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  1. The Andy Greenwald Podcast: John Mulaney

    Andy Greenwald

    Comedian John Mulaney joins Andy Greenwald to discuss leaving SNL, getting engaged, and his new Fox sitcom, Mulaney. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  2. Fall TV Preview, Part 1: Your Complete Comedy Rundown

    Andy Greenwald

    In nature, fall is a time when things begin to wither, fade, and die. But on television it's the reverse. No season is as outrageously, some might even say foolishly, optimistic as fall. It's when the broadcast networks unveil their shiny n...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  3. Should You Watch? FX's New Comedies, ‘Married’ a...

    Andy Greenwald

    Tonight begining at 10 p.m., FX premieres two new sitcoms: Married and You're the Worst. Both are vulgar, openly contemptuous of romance, and feature casual cocaine use. But enough about the good parts. Should you, the harried consumer, tune in?...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  4. 25 Thoughts on the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Seinfeld’...

    Andy Greenwald

    1. Seinfeld premiered 25 years ago as The Seinfeld Chronicles. I remember this because I was watching. It was a hot summer and I was at my grandparents' house in northeastern Pennsylvania. Because there was little else to do, I often read TV Gui...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  5. The Internet Has a ‘Louie’ Problem

    Andy Greenwald

    In the penultimate episode of Louie's fourth season, Louie and Pamela finally went on a date. Their destination was suitably odd: It was a gallery, overflowing with abstract absurdity. There was an all-black canvas titled Jews, and a ceilin...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  6. Buy, Sell, or Hold: TV Comedies

    Andy Greenwald

    It hasn't been a particularly funny month in the TV comedy business. In the past few weeks alone, cancellation notices have rained down on more than a dozen sitcoms, ranging from the culty and adored (Community, Legit) to the crass and loathed (...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  7. Robin Williams, Michael J. Fox, and Television's 'Big Star' Probl...

    Andy Greenwald

    "The show makes the star, not the other way around." It's an old television-industry adage, one repeated nearly as often as it's ignored. No matter the shininess or popularity of a given celebrity, audiences have proved happy to shun them if the TV s...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  8. The Check-In: Chuck Lorre's Mom Is Traditional, Filthy, and a Lot...

    Andy Greenwald

    The laziest thing you can say about multi-cam sitcoms, lazier than any of winking double entendres or the Maersk shipping containers of canned laughter that define them, is that they're old-fashioned. Sure, the filming style and rhythms are familiar....

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  9. The Check-In: Modern Family Remains a Well-Oiled, If Unexciting, ...

    Andy Greenwald

    Yesterday I wrote at length about TV comedies that are popular with a certain sliver of the viewing public, primarily those who write about TV for a living. It's only logical, then, to take some time today to check in on a show that is popular popula...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  10. Fall TV preview, the new comedies

    Andy Greenwald

    The good, the bad, and the flat-out terrible from our friends at Hollywood's finest laugh factories.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  11. The Bridge Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: The Defiant Weirdness of 'D...

    Andy Greenwald

    When given a choice between doing something easy and doing something hard, television usually just punts and tries to build a sitcom around Pamela Anderson instead. Yet in 2013, our screens are overrun with complicated, creepy murder investigations. ...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  12. New Girl and the sitcom One True Pairing problem

    Andy Greenwald

    Sex, New Girl, and the sitcom One True Pairing problem.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2013
  13. The Sad and Impossible Predicament of the Still-Great Happy Endin...

    Andy Greenwald

    If a comedy falls on a Friday, does it make a sound? That's the puzzle presented by Happy Endings, television's most consistently funny sitcom. A few weeks away from wrapping up a terrific third season, the ABC show finds itself banished to Fridays, ...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  14. In a Shocking Twist, It Turns Out Up All Night Was Dead All Along...

    Andy Greenwald

    One of the most famous Monty Python sketches is the one in which a hapless consumer attempts to return a recent purchase to the pet store. The bird, you see, is dead — but the shop owner argues it's just resting. But when shouting and shaking f...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  15. 'New Girl,' 'Mindy,' and the Rise of the Romantic Sitcom

    Andy Greenwald

    To the sitcom — and only the sitcom.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013
  16. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: New Girl's Jake Johnson

    Andy Greenwald

    Fourteen months ago, Fox debuted New Girl as a star vehicle for the considerable, if occasionally adorkable, charms of Zooey Deschanel. Now in its second season, the sitcom has evolved into one of the best shows on television largely thanks to the co...

    Blog | January 07, 2013