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What a Time to Watch Wrestling

A long-lapsed fan’s guide to getting back into the greatest show on earth.
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Every Member of the American Horror Story Ensemble, Ranked

Who’s the best actor in Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology?
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I Made Rachel’s English Trifle and Forced My Entire Family to Eat It

Why, you ask? The better question: Why not?
  1. and that's the tea
    Rachel Lindsay on the Newest Bachelor: ‘I’m Bored’“How many Peters have we seen before?”
  2. friends anniversary
    How Friends Decided to Pair Off Monica and ChandlerThe co-writer of the famous London hookup episode walks us through how the couple came to be. (And why they almost didn’t.)
  3. thugnificent
    Two New Seasons of The Boondocks Are Coming to HBO MaxPlus, a 50-minute special and all of the original episodes.
  4. tv history
    The Architects of NBC’s Must-See TV Lineup on How Friends and ER Became LegendsFormer NBC execs Warren Littlefield and Preston Beckman reveal how they built their ‘90s Thursday-night juggernaut.
  5. wednesday night wars
    What a Time to Watch WrestlingA long-lapsed fan’s guide to getting back into the greatest show on earth.
  6. rankings
    Every Member of the American Horror Story Ensemble, RankedWho’s the best actor in Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology?
  7. overnights
    Bachelor in Paradise Finale and Reunion Recap: Rule of EngagementHas Bachelor in Paradise gotten addicted to being that show that produces marriages and children?
  8. vulture lists
    The 12 Most Unforgettable Scenes in American Horror Story HistoryThis is not for the weak-stomached.
  9. not central perk
    The Trials and Tribulations of Owning the Restaurant Below the Friends Apartment“I’ve been yelled at a lot because it’s not Central Perk. I’ve been called stupid.”
  10. after the final rose
    Demi and Kristian, Bachelor Nation’s First Same-Sex Couple, Are EngagedBlonde power!
  11. bad ideas
    I Made Rachel’s English Trifle and Forced My Entire Family to Eat ItWhy, you ask? The better question: Why not?
  12. after the final rose
    So, Did All of Bachelor in Paradise’s Couples Get a Happy Ending?Kind of.
  13. theme songs
    Close Your Eyes and Let the Mariah Carey Mixed-ish Theme Song Wash Over YouThe elusive chanteuse strikes again.
  14. bachelor nation
    Peter the Pilot Is Your Next BachelorHe’s the windmill-sex guy.
  15. overnights
    The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Having a BowlNothing ruins Zen Time like a bonk on the head.
  16. overnights
    Unbelievable Recap: A Thousand CutsThe case is inching along, but Marie is years in the past, quite alone, and entirely unknown to the only women who care enough to do the legwork.
  17. the streaming wars
    Parks and Rec Is Leaving Every Other Platform for NBC’s Streaming ServiceNo more Hulu. No more Netflix.
  18. close reads
    Unbelievable Is the Most Feminist Crime Show I’ve Ever SeenThe quiet but sturdy feminism of Netflix’s remarkable true-crime drama.
  19. late night
    What It’s Like to Launch a Late-Night Show With Lilly SinghTalking A Little Late with head writer Sean O’Connor.
  20. from the archives
    Is Friends Still the Most Popular Show on TV?Why so many 20-somethings want to stream a 20-year-old sitcom about a bunch of 20-somethings sitting around in a coffee shop.
  21. vulture lists
    Every Conan Without Borders International Special, RankedThe late-night host is often at his best when he leaves the country.
  22. hopeless bleak despair
    Sean Spicer Takes the Spice Girls’ Name in Vain on Dancing With the StarsNo one’s forcing you to watch.
  23. late night
    What to Expect From A Little Late With Lilly SinghShe’s not like other late-night hosts.
  24. they'll be there for you
    Celebrate Friends’ Anniversary With These 13 New Behind-the-Scenes StoriesThese newly unearthed gossip tidbits and alternate-universe moments could’ve altered the show’s DNA as we know it.
  25. the streaming wars
    The Big Bang Theory Will Stream on HBO Max, You NerdsBazinga?
  26. friends anniversary
    Friends Is a Gen X Show. Why Don’t We Ever Call It That?Baby boomers created it. Millennials and Gen Y kept it popular. But Friends will always be about Gen X.
  27. babies
    Blue Ivy Carter Is Our ‘Mood 4 Eva’ in Beyoncé’s Making the GiftThe heir is coming.
  28. what could've been
    Friends Almost Relocated to Minnesota in a Bizarre Mid-Series TwistYes. You read that right. Minnesota.
  29. the office
    Mindy Kaling Knows Exactly What Michael Scott Would Be Doing TodayWarning: extremely cursed imagery.
  30. new shows
    The Amber Ruffin Show Is Coming to NBC’s Streaming ServiceIt will be “a late-night show with just the good parts — the comedy.”
  31. the streaming wars
    NBCUniversal’s Streaming Service Is Called Peacock and It’s Launching Next AprilIt’ll be the exclusive streaming home of The Office, Parks and Rec, and dozens of other NBC shows and original series.
  32. sitcoms
    A Saved by the Bell Revival Is Finally HappeningStarring Elizabeth Berkley and Mario Lopez, it imagines a world where Zack Morris is governor of California. No, really!
  33. the industry
    Sophie Turner Fights to Survive on Quibi in First Post-Game of Thrones TV RoleAlongside 24: Legacy star Corey Hawkins.
  34. the voice
    Taylor Swift Joins The Voice As a ‘Mega Mentor,’ the Alpha and Omega of MentorsBasically she’ll coach everyone.
  35. overnights
    Undone Finale Recap: Does That Make Me Crazy?The season draws to a close with plenty of answers and at least one big question hanging over the series.
  36. snl
    SNL Fires New Cast Member Shane Gillis“The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable.”
  37. vulture lists
    All 169 Seinfeld Episodes, Ranked From Worst to BestA critical look back at the iconic sitcom.
  38. overnights
    Unbelievable Recap: Garden-Variety HorribleMarie doesn’t even think she can trust herself, let alone the system that’s failed her for her entire life.
  39. network tv
    ABC Doubles Down on Nostalgia With ‘Cast From the Past Week’The stunt will turn ABC shows into retro reunions of Cheers, The Drew Carey Show, and other ‘80s and ‘90s faves.
  40. backstories
    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
  41. the streaming wars
    Seinfeld Will Switch From Hulu to Netflix in 2021When a Friends door closes, a Seinfeld window opens.
  42. trailer mix
    Two Pauls Rudd Do Vicious, Poreless Battle in the Living With Yourself TrailerA pair of timeless beauties.
  43. roasts
    The 10 Best Burns From the Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin“Alec’s true passion has always been the theater. Alec loves to hit the stage, because it can’t press charges.”
  44. tv review
    The Transparent Musicale Finale Is the Best and Worst of Transparent All in OneThe series concludes with a musical that teeters between self-parody and daring celebration, without ever fully falling on either side.
  45. switcheroos
    Christie Brinkley Replaced by Daughter on Dancing With the Stars Due to InjuriesSports Illustrated power!
  46. true crime
    How Unbelievable Tells a True Crime Story Without ‘Rape Porn’The showrunner of Netflix’s new drama turned a Pulitzer-winning investigation into propulsive and essential TV.
  47. stand-up
    Jenny Slate Will Get Over Her Stage Fright in a Netflix Comedy SpecialThe special premieres on October 22.
  48. golden girls 3000
    Jane Lynch and Cyndi Lauper Developing ‘Golden Girls for Today’ at NetflixYou were already devouring an entire cheesecake. Make it in their honor.
  49. overnights
    Undone Recap: Alma at the WeddingThe battle between the demands of Alma’s day-to-day life and those of her dead father come to a head, inevitably, at Becca’s wedding.
  50. mysteries
    Okay, But Seriously, Which One of Brad Pitt’s Ex-Girlfriends Did Ellen Date?It all goes down at Melissa Etheridge’s pool parties, apparently.
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