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Daniel Fienberg

Chief Television Critic

With Few Eligible Nominees, How Emmy Voters Can Prevent a Disaster in the Comedy Categories

The 2021 Emmys were always going to be an exercise in anarchy. Between an eligibility window marred by COVID-impacted disappearances — count Atlanta, Succession, Euphoria, Ozark and Better Call…

Fox’s ‘HouseBroken’: TV Review

Lisa Kudrow, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale and Bresha Webb lead the cast of Fox's animated comedy about the very human insecurities that plague our furry friends.

Inside the ‘Friends’ Reunion With Director Ben Winston

Ben Winston had never really met the cast of Friends. Sure, he’d said hello to Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer, Matt LeBlanc and Matthew Perry over the years…

‘Moby Doc’: Film Review

With the help of animation and cheeky meta touches, Moby and documentarian Rob Gordon Bralver take a look at a roller coaster life in music and activism.

HBO Max’s ‘Friends: The Reunion’: TV Review

After being delayed over a year because of COVID-19, HBO Max reunites Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer for only the second time since…

Julianne Moore and Clive Owen in Apple TV+’s ‘Lisey’s Story’: TV Review

Stephen King adapts his own 2006 novel, with Pablo Larrain directing this limited series about grief, marriage, the literary process and imaginary worlds.

HBO’s ‘In Treatment’ Season 4: TV Review

The multi-night scripted series about therapy is back with a new star in Uzo Aduba, a new Los Angeles location and similar high-stakes psychological drama.

Spectrum’s ‘The Bite’: TV Review

'The Good Wife' creative duo Robert and Michelle King attempt to blend satire with COVID and zombies in a six-episode Spectrum original featuring Audra McDonald and Taylor Schilling.

‘Marvel’s MODOK’: TV Review

As vocal star and co-creator, Patton Oswalt brings the titular villain — Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing — to Hulu in 10-episode animated form.

Ewan McGregor in Netflix’s ‘Halston’: TV Review

Ewan McGregor plays 1970s and 1980s design superstar Halston in a Netflix miniseries treatment courtesy of Ryan Murphy.

FX’s ‘Pride’: TV Review

The six-part docuseries chronicles the LGBTQ+ rights movement from the 1950s on, turning each episode over to a different filmmaker with a different artistic approach.

Critic’s Notebook: Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ Debut Is More Forgettable Than Controversial

After weeks of controversy over whether he should have been hosting 'Saturday Night Live' at all, Elon Musk (and his mother) took the stage, along with musical guest Miley Cyrus