Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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  • Detroit Free Press
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  • The Des Moines Register
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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Recent articles by Kelly:

Why you should be watching CBS' 'Ghosts,' a surprisingly chipper comedy about being dead

CBS' "Ghosts" is the hilarious sitcom full of specters that you didn't know you needed. Season 2 arrives Thursday. → Read More

The 10 best new TV shows to watch this fall, from 'American Gigolo' to 'Andor'

Jon Bernthal is the new "American Gigolo," Blockbuster Video is on Netflix and a new "Star Wars" hero arrives in the 10 best TV shows of fall 2022. → Read More

Women in pain: How 'House of the Dragon' traded the sexual violence of 'Thrones' for birth trauma

The births in HBO's "House of the Dragon" are the same kind of exploitative violence against women that the rape scenes were in "Game of Thrones." → Read More

The best (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and worst (dancing) moments of the 2022 Emmy Awards

From the glorious Sheryl Lee Ralph to the awkward "Brady Bunch" break dancing, here is the best, and the worst, of the 2022 Emmy Awards. → Read More

'Squid Game'? 'Abbott Elementary'? Who will (and who should) win at the 2022 Emmys

Will "Squid Game" dominate the Emmys? Can "Abbott Elementary" bring awards back to network TV? Our predictions for the 2022 Emmy Awards. → Read More

Review: Sorry, but HBO's 'House of the Dragon' can't touch 'Game of Thrones' greatness

As much as fans and HBO want "House of the Dragon" to be the next "Game of Thrones," it is a pale imitator of its parent show. → Read More

HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging. Here's when, why and what's changing

HBO Max and Discovery+ will be one streaming service by summer of 2023. What does that mean for fans who watch their shows? → Read More

These classic TV shows aren't streaming anywhere, and we're losing our history

"Get Smart," "Gilligan's Island" and more aren't available on the likes of Netflix or Hulu. For future generations, they might as well not exist. → Read More

Netflix lost a million more subscribers, plans cheaper version with ads: What that means for you

Netflix announced Tuesday it lost 970,000 subscribers in the last three months. Here's what that means for the shows and movies you can stream. → Read More

The 20 best TV shows on Apple TV+ right now, from 'Ted Lasso' to 'For All Mankind'

From everybody's favorite soccer coach "Ted Lasso" to a Tiffany Haddish comedy to musical "Schmigadoon," these are the best shows on Apple TV+. → Read More

The 35 best TV shows to watch on Peacock in July: 'Top Chef,' 'Girls5Eva'

From "The Office" to "Modern Family" to "Parenthood," we offer 35 TV shows to choose from on NBCUniversal's streamer, Peacock. → Read More

The 15 best TV shows of 2022 so far, definitively ranked (from 'Hacks' to 'Atlanta')

From Apple's dystopian "Severance" to Hulu's Theranos-inspired "Dropout" to HBO Max's rom-com "Starstruck," these are the best TV shows of 2022 so far. → Read More

Review: 'Stranger Things' loses its magic in scary but soulless Season 4

"Stranger Things" is scarier in Season 4 with demons, murders and Eleven on a mission – but that doesn't mean it's better. → Read More

'SNL': Kate McKinnon's RBG returns to welcome Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court

Kate McKinnon's Ruth Bader Ginsburg came back to "SNL" and Ego Nwodim debuted a impression of soon-to-be Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. → Read More

'SNL' game show wants to know why Jake Gyllenhaal liked that Instagram post

"SNL" host Jake Gyllenhaal is a hapless game show contestant who likes way too many Instagram posts in new sketch "Why'd You Like It?" → Read More

A slap, a dog and chaos: The Oscars were a train wreck we couldn't look away from

The big moments of the 2022 Oscars – scripted and not – added up to a messy, chaotic and at times painful show. We need to rethink the whole thing. → Read More

Can we have an almost normal Halloween this year?

Halloween will look close to normal this year. It might help us all collectively relax for a day of trick-or-treating. → Read More

'Squid Game': Why everyone is obsessed with Netflix's brutal South Korean horror series

"Squid Game" is a global Netflix hit with a disturbing concept. So what's all the hype about this Korean-language drama? → Read More

The moments that inspired us (and made us cringe) at the 2021 Emmys

From the wonderful speeches to the absolutely horrendous comedy bits, here are the highs, and many lows, of the 2021 Emmy Awards. → Read More

A 'Ted Lasso' sweep? Who will win (and who should) at the 2021 Emmy Awards

From the indomitable "Ted Lasso" to the legendary Jean Smart, here are the shows and actors who will triumph at the Emmys – and the ones that should. → Read More