The Bob Newhart Show turned its star’s signature style into an ensemble classic

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be

Dudes on ’ludes: 15 bands named after drugs that aren’t weed

The music of The Crystal Method seems entirely simpatico with the jagged energetic highs of its namesake drug, which makes it interesting that the band’s founders aren’t crazy about the association. Ken Jordan admitted in an interview that they came up with the joke in the early 1990s before they knew exactly how bad…

The “MTV cops” of Miami Vice gave television a facelift, then succumbed to the ravages of age

For most of the history of television, the barrier to syndication—and to profitability—has been 100 episodes. The shows that have made it to that mark are an unusual group. Many were big hits. Some found small cult audiences. Still others just hung on as best they could and never posted numbers quite low enough to be