The Office — which ends its nine-season run this week — is a great example of a TV genre that makes us both squirm and laugh
In this week’s issue of TIME, James Poniewozik explores the question of why today’s TV dramas—even the really good ones—are increasingly dependent on violence...
From Twin Peaks to Mayberry, TIME revisits the fictional villages that defined our favorite TV shows
This week in late-night TV, stockings full of coal were slam-dunked and we received the gift of an Abbott & Costello renaissance.
With Season 2 of the BBC's Sherlock premiering on Sunday, TIME looks back at TV's Watson-worthy sleuths
It's hard for actors to avoid being typecast, particularly after audiences have spent years watching them on a hit TV show week after week. Here are some of the...
If you're an insomniac or habitual channel surfer, chances are you've come across a late-night infomercial that had you wondering if the product really works.
James Poniewozik recaps the television series that raised the bar
Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on the television show Leave It to Beaver and died Oct. 16, portrayed the perfect 1950s archetype of the American...
As the Julia Child biopic Julie & Julia opens nationwide, TIME cooks up a retrospective of TV's other great culinary masters
Even if you've never seen an episode of Lost, you've probably heard all about the mysterious island and the hatch and the smoke monster. All that is coming to an...
TIME's critics pick their favorites from a bountiful decade in the arts
When Iraqi TV reporter Muntadar al-Zeid hurled a pair of shoes at President George W. Bush, he joined a long line of protesters who went to great lengths means...
TIME TV critic James Poniewozik grades the ads of Super Bowl XLIV
From portable hard drives and the Motorola Defy to the Samsung Focus and Google TV, TIME showcases 20 new gadgets that techies will crave this holiday season
Which commercials scored touchdowns and which fumbled? TIME TV critic James Poniewozik grades the players
From the newest tunes to the latest art exhibits, the freshest TV shows to the hottest movies, a survey of the artistic offerings to come in the summer of '08
TIME reflects on one of the most exciting campaigns in history, from "Bigotgate" to the debut of the TV debates
Sprinters, swimmers and tumblers in sequined leotards may drive T.V. ratings in the U.S., but here are five lesser-known Olympic disciplines that draw rabid fans...
TIME's arts critics round up the fall's most anticipated movies, books, TV shows, albums and exhibits