New comedy depicts an aspiring stand-up leaving his Brooklyn community
Minnie Driver to star in adaptation of Anita Diamant’s feminist Jewish novel
When oversensitivity meets entitlement, there’s a reality-show lesson about the struggles of misfits
‘The Story of the Jews’ is the most important TV documentary about Jewish history since Abba Eban’s famous ‘Heritage’ series
Costumed bear in Times Square calls show’s character a ‘dirty stinking Jew’
A new book on sitcoms shows how the late Sherwood Schwartz, N.J. Jew in L.A., invented the modern high-concept comedy
The late, great comedian’s ‘Your Show of Shows’ tried to pass in postwar, assimilationist America
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Fox’s popular otherwordly TV show borrows some familiar Judaic lore
The intimate, obscene, lovable, fearless stand-up of ‘We Are Miracles’ shows the comedian at her sweet, shameless best
As ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ gets picked up for an entire season, the show must learn from ‘Barney Miller’ and find its Jewish soul
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
Fox’s new animated block replicating the popular Adult Swim means the end of TV’s Golden Era and its great Jewish sensibility
The Tattler: This time the TV Jews are just a typical American family, no more eccentric than the Simpsons
Stop comparing television shows to great novels. They’ll never be as good.
The iconic sci-fi hero is the greatest Jewish character in the history of television
A thorough new biography chronicles the rise and fall of the big, Jewish self-destructive funnyman
Another Tattler prediction come true: AMC’s 1960s New York drama series returns—full of ascendant Jews
As HBO’s medieval fantasy Game of Thrones returns, imagining a Jewish version of the Seven Kingdoms
The hit period-specific PBS drama glosses over a crucial detail of 1920s England: anti-Semitism
Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?
The Rankin-Bass animated specials are yuletide staples, so why do they look Jewish and sound gay?
A series airing during Ramadan traffics in anti-Semitic themes but may show an evolving attitude toward Israel
How the cancer victim at the center of the AMC series justifies my skepticism of Holocaust survivors
Bravo’s talk-show host, author of the new memoir Most Talkative, is heir to a gossipy tradition in television
The Julia Louis-Dreyfus series takes a religious approach to comedy, which makes it both funny and profound
The born-again ABC show offers Kristin Chenoweth, camp, and TV that doesn’t require Talmudic analysis
Egypt’s famous comic actor was on trial this week for offending Islam. But for Israeli kids, he was a beloved face on state TV’s weekly Arab Movie.
Mad Men, whose sixth season premiered Sunday, revives the 1960s, an era when Jewish culture and American pop began to meld
Like religion, TV shows must understand how to tell stories over time if they hope to endure. The Simpsons gets it. Downton Abbey doesn’t.