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Ken Tucker

Editor-at-Large, Entertainment Weekly and

Ken Tucker watches a whole lotta TV (that's why he calls his blog Ken Tucker's Watching TV) whenever he's not reading books and listening to music (his music reviews can be heard weekly on NPR). His TV passions range from Fringe to Parks and Recreation, from Breaking Bad to Modern Family.

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TV Article Viva Fey's Revolution! '30 Rock' Signs Off
by Ken Tucker | Feb 08, 2013

After 138 episodes and 14 Emmy wins, NBC's quirky comedy unspooled its final send-up on Jan. 31. Critic Ken Tucker ponders where the series' last episode falls on the spectrum of famous TV-show finales.

TV Review Killing Lincoln
by Ken Tucker | Feb 06, 2013

A fascinating, sometimes frustrating, factoid-packed mixture of history and drama, Killing Lincoln is a two-hour TV movie based…

TV Review Smash
by Ken Tucker | Jan 30, 2013

Like a Broadway production still under construction, one that has survived brutal out-of-town-preview reviews, Smash is now in…

Photo Gallery: SAG Awards 2013 SAG Awards predictions: How'd we do?
by Anthony Breznican, Ken Tucker | Jan 25, 2013

Anthony Breznican made movie picks, Ken Tucker handled TV categories -- see the winners and how they scored

TV Review The Following
by Ken Tucker | Jan 16, 2013

Writer-Producer Kevin Williamson played horror for giggles in Scream , but the horrors of a serial killer get…

Photo Gallery: Golden Globes 2013 Globes: Who will/should win (TV)
by Ken Tucker | Jan 11, 2013

Ken Tucker on the nominees he thinks will take home statues on Sunday -- and the ones he'd hand 'em to

TV Review Justified
by Ken Tucker | Jan 09, 2013

The fourth season of Justified gives us exactly what we want: much laconic tough-guy humor from Timothy Olyphant's…

TV Review Downton Abbey
by Ken Tucker | Jan 02, 2013

As sweet as treacle tart, the third season of Downton Abbey arrives reasonably fresh and warm. The Downton…

Features The worst TV shows of the year
by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 2012

Ken Tucker decides the worst shows of the year

Features The best of 2012: TV
by Ken Tucker | Dec 21, 2012

Ken Tucker's picks for the best TV

TV Article Studio 8H'S best of fall 2012
by Ken Tucker | Dec 14, 2012

Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig may have left the building, but ''Saturday Night Live'' hasn't lost its mojo. Here's a guide to the fall season's three best sketches, which can be seen on Hulu or

TV Review Saturday Night Live
by Ken Tucker | Dec 12, 2012

People have been saying Saturday Night Live isn't as good as it used to be for at least…

Book Review Race-Baiter
by Ken Tucker | Dec 12, 2012

Deggans, the first-rate TV and media critic for the Tampa Bay Times , was called a ''race-baiter'' by…

Photo Gallery: Best & Worst 2012 10 best TV shows of 2012
by Ken Tucker | Dec 09, 2012

''Nashville,'' ''Girls,'' ''Louie'' make Ken Tucker's list; see his No. 1. Plus: 5 worst of the year

TV on Blu-ray Review The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series
by Ken Tucker | Dec 05, 2012

In the extras on the beautifully bountiful The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series Blu-ray release, creator…

TV Review Liz & Dick
by Ken Tucker | Nov 20, 2012

Liz & Dick is a very peculiar TV movie indeed. The opening seconds flash a ''based on a…

TV Review Shark Tank
by Ken Tucker | Nov 14, 2012

As is only fitting, it took a while for me to warm up to Shark Tank . After…

TV Review The Dust Bowl
by Ken Tucker | Nov 14, 2012

Ken Burns' documentary about the ''black blizzards'' that swept across the Great Plains during the 1930s is at…

TV Review Parenthood
by Ken Tucker | Oct 31, 2012

Prenthood is one of the few shows on network television that can address a grave illness from an…

TV Review Malibu Country
by Ken Tucker | Oct 24, 2012

Here's an old-school-style sitcom — complete with a studio audience offering shrieky laughs — starring Reba McEntire as…


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