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Monday, November 30, 2020

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Television

‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’ Handles Mental Illness in Heartwarming and Relevant Way Perfect for Quarantine

In a world in which “crazy” is becoming the norm, the musical sitcom “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” reclaims the epithet with charm and humor. 

A Fourth Grader Solves a Murder in ‘Home Before Dark’

The heroine of the Apple TV+ series “Home Before Dark” is an independent, smart, capable and resourceful journalist who puts her investigative skills to...

‘Bubbies Know Best’ Star Beats Coronavirus

Linda Rich is one of the co-stars of Jewish Life Television’s (JTLV) reality matchmaking series, “Bubbies Know Best.” She also recently was diagnosed with...

‘Fauda’ Returns: Showrunner Lior Raz on the ‘Most Emotional’ Season Yet

In its first two seasons, the award-winning Israeli drama series “Fauda” earned praise for its raw, unflinching representation of both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian...

Larry David Says Bernie Sanders Should Drop Out of Presidential Race

Larry David, the Bernie Sanders doppelganger who often portrays the presidential candidate in skits on “Saturday Night Live,” says the senator from Vermont should...

9 Jewish TV Shows to Binge During Lockdown

Although the emergence of the coronavirus has made things seem bleak, there’s an upside to being trapped inside to avoid a raging pandemic: You...

British Sitcom Tackles Jewish Newspapers in ‘The Jewish Enquirer’

A neurotic, tactless, middle-aged Jewish guy perpetually gets himself into hilariously awkward situations of his own making in “The Jewish Enquirer,” now available on...

Israeli Designer Competes for $1 Million on ‘Making the Cut’

Television fashion design competitions like “Project Runway” have launched careers and made household names of talented newcomers. Season 4 winner Christian Siriano now dresses...

‘The Plot Against America’ Explains How Holocaust ‘Can Happen Here’ Says Producer

Set in the 1940s, Philip Roth’s 2004 novel “The Plot Against America” hypothesizes a chilling alternative history in which hero aviator and Nazi sympathizer...

Jewish gay activists applaud the return of ‘Will & Grace’

When “Will & Grace” first aired in September 1998, the sitcom broke new ground in broadcast television by becoming a hit series with openly...

Jenny Zigrino gets her ‘half hour’ of fame

A decade of stand-up comedy gigs and acting performances has finally paid off for Jenny Zigrino. Comedy Central has scheduled her for a half-hour...

Jewish actors, issues featured in new TV season

Members of the tribe are the stars and creators of some of the season’s most anticipated shows on broadcast and cable television and streaming...

Larry David revives ‘Curb your Enthusiasm,’ finds Confederate Jewish roots

When “Curb Your Enthusiasm” ended its eighth season in 2011, viewers of the HBO comedy wondered if Larry David had lost his own enthusiasm...

‘Transparent’ season four: On to Israel

“I am going to Israel,” the transgender character Maura Pfefferman, played by Jeffrey Tambor, proclaims in the trailer for the fourth season of the Amazon...

Miniseries adds Jewish context to Fitzgerald’s ‘Last Tycoon’

While F. Scott Fitzgerald didn’t delve deeply into the Jewish identity of the young studio executive at the heart of his unfinished novel “The...

Jewish Emmy nominees

On July 13, the Television Academy announced the nominees for the coveted Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are the candidates with Jewish ancestry. The awards for TV...

Bios of disparate Jewish figures Einstein, Madoff earn Emmy nominations

It has been 25 years since two biographies about Jews were nominated for an Emmy Award in the same year. In 1982, “Oppenheimer,” about...

The Jewish shows, stars and themes of summer TV

Members of the tribe populate this summer’s offerings — on camera and behind the scenes — in broadcast and cable shows about the lives...

Trish Vradenburg, TV writer who put spotlight on Alzheimer’s, 70

Trish Vradenburg, a television writer and advocate to end Alzheimer’s disease, died on April 17. She was 70. A spokesperson for the family declined...

Good news about bad news

Everyone knows TV political journalism failed us during the 2016 campaign. Everyone knows TV news was clueless about Donald Trump voters and blue states swinging...

Groundbreaking TV comedy introduces Israelis to their Ethiopian neighbors

TEL AVIV (JTA) – Last week, Israelis for the first time saw a black lead character on a homegrown, primetime television show. “Nebsu,” a half-hour...

Podcast – FAUDA: the Israeli Netflix TV hit with co-creator Avi Issacharoff

From HBO’s In Treatment to Showtime’s Homeland, Israel has become a prominent exporter of quality content for the American television industry. As an emerging...

Julie Klausner talks ‘Difficult People,’ her ‘very Jewish’ comedy series

“Difficult” only begins to describe Julie Kessler and Billy Epstein, the snarky, pop culture-obsessed, 30-something New Yorkers at the center of the Hulu comedy series “Difficult People.”

Drivers in L.A. are extremely dangerous. So why don’t policymakers and police do something?

<img alt="" src="{filedir_5}car-gif.gif " style="width: 545px; height: 409px;" /> Recently, I stood at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Vermont Ave. to study the patently reckless...

Jill Kargman is a modern Jewish mother in ‘Odd Mom Out’

Following Mark Twain’s famous advice to “write what you know,” Jill Kargman penned satirical stories about being a mom who didn’t fit the mold of the perfect Upper East Side Manhattan socialite.

‘Good Wife’ creator Michelle King satirizes D.C. politics in ‘BrainDead’

The acclaimed drama “The Good Wife” ended its seven-season run May 8, and Michelle King, who created, wrote and produced the series with her husband, Robert, is already missing it.

Weston latest Jewish actor to take the plunge as Houdini

The life of renowned Hungarian-Jewish magician and escapologist Harry Houdini has been portrayed onscreen by multiple Jewish actors, including Tony Curtis, Paul Michael Glaser and Adrien Brody.

PBS revisits notorious Leopold and Loeb case in ‘The Perfect Crime’

It was a time of unease for middle-aged Middle Americans.

The Jewish stars, creators and themes of winter TV

Whether on camera or behind the scenes, Jewish talent and topics are evident all over television these days in series and specials on broadcast networks, cable and streaming services.

New Articles

Abbas Seeks United Stance With Amman, Cairo Ahead of Talking to Biden

The Media Line — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas conducted his first diplomatic tour of the year, meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Aqaba...

Rashida Tlaib Retweets ‘From the River to the Sea’ Tweet

The tweet that Tlaib retweeted read, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

Past Tensions Between Biden, Erdoğan Cast Shadow Over Ankara-Washington Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is bracing for a stormy four years.

Haley Calls On Trump Admin to Release Report on Number of Palestinian Refugees

Nikki Haley called on the administration to declassify a report detailing the current number of Palestinian refugees who are receiving aid from the UNRWA.

Professor On Leave After Tweeting ‘COVID-19 Is Another Jewish Revolution’

A professor at a university in Michigan has been placed on administrative leave after the student newspaper unearthed a series of his anti-Semitic tweets.

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