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Daniel Fienberg: The 10 Best TV Shows of 2022

A risk-taking Disney series, two urgently relevant docs, an epic literary adaptation and a trio of first-rate final seasons were among picks from The Hollywood Reporter's chief TV critic.

Comedy Docs Are Among Emmy Contenders This Season

Multiple documentary Emmy contenders this season turn their focus on the people who have made us laugh — and the complicated legacies of their place in comedy history. Four doc titles examine the careers and controversies of stand-ups George Carlin and Bill Cosby, Canadian sketch troupe the Kids in the Hall and I Love Lucy […]

‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’ Director W. Kamau Bell on Reckoning With Bill Cosby’s Legacy

At the top of W. Kamau Bell’s Showtime docuseries We Need to Talk About Cosby, the comedian and filmmaker pronounces himself “a child of Bill Cosby.” Bell grew up watching Cosby’s Saturday morning show Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids and the “Picture Pages” segments on Captain Kangaroo. One of the first VHS tapes he […]

This Week in TV: ‘The Afterparty,’ ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’

A star-studded murder mystery (Apple TV+’s The Afterparty), a deep examination of a fallen star’s legacy (Showtime’s We Need to Talk About Cosby), a documentary about Janet Jackson and the NFL’s penultimate weekend of the season will fill your screens from Jan. 26-Feb. 1. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of premieres, returns and specials over the […]

W. Kamau Bell’s ‘We Need to Talk About Cosby’: TV Review | Sundance 2022

Bell's four-part Showtime docuseries explores Bill Cosby's legacy as a TV icon and a convicted predator, showing how his fame, influence and criminality were all connected.