With Tastemade, Facebook Watch shows emerge in the UK

Facebook Watch, the platform’s destination for longer-form video, has yet to roll out in the U.K., but that hasn’t stopped food video giant Tastemade creating “Feral Cook,” a five-minute show for Watch in the U.K. According to the publisher, two more shows for the U.K. market are in development and slated to launch in a few weeks. “Feral … Continue reading With Tastemade, Facebook Watch shows emerge in the UK

Tastemade Partners with AT&T to Launch its First Television Show

Tastemade has announced the launch of its first-ever television show, “The Pitch,” in-partnership with AT&T. The series documents the fandom that surrounds soccer in England – through the eyes, stories diehard fans.  “Football in England is more than just a sport. It is inherent to the culture – built into the very psyche of the fans who worship … Continue reading Tastemade Partners with AT&T to Launch its First Television Show

Netflix’s ‘Nailed It’ Takes a Humorous Approach to Baking Competitions

In addition to a brand-new pastry-themed Chef’s Table series, Netflix has another big dessert-centric show coming down the pipeline. Nailed It, a new culinary competition, will feature amateur bakers attempting to recreate elaborate treats for a chance to win $10,000. The show will take a more lighthearted approach to the craft of pastry-making than something like, say, The Great British … Continue reading Netflix’s ‘Nailed It’ Takes a Humorous Approach to Baking Competitions

Crock-Pot’s Response to Its Tragic Role in ‘This Is Us’ Is a Lesson in Smart PR

I'm a big fan of NBC's This Is Us, my slow cooker, and good PR. And, wow, how they've all melded together since last Tuesday night, when the family drama revealed just how beloved husband and father Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) dies. Since the hit show first aired in fall 2016, fans have known that Jack … Continue reading Crock-Pot’s Response to Its Tragic Role in ‘This Is Us’ Is a Lesson in Smart PR

Restaurant Wars brings out the best (and the worst) in Top Chef’s final eight

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs. Let’s begin by addressing a huge development … Continue reading Restaurant Wars brings out the best (and the worst) in Top Chef’s final eight

Every Episode of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ Ranked*

* Based on how tasty the meal looks.Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is self-explanatory, but in case you need a refresher: Jerry Seinfeld borrows a super fancy or rare car, picks up a celebrity, usually a comic, and the pair go out to eat. They argue, tell jokes, discuss the mechanics and intricacies of comedy, Seinfeld asks … Continue reading Every Episode of ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,’ Ranked*