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Tina Fey’s Modern-Day Yentl Story

Her new series, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, premieres on Netflix in March

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The Last Jewish Mother on Television

‘The Big Bang Theory’ marks the end of an era. But Asian-American mothers may pick up where Jewish mothers left off.

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Showtime Orders Shalom Auslander’s ‘Happyish’

The comedy, which stars Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn, will air in April

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Golden Globes Glimmer Despite General Gloom

Awards went to people who deserved them, like Transparent’s Jill Soloway

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Why Jewish Fathers Are the Opposite of TV Dads

Forget our perfect models; what we need is a dose of Jewish dadhood

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Bravo Takes a Break from Reality TV

Network’s first scripted series swaps housewives for primary breadwinners

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The Life and Good Times of Norman Lear

The genius behind ‘All in the Family,’ ‘The Jeffersons,’ and other barrier-breaking TV shows talks about his childhood and career

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Why ‘Black-ish’ Is the Best Jewish Sitcom That Was Never Made

The black protagonists of ABC’s new show are proud, successful professionals. Why is it so hard for Jewish characters to follow suit?

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Shalom Auslander Series Recasts Philip Seymour Hoffman Role

Steve Coogan will play the protagonist in Showtime’s ‘Happyish’

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‘The Simpsons’ Says Goodbye to a Rabbi

Krusty the Clown’s father, Hyman Krustofski, died on this season’s premiere

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Welcoming ‘Mulaney’ to TV’s Promised Land

Comic John Mulaney’s new show is a Seinfeld for the goyim—in a good way

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Subtitle Writers Strike Scrambles Israeli TV

Mixed messages onscreen as English language translators demand fair pay

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Showtime Buys Series About An Ultra-Orthodox Comedian

New comedy depicts an aspiring stand-up leaving his Brooklyn community

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‘The Red Tent’ To Become a Lifetime Miniseries

Minnie Driver to star in adaptation of Anita Diamant’s feminist Jewish novel

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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Face Off Over Jewish Stars

When oversensitivity meets entitlement, there’s a reality-show lesson about the struggles of misfits

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Simon Schama Moderates a Moderate History of Moderate Jews

‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series

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Anti-Semitic Elmo Inspires ‘Good Wife’ Cameo

Costumed bear in Times Square calls show’s character a ‘dirty stinking Jew’

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The Med-School Reject Who Created ‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘The Brady Bunch’

A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy

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The Deep Jewish Roots of Television’s Caesar

The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America

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Laugh Tracks: A Film Critic Takes on the Sitcom

The Friday Review of Books

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The Golem of ‘Sleepy Hollow’

Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore

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Potty-Mouthed Queen of the Jews, Sarah Silverman Does Something Special on HBO

The intimate, obscene, lovable, fearless stand-up of ‘We Are Miracles’ shows the comedian at her sweet, shameless best

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Andy Samberg Refuses To Be Jewish. Too Bad for His Television Show.

As ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ gets picked up for an entire season, the show must learn from ‘Barney Miller’ and find its Jewish soul

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‘Homeland’ and ‘24’ Creator Howard Gordon on Terror, Tyranny, and TV as Art

The man behind post-Sept. 11 TV opens up about his background, what goes on in writers rooms, and what he’s working on now

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The Random, Idiotic, and Profoundly Non-Jewish New Face of TV

Fox’s new animated block replicating the popular Adult Swim means the end of TV’s Golden Era and its great Jewish sensibility

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ABC’s New Sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’ Isn’t a Remake, and That’s a Good Thing

The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons

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TV Is for Dummies

Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.

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Doctor Who? Doctor Jew

The iconic sci-fi hero is the greatest Jewish character in the history of television

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Allan Sherman’s Last Laugh

A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman

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Mad Mensches

Another Tattler prediction come true: AMC’s 1960s New York drama series returns—full of ascendant Jews

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