Sudden death: 16 shows where an actor and a series dramatically part ways

1. Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Most of the time when a character dies on TV, it’s because the series’ writers have decided it’s the right time for the character’s story to end, especially in our era of highly serialized dramas. But sometimes, a character dies not because the producers thought it best, but because it…

19 great TV episodes for non-traditional holidays

1. New Year’s Day: thirtysomething, “Happy New Year” (1990)
People looking to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas with their favorite TV show are almost certainly in luck. A show that’s on the air in the fall has a better-than-average chance of airing episodes in October, November, and December; almost…