on social media, and it supposedly had nothing to do with Oliver saying something about Putin. Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: Jason Bateman breaks bad in this trailer for Netflix’s Ozark

Jason Bateman doesn’t get too many chances to be a stone-cold, serious dude in his acting roles, so Netflix’s Ozark specifically appears to be an attempt to give him a shot at a Breaking Bad-style turn. Based on this trailer for theShow More Summary

Newswire: Gov. John Kasich breaks down the Katy Perry-Taylor Swift feud

In what could be seen as a touching reminder that the warm, mind-numbing embrace of pop culture detritus extends to all, regardless of political affiliation, Ohio governor John Kasich hopped on The View this week to lay out his useless trivia bona fides. Show More Summary

Newswire: HBO gives in, confirms Game Of Thrones’ final season will only be six episodes long

After what we can only imagine were a series of increasingly desperate corporate “Please”s and “Aw, come on”s, HBO has conceded that the final season of Game Of Thrones will only be six episodes long. That’s in line with what the network...Show More Summary

TV Club: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt rediscovers Kimmy and Xanthippe Voorhees’ brilliant dynamic

There’s a lot going on in “Kimmy Goes To College,” and yet not much really happens, which is pretty par for the course with Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which packs a lot of zaniness into one half hour, sprints through the story with little time to breathe. Show More Summary

Newswire: Here’s Gillian Anderson as David Bowie in American Gods

Bryan Fuller’s American Gods racked up a number of exciting casting announcements on its way to Starz, but few as immediately intriguing as the news that Gillian Anderson would be playing the seductive, dangerous New God Media. Media’s...Show More Summary

Newswire: History gives series order to Robert Zemeckis’ alien show

According to Deadline, the Robert Zemeckis-produced UFO drama Blue Book has received a 10-episode straight-to-series order from History (formerly known as The History Channel). It’s rare that a UFO show on History is actually about history, but Blue Book is based on a real U.S. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: A video tribute to Steve Urkel, permanently overbearing dude

When you hear the words “Steve Urkel,” what do you think of? It could be a flash of ’90s nostalgia—Hammer pants, TGIF, Ninja Turtles, paint splashes—or maybe just a looped recording of Urkel whining, “Did I do that?” over and over again. Show More Summary

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