You Never Call, You Never Watch

U.K. reality show Jewish Mum of the Year hunts for the most unbearable person on Earth

The Giant of Sábado Gigante

Don Francisco, Chilean son of Holocaust survivors, marks 50 years hosting the wildly popular variety TV show

Boardwalk Empire Blues

The reason I don’t like the HBO drama? I want it to be a show about Jewish gangsters.

Obama’s Sarah Silverman Problem

The comic’s political videos are actually the worst representation of the president’s subtlety and values

Homeland Insecurity

Post-Sept. 11 fear and regret loom over the gripping new season of the Emmy-winning terrorism drama

The Jewish Sherlock Holmes

The world’s most famous detective, returning to TV tonight, is the embodiment of the non-Jewish Jew

The Crown Jew

If Prince Harry’s parents bucked the royal tradition of using mohels, will it inflame the circumcision war?

Reality TV’s New Immigrants

In pageant show Honey Boo Boo, pop culture finally has a convincing take on the aspirations of newcomers

Egyptian TV’s Mixed Message

A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel

Breaking Bad Karma

How the cancer victim at the center of the AMC series justifies my skepticism of Holocaust survivors

Andy Cohen’s Yenta Chic

Bravo’s talk-show host, author of the new memoir Most Talkative, is heir to a gossipy tradition in television

HBO’s True Blood Libel

This week, the popular vampire series finally incorporated a Jewish theme—and played into a centuries-old slur

HBO’s Veep Gets Religion

The Julia Louis-Dreyfus series takes a religious approach to comedy, which makes it both funny and profound

SNL’s Funniest Jew

Where Adam Sandler’s comedy is nuanced and proudly Jewish, Andy Samberg offers one-note assimilation

Praised Be GCB

The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis

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