Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Kelly:

Neil deGrasse Tyson on why ‘Cosmos’ is even more important in the coronavirus era

Neil deGrasse Tyson's revival of "Cosmos" underlines the importance of science when the astrophysicist says it's more important than ever. → Read More

As a TV critic, television was always my escape. Coronavirus made the rest of you understand.

As a TV critic with mental health struggles, TV has always been my coping mechanism. I'm happy it's here for all of us during the coronavirus crisis. → Read More

The best TV shows and movies to stream in April 2020, from James Bond to 'Parasite'

From "Parasite" to "Onward" to "Nailed It!", Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Disney Plus have great offerings to stream in April. → Read More

Coronavirus: 100 TV shows that will keep you streaming for weeks of social distancing

From "Game of Thrones" to "Cheers" to "Beverly Hills: 90210," we offer 100 choices of TV to watch while at home during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Netflix: Everything coming (and disappearing) in April 2020 (including 'Matrix,' 'BlackAF')

Spending more time on Netflix recently? Here's what's new to the streaming service ("Lethal Weapon") and what's exiting ("Police Academy") in April. → Read More

10 happy, joyful, funny TV shows to watch to escape the coronavirus news, from 'Queer Eye' to 'Gilmore'

From 'Parks and Rec' to 'Great British Baking Show' to 'Fixer Upper,' here are 10 TV shows to inject joy into your life amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Review: Witherspoon and Washington are fantastic in the ferocious 'Little Fires Everywhere'

Hulu's adaptation of Celeste Ng's "Little Fires Everywhere," a showcase for Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon, is a masterful miniseries. → Read More

The best TV shows and movies to stream in March 2020

From "Black Panther" to "Archer" to an Obama-produced documentary, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu. Apple TV Plus and Disney Plus have great offerings in March. → Read More

How the underrated, but never unfunny, 'Fresh Off the Boat' said goodbye in its series finale

Spoiler alert! ABC's underappreciated family sitcom "Fresh Off the Boat" aired its series finale Friday. Here's how it ended for the Huangs. → Read More

Why Netflix's supernatural 'I Am Not Okay With This' will be your next streaming obsession

Starring a breakout actress and paying homage to pop culture without remaking it, "I Am Not Okay With This" is a welcome, short, TV obsession. → Read More

America Ferrera to leave NBC's 'Superstore' after this season. Can it go on without her?

Can NBC's critically acclaimed sitcom "Superstore" survive after America Ferrera, it's biggest star and lead character, leaves? → Read More

Why you should watch '30 Rock' on Leap Day (and embrace Leap Day William)

"30 Rock" celebrates Leap Day like no other show: with the made-up Santa Claus-like "Leap Day William." And Jim Carrey. → Read More

The best new TV shows of 2020, so far, from 'Cheer' to 'Star Trek: Picard'

From the athletes on Netflix's "Cheer" to the triumphant return of Jean-Luc Picard on "Star Trek" to a Jane Austen tale, here's the best new 2020 TV. → Read More

Way too 'Extreme': Trashy reality shows' comeback makes TV revolting again

From "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to "The Biggest Loser" to "Supernanny," early 2000s reality TV is making a comeback that is trashier than ever. → Read More

Review: For Amazon's 'Hunters,' killing Nazis comes first; they'll figure out the rest later

Starring Al Pacino, Amazon's Nazi-killing revenge fantasy "Hunters" is broad, violent and messily told, but alluring nonetheless. → Read More

NBC's musical 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' will make you wanna dance with somebody

NBC's ambitious musical "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist" is just charming enough to sing, even if it's a little shallow. → Read More

'The Biggest Loser' is back, and we have only one question: Why?

USA has revived "The Biggest Loser" with host Bob Harper after four years off the air, and we cannot understand why this dangerous show is back. → Read More

'Locke & Key' on Netflix review: Joe Hill adaptation has the potential to be the next 'Stranger Things'

With many similarities to "Stranger Things," Netflix's new family fantasy "Locke & Key" is a lot of fun, if it needs a little fine-tuning. → Read More

Review: 50 Cent's 'For Life' finally offers a new kind of lawyer show

Produced by 50 Cent and based on a true story of a wrongly convicted man who proved his innocence, "For Life" is a jailhouse lawyer drama on ABC that feels fresh. → Read More

Review: Patrick Stewart soars high in stellar 'Star Trek: Picard'

"Star Trek" fans need not worry about CBS All Access's Patrick Stewart-starring "Picard," an unexpectedly smart and fun "Trek" series. → Read More