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“There Was No Blueprint for This”: How ‘United States of Al’ Set Laughter Aside to Tackle the Fall of Kabul

They all thought they’d have more time. It was Thursday, Aug. 12. The producers and writers of United States of Al, the CBS sitcom about Riley, a U.S. combat veteran who has brought his…

‘TV’s Top 5’: ‘Sex Education’ Creator Talks Spinoffs, Intimacy and Representation

Welcome to Episode 138 of TV’s Top 5, The Hollywood Reporter’s TV podcast. Every week, hosts Lesley Goldberg (West Coast TV editor) and Daniel Fienberg (chief TV critic) break down the…

‘United States of Al’ Showrunner on Reworking Season 2 Premiere After Fall of Afghanistan

CBS comedy United States of Al had filmed an episode and a half of its second season when the United States began pulling its last remaining troops and diplomatic personnel out of Afghanistan. As…

From the Battlefield to TV: A Veteran’s Call to Action on Afghanistan (Guest Column)

When I left the military after three tours in Iraq, I thought my last battle was over. But in August, as the Taliban took over Afghanistan, I went to war again, coordinating with fellow veterans to

Chuck Lorre’s ‘United States of Al’ and ‘B Positive’ Renewed at CBS

CBS has finalized its renewals for the 2021-22 season, picking up a pair of comedies from mega-producer Chuck Lorre: B Positive and United States of Al. Both shows will enter their second…