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  • 'Backstrom' a welcome return for 'The Office's' Rainn Wilson

    "Backstrom," which premieres Thursday on Fox, is Rainn Wilson's way back to television, some 16 months after the end of "The Office." It is good to see him, and all in all, good to see him here.

  • 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' is off to a good start
    'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' is off to a good start

    Larry Wilmore, formerly the Senior Black Correspondent on "The Daily Show" -- a fake title for a fake news show -- Monday night assumed the real title of host of "The Nightly Show," Comedy Central's quite promising replacement series for the departed "The Colbert Report."

  • The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues
    The fine 'Bella and the Bulldogs' mixes football, gender issues

    In "Bella and the Bulldogs," which premieres Saturday on Nickelodeon, a Texas middle school cheerleader lives her dream when she becomes her football team's quarterback. It's an aspirational, multicultural, feminist tweencom with a laugh track — which is to say, really, that it is like...

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