Alfred Martin asks why NBC turned to The Wiz over The Music Man as its next televised musical in this particular historical moment?
Despite a rough start to the season, Saturday Night Live continues to be a fascinating case study for understanding American television.
When little is off-limits in terms of storytelling fodder and anything can be expected, how can the audience tell when something truly unexpected happens?
Although live performances over radio like those of the Grand Ole Opry are one of the medium’s basic functions, liveness is also culturally constructed, and its relationship with radio is fluid and uncertain.
Devices like Roku that sync existing television sets with the Internet are imperfect technologies.
I invested in a Roku box to reduce costs by streaming television over the Internet rather than paying for cable. Mission accomplished? Kind of.
Self-referentiality is a staple of 30 Rock’s satire. Yet, I almost needed a “drop” and a spinning top to resurface from this live episode’s multi-layered meta-humor.
Throughout its history, WWE has consistently turned a blind eye to its competition, but can TNA force it to break this principle, and create a second Monday Night War?