The Simpsons

Family Guy

Why Family Guy was smart to kill a beloved character

And the humiliating slap in the face to The Simpsons
The Simpsons

Boo-urns to The Simpsons for planning to kill a character

America’s favourite family doesn’t need cheap publicity stunts
McClure

Little jokes with big stories

Jaime Weinman on the lasting appeal of Troy McClure
30 Rock – Season 7

The influence of this year’s U.S. election on U.S. television

Hint: it’s certainly more than 2008, and definitely more than 2004
Prior to lovable losers from 30 Rock and Louie, TV needed to get a life

Prior to lovable losers from 30 Rock and Louie, TV needed to get a life

Dark and absurdist sitcoms of today owe debt to this ’90s show
Emmy Nominations

Weinman on TV: First seasons first

When to start watching when you’re late to a series? Our expert says to watch the pilot, then skip a couple of seasons ahead
Badlands humour

Badlands humour

A new animated series based in Alberta is brimming with inside jokes for Canadians
Missing image

A dissident view of life on the show

The Simpsons’ first warts-and-all history may be better thanks to the producers’ gag order