Alex Claiborne



April brings the debut of a much-anticipated series based on Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” and the return of Bill Nye, from Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne. more

Apr 4, 2017 10:04 AM TV & Video

This spring FX premieres “Feud: Bette and Joan,” a promising new anthology series from Ryan Murphy (“American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson”). Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne takes a look at this and other signs of spring. more

Mar 6, 2017 1:56 PM TV & Video



Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her picks for the best of February television. more

Feb 3, 2017 12:23 PM TV & Video



2017 has begun, and TV critic Alex Claiborne says she’s looking forward to some new episodes of “Portlandia” and a documentary about the late Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds. more

Jan 5, 2017 2:34 PM TV & Video



Get ready to binge-watch through the holidays. Isthmus TV critic Alex Claiborne shares her top 10 TV shows of 2016. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:59 AM TV & Video

November’s TV lineup has some treats in store, including a much-anticipated return of “Gilmore Girls” and a new season of “Billy on the Street,” writes TV critic Alex Claiborne. more

Nov 2, 2016 3:36 PM TV & Video

October’s television lineup is an enchanting one. From hilarious returning comedies like "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" to new, highly anticipated series like "Divorce," Sarah Jessica Parker’s return to HBO, there is a Halloween treat for everyone. more

Sep 29, 2016 2:15 PM TV & Video

There’s a fall potpourri of returning programs from network and cable television that are worth going back to. Like the familiar cozy sweaters we reach for in September, it feels good to settle back into our normal television schedule. more

Sep 10, 2016 12:01 PM TV & Video

September is a time for new beginnings. In the world of television, this is the time of year when networks and channels are trying hard to get your attention. Here are five fledgling shows worth watching. more

Sep 8, 2016 5:00 AM TV & Video

August is a strange in-between month for TV, but Isthmus critic Alex Clairborne has some tips for an eclectic and enjoyable bunch of shows. more

Aug 2, 2016 5:13 PM TV & Video


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The first half of 2016 produced some superb episodes of television, so much so that it’d be a crime to wait until December to talk about them. more

Jul 15, 2016 2:30 PM TV & Video



From hilarious returning comedies like Hulu’s “Difficult People” to the dark new HBO miniseries “The Night Of,” July has several options for maximum viewing enjoyment. more

Jul 1, 2016 6:00 AM TV & Video


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If you enjoy capping off a wonderful outdoor summer day with a night of television binge-watching, you’re flush with great options this month, from dark but funny dramas like “UnREAL” to ESPN’s much anticipated eight-hour O.J. Simpson documentary. more

Jun 2, 2016 4:18 PM TV & Video


Casey Crafford

From dramatic comedies like Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie” to historical reboots like “Roots,” this month will be the start of some very good alternative programming. more

May 2, 2016 2:14 PM TV & Video


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From “Inside Amy Schumer” to “Game of Thrones,” April television will have you laughing, crying and probably rubbing your eyes a lot because, you know, pollen. more

Apr 1, 2016 1:15 PM TV & Video



Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and friends aren’t the only presidential candidates to keep an eye on in March: Returning for its fourth season, “House of Cards” finds Kevin Spacey’s Frank Underwood in the midst of a primary challenge. more

Mar 2, 2016 10:30 AM TV & Video



February is notoriously cold and dreary, but the forthcoming month’s new and returning television shows will provide the jolt you need to power through the frigid temperatures. Your couch life is about to get a little bit better. more

Jan 29, 2016 3:00 PM TV & Video



Past Januarys have seen a few rare hits (like 2015’s “Empire”) but mostly spectacular misses (like 2014’s “Rake”). Despite the month’s shaky launch history, this season there’s a rather intriguing mix of new shows and returnees. more

Jan 8, 2016 11:00 AM TV & Video


Philip Ashby

From Don Draper to Amy Schumer to Aziz Ansari, it was a record-breaking year, with 409 original scripted programs on broadcast, cable and online services. That doesn’t even include late-night, daytime or reality programming. more

Dec 23, 2015 5:00 AM TV & Video


Mandee Johnson

In a year where comedians like Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari reigned supreme, Cameron Esposito quietly engineered her own path to success. The tenacious comic will be performing at the Comedy Club on State Dec. 3-5. more

Dec 3, 2015 5:00 AM Comedy