NOC Review: ‘That ‘90s Show’ is a Pretty Fun Return to the Basement

Hello, Wisconsin! The Formans are back, and so is the basement. Set 15 years after the events of That ‘70s Show, Netflix’s That ‘90s Show is a direct sequel to its predecessor. Season 1 takes a bit to get off the ground, but once it finds its footing, the sitcom mostly succeeds at being a fun, nostalgia-filled time.

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The Stars of ‘Bel-Air’ on Black Excellence and Representing for the Culture

A cloudy evening over The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena did nothing to hide the high spirits inside The Tap Room — the resort’s cocktail bar and lounge — where the cast of NBC/Peacock’s NAACP award-nominated series Bel-Air came both to cool down and celebrate, post red carpet, after a long day of photos and interviews just an hour earlier.

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Netflix’s ‘Mo’ Will Return for a Second and Final Season

With audiences left hanging on a drastic cliffhanger at the end of Season 1, Netflix has thankfully renewed Mo for a second and final season that will conclude the story of Mo Najjar (Mo Amer), his girlfriend Maria (Teresa Ruiz), and their family and friends.

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Randall Park and Melissa Fumero Rent a Rom-Com at the Last ‘Blockbuster’ on Earth

We got a chance to chat with Randall Park and Melissa Fumero, stars of Netflix’s new show Blockbuster, a workplace comedy following the employees at the last Blockbuster video rental store on the planet. Park (Aquaman, Fresh Off The Boat, the MCU’s Jimmy Woo) and Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, M.O.D.O.K.) play the possibly-romantic leads, infusing the movie-reference-laden script with quippy verve and moments of vivid nostalgia.

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Mo Amer Brings the Palestinian Experience to the Screen with Netflix’s ‘Mo’

When Hulu’s Ramy premiered in 2019 on Hulu, it was heralded as a landmark for Egyptian, Arab, and Muslim representation in Western media. Representation for Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) people remains scant, even with the small gains made, but it’s been especially rare for Palestinians, who must constantly endure attempted erasure in their homeland in Palestine and abroad.

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The Cast of ‘How I Met Your Father’ Discuss Their New Hulu Series

The sequel to How I Met Your Mother is finally here! In honor of the hilarious new series, I had the chance to chat with Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Suraj Sharma, Chris Lowell, and Tien Tran. After the January 18 premiere, new episodes of How I Met Your Father will be released Tuesdays on Hulu.

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NBC’s ‘Grand Crew’ Doesn’t Want to be Compared to Other Shows

Every so often, when a new series is introduced, it is immediately compared to what people may consider to be the most related to that. This rings especially true for new sitcoms and comedies starring people of color. When NBC’s Grand Crew was first announced as a series surrounding the lives of a group of Black friends at a wine bar, there were so many comparisons to HBO’s Insecure and ABC’s Black-ish that it straight away was labeled as a “Black” show.

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‘Grown-ish’ Returns for Senior Year This Thursday

It’s senior year for the Zoey Johnson (Yara Shahidi) at Cal U.

Freeform’s Grown-ish finally returns this Thursday! After taking some time off school to focus on being a stylist, Zoey is back to finish her final year with her friends and finally graduate. With Aaron and Zoey finally together after three years of “will they, won’t they,” the couple are trying to make it work.

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Valerie Armstrong and Craig DiGregorio Discuss All Things ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’

Kevin Can F**K Himself is created by Valerie Armstrong, while Craig DiGregorio serves as both showrunner and executive producer. The new dark comedy premiered June 13 on AMC+ and June 20 on AMC. The eight-episode series will continue to air on AMC+ one week ahead of the AMC linear airings on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT. I got to speak with Armstrong and DiGregorio all about their new series, their personal favorite sitcoms, seeing the characters brought to life by the cast, the dark comedy genre, and much more! Keep reading to see what they said.

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Mary Hollis Inboden and Eric Petersen on Their New Series, ‘Kevin Can F**K Himself’

Kevin Can F**K Himself stars Mary Hollis Inboden as Patty O’Connor and Eric Petersen as the protagonist husband, Kevin McRoberts. Patty is Allison’s tough, glass-half-empty neighbor who hides an intelligence and dissatisfaction that bonds her to Allison. Kevin is Allison’s husky and “lovable” man-child. The new dark comedy premiered June 13 on AMC+ and June 20 on AMC. The eight-episode series will continue to air on AMC+ one week ahead of the AMC linear airings on Sundays at 9 PM ET/PT.

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British Romantic Comedy Series ‘Starstruck’ Coming to HBO Max

Have you ever had a dream that you met a famous hot actor and instantly become inseparable?

Well, in the new HBO Max series Starstruck, Jessie (played by comedian Rose Matafeo), a millennial living in East London juggling two dead end jobs and navigating the awkward morning-after-the-night-before when she discovers the complications of accidentally sleeping with famous movie star Tom (Nikesh Patel). What she thought would become an amusing anecdote soon turns into something more, as the couple realize they can’t keep away from each other. The ensemble cast also includes Sindhu Vee, Emma Sidi, and Minnie Driver.

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FOX Releases Trailers for its New Comedies and Dramas

FOX has released their first trailers for the new 2021-2022 season to include two new dramas – The Big Leap and The Cleaning Lady — and two new comedies — Pivoting and Welcome to Flatch. In an unusual move by FOX, the series are for shows that will be released during the mid-season rather than in the fall. The series do look promising and offer a diverse and inclusive cast in several of the shows.

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ABC Has Renewed ‘The Goldbergs’ for a Season 9

The beloved comedy, which is set in the ‘80s, stars Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia, Jeff Garlin, and Sam Lerner. The season 8 finale is set to air on Wednesday, May 19, and is titled, “The Proposal.” If you’re looking for a new favorite comfort show, The Goldbergs has you covered.

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NOC Interview: Paula Pell on Her New Peacock Original Series, ‘Girls5eva’

Paula Pell is ready to bring the laughs in Peacock’s newest comedy Girls5eva, which premieres on Thursday, May 6. The best part is all eight episodes will drop at once, making it your next binge-worthy show! In the female-led series, Pell is joined by Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Busy Philipps.

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NOC Interview: Renée Elise Goldsberry Discusses Her New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’

Renée Elise Goldsberry steals the show in Peacock’s newest comedy Girls5eva, which premieres on Thursday, May 6. The best part is all eight episodes will drop at once! And trust me, you won’t want to stop watching. In the female-led series, the actress and singer is joined by Sara Bareilles, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps.

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AJ Michalka Makes Her Return to ‘The Goldbergs’ This Wednesday

The beloved Lainey Lewis is coming back to ABC’s hit comedy, The Goldbergs, in episode 8×20, “Poker Night.” AJ Michalka made her exit from the series in the middle of season six before starring in Schooled, continuing her role as Lainey, set in the 1990s. The official Twitter account for the show announced the news on May 2.

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NOC Interview: Sean Giambrone on Everyone’s Favorite Comedy, ‘The Goldbergs’

The ABC sitcom stars Sean Giambrone as Adam F. Goldberg, which is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET. Throughout the series, we see Adam use his video camera to document his family and their lives. What makes this so unique is at the very end of each episode, viewers get to see real footage of the actual Goldberg family, many of the videos or photos being what was just seen in the episode.

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NOC Interview: Troy Gentile Discusses ABC’s Hit Comedy, ‘The Goldbergs’

Troy Gentile plays everyone’s favorite passionate middle child, Barry Goldberg, also known as Big Tasty, on The Goldbergs. The comedy takes fans back to the ‘80s and is the perfect family show, filled with comfort, laughs, and plenty of heart. It is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET.

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AMC’s ‘Kevin Can F Himself’ Finally Has a Release Date

Fans fell in love with Emmy-winner Annie Murphy for her role as Alexis Rose in the hit series, Schitt’s Creek. Now, she’s taking on the role of sitcom wife, Allison in AMC’s Kevin Can F**k Himself, and fans are ready to see the actress back on their screens. The show premieres June 20 on AMC and even earlier on AMC+, which is a premium streaming bundle featuring the best of AMC, exclusive series, Shudder, Sundance Now, and IFC Films Unlimited.

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Why ABC’s ‘The Goldbergs’ is a Show That the Whole Family Can Enjoy

Finding a show the entire family can enjoy is near impossible, but ABC has managed to do it! The Goldbergs airs new episodes Wednesdays at 8 PM ET and if you’re new to the show, you have an entire eight seasons you can binge; trust me, you won’t want to stop watching.

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NOC Interview: Wendi McLendon-Covey on All Things ‘The Goldbergs’

Wendi McLendon-Covey stars as Beverly Goldberg, aka the ultimate smother, in ABC’s hit comedy series The Goldbergs. The actress is no stranger to comedy and certainly never fails to leave audiences laughing episode after episode. The series is currently on season 8 with new episodes airing Wednesdays at 8 PM ET.

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Get Ready for the New Peacock Original Comedy, ‘Girls5eva’

The official trailer and show art for Girls5eva is finally here! The show will premiere on Thursday, May 6 with all eight episodes available at once on Peacock. Music superstar Sara Bareilles, Hamilton’s Renée Elise Goldsberry, comedian Paula Pell, and sitcom royalty Busy Philipps star in the new original, promising an incredible show!

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NOC Review: ‘Chad’ is Good, but Revels in Cringe

Being a Middle Eastern kid in an American high school can be an awkward experience. You may struggle to fit in and have an unclear sense of your identity, making friends and relationships as a result. With the new show Chad on TBS, in which she plays the titular 14-year old character, Nasim Pedrad seeks to encompass that experience through reveling in the awkwardness that being an insecure MENA teenager can often entail. And it works for the most part, though the humor sometimes falls flat, especially when it leans too much into the awkwardness.

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