Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY

Kelly Lawler

USA TODAY

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent:
  • USA TODAY
  • The Tennessean
Past:
  • Enquirer
  • The News Leader
  • Tallahassee Democrat
  • Indianapolis Star
  • The News-Star
  • independentmail
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • Rochester D and C
  • The Asbury Park Press NJ
  • Knoxville News Sentinel
  • and more…

Recent articles by Kelly:

The 25 best TV shows of 2019, from 'Fleabag' to 'Stranger Things'

From Emmy-winner "Fleabag" to HBO documentary "Leaving Neverland" to Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us," we pick the 25 very best TV shows of 2019. → Read More

Can the Food Network app revolutionize home cooking (and Thanksgiving)? We tried it to find out

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Food Network Kitchen is a new app that offers live cooking classes. But can you really cook with the Pioneer Woman? → Read More

5 TV shows and movies to binge-watch over Thanksgiving weekend

From "Friends" to "It's a Wonderful Life" to "Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," we have TV and film picks the family (or just you) will love this Thanksgiving. → Read More

'The Mandalorian': Star Werner Herzog is more obsessed with Baby Yoda than you are

Director Deborah Chow, the first woman to direct "Star Wars" in live action film or TV, on "The Mandalorian," Herzog and Baby Yoda on set. → Read More

Disney+: The 15 best nostalgic movies and TV shows to watch, from 'Hercules' to 'Zenon'

Out of hundreds of movies and TV shows, we pick the 15 nostalgic Disney+ picks you should watch first, from '101 Dalmatians' to 'Smart House.' → Read More

Are Lin-Manuel Miranda's fans ready to see him in a nonmusical? He takes a swing with 'His Dark Materials'

"Hamilton" creator and star Lin-Manuel Miranda ventures away from musicals in "His Dark Materials." He talks his big swing and CGI rabbits. → Read More

Baby Yoda is the adorable, big-eared savior of Disney+'s 'The Mandalorian'

Disney+ "Star Wars" live-action TV series "The Mandalorian" doesn't live up to the hype, but it's worth it the cutest puppet on the block: Baby Yoda. → Read More

'Stumptown,' 'Evil' and 'Emergence' are the three broadcast shows worth your time

"Stumptown," "Emergence" and "Evil" are the three broadcast shows this fall that hit the sweet spot of high quality and high (enough) ratings. → Read More

How accurate is 'The Crown' Season 3? A historian fact-checks the Netflix series

Did Princess Margaret really tell lewd limericks to LBJ? A historian answers our burning questions about Queen Elizabeth II and "The Crown" Season 3. → Read More

Review: Hulu's 'Dollface' is an offensive caricature of millennial women

Despite a cast that includes Kat Dennings, Shay Mitchell and Brenda Song, Hulu's "Dollface" is all bad female stereotypes and has nothing to say. → Read More

Review: ‘The Crown’ Season 3 is still gorgeous, even if the Queen is scarce

In Season 3 of Netflix's "The Crown," Olivia Colman steps into Claire Foy's shoes as Queen Elizabeth II just as the series focuses on Prince Charles. → Read More

CMA Awards 2019: How did Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood do as hosts?

Carrie Underwood, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire did a stellar job hosting the CMA Awards, helping to prove that big award shows do need a host. → Read More

Disney+ review: First 'Star Wars' live-action TV series 'The Mandalorian' doesn't rule the galaxy

Disney+ debuted the first-ever "Star Wars" live-action TV series, "The Mandalorian," and it's not the "Star Wars" show you were looking for. → Read More

Disney+ review: 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' is nostalgia done right

Disney+'s "High School Musical: The Musical: The Series" may seem like a shameless nostalgia play, but it's a surprisingly sweet, funny sitcom. → Read More

'The Masked Singer' recap: Which two celebrities were unmasked? And were the judges right?

Spoiler alert! The Which two celebrities were unmasked in the two-hour episode of "The Masked Singer"? → Read More

Review: ABC's baffling 'Little Mermaid Live!' sunk straight to the bottom of the ocean

ABC tried and spectacularly failed to make the live musical sing again with a mashup between "The Little Mermaid" film and live action songs. → Read More

The best TV shows and movies to stream in November 2019

From "Billy on the Street" to "Dirty John" to "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Disney+ have great offerings in November. → Read More

Review: 'His Dark Materials' is not the series fans hoped for, but it's better than the movie

HBO's take on Phillip Pullman's iconic "His Dark Materials" trilogy has many flaws, but there is potential for it to fix itself in later episodes. → Read More

'The Affair' finale gave the series a shockingly happy ending, and fans are ecstatic

Spoiler alert! The series finale of Showtime's "The Affair" was a surprising and satisfying conclusion to a sometimes frustrating show. → Read More

Apple TV+ series reviewed, from 'Morning Show' to 'See'

From "Morning Show" and Dickinson" to "See" and "For All Mankind," our critic review the best and worst Apple TV+ series. → Read More