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Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.
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KCRW

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Screengrab is a new KCRW commentary segment hosted by veteran TV journalists Michael Schneider and Joe Adalian. Each week, they'll have a lively discussion about the evolving world of television and that screens -- be they tablets, phones or TV sets -- increasingly dominate our lives.

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English


Episodes

Checking in on revivals, a reboot of a revival & a revival in name only

11/13/2018
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Revisiting old TV properties has been a trend on the broadcast networks for a while now, but this fall has offered some unique situations in the world of reboots.

Duration:00:06:04

The future of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' includes movies

11/6/2018
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Lead character Rick Grimes made his final appearance on the zombie-fighting TV show over the week, but the world hasn't seen the end of him. AMC announced Grimes, played by Andrew Lincoln, will appear in a trio of upcoming movies.

Duration:00:05:49

Turmoil at NBC News

10/30/2018
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Megyn Kelly is off the 'Today' show, but her blackface comment debacle is just one of the issues troubling NBC News under Andy Lack.

Duration:00:05:12

Netflix cancels two Marvel series

10/23/2018
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Netflix is premiering more original content on the streaming service every week, but in certain places, it's cutting back. The recent cancellation of two Marvel series, 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage,' hint that the divorce between Netflix and Disney/Marvel is coming.

Duration:00:04:52

Will viewers go for 'The Conners' without Roseanne?

10/16/2018
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ABC premieres 'The Conners' this week. This is of course, 'Roseanne' sans Roseanne. After the network fired Roseanne Barr for racist tweets, the fate of the show was unclear. Now, it's back with the core family intact, except for the matriarch.

Duration:00:04:28

Changes in the TV leadership landscape

10/9/2018
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News that former White House comms director Hope Hicks would be heading up communications at "new Fox" overshadowed Disney's announcement of its leadership structure post-merger.

Duration:00:04:45

Highs and lows of fall TV so far

10/2/2018
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As Joe Adalian wrote for Vulture this week, "Network TV isn’t dead, but it’s sure not getting any healthier." Ratings trends are still down, especially for some big tentpole series, but there were some happy surprises, including "The Cool Kids" on Fox.

Duration:00:05:00

More big changes at the top of the broadcast networks

9/25/2018
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Word began trickling out last week that Bob Greenblatt would probably be leaving NBC in the coming months. He actually stepped down this week, wanting to leave on his own terms while the network was on top.

Duration:00:05:09

Fall TV Preview

9/18/2018
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With the Emmys done and dusted, it's time to look ahead to fall TV. The fall season is no longer as big a deal as it used to be for network TV, but it's still a time when broadcast and streaming alike launch some big projects.

Duration:00:04:50

With Leslie Moonves gone, what's next for CBS?

9/11/2018
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Within hours of Ronan Farrow's second New Yorker story about sexual assault allegations against Leslie Moonves, the mogul was officially done at the company.

Duration:00:04:43

Summer TV bright spots includes some surprises

9/4/2018
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More than 5 million people on average tuned in to watch Kevin Costner in 'Yellowstone,' the surprise hit for the recently rebranded Paramount Network.

Duration:00:04:41

Heading into fall TV, some bigs shows start their final seasons

8/28/2018
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The end of the 'The Big Bang Theory' represents the end of an era in a lot of ways. And that's not the only big one going away.

Duration:00:04:10

Netflix cancels two talk shows just months after they premiered

8/21/2018
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Michelle Wolf's 'The Break' is now on a permanent break. And gone too is 'The Joel McHale Show.' Both shows began streaming just earlier this year, but didn't have enough viewers or buzz to keep them going.

Duration:00:04:29

After the Oscar changes, should the Emmys follow suit?

8/14/2018
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As final Emmy voting begins, Mike and Joe agree, it's far past time for a "Best New Series" category.

Duration:00:04:22

In an industry obsessed with youth, what's old is cool again

8/7/2018
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For decades the mantra in the TV industry has been, if you want a hit, you have to appeal to younger viewers. Now, some new shows featuring older stars suggest that networks may be finally changing their tune.

Duration:00:04:55

As TCA unfolds, a bombshell story drops outside the ballroom

7/31/2018
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While TV critics and reporters are holed up inside the Beverly Hilton for the summer press tour, another huge story dropped in the New Yorker. CBS CEO Leslie Moonves has been accused of sexual misconduct by six women.

Duration:00:04:51

Should old tweets be fair game for firing?

7/24/2018
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The anxiety in Hollywood ratchets up a couple notches after some recent surprise firings.

Duration:00:05:03

Is there anyone in America left for Sacha Baron Cohen to punk?

7/17/2018
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s new Showtime series “Who is America?” uses some of the comedic actor's familiar gotcha tactics. We explore whether almost 20 years after introducing “Da Ali G” Show” he can still surprise and whether he should. And in the age of binge-watching, is the unexpected, full-season episode dump the way of the future for streaming series?

Duration:00:04:48

Can HBO remain HBO under AT&T’s control?

7/10/2018
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An HBO town hall discussion with its chief executive and the new head of Warner Media, which oversees HBO, after last month’s merger with AT&T reveals tensions between the boutique network and its new parent company, which is looking for a “broader” appeal.

Duration:00:04:50

Amazon plans begin to come into focus

7/3/2018
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As all the big streamers continue to bulk up their offerings, Jennifer Salke, the new head of Amazon Studios, starts to give interviews that offer some hints of how Amazon will try to stand out.

Duration:00:04:57